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  1. Community-based interventions are a promising approach and an important component of a comprehensive response to obesity. In this paper we describe the Collaboration of COmmunity-based Obesity Prevention Sites (C...

    Authors: Steven Allender, Melanie Nichols, Chad Foulkes, Rebecca Reynolds, Elizabeth Waters, Lesley King, Tim Gill, Rebecca Armstrong and Boyd Swinburn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:132
  2. Approximately 20-40% of outpatients with diabetes experience elevated levels of emotional distress, varying from disease-specific distress to general symptoms of anxiety and depression. The patient's emotional...

    Authors: Jenny van Son, Ivan Nyklíček, Victor JM Pop and François Pouwer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:131
  3. Current human and experimental studies are indicating an association between stress and hearing problems; however potential risk factors have not been established. Hearing problems are projected to become amon...

    Authors: Dan Hasson, Töres Theorell, Martin Benka Wallén, Constanze Leineweber and Barbara Canlon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:130
  4. Systematic reviews have identified a range of brief interventions which increase physical activity in previously sedentary people. A randomised controlled trial is needed to assess whether providing motivation...

    Authors: Emma J Scott, Munyaradzi Dimairo, Daniel Hind, Elizabeth Goyder, Robert J Copeland, Jeff D Breckon, Helen Crank, Stephen J Walters, Amanda Loban and Cindy L Cooper
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:129
  5. In June 2009, the World Health Organization declared an A(H1N1) influenza pandemic. In October 2009, the largest vaccination campaign in Canadian history began. The aim of this study was to document paediatric...

    Authors: Eve Dubé, Fannie Defay, Vladimir Gilca, Julie A Bettinger, Chantal Sauvageau, France Lavoie, François D Boucher, Shelly McNeil, Ian Gemmill and Nicole Boulianne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:128
  6. Traditional tuberculosis (TB) treatment outcome measures, such as cure rate, do not provide insight into the underlying reasons for missing clinical targets. We evaluated a TB Process-Based Performance Review ...

    Authors: Nigel Field, Jill Murray, Michelle L Wong, Rob Dowdeswell, Ntomboxolo Dudumayo, Lesego Rametsi, Neil Martinson, Marc Lipman, Judith R Glynn and Pam Sonnenberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:127
  7. In comparison to other Europe countries, Dutch adolescents are at the top in drinking frequency and binge drinking. A total of 75% of the Dutch 12 to 16 year olds who drink alcohol also engage in binge drinkin...

    Authors: Jeroen Lammers, Ferry Goossens, Suzanne Lokman, Karin Monshouwer, Lex Lemmers, Patricia Conrod, Reinout Wiers, Rutger Engels and Marloes Kleinjan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:126
  8. Poor mental health predicts sexual risk behaviours in high-income countries, but little is known about this association in low-income settings in sub-Saharan Africa where HIV is prevalent. This study investiga...

    Authors: Patric Lundberg, Godfrey Rukundo, Schola Ashaba, Anna Thorson, Peter Allebeck, Per-Olof Östergren and Elizabeth Cantor-Graae
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:125
  9. Detectable HIV RNA in mothers at delivery is an important risk factor for HIV transmission to newborns. Our hypothesis was that, in migrant women, the risk of detectable HIV RNA at delivery is greater owing to...

    Authors: Ilaria Izzo, Maria A Forleo, Salvatore Casari, Eugenia Quiros-Roldan, Michele Magoni, Giampiero Carosi and Carlo Torti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:124
  10. In the past years, there has been a growing concern in designing physical activity (PA) programmes for elderly people, because evidence suggests that such health promotion interventions may reduce the deleteri...

    Authors: Ana I Marques, Maria J Rosa, Pedro Soares, Rute Santos, Jorge Mota and Joana Carvalho
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:123
  11. Despite the increased level of familial risk, research indicates that family members of patients with melanoma engage in relatively low levels of sun protection and high levels of sun exposure. The goal of thi...

    Authors: Sharon L Manne, Elliot J Coups, Paul B Jacobsen, Michael Ming, Carolyn J Heckman and Stuart Lessin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:122
  12. Diagnosed HIV-infected people form an increasingly large sub-population in South Africa, one that will continue to grow with widely promoted HIV testing and greater availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART)...

    Authors: Nuala McGrath, Linda Richter and Marie-Louise Newell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:121
  13. In Scotland, older adults are a key target group for physical activity intervention due to the large proportion who are inactive. The health benefits of an active lifestyle are well established but more resear...

    Authors: Freya MacMillan, Claire Fitzsimons, Karen Black, Malcolm H Granat, Margaret P Grant, Madeleine Grealy, Hazel Macdonald, Alex McConnachie, David A Rowe, Rebecca Shaw, Dawn A Skelton and Nanette Mutrie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:120
  14. To develop more efficient programmes for promoting dietary and/or physical activity change (in order to prevent type 2 diabetes) it is critical to ensure that the intervention components and characteristics mo...

    Authors: Colin J Greaves, Kate E Sheppard, Charles Abraham, Wendy Hardeman, Michael Roden, Philip H Evans and Peter Schwarz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:119
  15. Alcohol use during adolescence and young adulthood remains a prominent public health problem. Despite growing problems of global alcohol abuse, accurate information on the prevalence and pattern of use in Nige...

    Authors: Ebirim IC Chikere and Morakinyo O Mayowa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:118
  16. Surveys have provided evidence that tobacco use is widely prevalent amongst the youth in Pakistan. Several reviews have evaluated the effectiveness of various tobacco control programs, however, few have taken ...

    Authors: Syed MA Zaidi, Abdul L Bikak, Ayesha Shaheryar, Syed H Imam and Javaid A Khan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:117
  17. Since it was first defined in 1995, Public Health Informatics (PHI) has become a recognized discipline, with a research agenda, defined domain-specific competencies and a specialized corpus of technical knowle...

    Authors: Blaine Reeder, Rebecca A Hills, George Demiris, Debra Revere and Jamie Pina
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:116
  18. This study aimed to assess the relationship of air pollution and plasma surrogate markers of endothelial dysfunction in the pediatric age group.

    Authors: Parinaz Poursafa, Roya Kelishadi, Ahmadreza Lahijanzadeh, Mohammadreza Modaresi, Shaghayegh Haghjouy Javanmard, Raheleh Assari, Mohammad Mehdi Amin, Faramarz Moattar, Abbasgholi Amini and Babak Sadeghian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:115
  19. Switzerland has a low mortality rate from cardiovascular diseases, but little is known regarding prevalence and management of cardiovascular risk factors (CV RFs: hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and diabete...

    Authors: Daniel Estoppey, Fred Paccaud, Peter Vollenweider and Pedro Marques-Vidal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:114
  20. Female commercial sex workers (FSWs) are at high risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission in China. This study was designed to examine the predictors of condom use with clients during vaginal in...

    Authors: Hua Zhang, Meizhen Liao, Xijuan Nie, Rongjian Pan, Chuangxin Wang, Shiman Ruan, Changqing Zhang, Xiaorun Tao, Dianmin Kang and Baofa Jiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:113
  21. Although self-tests are increasingly available and widely used, it is not clear whether their use is beneficial to the users, and little is known concerning the determinants of self-test use. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Janaica EJ Grispen, Gaby Ronda, Geert-Jan Dinant, Nanne K de Vries and Trudy van der Weijden
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:112
  22. Adoption of a healthy diet has been identified as the cornerstone in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. However, non-adherence to lifestyle changes raises an important issue since adherence lev...

    Authors: Sophie Desroches, Annie Lapointe, Stéphane Ratté, Karine Gravel, France Légaré and Jayne Thirsk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:111
  23. Drug resistance has been a cause of concern for tuberculosis (TB) control in both developed and developing countries. Careful monitoring of the patterns and trends of drug resistance should remain a priority.

    Authors: Yan Shao, Dandan Yang, Weiguo Xu, Wei Lu, Honghuan Song, Yaoyao Dai, Hongbing Shen and Jianming Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:110
  24. Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is a global public health and human rights concern. Despite a growing body of research into risk factors for IPV, methodological differences limit the extent to wh...

    Authors: Tanya Abramsky, Charlotte H Watts, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Karen Devries, Ligia Kiss, Mary Ellsberg, Henrica AFM Jansen and Lori Heise
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:109
  25. Smoking, high alcohol consumption, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity often lead to (chronic) diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Tailored online interventions have been proven t...

    Authors: Daniela N Schulz, Stef PJ Kremers, Liesbeth ADM van Osch, Francine Schneider, Mathieu JG van Adrichem and Hein de Vries
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:108
  26. Sickness absence has represented a growing public health problem in many Western countries over the last decade. In Sweden disorders of the musculoskeletal system cause approximately one third of all sick leav...

    Authors: Jenny Hubertsson, Ingemar F Petersson, Barbro Arvidsson and Carina A Thorstensson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:107
  27. Parenting through control and monitoring has been found to have an effect on young people's sexual behaviour. There is a dearth of literature from sub-Saharan Africa on this subject. This paper examines parent...

    Authors: Joyce Wamoyi, Angela Fenwick, Mark Urassa, Basia Zaba and William Stones
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:106
  28. The prevalence of overweight appears to vary in people of first and second generation ethnic minority groups. Insight into the factors that underlie these weight differences might help in understanding the hea...

    Authors: Karen Hosper, Mary Nicolaou, Irene van Valkengoed, Vera Nierkens and Karien Stronks
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:105
  29. Social inequalities in cardiovascular diseases are well documented. Yet, the relation of social status inconsistency (having different ranks in two or more status indicators like education, occupational positi...

    Authors: Stefanie Braig, Richard Peter, Gabriele Nagel, Silke Hermann, Sabine Rohrmann and Jakob Linseisen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:104
  30. In 2004, the Ministry of Health issued the policy of decentralising microscopy services (MCs) to one third of all township hospitals in China. The study was conducted in Gansu Province, a poor western one in C...

    Authors: Xiaolin Wei, Guanyang Zou, Hui Zhang, Renzhong Li, John D Walley, Shiwen Jiang, Jia Yin, Shuigao Jin, You Li, Qiang Sun, James N Newell, Sian Griffiths and Lixia Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:103
  31. The Netherlands has experienced epidemics of vaccine preventable diseases largely confined to the Bible belt, an area where -among others- orthodox protestant groups are living. Lacking information on the vacc...

    Authors: Wilhelmina LM Ruijs, Jeannine LA Hautvast, Koos van der Velden, Sjoerd de Vos, Hans Knippenberg and Marlies EJL Hulscher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:102
  32. Growing interest in multimorbidity is observable in industrialized countries. For Germany, the increasing attention still goes still hand in hand with a small number of studies on multimorbidity. The authors r...

    Authors: Hendrik van den Bussche, Daniela Koller, Tina Kolonko, Heike Hansen, Karl Wegscheider, Gerd Glaeske, Eike-Christin von Leitner, Ingmar Schäfer and Gerhard Schön
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:101
  33. The use of sealants as an effective measure for the prevention of pit and fissure caries in children has been well documented by several studies; either they are used on an individual or on a public health bas...

    Authors: Constantine J Oulis, Elias D Berdouses, Eleni Mamai-Homata and Argyro Polychronopoulou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:100
  34. The health problems that working people suffer can affect their functional abilities and, consequently, can cause a mismatch between those abilities and the demands of the work, leading to sickness absence. A ...

    Authors: Jake PJ Broersen, Henny PG Mulders, Antonius JM Schellart and Allard J van der Beek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:99
  35. Obesity exerts an enormous health impact through its effect on coronary heart disease and its risk factors. Primary care-based and community-based intensive lifestyle counseling may effectively promote weight ...

    Authors: Rebecca L Drieling, Jun Ma and Randall S Stafford
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:98
  36. In developed European countries in the last phase of the smoking epidemic, education is a stronger predictor of smoking than income or employment. We examine whether this also applies in economically less deve...

    Authors: Mall Leinsalu, Csilla Kaposvári and Anton E Kunst
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:97
  37. It is important to understand which factors increase the risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adolescents. Previous studies have shown that the most important risk factors for PTSD include the type,...

    Authors: Daxing Wu, Huifang Yin, Shujing Xu and Ying Zhao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:96
  38. Deficiencies of micronutrients can affect the growth and development of children. There is increasing evidence of vitamin D deficiency world-wide resulting in nutritional rickets in children and osteoporosis i...

    Authors: Geok L Khor, Winnie SS Chee, Zalilah M Shariff, Bee K Poh, Mohan Arumugam, Jamalludin A Rahman and Hannah E Theobald
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:95
  39. We investigated the association of cumulative smoking exposure and duration of smoking cessation with peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

    Authors: Young-Hoon Lee, Min-Ho Shin, Sun-Seog Kweon, Jin-Su Choi, Jung-Ae Rhee, Hye-Ran Ahn, Woo-Jun Yun, So-Yeon Ryu, Bok-Hee Kim, Hae-Sung Nam, Seul-Ki Jeong and Kyeong-Soo Park
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:94
  40. A physically active life promotes both physical and mental health, increasing well-being and quality of life. Physical activity (PA) performed outdoors has been found to be particularly good for promoting well...

    Authors: Katarina Sjögren, Eva Ekvall Hansson and Louise Stjernberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:93
  41. An often-used tool to measure adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is the Medication Event Monitoring System (MEMS), an electronic pill-cap that registers date and time of pill-bottle openings. Despite it...

    Authors: Ramsey A Lyimo, Jossy van den Boogaard, Elizabeth Msoka, Harm J Hospers, Andre van der Ven, Declare Mushi and Marijn de Bruin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:92
  42. Efficiency and efficacy of organised mammography screening programs have been proven in large randomised trials. But every local implementation of mammography screening has to check whether the well establishe...

    Authors: Willi Oberaigner, Wolfgang Buchberger, Thomas Frede, Martin Daniaux, Rudolf Knapp, Christian Marth and Uwe Siebert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:91
  43. The Happy Life Club™ is an intervention that utilises health coaches trained in behavioural change and motivational interviewing techniques to assist with the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in p...

    Authors: Colette Browning, Anna Chapman, Sean Cowlishaw, Zhixin Li, Shane A Thomas, Hui Yang and Tuohong Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:90
  44. Disaster Medicine training is not included in medical education curriculum in China, even though the country has suffered various disasters annually. We intended to assess the need for continual education rega...

    Authors: Bo Huang, Jing Li, Yunkai Li, Weidong Zhang, Futang Pan and Shujun Miao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:89
  45. Adherence is a necessary part of successful antiretroviral treatment (ART). We assessed risk factors for incomplete adherence among a cohort of HIV-infected women initiating ART and examined associations betwe...

    Authors: Ziad El-Khatib, Anna Mia Ekstrom, Ashraf Coovadia, Elaine J Abrams, Max Petzold, David Katzenstein, Lynn Morris and Louise Kuhn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:88
  46. Positive alcohol outcome expectancy has consistently been linked with problematic drinking, but there is little population-based evidence on its role on early stages of drinking in childhood. The present study...

    Authors: Chuan-Yu Chen, Carla L Storr, Chieh-Yu Liu, Kuang-Hung Chen, Wei J Chen and Keh-Ming Lin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:87
  47. This study aimed to inform the design of a pragmatic trial of stroke prevention in primary care by evaluating data recorded in electronic patient records (EPRs) as potential outcome measures. The study also ev...

    Authors: Alex Dregan, Michael A Toschke, Charles D Wolfe, Anthony Rudd, Mark Ashworth and Martin C Gulliford
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:86
  48. Binge drinking is a constant problem behavior in adolescents across Europe. Epidemiological investigations have been reported. However, epidemiological data on alcohol consumption of adolescents with different...

    Authors: Carolin Donath, Elmar Gräßel, Dirk Baier, Christian Pfeiffer, Deniz Karagülle, Stefan Bleich and Thomas Hillemacher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:84
  49. The frequency of bloodborne pathogen healthcare-associated infections is thought to be high in developing Southeast Asian Countries. The underlying social-cultural logics contributing to the risks of transmiss...

    Authors: Pascale Hancart-Petitet, Céline Dumas, Anne-Laure Faurand-Tournaire, Alice Desclaux and Sirenda Vong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:83
  50. Betel quid chewing is a common habit widely practiced in Southern Asian populations. However, variations are seen in the content of a betel quid across the different countries. Factors associated with commence...

    Authors: Wan MN Ghani, Ishak A Razak, Yi-Hsin Yang, Norain A Talib, Noriaki Ikeda, Tony Axell, Prakash C Gupta, Yujiro Handa, Norlida Abdullah and Rosnah B Zain
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:82

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