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  1. Work participation is important for health and can be considered as engagement in a major area of life which is of significance for most people, but it can also be thought of as fulfilling or discharging a rol...

    Authors: Margarita Ravinskaya, Jos H. Verbeek, Miranda W. Langendam, Ira Madan, Suzanne M. M. Verstappen, Regina Kunz, Carel T. J. Hulshof and Jan L. Hoving
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2189
  2. Regardless of competitive athletes’ body image pressures, only few studies have focused on adolescent sport participants’ body image and the findings are inconclusive. Furthermore, the role of competitive goal...

    Authors: Leevi Mäkituomas, Laura Heikkilä, Marjukka Nurkkala, Raija Korpelainen, Lauri Alanko, Olli J. Heinonen, Sami Kokko, Urho Kujala, Jari Parkkari, Kai Savonen, Maarit Valtonen, Tommi Vasankari, Jari Villberg and Marja Vanhala
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2188
  3. Tuberculosis (TB) disproportionally affects persons and families who are economically and socially disadvantaged. Therefore, a patient cost survey was conducted in Tanzania to evaluate the costs incurred by pa...

    Authors: Andrew Martin Kilale, Charles Makasi, Melkisedeck Majaha, Chacha Dionis Manga, Sylvia Haule, Pudensiana Hilary, Omari Kimbute, Stephen Kitua, Bhavin Jani, Nyagosya Range, Bernard Ngowi, Emmanuel Nkiligi, Emmanuel Matechi, Wilbard Muhandiki, Vishnu Mahamba, Beatrice Mutayoba…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2187
  4. This study aimed to evaluate and describe the indicators of occupational health, with a focus on the medical expertise and periodic medical examination.

    Authors: Lídia Maria Costa Araújo Magalhães, Ketyllem Tayanne da Silva Costa, Gustavo Nepomuceno Capistrano, Maryanna Damasceno Leal and Fábia Barbosa de Andrade
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2186
  5. Building on the value of engaging with and enabling the participation of marginalised young people in research, the aim of this article was to profile practical and procedural issues faced when conducting stud...

    Authors: Frida Jonsson, Puthy Pat, Chama Mulubwa, Bhoomikumar Jegannathan and Kaaren Mathias
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2185
  6. Unhealthy lifestyle behaviours such as a poor diet, inadequate physical activity, and excessive screen time have been shown to be established in childhood and track into adulthood, demonstrating the need for h...

    Authors: Christine Delisle Nyström, Maria Henström, Susanne Andermo, Gerd Almquist-Tangen, Kristin Thomas and Marie Löf
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2184
  7. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a pandemic infectious disease and become a serious public health crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, it is of vital importance to detect COVID-1...

    Authors: Mingjin Xue, Zhaowei Huang, Yudi Hu, Jinlin Du, Miao Gao, Ronglin Pan, Yuqian Mo, Jinlin Zhong and Zhigang Huang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2183
  8. To determine the prevalence and associated factors of self-reported medication information needs among medication users in a general population aged 40 years and above – The Tromsø Study.

    Authors: Mari J. Walquist, Kristian Svendsen, Beate H. Garcia, Trine S. Bergmo, Anne Elise Eggen, Kjell H. Halvorsen, Lars Småbrekke, Unni Ringberg, Elin C. Lehnbom and Marit Waaseth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2182
  9. Sweden is often held up as an example of a country with low child deprivation; yet, rates of relative deprivation are rising. Every municipality in Sweden is required to provide free, timely and accessible bud...

    Authors: Nina Johansson, Anna Sarkadi, Inna Feldman, Anna M. H. Price, Sharon Goldfeld, Tapio Salonen, Katarina Wijk, David Isaksson, Emir Kolic, Sara Stenquist, Maria Elg, Ewa Lönn, Josefine Wennelin, Linda Lindström, Mirelle Medina, Sofie Åberg…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2181
  10. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) not only have an impact on the health sector but also the private resources of those affected, their families and other sectors of society (i.e. labour, education). This ...

    Authors: Lena Schnitzler, Silvia M. A. A. Evers, Louise J. Jackson, Aggie T. G. Paulus and Tracy E. Roberts
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2180
  11. Social protection programmes have effectively reduced poverty and improved food security. However, the effects of poverty require an intersectoral approach to adequately address poor nutrition and health. Iden...

    Authors: Sarah Quinones, Tia Palermo, Maja Gavrilovic, Vincenzo Vinci, Frank Otchere and Essa Chanie Mussa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2179
  12. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted individual physical activity levels. Less is known regarding how factors such as sociodemographic and built environment were associated with physical activity engagement during t...

    Authors: Natalia I. Heredia, Michael Machiorlatti, Belinda M. Reininger and Candace Robledo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2178
  13. Some groups of migrants have increased vulnerability to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) transmission partly due to a lower uptake of disease preventive activities t...

    Authors: Pia Svensson, Anette Agardh, Slobodan Zdravkovic and Benedict Oppong Asamoah
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2177
  14. Increasing public awareness and understanding of dementia is the second key action area of the 2017 WHO Global action plan on a public health response to dementia. To achieve this aim, the first indispensable ...

    Authors: Deborah Pacifico, Maddalena Fiordelli, Marta Fadda, Sabatini Serena, Giovanni Piumatti, Fabio Carlevaro, Francesca Magno, Giovanni Franscella and Emiliano Albanese
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2176
  15. The rural–urban gap in socioeconomic and morbidity status among older adults is prevalent in India. These disparities may impact the levels and factors of self-rated health (SRH). The objective of the study is...

    Authors: Amiya Saha, Margubur Rahaman, Bittu Mandal, Sourav Biswas and Dipti Govil
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2175
  16. Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to have the steepest increase in the prevalence of diabetes in the next 25 years. The latest Mozambican population-based STEPS survey (STEPS 2005) estimated a 2.9% prevalence of...

    Authors: Tavares Madede, Albertino Damasceno, Nuno Lunet, Orvalho Augusto, Carla Silva-Matos, David Beran and Naomi Levitt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2174
  17. The School Menu Review Programme (PReME) has been offering complimentary revisions of meal plans to all schools in Catalonia since 2006. This study aims to assess the evolution of compliance with PReME’s recom...

    Authors: Maria Blanquer-Genovart, Maria Manera-Bassols, Gemma Salvador-Castell, Oriol Cunillera-Puértolas, Conxa Castell-Abat and Carmen Cabezas-Peña
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2173
  18. School connectedness reflects the quality of students’ engagement with peers, teachers, and learning in the school environment. It has attracted attention from both the health and education sectors as a potent...

    Authors: Monika Raniti, Divyangana Rakesh, George C. Patton and Susan M. Sawyer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2152
  19. Public health guidelines for children advocate physical activity (PA) and the restriction of continuous sedentary time. Schools offer an attractive setting for health promotion, however school-based interventi...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Chorlton, Craig A. Williams, Sarah Denford and Bert Bond
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2172
  20. Sex education programmes conducted by health professionals and educators are essential for young people to adopt healthy habits and attitudes towards their sexuality. The Forma Joven Program, promoted by the A...

    Authors: Arturo Hidalgo Berutich, María Barbosa Cortes, Esther Cárdenas Feria, Margarita Carrillo Rufete, Miguel Pedregal González, Eduardo Perez Razquin and Esteban Delgado Arcos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2171
  21. Despite significant efforts made to prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission, its testing coverage among men is still low and remains a major concern in low-income countries, particularly in Eas...

    Authors: Dagnew Getnet Adugna and Misganaw Gebrie Worku
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2170
  22. Demand satisfied with modern contraceptive can be seen on both a health and economic level. Additionally, family planning helps to regulate fertility, prevent unintended pregnancies and their consequences. Thu...

    Authors: Wubshet Debebe Negash, Tadele Biresaw Belachew, Desale Bihonegn Asmamaw and Desalegn Anmut Bitew
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2169
  23. A number of previous sex-related studies among international students in Australia and other Western societies may be limited by conflating students from conservative and non-conservative sexual backgrounds. S...

    Authors: Sylvester Reuben Okeke
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2168
  24. This study aims to explore appropriate model for predicting the disease burden of pneumoconiosis in Tianjin by comparing the prediction effects of Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) model, Deep N...

    Authors: He-Ren Lou, Xin Wang, Ya Gao and Qiang Zeng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2167
  25. Global public health action to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) requires new approaches. NCDs are primarily prevented and managed in the community where there is little investment in digital health syst...

    Authors: Oliver J. Canfell, Zack Kodiyattu, Elizabeth Eakin, Andrew Burton-Jones, Ides Wong, Caroline Macaulay and Clair Sullivan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2166
  26. To investigate the effect of tea consumption on the improvement of postoperative quality of life in male patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC).

    Authors: Juwei Zhang, Shuang Liu, Jianyu Song, Jinsong Zhou, Qiaoyan Zeng, Zheng Lin, Kaili Yu, Suhong Zhang, Minglian Qiu, Yuanmei Chen and Zhijian Hu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2165
  27. Peer-research is steered and conducted by people with lived experience of the issues being researched. This paper explores the value of peer-research in two complex public health intervention evaluations in th...

    Authors: Kris Southby, Susan Coan, Sara Rushworth, Jane South, Anne-Marie Bagnall, Tiffany Lam, Jenny Woodward and Danial Button
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2164
  28. Structural racism is the historical and ongoing reinforcement of racism within society due to discriminatory systems and inequitable distribution of key resources. Racism, embedded within institutional structu...

    Authors: Emily C. Clark, Emily Cranston, Tionné Polin, Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, Danielle MacDonald, Claire Betker and Maureen Dobbins
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2162
  29. Sexual and reproductive health of young people involve a lot of stakeholders, traverse different sectors, and cut across all levels of government. For a clearer understanding of the activities of these stakeho...

    Authors: Chibuike Agu, Chinyere Mbachu, Ifunanya Agu, Ugenyi Iloabachie and Obinna Onwujekwe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2161
  30. Anxiety and depression are two common psychological disorders in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. We aimed to explore the effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) on psychological stress and quality ...

    Authors: Xiaowei Zuo, Zongmei Dong, Peng Zhang, Pan Zhang, Xianghua Zhu, Cheng Qiao, Yongjie Yang and Peian Lou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2160
  31. The introduction of highly effective direct-acting antiviral therapy has changed the hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment paradigm. However, a recent update on HCV epidemiology in incarcerated settings is necessa...

    Authors: Dana Busschots, Cécile Kremer, Rob Bielen, Özgür M. Koc, Leen Heyens, Frederik Nevens, Niel Hens and Geert Robaeys
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2159
  32. Female sex workers (FSWs) in Kenya are at an increased risk of violence, poverty, police arrest, and problematic alcohol and other substance use, all of which are linked to poor mental health and suicidal idea...

    Authors: Mamtuti Panneh, Mitzy Gafos, Emily Nyariki, Jennifer Liku, Pooja Shah, Rhoda Wanjiru, Mary Wanjiru, Alicja Beksinska, James Pollock, Zaina Jama, Hellen Babu, Rupert Kaul, Janet Seeley, John Bradley, Joshua Kimani and Tara Beattie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2158
  33. In central Australia, Aboriginal women use wild tobacco plants, Nicotiana spp. (locally known as pituri) as a chewed smokeless tobacco, with this use continuing throughout pregnancy and lactation. Our aim was to ...

    Authors: Angela Ratsch, Fiona Bogossian, Elizabeth A. Burmeister, BoMi Ryu and Kathryn J. Steadman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2157
  34. Open defecation (OD) remains an important public health challenge in Haiti. The practice poses a significantly high risk of disease transmission. Considering these negative health consequences, this paper aims...

    Authors: Bénédique Paul, David Jean Simon, Ann Kiragu, Woodley Généus and Evens Emmanuel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2156
  35. Public health bodies in Australia remain concerned about marketing of unhealthy commodities; namely unhealthy food, alcohol and gambling products. Children are particularly susceptible to the influence of unhe...

    Authors: Tara Boelsen-Robinson, Anne-Marie Thow, Nancy Lee, Tim Gill and Stephen Colagiuri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2155
  36. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought significant changes to the way people work and there are several reasons to believe that working from home will become more common in the future. Yet more knowledge is needed ...

    Authors: Daniel Lundqvist, Cathrine Reineholm, Christian Ståhl and Andreas Wallo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2154
  37. Tuberculosis (TB) has been repeatedly shown to have socioeconomic impacts in both individual-level and ecological studies; however, much less is known about this effect among children and adolescents and the e...

    Authors: S. Atkins, L Heimo, DJ Carter, M. Ribas Closa, L. Vanleeuw, L. Chenciner, P. Wambi, K. Sidney-Annerstedt, U Egere, S Verkuijl, A Brands, T Masini, K Viney, T. Wingfield, K Lönnroth and D. Boccia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2153
  38. Increasing physical activity (PA) in rural communities is a vital prevention tactic in multiple chronic diseases; however, little is known on the multilevel correlates of PA rural areas. A better understanding...

    Authors: Alan M. Beck, Natalicio H. Serrano, Audrey Toler and Ross C. Brownson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2150
  39. Data are needed to inform hepatitis B virus (HBV) testing and treatment policies in Ghana to make progress towards achieving the 2030 WHO elimination targets. This study investigated testing patterns for HBV a...

    Authors: Yvonne Ayerki Nartey, Rafiq Okine, Atsu Seake-Kwawu, Georgia Ghartey, Yaw Karikari Asamoah, Kafui Senya, Amoako Duah, Alex Owusu-Ofori, James Amugsi, Damasus Suglo, Sally Afua Bampoh, Lindsey Hiebert, Henry Njuguna, John W. Ward, Amelie Plymoth, Lewis Rowland Roberts…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2149
  40. Whole-school interventions go beyond classroom health education to modify the school environment to promote health. A sub-set aim to promote student commitment to school to reduce substance use and violence (o...

    Authors: Ruth Ponsford, Jane Falconer, G. J. Melendez-Torres and Chris Bonell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2148
  41. Low-income is one of the well-established determinants of people’s health and health-related behavior, including susceptibility to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. Two social welfare services...

    Authors: Satoshi Wakata, Daisuke Nishioka and Yukio Takaki
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2147
  42. The national shielding programme was introduced by UK Government at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with individuals identified as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) offered advice and support to st...

    Authors: Gemma Lasseter, Polly Compston, Charlotte Robin, Helen Lambert, Matthew Hickman, Sarah Denford, Rosy Reynolds, Juan Zhang, Shenghan Cai, Tingting Zhang, Louise E. Smith, G James Rubin, Lucy Yardley, Richard Amlôt and Isabel Oliver
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2145
  43. Cervical cancer screening is a cost-effective method responsible for reducing cervical cancer-related mortality by 70% in countries that have achieved high coverage through nationwide screening strategies. How...

    Authors: Bernardo Vega Crespo, Vivian Alejandra Neira, José Ortíz Segarra, Andrés Andrade, Gabriela Guerra, Stalin Ortiz, Antonieta Flores, Lorena Mora, Veronique Verhoeven, Ana Gama, Sónia Dias, Bo Verberckmoes, Heleen Vermandere, Kristien Michelsen and Olivier Degomme
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2144
  44. To investigate whether perceived attitudes of family and peers toward same-sex marriage (SSM) is a type of distal sexual minority stressor, as defined in minority stress theory, this cross-sectional study exam...

    Authors: Chih-Cheng Chang, Hsin-Yu Lu, Yu-Ping Chang, Ching-Shu Tsai and Cheng-Fang Yen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2143
  45. Scarlet fever is an acute respiratory infectious disease that endangers public health and imposes a huge economic burden. In this paper, we systematically studied its spatial and temporal evolution and explore...

    Authors: Cheng Li, Rujun Liao, Wenhui Zhu, Guiyu Jiang, Yumeng Wang, Ling Li, Tao Zhang and Qiang Lv
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2139
  46. Air pollution is a global, public health emergency. The effect of living in areas with very poor air quality on adolescents’ physical health is largely unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the pre...

    Authors: Danielle A. Millar, Thandi Kapwata, Zamantimande Kunene, Mirriam Mogotsi, Bianca Wernecke, Rebecca M. Garland, Angela Mathee, Linda Theron, Diane T. Levine, Michael Ungar, Chiara Batini, Catherine John and Caradee Y. Wright
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2136
  47. Through the study of death characteristics and trend prediction, it is hoped that key populations, regions and seasons can be identified, thereby providing evidence support for the efficient prevention and con...

    Authors: Jinnuo Hu, Min Luo, Linkun He and Ziling Zhao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2133

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