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  1. Nearly 11% of the European population is affected by energy poverty. Energy poverty is defined by the European Commission (2016) as the inability to afford basic energy services to guarantee a decent standard ...

    Authors: Merel Stevens, Hein Raat, Maite Ferrando, Beatriz Vallina, Rebeca Lucas, Lucie Middlemiss, Josep Rédon, Elena Rocher and Amy van Grieken
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1578
  2. Between 2012 and 2015, the Uthando Lwethu (UL) study demonstrated that a theory-based behavioural couples-focused intervention significantly increased participation in couples HIV testing and counselling (CHTC...

    Authors: Nuala McGrath, Nathi Ngcobo, Zhixin Feng, Phillip Joseph, Pumla Dladla, Thulani Ngubane, Victoria Hosegood, Katherine Morton, Heidi Van Rooyen and Alastair Van Heerden
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1577
  3. Previous research has shown that school recess can provide children with physical, social and cognitive benefits; yet, recess opportunities and experiences may be different for different groups of children, sp...

    Authors: Isabella Ozenbaugh, Janelle Thalken, Sam Logan, Megan B. Stellino and William V. Massey
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1575
  4. Dengue vaccine is a promising alternative for protecting communities from dengue. Nevertheless, public acceptance of the dengue vaccine must be considered before the authorities decide to carry out intensified...

    Authors: Ahmad Firdhaus Arham, Latifah Amin, Muhammad Adzran Che Mustapa, Zurina Mahadi, Mashitoh Yaacob, Ahmad Fadhly Arham and Nor Sabrena Norizan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1574
  5. Hypertension, also referred to as the silent killer, is known to be one of the most common chronic diseases in the world today. This study aimed to identify the prevalence and risk factors of prehypertension a...

    Authors: Abdellatif Moussouni, Adel Sidi-yakhlef, Houari Hamdaoui, Amaria Aouar and Djamel Belkhatir
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1571
  6. Children are susceptible to the food environment. This research assessed changes in retail food environments near schools in Flanders between 2008 and 2020 and associations with children’s and adolescents’ wei...

    Authors: Vincent Smets and Stefanie Vandevijvere
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1570
  7. Hypertriglyceridemia is a common health problem independently associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis cardiovascular diseases (ASCVD), including ischemic heart disease and stroke. This study aims ...

    Authors: Boonsub Sakboonyarat, Jaturon Poovieng, Kanlaya Jongcherdchootrakul, Phutsapong Srisawat, Panadda Hatthachote, Mathirut Mungthin and Ram Rangsin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1569
  8. Pharmacovigilance (PV) systems in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are not fully functional. The spontaneous adverse events (AE) reporting rate in SSA is lower than in any other region of the world, ...

    Authors: Jens-Ulrich Stegmann, Viviane Jusot, Olga Menang, Gregory Gardiner, Sabino Vesce, Stephanie Volpe, Anderson Ndalama, Felix Adou, Opokua Ofori-Anyinam, Olakunle Oladehin and Yolanda Guerra Mendoza
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1568
  9. As the global burden of disease evolves, lower-resource countries like Nepal face a double burden of non-communicable and infectious disease. Rapid adaptation is required for Nepal’s health system to provide l...

    Authors: Hannah Gardner, Georgina Miles, Ayesha Saleem, Aleksandra Dunin-Borkowska, Hannah Mohammad, Natasha Puttick, Sanam Aksha, Suraj Bhattarai and Claire Keene
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1567
  10. Supportive family or peer behaviors positively impact smoking cessation in people with mental health problems who smoke. However, the limited understanding of the pathways through which family or peer factors ...

    Authors: Catherine S. Nagawa, Bo Wang, Maryann Davis, Lori Pbert, Sarah L. Cutrona, Stephenie C. Lemon and Rajani S. Sadasivam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1566
  11. The outbreak of COVID-19 has alerted governments around the world, including Australia, to think seriously about the health issues. Life expectancy is one of such issues. Therefore, this study tries to reveal ...

    Authors: Mohammad Mafizur Rahman and Khosrul Alam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1565
  12. Calculating the disease burden due to injury is complex, as it requires many methodological choices. Until now, an overview of the methodological design choices that have been made in burden of disease (BoD) s...

    Authors: Periklis Charalampous, Elena Pallari, Vanessa Gorasso, Elena von der Lippe, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Sara M. Pires, Dietrich Plass, Jane Idavain, Che Henry Ngwa, Isabel Noguer, Alicia Padron-Monedero, Rodrigo Sarmiento, Marek Majdan, Balázs Ádám, Ala’a AlKerwi, Seila Cilovic-Lagarija…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1564
  13. Understanding how pandemics differentially impact on the socio-protective and psychological outcomes of males and females is important to develop more equitable public health policies. We assessed whether male...

    Authors: Frédérique Vallières, Jamie Murphy, Orla McBride, Mark Shevlin, Brynne Gilmore, Áine Travers, Ann Nolan, Sarah Butter, Thanos Karatzias, Richard Bentall and Philip Hyland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1563
  14. International research shows the significance and impact of intimate partner violence and abuse (IPVA) as a public health issue for young adults. There is a lack of qualitative research exploring pathways to I...

    Authors: Maria Barnes, Eszter Szilassy, Annie Herbert, Jon Heron, Gene Feder, Abigail Fraser, Laura D. Howe and Christine Barter
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1562
  15. Unskilled birth attendance is a major public health concern in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Existing studies are hardly focused on the socio-demographic correlates and geospatial distribution of unskilled birth a...

    Authors: Evelyn Acquah, Samuel H. Nyarko, Ebenezer N. K. Boateng, Kwamena Sekyi Dickson, Isaac Yeboah Addo and David Adzrago
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1561
  16. Uncontrolled diabetes is an important public health problem that endangers the quality of life of patients. Promoting self-management through well-planned training is an essential strategy to control diabetes ...

    Authors: Mohammad Hossein Kaveh, Maryam Montazer, Masoud Karimi and Jafar Hassanzadeh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1559
  17. Undocumented immigrants are expected to face increased risks related to COVID-19 due to marginalizing restrictive immigration policies. However, few studies have assessed the prevalence of direct encounters wi...

    Authors: May Sudhinaraset, Hye Young Choi, Ezinne Nwankwo and Maria-Elena De Trinidad Young
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1558
  18. Taxes on discretionary foods and sugar-sweetened beverages have emerged as a strategy for health promotion. Between 2018–2019, the Bermuda government introduced a phased tax on imported sugar-sweetened beverag...

    Authors: Kelsey K. Case, Elisa Pineda, Jack Olney, Alexa Blair Segal and Franco Sassi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1557
  19. Burnout is an increasing public health concern that afflicts employees globally. The measurement of burnout is not without criticism, specifically in the context of its operational definition as a syndrome, al...

    Authors: Leon T. De Beer, Wilmar B. Schaufeli and Hans De Witte
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1555
  20. Anxiety and depression are amongst the most prevalent mental health problems. Their pattern of comorbidity may inform about their etiology and effective treatment, but such research is sparse. Here, we documen...

    Authors: Olivia Stålner, Steven Nordin and Guy Madison
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1554
  21. HIV status disclosure is one of the pillars of success of the elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (eMTCT) program. However, there are challenges associated with it that limit full disclosure. Li...

    Authors: Annie Kalibwe Mkandawire, Vincent Jumbe and Alinane Linda Nyondo-Mipando
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1552
  22. A stronger spatial clustering of cancer burden indicates stronger environmental and human behavioral effects. However, which common cancers in China have stronger spatial clustering and knowledge gaps regardin...

    Authors: Lin Zhang, Xia Wan, Runhe Shi, Peng Gong and Yali Si
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1551
  23. A single anthropometric index such as stunting, wasting, or underweight does not show the holistic picture of under-five children's undernutrition status. To alleviate this problem, we adopted a multifaceted s...

    Authors: Haile Mekonnen Fenta, Temesgen Zewotir and Essey Kebede Muluneh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1550
  24. Given that COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, attempts to restrain the virus and to prevent the effects that critically ill patients with COVID-19 have on healthcare systems, has become a public health pr...

    Authors: Alireza Mirahmadizadeh, Mousa Ghelichi-Ghojogh, Mohebat Vali, Kimia Jokari, Haleh Ghaem, Abdolrasool Hemmati, Fatemeh Jafari, Seyed Sina Dehghani, Amir Hossein Hassani, Alireza Jafari and Fatemeh Rezaei
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1549
  25. According to the validation literature on items of Young’s Internet Addiction Test (IAT), this study rephrased disputable items to improve the psychometric properties of this Chinese version of IAT and identif...

    Authors: Xi Lu, Kee Jiar Yeo, Fang Guo, Zhenqing Zhao and Ou Wu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1548
  26. Vaccination will be instrumental in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, and vaccination of children will be necessary to achieve herd immunity. Given that children with chronic health conditions may be at incre...

    Authors: Olivier Drouin, Pierre Fontaine, Yann Arnaud, Claude Montmarquette, Alexandre Prud’homme and Roxane Borgès Da Silva
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1547
  27. Zambia has invested in several healthcare financing reforms aimed at achieving universal access to health services. Several evaluations have investigated the effects of these reforms on the utilization of heal...

    Authors: Martin Rudasingwa, Manuela De Allegri, Chrispin Mphuka, Collins Chansa, Edmund Yeboah, Emmanuel Bonnet, Valéry Ridde and Bona Mukosha Chitah
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1546
  28. While effective physical activity referral schemes (PARSs) and related structures for promoting physical activity (PA) already exist in several countries, in Germany, PARSs have not yet been implemented system...

    Authors: Anja Weissenfels, Sarah Klamroth, Johannes Carl, Inga Naber, Eriselda Mino, Wolfgang Geidl, Peter Gelius, Karim Abu-Omar and Klaus Pfeifer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1545
  29. Promoting health-enhancing and sustainable physical activity levels across childhood and adolescence contribute to positive health outcomes as an adult. This study will aim to: a) examine the immediate (pre- t...

    Authors: Leah E. Robinson, Kara K. Palmer, María Enid Santiago-Rodríguez, Nicholas D. Myers, Lu Wang and Karin A. Pfeiffer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1544
  30. Improvement of health literacy constitutes a cornerstone to improving public health. However, the overall health literacy of Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture (Liangshan Prefecture) in the southwest Sichuan P...

    Authors: Lin Hu, Wenhui Zhu, Jie Yu, Ying Chen, Jingmin Yan, Qiang Liao and Tao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1543
  31. Physical activity has numerous health benefits, but participation is lower in disadvantaged communities. ‘parkrun’ overcomes one of the main barriers for disadvantaged communities, the cost of activities, by p...

    Authors: Janette L. Smith, Lindsey J. Reece, Catriona L. Rose and Katherine B. Owen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1542
  32. We aimed to characterize the proportion of clients presenting to community pharmacies with influenza-like illness (ILI) and the severity of their illness; the proportion with detectable influenza A, influenza ...

    Authors: Brooke M. Ramay, Jorge Jara, Maria Purificación Moreno, Patrizia Lupo, Carlos Serrano, Juan P. Alvis, C. Sofia Arriola, Vic Veguilla and S. Cornelia Kaydos-Daniels
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1541
  33. In primary healthcare, conversations between clinicians and parents about young children’s overweight are key to providing support and initiating weight management. However, given the sensitivity of this topic...

    Authors: Karin Eli, Catharina Neovius, Karin Nordin, Markus Brissman and Anna Ek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1540
  34. The COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health restrictions temporarily disrupted food supply chains around the world and changed the way people shopped for food, highlighting issues with food systems resi...

    Authors: Katherine Kent, Fred Gale, Beth Penrose, Stuart Auckland, Elizabeth Lester and Sandra Murray
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1539
  35. The incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is increasing in rural India. The National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS-5) provides estimates of the burden of NCDs and their risk factors in women aged 15–49 ...

    Authors: Stephanie Ross, Kashika Chadha, Shantanu Mishra, Sarah Lewington, Sasha Shepperd and Toral Gathani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1538
  36. Both the rate of mobile phone addiction and suicidality among adolescents have increased during the pandemic lockdown. However, the relationship between mobile phone addiction and suicide risk and the underlyi...

    Authors: Gangqin Li, Aldo Alberto Conti, Changjian Qiu and Wanjie Tang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1537
  37. Anthrax is a zoonotic disease that causes frequent outbreaks in livestock and fatal human cases in Burkina Faso. Effective surveillance of this disease calls for the establishment of an integrated surveillance...

    Authors: Sougrenoma Désiré Nana, Jean-Hugues Caffin, Raphaël Duboz, Nicolas Antoine-Moussiaux, Aurélie Binot, Potiandi Serge Diagbouga, Pascal Hendrikx and Marion Bordier
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1535
  38. Family-based lifestyle interventions (FBLIs) are an important method for treating childhood weight problems. Despite being recognized as an effective intervention method, the optimal structure of these interve...

    Authors: Kaila C. Putter, Ben Jackson, Ashleigh L. Thornton, Claire E. Willis, Kong Min Bryce Goh, Mark R. Beauchamp, Nat Benjanuvatra, James A. Dimmock and Timothy Budden
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1534
  39. Headache accompanying ischemic stroke is considered an independent predictor of neurological deterioration. This meta-analysis aims to estimate the prevalence of ischemic stroke-related headaches and identify ...

    Authors: Qi Xie, Yinping Wu, Juhong Pei, Qianqian Gao, Qiang Guo, Xinglei Wang, Juanping Zhong, Yujie Su, Junqiang Zhao, Lanfang Zhang and Xinman Dou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1533
  40. Older adults are particularly at risk for severe illness or death from COVID-19. Accordingly, the Veterans Health Administration (VA) has prioritized this population group in its COVID-19 vaccination strategy....

    Authors: Tamar Wyte-Lake, Cari Levy, Sona Hovsepian, Yvonne Mudoh, Cheryl Schmitz and Aram Dobalian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1532
  41. Osteoporosis is an important public health issue in aging societies because of its associated morbidity, mortality, and decreased quality of life. The study aims to identify the association of low bone mineral...

    Authors: Ping-Chen Chung and Ta-Chien Chan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1531
  42. Smoking poses a serious risk of early preventable death and disease especially for women living with socio-economic disadvantage (SED). A smoking cessation programme, ‘We Can Quit’, was developed in Ireland ta...

    Authors: Catherine D. Darker, Emma Burke, Stefania Castello, Karin O’Sullivan, Nicola O’Connell, Joanne Vance, Caitriona Reynolds, Aine Buggy, Nadine Dougall, Kirsty Loudon, Pauline Williams, Fiona Dobbie, Linda Bauld and Catherine B. Hayes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1528
  43. Overweight and obesity rates are increasing worldwide, particularly among people with a low socioeconomic status (SES). Care–physical activity (care–PA) initiatives may improve participants’ lifestyles and the...

    Authors: Lisanne Sofie Mulderij, Kirsten T. Verkooijen, Stef Groenewoud, Maria A. Koelen and Annemarie Wagemakers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1522

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