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  1. The increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes poses both clinical and public health challenges. Cost-effective approaches to prevent progression of the disease in primary care are needed. Evidence suggests that...

    Authors: Simon J Griffin, Rebecca K Simmons, Kate M Williams, A Toby Prevost, Wendy Hardeman, Julie Grant, Fiona Whittle, Sue Boase, Imogen Hobbis, Soren Brage, Kate Westgate, Tom Fanshawe, Stephen Sutton, Nicholas J Wareham and Ann Louise Kinmonth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:211
  2. Diarrhoea is the second leading cause of childhood mortality, with an estimated 1.3 million deaths per year. Promotion of Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS) has been suggested as a strategy for reducing the glob...

    Authors: Andri Christen, Gonzalo Duran Pacheco, Jan Hattendorf, Benjamin F Arnold, Myriam Cevallos, Stefan Indergand, John M Colford and Daniel Mäusezahl
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:210
  3. Although self-management support improves diabetes outcomes, it is not consistently provided in health care settings strained for time and resources. One proposed solution to personnel and funding shortages is...

    Authors: Amireh Ghorob, Maria Mercedes Vivas, Diana De Vore, Victoria Ngo, Thomas Bodenheimer, Ellen Chen and David H Thom
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:208
  4. Flu vaccination significantly reduces the risk of serious complications like hospitalization and death among community-dwelling older people, therefore vaccination programmes targeting this population group re...

    Authors: Carlos Chiatti, Pamela Barbadoro, Giovanni Lamura, Lucia Pennacchietti, Francesco Di Stanislao, Marcello M D'Errico and Emilia Prospero
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:207
  5. Social capital has been recognized as a major social determinant of health, but less attention has been given to social capital of persons with musculoskeletal impairments. The present study aimed to explore t...

    Authors: Kyo Takahashi, Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, Krishna C Poudel, Kayako Sakisaka, Masamine Jimba and Junko Yasuoka
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:206
  6. The ability to predict future onset of depression is required for primary prevention of depression. Many cross-sectional studies have reported a correlation between sense of coherence (SOC) and the presence of...

    Authors: Toshimi Sairenchi, Yasuo Haruyama, Yumiko Ishikawa, Keiko Wada, Kazumoto Kimura and Takashi Muto
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:205
  7. Most public health guidelines recommend that adults need to participate in 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most days of the week to maintain good health. Achieving the recommended 30 minu...

    Authors: Sebely Pal, Cheryl Cheng and Suleen Ho
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:204
  8. Health professionals working in primary care and public health have opportunities to address body weight status issues with their patients through face-to-face contact. The objectives of this all-Ireland proje...

    Authors: Anne Moorhead, Vivien Coates, Diane Hazlett, Alison Gallagher, Kathy Murphy, Geraldine Nolan and John Dinsmore
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:202
  9. Binge drinking (BD) seems to be related to health and social complications among adolescents. Considering that knowledge about BD in developing countries is limited and that in Brazil high socioeconomic status...

    Authors: Zila M Sanchez, Silvia S Martins, Emerita S Opaleye, Yone G Moura, Danilo P Locatelli and Ana R Noto
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:201
  10. Recent studies have suggested that walking interventions may be effective (at least in the short term) at increasing physical activity amongst those people who are the most inactive. This is a leading objectiv...

    Authors: Rebecca Shaw, Elisabeth Fenwick, Graham Baker, Chloe McAdam, Claire Fitzsimons and Nanette Mutrie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:200
  11. Childhood overweight is not restricted to developed countries: a number of lower- and middle-income countries are struggling with the double burden of underweight and overweight. Another public health problem ...

    Authors: Lise Dubois, Damion Francis, Daniel Burnier, Fabiola Tatone-Tokuda, Manon Girard, Georgiana Gordon-Strachan, Kristin Fox and Rainford Wilks
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:199
  12. In a previous hospital-based study, conjunctivochalasis was diagnosed in 85.24% of 1416 patients aged 1 to 94 years and in 98.5% of patients aged 60 or older. This report is the first to present data from a la...

    Authors: Xingru Zhang, Qingsong Li, Haidong Zou, Jinjuan Peng, Caicai Shi, Huanming Zhou, Guili Zhang, Minhong Xiang and Yijie Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:198
  13. Improving child survival through various health interventions has been one of the main preoccupations of public health programs in developing nations. However, efforts to understand the child death determinant...

    Authors: Belaineh Girma and Yemane Berhane
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:197
  14. Investment in strategies to promote 'a healthy start to life' has been identified as having the greatest potential to reduce health inequalities across the life course. The aim of this study was to examine soc...

    Authors: Stephanie J Brown, Jane S Yelland, Georgina A Sutherland, Peter A Baghurst and Jeffrey S Robinson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:196
  15. Some industrial hygiene studies have assessed occupational exposure to antineoplastic drugs; other epidemiological investigations have detected various toxicological effects in exposure groups labeled with the...

    Authors: Massimo Moretti, Roberta Bonfiglioli, Donatella Feretti, Sofia Pavanello, Francesca Mussi, Maria G Grollino, Milena Villarini, Anna Barbieri, Elisabetta Ceretti, Mariella Carrieri, Annamaria Buschini, Massimo Appolloni, Luca Dominici, Laura Sabatini, Umberto Gelatti, Giovanni B Bartolucci…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:195
  16. There is consensus on the importance of early detection and treatment of high blood pressure. Dental care is one of few medical services to which a considerable proportion of the general population comes for r...

    Authors: Sevek Engström, Christian Berne, Lars Gahnberg and Kurt Svärdsudd
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:194
  17. Thalassaemia is a common public health problem in Malaysia and about 4.5 to 6% of the Malays and Chinese are carriers of this genetic disorder. The major forms of thalassaemia result in death in utero of affected...

    Authors: Li Ping Wong, Elizabeth George and Jin-Ai Mary Anne Tan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:193
  18. Worldwide population aging has been considered one of the most important demographic phenomena, and is frequently referred as a determinant of health costs and expenditures. These costs are an effect either of...

    Authors: César González-González, Sergio Sánchez-García, Teresa Juárez-Cedillo, Oscar Rosas-Carrasco, Luis M Gutiérrez-Robledo and Carmen García-Peña
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:192
  19. Determining the health-promoting behaviors of women during the important period of reproduction provides valuable information for designing appropriate intervention programs for advancing women's health. There...

    Authors: Azam Baheiraei, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Eesa Mohammadi, Saharnaz Nedjat, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh Charandabi, Fatemeh Rajabi and Reza Majdzadeh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:191
  20. As in many European countries, access to care is decreased for undocumented migrants in the Netherlands due to legislation. Studies on the health of undocumented migrants in Europe are scarce and focus on care...

    Authors: Tina Dorn, Manon Ceelen, Ming-Jan Tang, Joyce L Browne, Koos JC de Keijzer, Marcel CA Buster and Kees Das
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:190
  21. In 2006, the majority of new HIV infections were in MSM. We sought to describe numbers of casual sex partners among US MSM.

    Authors: Eli S Rosenberg, Patrick S Sullivan, Elizabeth A DiNenno, Laura F Salazar and Travis H Sanchez
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:189
  22. There are high levels of concern about childhood obesity, with obese children being at higher risk of poorer health both in the short and longer terms. Children's attitudes to, and beliefs about, their bodies ...

    Authors: Rebecca Rees, Kathryn Oliver, Jenny Woodman and James Thomas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:188
  23. Health services across Europe provide health care for migrant patients every day. However, little systematic research has explored the views and experiences of health care professionals in different European c...

    Authors: Stefan Priebe, Sima Sandhu, Sónia Dias, Andrea Gaddini, Tim Greacen, Elisabeth Ioannidis, Ulrike Kluge, Allan Krasnik, Majda Lamkaddem, Vincent Lorant, Rosa Puigpinósi Riera, Attila Sarvary, Joaquim JF Soares, Mindaugas Stankunas, Christa Straßmayr, Kristian Wahlbeck…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:187
  24. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a leading contributor to the burden of disease in low- and middle-income countries. Guidelines for CVD prevention care in low resource settings have been developed but little ...

    Authors: Marleen Hendriks, Lizzy Brewster, Ferdinand Wit, Oladimeji Akeem Bolarinwa, Aina Olufemi Odusola, William Redekop, Navin Bindraban, Albert Vollaard, Shade Alli, Peju Adenusi, Kayode Agbede, Tanimola Akande, Joep Lange and Constance Schultsz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:186
  25. Childhood obesity is multi-factorial and determined to a large extent by dietary habits, physical activity and sedentary behaviours. Previous research has shown that school-based programmes are effective but t...

    Authors: Gisela Nyberg, Elinor Sundblom, Åsa Norman and Liselotte Schäfer Elinder
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:185
  26. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second highest cause of cancer death in the UK. Most cases occur in people over 50 years and CRC often co-exists with other lifestyle...

    Authors: Angela M Craigie, Stephen Caswell, Caron Paterson, Shaun Treweek, Jill JF Belch, Fergus Daly, Jackie Rodger, Joyce Thompson, Alison Kirk, Anne Ludbrook, Martine Stead, Jane Wardle, Robert JC Steele and Annie S Anderson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:184
  27. HIV testing for pregnant women is an important component for the success of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). A lack of antenatal HIV testing results in loss of benefits for HIV-infect...

    Authors: Nguyễn TT Hạnh, Tine M Gammeltoft and Vibeke Rasch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:183
  28. Physical activity and sedentary behaviour among children should be measured accurately in order to investigate their relationship with health. Accelerometry provides objective and accurate measurement of body ...

    Authors: Mine Yıldırım, Maïté Verloigne, Ilse de Bourdeaudhuij, Odysseas Androutsos, Yannis Manios, Regina Felső, Éva Kovács, Alain Doessegger, Bettina Bringolf-Isler, Saskia J te Velde, Johannes Brug and Mai JM Chinapaw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:182
  29. Health officials face particular challenges in communicating with the public about emerging infectious diseases of unknown severity such as the 2009 H1N1(swine 'flu) pandemic (pH1N1). Statements intended to cr...

    Authors: Andrea S Fogarty, Kate Holland, Michelle Imison, R Warwick Blood, Simon Chapman and Simon Holding
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:181
  30. Being an immigrant in a high-income country is a risk factor for severe mental ill health. Studies on mental ill health among immigrants have found significant differences in mental health outcome between immi...

    Authors: Anna-Clara Hollander, Daniel Bruce, Bo Burström and Solvig Ekblad
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:180
  31. In conjunction with the growing prevalence of obesity and the older age of pregnant women gestational diabetes (GDM) is a major health problem.

    Authors: Eeva AL Korpi-Hyövälti, David E Laaksonen, Ursula S Schwab, Tarja H Vanhapiha, Kristiina R Vihla, Seppo T Heinonen and Leo K Niskanen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:179
  32. Effective interventions to increase safety and wellbeing of mothers experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) are scarce. As much attention is focussed on professional intervention, this study aimed to dete...

    Authors: Angela J Taft, Rhonda Small, Kelsey L Hegarty, Lyndsey F Watson, Lisa Gold and Judith A Lumley
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:178
  33. Alternatives to the traditional 'supply-side' approach to financing service delivery are being explored. These strategies are termed results-based finance, demand-side health financing or output-based aid whic...

    Authors: Charlotte Warren, Timothy Abuya, Francis Obare, Joseph Sunday, Rebecca Njue, Ian Askew and Ben Bellows
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:177
  34. The prevalence and predictors of functional status and disability of elderly people have been studied in several European countries including Spain. However, there has been no population-based study incorporat...

    Authors: Javier Virués-Ortega, Jesús de Pedro-Cuesta, Manuel Seijo-Martínez, Pedro Saz, Fernando Sánchez-Sánchez, Fermina Rojo-Pérez, Fernanda Rodríguez, Raimundo Mateos, Pablo Martínez-Martín, Ignacio Mahillo, Jordi Gascon-Bayarri, Josep Garre-Olmo, Francisco Jose García, Gloria Fernández-Mayoralas, Felix Bermejo-Pareja, Alberto Bergareche…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:176
  35. Although illness is an important cause of sick leave, it has also been suggested that non-medical risk factors may influence this association. If such factors impact on the period of decision making, they shou...

    Authors: Hanna Hultin, Johan Hallqvist, Kristina Alexanderson, Gun Johansson, Christina Lindholm, Ingvar Lundberg and Jette Möller
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:175
  36. The increased prevalence of obesity in pregnant women in Australia and other developed countries is a significant public health concern. Obese women are at increased risk of serious perinatal complications and...

    Authors: Cate Nagle, Helen Skouteris, Anne Hotchin, Lauren Bruce, Denise Patterson and Glyn Teale
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:174
  37. To study the mortality pattern of Norwegian doctors, people in human service occupations, other graduates and the general population during the period 1960-2000 by decade, gender and age. The total number of d...

    Authors: Olaf G Aasland, Erlend Hem, Tor Haldorsen and Øivind Ekeberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:173
  38. In Sub Saharan Africa, the incidence of hypertension and other modifiable cardiovascular risk factors is growing rapidly. Poor adherence to prescribed prevention and treatment regimens by patients can compromi...

    Authors: Aina Olufemi Odusola, Marleen Hendriks, Constance Schultsz, Karien Stronks, Joep Lange, Akin Osibogun, Tanimola Akande, Shade Alli, Peju Adenusi, Kayode Agbede and Joke Haafkens
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:171
  39. Employment rates of long-term ill and disabled people in the UK are low and 2.63 million are on disability-related state benefits. Since the mid-1990 s, UK governments have experimented with a range of active ...

    Authors: Stephen Clayton, Clare Bambra, Rachael Gosling, Sue Povall, Kate Misso and Margaret Whitehead
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:170
  40. To examine the association of education with body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC).

    Authors: Silke Hermann, Sabine Rohrmann, Jakob Linseisen, Anne M May, Anton Kunst, Herve Besson, Dora Romaguera, Noemie Travier, Maria-Jose Tormo, Esther Molina, Miren Dorronsoro, Aurelio Barricarte, Laudina Rodríguez, Francesca L Crowe, Kay-Tee Khaw, Nicholas J Wareham…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:169
  41. Physical activity offers numerous physiological and psychological benefits for young children; however, many preschool-aged children are not engaging in sufficient activity. The home environment, inclusive of ...

    Authors: Patricia Tucker, Melissa M van Zandvoort, Shauna M Burke and Jennifer D Irwin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:168
  42. Interventions are needed which can successfully modify more than one disease risk factor at a time, but much remains to be learned about the acceptability, feasibility, and effectiveness of multiple risk facto...

    Authors: Jennifer B McClure, Sheryl L Catz, Evette J Ludman, Julie Richards, Karin Riggs and Lou Grothaus
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:167
  43. Several studies have demonstrated that perceived financial status has a significant impact on health status among the elderly. However, little is known about whether such a subjective perception interacts with...

    Authors: Christy Pu, Nicole Huang, Gao-Jun Tang and Yiing-Jenq Chou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:166
  44. Postpartum weight retention affects many women and increases the risk of becoming overweight. The research objective was to study modifiable factors contributing to weight change at one year postpartum.

    Authors: Ellen Althuizen, Mireille NM van Poppel, Jeanne H de Vries, Jacob C Seidell and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:165
  45. Health system strengthening is critical to ensure the integration and scaling-up of priority health promotion, disease prevention and control programs. Normative guidelines are available to address health syst...

    Authors: Miguel A González-Block, Mariel Rouvier, Victor Becerril and Paola Sesia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:164
  46. Estimates of disease incidence and prevalence are core indicators of public health. The manner in which these indicators stand out against each other provide guidance as to which diseases are most common and w...

    Authors: Pieter H van Baal, Peter M Engelfriet, Rudolf T Hoogenveen, Marinus J Poos, Catharina van den Dungen and Hendriek C Boshuizen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:163
  47. Recent studies have shown an association between job insecurity and morbidity as well as mortality, however until now, knowledge about a potential association between job insecurity and overweight or obesity h...

    Authors: Eva Muenster, Heiko Rueger, Elke Ochsmann, Stephan Letzel and André M Toschke
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:162

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