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  1. The ultimate goal of medical care is to eradicate disease and restore normality to a person’s life. Quality of life (QOL) is a concern as dermatologists and researchers strive to find better drug treatments. H...

    Authors: Xiu-jie Zhang, Jing-rong Lin, Min-xing Ou, Hong-wei Yan, Sheng-nan Liu, Lu Dai and Fu-qing Gong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1860
  2. While the use of self-management apps has considerable promise to efficiently reduce the diabetes burden that disproportionally affects low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and the multisectoral and multi...

    Authors: Meifang Chen, Daniel Weissglass, Chengyi Li, Di Li, Zixuan Wu and Li Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1859
  3. Glycerol, flavorings and sweeteners constitute approximately 70% of water-pipe tobacco smoking (WTS) mixtures. Tobacco mixture combustion produces smoke toxins (e.g. carbonyl compounds), of which the type and ...

    Authors: Salwa Almomen, Mobarak Aldossari, Yousef Khaleel, Mishal Altamimi, Ohoud Alharbi, Abdulelah Alsuwaydani, Malak Almutairi, Sarah Alyousef, Radwan Hafiz, Faris Alshomer and Amani S. Alqahtani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1858
  4. Evaluating lifelong weight trajectories is challenging due to the high costs of studies that follow individuals from childhood to adulthood. The use of silhouette scales has been a new approach to assess the b...

    Authors: Isiyara Taverna Pimenta, Rosane Harter Griep, Sheila Maria Alvim de Matos, Maria de Fatima Haueisen Sander Diniz, Arlinda B. Moreno and Maria de Jesus Mendes da Fonseca
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1857
  5. Mobility is an important risk determinant for HIV given the potential for intermittent access to HIV services. Mobility may be particularly relevant among female sex workers, (FSW) who have been shown to be at...

    Authors: Emma M. Gorin, Carrie E. Lyons, Brooke A. Jarrett, Mamadu A. Djalo, Kátia Barreto, Fatou M. Drame and Stefan Baral
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1856
  6. Social determinants of health are drivers of vaccine inequity and lead to higher risks of complications from infectious diseases in under vaccinated communities. In many countries, pharmacists have gained the ...

    Authors: Alexandre Chadi, Daniel J. G. Thirion and Pierre-Marie David
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1855
  7. The COVID-19 pandemic produced alarming rates of disease and mortality globally, yet few nations were as severely impacted as Brazil. The pandemic also exposed and exacerbated persistent forms of structural vi...

    Authors: Luissa Vahedi, Samantha McNelly, Nina Lukow, Anna Carolina Fonseca, Dorcas Erskine, Catherine Poulton, Lindsay Stark and Ilana Seff
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1854
  8. The social and behavioural factors related to physical activity among adults are well known. Despite the overlapping nature of these factors, few studies have examined how multiple predictors of physical activ...

    Authors: Aviroop Biswas, Cynthia Chen, Kathleen G. Dobson, Stephanie A. Prince, Faraz Vahid Shahidi, Peter M. Smith and Daniel Fuller
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1853
  9. Since China adopted a policy to eliminate rural learning centers, boarding has become an important feature of the current rural student community. However, there is a lack of consensus on the impact of boardin...

    Authors: Fang Chang, Yanan Huo, Songyan Zhang, Hang Zeng and Bin Tang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1852
  10. Caesarean section (CS) rates are increasing globally, posing risks to women and babies. To reduce CS, educational interventions targeting pregnant women have been implemented globally, however, their effective...

    Authors: Rana Islamiah Zahroh, Katy Sutcliffe, Dylan Kneale, Martha Vazquez Corona, Ana Pilar Betrán, Newton Opiyo, Caroline S. E. Homer and Meghan A. Bohren
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1851
  11. Adolescents frequently engage in risky behaviors that negatively influence their health and pose a serious public health concern. This study aimed to examine the clustering pattern of health risk behaviors amo...

    Authors: Lakshmi Rani Kundu, Abdullah Al Masud, Zohurul Islam and Jamil Hossain
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1850
  12. Antibiotic resistance rates remain high in China where antibiotics are widely used for common illnesses. This study aimed to investigate the influences on people’s decisions on treatment and antibiotic use for...

    Authors: Tingting Zhang, Hanyi Lin, Xinping Zhao, Wei Wang, Fei Yan and Helen Lambert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1849
  13. Many interventions for widescale distribution of rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 have utilized online, direct-to-consumer (DTC) ordering systems; however, little is known about the sociodemographic characteri...

    Authors: Carly Herbert, Qiming Shi, Jonggyu Baek, Biqi Wang, Vik Kheterpal, Christopher Nowak, Thejas Suvarna, Aditi Singh, Paul Hartin, Basyl Durnam, Summer Schrader, Emma Harman, Ben Gerber, Bruce Barton, Adrian Zai, Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1848
  14. In 2010, a political and social crisis pushed thousands of Venezuelans out of their country; today, seven million Venezuelans live abroad. In addition, during the COVID-19 pandemic, border closure increased an...

    Authors: Teresita Rocha-Jimenez, Carla Olivari, Alejandra Martínez, Michael Knipper and Báltica Cabieses
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1846
  15. Measures of financial hardship have been suggested to supplement traditional indicators of socioeconomic status (SES) to elucidate household economic well-being. This study formally tested the construct validi...

    Authors: Agus Surachman, Reginald Tucker-Seeley and David M. Almeida
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1845
  16. Achievement emotions have a significant impact on both the learning process and outcomes. However, there is currently no brief and effective questionnaire available to evaluate Chinese university students' ach...

    Authors: Jianing Tian, Peifeng Liu, Qianqian Zhang, Shun Song, Shicheng An and Hongyan Yu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1839
  17. Partner notification interventions are complex and assessing their effectiveness is challenging. By reviewing the literature on the effectiveness of partner notification interventions, our aim was to evaluate ...

    Authors: Victoire Sawras, Sylvie Deuffic-Burban, Marie Préau, Bruno Spire, Yazdan Yazdanpanah and Karen Champenois
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1838
  18. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer report higher levels of depression and anxiety and lower health related quality of life than non...

    Authors: Jane M. Ussher, Kimberley Allison, Rosalie Power, Samantha Ryan and Janette Perz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1837
  19. Although child malnutrition has been reducing, the coexistence in mothers and children of various forms of malnutrition has continued to rise around the world. In the Indonesian context, a knowledge gap exists...

    Authors: Helen Andriani, Erlin Friska, Miftahul Arsyi, Alphyyanto Eko Sutrisno, Alexander Waits and Nurul Dina Rahmawati
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1836
  20. Obesity is a crucial risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but the association between adiposity deposition and OSA risk has not reached a consistent conclusion. This study sought to reveal the associ...

    Authors: Hai Deng, Xueru Duan, Jun Huang, Murui Zheng, Miaochan Lao, Fan Weng, Qi-ying Su, Zhen-feng Zheng, Yunting Mei, Li Huang, Wen-han Yang, Xiaohui Xing, Xiaofeng Ma, Wenjing Zhao and Xudong Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1835
  21. Community engagement strategies provide tools for sustainable vector-borne disease control. A previous cluster randomized control trial engaged nine intervention communities in seven participatory activities t...

    Authors: Elizabeth Pellecer Rivera, Margarita Rivera Arrivillaga, José G. Juárez, Sandra M. De Urioste-Stone, Elsa Berganza and Pamela Marie Pennington
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1834
  22. Contraceptive methods have been used to space births, but also to limit a couple’s desired number of children. Efforts of family planning programmes have mainly concentrated on females, even though males tend ...

    Authors: Bwalya Bupe Bwalya, Mwewa E. Kasonde, James Nilesh Mulenga, Chabila Christopher Mapoma, Nayunda Wamunyima, Billy Siamianze and Obinna Onukogu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1833
  23. Well-designed public health interventions ideally aspire to reduce health disparities between racial and ethnic groups. Yet, there remains virtually no research examining racial/ethnic disparities in intervent...

    Authors: Susan A. Stoner, J. Christopher Graham and Therese M. Grant
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1832
  24. Given a prolonged course of Cervical spondylosis (CS) could cause irreversible neurological deficits, it is crucial to disseminate CS-related health information to the public to promote early diagnosis and tre...

    Authors: Hong Wang, Chunyi Yan, Tingkui Wu, Xiang Zhang, Junbo He, Zhihao Liu and Hao Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1831
  25. The World Health Organisation declared the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a global pandemic on 11th March 2020. Since then, the world has been firmly in its grip. At the time of writing, there were more ...

    Authors: Chiara Lombardo, Lijia Guo, Susan Solomon, David Crepaz-Keay, Shari McDaid, Lucy Thorpe, Steven Martin, Ann John, Alec Morton, Gavin Davidson, Antonis A. Kousoulis and Tine Van Bortel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1830
  26. During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing measures were imposed to protect the population from exposure, especially older adults and people with frailty, who have the highest risk for severe outcomes. Th...

    Authors: Jantien A. Backer, Jan van de Kassteele, Fatima El Fakiri, Niel Hens and Jacco Wallinga
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1829
  27. Immunization information systems (IIS) are confidential, population-based computerized databases that record vaccination doses administered to persons residing within a given geopolitical area. We sought to hi...

    Authors: Lara A. Heersema, Luke Cunniff, Amanda L. Eiden, Isha Sharma, Jaya Mishra and Alexandra Bhatti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1828
  28. Mental resources such as optimism and social support are important to face different stressors. The aim of this study is to identify groups in the population that are similar in terms of their mental resources.

    Authors: Kristine Khachatryan, Daniëlle Otten, Manfred E. Beutel, Sven Speerforck, Steffi G. Riedel-Heller, Christine Ulke and Elmar Brähler
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1827
  29. Previous studies have typically explored the daily lagged relations between influenza and meteorology, but few have explored seasonally the monthly lagged relationship, interaction and multiple prediction betw...

    Authors: Ye Chen, Weiming Hou, Weiyu Hou and Jing Dong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1826
  30. Education can create better opportunities for health, and vice versa. Using a so-called ‘add-in’ approach, school-based physical activity (PA) promotion and prevention of sedentary behaviours can increase pupi...

    Authors: Mads Bølling, Lærke Mygind, Peter Elsborg, Paulina S. Melby, Karen S. Barfod, Jan Christian Brønd, Charlotte Demant Klinker, Glen Nielsen and Peter Bentsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1825
  31. Healthcare-based interventions addressing social needs such as food and housing generally fail to impact the upstream wealth and power inequities underlying those needs. However, a small number of US healthcar...

    Authors: Geoffrey M. Gusoff, David Zuckerman, Bich Ha Pham and Gery W. Ryan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1824
  32. The COVID-19 pandemic placed important challenges on parents, as they had to meet various demands during lockdown, including childcare, work and homeschooling. Therefore, the current study aimed to investigate...

    Authors: Stéphanie Bourion-Bédès, Hélène Rousseau, Martine Batt, Carole Beltrand, Rabah Machane, Pascale Tarquinio, Cyril Tarquinio and Cédric Baumann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1823
  33. Pharmacotherapy literacy (PTHL) is a specific ability to safely access, appraise and understand the available information concerning medication and to calculate and act accordingly. The concept of PTHL is most...

    Authors: Marija Levic, Natasa Bogavac-Stanojevic, Stana Ubavic and Dusanka Krajnovic
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1822
  34. Many studies exist on the living arrangements and health status of older adults, but the findings have been inconsistent. Therefore, we examined the relationship between living arrangements and all-cause morta...

    Authors: Lining Pu, Jingni Zhang, Xiaoxue He, Degong Pan, Huihui Wang, Xue Zhang, Xian Sun, Xiaojuan Liu, Shulan He and Jiangping Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1821
  35. Providing financial risk protection is one of the fundamental goals of health systems. Catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) and medical impoverishment (MI) are two common indicators in evaluating financial ri...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Li, Hongcai Guan and Hongqiao Fu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1820
  36. Schools play an organizational role in managing myopia-related behavioral habits among students. We evaluated the effects of school myopia management measures on myopia onset and progression in a school-based ...

    Authors: Jiao- jiao Shi, Yu-jie Wang, Ping-ping Lyu, Jing-wen Hu, Xiao-sa Wen and Hui-jing Shi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1819
  37. The prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD) has been increasing in recent years, especially in Asia. There is growing evidence to suggest the importance of dietary patterns in the development and management of AD...

    Authors: Jun Jie Lim, Kavita Reginald, Yee-How Say, Mei Hui Liu and Fook Tim Chew
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1818
  38. ‘Treat All’ policies recommending immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after HIV diagnosis for all people living with HIV (PLHIV) are now ubiquitous in sub-Saharan Africa. While early ART initiation and...

    Authors: Charles Ingabire, Dana Watnick, Josephine Gasana, Francine Umwiza, Athanase Munyaneza, Gallican Kubwimana, Gad Murenzi, Kathryn Anastos, Adebola Adedimeji and Jonathan Ross
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1817
  39. Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are the leading cause of child deaths in the Gulf Cooperation Council. This study aimed to investigate the effect of a social media educational campaign on parents' knowledge of ch...

    Authors: Eman A. Bakhurji, Albandari M. Alqahtani, Ezdehar M. Alwashmi, Manayer S. Husain and Balgis O. Gaffar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1816
  40. Growing research points to potential long-term developmental implications of prenatal opioid exposure for children. Yet, polysubstance use and adverse childhood experiences are raised as potential confounders....

    Authors: Andra Wilkinson, H. S. Rackers and T. M. Harmon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1815
  41. Anemia among adolescents (ages 10–19 years) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries and carries long-term health and economic consequences. To address the issue, polic...

    Authors: Innocent Yusufu, Ilana R. Cliffer, Mashavu H. Yussuf, Cecilia Anthony, Frank Mapendo, Seif Abdulla, Mary Masanja, Amani Tinkasimile, Ali Salim Ali, Mary Mwanyika-Sando and Wafaie Fawzi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1814
  42. Reinforced concrete production is widespread, but little is known about the occupational exposure to fine particulate matter (PM) in such workplaces, including from metalworking and concrete processing. Theref...

    Authors: Denis Vinnikov, Anel Abenova, Aizhan Raushanova and Venerando Rapisarda
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1813
  43. Smoking cessation during pregnancy and the postpartum period by both women and their partners offers multiple health benefits. However, compared to pregnant/postpartum women, their partners are less likely to ...

    Authors: Sudeepa Khanal, Céline Miani, Emily Finne, Julia Zielke and Melanie Boeckmann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1812
  44. Authors: Cecília Bertuol, Murilo Henrique Corrêa da Silveira, Rodrigo de Rosso Krug, Juliedy Waldow Kupske, Grégore Iven Mielke and Giovani Firpo Del Duca
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1811

    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2023 23:1602

  45. Authors: Mohamedraed Elshami, Mohammed Ayyad, Mohammed Alser, Ibrahim Al-Slaibi, Shoruq Ahmed Naji, Balqees Mustafa Mohamad, Wejdan Sudki Isleem, Adela Shurrab, Bashar Yaghi, Yahya Ayyash Qabaja, Fatima Khader Hmdan, Mohammad Fuad Dwikat, Raneen Raed Sweity, Remah Tayseer Jneed, Khayria Ali Assaf, Maram Elena Albandak…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1810

    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2022 22:866

  46. Despite measures to reduce young people’s access to electronic cigarettes (ECs), or “vapes”, many countries have recorded rising youth vaping prevalence. We summarised studies documenting how underage youth in...

    Authors: Anna Graham-DeMello, Janet Hoek and Jonathan Drew
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1809
  47. Contact tracing (CT) is a key strategy when dealing with outbreaks of infectious diseases such as COVID-19. The scale of the COVID-19 pandemic has often left public health professionals (PHPs), who are respons...

    Authors: A. van der Meer, Y. B. Helms, R. Baron, R. Crutzen, A. Timen, M. E. E. Kretzschmar, M. L. Stein and N. Hamdiui
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1804
  48. Psychological wellbeing during pregnancy is imperative for optimal maternal outcomes. The present study aimed to determine the association between sleep quality, light exposure at night, and psychological well...

    Authors: Choon Ming Ng, Satvinder Kaur, Ee Yin Kok, Wan Ling Chew, Masaki Takahashi and Shigenobu Shibata
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1803

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