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BMC Public Health

BMC Public Health 1/2012

Ausgabe 1/2012

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 1129 Artikel )

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Oral and anal sex practices among high school youth in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Amsale Cherie, Yemane Berhane

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Active living neighborhoods: is neighborhood walkability a key element for Belgian adolescents?

Femke De Meester, Delfien Van Dyck, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Benedicte Deforche, James F Sallis, Greet Cardon

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Understanding patient acceptance and refusal of HIV testing in the emergency department

Katerina A Christopoulos, Sheri D Weiser, Kimberly A Koester, Janet J Myers, Douglas AE White, Beth Kaplan, Stephen F Morin

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Progress towards implementation of ACT malaria case-management in public health facilities in the Republic of Sudan: a cluster-sample survey

Tarig M Abdelgader, Abdalla M Ibrahim, Khalid A Elmardi, Sophie Githinji, Dejan Zurovac, Robert W Snow, Abdisalan M Noor

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A national cohort study of parental socioeconomic status and non-fatal suicidal behaviour-the mediating role of school performance

Beata Jablonska, Frank Lindblad, Viveca Östberg, Lene Lindberg, Finn Rasmussen, Anders Hjern

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Nutritional status of Palestinian preschoolers in the Gaza Strip: a cross-sectional study

Salwa G Massad, FJ Nieto, Mari Palta, Maureen Smith, Roseanne Clark, Abdel-Aziz Thabet

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Are marginalized women being left behind? A population-based study of institutional deliveries in Karnataka, India

Paul C Adamson, Karl Krupp, Bhavana Niranjankumar, Alexandra H Freeman, Mudassir Khan, Purnima Madhivanan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Diabetes, HIV and other health determinants associated with absenteeism among formal sector workers in Namibia

Leonor Guariguata, Ingrid de Beer, Rina Hough, Els Bindels, Delia Weimers-Maasdorp, Frank G Feeley III, Tobias F Rinke de Wit

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Socioeconomic factors associated with drug consumption in prison population in Mexico

Armando Nevárez-Sida, Patricia Constantino-Casas, Angélica Castro-Ríos

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Design of a trial-based economic evaluation on the cost-effectiveness of employability interventions among work disabled employees or employees at risk of work disability: The CASE-study

Cindy YG Noben, Frans JN Nijhuis, Angelique E de Rijk, Silvia MAA Evers

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Do positive or negative experiences of social support relate to current and future health? Results from the Doetinchem Cohort Study

Simone Croezen, H Susan J Picavet, Annemien Haveman-Nies, WM Monique Verschuren, Lisette CPGM de Groot, Pieter van't Veer

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A cross-sectional survey of prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among prisoners in New South Wales, Australia

Sarah Larney, Libby Topp, Devon Indig, Colmán O'Driscoll, David Greenberg

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of a universal school-based depression prevention program 'Op Volle Kracht' in the Netherlands

Yuli R Tak, Rinka MP Van Zundert, Rowella CWM Kuijpers, Boukje S Van Vlokhoven, Hettie FW Rensink, Rutger CME Engels

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Heavy burden of non-communicable diseases at early age and gender disparities in an adult population of Burkina Faso: world health survey

Malgorzata Miszkurka, Slim Haddad, Étienne V Langlois, Ellen E Freeman, Seni Kouanda, Maria Victoria Zunzunegui

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Hearing effects from intermittent and continuous noise exposure in a study of Korean factory workers and firefighters

In-Sung Chung, Isabella M Chu, Mark R Cullen

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

VIP in construction: systematic development and evaluation of a multifaceted health programme aiming to improve physical activity levels and dietary patterns among construction workers

Laura Viester, Evert ALM Verhagen, Karin I Proper, Johanna M van Dongen, Paulien M Bongers, Allard J van der Beek

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Does the distribution of health care benefits in Kenya meet the principles of universal coverage?

Jane Chuma, Thomas Maina, John Ataguba

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Efficacy of a text messaging (SMS) based smoking cessation intervention for adolescents and young adults: Study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial

Severin Haug, Christian Meyer, Andrea Dymalski, Sonia Lippke, Ulrich John

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Promoting fit bodies, healthy eating and physical activity among Indigenous Australian men: a study protocol

Lina A Ricciardelli, David Mellor, Marita P McCabe, Alexander J Mussap, David J Hallford, Matthew Tyler

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Interaction between alcohol drinking and obesity in relation to colorectal cancer risk: a case-control study in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Jinhui Zhao, Yun Zhu, Peizhong Peter Wang, Roy West, Sharon Buehler, Zhuoyu Sun, Josh Squires, Barbara Roebothan, John R McLaughlin, Peter T Campbell, Patrick S Parfrey

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Assessing trends and predictors of tuberculosis in Taiwan

Chung-Min Liao, Nan-Hung Hsieh, Tang-Luen Huang, Yi-Hsien Cheng, Yi-Jun Lin, Chia-Pin Chio, Szu-Chieh Chen, Min-Pei Ling

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Community-based educational intervention to limit the dissemination of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusin Northern Saskatchewan, Canada

George R Golding, Brian Quinn, Kirsten Bergstrom, Donna Stockdale, Shirley Woods, Mandiangu Nsungu, Barb Brooke, Paul N Levett, Greg Horsman, Ryan McDonald, Brian Szklarczuk, Steve Silcox, Shirley Paton, Mary Carson, Michael R Mulvey, James Irvine, the Northern Antibiotic Resistance Partnership

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

SRH and HrQOL: does social position impact differently on their link with health status?

Cyrille Delpierre, Michelle Kelly-Irving, Mette Munch-Petersen, Valérie Lauwers-Cances, Geetanjali D Datta, Benoît Lepage, Thierry Lang

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Type D personality is associated with impaired psychological status and unhealthy lifestyle in Icelandic cardiac patients: A cross-sectional study

Erla Svansdottir, Krista C van den Broek, Hrobjartur D Karlsson, Thorarinn Gudnason, Johan Denollet

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Psychological characteristics in high-risk MSM in China

Guanzhi Chen, Yang Li, Beichuan Zhang, Zengzhao Yu, Xiufang Li, Lixin Wang, Ziming Yu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Epidemiology of Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli in Australia, 2000-2010

Hassan Vally, Gillian Hall, Amalie Dyda, Jane Raupach, Katrina Knope, Barry Combs, Patricia Desmarchelier

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Preventive behavior for toxoplasmosis in pregnant adolescents in the state of Ceara, Brazil

Fabianne Ferreira Costa, Ana Paula Soares Gondim, Mary Braga de Lima, Jose Ueleres Braga, Luiza Jane Eyre de Souza Vieira, Maria Alix Leite Araújo

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Causes of neonatal and maternal deaths in Dhaka slums: Implications for service delivery

Fatema Khatun, Sabrina Rasheed, Allisyn C Moran, Ashraful M Alam, Mohammad Sohel Shomik, Munira Sultana, Nuzhat Choudhury, Mohammad Iqbal, Abbas Bhuiya

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Undergraduate student drinking and related harms at an Australian university: web-based survey of a large random sample

Jonathan Hallett, Peter M Howat, Bruce R Maycock, Alexandra McManus, Kypros Kypri, Satvinder S Dhaliwal

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Trend in eating habits among Lithuanian school-aged children in context of social inequality: three cross-sectional surveys 2002, 2006 and 2010

Apolinaras Zaborskis, Reda Lagunaite, Ryan Busha, Jolita Lubiene

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Combined television viewing and computer use and mortality from all-causes and diseases of the circulatory system among adults in the United States

Earl S Ford

01.12.2012 | Commentary | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Aedes albopictus and the reemergence of Dengue

Giovanni Rezza

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Health literacy and public health: A systematic review and integration of definitions and models

Kristine Sørensen, Stephan Van den Broucke, James Fullam, Gerardine Doyle, Jürgen Pelikan, Zofia Slonska, Helmut Brand, (HLS-EU) Consortium Health Literacy Project European

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Targeting condom distribution at high risk places increases condom utilization-evidence from an intervention study in Livingstone, Zambia

Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy, Cosmas Zyaambo, Charles Michelo, Knut Fylkesnes

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Applying the effort-reward imbalance model to household and family work: a population-based study of German mothers

Stefanie Sperlich, Richard Peter, Siegfried Geyer

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Awareness and acceptability of human papillomavirus vaccine: an application of the instrumental variables bivariate probit model

Young Kyung Do, Ker Yi Wong

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Prevalence of cardiovascular disease and risk factors in a rural district of Beijing, China: a population-based survey of 58,308 residents

Liu He, Xun Tang, Yan Song, Na Li, Jingrong Li, Zongxin Zhang, Jianjiang Liu, Liping Yu, Haitao Xu, Jianguo Zhang, Yonghua Hu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Changing insurance company claims handling processes improves some outcomes for people injured in road traffic crashes

Frederieke Schaafsma, Annelies De Wolf, Areen Kayaian, Ian D Cameron

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Exploring the relationships between housing, neighbourhoods and mental wellbeing for residents of deprived areas

Lyndal Bond, Ade Kearns, Phil Mason, Carol Tannahill, Matt Egan, Elise Whitely

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Comprehensive assessment of metabolic syndrome among rural Bangladeshi women

Subrina Jesmin, Md Reazul Islam, A M Shahidul Islam, Md Sohag Mia, Sayeeda Nusrat Sultana, Sohel Zaedi, Naoto Yamaguchi, Yoshio Iwashima, Michiaki Hiroe, Tetsu Watanabe

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The prevalence of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk factors in adults in southern China

Xiang Qian Lao, Yong Hui Zhang, Martin Chi Sang Wong, Yan Jun Xu, Hao Feng Xu, Shao Ping Nie, Wen Jun Ma, G Neil Thomas, Ignatius Tak Sun Yu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The predictive validity of three self-report screening instruments for identifying frail older people in the community

Ramon Daniels, Erik van Rossum, Anna Beurskens, Wim van den Heuvel, Luc de Witte

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Evaluation of interventions on road traffic injuries in Peru: a qualitative approach

Luis Huicho, Taghreed Adam, Edmundo Rosales, Ada Paca-Palao, Luis López, Diego Luna, J Jaime Miranda, PIAT Working Group

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Study design of 'FRIENDS for Life': process and effect evaluation of an indicated school-based prevention programme for childhood anxiety and depression

Mia P Kösters, Mai JM Chinapaw, Marieke Zwaanswijk, Marcel F van der Wal, Elisabeth MWJ Utens, Hans M Koot

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Exploring factors relevant in the assessment of the return-to-work process of employees on long-term sickness absence due to a depressive disorder: a focus group study

Anna Muijzer, Sandra Brouwer, Jan H Geertzen, Johan W Groothoff

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Does place of residence affect risk of suicide? a spatial epidemiologic investigation in Kentucky from 1999 to 2008

Daniel M Saman, Sabrina Walsh, Anna Borówko, Agricola Odoi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice of emergency contraception: a cross- sectional study among Ethiopian undergraduate female students

Fatuma A Ahmed, Kontie M Moussa, Karen O Petterson, Benedict O Asamoah

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Intimate partner physical violence among women in Shimelba refugee camp, northern Ethiopia

Girmatsion Feseha, Abebe G/mariam, Mulusew Gerbaba

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cell type specificity of female lung cancer associated with sulfur dioxide from air pollutants in Taiwan: An ecological study

Ching-Yu Tseng, Yi-Chia Huang, Shih-Yung Su, Jing-Yang Huang, Cheng-Hsiu Lai, Chia-Chi Lung, Chien-Chang Ho, Yung-Po Liaw

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Unevenly distributed: a systematic review of the health literature about socioeconomic inequalities in adult obesity in the United Kingdom

Abdulrahman M El-Sayed, Peter Scarborough, Sandro Galea

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A review of population-based prevalence studies of physical activity in adults in the Asia-Pacific region

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Health inequalities in the Netherlands: a cross-sectional study of the role of Type D (distressed) personality

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The GLAMA (Girls! Lead! Achieve! Mentor! Activate!) physical activity and peer leadership intervention pilot project: A process evaluation using the RE-AIM framework

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Actual and undiagnosed HIV prevalence in a community sample of men who have sex with men in Auckland, New Zealand

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The impact of diabetes prevention on labour force participation and income of older Australians: an economic study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Women's views on consent, counseling and confidentiality in PMTCT: a mixed-methods study in four African countries

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Design of a Web-based individual coping and alcohol-intervention program (web-ICAIP) for children of parents with alcohol problems: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The buffering effect of relationship satisfaction on emotional distress in couples

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a specialized health coaching intervention to prevent excessive gestational weight gain and postpartum weight retention in women: the HIPP study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Assessing survival in widowers, and controls -A nationwide, six- to nine-year follow-up

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The association between workplace smoking bans and self-perceived, work-related stress among smoking workers

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Developing community-based preventive interventions in Hong Kong: a description of the first phase of the family project

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Screening and brief intervention for alcohol problems in Dr George Mukhari Hospital out-patients in Gauteng, South Africa: a single-blinded randomized controlled trial protocol

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Lessons for public health campaigns from analysing commercial food marketing success factors: a case study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Prevalence of diabetes among Han, Manchu and Korean ethnicities in the Mudanjiang area of China: a cross-sectional survey

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Binge eating, purging and non-purging compensatory behaviours decrease from adolescence to adulthood: A population-based, longitudinal study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Participation in and attitude towards the national immunization program in the Netherlands: data from population-based questionnaires

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Predictors for patient knowledge and reported behaviour regarding driving under the influence of medicines: a multi-country survey

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Association of smoking, physical activity, and dietary habits with socioeconomic variables: a cross-sectional study in adults on both sides of the Hungarian-Romanian border

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A single-blind randomised controlled trial of the effects of a web-based decision aid on self-testing for cholesterol and diabetes. study protocol

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

"Now we are in a different time; various bad diseases have come." understanding men's acceptability of male circumcision for HIV prevention in a moderate prevalence setting

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Impact of metabolic comorbidity on the association between body mass index and health-related quality of life: a Scotland-wide cross-sectional study of 5,608 participants

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A systematic review of economic evaluations of interventions to tackle cardiovascular disease in low- and middle-income countries

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Demographic, knowledge, attitudinal, and accessibility factors associated with uptake of cervical cancer screening among women in a rural district of Tanzania: Three public policy implications

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effect of running therapy on depression (EFFORT-D). Design of a randomised controlled trial in adult patients [ISRCTN 1894]

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Stability and change in screen-based sedentary behaviours and associated factors among Norwegian children in the transition between childhood and adolescence

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Determinants of circumcision and willingness to be circumcised by Rwandan men, 2010

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Drug education in victorian schools (DEVS): the study protocol for a harm reduction focused school drug education trial

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An empirical approach to selecting community-based alcohol interventions: combining research evidence, rural community views and professional opinion

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Life satisfaction and mortality in elderly people: The Kangwha Cohort Study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Influence of the quality implementation of a physical education curriculum on the physical development and physical fitness of children

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Design of a multicentered randomized controlled trial on the clinical and cost effectiveness of schema therapy for personality disorders

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Why choice of metric matters in public health analyses: a case study of the attribution of credit for the decline in coronary heart disease mortality in the US and other populations

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Mortality and potential years of life lost attributable to alcohol consumption in Canada in 2005

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effects of social connections on self-rated physical and mental health among internal migrant and local adolescents in Shanghai, China

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Age- and gender-specific population attributable risks of metabolic disorders on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in Taiwan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Non-hispanic whites have higher risk for pulmonary impairment from pulmonary tuberculosis

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The economic impact of stroke in The Netherlands: the €-restore4stroke study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Research, evidence and policymaking: the perspectives of policy actors on improving uptake of evidence in health policy development and implementation in Uganda

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Sanitation behavior among schoolchildren in a multi-ethnic area of Northern rural Vietnam

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The development of health literacy in patients with a long-term health condition: the health literacy pathway model

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The DRUID study: racism and self-assessed health status in an indigenous population

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Building capacity for evidence informed decision making in public health: a case study of organizational change

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Treatment outcomes of adult patients with recurrent tuberculosis in relation to HIV status in Zimbabwe: a retrospective record review

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Unemployment and disability pension-an 18-year follow-up study of a 40-year-old population in a Norwegian county

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Patient- and provider-level risk factors associated with default from tuberculosis treatment, South Africa, 2002: a case-control study

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Study protocol: a randomized controlled trial of a computer-based depression and substance abuse intervention for people attending residential substance abuse treatment

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The impact of population-based disease management services for selected chronic conditions: the Costs to Australian Private Insurance - Coaching Health (CAPICHe) study protocol

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Gender differences in the association between self-rated health and hypertension in a Korean adult population

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Tribal casinos in California: the last vestige of indoor smoking

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Alcohol and marijuana use while driving--an unexpected crash risk in Pakistani commercial drivers: a cross-sectional survey

Mohammed Umer Mir, Imran Khan, Bilal Ahmed, Junaid Abdul Razzak

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of a vocational enablement protocol for employees with hearing impairment; design of a randomized controlled trial

Arjenne HM Gussenhoven, Johannes R Anema, S Theo Goverts, Judith E Bosmans, Joost M Festen, Sophia E Kramer

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Internal construct validity of the Shirom-Melamed Burnout Questionnaire (SMBQ)

Åsa Lundgren-Nilsson, Ingibjörg H Jonsdottir, Julie Pallant, Gunnar Ahlborg Jr

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Identifying factors relevant in the assessment of return-to-work efforts in employees on long-term sickness absence due to chronic low back pain: a focus group study

Anna Muijzer, Jan H Geertzen, Wout E de Boer, Johan W Groothoff, Sandra Brouwer

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A local outbreak of dengue caused by an imported case in Dongguan China

Hong-Juan Peng, Hui-Bing Lai, Qiao-Li Zhang, Ba-Yi Xu, Hao Zhang, Wen-Hua Liu, Wei Zhao, Yuan-Ping Zhou, Xin-Guang Zhong, Shu Jiang, Jin-Hua Duan, Gui-Yun Yan, Jian-Feng He, Xiao-Guang Chen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Does social capital travel? Influences on the life satisfaction of young people living in England and Spain

Antony R Morgan, Francisco Rivera, Carmen Moreno, Bo JA Haglund

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effect of participatory community communication on HIV preventive behaviors among ethnic minority youth in central Vietnam

Huy V Nguyen, Giang M Le, Son M Nguyen, Mai N Tran, Nguyet M Ha

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Lifestyle physical activity among urban Palestinians and Israelis: a cross-sectional comparison in the Palestinian-Israeli Jerusalem risk factor study

Dafna Merom, Ronit Sinnreich, Vartohi Aboudi, Jeremy D Kark, Hisham Nassar

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The relationship between breastfeeding and weight status in a national sample of Australian children and adolescents

Jane A Scott, Su Y Ng, Lynne Cobiac

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The identification of job opportunities for severely disabled sick-listed employees

Jake PJ Broersen, Henny PG Mulders, Antonius JM Schellart, Allard J van der Beek

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Community based needs assessment in an urban area; A participatory action research project

Saeid Sadeghieh Ahari, Shahram Habibzadeh, Moharram Yousefi, Firouz Amani, Reza Abdi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Can work ability explain the social gradient in sickness absence: a study of a general population in Sweden

Jesper Löve, Kristina Holmgren, Kjell Torén, Gunnel Hensing

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Knowledge, attitudes and other factors associated with assessment of tobacco smoking among pregnant Aboriginal women by health care providers: a cross-sectional survey

Megan E Passey, Catherine A D'Este, Robert W Sanson-Fisher

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Perspectives of patients with type 1 or insulin-treated type 2 diabetes on self-monitoring of blood glucose: a qualitative study

Johanna Hortensius, Marijke C Kars, Willem S Wierenga, Nanne Kleefstra, Henk JG Bilo, Jaap J van der Bijl

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Exploring bikeability in a metropolitan setting: stimulating and hindering factors in commuting route environments

Lina Wahlgren, Peter Schantz

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Population-based tobacco treatment: study design of a randomized controlled trial

Steven S Fu, Michelle van Ryn, Scott E Sherman, Diana J Burgess, Siamak Noorbaloochi, Barbara Clothier, Anne M Joseph

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Diabetes MILES-Australia (management and impact for long-term empowerment and success): methods and sample characteristics of a national survey of the psychological aspects of living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes in Australian adults

Jane Speight, Jessica L Browne, Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott, Christel Hendrieckx, Frans Pouwer

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Pulmonary function, respiratory symptoms, and dust exposures among workers engaged in early manufacturing processes of tea: a cohort study

Tzong-Shiun Shieh, Jui-Jung Chung, Chung-Jing Wang, Perng-Jy Tsai, Yau-Chang Kuo, How-Ran Guo

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among children aged 1 month to 16 years in Hangzhou, China

Zhiwei Zhu, Jianying Zhan, Jie Shao, Weijun Chen, Liqin Chen, Wenhao Li, Chai Ji, Zhengyan Zhao

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Sustainability of the whole-community project '10,000 Steps': a longitudinal study

Ragnar Van Acker, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Katrien De Cocker, Lisa M Klesges, Annick Willem, Greet Cardon

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Community health workers improve contact tracing among immigrants with tuberculosis in Barcelona

Jesús Edison Ospina, Àngels Orcau, Juan-Pablo Millet, Francesca Sánchez, Martí Casals, Joan A Caylà

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Low back pain in 17 year olds has substantial impact and represents an important public health disorder: a cross-sectional study

Peter B O'Sullivan, Darren J Beales, Anne J Smith, Leon M Straker

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Socioeconomic disparities in the uptake of breast and cervical cancer screening in Italy: a cross sectional study

Gianfranco Damiani, Bruno Federico, Danila Basso, Alessandra Ronconi, Caterina Bianca Neve Aurora Bianchi, Gian Marco Anzellotti, Gabriella Nasi, Franco Sassi, Walter Ricciardi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Mortality on extreme heat days using official thresholds in Spain: a multi-city time series analysis

Aurelio Tobias, Ben Armstrong, Ines Zuza, Antonio Gasparrini, Cristina Linares, Julio Diaz

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effectiveness of a diet and physical activity promotion strategy on the prevention of obesity in Mexican school children

Teresa Shamah Levy, Carmen Morales Ruán, Claudia Amaya Castellanos, Araceli Salazar Coronel, Alejandra Jiménez Aguilar, Ignacio Méndez Gómez Humarán

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Woman-centered research on access to safe abortion services and implications for behavioral change communication interventions: a cross-sectional study of women in Bihar and Jharkhand, India

Sushanta K Banerjee, Kathryn L Andersen, Rebecca M Buchanan, Janardan Warvadekar

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Living with diabetes: rationale, study design and baseline characteristics for an Australian prospective cohort study

Maria Donald, Jo Dower, Robert Ware, Bryan Mukandi, Sanjoti Parekh, Christopher Bain

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Diabetes susceptibility in ethnic minority groups from Turkey, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Pakistan compared with Norwegians - the association with adiposity is strongest for ethnic minority women

Anne Karen Jenum, Lien My Diep, Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen, Ingar Morten K Holme, Bernadette Nirmar Kumar, Kåre Inge Birkeland

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The growth in newspaper coverage of tobacco control in China, 2000-2010

Junling Gao, Simon Chapman, Shaojing Sun, Hua Fu, Pinpin Zheng

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A prospective study of complications from comprehensive abortion care services in Nepal

Kathryn Andersen, Bela Ganatra, Sarah Stucke, Indira Basnett, Yagya B Karki, Kusum Thapa

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among children from six cities of China

Haiquan Xu, Yanping Li, Ailing Liu, Qian Zhang, Xiaoqi Hu, Hongyun Fang, Tingyu Li, Hongwei Guo, Ying Li, Guifa Xu, Jun Ma, Lin Du, Guansheng Ma

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Household secondhand smoke exposure of elementary schoolchildren in Southern Taiwan and factors associated with their confidence in avoiding exposure: a cross-sectional study

Hsiao-Ling Huang, Yea-Yin Yen, Pi-Li Lin, Chin-Hsuan Chiu, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Ted Chen, Chih-Yang Hu, Ya-Ying Lin, Chien-Hung Lee, Fu-Li Chen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Ethnic discrimination prevalence and associations with health outcomes: data from a nationally representative cross-sectional survey of secondary school students in New Zealand

Sue Crengle, Elizabeth Robinson, Shanthi Ameratunga, Terryann Clark, Deborah Raphael

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Estimating the number of colorectal cancer patients treated with anti-tumour therapy in 2015: the analysis of the Czech National Cancer Registry

Tomáš Pavlík, Ondřej Májek, Jan Mužík, Jana Koptíková, Lubomír Slavíček, Jindřich Fínek, David Feltl, Rostislav Vyzula, Ladislav Dušek

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An exploratory cluster randomised trial of a university halls of residence based social norms intervention in Wales, UK

Simon Murphy, Graham Moore, Annie Williams, Laurence Moore

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Study protocol for Women of Color and Asthma Control:A randomized controlled trial of an asthma-management intervention for African American women

Mary R Janevic, Georgiana M Sanders, Lara J Thomas, Darla M Williams, Belinda Nelson, Emma Gilchrist, Timothy RB Johnson, Noreen M Clark

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Barriers to women's participation in inter-conceptional care: a cross-sectional analysis

Vijaya K Hogan, M Ahinee Amamoo, Althea D Anderson, David Webb, Leny Mathews, Diane Rowley, Jennifer F Culhane

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Reducing mother-to-child transmission of HIV: findings from an early infant diagnosis program in south-south region of Nigeria

Chukwuemeka Anoje, Bolatito Aiyenigba, Chiho Suzuki, Titilope Badru, Kesiena Akpoigbe, Michael Odo, Solomon Odafe, Oluwasanmi Adedokun, Kwasi Torpey, Otto N Chabikuli

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Infant mortality in Brazil, 1980-2000: A spatial panel data analysis

Ana Maria Barufi, Eduardo Haddad, Antonio Paez

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases among ethnic Germans from the former Soviet Union: results of a nested case-control study

Ema Kuhrs, Volker Winkler, Heiko Becher

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Public health management of antiviral drugs during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic: a survey of local health departments in California

Jennifer C Hunter, Daniela C Rodríguez, Tomás J Aragón

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An exploratory qualitative assessment of factors influencing childhood vaccine providers' intention to recommend immunization in the Netherlands

Liesbeth Mollema, Jojet M Staal, Jim E van Steenbergen, Theo GWM Paulussen, Hester E de Melker

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Increasing organ donation via anticipated regret (INORDAR): protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Ronan E O'Carroll, Eamonn Ferguson, Peter C Hayes, Lee Shepherd

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Supporting the massive scale-up of antiretroviral therapy: the evolution of PEPFAR-supported treatment facilities in South Africa, 2005-2009

Elysia Larson, Heidi O'Bra, JW Brown, Thobile Mbengashe, Jeffrey D Klausner

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Towns with extremely low mortality due to ischemic heart disease in Spain

María José Medrano, Raquel Boix, Alba Palmera, Rebeca Ramis, Iñaki Galán, Gonzalo López-Abente

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Age at menarche and current substance use among Canadian adolescent girls: results of a cross-sectional study

Ban Al-Sahab, Chris I Ardern, Mazen J Hamadeh, Hala Tamim

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Time trends in social differences in nutrition habits of a Lithuanian population: 1994-2010

Vilma Kriaucioniene, Jurate Klumbiene, Janina Petkeviciene, Edita Sakyte

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Diarrhea incidence in low- and middle-income countries in 1990 and 2010: a systematic review

Christa L Fischer Walker, Jamie Perin, Martin J Aryee, Cynthia Boschi-Pinto, Robert E Black

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effectiveness of a preferred intensity exercise programme on the mental health outcomes of young people with depression: a sequential mixed methods evaluation

Tim Carter, Patrick Callaghan, Elizabeth Khalil, Ioannis Morres

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Community responses to communication campaigns for influenza A (H1N1): a focus group study

Lesley Gray, Carol MacDonald, Brenda Mackie, Douglas Paton, David Johnston, Michael G Baker

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cardiovascular inflammation in healthy women: multilevel associations with state-level prosperity, productivity and income inequality

Cheryl R Clark, Paul M Ridker, Mark J Ommerborn, Carrie E Huisingh, Brent Coull, Julie E Buring, Lisa F Berkman

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Targeting children of substance-using parents with the community-based group intervention TRAMPOLINE: A randomised controlled trial - design, evaluation, recruitment issues

Sonja Bröning, Annika Wiedow, Lutz Wartberg, Sylvia Ruths, Andrea Haevelmann, Sally-Sophie Kindermann, Diana Moesgen, Ines Schaunig-Busch, Michael Klein, Rainer Thomasius

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Sports activity and the use of cigarettes and snus among young males in Finland in 1999-2010

Ville M Mattila, Susanna Raisamo, Harri Pihlajamäki, Matti Mäntysaari, Arja Rimpelä

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Feeding styles of caregivers of children 6-23 months of age in Derashe special district, Southern Ethiopia

Mekitie Wondafrash, Tseganeh Amsalu, Mirkuzie Woldie

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Infant feeding practice and associated factors of HIV positive mothers attending prevention of mother to child transmission and antiretroviral therapy clinics in Gondar Town health institutions, Northwest Ethiopia

Dagnachew Muluye, Desalegn Woldeyohannes, Mucheye Gizachew, Moges Tiruneh

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Mortality among adults: gender and socioeconomic differences in a Brazilian city

Ana Paula Belon, Marilisa BA Barros, Letícia Marín-León

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Comparison of alternative versions of the job demand-control scales in 17 European cohort studies: the IPD-Work consortium

Eleonor I Fransson, Solja T Nyberg, Katriina Heikkilä, Lars Alfredsson, De Dirk Bacquer, G David Batty, Sébastien Bonenfant, Annalisa Casini, Els Clays, Marcel Goldberg, France Kittel, Markku Koskenvuo, Anders Knutsson, Constanze Leineweber, Linda L Magnusson Hanson, Maria Nordin, Archana Singh-Manoux, Sakari Suominen, Jussi Vahtera, Peter Westerholm, Hugo Westerlund, Marie Zins, Töres Theorell, Mika Kivimäki

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Alcohol and premature death in Estonian men: a study of forensic autopsies using novel biomarkers and proxy informants

Inge Ringmets, Jana Tuusov, Katrin Lang, Marika Väli, Kersti Pärna, Mailis Tõnisson, Anders Helander, Martin McKee, David A Leon

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Prevalence of low back pain and associated occupational factors among Chinese coal miners

Guangxing Xu, Dong Pang, Fengying Liu, Desheng Pei, Sheng Wang, Liping Li

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Design and baseline characteristics of the 10 Small Steps Study: a randomised controlled trial of an intervention to promote healthy behaviour using a lifestyle score and personalised feedback

Sanjoti Parekh, Corneel Vandelanotte, David King, Frances M Boyle

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Predicting nicotine dependence profiles among adolescent smokers: the roles of personal and social-environmental factors in a longitudinal framework

Marloes Kleinjan, Frank Vitaro, Brigitte Wanner, Johannes Brug, Regina JJM Van den Eijnden, Rutger CME Engels

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors impacting knowledge and use of long acting and permanent contraceptive methods by postpartum HIV positive and negative women in Cape Town, South Africa: a cross-sectional study

Sarah Credé, Theresa Hoke, Deborah Constant, Mackenzie S Green, Jennifer Moodley, Jane Harries

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Alcohol drinking patterns among high school students in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Ayalu A Reda, Asmamaw Moges, Berhanu Y Wondmagegn, Sibhatu Biadgilign

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Pattern and levels of spending allocated to HIV prevention programs in low- and middle-income countries

Peter Amico, Benjamin Gobet, Carlos Avila-Figueroa, Christian Aran, Paul De Lay

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Sexual risk behaviors among youth heads of household in Gikongoro, south province of Rwanda

Joseph Ntaganira, Laura J Hass, Sheila Hosner, Lisanne Brown, Nancy B Mock

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cervical cancer screening by visual inspection in Côte d'Ivoire, operational and clinical aspects according to HIV status

Apollinaire Horo, Antoine Jaquet, Didier K Ekouevi, Badian Toure, Patrick A Coffie, Benjamin Effi, Eugene Messou, Albert Minga, Raoul Moh, Mamourou Kone, François Dabis, Annie J Sasco, The IeDEA West Africa collaboration

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Mortality and causes of death among violent offenders and victims-a Swedish population based longitudinal study

Marlene Stenbacka, Tomas Moberg, Anders Romelsjö, Jussi Jokinen

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A European study investigating patterns of transition from home care towards institutional dementia care: the protocol of a RightTimePlaceCare study

Hilde Verbeek, Gabriele Meyer, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Adelaida Zabalegui, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, Kai Saks, Maria Eugenia Soto, David Challis, Dirk Sauerland, Jan PH Hamers, the RightTimePlaceCare Consortium

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A multilevel examination of gender differences in the association between features of the school environment and physical activity among a sample of grades 9 to 12 students in Ontario, Canada

Erin P Hobin, Scott T Leatherdale, Steve Manske, Joel A Dubin, Susan Elliott, Paul Veugelers

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Political and social determinants of life expectancy in less developed countries: a longitudinal study

Ro-Ting Lin, Ya-Mei Chen, Lung-Chang Chien, Chang-Chuan Chan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Blood pressure and associated factors in a North African adolescent population. a national cross-sectional study in Tunisia

Hajer Aounallah-Skhiri, Jalila El Ati, Pierre Traissac, Habiba Ben Romdhane, Sabrina Eymard-Duvernay, Francis Delpeuch, Noureddine Achour, Bernard Maire

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Clinical effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination against acute myocardial infarction and stroke in people over 60 years: the CAPAMIS study, one-year follow-up

Angel Vila-Corcoles, Olga Ochoa-Gondar, Teresa Rodriguez-Blanco, Antonia Gutierrez-Perez, Angel Vila-Rovira, Frederic Gomez, Xavier Raga, Cinta de Diego, Eva Satue, Elisabet Salsench, EPIVAC Study Group

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Individual and social determinants of multiple chronic disease behavioral risk factors among youth

Arsham Alamian, Gilles Paradis

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Support for children identified with acute flaccid paralysis under the global polio eradication programme in Uttar Pradesh, India: a qualitative study

Rie R Yotsu, Katharine Abba, Helen Smith, Abhijit Das

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Priority setting of ICU resources in an influenza pandemic: a qualitative study of the Canadian public's perspectives

Diego S Silva, Jennifer L Gibson, Ann Robertson, Cécile M Bensimon, Sachin Sahni, Laena Maunula, Maxwell J Smith

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Adoption and use of social media among public health departments

Rosemary Thackeray, Brad L Neiger, Amanda K Smith, Sarah B Van Wagenen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Coordination and resource-related difficulties encountered by Quebec's public health specialists and infectious diseases/medical microbiologists in the management of A (H1N1) - a mixed-method, exploratory survey

Charles Nhan, Réjean Laprise, Monique Douville-Fradet, Mary Ellen Macdonald, Caroline Quach

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Linking public health agencies and hospitals for improved emergency preparedness: North Carolina's public health epidemiologist program

Milissa Markiewicz, Christine A Bevc, Jennifer Hegle, Jennifer A Horney, Megan Davies, Pia DM MacDonald

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

HIV testing and willingness to get HIV testing at a peer-run drop-in centre for people who inject drugs in Bangkok, Thailand

Lianping Ti, Kanna Hayashi, Karyn Kaplan, Paisan Suwannawong, Eric Fu, Evan Wood, Thomas Kerr

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Alcohol and cannabis use among adolescents in Flemish secondary school in Brussels: effects of type of education

Hans Berten, Dries Cardoen, Ruben Brondeel, Nicole Vettenburg

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Socio-demographic factors and psychological distress in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian adults aged 18-64 years: analysis of national survey data

Joan Cunningham, Yin C Paradies

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Heavy smoking during pregnancy as a marker for other risk factors of adverse birth outcomes: a population-based study in British Columbia, Canada

Anders C Erickson, Laura T Arbour

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Determinants of insecticide-treated net ownership and utilization among pregnant women in Nigeria

Augustine Ankomah, Samson B Adebayo, Ekundayo D Arogundade, Jennifer Anyanti, Ernest Nwokolo, Olaronke Ladipo, Martin M Meremikwu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Lifetime history of indoor tanning in young people: a retrospective assessment of initiation, persistence, and correlates

Karen Lostritto, Leah M Ferrucci, Brenda Cartmel, David J Leffell, Annette M Molinaro, Allen E Bale, Susan T Mayne

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Diagnostic work-up and loss of tuberculosis suspects in Jogjakarta, Indonesia

Riris Andono Ahmad, Francine Matthys, Bintari Dwihardiani, Ning Rintiswati, Sake J de Vlas, Yodi Mahendradhata, Patrick van der Stuyft

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The gap in injury mortality rates between urban and rural residents of Hubei province, China

Qing Liu, Lan Zhang, Junlin Li, Dan Zuo, Deguang Kong, Xingfu Shen, Yi Guo, Qingjun Zhang

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The DISC (Diabetes in Social Context) Study-evaluation of a culturally sensitive social network intervention for diabetic patients in lower socioeconomic groups: a study protocol

Charlotte Vissenberg, Vera Nierkens, Paul JM Uitewaal, Diana Geraci, Barend JC Middelkoop, Giel Nijpels, Karien Stronks

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Living alone and antidepressant medication use: a prospective study in a working-age population

Laura Pulkki-Råback, Mika Kivimäki, Kirsi Ahola, Kaisla Joutsenniemi, Marko Elovainio, Helena Rossi, Sampsa Puttonen, Seppo Koskinen, Erkki Isometsä, Jouko Lönnqvist, Marianna Virtanen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

UK ethnicity data collection for healthcare statistics: the South Asian perspective

Gulnaz Iqbal, Mark RD Johnson, Ala Szczepura, Sue Wilson, Anil Gumber, Janet A Dunn

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Inequities in maternal and child health outcomes and interventions in Ghana

Eyob Zere, Joses M Kirigia, Sambe Duale, James Akazili

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Group hypnotherapy versus group relaxation for smoking cessation: an RCT study protocol

Maria Dickson-Spillmann, Thomas Kraemer, Kristina Rust, Michael Schaub

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Physical environmental factors related to walking and cycling in older adults: the Belgian aging studies

Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Peter Clarys, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Veerle Van Holle, Dominique Verté, Nico De Witte, Liesbeth De Donder, Tine Buffel, Sarah Dury, Benedicte Deforche

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Ideal and actual involvement of community pharmacists in health promotion and prevention: a cross-sectional study in Quebec, Canada

Marie-Claude Laliberté, Sylvie Perreault, Nicole Damestoy, Lyne Lalonde

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Evaluation of a Dutch school-based depression prevention program for youths in highrisk neighborhoods: study protocol of a two-armed randomized controlled trial

Karlijn CM Kindt, Rinka van Zundert, Rutger CME Engels

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Eating disorder features in indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian Peoples

Phillipa J Hay, Chris Carriage

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Interaction between physical activity and sleep duration in relation to insulin resistance among non-diabetic Chinese adults

Hui Zuo, Zumin Shi, Baojun Yuan, Yue Dai, Gang Hu, Gaolin Wu, Akhtar Hussain

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Persistent socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular risk factors in England over 1994-2008: A time-trend analysis of repeated cross-sectional data

Shaun Scholes, Madhavi Bajekal, Hande Love, Nathaniel Hawkins, Rosalind Raine, Martin O'Flaherty, Simon Capewell

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Gender differences in alcohol-related non-consensual sex; cross-sectional analysis of a student population

Clare Gunby, Anna Carline, Mark A Bellis, Caryl Beynon

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The impact of a bariatric rehabilitation service on weight loss and psychological adjustment - study protocol

Amelia Hollywood, Jane Ogden, Christopher Pring

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Health-related behavior as a mechanism behind the relationship between neighborhood social capital and individual health - a multilevel analysis

Sigrid M Mohnen, Beate Völker, Henk Flap, Peter P Groenewegen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Variation between seated and standing/walking postures among male and female call centre operators

Allan Toomingas, Mikael Forsman, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Marina Heiden, Tohr Nilsson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Promoting menstrual health among persian adolescent girls from low socioeconomic backgrounds: a quasi-experimental study

Moloud Fakhri, Zeinab Hamzehgardeshi, Nayereh Azam Hajikhani Golchin, Abdulhay Komili

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Co-morbid depression is associated with poor work outcomes in persons with cardiovascular disease (CVD): A large, nationally representative survey in the Australian population

Adrienne O'Neil, Emily D Williams, Christopher E Stevenson, Brian Oldenburg, Kristy Sanderson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effect of modifiable risk factors on geographic mortality differentials: a modelling study

Christopher E Stevenson, Haider Mannan, Anna Peeters, Helen Walls, Dianna J Magliano, Jonathan E Shaw, John J McNeil

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Does physical activity counselling enhance the effects of a pedometer-based intervention over the long-term: 12-month findings from the Walking for Wellbeing in the west study

Claire F Fitzsimons, Graham Baker, Stuart R Gray, Myra A Nimmo, Nanette Mutrie, The Scottish Physical Activity Research Collaboration (SPARColl)

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors affecting commencement and cessation of smoking behaviour in Malaysian adults

Wan Maria Nabillah Ghani, Ishak Abdul Razak, Yi Hsin Yang, Norain Abu Talib, Noriaki Ikeda, Tony Axell, Prakash C Gupta, Yujiro Handa, Norlida Abdullah, Rosnah Binti Zain

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The protocol for the Be Our Ally Beat Smoking (BOABS) study, a randomised controlled trial of an intensive smoking cessation intervention in a remote Aboriginal Australian health care setting

Julia V Marley, David Atkinson, Carmel Nelson, Tracey Kitaura, Dennis Gray, Sue Metcalf, Richard Murray, Graeme P Maguire

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Hierarchical cluster analysis of labour market regulations and population health: a taxonomy of low- and middle-income countries

Carles Muntaner, Haejoo Chung, Joan Benach, Edwin Ng

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Assessment of utilization of provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling as an intervention for prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and associated factors among pregnant women in Gondar town, North West Ethiopia

Marelign Tilahun Malaju, Getu Degu Alene

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A systematic review to identify areas of enhancements of pandemic simulation models for operational use at provincial and local levels

Diana M Prieto, Tapas K Das, Alex A Savachkin, Andres Uribe, Ricardo Izurieta, Sharad Malavade

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Duration and compliance with antidepressant treatment in immigrant and native-born populations in Spain: a four year follow-up descriptive study

Inés Cruz, Catalina Serna, Montserrat Rué, Jordi Real, Jorge Soler-Gonzalez, Leonardo Galván

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Should young people be paid for getting tested? A national comparative study to evaluate patient financial incentives for chlamydia screening

Dominik Zenner, Darko Molinar, Tom Nichols, Johanna Riha, Mary Macintosh, Anthony Nardone

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Illness meanings and experiences for pre-ulcer and ulcer conditions of Buruli ulcer in the Ga-West and Ga-South Municipalities of Ghana

Mercy M Ackumey, Margaret Gyapong, Matilda Pappoe, Cynthia Kwakye-Maclean, Mitchell G Weiss

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Evaluation of a health promotion program in children: Study protocol and design of the cluster-randomized Baden-Württemberg primary school study [DRKS-ID: DRKS00000494]

Jens Dreyhaupt, Benjamin Koch, Tamara Wirt, Anja Schreiber, Susanne Brandstetter, Dorothea Kesztyüs, Olivia Wartha, Susanne Kobel, Sarah Kettner, Dmytro Prokopchuk, Verena Hundsdörfer, Melina Klepsch, Martina Wiedom, Sabrina Sufeida, Nanette Fischbach, Rainer Muche, Tina Seufert, Jürgen Michael Steinacker

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The impact of pesticide suicide on the geographic distribution of suicide in Taiwan: a spatial analysis

Shu-Sen Chang, Tsung-Hsueh Lu, Jonathan AC Sterne, Michael Eddleston, Jin-Jia Lin, David Gunnell

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Concern over radiation exposure and psychological distress among rescue workers following the Great East Japan Earthquake Concern over radiation exposure and distress

Yutaka Matsuoka, Daisuke Nishi, Naoki Nakaya, Toshimasa Sone, Hiroko Noguchi, Kei Hamazaki, Tomohito Hamazaki, Yuichi Koido

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Rationale, design, methodology and sample characteristics for the family partners for health study: a cluster randomized controlled study

Diane C Berry, Robert McMurray, Todd A Schwartz, Anne Skelly, Maria Sanchez, Madeline Neal, Gail Hall

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A prospective cohort study to evaluate peridomestic infection as a determinant of dengue transmission: Protocol

Ruth Aralí Martínez-Vega, Rogelio Danis-Lozano, Jorge Velasco-Hernández, Fredi Alexander Díaz-Quijano, Mariana González-Fernández, René Santos, Susana Román, Jorge Argáez-Sosa, Miguel Nakamura, José Ramos-Castañeda

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Migrant health in French Guiana: Are undocumented immigrants more vulnerable?

Anne Jolivet, Emmanuelle Cadot, Sophie Florence, Sophie Lesieur, Jacques Lebas, Pierre Chauvin

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Measuring women's perceived ability to overcome barriers to healthcare seeking in Burkina Faso

Béatrice Nikiema, Slim Haddad, Louise Potvin

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Keeping participants on board: increasing uptake by automated respondent reminders in an Internet-based Chlamydia Screening in the Netherlands

Nynke FB Dokkum, Rik H Koekenbier, Ingrid VF van den Broek, Jan EAM van Bergen, Elfi EHG Brouwers, Johannes SA Fennema, Hannelore M Götz, Christian JPA Hoebe, Lydia L Pars, Sander M van Ravesteijn, Eline LM Op de Coul

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A cross-sectional description of social capital in an international sample of persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH)

Allison Webel, J Craig Phillips, Carol Dawson Rose, William L Holzemer, Wei-Ti Chen, Lynda Tyer-Viola, Marta Rivero-Méndez, Patrice Nicholas, Kathleen Nokes, Jeanne Kemppainen, Elizabeth Sefcik, John Brion, Lucille Eller, Scholastika Iipinge, Kenn Kirksey, Dean Wantland, Puangtip Chaiphibalsarisdi, Mallory O Johnson, Carmen Portillo, Inge B Corless, Joachim Voss, Robert A Salata

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Multimorbidity prevalence and patterns across socioeconomic determinants: a cross-sectional survey

Calypse B Agborsangaya, Darren Lau, Markus Lahtinen, Tim Cooke, Jeffrey A Johnson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Smoking and health-related quality of life in English general population: implications for economic evaluations

Matthias Vogl, Christina M Wenig, Reiner Leidl, Subhash Pokhrel

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Global asthma prevalence in adults: findings from the cross-sectional world health survey

Teresa To, Sanja Stanojevic, Ginette Moores, Andrea S Gershon, Eric D Bateman, Alvaro A Cruz, Louis-Philippe Boulet

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Performance indicators for public mental healthcare: a systematic international inventory

Steve Lauriks, Marcel CA Buster, Matty AS de Wit, Onyebuchi A Arah, Niek S Klazinga

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Association between binge drinking, type of friends and gender: A cross-sectional study among Brazilian adolescents

Patrícia M Zarzar, Kelly O Jorge, Tuula Oksanen, Miriam P Vale, Efigênia F Ferreira, Ichiro Kawachi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Hepatitis B virus infections and risk factors among the general population in Anhui Province, China: an epidemiological study

Xiaoqing Li, Yingjun Zheng, Adrian Liau, Biao Cai, Dongqing Ye, Feng Huang, Xiaorong Sheng, Fuyang Ge, Liu Xuan, Shun Li, Jing Li

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Association of self-reported physical activity patterns and socio-demographic factors among normal-weight and overweight Japanese men

Yung Liao, Kazuhiro Harada, Ai Shibata, Kaori Ishii, Koichiro Oka, Yoshio Nakamura, Shigeru Inoue, Teruichi Shimomitsu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Perceived crime and traffic safety is related to physical activity among adults in Nigeria

Adewale L Oyeyemi, Babatunde O Adegoke, James F Sallis, Adetoyeje Y Oyeyemi, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Osteoporosis-related fracture case definitions for population-based administrative data

Lisa M Lix, Mahmoud Azimaee, Beliz Acan Osman, Patricia Caetano, Suzanne Morin, Colleen Metge, David Goltzman, Nancy Kreiger, Jerilynn Prior, William D Leslie

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in smoking prevalence, consumption, initiation, and cessation between 2001 and 2008 in the Netherlands. Findings from a national population survey

Gera E Nagelhout, Dianne de Korte-de Boer, Anton E Kunst, Regina M van der Meer, Hein de Vries, Boukje M van Gelder, Marc C Willemsen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The epidemiology of travel-related Salmonella Enteritidis in Ontario, Canada, 2010–2011

Mary-Kathryn Tighe, Rachel Savage, Linda Vrbova, Miriam Toolan, Yvonne Whitfield, Csaba Varga, Brenda Lee, Vanessa Allen, Anne Maki, Ryan Walton, Caitlin Johnson, Badal Dhar, Rafiq Ahmed, Natasha S Crowcroft, Dean Middleton

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Harm reduction services as a point-of-entry to and source of end-of-life care and support for homeless and marginally housed persons who use alcohol and/or illicit drugs: a qualitative analysis

Ryan McNeil, Manal Guirguis-Younger, Laura B Dilley, Tim D Aubry, Jeffrey Turnbull, Stephen W Hwang

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Protocol of a randomized controlled trial of the Tobacco Tactics website for operating engineers

Sonia A Duffy, David L Ronis, Caroline Richardson, Andrea H Waltje, Lee A Ewing, Devon Noonan, Oisaeng Hong, John D Meeker

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Examining equity in access to long-lasting insecticide nets and artemisinin-based combination therapy in Anambra state, Nigeria

Chinyere O Mbachu, Obinna E Onwujekwe, Benjamin SC Uzochukwu, Eloka Uchegbu, Joseph Oranuba, Amobi L Ilika

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Body mass index and height over three generations: evidence from the Lifeways cross-generational cohort study

Celine M Murrin, Gabrielle E Kelly, Richard E Tremblay, Cecily C Kelleher

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Study protocol for the recruitment of female sex workers and their non-commercial partners into couple-based HIV research

Jennifer L Syvertsen, Angela M Robertson, Daniela Abramovitz, M Gudelia Rangel, Gustavo Martinez, Thomas L Patterson, Monica D Ulibarri, Alicia Vera, Nabila El-Bassel, Steffanie A Strathdee, Proyecto Parejas

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Impact of genital warts on health related quality of life in men and women in mainland China: a multicenter hospital-based cross-sectional study

Ju-Fang Shi, Dian-Ju Kang, Shu-Zhen Qi, Hai-Yan Wu, Yan-Chun Liu, Li-Jun Sun, Li Li, Ying Yang, Qing Li, Xiang-Xian Feng, Li-Qin Zhang, Jie Li, Xiao-Li Li, Yun Yang, Mayinuer Niyazi, Ai-Di Xu, Jia-Hua Liu, Qing Xiao, Lian-Kun Li, Xin-Zheng Wang, You-Lin Qiao

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

North Korean refugee health in South Korea (NORNS) study: study design and methods

Yo Han Lee, Won Jin Lee, Yun Jeong Kim, Myong Jin Cho, Joo Hyung Kim, Yun Jeong Lee, Hee Young Kim, Dong Seop Choi, Sin Gon Kim, Courtland Robinson

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Protocol for the "four steps to control your fatigue (4-STEPS)" randomised controlled trial: a self-regulation based physical activity intervention for patients with unexplained chronic fatigue

Marta Marques, Véronique De Gucht, Stan Maes, Isabel Leal

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effectiveness of a health promotion with group intervention by clinical trial. Study protocol

Maria-Antonia Campo Osaba, José-Luis Del Val, Carolina Lapena, Vicencia Laguna, Araceli García, Olga Lozano, Ziortza Martín, Rómulo Rodriguez, Enriqueta Borrás, Francesc Orfila, María Teresa Tierno

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

HIV prevalence among high school learners - opportunities for schools-based HIV testing programmes and sexual reproductive health services

Ayesha BM Kharsany, Mukelisiwe Mlotshwa, Janet A Frohlich, Nonhlanhla Yende Zuma, Natasha Samsunder, Salim S Abdool Karim, Quarraisha Abdool Karim

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Determinants of emergency response willingness in the local public health workforce by jurisdictional and scenario patterns: a cross-sectional survey

Daniel J Barnett, Carol B Thompson, Nicole A Errett, Natalie L Semon, Marilyn K Anderson, Justin L Ferrell, Jennifer M Freiheit, Robert Hudson, Michelle M Koch, Mary McKee, Alvaro Mejia-Echeverry, James Spitzer, Ran D Balicer, Jonathan M Links

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Mental health in the slums of Dhaka - a geoepidemiological study

Oliver Gruebner, M Mobarak H Khan, Sven Lautenbach, Daniel Müller, Alexander Krämer, Tobia Lakes, Patrick Hostert

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effectiveness of a web-based health risk assessment with individually-tailored feedback on lifestyle behaviour: study protocol

Eva K Laan, Roderik A Kraaijenhagen, Niels Peek, Wim B Busschers, Marije Deutekom, Patrick M Bossuyt, Karien Stronks, Marie-Louise Essink-Bot

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Lessons from a one-year hospital-based surveillance of acute respiratory infections in Berlin- comparing case definitions to monitor influenza

Matthias Nachtnebel, Benedikt Greutelaers, Gerhard Falkenhorst, Pernille Jorgensen, Manuel Dehnert, Brunhilde Schweiger, Christian Träder, Silke Buda, Tim Eckmanns, Ole Wichmann, Wiebke Hellenbrand

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Medical advice and diabetes self-management reported by Mexican-American, Black- and White-non-Hispanic adults across the United States

Joan A Vaccaro, Daniel J Feaster, Sandra L Lobar, Marianna K Baum, Marcia Magnus, Fatma G Huffman

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Is concern about young people's anti-social behaviour associated with poor health? cross-sectional evidence from residents of deprived urban neighbourhoods

Matt Egan, Lyndal Bond, Ade Kearns, Carol Tannahill

01.12.2012 | Commentary | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Socioeconomic inequalities in health: individual or area level; does it matter?

B Galobardes

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Socioeconomic inequality in domains of health: results from the World Health Surveys

Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor, Jennifer Anne Stewart Williams, Lynn Itani, Somnath Chatterji

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Diabetes mellitus type 2 in urban Ghana: characteristics and associated factors

Ina Danquah, George Bedu-Addo, Karl-Johann Terpe, Frank Micah, Yaw A Amoako, Yaw A Awuku, Ekkehart Dietz, Markus van der Giet, Joachim Spranger, Frank P Mockenhaupt

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Regional differences in self-reported screening, prevalence and management of cardiovascular risk factors in Switzerland

Pedro Marques-Vidal, Fred Paccaud

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Systematic review of diarrhea duration and severity in children and adults in low- and middle-income countries

Laura M Lamberti, Christa L Fischer Walker, Robert E Black

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Impact of drug price adjustments on utilization of and expenditures on angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers in Taiwan

Shiou-Huei Huang, Chien-Ning Hsu, Shu-Hui Yu, Thau-Ming Cham

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A cross-sectional study of US rural adults’ consumption of fruits and vegetables: do they consume at least five servings daily?

M Nawal Lutfiyya, Linda F Chang, Martin S Lipsky

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Knowledge of heart attack and stroke symptomology: a cross-sectional comparison of rural and non-rural US adults

Michael T Swanoski, May Nawal Lutfiyya, Maria L Amaro, Michael F Akers, Krista L Huot

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A randomised trial of nicotine assisted reduction to stop in pharmacies - the redpharm study

Taina Taskila, Susan MacAskill, Tim Coleman, Jean-Francois Etter, Mahendra Patel, Sarah Clarke, Rachel Bridson, Paul Aveyard

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Association between psychological distress and a sense of contribution to society in the workplace

Kenichi Ozaki, Yutaka Motohashi, Yoshihiro Kaneko, Koji Fujita

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A literature review of the disruptive effects of user fee exemption policies on health systems

Valéry Ridde, Emilie Robert, Bruno Meessen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Perceived challenges to public health in Central and Eastern Europe: a qualitative analysis

Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Christine Holmberg, Klara G Dokova, Neda Milevska-Kostova, Gratiana Chicin, Timo Ulrichs, Bernd Rechel, Stefan N Willich, John Powles, Peter Tinnemann

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Chinese newspaper coverage of genetically modified organisms

Li Du, Christen Rachul

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Chewing areca nut increases the risk of coronary artery disease in taiwanese men: a case-control study

Wei-Chung Tsai, Ming-Tsang Wu, Guei-Jane Wang, Kun-Tai Lee, Chien-Hung Lee, Ye-Hsu Lu, Hsueh-Wei Yen, Chih-Sheng Chu, Yi-Ting Chen, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Ho-Ming Su, Po-Chao Hsu, Kai-Hung Cheng, Tsai-Hui Duh, Ying-Chin Ko, Sheng-Hsiung Sheu, Wen-Ter Lai

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effects of an intervention program for promoting interorganizational network building between multidisciplinary agencies and community-based organizations: a cluster trial in Japan

Hiroshi Murayama, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Satoko Nagata, Sachiyo Murashima

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Family structure and breakfast consumption of 11-15 year old boys and girls in Scotland, 1994-2010: a repeated cross-sectional study

Kate A Levin, Joanna Kirby, Candace Currie

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Latin American immigrants have limited access to health insurance in Japan: a cross sectional study

S Pilar Suguimoto, Masako Ono-Kihara, Mitchell D Feldman, Masahiro Kihara

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Life-course origins of social inequalities in adult immune cell markers of inflammation in a developing southern Chinese population: the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study

Douglas A West, Gabriel M Leung, Chao Q Jiang, Timothy M Elwell-Sutton, Wei S Zhang, Tai H Lam, Kar K Cheng, C Mary Schooling

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Investigating maternal risk factors as potential targets of intervention to reduce socioeconomic inequality in small for gestational age: a population-based study

Irene Hayward, Lorraine Halinka Malcoe, Lesley A Cleathero, Patricia A Janssen, Bruce P Lanphear, Michael V Hayes, Andre Mattman, Robert Pampalon, Scott A Venners

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The Boost study: design of a school- and community-based randomised trial to promote fruit and vegetable consumption among teenagers

Rikke Krølner, Thea Suldrup Jørgensen, Anne Kristine Aarestrup, Anne Hjøllund Christiansen, Anne Maj Christensen, Pernille Due

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Determinants of linear growth from infancy to school-aged years: a population-based follow-up study in urban Amazonian children

Barbara H Lourenço, Eduardo Villamor, Rosângela A Augusto, Marly A Cardoso

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A web-based computer-tailored smoking prevention programme for primary school children: intervention design and study protocol

Henricus-Paul Cremers, Liesbeth Mercken, Anke Oenema, Hein de Vries

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The health outcomes and physical activity in preschoolers (HOPP) study: rationale and design

Brian W Timmons, Nicole A Proudfoot, Maureen J MacDonald, Steven R Bray, John Cairney

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A school-based comprehensive lifestyle intervention among chinese kids against obesity (CLICK-Obesity): rationale, design and methodology of a randomized controlled trial in Nanjing city, China

Fei Xu, Robert S Ware, Lap Ah Tse, Zhiyong Wang, Xin Hong, Aiju Song, Jiequan Li, Youfa Wang

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Patient, physician, encounter, and billing characteristics predict the accuracy of syndromic surveillance case definitions

Geneviève Cadieux, David L Buckeridge, André Jacques, Michael Libman, Nandini Dendukuri, Robyn Tamblyn

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Estimating the probabilities of making a smoking quit attempt in Italy: stall in smoking cessation levels, 1986-2009

Giulia Carreras, Silvano Gallus, Laura Iannucci, Giuseppe Gorini

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Predictors of binge drinking in adolescents: ultimate and distal factors - a representative study

Carolin Donath, Elmar Gräßel, Dirk Baier, Christian Pfeiffer, Stefan Bleich, Thomas Hillemacher

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Anxiety and depression amongst patients enrolled in a public sector antiretroviral treatment programme in South Africa: a cross-sectional study

Michele Pappin, Edwin Wouters, Frederik LR Booysen

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Weight gain prevention among black women in the rural community health center setting: The Shape Program

Perry Foley, Erica Levine, Sandy Askew, Elaine Puleo, Jessica Whiteley, Bryan Batch, Daniel Heil, Daniel Dix, Veronica Lett, Michele Lanpher, Jade Miller, Karen Emmons, Gary Bennett

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effectiveness of the Strengthening Families Programme 10–14 in Poland for the prevention of alcohol and drug misuse: protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Katarzyna Okulicz-Kozaryn, David R Foxcroft

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Children, parents, and pets exercising together (CPET) randomised controlled trial: study rationale, design, and methods

Philippa S Yam, Ryan Morrison, Viki Penpraze, Carri Westgarth, Dianne S Ward, Nanette Mutrie, Pippa Hutchison, David Young, John J Reilly

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Partners of people on ART - a New Evaluation of the Risks (The PARTNER study): design and methods

Alison Rodger, Tina Bruun, Matthew Weait, Pietro Vernazza, Simon Collins, Vicente Estrada, Jan Van Lunzen, Giulio Maria Corbelli, Fiona Lampe, Andrew Phillips, Jens Lundgren, and the PARTNER study group

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Asthma prevalence among 16- to 18-year-old adolescents in Saudi Arabia using the ISAAC questionnaire

Mohammed O Al Ghobain, Mohamad S Al-Hajjaj, Mohamad S Al Moamary

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The availability of snack food displays that may trigger impulse purchases in Melbourne supermarkets

Lukar E Thornton, Adrian J Cameron, Sarah A McNaughton, Anthony Worsley, David A Crawford

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Clinical trial on the efficacy of exhaled carbon monoxide measurement in smoking cessation in primary health care

Joana Ripoll, Helena Girauta, Maria Ramos, David Medina-Bombardó, Agnès Pastor, Cristina Alvarez-Ossorio, Lucía Gorreto, Maria Esteva, Elena García, Ana Uréndez, Ana Buades, Elena Torres

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Testing the effectiveness of a self-efficacy based exercise intervention for inactive people with type 2 diabetes mellitus: design of a controlled clinical trial

Marion MP van der Heijden, François Pouwer, Arnold C Romeijnders, Victor JM Pop

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A preliminary assessment of low level arsenic exposure and diabetes mellitus in Cyprus

Konstantinos C Makris, Costas A Christophi, Martha Paisi, Adrienne S Ettinger

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Challenges to immunization: the experiences of homeless youth

Alexander Doroshenko, Jill Hatchette, Scott A Halperin, Noni E MacDonald, Janice E Graham

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Mesothelioma incidence surveillance systems and claims for workers’ compensation. Epidemiological evidence and prospects for an integrated framework

Alessandro Marinaccio, Alberto Scarselli, Enzo Merler, Sergio Iavicoli

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Designing a physical activity parenting course: Parental views on recruitment, content and delivery

Russell Jago, Joanna K Steeds, Georgina F Bentley, Simon J Sebire, Patricia J Lucas, Kenneth R Fox, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Katrina M Turner

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Tobacco promotion 'below-the-line': Exposure among adolescents and young adults in NSW, Australia

Donna A Perez, Anne C Grunseit, Chris Rissel, James Kite, Trish Cotter, Sally Dunlop, Adrian Bauman

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effect of an unstructured, moderate to vigorous, before-school physical activity program in elementary school children on academics, behavior, and health

Connie L Tompkins, Jacob Hopkins, Lauren Goddard, David W Brock

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The impact of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) on the recording of smoking targets in primary care medical records: cross-sectional analyses from The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database

Jaspal S Taggar, Tim Coleman, Sarah Lewis, Lisa Szatkowski

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Why is high-risk drinking more prevalent among men than women? evidence from South Korea

Woojin Chung, Seungji Lim, Sunmi Lee

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Adherence to antihypertensive treatment and associated factors among patients on follow up at University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Abere Dessie Ambaw, Getahun Asres Alemie, Solomon Meseret W/Yohannes, Zelalem Birhanu Mengesha

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Employment status and health: understanding the health of the economically inactive population in Scotland

Judith Brown, Evangelia Demou, Madeleine Ann Tristram, Harper Gilmour, Kaveh A Sanati, Ewan B Macdonald

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Paternal education status significantly influences infants’ measles vaccination uptake, independent of maternal education status

Anu Rammohan, Niyi Awofeso, Renae C Fernandez

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Eye movement responses to health messages on cigarette packages

Loes TE Kessels, Robert AC Ruiter

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Prevalence of sexual activity and associated factors in hypertensive males and females in China: A cross-sectional study

Xiaojun Chen, Qingying Zhang, Xuerui Tan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Increasing blood pressure and its associated factors in Canadian children and adolescents from the Canadian Health Measures Survey

Yipu Shi, Margaret de Groh, Howard Morrison

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Long-term health-enhancing physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis - the PARA 2010 study

Birgitta Nordgren, Cecilia Fridén, Ingrid Demmelmaier, Gunnar Bergström, Christina H Opava

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Relative risk of renal disease among people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Fakhrul M Islam, Jianyun Wu, James Jansson, David P Wilson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Pre-marital sexual debut and its associated factors among in-school adolescents in eastern Ethiopia

Lemessa Oljira, Yemane Berhane, Alemayehu Worku

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Blood pressure and particulate air pollution in schoolchildren of Lahore, Pakistan

Muhammad Sughis, Tim S Nawrot, Syed Ihsan-ul-Haque, Asad Amjad, Benoit Nemery

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Oral versus intramuscular administration of vitamin B12 for the treatment of patients with vitamin B12 deficiency: a pragmatic, randomised, multicentre, non-inferiority clinical trial undertaken in the primary healthcare setting (Project OB12)

Teresa Sanz-Cuesta, Paloma González-Escobar, Rosario Riesgo-Fuertes, Sofía Garrido-Elustondo, Isabel del Cura-González, Jesús Martín-Fernández, Esperanza Escortell-Mayor, Francisco Rodríguez-Salvanés, Marta García-Solano, Rocío González-González, María Ángeles Martín-de la Sierra-San Agustín, Carmen Olmedo-Lucerón, María Luisa Sevillano Palmero, Carmen Mateo-Ruiz, Beatriz Medina-Bustillo, Antonio Valdivia-Pérez, Francisca García-de Blas-González, José Enrique Mariño-Suárez, Ricardo Rodríguez-Barrientos, Gloria Ariza-Cardiel, Luisa María Cabello-Ballesteros, Elena Polentinos-Castro, Milagros Rico-Blázquez, Ma Teresa Rodríguez-Monje, Sonia Soto-Díaz, Susana Martín-Iglesias, Ramón Rodríguez-González, Irene Bretón-Lesmes, María Vicente-Herrero, Jesús Sánchez-Díaz, Tomás Gómez-Gascón, Mercedes Drake-Canela, Ángel Asúnsolo-del Barco, OB12 Group

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Are acceptance rates of a national preventive home visit programme for older people socially imbalanced?: a cross sectional study in Denmark

Yukari Yamada, Anette Ekmann, Charlotte Juul Nilsson, Mikkel Vass, Kirsten Avlund

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The cost of child health inequalities in Aotearoa New Zealand: a preliminary scoping study

Clair Mills, Papaarangi Reid, Rhema Vaithianathan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A conative educational model for an intervention program in obese youth

Jérémy Vanhelst, Laurent Béghin, Paul Stephen Fardy, Gilles Bui-Xuan, Jacques Mikulovic

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Increased seroprevalence of IgG-class antibodies against cytomegalovirus, parvovirus B19, and varicella-zoster virus in women working in child day care

Gini G C van Rijckevorsel, Lian P M J Bovée, Marjolein Damen, Gerard J B Sonder, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff, Anneke van den Hoek

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors associated with differences in perceived health among German long-term unemployed

Heribert Limm, Mechthild Heinmüller, Katrin Liel, Karin Seeger, Harald Gündel, Ahmet Kimil, Peter Angerer

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Childhood obesity prevention in rural settings: background, rationale, and study design of ‘4-Health,’ a parent-only intervention

Wesley C Lynch, Jill Martz, Galen Eldridge, Sandra J Bailey, Carrie Benke, Lynn Paul

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A qualitative study of leadership characteristics among women who catalyze positive community change

Sara C Folta, Rebecca A Seguin, Jennifer Ackerman, Miriam E Nelson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cleavages and co-operation in the UK alcohol industry: A qualitative study

Chris Holden, Benjamin Hawkins, Jim McCambridge

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Transferability of interventions in health education: a review

Linda Cambon, Laetitia Minary, Valery Ridde, François Alla

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A new approach for psychological consultation: the psychologist at the chemist's

Enrico Molinari, Francesco Pagnini, Gianluca Castelnuovo, Edoardo Lozza, Claudio Albino Bosio

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Understanding attitudes toward adolescent vaccination and the decision-making dynamic among adolescents, parents and providers

Charitha Gowda, Sarah E Schaffer, Kevin J Dombkowski, Amanda F Dempsey

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Problem drinking and physical intimate partner violence against women: evidence from a national survey in Uganda

Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, Thomas Kennedy Greenfield, Rhoda K Wanyenze

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Substance abuse prevalence and its relation to scholastic achievement and sport factors: an analysis among adolescents of the Herzegovina–Neretva Canton in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Damir Sekulic, Marko Ostojic, Zdenko Ostojic, Braco Hajdarevic, Ljerka Ostojic

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The relationship between workers’ self-reported changes in health and their attitudes towards a workplace intervention: lessons from smoke-free legislation across the UK hospitality industry

Laura MacCalman, Sean Semple, Karen S Galea, Martie Van Tongeren, Scott Dempsey, Shona Hilton, Ivan Gee, Jon G Ayres

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Triage of frail elderly with reduced exercise tolerance in primary care (TREE). a clustered randomized diagnostic study

Yvonne van Mourik, Karel GM Moons, Loes CM Bertens, Johannes B Reitsma, Arno W Hoes, Frans H Rutten

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Women show a closer association between educational level and hypertension or diabetes mellitus than males: a secondary analysis from the Austrian HIS

Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Thomas Dorner, Ann Jensby, Anita Rieder

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Prevalence, risk factors and awareness of albuminuria on a Canadian First Nation: A community-based screening study

James Michael Zacharias, T Kue Young, Natalie D Riediger, Joanne Roulette, Sharon G Bruce

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Use of glucometer and fasting blood glucose as screening tools for diabetes mellitus type 2 and glycated haemoglobin as clinical reference in rural community primary care settings of a middle income country

Benja Muktabhant, Pattara Sanchaisuriya, Pongdech Sarakarn, Worawitaya Tawityanon, Mantana Trakulwong, Songsri Worawat, Frank P Schelp

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Lifestyle Triple P: a parenting intervention for childhood obesity

Sanne MPL Gerards, Pieter C Dagnelie, Maria WJ Jansen, Lidy OHM van der Goot, Nanne K de Vries, Matthew R Sanders, Stef PJ Kremers

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The mediating effect of social relationships on the association between socioeconomic status and subjective health – results from the Heinz Nixdorf Recall cohort study

Nico Vonneilich, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Raimund Erbel, Jens Klein, Nico Dragano, Johannes Siegrist, Olaf von dem Knesebeck

01.12.2012 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Public health concern behind the exposure to persistent organic pollutants and the risk of metabolic diseases

Jérôme Ruzzin

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The relationship between body composition and physical fitness in 14 year old adolescents residing within the Tlokwe local municipality, South Africa: The PAHL study

Makama Andries Monyeki, Rik Neetens, Sarah J Moss, Jos Twisk

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The Do-Well study: protocol for a randomised controlled trial, economic and qualitative process evaluations of domiciliary welfare rights advice for socio-economically disadvantaged older people recruited via primary health care

Catherine Haighton, Suzanne Moffatt, Denise Howel, Elaine McColl, Eugene Milne, Mark Deverill, Greg Rubin, Terry Aspray, Martin White

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Diet, occupational exposure and early asthma incidence among bakers, pastry makers and hairdressers

Thomas Rémen, Dovi-Stéphanie Acouetey, Christophe Paris, Denis Zmirou-Navier

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Analysis of medical expenditure and socio-economic status in patients with ocular chemical burns in East China: a retrospective study

Qihua Le, Yan Chen, Xin Wang, Jiaxu Hong, Xinghuai Sun, Jianjiang Xu

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Health promotion intervention in mental health care: design and baseline findings of a cluster preference randomized controlled trial

Nick Verhaeghe, Jan De Maeseneer, Lea Maes, Cornelis Van Heeringen, Veerle Bogaert, Els Clays, Dirk De Bacquer, Lieven Annemans

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Combined influence of media use on subjective health in elementary school children in Japan: a population-based study

Harunobu Nakamura, Kumiko Ohara, Katsuyasu Kouda, Yuki Fujita, Tomoki Mase, Chiemi Miyawaki, Yoshimitsu Okita, Tetsuya Ishikawa

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The weight of nations: an estimation of adult human biomass

Sarah Catherine Walpole, David Prieto-Merino, Phil Edwards, John Cleland, Gretchen Stevens, Ian Roberts

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Mass social contact interventions and their effect on mental health related stigma and intended discrimination

Sara Evans-Lacko, Jillian London, Sarah Japhet, Nicolas Rüsch, Clare Flach, Elizabeth Corker, Claire Henderson, Graham Thornicroft

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Change in alcohol outlet density and alcohol-related harm to population health (CHALICE)

David Fone, Frank Dunstan, James White, Chris Webster, Sarah Rodgers, Shin Lee, Narushige Shiode, Scott Orford, Alison Weightman, Iain Brennan, Vas Sivarajasingam, Jennifer Morgan, Richard Fry, Ronan Lyons

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The mediating role of psychological capital on the association between occupational stress and depressive symptoms among Chinese physicians: a cross-sectional study

Li Liu, Ying Chang, Jialiang Fu, Jiana Wang, Lie Wang

01.12.2012 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Making the economic case for prevention – a view from Wales

Janine Hale, Ceri J Phillips, Tony Jewell

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A comparison of cancer burden and research spending reveals discrepancies in the distribution of research funding

Ashley JR Carter, Cecine N Nguyen

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

‘Decision support system (DSS) for prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among hypertensive (HTN) patients in Andhra Pradesh, India’ – a cluster randomised community intervention trial

Raghupathy Anchala, Hira Pant, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Oscar H Franco

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Good practice in mental health care for socially marginalised groups in Europe: a qualitative study of expert views in 14 countries

Stefan Priebe, Aleksandra Matanov, Ruth Schor, Christa Straßmayr, Henrique Barros, Margaret M Barry, José Manuel Díaz-Olalla, Edina Gabor, Tim Greacen, Petra Holcnerová, Ulrike Kluge, Vincent Lorant, Jacek Moskalewicz, Aart H Schene, Gloria Macassa, Andrea Gaddini

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors associated with history of drug use among female sex workers (FSW) in a high HIV prevalence state of India

Gajendra Kumar Medhi, Jagadish Mahanta, Michelle Kermode, Ramesh S Paranjape, Rajatashuvra Adhikary, Sanjib Kumar Phukan, P Ngully

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Comparatively low attendance during Human Papillomavirus catch-up vaccination among teenage girls in the Netherlands: Insights from a behavioral survey among parents

Giedre Gefenaite, Marieke Smit, Hans W Nijman, Adriana Tami, Ingrid H Drijfhout, Astrid Pascal, Maarten J Postma, Bert A Wolters, Johannes J M van Delden, Jan C Wilschut, Eelko Hak

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An integrated health sector response to violence against women in Malaysia: lessons for supporting scale up

Manuela Colombini, Susannah H Mayhew, Siti Hawa Ali, Rashidah Shuib, Charlotte Watts

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Psychosocial factors associated with becoming a young father in Finland: a nationwide longitudinal study

Venla Lehti, Andre Sourander, Lauri Sillanmäki, Hans Helenius, Tuula Tamminen, Kirsti Kumpulainen, Fredrik Almqvist

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Association between physical activity and academic performance in Korean adolescent students

Wi-Young So

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Reducing disease burden and health inequalities arising from chronic disease among Indigenous children: an early childhood caries intervention

Jessica Merrick, Alwin Chong, Eleanor Parker, Kaye Roberts-Thomson, Gary Misan, John Spencer, John Broughton, Herenia Lawrence, Lisa Jamieson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality from conditions amenable to medical interventions: do they reflect inequalities in access or quality of health care?

Iris Plug, Rasmus Hoffmann, Barbara Artnik, Matthias Bopp, Carme Borrell, Giuseppe Costa, Patrick Deboosere, Santi Esnaola, Ramune Kalediene, Mall Leinsalu, Olle Lundberg, Pekka Martikainen, Enrique Regidor, Jitka Rychtarikova, Björn Heine Strand, Bogdan Wojtyniak, Johan P Mackenbach

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Youth in the Netherlands Study (JOiN): study design

Anja C Huizink, Kirstin Greaves-Lord, Brittany E Evans, Anja S Euser, Jan van der Ende, Frank C Verhulst, Ingmar HA Franken

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Exploring the effectiveness of the output-based aid voucher program to increase uptake of gender-based violence recovery services in Kenya: A qualitative evaluation

Rebecca Njuki, Jerry Okal, Charlotte E Warren, Francis Obare, Timothy Abuya, Lucy Kanya, Chi-Chi Undie, Ben Bellows, Ian Askew

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Attitudes towards mental illness in Malawi: a cross-sectional survey

Jim Crabb, Robert C Stewart, Demoubly Kokota, Neil Masson, Sylvester Chabunya, Rajeev Krishnadas

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Health and aging in elderly farmers: the AMI cohort

Karine Pérès, Fanny Matharan, Michèle Allard, Hélène Amieva, Isabelle Baldi, Pascale Barberger-Gateau, Valérie Bergua, Isabelle Bourdel-Marchasson, Cécile Delcourt, Alexandra Foubert-Samier, Annie Fourrier-Réglat, Maryse Gaimard, Sonia Laberon, Cécilia Maubaret, Virginie Postal, Chantal Chantal, Muriel Rainfray, Nicole Rascle, Jean-François Dartigues

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Individual-based primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in Cambodia and Mongolia: early identification and management of hypertension and diabetes mellitus

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Treatment outcome of smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Tigray Region, Northern Ethiopia

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Mortality and cause-of-death reporting and analysis systems in seven pacific island countries

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Estimating the prevalence of illicit opioid use in New York City using multiple data sources

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The association between neighborhood greenness and cardiovascular disease: an observational study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Eating the elephant whole or in slices: views of participants in a smoking cessation intervention trial on multiple behaviour changes as sequential or concurrent tasks

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The perceptions on male circumcision as a preventive measure against HIV infection and considerations in scaling up of the services: a qualitative study among police officers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Tracing sexual contacts of HIV-infected individuals in a rural prefecture, Eastern China

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The costs of overweight and obesity-related diseases in the Brazilian public health system: cross-sectional study

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An oral health literacy intervention for Indigenous adults in a rural setting in Australia

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Comparing risk factors of HIV among hijra sex workers in Larkana and other cities of Pakistan: an analytical cross sectional study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A longitudinal cohort based association study between uric acid level and metabolic syndrome in Chinese Han urban male population

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Adaptation to climate change in the Ontario public health sector

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Tuberculosis lymphadenitis in Southwest Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Design and baseline characteristics of the Short bouTs of Exercise for Preschoolers (STEP) study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Assessment of eight HPV vaccination programs implemented in lowest income countries

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Long-term health consequences of violence exposure in adolescence: a 26–year prospective study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Local decision makers’ awareness of the social determinants of health in Turkey: a cross-sectional study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany 2011 – A practical example for tailoring an event-specific enhanced infectious disease surveillance system

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Long working hours and metabolic syndrome among Japanese men: a cross-sectional study

01.12.2012 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Country ownership and capacity building: the next buzzwords in health systems strengthening or a truly new approach to development?

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Advances in childhood immunisation in South Africa: where to now? Programme managers’ views and evidence from systematic reviews

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cardiovascular disease and air pollution in Scotland: no association or insufficient data and study design?

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A pragmatic assessment of the relative efficiency of outreach chlamydia screening events conducted in non-clinical settings

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Study protocol: can a school gardening intervention improve children’s diets?

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The changes in female physical and childbearing characteristics in china and potential association with risk of breast cancer

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Disability among elderly rural villagers: report of a survey from Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Bangladesh

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An investigation of factors associated with the health and well-being of HIV-infected or HIV-affected older people in rural South Africa

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

High heterogeneity of HIV-related sexual risk among transgender people in Ontario, Canada: a province-wide respondent-driven sampling survey

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Use of service data to inform pediatric HIV-free survival following prevention of mother-to-child transmission programs in rural Malawi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Patterns of condom use and associated factors among adult HIV positive clients in North Western Ethiopia: a comparative cross sectional study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Lifestyle and health-related quality of life: A cross-sectional study among civil servants in China

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

One Health and EcoHealth in Ontario: a qualitative study exploring how holistic and integrative approaches are shaping public health practice in Ontario

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Predictors of condom use and refusal among the population of Free State province in South Africa

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Associations between obesity (BMI and waist circumference) and socio-demographic factors, physical activity, dietary habits, life events, resilience, mood, perceived stress and hopelessness in healthy older Europeans

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Survival probability and predictors for woman experience childhood death in Nigeria: “analysis of north–south differentials”

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Correlates of unprotected anal sex among men who have sex with men in Tijuana, Mexico

01.12.2012 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Evaluation of work disability and the international classification of functioning, disability and health: what to expect and what not

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Rational case management of malaria with a rapid diagnostic test, Paracheck Pf®, in antenatal health care in Bangui, Central African Republic

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Variations in risk and protective factors for life satisfaction and mental wellbeing with deprivation: a cross-sectional study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Programme level implementation of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) use: outcomes and cost of training health workers at lower level health care facilities in Uganda

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Transactional relationships and sex with a woman in prostitution: prevalence and patterns in a representative sample of South African men

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Lifestyle factors associated with overweight and obesity among Saudi adolescents

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Integrated mosquito larval source management reduces larval numbers in two highland villages in western Kenya

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Working on wellness (WOW): A worksite health promotion intervention programme

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Gambling, housing conditions, community contexts and child health in remote indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, Australia

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Weight- perception in male career firefighters and its association with cardiovascular risk factors

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Health promotion services for patients having non-comminicable diseases: Feedback from patients and health care providers in Cape Town, South Africa

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Prisoners and cigarettes or ‘imprisoned in cigarettes’? What helps prisoners quit smoking?

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The lack of paid sick leave as a barrier to cancer screening and medical care-seeking: results from the National Health Interview Survey

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Quantity of documentation of maltreatment risk factors in injury-related paediatric hospitalisations

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Study protocol of a parent-focused child feeding and dietary intake intervention: the feeding healthy food to kids randomised controlled trial

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Trends in absolute and relative educational inequalities in four modifiable ischaemic heart disease risk factors: repeated cross-sectional surveys from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT) 1984–2008

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A community-based participatory approach and engagement process creates culturally appropriate and community informed pandemic plans after the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic: remote and isolated First Nations communities of sub-arctic Ontario, Canada

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

“Sometimes they used to whisper in our ears”: health care workers’ perceptions of the effects of abortion legalization in Nepal

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

School day segmented physical activity patterns of high and low active children

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

How orthodox protestant parents decide on the vaccination of their children: a qualitative study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Freestanding midwifery units versus obstetric units: does the effect of place of birth differ with level of social disadvantage?

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Early childhood caries trends and surveillance shortcomings in the Czech Republic

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Temporal trends and gender differentials in causes of childhood deaths at Ballabgarh, India - Need for revisiting child survival strategies

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Roll-your-own tobacco use among Canadian youth: is it a bigger problem than we think?

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Beliefs about optimal age and screening frequency predict breast screening adherence in a prospective study of female relatives from the Ontario Site of the Breast Cancer Family Registry

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Understanding drug-related mortality in released prisoners: a review of national coronial records

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Vulnerability, beliefs, treatments and economic burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in rural areas in China: a cross-sectional study

01.12.2012 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Pathways to catastrophic health expenditure for acute coronary syndrome in Kerala: ‘Good health at low cost’?

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Predictors of knowledge of H1N1 infection and transmission in the U.S. population

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Development and validation of sunlight exposure measurement questionnaire (SEM-Q) for use in adult population residing in Pakistan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Utilization of bar and izakaya-pub establishments among middle-aged and elderly Japanese men to mitigate stress

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Acceptance patterns and decision-making for human papillomavirus vaccination among parents in Vietnam: an in-depth qualitative study post-vaccination

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Results from a community-based program evaluating the effect of changing smoking status on asthma symptom control

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Working conditions as risk factors for disability retirement: a longitudinal register linkage study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Adherence to a Mediterranean diet in Morocco and its correlates: cross-sectional analysis of a sample of the adult Moroccan population

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Intervene before leaving: clustered lot quality assurance sampling to monitor vaccination coverage at health district level before the end of a yellow fever and measles vaccination campaign in Sierra Leone in 2009

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Integrative study of pandemic A/H1N1 influenza infections: design and methods of the CoPanFlu-France cohort

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Predictors of latent tuberculosis treatment initiation and completion at a U.S. public health clinic: a prospective cohort study

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Connecting Health and Technology (CHAT): protocol of a randomized controlled trial to improve nutrition behaviours using mobile devices and tailored text messaging in young adults

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors associated with prenatal folic acid and iron supplementation among 21,889 pregnant women in Northern Tanzania: A cross-sectional hospital-based study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Efficiency of the Austrian disease management program for diabetes mellitus type 2: a historic cohort study based on health insurance provider’s routine data

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Reaching out, inviting back: using Interactive voice response (IVR) technology to recycle relapsed smokers back to Quitline treatment – a randomized controlled trial

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Low level of alcohol drinking among two generations of non-Western immigrants in Oslo: a multi-ethnic comparison

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Where is the evidence for emergency planning: a scoping review

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Exposures to war-related traumatic events and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms among displaced Darfuri female university students: an exploratory study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A qualitative study on caretakers' perceived need of bed-nets after reduced malaria transmission in Zanzibar, Tanzania

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Sub-optimal breastfeeding of infants during the first six months and associated factors in rural communities of Jimma Arjo Woreda, Southwest Ethiopia

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Rationale, design and methods for a staggered-entry, waitlist controlled clinical trial of the impact of a community-based, family-centred, multidisciplinary program focussed on activity, food and attitude habits (Curtin University’s Activity, Food and Attitudes Program—CAFAP) among overweight adolescents

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The association between travel time to health facilities and childhood vaccine coverage in rural Ethiopia. A community based cross sectional study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Evidence to support a food-based dietary guideline on sugar consumption in South Africa

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Tobacco use and nicotine dependency in a cross-sectional representative sample of 18,018 individuals in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Physical and psychosocial work environment factors and their association with health outcomes in Danish ambulance personnel – a cross-sectional study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Associations between factors within the home setting and screen time among children aged 0–5 years: a cross-sectional study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Different Points of a Continuum? Cross Sectional Comparison of the Current and Pre-contact Psychosocial Problems among the Different Categories of Adolescents in Institutional Care in Nigeria

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The negative impact of living environment on intelligence quotient of primary school children in Baghdad City, Iraq: a cross-sectional study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Predictors of chronic food insecurity among adolescents in Southwest Ethiopia: a longitudinal study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Parent attitudes, family dynamics and adolescent drinking: qualitative study of the Australian parenting guidelines for adolescent alcohol use

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A cross-sectional study of pre-travel health-seeking practices among travelers departing Sydney and Bangkok airports

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Experimenting with cigarettes and physical activity among Mexican origin youth: a cross sectional analysis of the interdependent associations among sensation seeking, acculturation, and gender

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Green qualities in the neighbourhood and mental health – results from a longitudinal cohort study in Southern Sweden

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

“Health divide” between indigenous and non-indigenous populations in Kerala, India: Population based study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Development of an AFASS assessment and screening tool towards the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) in sub-Saharan Africa - A Delphi survey

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Indoor air pollution on nurseries and primary schools: impact on childhood asthma – study protocol

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Healthy eating and active living for diabetes in primary care networks (HEALD-PCN): rationale, design, and evaluation of a pragmatic controlled trial for adults with type 2 diabetes

Steven T Johnson, Clark Mundt, Allison Soprovich, Lisa Wozniak, Ronald C Plotnikoff, Jeffrey A Johnson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Incidence and direct hospitalisation costs of hip fractures in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, in 2010

Marija Tamulaitiene, Vidmantas Alekna

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Temporal patterns of charcoal burning suicides among the working age population in Hong Kong SAR: the influence of economic activity status and sex

Chi-kin Law, Candi MC Leung

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The epidemiology of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in community-living seniors: protocol of the MemoVie cohort study, Luxembourg

Magali Perquin, Anne-Marie Schuller, Michel Vaillant, Nico Diederich, Alexandre Bisdorff, Jean-Claude Leners, Marylène D’Incau, Jean-Luc Ludewig, Danielle Hoffmann, Dirk Ulbricht, Stephanie Thoma, René Dondelinger, Paul Heuschling, Sophie Couffignal, Jean-François Dartigues, Marie-Lise Lair

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Survived but feeling vulnerable and insecure: a qualitative study of the mental preparation for RTW after breast cancer treatment

Corine Tiedtke, Angelique de Rijk, Peter Donceel, Marie-Rose Christiaens, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Sexually transmitted infections associated syndromes assisted in the primary health care in Northeast, Brazil

Elani Graça Ferreira Cavalcante, Maria Alix Leite Araújo, Marli Teresinha Gimeniz Galvão, Heber José de Moura, Ana Paula Soares Gondim, Raimunda Magalhães da Silva

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Is waist circumference a better predictor of blood pressure, insulin resistance and blood lipids than body mass index in young Chilean adults?

Macarena Lara, Patricia Bustos, Hugo Amigo, Claudio Silva, Roberto J Rona

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Arsenic exposure through drinking water increases the risk of liver and cardiovascular diseases in the population of West Bengal, India

Nandana Das, Somnath Paul, Debmita Chatterjee, Nilanjana Banerjee, Niladri S Majumder, Nilendu Sarma, Tanmoy J Sau, Santanu Basu, Saptarshi Banerjee, Papiya Majumder, Apurba K Bandyopadhyay, J Christopher States, Ashok K Giri

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The use of complementary and alternative medicine by people with cardiovascular disease: a systematic review

Suzanne J Grant, Yu Sun Bin, Hosen Kiat, Dennis Hsu-Tung Chang

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Household related predictors of burn injuries in an Iranian population: a case–control study

Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Shahnam Arshi, Mehrnaz Mashoufi, Reza Deljavan-anvari, Mohammad Meshkini, Reza Mohammadi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Diagnostic and treatment delay among Tuberculosis patients in Afar Region, Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

Mulugeta Belay, Gunnar Bjune, Gobena Ameni, Fekadu Abebe

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Burden of disease resulting from chronic mountain sickness among young Chinese male immigrants in Tibet

Tao Pei, Xiaoxiao Li, Fasheng Tao, Haotong Xu, Haiyan You, Linlin Zhou, Yan Liu, Yuqi Gao

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Promoting walking among office employees ― evaluation of a randomized controlled intervention with pedometers and e-mail messages

Minna Aittasalo, Marjo Rinne, Matti Pasanen, Katriina Kukkonen-Harjula, Tommi Vasankari

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

In search for an explanation to the upsurge in infant mortality in Kenya during the 1988–2003 period

Sam W Wafula, Lawrence DE Ikamari, Boniface O K’Oyugi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Association between stigma, depression and quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) in South India – a community based cross sectional study

Bimal Charles, Lakshmanan Jeyaseelan, Arvind Kumar Pandian, Asirvatham Edwin Sam, Mani Thenmozhi, Visalakshi Jayaseelan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Why physicians and nurses ask (or don’t) about partner violence: a qualitative analysis

Charlene E Beynon, Iris A Gutmanis, Leslie M Tutty, C Nadine Wathen, Harriet L MacMillan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effects of micronutrient fortified milk and cereal food for infants and children: a systematic review

Klaus Eichler, Simon Wieser, Isabelle Rüthemann, Urs Brügger

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Knowledge exchange in the Pacific: The TROPIC (Translational Research into Obesity Prevention Policies for Communities) project

Helen Mavoa, Gade Waqa, Marj Moodie, Peter Kremer, Marita McCabe, Wendy Snowdon, Boyd Swinburn

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Licit prescription drug use in a Swedish population according to age, gender and socioeconomic status after adjusting for level of multi-morbidity

Kristine Thorell, Jessica Skoog, Andrzej Zielinski, Lars Borgquist, Anders Halling

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Getting back to work after injury: the UK Burden of Injury multicentre longitudinal study

Denise Kendrick, Yana Vinogradova, Carol Coupland, Nicola Christie, Ronan A Lyons, Elizabeth L Towner

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Air sampling procedures to evaluate microbial contamination: a comparison between active and passive methods in operating theatres

Christian Napoli, Vincenzo Marcotrigiano, Maria Teresa Montagna

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Is the high-risk strategy to prevent cardiovascular disease equitable? A pharmacoepidemiological cohort study

Helle Wallach-Kildemoes, Finn Diderichsen, Allan Krasnik, Theis Lange, Morten Andersen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Is there really a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Has the Occupational Specific Dispensation, as a mechanism to attract and retain health workers in South Africa, leveled the playing field?

Gavin George, Bruce Rhodes

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Self-medication in university students from the city of Rio Grande, Brazil

Marília Garcez Corrêa da Silva, Maria Cristina Flores Soares, Ana Luiza Muccillo-Baisch

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Examining the knowledge, attitudes and practices of domestic and international university students towards seasonal and pandemic influenza

Holly Seale, Jackie PI Mak, Husna Razee, C Raina MacIntyre

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Systematic review of public health research on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in India with focus on provision and utilization of cascade of PMTCT services

Shrinivas Darak, Mayuri Panditrao, Ritu Parchure, Vinay Kulkarni, Sanjeevani Kulkarni, Fanny Janssen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Prevalence and trends of the diabetes epidemic in South Asia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Ranil Jayawardena, Priyanga Ranasinghe, Nuala M Byrne, Mario J Soares, Prasad Katulanda, Andrew P Hills

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Does the effect of gender modify the relationship between deprivation and mortality?

Natalia Salcedo, Marc Saez, Basili Bragulat, Carme Saurina

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effect of scheduled monitoring of liver function during anti-Tuberculosis treatment in a retrospective cohort in China

Shanshan Wu, Yinyin Xia, Xiaozhen Lv, Yuan Zhang, Shaowen Tang, Zhirong Yang, Dehua Tu, Peiyuan Deng, Shiming Cheng, Xiaomeng Wang, Yanli Yuan, Feiying Liu, Daiyu Hu, Siyan Zhan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Trend analysis of hospital admissions attributable to tobacco smoking, Northern Territory Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations, 1998 to 2009

Sabine LM Pircher, Shu Qin Li, Steven L Guthridge

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Net financial benefits of averting HIV infections among people who inject drugs in Urumqi, Xinjiang, Peoples Republic of China (2005–2010)

Mingjian J Ni, Li Ping Fu, Xue Ling Chen, Xiao Yuan Hu, Kim Wheeler

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Chlamydia screening in England: a qualitative study of the narrative behind the policy

Jessica Sheringham, Paula Baraitser, Ian Simms, Graham Hart, Rosalind Raine

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Preventing mental health problems in children: the Families in Mind population-based cluster randomised controlled trial

Harriet Hiscock, Jordana K Bayer, Kate Lycett, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Daniel Shaw, Lisa Gold, Bibi Gerner, Amy Loughman, Melissa Wake

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Changing epidemiologic patterns of deliberate self poisoning in a rural district of Sri Lanka

Lalith Senarathna, Shaluka F Jayamanna, Patrick J Kelly, Nick A Buckley, Michael J Dibley, Andrew H Dawson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Dilemmas in providing resilience-enhancing social services to long-term social assistance clients. A qualitative study of Swedish social workers

Anneli Marttila, Eva Johansson, Margaret Whitehead, Bo Burström

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Language barrier and its relationship to diabetes and diabetic retinopathy

Yingfeng Zheng, Ecosse L Lamoureux, Pei-Chia Peggy Chiang, Ainur Rahman Anuar, Jie Ding, Jie Jin Wang, Paul Mitchell, E-Shyong Tai, Tien Y Wong

01.12.2012 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Infectious disease risk in asbestos abatement workers

John H Lange, Giuseppe Mastrangelo, Luca Cegolon

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Quality of health news disseminated in the print media in developing countries: a case study in Iran

Mahnaz Ashoorkhani, Jaleh Gholami, Katayoun Maleki, Sima Nedjat, Jalaledin Mortazavi, Reza Majdzadeh

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Randomised controlled trial of an automated, interactive telephone intervention (TLC Diabetes) to improve type 2 diabetes management: baseline findings and six-month outcomes

Emily D Williams, Dominique Bird, Andrew W Forbes, Anthony Russell, Susan Ash, Robert Friedman, Paul A Scuffham, Brian Oldenburg

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Mortality after admission for acute myocardial infarction in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in New South Wales, Australia: a multilevel data linkage study

Deborah A Randall, Louisa R Jorm, Sanja Lujic, Aiden J O’Loughlin, Timothy R Churches, Mary M Haines, Sandra J Eades, Alastair H Leyland

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Colorectal cancer screening knowledge, attitudes and behavioural intention among Indigenous Western Australians

Aliki Christou, Sandra C Thompson

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

External validity in healthy public policy: application of the RE-AIM tool to the field of housing improvement

Hilary J Thomson, Sian Thomas

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Elevation and cholera: an epidemiological spatial analysis of the cholera epidemic in Harare, Zimbabwe, 2008-2009

Miguel A Luque Fernandez, Michael Schomaker, Peter R Mason, Jean F Fesselet, Yves Baudot, Andrew Boulle, Peter Maes

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Paternal and maternal alcohol abuse and offspring mental distress in the general population: the Nord-Trøndelag health study

Kamilla Rognmo, Fartein Ask Torvik, Helga Ask, Espen Røysamb, Kristian Tambs

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Predictors of overweight and obesity in adult women in Nairobi Province, Kenya

Regina W Mbochi, Elizabeth Kuria, Judith Kimiywe, Sophie Ochola, Nelia P Steyn

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Association between occupational exposure and the clinical characteristics of COPD

Denis Caillaud, Franck Lemoigne, Philippe Carré, Roger Escamilla, Pascal Chanez, Pierre-Régis Burgel, Isabelle Court-Fortune, Gilles Jebrak, Christophe Pinet, Thierry Perez, Graziella Brinchault, Jean-Louis Paillasseur, Nicolas Roche

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Is the process of delivery of an individually tailored lifestyle intervention associated with improvements in LDL cholesterol and multiple lifestyle behaviours in people with Familial Hypercholesterolemia?

Karen Broekhuizen, Judith Jelsma GM, Mireille van PoppelNM, Lando Koppes LJ, Johannes Brug, Willem van Mechelen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Are the stages of change relevant for the development and implementation of a web-based tailored alcohol intervention? A cross-sectional study

Daniela N Schulz, Stef PJ Kremers, Hein de Vries

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Correlates of the incidence of disability and mortality among older adult Brazilians with and without diabetes mellitus and stroke

Flávia Cristina Drumond Andrade, Pilar Egüez Guevara, Maria Lúcia Lebrão, Yeda Aparecida de Oliveira Duarte

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Five-year monitoring of a gay-friendly voluntary counselling and testing facility in Switzerland: who got tested and why?

Cédric Gumy, André Jeannin, Hugues Balthasar, Thérèse Huissoud, Vincent Jobin, Michael Häusermann, Hubert Crevoisier, Philippe Sudre, Françoise Dubois-Arber

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cardiovascular diseases and Type 2 Diabetes in Bangladesh: A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies between 1995 and 2010

Nazmus Saquib, Juliann Saquib, Tahmeed Ahmed, Masuma Akter Khanam, Mark R Cullen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The health and cost implications of high body mass index in Australian defence force personnel

Jonathan Peake, Susan Gargett, Michael Waller, Ruth McLaughlin, Tegan Cosgrove, Gary Wittert, Peter Nasveld, Peter Warfe

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Risk indicators of coronal and root caries in Greek middle aged adults and senior citizens

Eleni Mamai-Homata, Vassiliki Topitsoglou, Constantine Oulis, Vasileios Margaritis, Argy Polychronopoulou

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Associations between fruit and vegetable intake, leisure-time physical activity, sitting time and self-rated health among older adults: cross-sectional data from the WELL study

Marita Södergren, Sarah A McNaughton, Jo Salmon, Kylie Ball, David A Crawford

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Increased risk of cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A retrospective cohort study in China

Pian-Hong Zhang, Zhong-Wen Chen, Duo Lv, Yu-Yang Xu, Wei-Ling Gu, Xu-Hui Zhang, Yuan-Luo Le, Hong-hong Zhu, Yi-Min Zhu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A summary index of infant and child feeding practices is associated with child growth in urban Shanghai

Jing-Qiu Ma, Li-Li Zhou, Yan-Qi Hu, Jin-Rong Liu, Shan-Shan Liu, Jie Zhang, Xiao-Yang Sheng

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The development of the Be Active & Relax “Vitality in Practice” (VIP) project and design of an RCT to reduce the need for recovery in office employees

Jennifer K Coffeng, Ingrid JM Hendriksen, Saskia F Duijts, Karin I Proper, Willem van Mechelen, Cécile R L Boot

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Social, psychological, and environmental-structural factors determine consistent condom use among rural-to-urban migrant female sex workers in Shanghai China

Xiuxia Ye, Meili Shang, Tian Shen, Bei Pei, Xueqin Jiang, Yong Cai

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Perinatal and early life factors associated with symptoms of depression in Brazilian children

Thaís S Pereira, Antônio A Silva, Maria T Alves, Vanda M Simões, Rosângela F Batista, Juliana D Rodriguez, Felipe P Figueiredo, Fernando Lamy-Filho, Marco A Barbieri, Heloisa Bettiol

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Weight loss among female health care workers- a 1-year workplace based randomized controlled trial in the FINALE-health study

Jeanette R Christensen, Kristian Overgaard, Isabella G Carneiro, Andreas Holtermann, Karen Søgaard

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

ACHESS – The Australian study of child health in same-sex families: background research, design and methodology

Simon Robert Crouch, Elizabeth Waters, Ruth McNair, Jennifer Power, Elise Davis

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effect of 12 weeks of aerobic, resistance or combination exercise training on cardiovascular risk factors in the overweight and obese in a randomized trial

Suleen S Ho, Satvinder S Dhaliwal, Andrew P Hills, Sebely Pal

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Reliance on social security benefits by Swedish patients with ill-health attributed to dental fillings: a register-based cohort study

Aron Naimi-Akbar, Pia Svedberg, Kristina Alexanderson, Jan Ekstrand, Gunilla Sandborgh-Englund

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Explaining the increase in coronary heart disease mortality in Syria between 1996 and 2006

Samer Rastam, Radwan AL Ali, Wasim Maziak, Fawaz Mzayek, Fouad M Fouad, Martin O'Flaherty, Simon Capewell

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Client characteristics and acceptability of a home-based HIV counselling and testing intervention in rural South Africa

Reshma Naik, Hanani Tabana, Tanya Doherty, Wanga Zembe, Debra Jackson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effect a of community-based social marketing campaign on recruitment and retention of low-income groups into physical activity programmes - a controlled before-and-after study

Janet Withall, Russell Jago, Kenneth R Fox

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Parity, age at first birth, and risk of death from brain cancer: a population-based cohort study in Taiwan

Hui-Fen Chiu, Chih-Cheng Chen, Shang-Shyue Tsai, Shu-Chen Ho, Chun-Yuh Yang

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A qualitative study of governance of evolving response to non-communicable diseases in low-and middle- income countries: current status, risks and options

Manju Rani, Sharmin Nusrat, Laura H Hawken

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The spatial epidemiology of tuberculosis in Linyi City, China, 2005–2010

Tao Wang, Fuzhong Xue, Yongjin Chen, Yunbo Ma, Yanxun Liu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Children with paralytic poliomyelitis: a cross-sectional study of knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of parents in Zamfara state, Nigeria

Omoyemi O Ogwumike, Bashir Kaka, Ade F Adeniyi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

“Childhood overweight and obesity: maternal perceptions of the time for engaging in child weight management”

Petra Warschburger, Katja Kröller

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Does treatment adherence correlates with health related quality of life? findings from a cross sectional study

Fahad Saleem, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Asrul Akmal Shafie, George A Awad, Muhammad Atif, Noman ul Haq, Hisham Aljadhey, Maryam Farooqui

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A systematic review of interventions to increase breast and cervical cancer screening uptake among Asian women

Mingshan Lu, Sabina Moritz, Diane Lorenzetti, Lindsay Sykes, Sharon Straus, Hude Quan

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Motivational Interviewing for encouraging quit attempts among unmotivated smokers: study protocol of a randomized, controlled, efficacy trial

Delwyn Catley, Kari Jo Harris, Kathy Goggin, Kimber Richter, Karen Williams, Christi Patten, Ken Resnicow, Edward Ellerbeck, Andrea Bradley-Ewing, Domonique Malomo, Robin Liston

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The importance of childhood and adulthood aspects of gendered life for adult mental ill-health symptoms – a 27-year follow-up of the Northern Swedish Cohort

Anna Månsdotter, Mikael Nordenmark, Anne Hammarström

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Spatial-temporal analysis of malaria and the effect of environmental factors on its incidence in Yongcheng, China, 2006–2010

Yan Zhang, Qi-Yong Liu, Rong-Sheng Luan, Xiao-Bo Liu, Guang-Chao Zhou, Jing-Yi Jiang, Hong-Sheng Li, Zhi-Fang Li

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Nutritional status and risk factors of overweight and obesity for children aged 9–15 years in Chengdu, Southwest China

Ping Li, Fan Yang, Fei Xiong, Tingzhu Huo, Yu Tong, Sufei Yang, Meng Mao

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An evaluation of two large scale demand side financing programs for maternal health in India: the MATIND study protocol

Kristi Sidney, Ayesha de Costa, Vishal Diwan, Dileep V Mavalankar, Helen Smith, and the MATIND study team

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Determinants of antiretroviral therapy adherence in northern Tanzania: a comprehensive picture from the patient perspective

Ramsey A Lyimo, Marijn de Bruin, Jossy van den Boogaard, Harm J Hospers, André van der Ven, Declare Mushi

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Supporting teachers and children in schools: the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the incredible years teacher classroom management programme in primary school children: a cluster randomised controlled trial, with parallel economic and process evaluations

Tamsin Ford, Vanessa Edwards, Siobhan Sharkey, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Sarah Byford, Brahm Norwich, Stuart Logan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A nationwide, population-based, long-term follow-up study of repeated self-harm in Taiwan

Chi-Hsiang Chung, Ching-Huang Lai, Chi-Ming Chu, Lu Pai, Senyeong Kao, Wu-Chien Chien

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Epidemic features affecting the performance of outbreak detection algorithms

Jie Kuang, Wei Zhong Yang, Ding Lun Zhou, Zhong Jie Li, Ya Jia Lan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Age-based disparities in end-of-life decisions in Belgium: a population-based death certificate survey

Kenneth Chambaere, Judith A C Rietjens, Tinne Smets, Johan Bilsen, Reginald Deschepper, H Roeline W Pasman, Luc Deliens

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The characteristics and experience of community food program users in arctic Canada: a case study from Iqaluit, Nunavut

James Ford, Marie-Pierre Lardeau, Will Vanderbilt

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Early detection of tuberculosis through community-based active case finding in Cambodia

Mao Tan Eang, Peou Satha, Rajendra Prasad Yadav, Fukushi Morishita, Nobuyuki Nishikiori, Pieter van-Maaren, Catharina Lambregts-van Weezenbeek

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Ethnic disparities in the clustering of risk factors for cardiovascular disease among the Kazakh, Uygur, Mongolian and Han populations of Xinjiang: a cross-sectional study

Nanfang Li, Hongmei Wang, Zhitao Yan, Xiaoguang Yao, Jing Hong, Ling Zhou

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Household knowledge, attitudes and practices related to pet contact and associated zoonoses in Ontario, Canada

Jason W Stull, Andrew S Peregrine, Jan M Sargeant, J Scott Weese

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Solar ultraviolet-B radiation and vitamin D: a cross-sectional population-based study using data from the 2007 to 2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey

Jamie A Greenfield, Philip S Park, Ellie Farahani, Suneil Malik, Reinhold Vieth, Norman A McFarlane, Theodore G Shepherd, Julia A Knight

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

HIV and infant feeding in Malawi: public health simplicity in complex social and cultural contexts

Jacqueline R Chinkonde, Marit Helene Hem, Johanne Sundby

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Validity and reliability of a self-report instrument to assess social support and physical environmental correlates of physical activity in adolescents

Anne K Reimers, Darko Jekauc, Filip Mess, Nadine Mewes, Alexander Woll

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of the compliance with the physical activity guidelines in children and adolescents in Germany

Darko Jekauc, Anne K Reimers, Matthias O Wagner, Alexander Woll

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The injury mortality burden in Guinea

Keita Mamady, Hongyan Yao, Xujun Zhang, Huiyun Xiang, Hongzhuan Tan, Guoqing Hu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Alcohol, psychoactive substances and non-fatal road traffic accidents - a case-control study

Stig Tore Bogstrand, Hallvard Gjerde, Per Trygve Normann, Ingeborg Rossow, Øivind Ekeberg

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The high burden of infant deaths in rural Burkina Faso: a prospective community-based cohort study

Abdoulaye Hama Diallo, Nicolas Meda, Halvor Sommerfelt, Germain S Traore, Simon Cousens, Thorkild Tylleskar, for the PROMISE-EBF study group

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Towards condom skills: a cross-sectional study of the association between condom proficiency, condom problems and STI risk amongst MSM

Lisa Goodall, Daniel Clutterbuck, Paul Flowers

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Migration experiences, employment status and psychological distress among Somali immigrants: a mixed-method international study

Nasir Warfa, Sarah Curtis, Charles Watters, Ken Carswell, David Ingleby, Kamaldeep Bhui

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Prevalence and determinants of chronic kidney disease in community-dwelling elderly by various estimating equations

Dietrich Rothenbacher, Jochen Klenk, Michael Denkinger, Mahir Karakas, Thorsten Nikolaus, Richard Peter, Wolfgang Koenig, for the ActiFE Study Group

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Children eat their school lunch too quickly: an exploratory study of the effect on food intake

Modjtaba Zandian, Ioannis Ioakimidis, Jakob Bergström, Ulf Brodin, Cecilia Bergh, Michael Leon, Julian Shield, Per Södersten

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A strategy to increase adoption of locally-produced, ceramic cookstoves in rural Kenyan households

Benjamin J Silk, Ibrahim Sadumah, Minal K Patel, Vincent Were, Bobbie Person, Julie Harris, Ronald Otieno, Benjamin Nygren, Jennifer Loo, Alie Eleveld, Robert E Quick, Adam L Cohen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Quantitative Light Fluorescence (QLF) and Polarized White Light (PWL) assessments of dental fluorosis in an epidemiological setting

Iain A Pretty, Michael McGrady, Christian Zakian, Roger P Ellwood, Andrew Taylor, Mohammed Owaise Sharif, Timothy Iafolla, E Angeles Martinez-Mier, Patcharawan Srisilapanan, Narumanas Korwanich, Michaela Goodwin, Bruce A Dye

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Adopting and implementing nutrition guidelines in recreational facilities: Public and private sector roles. A multiple case study

Dana Lee Olstad, Kim D Raine, Linda J McCargar

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Using GRADE methodology for the development of public health guidelines for the prevention and treatment of HIV and other STIs among men who have sex with men and transgender people

Elie A Akl, Caitlin Kennedy, Kelika Konda, Carlos F Caceres, Tara Horvath, George Ayala, Andrew Doupe, Antonio Gerbase, Charles Shey Wiysonge, Eddy R Segura, Holger J Schünemann, Ying-Ru Lo

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Changes in body weight and food choice in those attempting smoking cessation: a cluster randomised controlled trial

Wilma S Leslie, Preethi R Koshy, Mhairi Mackenzie, Heather M Murray, Susan Boyle, Michael EJ Lean, Andrew Walker, Catherine R Hankey

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Lessons drawn from research utilization in the maternal iodine supplementation policy development in Thailand

Utsana Tonmukayakul, Román Pérez Velasco, Sripen Tantivess, Yot Teerawattananon

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Risk factors, healthcare-seeking and sexual behaviour among patients with genital ulcers in Zambia

Mpundu Makasa, Knut Fylkesnes, Ingvild F Sandøy

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A multi-component stair climbing promotional campaign targeting calorific expenditure for worksites; a quasi-experimental study testing effects on behaviour, attitude and intention

Frank F Eves, Oliver J Webb, Carl Griffin, Jackie Chambers

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Ethnic differences in perceptions of body satisfaction and body appearance among U.S. Schoolchildren: a cross-sectional study

Rafael T Mikolajczyk, Ronald J Iannotti, Tilda Farhat, Vijaya Thomas

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Rationale and study protocol for the supporting children’s outcomes using rewards, exercise and skills (SCORES) group randomized controlled trial: A physical activity and fundamental movement skills intervention for primary schools in low-income communities

David R Lubans, Philip J Morgan, Kristen Weaver, Robin Callister, Deborah L Dewar, Sarah A Costigan, Tara L Finn, Jordan Smith, Lee Upton, Ronald C Plotnikoff

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effect of communicating genetic and phenotypic risk for type 2 diabetes in combination with lifestyle advice on objectively measured physical activity: protocol of a randomised controlled trial

Job G Godino, Esther MF van Sluijs, Theresa M Marteau, Stephen Sutton, Stephen J Sharp, Simon J Griffin

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The potential effect of temporary immunity as a result of bias associated with healthy users and social determinants on observations of influenza vaccine effectiveness; could unmeasured confounding explain observed links between seasonal influenza vaccine and pandemic H1N1 infection?

Natasha S Crowcroft, Laura C Rosella

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A Kenyan newspaper analysis of the limitations of voluntary medical male circumcision and the importance of sustained condom use

Charlene N Muzyka, Laura H Thompson, Andrea E Bombak, S Michelle Driedger, Robert Lorway

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Association between gap in spousal education and domestic violence in India and Bangladesh

Daniel Rapp, Beate Zoch, M Mobarak H Khan, Thorsten Pollmann, Alexander Krämer

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Evaluation of underreporting tuberculosis in Central Italy by means of record linkage

Lorenza Melosini, Umberto Vetrano, Federico L Dente, Michele Cristofano, Mauro Giraldi, Luciano Gabbrielli, Federica Novelli, Ferruccio Aquilini, Laura Rindi, Francesco Menichetti, Giulia Freer, Pierluigi L Paggiaro

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Socioeconomic inequality in the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries: Results from the World Health Survey

Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor, Nicole Bergen, Shanthi Mendis, Sam Harper, Emese Verdes, Anton Kunst, Somnath Chatterji

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Burden of road traffic injuries and related risk factors in low and middle-income Pacific Island countries and territories: a systematic review of the scientific literature (TRIP 5)

Josephine Herman, Shanthi Ameratunga, Rod Jackson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Recruitment into diabetes prevention programs: what is the impact of errors in self-reported measures of obesity?

Andrea Hernan, Benjamin Philpot, Edward D Janus, James A Dunbar

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in anthropometric status in a population undergoing the nutritional transition: data from 1982, 1993 and 2004 pelotas birth cohort studies

Alicia Matijasevich, Iná S Santos, Ana M B Menezes, Aluísio J D Barros, Denise P Gigante, Bernardo L Horta, Fernando C Barros, Cesar G Victora

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A pre-and-post study of an urban renewal program in a socially disadvantaged neighbourhood in Sydney, Australia

Bin Jalaludin, Michelle Maxwell, Basema Saddik, Elizabeth Lobb, Roy Byun, Rodrigo Gutierrez, John Paszek

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Serological cross-sectional studies on salmonella incidence in eight European countries: no correlation with incidence of reported cases

Gerhard Falkenhorst, Jacob Simonsen, Tina H Ceper, Wilfrid van Pelt, Henriette de Valk, Malgorzata Sadkowska-Todys, Lavinia Zota, Markku Kuusi, Cecilia Jernberg, Maria Cristina Rota, Yvonne THP van Duynhoven, Peter FM Teunis, Karen A Krogfelt, Kåre Mølbak

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors associated with suicidal behaviors in mainland China: a meta-analysis

Ying Li, Yafei Li, Jia Cao

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Exploring the relationship between premarital sex and cigarette/alcohol use among college students in Taiwan: a cohort study

Chi Chiao, Chin-Chun Yi, Kate Ksobiech

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A Policy Analysis of the implementation of a Reproductive Health Vouchers Program in Kenya

Timothy Abuya, Rebecca Njuki, Charlotte E Warren, Jerry Okal, Francis Obare, Lucy Kanya, Ian Askew, Ben Bellows

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Adverse pregnancy outcomes in rural Maharashtra, India (2008–09): a retrospective cohort study

Prakash Prabhakarrao Doke, Madhusudan Vamanrao Karantaki, Shailesh Rajaram Deshpande

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Medication coaching program for patients with minor stroke or TIA: A pilot study

Elizabeth G Sides, Louise O Zimmer, Leslie Wilson, Wenqin Pan, DaiWai M Olson, Eric D Peterson, Cheryl Bushnell

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Walks4work: Rationale and study design to investigate walking at lunchtime in the workplace setting

Daniel K Brown, Jo L Barton, Jules Pretty, Valerie F Gladwell

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Public perception of drinking water safety in South Africa 2002–2009: a repeated cross-sectional study

Jim A Wright, Hong Yang, Ulrike Rivett, Stephen W Gundry

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

International collaborative project to compare and track the nutritional composition of fast foods

The Food Monitoring Group

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Sociodemographic and socioeconomic differences in sleep duration and insomnia-related symptoms in Finnish adults

Tea Lallukka, Laura Sares-Jäske, Erkki Kronholm, Katri Sääksjärvi, Annamari Lundqvist, Timo Partonen, Ossi Rahkonen, Paul Knekt

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Acceptability of condom promotion and distribution among 10–19 year-old adolescents in Mpwapwa and Mbeya rural districts, Tanzania

Amon Exavery, Godfrey M Mubyazi, Jovitha Rugemalila, Adiel K Mushi, Julius J Massaga, Hamisi M Malebo, Filemon Tenu, Joyce K Ikingura, Sia Malekia, Emmanuel A Makundi, Acleus SM Ruta, John W Ogondiek, Victor Wiketye, Mwelecele N Malecela

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The experiences of women of reproductive age regarding health-promoting behaviours: A qualitative study

Azam Baheiraei, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Eesa Mohammadi, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh Charandabi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Measuring patient activation in the Netherlands: translation and validation of the American short form Patient Activation Measure (PAM13)

Jany Rademakers, Jessica Nijman, Lucas van der Hoek, Monique Heijmans, Mieke Rijken

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cancer awareness among adolescents in Britain: a cross-sectional study

Richard G Kyle, Liz Forbat, Gill Hubbard

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effects of house moves during early childhood on child mental health at age 9 years

Alice R Rumbold, Lynne C Giles, Melissa J Whitrow, Emily J Steele, Christopher E Davies, Michael J Davies, Vivienne M Moore

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Medical device assessment: scientific evidence examined by the French national agency for health – a descriptive study

Laure Huot, Evelyne Decullier, Karen Maes-Beny, Francois R Chapuis

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Individual and district-level predictors of alcohol use: cross sectional findings from a rural mental health survey in Australia

Kerry J Inder, Tonelle E Handley, Michael Fitzgerald, Terry J Lewin, Clare Coleman, David Perkins, Brian J Kelly

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Understanding how adherence goals promote adherence behaviours: a repeated measure observational study with HIV seropositive patients

Gareth Jones, Kim Hawkins, Rebecca Mullin, Tamás Nepusz, Declan P Naughton, Paschal Sheeran, Andrea Petróczi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Colorectal cancer mortality and industrial pollution in Spain

Gonzalo López-Abente, Javier García-Pérez, Pablo Fernández-Navarro, Elena Boldo, Rebeca Ramis

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The Healthy Start project: a randomized, controlled intervention to prevent overweight among normal weight, preschool children at high risk of future overweight

Nanna Julie Olsen, Tine Buch-Andersen, Mina Nicole Händel, Louise Mai Østergaard, Jeanett Pedersen, Charlotte Seeger, Maria Stougaard, Maria Trærup, Kate Livemore, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Claus Holst, Berit Lilienthal Heitmann

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Socioeconomic inequalities in lipid and glucose metabolism in early childhood in a population-based cohort: the ABCD-Study

Gerrit van den Berg, Manon van Eijsden, Tanja G M Vrijkotte, Reinoud J B J Gemke

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The impact of African ethnicity and migration on pregnancy in women living with HIV in the UK: design and methods

Shema Tariq, Alex Pillen, Pat A Tookey, Alison E Brown, Jonathan Elford

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Mental health, duration of unemployment, and coping strategy: a cross-sectional study of unemployed migrant workers in eastern china during the economic crisis

Li Chen, Wenhu Li, Jincai He, Lanhua Wu, Zheng Yan, Wenjie Tang

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Applying what works: a systematic search of the transfer and implementation of promising Indigenous Australian health services and programs

Janya McCalman, Komla Tsey, Anton Clifford, Wendy Earles, Anthony Shakeshaft, Roxanne Bainbridge

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Availability of exercise facilities and physical activity in 2,037 adults: cross-sectional results from the Swedish neighborhood and physical activity (SNAP) study

Ulf Eriksson, Daniel Arvidsson, Kristina Sundquist

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Non-seatbelt use and associated factors among Thai drivers during Songkran festival

Penprapa Siviroj, Karl Peltzer, Supa Pengpid, Sompong Morarit

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Food patterns and dietary quality associated with organic food consumption during pregnancy; data from a large cohort of pregnant women in Norway

Hanne Torjusen, Geir Lieblein, Tormod Næs, Margaretha Haugen, Helle Margrete Meltzer, Anne Lise Brantsæter

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Interventions to delay institutionalization of frail older persons: design of a longitudinal study in the home care setting

Johanna De Almeida Mello, Therese Van Durme, Jean Macq, Anja Declercq

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Obesity and elevated blood pressure among adolescents in Lagos, Nigeria: a cross-sectional study

Abiola A Oduwole, Taiwo A Ladapo, Iretiola B Fajolu, Ekanem N Ekure, Olufunmilayo F Adeniyi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Neighbourhood socioeconomic inequalities in incidence of acute myocardial infarction: a cohort study quantifying age- and gender-specific differences in relative and absolute terms

Carla Koopman, Aloysia AM van Oeffelen, Michiel L Bots, Peter M Engelfriet, WM Monique Verschuren, Lenie van Rossem, Ineke van Dis, Simon Capewell, Ilonca Vaartjes

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The design of a real-time formative evaluation of the implementation process of lifestyle interventions at two worksites using a 7-step strategy (BRAVO@Work)

Debbie Wierenga, Luuk H Engbers, Pepijn van Empelen, Vincent H Hildebrandt, Willem van Mechelen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Revisiting current “barefoot doctors” in border areas of China: system of services, financial issue and clinical practice prior to introducing integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI)

Xiuyun Li, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Xiaoling Xia, Pasuree Sangsupawanich, Wenjing Zheng, Keling Ma

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Impact of community tracer teams on treatment outcomes among tuberculosis patients in South Africa

Liza E Bronner, Laura J Podewils, Annatjie Peters, Pushpakanthi Somnath, Lorna Nshuti, Martie van der Walt, Lerole David Mametja

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effects of psychosocial stimulation on improving home environment and child-rearing practices: results from a community-based trial among severely malnourished children in Bangladesh

Baitun Nahar, Md Iqbal Hossain, Jena D Hamadani, Tahmeed Ahmed, Sally Grantham-McGregor, Lars-Ake Persson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Sexual behaviour and risk factors for the acquisition of human papillomavirus infections in young people in Italy: suggestions for future vaccination policies

Donatella Panatto, Daniela Amicizia, Cecilia Trucchi, Francesca Casabona, Piero Luigi Lai, Paolo Bonanni, Sara Boccalini, Angela Bechini, Emilia Tiscione, Carla Maria Zotti, Rosa Cristina Coppola, Giuseppina Masia, Angelo Meloni, Paolo Castiglia, Andrea Piana, Roberto Gasparini

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Physical activity and health related quality of life

Nana Kwame Anokye, Paul Trueman, Colin Green, Toby G Pavey, Rod S Taylor

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Life course socio-economic position and quality of life in adulthood: a systematic review of life course models

Claire L Niedzwiedz, Srinivasa V Katikireddi, Jill P Pell, Richard Mitchell

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Waist circumference a good indicator of future risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Reijo Siren, Johan G Eriksson, Hannu Vanhanen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The Cedar Project: high incidence of HCV infections in a longitudinal study of young Aboriginal people who use drugs in two Canadian cities

Patricia M Spittal, Margo E Pearce, Negar Chavoshi, Wayne M Christian, Akm Moniruzzaman, Mary Teegee, Martin T Schechter

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Relationship between blood lipid profiles and pancreatic islet β cell function in Chinese men and women with normal glucose tolerance: a cross-sectional study

Tianpeng Zheng, Yun Gao, Haoming Tian

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

“Don’t wait for them to come to you, you go to them”. A qualitative study of recruitment approaches in community based walking programmes in the UK

Anne Matthews, Graham Brennan, Paul Kelly, Chloe McAdam, Nanette Mutrie, Charles Foster

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Dating violence victimization across the teen years: Abuse frequency, number of abusive partners, and age at first occurrence

Amy E Bonomi, Melissa L Anderson, Julianna Nemeth, Suzanne Bartle-Haring, Cynthia Buettner, Deborah Schipper

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Physical activity attitudes, intentions and behaviour among 18–25 year olds: A mixed method study

Amudha S Poobalan, Lorna S Aucott, Amanda Clarke, W Cairns S Smith

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cardiorespiratory fitness, cardiovascular workload and risk factors among cleaners; a cluster randomized worksite intervention

Mette Korshøj, Peter Krustrup, Marie Birk Jørgensen, Eva Prescott, Åse Marie Hansen, Jesper Kristiansen, Jørgen Henrik Skotte, Ole Steen Mortensen, Karen Søgaard, Andreas Holtermann

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Emotional abuse towards children by schoolteachers in Aden Governorate, Yemen: A cross-sectional study

Amal S S Ba- Saddik, Abdullah S Hattab

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A home-visiting intervention targeting determinants of infant mental health: the study protocol for the CAPEDP randomized controlled trial in France

Florence Tubach, Tim Greacen, Thomas Saïas, Romain Dugravier, Nicole Guedeney, Philippe Ravaud, Susana Tereno, Richard Tremblay, Bruno Falissard, Antoine Guedeney, and the CAPEDP Study Group

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A simple measure with complex determinants: investigation of the correlates of self-rated health in older men and women from three continents

Davina J French, Colette Browning, Hal Kendig, Mary A Luszcz, Yasuhiko Saito, Kerry Sargent-Cox, Kaarin J Anstey

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effectiveness of a multi-strategy intervention in increasing the implementation of vegetable and fruit breaks by Australian primary schools: a non-randomized controlled trial

Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Andrew C Bell, Rebecca Wyse, Philip J Morgan, Michelle Butler, Rachel Sutherland, Andrew J Milat, Debra Hector, John Wiggers

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Supporting self-management after attending a structured education programme: a qualitative longitudinal investigation of type 1 diabetes patients’ experiences and views

David Rankin, Debbie D Cooke, Jackie Elliott, Simon R Heller, Julia Lawton, the UK NIHR DAFNE Study Group

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Mujer Mas Segura(Safer Women): a combination prevention intervention to reduce sexual and injection risks among female sex workers who inject drugs

Alicia Vera, Daniela Abramovitz, Remedios Lozada, Gustavo Martinez, M Gudelia Rangel, Hugo Staines, Thomas L Patterson, Steffanie A Strathdee

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Periodic cohort health examinations in the TAMRISK study show untoward increases in body mass index and blood pressure during 15 years of follow-up

Tarja Kunnas, Kirsi Määttä, Pirjo Palmroos, Seppo T Nikkari

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

“ASUKI Step” pedometer intervention in university staff: rationale and design

Barbara E Ainsworth, Cheryl Der Ananian, Ali Soroush, Jenelle Walker, Pamela Swan, Eric Poortvliet, Agneta Yngve

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The role of tobacco promoting and restraining factors in smoking intentions among Ghanaian youth

David Doku, Susanna Raisamo, Nora Wiium

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Relative deprivation and mortality – a longitudinal study in a Swedish population of 4,7 million, 1990–2006

Monica Åberg Yngwe, Naoki Kondo, Sara Hägg, Ichiro Kawachi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Association of sleep duration and insulin resistance in Taiwanese vegetarians

Jiunn-Kae Chang, Malcolm Koo, Vivia Yu-Ying Kao, Jui-Kun Chiang

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Study protocol for the 10 Top Tips (10TT) Trial: Randomised controlled trial of habit-based advice for weight control in general practice

Rebecca J Beeken, Helen Croker, Stephen Morris, Baptiste Leurent, Rumana Omar, Irwin Nazareth, Jane Wardle

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Belief system, meaningfulness, and psychopathology associated with suicidality among Chinese college students: a cross-sectional survey

Jiubo Zhao, Xueling Yang, Rong Xiao, Xiaoyuan Zhang, Diane Aguilera, Jingbo Zhao

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Impact of behavioural risk factors on death within 10 years for women and men in their 70s: absolute risk charts

Annette Dobson, Deirdre McLaughlin, Osvaldo Almeida, Wendy Brown, Julie Byles, Leon Flicker, Janni Leung, Derrick Lopez, Kieran McCaul, Graeme J Hankey

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effect of tuberculosis and antiretroviral treatment on CD4+ cell count response in HIV-positive tuberculosis patients in Mozambique

Miranda Brouwer, Paula Samu Gudo, Chalice Mage Simbe, Paula Perdigão, Frank van Leth

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Implementation and effect of intensified case finding on diagnosis of tuberculosis in a large urban HIV clinic in Uganda: a retrospective cohort study.

Sabine Hermans, Esther Nasuuna, Frank van Leth, Elena Byhoff, Miriam Schwarz, Andy Hoepelman, Joep Lange, Yukari C Manabe

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Association between self-rated health and mortality: 10 years follow-up to the Pró-Saúdecohort study

Joanna Miguez Nery Guimarães, Dóra Chor, Guilherme Loureiro Werneck, Marilia Sá Carvalho, Claudia Medina Coeli, Claudia S Lopes, Eduardo Faerstein

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Medical expenditures associated with nonfatal occupational injuries among immigrant and U.S.-born workers

Huiyun Xiang, Junxin Shi, Bo Lu, Krista Wheeler, Weiyan Zhao, J R Wilkins III, Gary A Smith

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Priorities for research in child maltreatment, intimate partner violence and resilience to violence exposures: results of an international Delphi consensus development process

C Nadine Wathen, Jennifer CD MacGregor, Joanne Hammerton, Jeffrey H Coben, Helen Herrman, Donna E Stewart, Harriet L MacMillan, for the PreVAiL Research Network

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Validation of food store environment secondary data source and the role of neighborhood deprivation in Appalachia, Kentucky

Alison A Gustafson, Sarah Lewis, Corey Wilson, Stephanie Jilcott-Pitts

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

What are patient factors associated with the quality of diabetes care?: results from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Ki Dong Ko, Bo Hyun Kim, Sang Min Park, Soo In Oh, Chun Sik Um, Dong Wook Shin, Hae Won Lee

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Parasite-based malaria diagnosis: Are Health Systems in Uganda equipped enough to implement the policy?

Daniel J Kyabayinze, Jane Achan, Damalie Nakanjako, Betty Mpeka, Henry Mawejje, Rukaaka Mugizi, Joan N Kalyango, Umberto D’Alessandro, Ambrose Talisuna, Van geertruyden Jean-Pierre

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The experience of puberty in Iranian adolescent girls: a qualitative content analysis

Nayereh Azam Hagikhani Golchin, Zeinab Hamzehgardeshi, Moloud Fakhri, Leila Hamzehgardeshi

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

CARRS Surveillance study: design and methods to assess burdens from multiple perspectives

Manisha Nair, Mohammed K Ali, Vamadevan S Ajay, Roopa Shivashankar, Viswanathan Mohan, Rajendra Pradeepa, Mohan Deepa, Hassan M Khan, Muhammad M Kadir, Zafar A Fatmi, K Srinath Reddy, Nikhil Tandon, KM Venkat Narayan, Dorairaj Prabhakaran

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Potential risk of HIV transmission in barbering practice in Ethiopia: from public health and microbiological perspectives

Fantahun Biadgelegn, Yeshambel Belyhun, Belay Anagaw, Desalegn Woldeyohannes, Feleke Moges, Asegedech Bekele, Andargachew Mulu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Predictive value of readiness, importance, and confidence in ability to change drinking and smoking

Nicolas Bertholet, Jacques Gaume, Mohamed Faouzi, Gerhard Gmel, Jean-Bernard Daeppen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Italy SimSmoke: the effect of tobacco control policies on smoking prevalence and smoking attributable deaths in Italy

David Levy, Silvano Gallus, Kenneth Blackman, Giulia Carreras, Carlo La Vecchia, Giuseppe Gorini

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The comparative effectiveness of statin therapy in selected chronic diseases compared with the remaining population

Xia Sheng, Michael J Murphy, Thomas M MacDonald, Li Wei

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Multimorbidity and comorbidity in the Dutch population – data from general practices

Sandra H van Oostrom, H Susan J Picavet, Boukje M van Gelder, Lidwien C Lemmens, Nancy Hoeymans, Christel E van Dijk, Robert A Verheij, François G Schellevis, Caroline A Baan

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The alcohol industry lobby and Hong Kong’s zero wine and beer tax policy

Sungwon Yoon, Tai-Hing Lam

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A qualitative examination of health and health care utilization after the September 11th terror attacks among World Trade Center Health Registry enrollees

Alice E Welch, Kimberly Caramanica, Indira Debchoudhury, Allison Pulizzi, Mark R Farfel, Steven D Stellman, James E Cone

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Unmet need for induction of labor in Africa: secondary analysis from the 2004 - 2005 WHO Global Maternal and Perinatal Health Survey (A cross-sectional survey)

Fawole Bukola, Nafiou Idi, Machoki M’Mimunya, Wolomby-Molondo Jean-Jose, Mugerwa Kidza, Neves Isilda, Amokrane Faouzi, Shah Archana, Souza Joao Paulo, Mathai Matthews, Gulmezoglu Metin

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

What do we know about who does and does not attend general health checks? Findings from a narrative scoping review

Ruth Dryden, Brian Williams, Colin McCowan, Markus Themessl-Huber

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effects of extraction of pulpally involved primary teeth on weight, height and BMI in underweight Filipino children. A cluster randomized clinical trial

Bella Monse, Denise Duijster, Aubrey Sheiham, Carlos S Grijalva-Eternod, Wim van Palenstein Helderman, Martin H Hobdell

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

German health interview and examination survey for adults (DEGS) - design, objectives and implementation of the first data collection wave

Christa Scheidt-Nave, Panagiotis Kamtsiuris, Antje Gößwald, Heike Hölling, Michael Lange, Markus A Busch, Stefan Dahm, Rüdiger Dölle, Ute Ellert, Judith Fuchs, Ulfert Hapke, Christin Heidemann, Hildtraud Knopf, Detlef Laussmann, Gert BM Mensink, Hannelore Neuhauser, Almut Richter, Anke-Christine Sass, Angelika Schaffrath Rosario, Heribert Stolzenberg, Michael Thamm, Bärbel-Maria Kurth

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Menthol cigarette pricing at military and community retail outlets in the United States

Walker SC Poston, Sara A Jahnke, Christopher K Haddock, Melissa L Hyder, Jennifer E Taylor, Harry A Lando, Christopher M Kaipust

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Short and long-term effectiveness of couple counselling: a study protocol

Margot J Schofield, Nicholas Mumford, Dubravko Jurkovic, Ivancica Jurkovic, Andrew Bickerdike

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of early initiation of first-line combination antiretroviral therapy in Uganda

Joseph Sempa, Mark Ssennono, Andreas Kuznik, Mohammed Lamorde, Stefanie Sowinski, Aggrey Semeere, Sabine Hermans, Barbara Castelnuovo, Yukari C Manabe

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The Pap smear screening as an occasion for smoking cessation and physical activity counselling: effectiveness of the SPRINT randomized controlled trial

Giuseppe Gorini, Giulia Carreras, Livia Giordano, Emanuela Anghinoni, Anna Iossa, Alessandro Coppo, Fiorella Talassi, Maurizio Galavotti, Elisabetta Chellini

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Adolescents and alcohol: an explorative audience segmentation analysis

Jolanda Mathijssen, Meriam Janssen, Marja van Bon-Martens, Ien van de Goor

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Nighttime assaults: using a national emergency department monitoring system to predict occurrence, target prevention and plan services

Mark A Bellis, Nicola Leckenby, Karen Hughes, Chris Luke, Sacha Wyke, Zara Quigg

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Multiple transitions in sick leave, disability benefits, and return to work. - A 4-year follow-up of patients participating in a work-related rehabilitation program

Irene Øyeflaten, Stein Atle Lie, Camilla M Ihlebæk, Hege R Eriksen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Nutritional status and dietary intake of urban residents in Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia

Bemnet Amare, Beyene Moges, Feleke Moges, Bereket Fantahun, Mengesha Admassu, Andargachew Mulu, Afework Kassu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Childhood and family influences on body mass index in early adulthood: findings from the Ontario Child Health Study

Andrea Gonzalez, Michael H Boyle, Katholiki Georgiades, Laura Duncan, Leslie R Atkinson, Harriet L MacMillan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effect of exercise on prescription on physical activity and wellbeing in a multi-ethnic female population: A controlled trial

Maaike GJ Gademan, Marije Deutekom, Karen Hosper, Karien Stronks

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Exploring laypeople’s epistemic beliefs about medicine – a factor-analytic survey study

Dorothe Kienhues, Rainer Bromme

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Economic stress in childhood and adulthood, and self-rated health: a population based study concerning risk accumulation, critical period and social mobility

Martin Lindström, Kristina Hansen, Maria Rosvall

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Using mass-media communications to increase population usage of Australia’s Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service®

Blythe J O’Hara, Adrian E Bauman, Philayrath Phongsavan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Personal and trip characteristics associated with safety equipment use by injured adult bicyclists: a cross-sectional study

Kay Teschke, Jeff R Brubacher, Steven M Friedman, Peter A Cripton, M Anne Harris, Conor CO Reynolds, Hui Shen, Melody Monro, Garth Hunte, Mary Chipman, Michael D Cusimano, Nancy Smith Lea, Shelina Babul, Meghan Winters

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Oral health status and behaviours of preschool children in Hong Kong

Chun-Hung Chu, Ping-Lit Ho, Edward CM Lo

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Association of acculturation and country of origin with self-reported hypertension and diabetes in a heterogeneous Hispanic population

Fátima Rodriguez, LeRoi S Hicks, Lenny López

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

School environment as predictor of teacher sick leave: data-linked prospective cohort study

Jenni Ervasti, Mika Kivimäki, Ichiro Kawachi, SV Subramanian, Jaana Pentti, Tuula Oksanen, Riikka Puusniekka, Tiina Pohjonen, Jussi Vahtera, Marianna Virtanen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Oral health conditions and frailty in Mexican community-dwelling elderly: a cross sectional analysis

Roberto Carlos Castrejón-Pérez, S Aída Borges-Yáñez, Luis M Gutiérrez-Robledo, J Alberto Ávila-Funes

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Remission of screen-detected metabolic syndrome and its determinants: an observational study

Corine den Engelsen, Kees J Gorter, Philippe L Salomé, Maureen van den Donk, Guy E Rutten

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A survey of visually induced symptoms and associated factors in spectators of three dimensional stereoscopic movies

Angelo G Solimini, Alice Mannocci, Domitilla Di Thiene, Giuseppe La Torre

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Assessing health and economic outcomes of interventions to reduce pregnancy-related mortality in Nigeria

Daniel O Erim, Stephen C Resch, Sue J Goldie

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The need to promote behaviour change at the cultural level: one factor explaining the limited impact of the MEMA kwa Vijana adolescent sexual health intervention in rural Tanzania. A process evaluation

Daniel Wight, Mary Plummer, David Ross

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Sustainable prevention of obesity through integrated strategies: The SPOTLIGHT project’s conceptual framework and design

Jeroen Lakerveld, Johannes Brug, Sandra Bot, Pedro J Teixeira, Harry Rutter, Euan Woodward, Oddrun Samdal, Lynn Stockley, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Patricia van Assema, Aileen Robertson, Tim Lobstein, Jean-Michel Oppert, Róza Ádány, Giel Nijpels

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A descriptive study of TB cases finding practices in the three largest public general hospitals in Vietnam

Hoa Nguyen Binh, Khanh Pham Huyen, Cornelia Hennig, Hanh Chu Thi, Cuong Le Xuan, Vu Le Thuong, Knut Lönnroth

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Attending work or not when sick – what makes the decision? A qualitative study among car mechanics

Tone Morken, Inger Haukenes, Liv Heide Magnussen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The association of leisure-time physical activity and active commuting with measures of socioeconomic position in a multiethnic population living in the Netherlands: results from the cross-sectional SUNSET study

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01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

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