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  1. Employment is recognised as facilitating the personal and clinical recovery of people with psychosocial disability. Yet this group continue to experience considerable barriers to work, and, constitute a signif...

    Authors: Alexandra Devine, Cathy Vaughan, Anne Kavanagh, Helen Dickinson, Sean Byars, Stefanie Dimov, Bill Gye and Lisa Brophy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:325

    Content type: Research article

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  2. We sought to describe linkage to care, ART continuity, and factors associated with linkage to care among people with HIV following release from incarceration in South Africa.

    Authors: Tonderai Mabuto, Daniel M. Woznica, Gloria Lekubu, Nieser Seatlholo, Nolundi Mshweshwe-Pakela, Salome Charalambous and Christopher J. Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:324

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  3. The Humanitarian Emergency Settings Perceived Needs Scale (HESPER) assesses a wide range of physical, psychological and social perceived needs across 26 questions, and can be used in humanitarian emergencies a...

    Authors: K. Hugelius, M. Semrau and M. Holmefur

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:323

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Failure to retain HIV-positive pregnant women on antiretroviral therapy (ART) leads to increased mortality for the mother and her child. This study evaluated different retention measures for women’s engagement...

    Authors: Laurence Ahoua, Shino Arikawa, Thierry Tiendrebeogo, Maria Lahuerta, Dario Aly, Renaud Becquet and Francois Dabis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:322

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Seasonal migrant and permanent laborers who are working in big mechanized agricultural farms in Metema – Humera lowlands are not included in Ethiopia Malaria Elimination Program. The aim of this research was t...

    Authors: Wossenseged Lemma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:320

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The effectiveness of female condoms for preventing HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remains inconclusive. We examined the effects of female condoms on the acquisition of HIV and STIs.

    Authors: Alison B. Wiyeh, Ruth K. B. Mome, Phetole W. Mahasha, Eugene J. Kongnyuy and Charles S. Wiysonge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:319

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Despite policies and guidelines recommending integration of health services in South Africa, provision of maternal and child health services remains fragmented. This study evaluated a rapid, scaleable, quality...

    Authors: Lyn Haskins, Jessica Chiliza, Pierre Barker, Catherine Connolly, Sifiso Phakathi, Alison Feeley and Christiane Horwood

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:318

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Organisational culture (OC) has increasingly become a crucial factor in defining healthcare practice and management. However, there has been little research validating and adapting OCAI (organisational culture...

    Authors: Nguyen Van Huy, Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu, Nguyen Le Tuan Anh, Nguyen Thanh Hai Au, Nguyen The Phuong, Nguyen Thi Cham and Pham Duc Minh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:316

    Content type: Research article

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  9. In the Netherlands, migrant populations with a high tuberculosis (TB) incidence are an important target group for TB prevention. However, there is a lack of insight in effective community-engaged strategies to...

    Authors: Ineke Spruijt, Dawit Tesfay Haile, Connie Erkens, Susan van den Hof, Simone Goosen, Andrea ten Kate, Hewan Teshome, Marja Karels, Marga Koenders and Jeanine Suurmond

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:315

    Content type: Research article

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  10. It is generally assumed that there have been mixed results in the literature regarding the association between ambient particulate matter (PM) and myocardial infarction (MI). The aim of this meta-analysis was ...

    Authors: Zeynab Farhadi, Hasan Abulghasem Gorgi, Hosein Shabaninejad, Mouloud Aghajani Delavar and Sogand Torani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:314

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The efficacy of high-intensity interval training (HIT) as a time-efficient exercise strategy for beneficially modifying risk factors for cardiovascular disease has repeatedly been demonstrated in controlled la...

    Authors: Richard S. Metcalfe, Hady Atef, Kelly Mackintosh, Melitta McNarry, Gemma Ryde, Denise M. Hill and Niels B. J. Vollaard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:313

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Several front-of-pack (FOP) labels identify healthier options by comparing foods within product categories. Alternative approaches label healthier options by comparing across categories. Which approach is supe...

    Authors: Eric Andrew Finkelstein, Felicia Jia Ler Ang and Brett Doble

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:312

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends household contact investigation for tuberculosis (TB) in high-burden countries. However, household contacts who complete evaluation for TB during contact investig...

    Authors: Joseph M. Ggita, Anne Katahoire, Amanda J. Meyer, Elizabeth Nansubuga, Talemwa Nalugwa, Patricia Turimumahoro, Emmanuel Ochom, Irene Ayakaka, Jessica E. Haberer, Achilles Katamba, Mari Armstrong-Hough and J. Lucian Davis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:310

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is increasingly become a serious global public health concern in developed and developing countries including Ethiopia. It imposes significant burden of care on the individual, health ca...

    Authors: Daniel Bekele Ketema, Cheru Tesema Leshargie, Getiye Dejenu Kibret, Moges Agazhe Assemie, Alehegn Aderaw Alamneh, Getachew Mullu Kassa and Animut Alebel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:309

    Content type: Research article

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  15. This study explored both the evolution of the information needs and the perceived relevance of different health information sources in patients with essential hypertension. It also investigated the relationshi...

    Authors: Erika R. Cappelletti, Andrea Greco, Alessandro Maloberti, Cristina Giannattasio, Patrizia Steca and Marco D’Addario

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:308

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Our earlier Google Trend (GT) Analytics study reported that the worldwide human population severely subject to four seasonal (sensitive) comorbid lifestyle diseases (SCLD) such as asthma, obesity, hypertension...

    Authors: Jai Chand Patel, Pankaj Khurana, Yogendra Kumar Sharma, Bhuvnesh Kumar and Ragumani Sugadev

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:306

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Job burnout is increasingly common among occupational groups, and it is evolving into a new occupationally harmful phenomenon. The purpose of this study was to investigate the status of job burnout and its inf...

    Authors: Xuemei Sun, Li Zhang, Chen Zhang, Jiwen Liu and Hua Ge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:305

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Living in urban or rural environments may influence children’s levels of physical activity and sedentary behaviours. We know little about variations in device-measured physical activity and sedentary levels of...

    Authors: Paul McCrorie, Rich Mitchell, Laura Macdonald, Andrew Jones, Emma Coombes, Jasper Schipperijn and Anne Ellaway

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:304

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem. Its magnitude the required interventions are affected by changes in socioeconomic condition and urbanization. Ethiopia is among the thirty high burden countr...

    Authors: Daniel Datiko, Ameha Hadgu, Degu Jerene and Pedro G. Suarez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:302

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Infections with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) are the main cause of cervical cancer. Since 2014, the HPV vaccine was introduced in the Brazilian National Vaccination Calendar. The purpose of this study was to ass...

    Authors: Ana Carolina da Silva Santos, Nayara Nascimento Toledo Silva, Cláudia Martins Carneiro, Wendel Coura-Vital and Angélica Alves Lima

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:301

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive and debilitating condition that affects individuals’ quality of life. COPD self-management and supports provided by carers is key to the quality of...

    Authors: Uday Narayan Yadav, Jane Lloyd, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Kedar Prasad Baral, Narendra Bhatta and Mark Fort Harris

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:300

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  22. Public health agencies in the United States have engaged in abortion-related activities for nearly 50 years. Prior research indicates that, while most state health departments engage in some abortion-related w...

    Authors: Nancy F. Berglas, Erin Wingo, Katie Woodruff and Sarah C. M. Roberts

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:299

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  23. In Malawi, loss to follow-up (LTFU) of HIV-positive pregnant and postpartum women on Option B+ regimen greatly contributes to sub-optimal retention, estimated to be 74% at 12 months postpartum. This threatens ...

    Authors: S. Mpinganjira, T. Tchereni, A. Gunda and V. Mwapasa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:298

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  24. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is common in China, which has a multi-ethnic population of 1·3 billion. We set out to determine the prevalence of MetS and its components in different ethnic groups.

    Authors: Xuzhen Qin, Ling Qiu, Guodong Tang, Man-Fung Tsoi, Tao Xu, Lin Zhang, Zhihong Qi, Guangjin Zhu and Bernard M. Y. Cheung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:297

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  25. The 2013–2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa began in Guinea’s Forest region, a region now considered to be at high risk for future epidemics of viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHF). Good knowledge, attitudes and pr...

    Authors: Manuel Raab, Lisa M. Pfadenhauer, Tamba Jacques Millimouno, Michael Hoelscher and Guenter Froeschl

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:296

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  26. There was little known on how the interaction effect between obesity and current smoking affected the incidence of hypertension. The aim of this study was to investigate how body mass index (BMI) modified the ...

    Authors: Feifei Yao, Wenfeng Liu, Rencheng Zhao, Guangxiao Li, Xiaojuan Huang and Yongjie Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:295

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is increasing in the world. Healthy food choice and adequate physical activity are key factors in preventing NCDs. Food labeling is a strategy that can inform...

    Authors: Shirin Seyedhamzeh, Saharnaz Nedjat, Hedayat Hosseini, Elham Shakibazedeh, Anthony J. Viera and Ahmadreza Dorosty Motlagh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:294

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. Suicidal ideation is subject to serious underestimation among existing public health studies. While numerous factors have been recognized in affecting suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STB), the associated envi...

    Authors: Yunsong Chen, Guangye He, Buwei Chen, Senhu Wang, Guodong Ju and Ting Ge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:293

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Hypertension is becoming an increasingly common health issue worldwide, especially in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hypertension is the leading risk factor for premature death and disability worldwide, and ...

    Authors: Saeed M. Omar, Imad R. Musa, Osman E. Osman and Ishag Adam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:291

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  30. Experimentation with new behaviours during adolescence is normal. However, engagement in two or more risk behaviours, termed multiple risk behaviours is associated with socioeconomic disadvantage and poor heal...

    Authors: Caroline Wright, Jon Heron, Rona Campbell, Matthew Hickman and Ruth R. Kipping

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:290

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The National Development Plan (NDP) strives that South Africa, by 2030, in pursuit of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) achieve a significant shift in the equity of health services provision. This paper provides...

    Authors: Tanja Gordon, Frederik Booysen and Josue Mbonigaba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:289

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  32. It has been shown that fears and misconceptions negatively affect the willingness to donate organs. Empirical studies have examined health communication strategies that serve to debunk these fears. There are p...

    Authors: Lisa Heitland, Eckart von Hirschhausen and Florian Fischer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:288

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  33. Diabetes is the most prevalent disease resulted from metabolic disorders. This study aimed to investigate the effect of training based on health belief model (HBM) on oral hygiene-related behaviors in patients...

    Authors: Maryam Malekmahmoodi, Mohsen Shamsi, Nasrin Roozbahani and Rahmatollah Moradzadeh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:287

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  34. Dehydration due to insufficient fluid intake (IFI) is detrimental to health. This cross-sectional study aimed to assess the fluid intake of urban adults in Wuxi, China, and to identify potential risk factors c...

    Authors: Hao Zheng, Juan Fei, Lan Zhang, Weijie Zhou, Zhen Ding and Wenbiao Hu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:286

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  35. Adiposity plays a crucial role in the risk of osteoporosis. However, the impact of body fat distribution on the skeleton is contentious. The study was designed to explore the association of various adiposity i...

    Authors: Huiling Tian, Jun Pan, Dou Qiao, Xiaokang Dong, Ruiying Li, Yikang Wang, Runqi Tu, Tanko Abdulai, Xiaotian Liu, Jian Hou, Gongyuan Zhang and Chongjian Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:285

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  36. Paediatric burns are highly painful and traumatising injuries that are overrepresented among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Paediatric burn patients’ pain remains poorly managed by pharmacologic...

    Authors: H. M. Williams, K. Hunter, K. Clapham, C. Ryder, R. Kimble and B. Griffin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:284

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  37. This study aimed to evaluate associations among countries’ self-reported International Health Regulation 2005 (IHR 2005) capacity assessments and infectious disease control outcomes.

    Authors: Feng-Jen Tsai and Mathuros Tipayamongkholgul

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:282

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  38. Hypertension is the leading risk factor for mortality globally. African countries, including Kenya, have a high and rising prevalence of hypertension. Prehypertension is associated with an increased risk of pr...

    Authors: Jared O. Mecha, Elizabeth N. Kubo, Collins O. Odhiambo, Freda G. Kinoti, Kennedy Njau, Gerald Yonga and Elijah N. Ogola

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:281

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  39. Providing healthcare professionals with health surveillance data aims to support professional and organisational behaviour change. The UK Five Year Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy 2013 to 2018 identifi...

    Authors: Mustafa Al-Haboubi, Andrew Trathen, Nick Black, Elizabeth Eastmure and Nicholas Mays

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:279

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Hajj pilgrimage faces numerous challenges including a high prevalence of respiratory tract infection as well as its prevention strategies. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a questionnaire to e...

    Authors: Mohammed Dauda Goni, Nyi Nyi Naing, Habsah Hasan, Nadiah Wan-Arfah, Zakuan Zainy Deris, Wan Nor Arifin, Tengku Mohammad Ariff Raja Hussin, Abdulwali Sabo Abdulrahman, Aisha Abubakar Baaba and Muhammad Rafie Arshad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:189

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  41. Despite the misconceptions regarding E-cigarettes (ECs), only a few studies have been conducted in the Middle East that focused on this topic. This study assesses the knowledge of and attitudes towards ECs in ...

    Authors: Hanan Aghar, Nathalie El-Khoury, Mahasen Reda, Wissam Hamadeh, Hussein Krayem, Mohammad Mansour, Hawraa Raouf and Miran A. Jaffa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:278

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  42. When returning to work after being on long-term sick leave, individuals may experience varying levels of motivation and self-efficacy. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a counseling style that aims to increase...

    Authors: Vegard Stolsmo Foldal, Martin Inge Standal, Lene Aasdahl, Roger Hagen, Gunnhild Bagøien, Egil Andreas Fors, Roar Johnsen and Marit Solbjør

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:276

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  43. Engaging and retaining young men in community-based interventions is highly challenging. The purpose of this study was to investigate the individual factors that predict intervention engagement and adherence i...

    Authors: Stephan Rabie, Jason Bantjes, Sarah Gordon, Ellen Almirol, Jackie Stewart, Mark Tomlinson and Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:275

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  44. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most significant risk factors for cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine has a very significant impact on the incidence of cervical cancer. The present study aimed to investi...

    Authors: Mojgan Karimi-Zarchi, Leila Allahqoli, Ameneh Nehmati, Abolfazl Mehdizadeh Kashi, Shokouh Taghipour-Zahir and Ibrahim Alkatout

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:274

    Content type: Research article

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