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  1. This study aims to describe the preference for primary healthcare (PHC) and investigate associated factors among homebound residents in both rural and urban areas of China. It provides valuable insights to fac...

    Authors: Jinxin Zhang, Xiaojie Sun and Aaron Yao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:449
  2. Vaccine hesitancy is a significant threat to global health. A key part of addressing hesitancy is to ensure that public health messaging prioritises information that is considered important to the public. This...

    Authors: Amy Hai Yan Chan, Marvin Tao, Samantha Marsh and Helen Petousis-Harris
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:447
  3. Subjective well-being (SWB) plays an essential role in general health. Although beneficial effects of selected micronutrients and foods on SWB have been reported, they do not reflect the impact of the habitual...

    Authors: Jiaci Lin, Fuhua Yang, Miaosen Lan, Yichen Ding and Keli Yin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:445
  4. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, women in (peri-)urban areas are commonly engaged in small trade, which allows them to meet the basic needs of their families. Microsaving approaches are a low-risk opti...

    Authors: Wyvine Ansima Bapolisi, Jean Makelele, Giovanfrancesco Ferrari, Lenneke Kono-Tange, Ghislain Bisimwa, Christian Schindler and Sonja Merten
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:443
  5. Environmental factors can impact the ability of food retail businesses to implement best practice health-enabling food retail.

    Authors: Emma van Burgel, Molly Fairweather, Amanda Hill, Meaghan Christian, Megan Ferguson, Amanda Lee, Sarah Funston, Bronwyn Fredericks, Emma McMahon, Christina Pollard and Julie Brimblecombe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:442
  6. General practitioners (GPs) have an important gatekeeping role in the Norwegian sickness insurance system. This role includes limiting access to paid sick leave when this is not justified according to sick lea...

    Authors: Eivor Hovde Hoff, Kristian B Kraft, Cathrine F Moe, Magne Nylenna, Kristian A Østby and Arnstein Mykletun
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:439
  7. Over one-third of women worldwide suffer from anaemia. The prevalence of anaemia is particularly pronounced among women of reproductive age (WRA) in developing countries, such as India. No prior study has ever...

    Authors: Subhojit Let, Seema Tiwari, Aditya Singh and Mahashweta Chakrabarty
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:437
  8. South Africa (SA) has one of the highest rates of migration on the continent, largely comprised of men seeking labor opportunities in urban centers. Migrant men are at risk for challenges engaging in HIV care....

    Authors: Maria Francesca Nardell, Caroline Govathson, Sithabile Mngadi-Ncube, Nkosinathi Ngcobo, Daniel Letswalo, Mark Lurie, Jacqui Miot, Lawrence Long, Ingrid Theresa Katz and Sophie Pascoe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:435
  9. Problem gambling can lead to health-related harms, such as poor mental health and suicide. In the UK there is interest in introducing guidance around effective and cost-effective interventions to prevent harm ...

    Authors: Esther Moore, Robert Pryce, Hazel Squires and Elizabeth Goyder
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:434
  10. The COVID-19 pandemic restrictions posed challenges to maintaining healthy lifestyles and physical well-being. During the first mobility restrictions from March to mid-July 2020, the German population was advi...

    Authors: Florian Herbolsheimer, Annette Peters, Sarah Wagner, Stefan N. Willich, Lilian Krist, Tobias Pischon, Katharina Nimptsch, Sylvia Gastell, Mirko Brandes, Berit Brandes, Tamara Schikowski, Börge Schmidt, Karin B. Michels, Rafael Mikolajczyk, Volker Harth, Nadia Obi…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:433
  11. Intimate partner violence has adverse outcomes on the sexual and reproductive health of women. In this study, we examined the association between sexual violence and multiple high-risk fertility behaviours (MH...

    Authors: Richard Gyan Aboagye, Irene Esi Donkoh, Joshua Okyere, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:432
  12. Cancer is a major socioeconomic burden that seriously affects the life and spirit of patients. However, little is known about the role of environmental toxicant exposure in diseases, especially ubiquitous di-(...

    Authors: Luchen Yang, Xiaoyang Liu, Zhufeng Peng, Zhenghuan Liu, Pan Song, Jing Zhou, Kai Ma, Yunfei Yu and Qiang Dong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:430
  13. Chronic malnutrition is a condition associated with negative impacts on physical and cognitive development. It is multi-causal and can start very early in life, already in utero, thus it is especially challeng...

    Authors: E Custodio, Z Herrador, E Trigo, M Romay-Barja, F Ramirez, I Aguado, E Iraizoz, A Silva-Gerardo, ML Faria, R Martin-Cañavate, T Marques, A Vargas, A Gómez and I Molina
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:429
  14. Child marriage of girls is one example of human rights violations, and is increasingly recognized as a key obstacle to global public health. Given the importance of a comprehensive understanding of the motivat...

    Authors: Asma Pourtaheri, Mehrsadat Mahdizadeh, Hadi Tehrani, Jamshid Jamali and Nooshin Peyman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:428
  15. Information is scarce regarding the economic burden of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease in low-resource settings. This study aimed to estimate the cost per episode of hospital admissions due to RSV se...

    Authors: Julia Dvorkin, Emiliano Sosa, Elizabeth Vodicka, Ranju Baral, Andrea Sancilio, Karina Dueñas, Andrea Rodriguez, Carlos Rojas-Roque, Patricia B. Carruitero, Fernando P. Polack, Clint Pecenka, Romina Libster and Mauricio T. Caballero
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:427
  16. Poor development of young children is a common issue in developing countries and it is well established that iron deficiency anemia is one of the risk factors. Research has shown that iron deficiency is a comm...

    Authors: Siqi Zhang, Lei Wang, Renfu Luo, Scott Rozelle and Sean Sylvia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:426
  17. Male sex workers (MSWs), specifically cisgender men who exchange sex for money, goods, drugs, or other items of value with other cisgender men, are at high risk for HIV infection. Compared to men not engaged i...

    Authors: Katie B. Biello, Philip A. Chan, Colleen D. Ndoye, Lance Nelson, Elizabeth Nelson, Vanessa Silva, Eun Kwak, Siena Napoleon, Carolina Cormack Orellana, Olly G. Richards, Evan Davis and Matthew J. Mimiaga
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:424
  18. Ensuring universal health coverage and equitable access to health services requires a comprehensive understanding of spatiotemporal heterogeneity in healthcare resources, especially in small areas. The absence...

    Authors: Chao Song, Lina Fang, Mingyu Xie, Zhangying Tang, Yumeng Zhang, Fan Tian, Xiuli Wang, Xiaojun Lin, Qiaolan Liu, Shixi Xu and Jay Pan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:423
  19. Eye examinations and eyeglasses acquisition are typically integrated into a cohesive procedure in China. We conducted a randomized controlled trial using incognito standardized patient (SP) approach to evaluat...

    Authors: Nan Wang, Yangyuan Li, Shichong Wu, Yunjie Liu, Jingchun Nie, Junhao Wu, Zulihumaer Reheman, Jinbiao Ye and Jie Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:422
  20. Since multidimensional barriers challenge nursing homes, a socio-ecological approach is needed for physical activity promotion in this setting. So far, little is known about how such an approach can be transfe...

    Authors: Lea-Sofie Hahn, Ansgar Thiel, Viola Dembeck, Daniel Haigis, Leon Matting, Rebekka Pomiersky, Gerhard W. Eschweiler, Andreas M. Nieß, Gorden Sudeck and Annika Frahsa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:419
  21. Physical activity is important for all aspects of health, yet most university students are not active enough to reap these benefits. Understanding the factors that influence physical activity in the context of...

    Authors: Catherine E. B. Brown, Karyn Richardson, Bengianni Halil-Pizzirani, Lou Atkins, Murat Yücel and Rebecca A. Segrave
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:418
  22. Adaptation is a key strategy to extend the reach of evidence-based interventions to prevent violence in new populations, but there is a dearth of practical case examples. The Good School Toolkit was developed ...

    Authors: Heidi Grundlingh, Nambusi Kyegombe, Sophie Namy, Janet Nakuti, Yvonne Laruni, Barbrah Nanyunja, Hassan Muluusi, Mastula Nakiboneka, Aggrey Mukuwa, Clare Tanton, Louise Knight, Dipak Naker and Karen Devries
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:417
  23. Previous research has demonstrated a correlation between chronic stress and chronic pain (CP). However, there have been few studies examining the prospective association of allostatic load (AL)—the biological ...

    Authors: Yunlong Liang and Cara Booker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:416
  24. The first 3 years of life are a critical period for the development of socio-emotional skills, highlighting the importance of socio-emotional development in early childhood. This study aimed to evaluate the ef...

    Authors: Ana Duarte, Silvana Martins, Cláudia Augusto, Maria José Silva, Luís Lopes, Rute Santos and Rafaela Rosário
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:415
  25. Contact tracing is the process of identifying people who have recently been in contact with someone diagnosed with an infectious disease. During an outbreak, data collected from contact tracing can inform inte...

    Authors: Kaiyu He, Steffen Foerster, Neil M. Vora, Kathleen Blaney, Chris Keeley, Lisa Hendricks, Jay K. Varma, Theodore Long, Jeffrey Shaman and Sen Pei
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:414
  26. Previous studies have predominantly focused on smartphone overdependence among adolescents and young adults. However, as smartphone usage has recently surged among South Korean middle-aged and older adults, th...

    Authors: Su Hyun Kim, Young Hoon Kim, Chang-Hyung Lee and YounYoung Lee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:413
  27. Low-and-middle income countries face a disproportionate burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that threaten to overwhelm under-resourced health systems. Community health workers (CHWs) can promote NCD pre...

    Authors: Lia K. McNulty, Mark Stoutenberg, Andrea Kolkenbeck-Ruh, Amy Harrison, Thabiso Mmoledi, Daniel Katiyo, Mimi Mhlaba, Delisile Kubheka and Lisa J. Ware
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:412
  28. To identify strategies and tactics communities use to translate research into environmental health action.

    Authors: Linda Sprague Martinez, Shir Lerman Ginzburg, Sharon Ron, Cristina Araujo Brinkerhoff, Samiya Haque, Sophia Angali England, Kynza Khimani, Wig Zamore, Ellin Reisner, Lydia Lowe and Doug Brugge
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:411
  29. Individuals with high social vulnerability index (SVI) have poorer outcomes with COVID-19. Masking reduces transmission of COVID-19 among children, but how SVI plays a role in masking behavior is unknown. We a...

    Authors: Keerti L. Dantuluri, Asare Buahin, Diane Uschner, Michael E. DeWitt, Whitney Rossman, Connell O. Dunn, Timothy C. Hetherington, Jennifer Priem, Paola Castri, William H. Lagarde, Michael Gibbs and Amina Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:410
  30. With a rising prevalence of age-related eye diseases, prevention and early diagnosis of these conditions are key goals of public eye health. Disease-related knowledge in the general public supports these goals...

    Authors: Jan Henrik Terheyden, David J. Fink, Karl Mercieca, Maximilian W. M. Wintergerst, Frank G. Holz and Robert P. Finger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:409
  31. Childhood vaccination is widely recognized as the most effective means to prevent various diseases. However, a considerable amount of children still miss out on their vaccination schedules. Therefore, this stu...

    Authors: Kifayat Ullah, Javeria Saleem, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Ishaq, Farhad Ali Khattak, Fatima Majeed, Hafiza Aisha Sadiqa and Florian Fischer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:408
  32. In January 2023, British Columbia implemented a three-year exemption to Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, as granted by the federal government of Canada, to decriminalize the personal possession of small amoun...

    Authors: Alissa Greer, Jessica Xavier, Olivia K. Loewen, Brooke Kinniburgh and Alexis Crabtree
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:407
  33. The aim of the study was to identify the variables of the internal compensatory mechanisms that differentiate the body build and posture of people with Down syndrome (DS) from the intellectual disability (ID) ...

    Authors: Eliza Gaweł, Diana Celebańska and Anna Zwierzchowska
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:406
  34. Although sociodemographic characteristics are associated with health disparities, the relative predictive value of different social and demographic factors remains largely unknown. This study aimed to describe...

    Authors: Ansley J. Kunnath, Daniel E. Sack and Consuelo H. Wilkins
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:405
  35. To inform the development of an online tool to be potentially used in shared decision-making about breast cancer screening, French women were questioned about participation in breast cancer screening, the heal...

    Authors: Laureline Guigon, Laura X. Gil Sánchez, Anne-Sophie Petit, Alice Le Bonniec, Partha Basu, Christelle M. Rodrigue, Marie Préau, Patricia Soler-Michel and Patricia Villain
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:404
  36. This study aimed to examine the associations between depressive symptoms, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, waist-hip ratio and multimorbidity among community-dwelling older adults. We also examine t...

    Authors: Waquar Ahmed, T. Muhammad and CV Irshad
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:402
  37. Health-related physical fitness, which includes body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular endurance, flexibility, power, and strength are associated with risks of chronic diseases and promote good ...

    Authors: Ranjeeta Kumari, Bhola Nath, Yogesh Singh and Rupsha Mallick
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:401
  38. Previous studies have suggested that tea consumption may have a positive impact on oral health. However, the effects of different tea types on oral health remain unclear. Therefore, this study aimed to determi...

    Authors: Zheqi Huang, Kahori Kawamura, Hideki Yoshimatsu and Tatsuro Miyake
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:400
  39. There are several types of dermatitis, each capable of causing enduring changes that extend beyond physical discomfort. In severe cases, dermatitis can significantly affect mental health, social interactions, ...

    Authors: Saeid Safiri, Mehran Jaberinezhad, Seyed Ehsan Mousavi, Kimia Motlagh Asghari, Ali Shamekh, Seyed Aria Nejadghaderi, Mark J. M. Sullman, Yousef Houshyar, Elham Behrangi and Ali-Asghar Kolahi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:399
  40. Intimate partner violence (IPV) threatens the safety, health and quality of life of women worldwide. Comprehensive IPV interventions that are tailored, take a long-term view of women’s needs, including health ...

    Authors: Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, Colleen Varcoe, Kelly Scott-Storey, Annette J. Browne, Susan M. Jack, Kim Jackson, Tara Mantler, Sue O’Donnell, Noël Patten-Lu, Victoria Smye, C. Nadine Wathen and Nancy Perrin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:398
  41. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) exposes women and children to a wide range of challenges across housing, employment, social connections, and child well-being and is a public health issue. IPV survivors are at ...

    Authors: Ebony Rempel, Lorie Donelle, Jodi Hall and Nadine Wathen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:397
  42. Public Health Dashboards (PHDs) facilitate the monitoring and prediction of disease outbreaks by continuously monitoring the health status of the community. This study aimed to identify design principles and d...

    Authors: Reza Rabiei, Peivand Bastani, Hossein Ahmadi, Shirin Dehghan and Sohrab Almasi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:392

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