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  1. The evidence-base for whole school approaches aimed at improving student mental health and wellbeing remains limited. This may be due to a focus on developing and evaluating de-novo, research-led interventions...

    Authors: Nina Gobat, Hannah Littlecott, Andy Williams, Kirsten McEwan, Helen Stanton, Michael Robling, Stephen Rollnick, Simon Murphy and Rhiannon Evans

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:154

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Solutions to complex public health issues should be informed by scientific evidence, yet there are important differences between policy and research processes that make this relationship challenging. Integrate...

    Authors: Joanna Mendell and Lindsey Richardson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:153

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The first case of COVID-19 infection was diagnosed in Brazil 26th February 2020. By March 16th, physical distancing and confinement measures were implemented by the Brazilian government. Little is known about ...

    Authors: Edlaine Faria de Moura Villela, Rossana Verónica Mendoza López, Ana Paula Sayuri Sato, Fábio Morato de Oliveira, Eliseu Alves Waldman, Rafael Van den Bergh, Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:152

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  4. Successful peer volunteering is central to many community-based, active ageing initiatives. This study synthesises the perspectives of a range of stakeholders involved in peer volunteering initiatives and prov...

    Authors: Afroditi Stathi, Janet Withall, Sandra Agyapong-Badu, Eva Barrett, Marlene Kritz, Debbie Wills, Cecilie Thogersen-Ntoumani and Kenneth R. Fox

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:150

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  5. The aim of this study was to examine changes in beverage expenditure patterns before and after a T$0.50/L sweetened-beverage (SB) excise was introduced in Tonga in 2013, by household income, household age comp...

    Authors: Andrea Teng, Bertrand Buffière, Murat Genç, Telekaki Latavao, Viliami Puloka, Louise Signal and Nick Wilson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:149

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Peer victimisation is a common occurrence and has well-established links with a range of psychiatric problems in adulthood. Significantly less is known however, about how victimisation influences positive aspe...

    Authors: Jessica M. Armitage, R. Adele H. Wang, Oliver S. P. Davis, Lucy Bowes and Claire M. A. Haworth

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:148

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Brief messaging interventions, including Short Message Service (SMS) text-messages, delivered via mobile device platforms, show promise to support and improve treatment adherence. To understand how these inter...

    Authors: Natalie Leon, Hazel Namadingo, Kirsty Bobrow, Sara Cooper, Amelia Crampin, Bruno Pauly, Naomi Levitt and Andrew Farmer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:147

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Mozambique has a generalized HIV epidemic of 13.5% among the general population. Early modeling exercises in Mozambique estimate that key populations (KP), defined as men who have sex with men (MSM), female se...

    Authors: Makini A. S. Boothe, Isabel Sathane, Cynthia Semá Baltazar, Noela Chicuecue, Roberta Horth, Erika Fazito and Henry F. Raymond

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:146

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  9. The relationship between socioeconomic status and the risk of contracting coronavirus disease (COVID-19) remains controversial. We aimed to investigate whether socioeconomic status affected the risk of contrac...

    Authors: Tak Kyu Oh, Jae-Wook Choi and In-Ae Song

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:144

    Content type: Research article

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  10. COVID19 is a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus. As there has been no definitive treatment for the disease so far, the only way to control the spread is to break the chain of infection. Our stud...

    Authors: Mojgan Firouzbakht, Shabnam Omidvar, Saeedeh Firouzbakht and Arman Asadi-Amoli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:143

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Effective surveillance and response systems are vital to achievement of disease control and elimination goals. Kenya adopted the revised guidelines of the integrated disease surveillance and response system in...

    Authors: Arthur K. S. Ng’etich, Kuku Voyi and Clifford M. Mutero

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:142

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Sexual compulsivity (SC) and its relationship with unprotected intercourse (UI) have long been an intriguing topic, but its existential meaning in the management of public health or, more precisely, sexually t...

    Authors: Yang Ni, Hengan Liu, Ruijie Gong, Mei Shi, Shuxian Zhang, Suping Wang and Yong Cai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:141

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  13. it is important to investigate the relationship between disordered eating in male adolescents and smoking and alcohol consumption as they are risk factors to other diseases as well. For example, high levels of...

    Authors: Jana Berro, Marwan Akel, Souheil Hallit and Sahar Obeid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:140

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  14. In Japan, 55.5% of breast cancer survivors (BCSs) are of working age, so various perspectives regarding return to work (RTW) after cancer diagnosis need to be considered. Therefore, this study aimed to clarify...

    Authors: Kiyomi Mitsui, Motoki Endo, Yuya Imai, Yuito Ueda, Hiroko Ogawa, Go Muto, Yan Yan, Gautam A. Deshpande, Yasuhisa Terao, Satoru Takeda, Takeshi Tanigawa, Katsuji Nishimura, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Mitsue Saito and Akatsuki Kokaze

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:138

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  15. Racial and ethnic disparities in stillbirth risk had been documented in most western countries, but it remains unknown in China. This study was to determine whether exist ethnic disparities in stillbirth risk ...

    Authors: Yanpeng Wu, Jianhong Pan, Dong Han, Lixin Li, Yanfei Wu, Rui Liao, Zijie Liu, Dingyun You, Pingyan Chen and Ying Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:136

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  16. Evidence for correlation between the cigarette use and blood pressure change remains ambiguous. This study modelled relationship between the duration of smoking and systolic blood pressure in a large national ...

    Authors: Yuelun Zhang, Yunying Feng, Shi Chen, Siyu Liang, Shirui Wang, Ke Xu, Dongping Ning, Xianxian Yuan, Huijuan Zhu, Hui Pan and Guangliang Shan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:135

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  17. One of the main occupational hazards for seafarers is the long exposure to sunlight. This study aimed to determine the efficacy of a mobile phone-based text message intervention in adopting skin cancer prevent...

    Authors: Esmat Heydari, Tahereh Dehdari and Mahnaz Solhi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:134

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  18. Many countries have recommended the use of face masks for general population in public places to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This study aims to estimate the prevalence of face mask usage and inve...

    Authors: Zahra Rahimi, Gholam Abbas Shirali, Marzieh Araban, Mohammad javad Mohammadi and Bahman Cheraghian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:133

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  19. Cervical cancer is the second commonest female cancer in Sri Lanka. Two major drawbacks of the present cervical cancer screening programme are the suboptimal sensitivity of the pap smear and the low coverage. ...

    Authors: K. C. M. Perera, N. Mapitigama and HTCS Abeysena

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:131

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Mobile health technologies have advanced to now allow monitoring of the acute physiological responses to lifestyle behaviours. Our aim was to explore how people engaged with real-time feedback on their physica...

    Authors: Maxine E. Whelan, Francesca Denton, Claire L. A. Bourne, Andrew P. Kingsnorth, Lauren B. Sherar, Mark W. Orme and Dale W. Esliger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:130

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  21. COVID-19 is an emerging public health emergency of international concern. The trajectory of the global spread is worrisome, particularly in heavily populated countries such as Nigeria. The study objective was ...

    Authors: Ayo Stephen Adebowale, Adeniyi F. Fagbamigbe, Joshua O. Akinyemi, Olalekan K. Obisesan, Emmanuel J. Awosanya, Rotimi F. Afolabi, Selim A. Alarape and Sunday O. Obabiyi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:129

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  22. Body image concerns may give rise to a multitude of risk behaviors, such as unhealthy weight control practices, disordered eating behaviors (e.g., compensatory purging or preoccupation with food), smoking, exc...

    Authors: Mattias Strand, Peeter Fredlund, Cecilia Boldemann and Anton Lager

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:128

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  23. Conceptual and theoretical links between politics and public health are longstanding. Internationally comparative systematic review evidence has shown links between four key political exposures – the welfare s...

    Authors: Maxwell S. Barnish, Si Ying Tan, Araz Taeihagh, Michelle Tørnes, Rebecca V. H. Nelson-Horne and G. J. Melendez-Torres

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:127

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  24. Air pollution has been linked to increased mortality and morbidity. The Program 4 of the Healthy Aging in Industrial Environment study investigates whether the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activit...

    Authors: S. Elavsky, V. Jandačková, L. Knapová, V. Vašendová, M. Sebera, B. Kaštovská, D. Blaschová, J. Kühnová, R. Cimler, D. Vilímek, T. Bosek, J. Koenig and D. Jandačka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:126

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Health insurance is an important mechanism to prevent financial hardship in the process of accessing health care. Since the launch of Nigeria’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2005, only 5% of Niger...

    Authors: Gbadegesin O. Alawode and David A. Adewole

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:124

    Content type: Research article

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  26. In view of the upcoming demographic transition, there is still no clear evidence on how increasing life expectancy will affect future disease burden, especially regarding specific diseases. In our study, we pr...

    Authors: Valeska Milan, Stefan Fetzer and Christian Hagist

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:123

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  27. Transactional sexual relationships contribute to a high incidence of HIV infection among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in low-resource settings. Cash transfers (CT) are a structural approach t...

    Authors: Alok Gangaramany, Peter Balvanz, Margaret Waruguru Gichane, Stephan Goetschius, Saransh Sharma, Krittika Sharma, Jeff Mulhausen, Paul Noble-Campbell, Joyce Wamoyi, Suzanne Maman and Ram Prasad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:122

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  28. To ensure patient-centered tuberculosis preventive treatment, it is important to consider factors that make it easier for patients to complete treatment. However, there is little published literature about pat...

    Authors: Courtney M. Yuen, Ana K. Millones, Jerome T. Galea, Daniela Puma, Judith Jimenez, Leonid Lecca, Mercedes C. Becerra and Salmaan Keshavjee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:121

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  29. Despite a global call for action and growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD) associated with physical inactivity, effective interventions to increase community-wide physical activity (PA) remain few....

    Authors: Ling Chew, Isabel Tavitian-Exley, Nicole Lim and Alice Ong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:120

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  30. Female Mexican Immigrants (FMIs) experience high rates of depression compared with other populations. For this population, depression is often exacerbated by social isolation associated with the experience of ...

    Authors: Janet Page-Reeves, Cristina Murray-Krezan, Lidia Regino, Jackie Perez, Molly Bleecker, Daniel Perez, Bill Wagner, Susan Tigert, Elaine L. Bearer and Cathleen E. Willging

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:119

    Content type: Study protocol

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  31. Ensuring safety and wellbeing of healthcare providers is crucial, particularly during times of a pandemic. In this study, we aim to identify the determinants of anxiety in physicians on duty in coronavirus war...

    Authors: Qaisar Khalid Mahmood, Sara Rizvi Jafree, Aisha Jalil, Syed Mujtaba Hasnain Nadir and Florian Fischer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:118

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  32. The COVID-19 has caused a sizeable global outbreak and has been declared as a public health emergency of international concern. Sufficient evidence shows that temperature has an essential link with respiratory...

    Authors: Gaopei Zhu, Yuhang Zhu, Zhongli Wang, Weijing Meng, Xiaoxuan Wang, Jianing Feng, Juan Li, Yufei Xiao, Fuyan Shi and Suzhen Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:117

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  33. There is an urgent need for scaled-up effective interventions which overcome barriers to health-enhancing physical activity for children and adolescents. In New South Wales (NSW), Australia, the state governme...

    Authors: Bridget C. Foley, Katherine B. Owen, Adrian E. Bauman, William Bellew and Lindsey J. Reece

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:22

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  34. Noise is a major public health issue because of its negative impacts on health, including annoyance, sleep disturbance, cardiovascular diseases and altered cognitive performance among children. Self-rated heal...

    Authors: Clémence BAUDIN, Marie LEFÈVRE, Patricia CHAMPELOVIER, Jacques LAMBERT, Bernard LAUMON and Anne-Sophie EVRARD

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:116

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  35. Maternal and child health have shown important advances in the world in recent years. However, national averages indicators hide large inequalities in access and quality of care in population subgroups. We exp...

    Authors: Manuel Colomé-Hidalgo, Juan Donado Campos and Ángel Gil de Miguel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:115

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  36. Effective preparedness to respond to mass casualty incidents and disasters requires a well-planned and integrated effort by all involved professionals, particularly those who are working in healthcare, who are...

    Authors: Krzysztof Goniewicz, Mariusz Goniewicz, Anna Włoszczak-Szubzda, Frederick M. Burkle, Attila J. Hertelendy, Ahmed Al-Wathinani, Michael Sean Molloy and Amir Khorram-Manesh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:114

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  37. Intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) are still among the major public health issues in developing countries. Assessing the prevalence of IPIs and potential risk factors in different localities is essential t...

    Authors: Gedamu Gebreamlak Hailu and Esubalew Tesfahun Ayele

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:112

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  38. School nurses in the school health services are assigned to promote health and participation among children when conducting health visits. Still, for children of foreign origin this promotion of participation ...

    Authors: Emmie Wahlström, Marie Golsäter, Mats Granlund, Inger K. Holmström, Peter Larm and Maria Harder

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:111

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  39. The rapid expansion of dengue, Zika and chikungunya with large scale outbreaks are an increasing public health concern in many countries. Additionally, the recent coronavirus pandemic urged the need to get con...

    Authors: Maria Angelica Carrillo, Axel Kroeger, Rocio Cardenas Sanchez, Sonia Diaz Monsalve and Silvia Runge-Ranzinger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:110

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  40. We assessed the feasibility and acceptability of a sequential approach of parent-targeted HPV vaccine reminders and phone-based Motivation Interviewing (MI).

    Authors: Stephanie A. S. Staras, Eric Richardson, Lisa J. Merlo, Jiang Bian, Lindsay A. Thompson, Janice L. Krieger, Matthew J. Gurka, Ashley H. Sanders and Elizabeth A. Shenkman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:109

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  41. Home-based interventions have potential for improving early child development (ECD) in low-resource settings. The design of locally acceptable strategies requires an in-depth understanding of the household con...

    Authors: Jessica D. Rothstein, Audrey J. Buckland, Kristin Gagnier, Mayra Ochoa, Aliya Allen-Valley, Belinda Jivapong, Lilia Z. Cabrera, Elli Leontsini and Kelly R. Fisher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:108

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  42. Electronic health tools are of little use if the intended user lacks the skills to effectively engage them. Engaging eHealth requires a skill set, or literacy, of its own. The present study is an effort to pro...

    Authors: Adnan Adil, Ahmed Usman, Nasir Mehmood Khan and Faria Ibad Mirza

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:107

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  43. Public health workers at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) and primary health care institutes (PHIs) were among the main workers who implemented prevention, control, and contain...

    Authors: Jinghua Li, Jingdong Xu, Huan Zhou, Hua You, Xiaohui Wang, Yan Li, Yuan Liang, Shan Li, Lina Ma, Jing Zeng, Huanle Cai, Jinzhao Xie, Chenghao Pan, Chun Hao, Stuart Gilmour, Joseph Tak-fai Lau…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:106

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  44. When a new or re-emergent pathogen, such as SARS-CoV-2, causes a major outbreak, rapid access to pertinent research findings is crucial for planning strategies and decision making. We researched whether the sp...

    Authors: Javad Khanali, Mohammad-Reza Malekpour and Ali-Asghar Kolahi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:105

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  45. Health and social care workers (HSCWs) have carried a heavy burden during the COVID-19 crisis and, in the challenge to control the virus, have directly faced its consequences. Supporting their psychological we...

    Authors: Johannes H. De Kock, Helen Ann Latham, Stephen J. Leslie, Mark Grindle, Sarah-Anne Munoz, Liz Ellis, Rob Polson and Christopher M. O’Malley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:104

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