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  1. Content type: Research article

    Despite the increasing interest in place effect to explain health inequalities, there is currently no consensus on which kind of area-based socioeconomic measures researchers should use to assess neighborhood ...

    Authors: Sofia Temam, Raphaëlle Varraso, Carole Pornet, Margaux Sanchez, Aurélie Affret, Bénédicte Jacquemin, Françoise Clavel-Chapelon, Grégoire Rey, Stéphane Rican and Nicole Le Moual

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:956

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has confronted decades of the HIV epidemic with substantial improvements in access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Now, with improved survival, people living with HIV (PLW...

    Authors: Emily P. Hyle, Bongani M. Mayosi, Keren Middelkoop, Mosepele Mosepele, Emily B. Martey, Rochelle P. Walensky, Linda-Gail Bekker and Virginia A. Triant

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:954

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The increasing number of people with chronic diseases challenges workforce capacity. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) can have work-related consequences, such as early retirement. Laws of most high-income countries requi...

    Authors: M. A. Nexo, B. Cleal, Lise Hagelund, I. Willaing and K. Olesen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:938

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  4. Content type: Research article

    In children the relationship between a healthy diet and psychosocial well-being has not been fully explored and the existing evidence is inconsistent. This study investigates the chronology of the association ...

    Authors: Louise Arvidsson, Gabriele Eiben, Monica Hunsberger, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Denes Molnar, Hannah Jilani, Barbara Thumann, Toomas Veidebaum, Paola Russo, Michael Tornatitis, Alba M. Santaliestra-Pasías, Valeria Pala and Lauren Lissner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:926

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The transition to parenthood can be a challenging time, in which both mothers and fathers experience increased risk of distress and depression. Mothers are more likely than fathers to engage with services and ...

    Authors: Richard Fletcher, Francis Kay-Lambkin, Chris May, Christopher Oldmeadow, John Attia and Lucy Leigh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:953

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Post-infectious fatigue syndrome (PIFS), also known as post-viral fatigue syndrome, is a complex condition resulting in physical, cognitive, emotional, neurological, vocational and/or role performance disabili...

    Authors: Eva Stormorken, Leonard A. Jason and Marit Kirkevold

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:952

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Aboriginal people in Australia experience significant health burden from chronic disease. There has been limited research to identify effective healthy lifestyle programs to address risk factors for chronic di...

    Authors: Erin Passmore, Brooke Shepherd, Andrew Milat, Louise Maher, Kiel Hennessey, Rachael Havrlant, Michelle Maxwell, Wendy Hodge, Fiona Christian, Justin Richards and Jo Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:951

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Little research has been conducted into the physical health implications of suicide bereavement compared to other causes of death. There is some evidence that suicide bereaved parents have higher morbidity, pa...

    Authors: Ailbhe Spillane, Celine Larkin, Paul Corcoran, Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Fiona Riordan and Ella Arensman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:939

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Ghana has developed two community-based strategies that aim to increase access to quality treatment for malaria, diarrhoea and suspected pneumonia, and to improve household and family practices: integrated Com...

    Authors: Blanca Escribano-Ferrer, Margaret Gyapong, Jane Bruce, Solomon A. Narh Bana, Clement T. Narh, Naa-Korkor Allotey, Roland Glover, Charity Azantilow, Constance Bart-Plange, Isabella Sagoe-Moses and Jayne Webster

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:948

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Substance use among health care students threatens professional standards and the delivery of quality services, potentially placing the public at risk. Therefore, our study aims to determine the prevalence and...

    Authors: Bimala Panthee, Suresh Panthee, Saroj Gyawali and Norito Kawakami

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:950

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  11. Content type: Research article

    China faces many challenges in controlling tuberculosis (TB). One significant challenge is the control of college students’ TB. In particular, cross-sectional studies of college students’ knowledge, attitudes ...

    Authors: Hualin Jiang, Shaoru Zhang, Yi Ding, Yuelu Li, Tianhua Zhang, Weiping Liu, Yahui Fan, Yan Li, Rongqiang Zhang and Xuexue Ma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:949

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Community health workers are essential personnel in resource-limited settings. In Uganda, they are organized into Village Health Teams (VHTs) and are focused on infectious diseases and maternal-child health; h...

    Authors: Temitope Tabitha Ojo, Nicola L. Hawley, Mayur M. Desai, Ann R. Akiteng, David Guwatudde and Jeremy I. Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:947

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Maternal mortality ratio in Nigeria is among the highest in the world with an estimated 160 women dying every day of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. In addition to appropriate management of ...

    Authors: Stella Babalola, Olamide Oyenubi, Ilene S. Speizer, Lisa Cobb, Akinsewa Akiode and Mojisola Odeku

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:942

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The number of sports facilities, sports clubs, or city parks in a residential neighbourhood may affect the likelihood that people participate in sports and their preferences for a certain sports location. This...

    Authors: Ineke Deelen, Marijke Jansen, Nico J. Dogterom, Carlijn B. M. Kamphuis and Dick Ettema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:943

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Government policy increasingly supports engaging communities to promote health. It is critical to consider whether such strategies are effective, for whom, and under what circumstances. However, ‘community eng...

    Authors: Ginny Brunton, James Thomas, Alison O’Mara-Eves, Farah Jamal, Sandy Oliver and Josephine Kavanagh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:944

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  16. Content type: Research article

    A person’s participation is acknowledged as an important outcome of the rehabilitation process. The Participation Scale (P-Scale) is an instrument that was designed to assess the participation of individuals w...

    Authors: Mariana Angélica Peixoto Souza, Wendy Jane Coster, Marisa Cotta Mancini, Fabiana Caetano Martins Silva Dutra, Jessica Kramer and Rosana Ferreira Sampaio

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:934

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There is sufficient evidence supporting a relationship between increased body mass index (BMI) and an increased risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women. However, most studies have found a decreased r...

    Authors: Yanzi Chen, Li Liu, Quan Zhou, Mustapha Umar Imam, Jialin Cai, Yaxuan Wang, Minjie Qi, Panpan Sun, Zhiguang Ping and Xiaoli Fu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:936

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Research has shown that perceived unfairness contributes to higher rates of sickness absence. While shorter, but more frequent periods of sickness absence might be a possibility for the individual to get relie...

    Authors: Constanze Leineweber, Claudia Bernhard-Oettel, Paraskevi Peristera, Constanze Eib, Anna Nyberg and Hugo Westerlund

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:912

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) represent a major public health problem and economic burden to employers, workers and health insurance systems. This systematic review had two objectives: (1) to a...

    Authors: Hélène Sultan-Taïeb, Annick Parent-Lamarche, Aurélie Gaillard, Susan Stock, Nektaria Nicolakakis, Quan Nha Hong, Michel Vezina, Youssouph Coulibaly, Nicole Vézina and Diane Berthelette

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:935

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Sitting too much has been associated with negative health outcomes. The End of Sitting’ is a newly developed office landscape that moves away from the traditional chair-desk setup. The landscape aims to reduce s...

    Authors: Lidewij R. Renaud, Maaike A. Huysmans, Erwin M. Speklé, Allard J. van der Beek and Hidde P. van der Ploeg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:937

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The uptake, implementation, and maintenance of effective interventions promoting physical activity (PA) and a healthy diet and the implementation of policies targeting these behaviors are processes not well un...

    Authors: Saskia Muellmann, Berit Steenbock, Katrien De Cocker, Marieke De Craemer, Catherine Hayes, Miriam P. O’Shea, Karolina Horodyska, Justyna Bell, Aleksandra Luszczynska, Gun Roos, Lars Jørun Langøien, Gro Rugseth, Laura Terragni, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Johannes Brug and Claudia R. Pischke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:932

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  22. Content type: Research article

    China has seen rapid increase in obesity and hypertension prevalence and fast food consumption over the past decade. We examined status and risk factors for Western- and Chinese fast food consumption and their...

    Authors: Yaling Zhao, Liang Wang, Hong Xue, Huijun Wang and Youfa Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:933

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