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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Public health campaigns with a well-defined outcome behaviour have been shown to successfully alter behaviour. However, the complex nature of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) creates challenges when evaluating c...

    Authors: Ellie L. Gilham, Nicola Pearce-Smith, Vanessa Carter and Diane Ashiru-Oredope
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:396
  8. Recently, COVID-19, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its variants, caused > 6 million deaths. Symptoms included respiratory strain and complications, leading to severe...

    Authors: Samar Sami Alkafaas, Abanoub Mosaad Abdallah, Mai H. Hassan, Aya Misbah Hussien, Sara Samy Elkafas, Samah A. Loutfy, Abanoub Mikhail, Omnia G. Murad, Mohamed I. Elsalahaty, Mohamed Hessien, Rami M. Elshazli, Fatimah A. Alsaeed, Ahmed Ezzat Ahmed, Hani K. Kamal, Wael Hafez, Mohamed T. El-Saadony…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:395
  9. Obesity has been related to depression and adhering healthy lifestyle was beneficial to lower the risk of depression; however, little is known about the relationship between body composition and fat distributi...

    Authors: Xingyu Lv, Jie Cai, Xiang Li, Xuan Wang, Hao Ma, Yoriko Heianza, Lu Qi and Tao Zhou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:393
  10. 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
  11. Cooking at home was associated with parental feeding practices. This study aimed to explore the interplay of components in cooking behavior of mothers with young children aged 2–5 years old in Kendari city of ...

    Authors: Intan R. Nirmala, Judhiastuty Februhartanty, Rina Agustina and Rini Sekartini
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:391
  12. In the face of drought and food insecurity emergency, evidence on access to health and nutrition services is important. Karamoja is one of the regions that have experienced extreme drought and food insecurity ...

    Authors: Charles Njuguna, Habteyes Hailu Tola, Benson Ngugi Maina, Kwikiriza Nicholas Magambo, Nabunya Phoebe, Elizabeth Adhiambo Mgamb, Evelyne Tibananuka, Florence M. Turyashemererwa, Moses Rubangakene, Kisubika Richard, George Opong, Ssekitoleko Richard, Chris Opesen, Tim Mateeba, Edmond Muyingo, Upenytho George…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:390
  13. Self-care and preventive health strategies may trigger health inequities when individuals’ cultural values and health beliefs are not fully understood and considered. In the case of cervical cancer (CC) screen...

    Authors: Jone G. Lurgain, Hakima Ouaarab-Essadek, Khadija Mellouki, Sumaira Malik-Hameed, Andleeb Sharif, Maria Brotons, Laia Bruni and Paula Peremiquel-Trillas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:388
  14. Chile has become a destination country for immigrants from Latin America, including youth. Guaranteeing access and use of sexual and reproductive health services for young migrants is crucial because of their ...

    Authors: Alexandra Obach, Alice Blukacz, Michelle Sadler, Alejandra Carreño Calderón, Báltica Cabieses and Carolina Díaz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:386
  15. Older people experiencing depression and anxiety have higher rates of health service utilisation than others, but little is known about whether these influence their seeking of emergency care. The aim was to e...

    Authors: Rosamond Dwyer, Kim Jachno, Thach Tran, Alice Owen, Natasha Layton, Taya Collyer, Maggie Kirkman, Judy Lowthian, Karin Hammarberg, John J. McNeil, Robyn L. Woods, Michael Berk and Jane Fisher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:385
  16. Lived Experience (LE) involvement has been shown to improve interventions across diverse sectors. Yet LE contributions to public health approaches to address gambling-related harms remain underexplored, despit...

    Authors: Catherine L. Jenkins, Thomas Mills, James Grimes, Colin Bland, Paula Reavey, Jane Wills and Susie Sykes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:384
  17. The Tournée Minérale campaign [TMC] is a mass media prevention campaign challenging Belgian adults to refrain from alcohol during one month. A process evaluation may help us better understand the effect of TMC...

    Authors: Annelies Thienpondt, Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Joris Van Damme and Benedicte Deforche
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:383
  18. French Polynesia (FP) comprises 75 inhabited islands scattered across five archipelagos. Between July and October 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant triggered a much stronger second epidemic wave in FP than th...

    Authors: Vincent Mendiboure, Iotefa Teiti, Maite Aubry, Anita Teissier, Tuterarii Paoaafaite, Jessica Vanhomwegen, Jean-Claude Manuguerra, Arnaud Fontanet, Van-Mai Cao-Lormeau and Yoann Madec
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:382
  19. The method of displaying nutrition information labels on the front of food packaging (FOP: Front of Pack) has been implemented worldwide to prevent lifestyle-related diseases. This study aimed to investigate w...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Wakui, Raini Matsuoka, Kotoha Ichikawa, Chikako Togawa, Aika Okami, Shoko Kawakubo, Hinako Kagi, Mai Watanabe, Yuika Tsubota, Miho Yamamura and Yoshiaki Machida
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:381
  20. During a COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative to investigate the outcomes of all non-COVID-19 diseases. This study determines hospital admissions and mortality rates related to non-COVID-19 diseases during the ...

    Authors: Mahya Razimoghadam, Mehdi Yaseri, Mehdi Rezaee, Aliakbar Fazaeli and Rajabali Daroudi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:380
  21. Wildfire smoke contributes substantially to the global disease burden and is a major cause of air pollution in the US states of Oregon and Washington. Climate change is expected to bring more wildfires to this...

    Authors: Catherine E. Slavik, Daniel A. Chapman, Alex Segrè Cohen, Nahla Bendefaa and Ellen Peters
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:379
  22. Common mental disorders (CMD) such as depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders have increased in the working-age population in many countries but are still often associated with social stigma in workpl...

    Authors: Carin Staland-Nyman, Kazi Mohammad Nurul Basar, Jenny Hultqvist and Monica Bertilsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:378
  23. Adolescence is a crucial period for noncommunicable disease (NCD) risk factors, and interventions to reduce the NCD burden must target this age group. This study aimed to evaluate the NCD behavioural risk fact...

    Authors: Changoh Marvel Changoh, Lambed Tatah, Desmond Aroke, Dickson Nsagha and Simeon-Pierre Choukem
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:377
  24. The COVID-19 pandemic and other life events may trigger worries and psychological distress. These impacts may lead to unhealthy behaviors, such as tobacco smoking, but the degree of such associations is unclea...

    Authors: Silvia Eiken Alpers, Karl Trygve Druckrey-Fiskaaen, Tesfaye Madebo, Jørn Henrik Vold, Ståle Pallesen, Jens Christoffer Skogen, Linn-Heidi Lunde, Silje Mæland and Lars Thore Fadnes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:375
  25. On line platforms offer access to an almost unlimited variety of pornographic material that shows high levels of sexism. Despite this fact, there are still few studies that assess the effect of pornography on ...

    Authors: Belén Sanz-Barbero, J. Francisco Estévez-García, Raquel Madrona-Bonastre, Gemma Renart Vicens, Laura Serra and Carmen Vives-Cases
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:374
  26. Endometriosis (EMs) is a chronic and progressive disease that, if diagnosed late, can lead to infertility and deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). Dysmenorrhea is the most prominent symptom of EMs. However, ...

    Authors: Yu Dai, Huangjin Luo, Litong Zhu, Weichun Yang, Haishan Xiang, Qiuling Shi and Ping Jin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:373
  27. Incorporating multiple perspectives and contexts in knowledge mobilisation for return-to-work after sick leave due to common mental disorders can promote interprofessional and organisational strategies for fac...

    Authors: Lisa Holmlund, Helena Tinnerholm Ljungberg, Ute Bültmann and Elisabeth Björk Brämberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:372
  28. Recent studies suggested inconclusive associations between bisphenols exposure and hyperuricemia risk. Our objective was to assess the potential association of bisphenol A (BPA) and its substitutes bisphenol S...

    Authors: Shunli Jiang, Yongxin Wang, Zengliang Wang, Yaru Xu, Xi Li, Mingjia Sun and Bo Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:370
  29. A stable public health workforce plays an indispensable role in the realization of the goal of health for all. However, there is an exodus of public health workers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

    Authors: Xueying Li, Chenxin Yang, Libing Liu, Yuanlu Ding, Jianchun Xue, Jiani He, Hui Wu and Li Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:369
  30. The Modified Framingham Stroke Risk Score (MFSRS) is a widely utilized stroke risk assessment algorithm usually applied in international comparison. The Stroke Investigative Research and Educational Network (S...

    Authors: Ifeoma Uchenna Onwuakagba, Emmanuel Chiebuka Okoye, Favour Chidera Kanu, Chukwuemeka Michael Kalu and Christopher Olusanjo Akosile
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:368
  31. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) poses a significant health challenge, yet early detection remains difficult. Resting heart rate (RHR) has been shown to be a reliable indicator of type 2 diabetes, prompting intere...

    Authors: Dong-Hyuk Park, Choon Hee Chung, Dong Hoon Lee, Eun Young Lee and Justin Y. Jeon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:367
  32. Understanding sexual lifestyles and how they change over time is important for determining the likelihood of sexual health outcomes. Standard descriptive and regression methods are limited in their ability to ...

    Authors: Luke Muschialli, Pantelis Samartsidis, Anne M. Presanis and Catherine H. Mercer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:366
  33. Anxiety and depression can influence adherence to Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). However, there is limited research on the temporal dynamics of anxiety and depression among men who have sex with men (MSM) us...

    Authors: Shuo Chen, Yan-Yan Zhu, Zhen-Xing Chu, Hui Zhou, Miao Liu, Yong-Jun Jiang and Qing-Hai Hu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:365
  34. The burden of non-communicable diseases is becoming unmanageable by primary healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries. Community-based approaches are promising for supporting healthcare facilit...

    Authors: Zinzi E. Pardoel, Sijmen A. Reijneveld, Robert Lensink, Maarten J. Postma, Nong Thi Thu Trang, Poppy Walton, Khin Hnin Swe, Eti Poncorini Pamungkasari, Jaap A.R. Koot and Jeanet A. Landsman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:364
  35. This study aimed to assess the global, regional, and national burden of liver cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases between 1990 and 2019, considering five etiologies (hepatitis B, hepatitis C, alcohol us...

    Authors: Xiao-Ning Wu, Feng Xue, Nan Zhang, Wei Zhang, Jing-Jing Hou, Yi Lv, Jun-Xi Xiang and Xu-Feng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:363
  36. Mental health disorders among youth contribute substantially to the global burden of disease, which is exacerbated in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) due to large mental health treatment gaps. In Sier...

    Authors: Alethea Desrosiers, Bidemi Carrol, Haley Ritsema, Walker Higgins, Fatoma Momoh and Theresa S. Betancourt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:362
  37. The quality of the statistics on causes of death (CoD) does not present consolidated indicators in literature further than the coding group of ill-defined conditions of the International Classification of Dise...

    Authors: Lluís Cirera, Rafael-María Bañón, Sergio Maeso, Puri Molina, Mónica Ballesta, María-Dolores Chirlaque and Diego Salmerón
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:361
  38. Allergic rhinitis is a common health concern that affects quality of life. This study aims to examine the online search trends of allergic rhinitis in China before and after the COVID-19 epidemic and to explor...

    Authors: Yi Yu, Qinzhun Zhang, Xinmeng Yao, Jinghua Wu, Jialu He, Yinan He, Huaqiang Jiang, Dongxin Lu and Chengyin Ye
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:357
  39. The working state of firefighters is important for their own safety as well as that of the general public. The purpose of this study is to investigate the correlations between self-concept clarity, resilience,...

    Authors: Peng Wu, Tingting Liu, Qingqian Li, Xiaoting Yu, Zhiyun Liu and Siyu Tian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:356
  40. Smoke exposure is a prevalent and well-documented risk factor for various diseases across different organ systems. Serum neurofilament light chain (sNfL) has emerged as a promising biomarker for a multitude of...

    Authors: Ning Zhu, Jing Zhu, Shanhong Lin, Hang Yu and Chao Cao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:353
  41. Unmet health needs are particularly important to people with disabilities; however, these unmet needs owing to limitations in daily life have been under-researched thus far. This study examined the effects of ...

    Authors: Hanseul Kim, Yun Hwa Jung, Sohee Park, Jaeyong Shin and Sung-In Jang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:351
  42. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant excess mortality globally. However, the differences in excess mortality between the Omicron and non-Omicron waves, as well as the contribution of local epidemi...

    Authors: Fengjuan Zou, Jianpeng Xiao, Yingying Jin, Ronghua Jian, Yijun Hu, Xiaofeng Liang, Wenjun Ma and Sui Zhu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:350
  43. In April 2020, in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) Drug and Alcohol services modified their delivery of opioid dependency treatment (ODT) to...

    Authors: Benjamin T. Trevitt, Victoria Hayes, Rachel Deacon, Llewellyn Mills, Apo Demirkol and Nicholas Lintzeris
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:349

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