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  1. Understanding and measuring mental health and wellbeing amongst teenagers has recently become a priority. The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) is validated for measuring mental wellbeing in p...

    Authors: Aileen Clarke, Tim Friede, Rebecca Putz, Jacquie Ashdown, Steven Martin, Amy Blake, Yaser Adi, Jane Parkinson, Pamela Flynn, Stephen Platt and Sarah Stewart-Brown
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:487
  2. Over the past decade, accelerometers have increased in popularity as an objective measure of physical activity in free-living individuals. Evidence suggests that objective measures, rather than subjective tool...

    Authors: Lauren B Sherar, Pippa Griew, Dale W Esliger, Ashley R Cooper, Ulf Ekelund, Ken Judge and Chris Riddoch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:485
  3. A large proportion of disease burden is attributed to behavioural risk factors. However, funding for public health programs in Australia remains limited. Government and non-government organisations are interes...

    Authors: Dominique A Cadilhac, Anne Magnus, Lauren Sheppard, Toby B Cumming, Dora C Pearce and Rob Carter
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:483
  4. The Australian Government launched a mass media campaign in 2009 to raise awareness of the harms and costs associated risky drinking among young Australians. The aim of this study was to assess if young people...

    Authors: Caroline van Gemert, Paul Dietze, Judy Gold, Rachel Sacks-Davis, Mark Stoové, Hassan Vally and Margaret Hellard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:482
  5. In the post-Soviet period, Russian working-age men have suffered unusually high mortality rates. Earlier quantitative work found that part of this is attributable to hazardous and harmful patterns of alcohol c...

    Authors: Lyudmila Saburova, Katherine Keenan, Natalia Bobrova, David A Leon and Diana Elbourne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:481
  6. Although the Internet is a promising medium to offer lifestyle interventions to large amounts of people at relatively low costs and effort, actual exposure rates of these interventions fail to meet the high ex...

    Authors: Francine Schneider, Liesbeth ADM van Osch, Stef PJ Kremers, Daniela N Schulz, Mathieu JG van Adrichem and Hein de Vries
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:480
  7. Up-to-date data tracking of national smoking patterns and cessation-related behaviour is required to evaluate and inform tobacco control strategies. The Smoking Toolkit Study (STS) was designed for this role. ...

    Authors: Jennifer A Fidler, Lion Shahab, Oliver West, Martin J Jarvis, Andy McEwen, John A Stapleton, Eleni Vangeli and Robert West
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:479
  8. For hospital accreditation and health promotion reasons, we examined whether the 22-item Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ) could be applied to evaluate job strain of individual hospital employees and to determin...

    Authors: Tsair-Wei Chien, Wen-Pin Lai, Hsien-Yi Wang, Sen-Yen Hsu, Roberto Vasquez Castillo, How-Ran Guo, Shih-Chung Chen and Shih-Bin Su
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:478
  9. In the UK public concern about the safety of the combined measles, mumps and rubella [MMR] vaccine continues to impact on MMR coverage. Whilst the sharp decline in uptake has begun to level out, first and seco...

    Authors: Cath Jackson, Francine M Cheater, Wendy Harrison, Rose Peacock, Hilary Bekker, Robert West and Brenda Leese
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:475
  10. In Germany, measles vaccination coverage with two doses is not yet sufficient to prevent regional outbreaks. Among the 16 German federal states, vaccination coverage was lowest in Bavaria with 85% in 2008. Fro...

    Authors: Maria Wadl, Anette Siedler, Wolfgang Krämer, Maria E Haindl, Stephan Gebrande, Irene Krenn-Lanzl, Annette Mankertz and Wolfgang Hautmann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:474
  11. It is widely accepted that patient generates overall satisfaction with medical service and sub satisfaction on the basis of response to patient's trust in medical service and response to patient's attitude tow...

    Authors: Liyang Tang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:472
  12. In the United States, a dedicated property tax describes the legal authority given to a local jurisdiction to levy and collect a tax for a specific purpose. We investigated for an association of locally dedica...

    Authors: Peggy A Honoré, Peter J Fos, Xueyuan Wang and Ramal Moonesinghe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:471
  13. Factors which determine the development of atopy and the observed rural-urban gradient in its prevalence are not fully understood. High body mass index (BMI) has been associated with asthma and potentially ato...

    Authors: Irene A Larbi, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Abena S Amoah, Benedicta B Obeng, Michael D Wilson, Maria Yazdanbakhsh and Daniel A Boakye
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:469
  14. There are many differences in culture, community identity, community participation, and ownership between communities in Western and Asian countries; thus, it is difficult to adopt the results of community int...

    Authors: Keeho Park, Woi Hyun Hong, Su Yeon Kye, Euichul Jung, Myung-hyun Kim and Hyeong Geun Park
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:468
  15. Routine exposure to chemical contaminants in workplace is a cause for concern over potential health risks to workers. In Pakistan, reports on occupational exposure and related health risks are almost non-exist...

    Authors: Atif Kamal, Mazhar Qayyum, Iqbal U Cheema and Audil Rashid
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:467
  16. This study was conducted to evaluate perceptions of healthcare workers (HCW) and parents regarding hand-hygiene and effectiveness of measures for increasing hand-hygiene adherence, in a children's hospital in ...

    Authors: Marta L Ciofi degli Atti, Alberto E Tozzi, Gaetano Ciliento, Manuel Pomponi, Silvia Rinaldi and Massimiliano Raponi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:466
  17. Tuberculosis remains a major public health problem in India with the country accounting for 1 in 5 of all TB cases reported globally. An advocacy, communication and social mobilisation project for Tuberculosis...

    Authors: Vishnu Vardhan Kamineni, Tahir Turk, Nevin Wilson, Srinath Satyanarayana and Lakbir Singh Chauhan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:463
  18. Each year rotavirus gastroenteritis results in thousands of paediatric hospitalisations and primary care visits in the Netherlands. While two vaccines against rotavirus are registered, routine immunisation of ...

    Authors: Mark H Rozenbaum, Marie-Josee J Mangen, Carlo Giaquinto, Jan C Wilschut, Eelko Hak and Maarten J Postma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:462
  19. In order to reduce fatal self-poisoning legislation was introduced in the UK in 1998 to restrict pack sizes of paracetamol sold in pharmacies (maximum 32 tablets) and non-pharmacy outlets (maximum 16 tablets),...

    Authors: Keith Hawton, Helen Bergen, Sue Simkin, Ella Arensman, Paul Corcoran, Jayne Cooper, Keith Waters, David Gunnell and Navneet Kapur
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:460
  20. Childhood obesity is associated with serious physiological and psychological consequences including type 2 diabetes, higher rates of depression and low self-esteem. With the population of overweight and obese ...

    Authors: Beverly Walpole, Elizabeth Dettmer, Barbara Morrongiello, Brian McCrindle and Jill Hamilton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:459
  21. In the last decade, there has been increasing interest in the health effects of sedentary behavior, which is often assessed using self-report sitting-time questions. The aim of this qualitative study was to do...

    Authors: Jannique GZ van Uffelen, Kristiann C Heesch, Robert L Hill and Wendy J Brown
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:458
  22. Socioeconomic inequalities in health are a global problem, not only among the adult population but also among children. However, studies concerning young children especially are rare. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Sanna M Siponen, Riitta S Ahonen, Piia H Savolainen and Katri P Hämeen-Anttila
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:457
  23. There are three main service delivery channels: clinical services, outreach, and family and community. To determine which delivery channels are associated with the greatest reductions in under-5 mortality rate...

    Authors: Nancy Binkin, Mickey Chopra, Aline Simen-Kapeu and Dirk Westhof
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:456
  24. Nicaragua has made progress in the reduction of the under-five mortality since 1980s. Data for the national trends indicate that this poor Central American country is on track to reach the Millennium Developme...

    Authors: Wilton Pérez, Rodolfo Peña, Lars-Åke Persson and Carina Källestål
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:455
  25. Privacy concerns by providers have been a barrier to disclosing patient information for public health purposes. This is the case even for mandated notifiable disease reporting. In the context of a pandemic it ...

    Authors: Khaled El Emam, Jay Mercer, Katherine Moreau, Inese Grava-Gubins, David Buckeridge and Elizabeth Jonker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:454
  26. Schools may have important effects on students' and staff's health. Rather than treating schools merely as sites for health education, 'school-environment' interventions treat schools as settings which influen...

    Authors: Chris Bonell, Angela Harden, Helene Wells, Farah Jamal, Adam Fletcher, Mark Petticrew, James Thomas, Margaret Whitehead, Rona Campbell, Simon Murphy and Laurence Moore
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:453
  27. Despite having high smoking rates, there have been few tailored cessation programmes for male Bangladeshi and Pakistani smokers in the UK. We report on a qualitative evaluation of a community-based, outreach w...

    Authors: Rachna A Begh, Paul Aveyard, Penney Upton, Raj S Bhopal, Martin White, Amanda Amos, Robin J Prescott, Raman Bedi, Pelham M Barton, Monica Fletcher, Paramjit Gill, Qaim Zaidi and Aziz Sheikh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:452
  28. In developed countries, perinatal death is known to cause major emotional and social effects on mothers. However, little is known about these effects in low income countries which bear the brunt of perinatal m...

    Authors: Kaniz Gausia, Allisyn C Moran, Mohammed Ali, David Ryder, Colleen Fisher and Marge Koblinsky
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:451
  29. The Swedish National Inpatient Register (IPR), also called the Hospital Discharge Register, is a principal source of data for numerous research projects. The IPR is part of the National Patient Register. The S...

    Authors: Jonas F Ludvigsson, Eva Andersson, Anders Ekbom, Maria Feychting, Jeong-Lim Kim, Christina Reuterwall, Mona Heurgren and Petra Otterblad Olausson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:450
  30. The GAVI Alliance was created in 2000 to increase access to vaccines. More recently, GAVI has supported evidence-based health systems strengthening to overcome barriers to vaccination. Our objectives were: to ...

    Authors: Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Marion Kelly and Paul Garner
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:449
  31. Since regaining of independence in 1990, Lithuania has been undergoing substantial political, economic, and social changes that affected the nutrition habits of population. Dietary changes might have impact on...

    Authors: Vitalija Ramazauskiene, Janina Petkeviciene, Jurate Klumbiene, Vilma Kriaucioniene and Edita Sakytė
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:447
  32. Hearing impairment negatively impacts students' development of academic, language and social skills. Even minimal unilateral hearing loss can hinder educational performance. We investigated the prevalence of e...

    Authors: Yang Chen, Xu Li, Zhan Xu, Zonghua Li, Pengzhi Zhang, Ya He, Fangyuan Wang and Jianhua Qiu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:445
  33. Despite advances in surveillance and prevention, pneumonia and influenza (P&I) remain among the leading causes of mortality in the United States. Elderly adults experience the most severe morbidity from influe...

    Authors: Kenneth KH Chui, Steven A Cohen and Elena N Naumova
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:444
  34. Happiness has been associated with a range of favourable health outcomes through two pathways: its relationship with favourable biological responses to stress and with healthy lifestyles and prudent health beh...

    Authors: José A Piqueras, Walter Kuhne, Pablo Vera-Villarroel, Annemieke van Straten and Pim Cuijpers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:443
  35. The prevalence of overweight in children and adolescents is high and overweight is associated with poor health outcomes over short- and long-term. Lifestyle factors can interact to influence overweight. Compre...

    Authors: Marie Dupuy, Emmanuelle Godeau, Céline Vignes and Namanjeet Ahluwalia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:442
  36. In Western countries the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is often higher in non-Western migrants as compared to the host population. Diet is an important modifiable determinant of CVD. Increasingly,...

    Authors: Louise H Dekker, Marieke B Snijder, Marja H Beukers, Jeanne HM de Vries, Henny AM Brants, Evelien J de Boer, Rob M van Dam, Karien Stronks and Mary Nicolaou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:441
  37. Data regarding the impact of early risk factors on later involvement in bullying are scarce. We investigated the impact of preschool behaviors, family characteristics (socio-economic status, family breakup) an...

    Authors: Danielle EMC Jansen, René Veenstra, Johan Ormel, Frank C Verhulst and Sijmen A Reijneveld
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:440
  38. Large soft drink sizes increase consumption, and thereby contribute to obesity. Portion size labelling may help consumers to select more appropriate food portions. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness ...

    Authors: Willemijn M Vermeer, Ingrid HM Steenhuis, Franca H Leeuwis, Arjan ER Bos, Michiel de Boer and Jacob C Seidell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:438
  39. Influenza intelligence in New South Wales (NSW), Australia is derived mainly from emergency department (ED) presentations and hospital and intensive care admissions, which represent only a portion of influenza...

    Authors: Gösta TH Liljeqvist, Michael Staff, Michele Puech, Hans Blom and Siranda Torvaldsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:435
  40. The scale of overweight and obesity in the UK places a considerable burden on the NHS. In some areas the NHS has formed partnerships with commercial companies to offer weight management services, but there has...

    Authors: Amy L Ahern, Ashley D Olson, Louise M Aston and Susan A Jebb
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:434

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