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  1. Because of high demands at work, nurses are at high risk for occupational burnout and physical complaints. The presence of job resources (such as job autonomy or social support) and recovery opportunities coul...

    Authors: Ellen Spoor, Jan de Jonge and Jan PH Hamers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:293
  2. Results from HIV vaccine trials on potential volunteers will contribute to global efforts to develop an HIV vaccine. The purpose of this study among police officers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, was to explore t...

    Authors: Edith AM Tarimo, Anna Thorson, Thecla W Kohi, Joachim Mwami, Muhammad Bakari, Eric Sandström and Asli Kulane
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:292
  3. Sub-Saharan Africa has been severely affected by the HIV and AIDS pandemic. Global efforts at improving care and treatment has included scaling up use of antiretroviral therapy (ART). In Tanzania, HIV care and...

    Authors: Sabina F Mugusi, Julius C Mwita, Joel M Francis, Said Aboud, Muhammad Bakari, Eric A Aris, Andrew B Swai, Ferdinand M Mugusi, Kisali Pallangyo and Eric Sandstrom
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:291
  4. Withdrawal as a method of birth control is still used in Iran. The aim of this study was to explore married women's perspectives and attitudes on withdrawal use instead of oral contraceptive (OC) in Tehran, Iran.

    Authors: Parvin Rahnama, Alireza Hidarnia, Farkhondeh Amin Shokravi, Anoushiravan Kazemnejad, Deborah Oakley and Ali Montazeri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:289
  5. Kids - 'Go for your life' (K-GFYL) is an award-based health promotion program being implemented across Victoria, Australia. The program aims to reduce the risk of childhood obesity by improving the socio-cultu...

    Authors: Andrea de Silva-Sanigorski, Lauren Prosser, Lauren Carpenter, Suzy Honisett, Lisa Gibbs, Marj Moodie, Lauren Sheppard, Boyd Swinburn and Elizabeth Waters
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:288
  6. No study has ever explored the prevalence and correlates of video game playing among children in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This study describes patterns and correlates of excessive video game use in a rand...

    Authors: Hamid Allahverdipour, Mohsen Bazargan, Abdollah Farhadinasab and Babak Moeini
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:286
  7. Accruing evidence supports the hypothesis that psychosocial factors are related to cardiovascular disease. However, a limited number of studies have investigated the pathophysiologic pathways through which the...

    Authors: Roberto Cardarelli, Kathryn M Cardarelli, Kimberly G Fulda, Anna Espinoza, Clifton Cage, Jamboor Vishwanatha, Richard Young, Darryl N Steele and Joan Carroll
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:285
  8. Obesity is a global public health issue. Having a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or more (classifying a person as obese) at the start of pregnancy is a significant risk factor for maternal and fetal morbidity. There is a dearth...

    Authors: Debbie M Smith, Melissa Whitworth, Colin Sibley, Wendy Taylor, Jane Gething, Catherine Chmiel and Tina Lavender
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:284
  9. The relationship between presence of diabetes and adverse neighborhood and housing conditions and their effect on functional decline is unclear. We examined the association of adverse neighborhood (block face)...

    Authors: Mario Schootman, Elena M Andresen, Fredric D Wolinsky, J Philip Miller, Yan Yan and Douglas K Miller
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:283
  10. Studies have shown that perceived discrimination may be associated with impaired health. The aim of this study was to assess the levels of perceived discrimination on the basis of origin and ethnicity and meas...

    Authors: Orna Baron Epel, Giora Kaplan and Mika Moran
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:282
  11. Children and adults with impairments such as cerebral palsy have lower participation in life situations than able-bodied people. Less is known about their subjective perception of their lives, called their qua...

    Authors: Allan F Colver and Heather O Dickinson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:280
  12. As the incidence of stroke has increased, its impact on society has increased accordingly, while it continues to have a major impact on the individual. New strategies to further improve the quality, efficiency...

    Authors: Ron WH Heijnen, Silvia MAA Evers, Trudy DEM van der Weijden, Martien Limburg and Jos MGA Schols
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:279
  13. In the United States, the risk of rabies transmission to humans in most situations of possible exposure is unknown. Controlled studies on rabies are clearly not possible. Thus, the limited data on risk has led...

    Authors: Sagar A Vaidya, Susan E Manning, Praveen Dhankhar, Martin I Meltzer, Charles Rupprecht, Harry F Hull and Daniel B Fishbein
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:278
  14. There is strong evidence for the beneficial effects of physical activity in diabetes. There has been little research demonstrating a dose-response relationship between physical activity and self-rated health i...

    Authors: Chia-Lin Li, Yi-Chang Lai, Chin-Hsiao Tseng, Jen-Der Lin and Hsing-Yi Chang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:277
  15. There is an urgent need for more carefully developed public health measures in order to curb the obesity epidemic among youth. The overall aim of the "EuropeaN Energy balance Research to prevent excessive weig...

    Authors: Johannes Brug, Saskia J te Velde, Mai JM Chinapaw, Elling Bere, Ilse de Bourdeaudhuij, Helen Moore, Lea Maes, Jorgen Jensen, Yannis Manios, Nanna Lien, Knut Inge Klepp, Tim Lobstein, Marloes Martens, Jo Salmon and Amika S Singh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:276
  16. The Scottish biting midge, Culicoides impunctatus, responsible for more than 90% of biting attacks on human beings in Scotland, is known to demonstrate a preference for certain human hosts over others.

    Authors: James G Logan, James I Cook, Nina M Stanczyk, Emma NI Weeks, Sue J Welham and A Jennifer Mordue(Luntz)
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:275
  17. Excessive television (TV) viewing might play an important role in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim of this study was to examine the independent associations between TV viewing and CVD r...

    Authors: David Martinez-Gomez, J Pablo Rey-López, Palma Chillón, Sonia Gómez-Martínez, Germán Vicente-Rodríguez, Miguel Martín-Matillas, Miguel Garcia-Fuentes, Manuel Delgado, Luis A Moreno, Oscar L Veiga, Joey C Eisenmann and Ascension Marcos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:274
  18. High levels of rural to urban migration are a feature of most African countries. Our aim was to investigate changes, and their determinants, in cardiovascular risk factors on rural to urban migration in Tanzania.

    Authors: Nigel Unwin, Peter James, Dorothy McLarty, Harun Machybia, Peter Nkulila, Bushiri Tamin, Mkay Nguluma and Richard McNally
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:272
  19. Because parental recognition of overweight in young children is poor, we need to determine how best to inform parents that their child is overweight in a way that enhances their acceptance and supports motivat...

    Authors: Rachael W Taylor, Deirdre Brown, Anna M Dawson, Jill Haszard, Adell Cox, Elaine A Rose, Barry J Taylor, Kim Meredith-Jones, Lee Treacy, Jim Ross and Sheila M William
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:271
  20. Birth weight is negatively associated with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, but the associations are less well-established in developing populations where birth weight is often unavailable. We studied the...

    Authors: CM Schooling, CQ Jiang, TH Lam, BJ Cowling, SL Au Yeung, WS Zhang, KK Cheng and GM Leung
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:270
  21. Many women are working outside of the home, occupying a multitude of jobs with varying degrees of responsibilities and levels of psychological stress. We investigated whether different job types in women are a...

    Authors: Kathreen E Ruckstuhl, Grant P Colijn, Volodymyr Amiot and Erin Vinish
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:269
  22. More than 1 million tuberculosis (TB) patients are receiving the standard anti-TB treatment provided by China National Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Scheme (CNTS) in China every year. Adverse reactions (...

    Authors: Yin Yin Xia, Dai Yu Hu, Fei Ying Liu, Xiao Meng Wang, Yan Li Yuan, De Hua Tu, Yi Xin Chen, Lin Zhou, Li Zhen Zhu, Wei Wei Gao, Hong Yuan Wang, Da Fang Chen, Li Yang, Ping Ping He, Xiao Ting Li, Ying Jian He…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:267
  23. Black minority ethnic groups in the UK have relatively low rates of deceased donation and report a higher prevalence of beliefs that are regarded as barriers to donation. However there is little data from migr...

    Authors: Myfanwy Morgan, O Peter Adams, Paul T Seed and Roger Jones
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:266
  24. Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates are low in most Asian countries and remain largely unknown. This study examined trends in CRC screening rates after the introduction of the Korean National Cancer Screen...

    Authors: Kui Son Choi, Jae Kwan Jun, Hoo-Yeon Lee, Myung-Il Hahm, Jae Hwan Oh and Eun-Cheol Park
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:265
  25. India's Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) is deemed highly successful in terms of detection and cure rates. However, some patients experience delays in accessing diagnosis and treatment. ...

    Authors: Anagha Pradhan, Karina Kielmann, Himanshu Gupte, Arun Bamne, John DH Porter and Sheela Rangan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:263
  26. In the United Kingdom, there has been an increase in cigarette smoking in ethnic minority adults since the 1970s; in some groups levels are now similar to that of White British people. We aimed to examine the ...

    Authors: Melissa J Whitrow, Seeromanie Harding and Maria J Maynard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:262
  27. Alcohol consumption has been regarded as an important contributor to the high premature mortality rates. The objective of this paper was to provide an overview and comparison of alcohol consumption and its soc...

    Authors: Kersti Pärna, Kaja Rahu, Satu Helakorpi and Mare Tekkel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:261
  28. European comparative studies documented a clear North-South divide in socioeconomic inequalities with cancer being the most important contributor to inequalities in total mortality among middle aged men in Lat...

    Authors: Gwenn Menvielle, Annette Leclerc, Jean-François Chastang and Danièle Luce
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:260
  29. The health impacts of pulmonary impairment after tuberculosis (TB) treatment have not been included in assessments of TB burden. Therefore, previous global and national TB burden estimates do not reflect the f...

    Authors: Jotam G Pasipanodya, Scott JN McNabb, Peter Hilsenrath, Sejong Bae, Kristine Lykens, Edgar Vecino, Guadalupe Munguia, Thaddeus L Miller, Gerry Drewyer and Stephen E Weis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:259
  30. Observational studies have suggested a complex relationship between alcohol consumption and stroke, dependent on sex, type of stroke and outcome (morbidity vs. mortality). We undertook a systematic review and ...

    Authors: Jayadeep Patra, Benjamin Taylor, Hyacinth Irving, Michael Roerecke, Dolly Baliunas, Satya Mohapatra and Jürgen Rehm
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:258
  31. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are designed to make walking and bicycling to school safe and accessible for children. Despite their growing popularity, few validated measures exist for assessing importa...

    Authors: Jason A Mendoza, Kathy Watson, Tom Baranowski, Theresa A Nicklas, Doris K Uscanga and Marcus J Hanfling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:257
  32. Radon is the second risk factor for lung cancer after tobacco consumption and therefore it is necessary to know the burden of disease due to its exposure. The objective of this study is to estimate radon-attri...

    Authors: Mónica Pérez-Ríos, Juan M Barros-Dios, Agustín Montes-Martínez and Alberto Ruano-Ravina
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:256
  33. Health professionals and organizations in developed countries adapt slowly to the increase of ethnically diverse populations attending health care centres. Several studies report that attention to immigrant me...

    Authors: Inés Cruz, Catalina Serna, Jordi Real, Montse Rué, Jorge Soler and Leonardo Galván
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:255
  34. UK policy direction for recipients of unemployment and sickness benefits is to support these people into employment by increasing 'into work' interventions. Although the main aim of associated interventions is...

    Authors: Kathryn Skivington, Gerry McCartney, Hilary Thomson and Lyndal Bond
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:254
  35. Work related stress is associated with a range of debilitating health outcomes. However, no unanimously accepted assessment tool exists for the early identification of individuals suffering from chronic job st...

    Authors: Heribert Limm, Peter Angerer, Mechthild Heinmueller, Birgitt Marten-Mittag, Urs M Nater and Harald Guendel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:252
  36. Recent evidence, both animal and human, suggests that modifiable factors during fetal and infant development predispose for cardiovascular disease in adult life and that they may become possible future targets...

    Authors: Aimée E van Dijk, Manon van Eijsden, Karien Stronks, Reinoud JBJ Gemke and Tanja GM Vrijkotte
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:251
  37. In Heilongjiang province, the HIV prevalence in men who have sex with men (MSM) is generally lower than other part of China. However, the official perception for their risk of HIV/AIDS infection has been incre...

    Authors: Shengyuan Liu, Kaili Wang, Songpo Yao, Xiaotong Guo, Yancheng Liu and Binyou Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:250
  38. Guidelines for initiating ART recommend pregnancy testing, typically a urine test, as part of the basic laboratory package. The principal reason for this recommendation is that Efavirenz, a first-line antiretr...

    Authors: Kwasi Torpey, Lona Mwenda, Mushota Kabaso, Thierry Malebe, Patrick Makelele, Francis Mwema, Henry Phiri, Jonathan Mukundu, Mark A Weaver and John Stanback
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:249
  39. A family history, reflecting genetic susceptibility as well as shared environmental and behavioral factors, is an important risk factor for common chronic multifactorial diseases such as cardiovascular disease...

    Authors: Liesbeth Claassen, Lidewij Henneman, A Cecile JW Janssens, Miranda Wijdenes-Pijl, Nadeem Qureshi, Fiona M Walter, Paula W Yoon and Danielle RM Timmermans
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:248
  40. The percentages of couples in HIV sero-discordant relationships range from 5 to 31% in the various countries of Africa. Given the importance of procreation and the lack of assisted reproduction to avoid partne...

    Authors: Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Anna Mia Ekstrom, Frank Kaharuza, Florence Mirembe, Stella Neema and Asli Kulane
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:247
  41. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) has been increasing in China in recent years. The aim of this study is to estimate and compare the prevalence of MS among Chinese adults in Shanghai, one of the most e...

    Authors: Wang-hong Xu, Xiao-nan Ruan, Xiao-jin Fu, Qiu-li Zhu, Hong Zhang, Yun Bai, Hong-yan Wu, Yi Zhou, Hua Qiu, Qiao Sun, Qing-wu Jiang, Li-ming Yang, Jian-jun Gu and Gen-ming Zhao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:246
  42. HIV/AIDS negatively impacts poverty alleviation and food security, which reciprocally hinder the rapid scale up and effectiveness of HIV care programs. Nyanza province has the highest HIV prevalence (15.3%), a...

    Authors: Jay A Pandit, Nicole Sirotin, Robin Tittle, Elijah Onjolo, Elizabeth A Bukusi and Craig R Cohen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:245
  43. In India, children who are traveling during mass immunization campaigns for polio represent a substantial component of the total target population. These children are not easily accessible to health workers an...

    Authors: Naman K Shah, Ashok Talyan, Vibhour Jain, Sunil D Khaparde, Sunil Bahl, Yvan Hutin and Jay Wenger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:243
  44. Nutrition-related chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer are of multiple origin, and may be due to genetic, biologic, behavioural and environmental factors. In order to detangle the specif...

    Authors: Serge Hercberg, Katia Castetbon, Sébastien Czernichow, Aurélie Malon, Caroline Mejean, Emmanuelle Kesse, Mathilde Touvier and Pilar Galan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:242

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