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  1. There is renewed interest in the role of the built environment in public health. Relatively little research to date investigates its impact on healthy ageing. Ageing in place has been adopted as a key strategy...

    Authors: Elizabeth J Burton, Lynne Mitchell and Chris B Stride
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:839
  2. Posttraumatic stress disorder acquired at work can be debilitating both for workers and their employers. The disorder can result in increased sick leave, reduced productivity, and even unemployment. Furthermor...

    Authors: Erene Stergiopoulos, Adriana Cimo, Chiachen Cheng, Sarah Bonato and Carolyn S Dewa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:838
  3. Population surveys and health services registers are the main source of data for the management of public health. Yet, the validity of survey data on the use of mental health services has been questioned repea...

    Authors: Aline Drapeau, Richard Boyer and Fatoumata Binta Diallo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:837
  4. The prevalence of overweight and elevated cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among workers in the construction industry is relatively high. Improving lifestyle lowers CVD risk and may have work-related benefits...

    Authors: Iris F Groeneveld, Karin I Proper, Allard J van der Beek, Vincent H Hildebrandt and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:836
  5. Body shape dissatisfaction has been thought to have an indispensable impact on weight control behaviors. We investigated the prevalence of body shape dissatisfaction (BSD) and explored its association with wei...

    Authors: Yee Tak Derek Cheung, Antoinette Marie Lee, Sai Yin Ho, Edmund Tsze Shing Li, Tai Hing Lam, Susan Yun Sun Fan and Paul Siu Fai Yip
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:835
  6. The need for a mobile workforce inevitably means that the length of the total work day (working and traveling time) will increase, but the health effects of commuting have been surprisingly little studied apar...

    Authors: Erik Hansson, Kristoffer Mattisson, Jonas Björk, Per-Olof Östergren and Kristina Jakobsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:834
  7. Montreal is Canada's second-largest city, where mean annual tuberculosis (TB) incidence from 1996 to 2007 was 8.9/100,000. The objectives of this study were to describe the epidemiology of TB among homeless pe...

    Authors: Jason Tan de Bibiana, Carmine Rossi, Paul Rivest, Alice Zwerling, Louise Thibert, Fiona McIntosh, Marcel A Behr, Dick Menzies and Kevin Schwartzman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:833
  8. The prevalence of hyperuricemia varied in different populations and it appeared to be increasing in the past decades. Recent studies suggest that hyperuricemia is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular ...

    Authors: Liu B, Wang T, Zhao HN, Yue WW, Yu HP, Liu CX, Yin J, Jia RY and Nie HW
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:832
  9. Low childhood physical activity levels are currently one of the most pressing public health concerns. Numerous school-based physical activity interventions have been conducted with varied success. Identifying ...

    Authors: Kelly A Mackintosh, Zoe R Knowles, Nicola D Ridgers and Stuart J Fairclough
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:831
  10. Low levels of physical activity in children have been linked to an increased risk of obesity, but many children lack confidence in relation to exercise (exercise self-efficacy). Factors which can impact on con...

    Authors: Cris Glazebrook, Martin J Batty, Nivette Mullan, Ian MacDonald, Dilip Nathan, Kapil Sayal, Alan Smyth, Min Yang, Boliang Guo and Chris Hollis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:830
  11. Substance use and sexual risk behaviour affect young people's current and future health and wellbeing in many high-income countries. Our understanding of time-trends in adolescent health-risk behaviour is larg...

    Authors: Helen Sweeting, Caroline Jackson and Sally Haw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:829
  12. There is limited evidence that interventions for depression and other common mental disorders (CMD) can be integrated sustainably into primary health care in Africa. We aimed to pilot a low-cost multi-componen...

    Authors: Dixon Chibanda, Petra Mesu, Lazarus Kajawu, Frances Cowan, Ricardo Araya and Melanie A Abas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:828
  13. Social and community service organisations (SCSOs) are non-government, not-for-profit organisations that provide welfare services to disadvantaged individuals. SCSOs hold considerable potential for providing s...

    Authors: Jamie Bryant, Billie Bonevski and Christine Paul
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:827
  14. Depressive symptoms and chronic disease have adverse effects on patients' health-related quality of life (H-RQOL). However, little is known about this effect on H-RQOL when only the two core depressive symptom...

    Authors: Valeri D Guajardo, Bruno PF Souza, Sérgio G Henriques, Mara CS Lucia, Paulo R Menezes, Milton A Martins, Leila SLPC Tardivo, Wagner F Gattaz and Renério Fráguas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:826
  15. Cancer is mainly a disease of older patients. In older cancer patients, additional endpoints such as quality of survival and daily functioning might be considered equally relevant as overall or disease free su...

    Authors: Laura Deckx, Doris van Abbema, Katherine Nelissen, Liesbeth Daniels, Piet Stinissen, Paul Bulens, Loes Linsen, Jean-Luc Rummens, Geert Robaeys, Eric T de Jonge, Bert Houben, Karin Pat, Daan Walgraeve, Luc Spaas, Jolanda Verheezen, Thessa Verniest…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:825
  16. Workplace health programs have demonstrated improvements in a number of risk factors for chronic disease. However, there has been little investigation of participant characteristics that may be associated with...

    Authors: Rosanne LA Freak-Poli, Rory Wolfe, Helen Walls, Kathryn Backholer and Anna Peeters
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:824
  17. Low socio-economic status combined with other risk factors affects a person's physical and psychosocial health from childhood to adulthood. The societal impact of these problems is huge, and the consequences c...

    Authors: Jamila Mejdoubi, Silvia van den Heijkant, Elle Struijf, Frank van Leerdam, Remy HiraSing and Alfons Crijnen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:823
  18. Mass screening for celiac disease (CD) as a public health intervention is controversial. Prior to implementation, acceptability to the targeted population should be addressed. We aimed at exploring adolescents...

    Authors: Anna Rosén, Maria Emmelin, Annelie Carlsson, Solveig Hammarroth, Eva Karlsson and Anneli Ivarsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:822
  19. The public health system in England is currently facing dramatic change. Renewed attention has recently been paid to the best approaches for tackling the health inequalities which remain entrenched within Brit...

    Authors: Lois C Orton, Ffion Lloyd-Williams, David C Taylor-Robinson, May Moonan, Martin O'Flaherty and Simon Capewell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:821
  20. The rate of macrosomia (birth weight≥4, 000 g) increased over the past four decades in many parts of the world. Macrosomia is associated not only with higher risks of maternal and neonatal complications but al...

    Authors: Yanyu Lu, Jun Zhang, Xinrong Lu, Wei Xi and Zhu Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:818
  21. Infant mortality rate (IMR) is a key public health indicator. Maternal age is a well-known determinant of pregnancy and delivery complications and of infant morbidity and mortality. In Italy the Infant Mortali...

    Authors: Walter Mazzucco, Rosanna Cusimano, Maurizio Macaluso, Claudio La Scola, Giovanna Fiumanò, Salvatore Scondotto, Achille Cernigliaro, Giovanni Corsello, Giuseppe La Torre and Francesco Vitale
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:817
  22. Use of information campaigns and educational interventions directed to citizens and supported by physicians, aimed at promoting the appropriate use of medicines, have been evaluated by several studies with con...

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    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:816
  23. Improving the lifestyle of overweight and obese adults is of increasing interest in view of its role in several chronic diseases. Interventions aiming at overweight or weight-related chronic diseases suffer fr...

    Authors: Brenda AJ Berendsen, Marike RC Hendriks, Evert ALM Verhagen, Nicolaas C Schaper, Stef PJ Kremers and Hans HCM Savelberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:815
  24. Métis are descendants of early 17th century relationships between North American Indians and Europeans. This study's objectives were: (1) to compare the health status of the Métis people to all other residents of...

    Authors: Patricia J Martens, Judith G Bartlett, Heather J Prior, Julianne Sanguins, Charles A Burchill, Elaine MJ Burland and Sheila Carter
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:814
  25. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus in 15-34-year-aged Lithuanian males and females during 1991 - 2008

    Authors: Rytas Ostrauskas, Rimantas Žalinkevičius, Nijolė Jurgevičienė, Lina Radzevičienė and Lina Lašaitė
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:813
  26. Kenya experienced rapid scale up of HIV testing and counselling services in government health services from 2001. We set out to examine the human resource policy implications of scaling up HIV testing and coun...

    Authors: Miriam Taegtmeyer, Tim Martineau, Jane H Namwebya, Annrita Ikahu, Carol W Ngare, James Sakwa, David G Lalloo and Sally Theobald
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:812
  27. Despite the increase in the number of clinical trials in low and middle income countries (LMICs), there has been little serious discussion of whether First in Human (FIH; phase 0 and phase 1) clinical trials s...

    Authors: Lydia Kapiriri, James V Lavery, Peter A Singer, Hassan Mshinda, Lorne Babiuk and Abdallah S Daar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:811
  28. Alcohol misuse by young people is an important public health issue, and has led to the development of a range of prevention interventions. Evidence concerning the most effective approaches to intervention desi...

    Authors: Heather Rothwell and Jeremy Segrott
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:810
  29. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of MetS on arterial stiffness in a longitudinal study.

    Authors: Chia-Ing Li, Sharon LR Kardia, Chiu-Shong Liu, Wen-Yuan Lin, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Yi-Dar Lee, Fung-Chang Sung, Tsai-Chung Li and Cheng-Chieh Lin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:808
  30. The most efficient sexual behavior for HIV transmission is unprotected receptive anal intercourse. However, it is unclear what role heterosexual unprotected anal sex is playing in the world's worst HIV epidemi...

    Authors: Seth C Kalichman, Steven D Pinkerton, Michael P Carey, Demetria Cain, Vuyelwa Mehlomakulu, Kate B Carey, Leickness C Simbayi, Kelvin Mwaba and Ofer Harel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:807
  31. The Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS) (2006-2015) aims to reach and sustain high levels of vaccine coverage, provide immunization services to age groups beyond infancy and to those currently not r...

    Authors: David W Brown, Anthony Burton, Marta Gacic-Dobo, Rouslan I Karimov, Jos Vandelaer and Jean Marie Okwo-Bele
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:806
  32. Conduct disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders in children and may persist into adulthood in about 50% of cases. The costs to society are high and impact many public sector agencies. Parenting pro...

    Authors: Eva-Maria Bonin, Madeleine Stevens, Jennifer Beecham, Sarah Byford and Michael Parsonage
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:803
  33. Problematic Internet use (PIU) is a growing problem in Chinese adolescents. Little is known about associations of PIU with physical and psychological health. This study was designed to investigate the prevalen...

    Authors: Hui Cao, Ying Sun, Yuhui Wan, Jiahu Hao and Fangbiao Tao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:802
  34. Workplace violence (WPV) is an occupational health hazard in both low and high income countries. To design WPV prevention programs, prior knowledge and understanding of conditions in the targeted population ar...

    Authors: Maria T Couto, Per Tillgren and Maja Söderbäck
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:800
  35. To estimate trends in leisure time physical activity and physical fitness between 1987-2006 in older Spanish people.

    Authors: Domingo Palacios-Ceña, Cristina Alonso-Blanco, Rodrigo Jiménez-Garcia, Valentin Hernández-Barrera, Pilar Carrasco-Garrido, Elena Pileño-Martinez and Cesar Fernández-de-las-Peñas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:799
  36. Variability in health behaviours is an important cause of socioeconomic health disparities. Socioeconomic differences in health behaviours are poorly understood. Previous studies have examined whether (single)...

    Authors: Bob C Mulder, Marijn de Bruin, Hanneke Schreurs, Erik JC van Ameijden and Cees MJ van Woerkum
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:798
  37. Previous Australian research has highlighted disparities in community perceptions of the threat posed by terrorism. A study with a large sample size is needed to examine reported concerns and anticipated respo...

    Authors: Garry Stevens, Kingsley Agho, Melanie Taylor, Alison L Jones, Jennifer Jacobs, Margo Barr and Beverley Raphael
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:797
  38. Recent years have seen a number of attempts to reduce the stigma related to mental illness; the media can play a significant role in perpetuating this stigma. This paper analyses trends in newspaper coverage o...

    Authors: Robert Goulden, Elizabeth Corker, Sara Evans-Lacko, Diana Rose, Graham Thornicroft and Claire Henderson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:796
  39. Research about the relationship between premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and major depression is limited. This study examined the relationship between moderate to severe PMS and major depression in a population-bas...

    Authors: Christine Forrester-Knauss, Elisabeth Zemp Stutz, Carine Weiss and Sibil Tschudin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:795
  40. Prehypertension and prediabetes are major risk factors of cardiovascular disease, and their combined presence may result in more serious cardiovascular outcomes than expected with either prehypertension or pre...

    Authors: Jie Wu, Wen-hua Yan, Ling Qiu, Xin-qi Chen, Xiu-zhi Guo, Wei Wu, Liang-yu Xia, Xu-zhen Qin, Yan-hong Liu, Hai-tao Ding, Shao-mei Han, Cheng-li Xu and Guang-jin Zhu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:794
  41. The few studies that have attempted to estimate the future cost of caring for people with dementia in Australia are typically based on total prevalence and the cost per patient over the average duration of ill...

    Authors: Victor Vickland, Joel Werner, Thomas Morris, Geoff McDonnell, Brian Draper, Lee-Fay Low and Henry Brodaty
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:793
  42. The Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) was designed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to measure, compare, and analyze the burden of various diseases. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first stu...

    Authors: Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Mohammad R Rasouli, Alexander R Vaccaro, Soheil Saadat, Mohammad R Zarei and Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:789
  43. Childhood tuberculosis (TB) has been neglected in the fight against TB. Despite implementation of Directly Observed Treatment Shortcourse (DOTS) program in public and private hospitals in Indonesia since 2000,...

    Authors: Trisasi Lestari, Ari Probandari, Anna-Karin Hurtig and Adi Utarini
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:784

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