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  1. The Africa Malaria Report shows that many countries are quite far from reaching the universal coverage targets of 80% coverage by 2010 and maintain it at this level. This paper examines ITN use and the factors...

    Authors: Olorunfemi E Amoran, Idowu O Senbanjo and Chuks E Asagwara
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:728
  2. Childhood obesity is becoming an equally challenging, yet under-recognized, problem in developing countries including Pakistan. Children and adolescents are worst affected with an estimated 10% of the world's ...

    Authors: Muhammad Umair Mushtaq, Sibgha Gull, Hussain Muhammad Abdullah, Ubeera Shahid, Mushtaq Ahmad Shad and Javed Akram
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:724

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  3. The proportion of Ugandan children who are fully vaccinated has varied over the years. Understanding vaccination behaviour is important for the success of the immunisation programme. This study examined influe...

    Authors: Juliet N Babirye, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Juliet Kiguli, Henry Wamani, Fred Nuwaha and Ingunn MS Engebretsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:723
  4. Despite schools theoretically being an ideal setting for accessing adolescents and preventing initiation of substance use, there is limited evidence of effective interventions in this setting. Resilience theor...

    Authors: Rebecca K Hodder, Justine Daly, Megan Freund, Jenny Bowman, Trevor Hazell and John Wiggers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:722
  5. Public health authorities have recognized lack of hand hygiene in hospitals as one of the important causes of preventable mortality and morbidity at population level. The implementation strategy ACCOMPLISH (Activ...

    Authors: Vicki Erasmus, Anita Huis, Anke Oenema, Pepijn van Empelen, Matthijs C Boog, Elise HE van Beeck, Suzanne Polinder, Ewout W Steyerberg, Jan Hendrik Richardus, Margreet C Vos and Ed F van Beeck
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:721
  6. Several studies have investigated attitudes to and compliance with smoking bans, but few have been conducted in healthcare settings and none in such a setting in Portugal. Portugal is of particular interest be...

    Authors: Sofia B Ravara, Jose M Calheiros, Pedro Aguiar and Luis Taborda Barata
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:720
  7. No comprehensive assessment of diabetes prevalence in Nauru has been conducted since an extreme prevalence was documented more than two decades ago. This study aims to determine the prevalence and risk factors...

    Authors: Amina Khambalia, Philayrath Phongsavan, Ben J Smith, Kieren Keke, Li Dan, Andrew Fitzhardinge and Adrian E Bauman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:719
  8. Welfare dependence and low work participation among young people have raised concern in many European countries. Reading and writing difficulties (RWD) might make young people vulnerable to work integration pr...

    Authors: Kristine Pape, Johan H Bjørngaard, Steinar Westin, Turid L Holmen and Steinar Krokstad
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:718
  9. Since stress is hypothesized to play a role in the etiology of obesity during adolescence, research on associations between adolescent stress and obesity-related parameters and behaviours is essential. Due to ...

    Authors: Tineke De Vriendt, Els Clays, Luis A Moreno, Patrick Bergman, Germán Vicente-Rodriguez, Eniko Nagy, Sabine Dietrich, Yannis Manios and Stefaan De Henauw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:717
  10. Little information exists on work and stress related health of medical doctors in non-EU countries. Filling this knowledge gap is needed to uncover the needs of this target population and to provide informatio...

    Authors: Katarina Putnik and Inge Houkes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:716
  11. In the context of rising food prices, there is a need for evidence on the most effective approaches for promoting healthy eating. Individually-targeted behavioural interventions for increasing food-related ski...

    Authors: Kylie Ball, Sarah A McNaughton, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Nick Andrianopoulos, Victoria Inglis, Briohny McNeilly, Ha ND Le, Deborah Leslie, Christina Pollard and David Crawford
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:715
  12. Zambia is a sub-Saharan country with one of the highest prevalence rates of HIV, currently estimated at 14%. Poor nutritional status due to both protein-energy and micronutrient malnutrition has worsened this ...

    Authors: Rodah M Zulu, Nuala M Byrne, Grace K Munthali, James Chipeta, Ray Handema, Mofu Musonda and Andrew P Hills
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:714
  13. The International Health Regulations (IHR (2005)) require countries to notify WHO of any event which may constitute a public health emergency of international concern. This notification relies on reports of ev...

    Authors: Emily MacDonald, Preben Aavitsland, Dounia Bitar and Katrine Borgen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:713
  14. As concern about youth obesity continues to mount, there is increasing consideration of widespread policy changes to support improved nutritional and enhanced physical activity offerings in schools. A critical...

    Authors: Lynn L DeBar, Margaret Schneider, Kimberly L Drews, Eileen G Ford, Diane D Stadler, Esther L Moe, Mamie White, Arthur E Hernandez, Sara Solomon, Ann Jessup and Elizabeth M Venditti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:711
  15. Promoting cognitive health and preventing its decline are longstanding public health goals, but long-term changes in cognitive function are not well-documented. Therefore, we first examined long-term changes i...

    Authors: Fredric D Wolinsky, Suzanne E Bentler, Jason Hockenberry, Michael P Jones, Paula A Weigel, Brian Kaskie and Robert B Wallace
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:710
  16. The reach and representativeness are seldom examined in worksite weight loss studies. This paper describes and illustrates a method for directly assessing the reach and representativeness of a internet-based w...

    Authors: Wen You, Fabio A Almeida, Jamie M Zoellner, Jennie L Hill, Courtney A Pinard, Kacie C Allen, Russell E Glasgow, Laura A Linnan and Paul A Estabrooks
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:709
  17. Physical activity confers a survival advantage after myocardial infarction (MI), yet the majority of post-MI patients are not regularly active. Since sense of coherence (SOC) has been associated with health ou...

    Authors: Vicki Myers, Yaacov Drory and Yariv Gerber
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:708
  18. Telephone-based care management programmes have been shown to improve health outcomes in some chronic diseases. Birmingham Own Health® is a telephone-based care service (nurse-delivered motivational coaching and ...

    Authors: Rachel E Jordan, Robert J Lancashire and Peymané Adab
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:707
  19. This study investigates the relationship between parental drinking and school adjustment in a total population sample of adolescents, with independent reports from mothers, fathers, and adolescents. As a group...

    Authors: Fartein A Torvik, Kamilla Rognmo, Helga Ask, Espen Røysamb and Kristian Tambs
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:706
  20. The negative effects of stigma on persons living with HIV (PLHIV) have been documented in many settings and it is thought that stigma against PLHIV leads to more difficulties for those who need to access HIV t...

    Authors: Anastasia Pharris, Nguyen Phuong Hoa, Carol Tishelman, Gaetano Marrone, Nguyen Thi Kim Chuc, Ruairí Brugha and Anna Thorson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:705
  21. Physicians involved in primary prevention are key players in CVD risk control strategies, but the expected reduction in CVD risk that would be obtained if all patients attending primary care had their risk fac...

    Authors: Eliseo Guallar, José R Banegas, Elena Blasco-Colmenares, F Javier Jiménez, Jean Dallongeville, Julian P Halcox, Claudio Borghi, Elvira L Massó-González, Mónica Tafalla, Joep Perk, Guy De Backer, Philippe G Steg and Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:704
  22. Subjects with non-fatal poisoning may be left with permanent, disabling sequelae, and the resultant long-term use of medical services smay be a burden on the public health care system. The objective of this st...

    Authors: Wu-Chien Chien, Jin-Ding Lin, Ching-Huang Lai, Chi-Hsiang Chung and Yu-Chen Hung
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:703
  23. Tobacco remains a seemingly intractable problem for individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness. This study evaluated the implementation, technical assistance, and perceived impact of a model ...

    Authors: Joseph GL Lee, Leah M Ranney, Adam O Goldstein, Anna McCullough, Sterling M Fulton-Smith and Nicole O Collins
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:702
  24. The experiences of the past 10 years have shown that it is feasible to treat HIV infected patients with ART even in severely resource constrained settings. Achieving the levels of antiretroviral coverage neces...

    Authors: Brian T Montague, Bea Vuylsteke and Anne Buvé
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:701
  25. Concerns have been raised that marginalised populations may not achieve adequate compliance to antiretroviral therapy. Our objective was to describe the long-term virological, immunological and mortality outco...

    Authors: Charlotte Huet, Abdoulaye Ouedraogo, Issouf Konaté, Isidore Traore, François Rouet, Antoinette Kaboré, Anselme Sanon, Philippe Mayaud, Philippe Van de Perre and Nicolas Nagot
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:700
  26. European Member States are facing a challenge to provide accessible and effective health care services for immigrants. It remains unclear how best to achieve this and what characterises good practice in increa...

    Authors: Walter Devillé, Tim Greacen, Marija Bogic, Marie Dauvrin, Sónia Dias, Andrea Gaddini, Natasja Koitzsch Jensen, Christina Karamanidou, Ulrike Kluge, Ritva Mertaniemi, Rosa Puigpinós i Riera, Attila Sárváry, Joaquim JF Soares, Mindaugas Stankunas, Christa Straßmayr, Marta Welbel…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:699
  27. There is growing recognition that a sedentary lifestyle is being driven, at least in part, by environmental factors that affect individuals' physical activity choices and health behaviours. In other words, the...

    Authors: Rachel C Davey, Gemma L Hurst, Graham R Smith, Sarah C Grogan and Judy Kurth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:697
  28. Successful treatment of tuberculosis (TB) involves taking anti-tuberculosis drugs for at least six months. Poor adherence to treatment means patients remain infectious for longer, are more likely to relapse or...

    Authors: Bernard N Muture, Margaret N Keraka, Peter K Kimuu, Ephantus W Kabiru, Victor O Ombeka and Francis Oguya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:696
  29. Pertussis continues to challenge medical professionals; recently described increases in incidence may be due to age-cohort effects, vaccine effectiveness, or changes in testing patterns. Toronto, Canada has re...

    Authors: David N Fisman, Patrick Tang, Tanya Hauck, Susan Richardson, Steven J Drews, Donald E Low and Frances Jamieson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:694
  30. Many injection drug users (IDUs) in China have high risk sexual behaviors that contribute to the spread of HIV infection. Although many IDUs in China move through drug rehabilitation centers, this opportunity ...

    Authors: Song-Ying Shen, Zhou-Bin Zhang, Joseph D Tucker, Helena Chang, Guan-Rong Zhang and Ai-Hua Lin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:693
  31. Health behaviours do not occur in isolation. Rather they cluster together. It is important to examine patterns of health behaviours to inform a more holistic approach to health in both health promotion and ill...

    Authors: Mary C Conry, Karen Morgan, Philip Curry, Hannah McGee, Janas Harrington, Mark Ward and Emer Shelley
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:692
  32. In Vietnam, primary government health services are now accessible for the whole population including ethnic minority groups (EMGs) living in rural and mountainous areas. However, little is known about EMGs' ow...

    Authors: Thilde Rheinländer, Helle Samuelsen, Anders Dalsgaard and Flemming Konradsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:690
  33. The association between chronic respiratory diseases and work disability has been demonstrated a number of times over the past 20 years, but still little is known about work disability in occupational cohorts ...

    Authors: Nicola Murgia, Kjell Torén, Jeong-Lim Kim and Eva Andersson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:689
  34. The estimate of the prevalence of the most common chronic conditions (CCs) is calculated using direct methods such as prevalence surveys but also indirect methods using health administrative databases.

    Authors: Francesco Chini, Patrizio Pezzotti, Letizia Orzella, Piero Borgia and Gabriella Guasticchi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:688
  35. The tuberculin skin test (TST) is still the standard test for detecting latent infection by M tuberculosis (LTBI). Given that the Brazilian Health Ministry recommends that the treatment of latent tuberculosis (LT...

    Authors: Líbia CRV Moura, Ricardo AA Ximenes, Heloísa L Ramos, Demócrito B Miranda Filho, Carolina DP Freitas, Rosangela MS Silva, Isabella Coimbra, Joanna d'Arc L Batista, Ulisses R Montarroyos and Maria de Fátima P Militão Albuquerque
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:687
  36. Understanding people's social lived experiences of chronic illness is fundamental to improving health service delivery and health outcomes, particularly in relation to self-management activity. In explorations...

    Authors: Nathaniel J Ward, Tanisha Jowsey, Penny J Haora, Clive Aspin and Laurann E Yen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:686
  37. Although HIV counseling and testing (HCT) is widely considered an integral component of HIV prevention and treatment strategies, few studies have examined HCT behavior among youth in sub-Saharan Africa-a group...

    Authors: Caroline W Kabiru, Donatien Beguy, Joanna Crichton and Eliya M Zulu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:685
  38. Studies in the United States show that rural persons with HIV are more likely than their urban counterparts to be diagnosed at a late stage of infection, suggesting missed opportunities for HIV testing in rura...

    Authors: Michael E Ohl and Eli Perencevich
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:681
  39. In the Westernised world, numerous children are overweight and have problems with bullying and mental health. One of the underlying causes for all three is postulated to be a decrease in outdoor free play. The...

    Authors: Anita C Bundy, Geraldine Naughton, Paul Tranter, Shirley Wyver, Louise Baur, Wendy Schiller, Adrian Bauman, Lina Engelen, Jo Ragen, Tim Luckett, Anita Niehues, Gabrielle Stewart, Glenda Jessup and Jennie Brentnall
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:680
  40. Stability or changes of health behaviours have not been studied in association with incidence of disability pension (DP). The aims were to (1) investigate if stability or changes in health behaviours predict D...

    Authors: Annina Ropponen, Jurgita Narusyte, Kristina Alexanderson and Pia Svedberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:678

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