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Determinants of prebiotic vegetable consumption: the extended theory of planned behaviour.

Arch Public Health 2020 13;78:27. Epub 2020 May 13.

1Psychological Sciences Research Institute, UCLouvain, 10 Place Cardinal Mercier, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

Background: Prebiotic vegetables such as leek and salsify may contribute to preventing obesity by changing the composition of the gut microbiota. To increase consumption of prebiotic vegetables, the aim of the study was to document the prevalence and determinants of (prebiotic) vegetable consumption.

Methods: An online, correlational questionnaire was administered to participants using a mixed approach (1078 online, 200 face-to-face). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-00408-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7218641PMC

Motivational climate of group exercise sessions in nursing homes.

Arch Public Health 2020 12;78:43. Epub 2020 May 12.

1Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics, WHO Collaborating Center for Public Health Aspects of Musculoskeletal Health and Ageing, Division of Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics, University of Liège, CHU-Sart-Tilman, B23, Quartier Hôpital, Avenue Hippocrate, 13, 4000 Liège, Belgium.

Background: Motivational climate in exercise group environments would have an impact on adherence, effort and enjoyment. We examined the motivational climate among nursing home residents who were involved in group exercise sessions.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 10 nursing homes of Liège area that offer group exercise sessions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-00425-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7216644PMC

Social determinants of overweight and obesity in the mother-child binomial: evidences from Mexico.

Arch Public Health 2020 11;78:42. Epub 2020 May 11.

National Institute of Public Health, Av. Universidad 655, CP 61100 Cuernavaca, Mor Mexico.

Background: To analyze the influence of socioeconomic determinants on the development of overweight and obesity in the mother-child binomial.

Methods: This is a study based on a prospective cohort of the mother-child binomial. Using STATA software, the association between the mothers' body mass index and the nutritional status of minors was analyzed using a logistic regression model with socioeconomic and demographic variables. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-00422-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7216657PMC

Adherence to drug therapy for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: a cross-sectional survey.

Arch Public Health 2020 8;78:41. Epub 2020 May 8.

1School of Medicine and Health Management, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, No.13. Hangkong Road, Wuhan, 430030 Hubei Province China.

Background: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDPs) are a major contributor to maternal mortality worldwide, and drug therapy for HDPs is complicated and special. Clinical guidelines help physicians optimize the care for HDPs, but little is known about whether physicians adhere to drug therapy guidelins well, especially in China. This study aims to evaluate adherence to the drug therapy guidelines of the Chinese Obstetricians and Gynecologists Association (COGA) for HDPs and to explore the corresponding associations with recommendation evidence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-00423-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7206801PMC

The extents of metabolic syndrome among Antiretroviral Therapy exposed and ART naïve adult HIV patients in the Gedeo-zone, Southern-Ethiopia: a comparative cross-sectional study.

Arch Public Health 2020 7;78:40. Epub 2020 May 7.

2Schools of Public Health, Addis Ababa University/AAU, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: HIV infection and Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) has been associated with metabolic syndrome (MS). The prevalence of MS varies substantially between populations and is not yet well-known in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), including Ethiopia. The current study aims to estimate and evaluate the magnitude of MS among ART exposed and ART naïve HIV-infected patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-00420-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7203886PMC

Epidemiology of neonatal infections in hospitals of Nepal: evidence from a large- scale study.

Arch Public Health 2020 7;78:39. Epub 2020 May 7.

6Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, Uppsala, Sweden.

Background: Every year, neonatal infections account for approximately 750,000 neonatal deaths globally. It is the third major cause of neonatal death, globally and in Nepal. There is a paucity of data on clinical aetiology and outcomes of neonatal infection in Nepal. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-00424-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7203977PMC

Prevalence of adolescent deliveries and its complications in Cameroon: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Arch Public Health 2020 5;78:24. Epub 2020 May 5.

Clinical Research Education, Networking and Consultancy, Douala, Cameroon.

Background: Adolescent deliveries (10-19 years) carry a high risk of adverse outcomes due to the biological and physiological immaturity of these mothers. They pose a significant health burden in Cameroon, as it is reported that a high proportion of women attending delivery services are teenagers. We therefore sought to systematically assess the prevalence of adolescent deliveries in the country and its maternal and neonatal outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-00406-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7199297PMC

Methodological issues on 'challenges and opportunities towards the road of universal health coverage (UHC) in Nepal: a systematic review'.

Arch Public Health 2020 29;78:38. Epub 2020 Apr 29.

Bhairahawa Multiple Campus (Tribhuwan University), Siddharthanagar Rupandehi, Nepal.

Challenges and opportunities towards the road of universal health coverage (UHC) in Nepal: a systematic review' is a policy review paper and we published in BMC - Archives of Public Health. Policy research is the process of conducting research, analysis of, a fundamental social problem in order to provide policymakers with pragmatic, action-oriented recommendations for alleviating the problem. The objective of this paper is to illustrate some methodological issues used in that paper. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-00418-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7189573PMC

Methodological issues on "challenges and opportunities towards the road of universal health coverage (UHC) in Nepal: a systematic review".

Arch Public Health 2020 29;78:37. Epub 2020 Apr 29.

1Tabriz Health Services Management Research Center, Health Management and Safety Promotion Research Institute, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Systematic reviews adhere to the principle that science is cumulative and attempt to identify all empirical evidence in accordance with pre-determined eligibility criteria to answer a specific research question. Therefore, in order to achieve reliable findings, these studies must use an explicit method, as they are increasingly used to guide political decision and the direction of future research. We would like to thank the authors Chhabi Lal Ranabhat et al. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7189584PMC

Factors associated with postnatal care utilization among postpartum women in Ethiopia: a multi-level analysis of the 2016 Ethiopia demographic and health survey.

Arch Public Health 2020 15;78:34. Epub 2020 Apr 15.

3Department of Reproductive and Family Health, School of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wollo University, Dessie, Ethiopia.

Background: Most postpartum women and newborns do not utilize postnatal care due to less emphasis given especially in developing countries. Understanding individual and community-level factors associated with postnatal care will help to design appropriate strategies and policies for improving service utilization. Therefore, this study aimed to assess individual and community-level factors associated with postnatal care utilization in Ethiopia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-00415-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7161122PMC

Impact of a multidisciplinary intervention on physical fitness, physical activity habits and the association between aerobic fitness and components of metabolic syndrome in adults diagnosed with metabolic syndrome.

Arch Public Health 2020 15;78:22. Epub 2020 Apr 15.

5Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec and Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada.

Background: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a health disorder characterized by metabolic abnormalities that predict an increased risk to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM). It can be resolved, and its complications reduced, by lifestyle interventions offered in primary care. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the impact of the exercise program of the CHANGE feasibility study on physical fitness and physical activity habits, and assess associations between changes in MetS components and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-0399-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7158158PMC

Self-care behaviors related to air pollution protection questionnaire: a psychometric analysis.

Arch Public Health 2020 10;78:19. Epub 2020 Apr 10.

1Social Development & Health Promotion Research Center, Health Institute, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

Background: Air pollution is an environmental health issue that has received much attention due to its harmful effects on public health. The aim of this study was to determine the psychometric properties of the self-care behaviors related to air pollution protection. To this mean, questionnaire responses provided by Iranian college students were analyzed and a Health Belief Model (HBM) determined. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-00400-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7146995PMC

Vaccine coverage within the first year of life and associated factors with incomplete immunization in a Brazilian birth cohort.

Arch Public Health 2020 8;78:21. Epub 2020 Apr 8.

1Federal University of Pelotas, Marechal Deodoro 1160, 3rd floor, Pelotas, RS 96020-220 Brazil.

Background: Immunization has been held as a major achievement for global health, however, still exist many children who are not completely vaccinated. Knowledge about factors contributing to the incomplete immunization is important to develop effective strategies and interventions to achieve universal coverage to control or eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases. This study aimed to describe immunization coverage within the first year of life and associated factors with incompleteness among participants of the 2015 Pelotas Birth Cohort, Brazil. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-00403-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140489PMC

The influence of education on health: an empirical assessment of OECD countries for the period 1995-2015.

Arch Public Health 2020 6;78:20. Epub 2020 Apr 6.

2Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, 140 W. 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023 USA.

Background: A clear understanding of the macro-level contexts in which education impacts health is integral to improving national health administration and policy. In this research, we use a visual analytic approach to explore the association between education and health over a 20-year period for countries around the world.

Method: Using empirical data from the OECD and the World Bank for 26 OECD countries for the years 1995-2015, we identify patterns/associations between education and health indicators. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-00402-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7133023PMC

Consumers' food choices, understanding and perceptions in response to different front-of-pack nutrition labelling systems in Belgium: results from an online experimental study.

Arch Public Health 2020 3;78:30. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

2INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale), Paris, France.

Background: Front-of-pack nutrition labels (FoPLs) are increasingly implemented by governments internationally to support consumers to make healthier food choices. Although the Nutri-Score FOPL has officially been implemented in Belgium since April 2019, no study has been conducted before its implementation to compare the effectiveness of different FOPLs.

Methods: The aim of this study was to compare food choices, objective understanding and perceptions of Belgian consumers in response to five different FOPLs, currently implemented in different countries internationally, namely the Health Star Ratings (HSR), the Multiple Traffic Lights (MTL), Nutri-Score, Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA), and Warning symbols. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-00404-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7119293PMC

Correction to: Prioritising the development of severity distributions in burden of disease studies for countries in the European region.

Arch Public Health 2020;78:29. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

1Public Health Science Directorate, NHS Health Scotland, Meridian Court, 5 Cadogan Street, Glasgow, Scotland G2 6QE.

[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s13690-019-0385-6.]. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-00412-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7115076PMC

Letter to the editor regarding the article 'EFSA's toxicological assessment of aspartame: was it even-handedly trying to identify possible unreliable positives and unreliable negatives?'

Arch Public Health 2020 2;78:14. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

2Food Ingredients and Packaging Unit, European Food Safety Authority, 43126 Parma, Italy.

This letter is in response to a recent paper by Millstone and Dawson (2019) in which the authors criticise the re-evaluation of the high intensity sweetener aspartame in 2013 by the former EFSA's Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food, on the grounds that EFSA did not follow its own procedures for its risk assessment. Moreover, the authors claim that the appraisal of the available studies was asymmetrically more alert to putative false positives than to possible false negatives. In this letter it is shown that the methodology for collection and selection of the scientific information used as a basis for the aspartame risk assessment, and the inclusion/exclusion criteria applied were defined a priori and documented in the published opinion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-0395-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7114778PMC

The CARESSES study protocol: testing and evaluating culturally competent socially assistive robots among older adults residing in long term care homes through a controlled experimental trial.

Arch Public Health 2020 20;78:26. Epub 2020 Mar 20.

2Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering, University of Genova, Via all'Opera Pia 13, 16145 Genova, Italy.

Background: This article describes the design of an intervention study that focuses on whether and to what degree culturally competent social robots can improve health and well-being related outcomes among older adults residing long-term care homes. The trial forms the final stage of the international, multidisciplinary CARESSES project aimed at designing, developing and evaluating culturally competent robots that can assist older people according to the culture of the individual they are supporting. The importance of cultural competence has been demonstrated in previous nursing literature to be key towards improving health outcomes among patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-00409-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7085156PMC

A call for constructing a metric for monitoring CA-MRSA and other infectious diseases.

Authors:
Alaa Al Amiry

Arch Public Health 2020 18;78:11. Epub 2020 Mar 18.

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Ajman University, Al Jurf 2, POBox 346, Ajman, United Arab Emirates.

The use of metrics is necessary for decision making when it comes to evaluating the need for interventions and improve healthcare delivery (Adams, Metrics: What Counts in Global Health, 2016). They inform policy makers on the scale of the problem in hand, and whether it's time to intervene. It quantifies the matter of interest and gives an indication whether the intervention taken was effective or not- as a means for monitoring and evaluation (Murray and Frenk, Lancet 371:1191-1199, 2008). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-0394-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7079448PMC

Spatial distribution and associated factors of health insurance coverage in Ethiopia: further analysis of Ethiopia demographic and health survey, 2016.

Arch Public Health 2020 16;78:25. Epub 2020 Mar 16.

3Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Health insurance is one of the instruments to achieve universal health coverage. However, in Ethiopia, the coverage of health insurance is very low and varies from place to place as well. Therefore, exploring the spatial distribution of health insurance is important to prioritize and design targeted intervention programs in the country. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-00407-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7076975PMC

The health-related determinants of eating pattern of high school athletes in Goiás, Brazil.

Arch Public Health 2020 12;78. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

2Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências da Saúde, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil.

Background: Athletes put their health at short- and long-term risk and a detailed investigation of health outcomes is important because it should allow the development of more specific interventions. This study aimed to evaluate the health-related determinants of eating pattern of high school athletes.

Methods: The study enrolled 248 Brazilian athletes aged 14-20 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-0396-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7066817PMC

Tuberculosis treatment outcome among patients treated in public primary healthcare facility, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a retrospective study.

Arch Public Health 2020 10;78:12. Epub 2020 Mar 10.

1School of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: Despite the availability of effective drugs, tuberculosis remains a major public health problem that predominantly affects low- and middle-income countries. This study aimed to assess tuberculosis treatment outcomes among patients treated at one of the primary health care levels in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Methods: An institutional-based retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted at a tuberculosis clinic in public primary healthcare facility. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7063765PMC

Field-testing of a rapid survey method to assess the prevalence and causes of hearing loss in Gao'an, Jiangxi province, China.

Arch Public Health 2020 6;78:16. Epub 2020 Mar 6.

1International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London, WC1 E7HT United Kingdom.

Background: The Rapid Assessment of Hearing Loss (RAHL) survey protocol aims to measure the prevalence and causes of hearing loss in a low cost and rapid manner, to inform planning of ear and hearing services. This paper reports on the first field-test of the RAHL in Gao'an County, Jiangxi Province, China. This study aimed to 1) To report on the feasibility of RAHL; 2) report on the estimated prevalence and causes of hearing loss in Gao'an. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-0398-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7059708PMC

Health-risk behavior differences between boarding and non-resident students: Brazilian adolescent National School Health Survey.

Arch Public Health 2020 4;78. Epub 2020 Mar 4.

2Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), Goiás, Brazil.

Background: Studies that evaluated health-risk behaviors with boarding students are scarce. There are no studies with representative samples among adolescents residing in educational institutions in Latin America. To better assess the role of resident status on such behaviors, this study aimed to compare health-risk behaviors between boarding and non-resident students assessed by the Brazilian National Adolescent School Health Survey (PeNSE). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7055121PMC

Mental wellbeing among Hispanic female domestic cleaners.

Arch Public Health 2020 20;78:10. Epub 2020 Feb 20.

1Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH), Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences, School of Public Health in San Antonio, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), 7411 John Smith Drive, Suite 1100, San Antonio, TX 78229 USA.

Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the mental wellbeing of self-employed, Hispanic female domestic cleaners in San Antonio, Texas.

Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional pilot study and administered a short questionnaire to 56 participants. Mental wellbeing was assessed using The World Health Organization Well-Being Index (WHO-5). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7031903PMC
February 2020

Evaluating sustainability in the Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration project: the model and process.

Arch Public Health 2020 13;78:13. Epub 2020 Feb 13.

7Department of Health and Human Performance, HEALTH Research Institute, University of Houston, 3875 Holman St. Rm. 104 Garrison, Houston, TX 77204 USA.

Background: In the context of health-related interventions, sustainability is the capacity to maintain the changes resulting from the intervention. These can be improved policies, practices or trends intended to improve population health. The Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (CORD) project was a multi-site, multi-intervention collaboration testing the Obesity Chronic Care Model with interventions for childhood obesity prevention and management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-0397-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7017491PMC
February 2020

Working towards a better understanding of type 2 diabetes care organization with First Nations communities: a qualitative assessment.

Arch Public Health 2020 4;78. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

1School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1 Canada.

Background: Diabetes care is suboptimal in First Nations populations. Innovative and culturally-relevant approaches are needed to promote proactive organization of diabetes care for diabetes patients on-reserve in Canada. The Reorganizing the Approach to Diabetes care through the Application of Registries () model is one strategy to improve care: an integrated disease registry and electronic health record for community healthcare workers with centralized care coordination. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-0391-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6998233PMC
February 2020

Self-rated health and associated factors among the oldest-old: results from a cross-sectional study in Sweden.

Arch Public Health 2020 3;78. Epub 2020 Feb 3.

Centre for Clinical Research, Region Värmland, Karlstad, Sweden.

Background: Very few population-based studies have investigated self-rated health and related factors in the increasing age group 85 years or older. The aim of this study was to examine self-rated health and its association with living conditions, lifestyle factors, physical and mental health problems and functional ability among the oldest-old in the general population in Sweden.

Methods: The study is cross-sectional and based on 1360 persons, 85 years of age or older, who answered a survey questionnaire sent to a random population sample in 2012 (participation rate 47%). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-020-0389-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6996178PMC
February 2020

Educational needs assessment among 10-14-year-old girls about puberty adolescent health of Ardebil.

Arch Public Health 2020 3;78. Epub 2020 Feb 3.

5Health Education and Health Promotion, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

Background: This study aimed to investigate the educational needs of 10-14-year-old girls about adolescent puberty health in Ardabil City in Iran, the matter of adolescent puberty health is one of the most important health priorities, especially for girls.

Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive-correlational study was performed on girl students through stratified-cluster sampling in Ardabil city. The data gathering tool was a self-reported researcher-designed questionnaire consisting of 10 demographic questions and 35 self-care questions in 5 domains of self-care awareness, self-efficacy, enablers, enhancers and behaviors, based on the reviewed articles and resources. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6996169PMC
February 2020

Proximate determinants of infant mortality in Ethiopia, 2016 Ethiopian demographic and health surveys: results from a survival analysis.

Arch Public Health 2020 22;78. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

3Epidemiology Department, Institute of Health, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia.

Background: In Ethiopia, large scale health care efforts had been done to promote infant health and survival. However, nationwide data is lacking on the survival status and proximate determinants of infant mortality in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study was aimed to identify the survival status and determinants of infant mortality in Ethiopia using Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6975059PMC
January 2020

Prioritising the development of severity distributions in burden of disease studies for countries in the European region.

Arch Public Health 2020 9;78. Epub 2020 Jan 9.

Public Health Science Directorate, NHS Health Scotland, Meridian Court, 5 Cadogan Street, Glasgow, Scotland G2 6QE.

Severity distributions are a means of summarising the range of health loss suffered to disease which enables estimates of disease occurrence to be paired with disability weights to estimate Years Lost to Disability (YLD) in burden of disease studies. There is a lack of current data exploring severity distributions, which has led to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study relying on using the same severity distributions across countries and regions across the world. This is also largely true for some national studies, although there are exceptions. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6950931PMC
January 2020

Dietary diversity among school age children in Merawi town, Amhara region, Ethiopia, 2018: a community based cross-sectional study.

Arch Public Health 2020 6;78. Epub 2020 Jan 6.

2Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar University Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Background: Malnutrition with its constituents of protein energy malnutrition and micro-nutrient deficiencies continues to be a major health burden in low and middle-income countries. To end all forms of malnutrition, we need to address poverty, which is associated with the insecure supply of food and diversified nutrition. The objective of this study was to determine the level of dietary diversity and household food security among urban school-age children in Merawi town, Ethiopia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-019-0384-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6943887PMC
January 2020

How do world and European standard populations impact burden of disease studies? A case study of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in Scotland.

Arch Public Health 2020 3;78. Epub 2020 Jan 3.

Public Health Science Directorate, NHS Health Scotland, Meridian Court, 5 Cadogan Street, Glasgow, G2 6QE Scotland.

Background: Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) are an established method for quantifying population health needs and guiding prioritisation decisions. Global Burden of Disease (GBD) estimates aim to ensure comparability between countries and over time by using age-standardised rates (ASR) to account for differences in the age structure of different populations. Different standard populations are used for this purpose but it is not widely appreciated that the choice of standard may affect not only the resulting rates but also the rankings of causes of DALYs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-019-0383-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6941317PMC
January 2020

Correction to: Psychometric properties of the scale for non-adherence to antiretroviral medication (NAME) among HIV-infected patients.

Arch Public Health 2019;77:57. Epub 2019 Dec 30.

6Department of Public Health, Maragheh University of Medical Sciences, Maragheh, Iran.

[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s13690-019-0382-9.]. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-019-0386-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6937778PMC
December 2019

A toolkit with nine district types to support municipalities in taking an integrated approach to prevention.

Arch Public Health 2019 19;77:56. Epub 2019 Dec 19.

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Health and Society, PO Box 1, 3720 Bilthoven, BA Netherlands.

Background: Not only do people differ in their health, so do districts within municipalities. For example, city centres have different characteristics and health issues than villages or post-war neighbourhoods. This is why the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment has developed a toolkit, 'Prevention in the district', based on nine different types of district. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6921489PMC
December 2019

Waist height ratio predicts chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis, 1998-2019.

Arch Public Health 2019 18;77:55. Epub 2019 Dec 18.

School of Public Health,Wannan Medical College, Wenchang West Road 22, Wuhu, China.

Background: The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) increases each year, and obesity is an important risk factor for CKD. The main anthropometric indicators currently reflecting obesity are body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), but the rationality and merits of various indicators vary. This article aims to find whether the WHtR is a more suitable physical measurement that can predict CKD. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6918668PMC
December 2019

Psychometric properties of the scale for non-adherence to antiretroviral medication (NAME) among HIV-infected patients.

Arch Public Health 2019 6;77:54. Epub 2019 Dec 6.

School of Nursing and Allied Medical Sciences Maragheh Faculty of Medical Sciences, Maragheh, Iran.

Background: Adherence to HIV medication is necessary for long-term HIV disease management. The objective of this study was to develop and examine the psychometric properties of a scale for measuring the barriers of antiretroviral medication adherence among Iranian Patients.

Method: This was a sequential, exploratory mixed methods investigation composed of two phases. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6896284PMC
December 2019

Developing content for national population health surveys: an example using a newly developed sedentary behaviour module.

Arch Public Health 2019 4;77:53. Epub 2019 Dec 4.

1Centre for Surveillance and Applied Research, Public Health Agency of Canada, 785 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, K1A 0K9 Canada.

Background: While physical (in) activity surveillance has grown and continues to grow globally, surveillance of sedentary behaviour is in its infancy. As surveillance evolves to meet the changing nature of these behaviours, there is a need for the development of national health survey questions to provide accurate and consistent measures over time. The development of national health survey content is a complex, detailed and often undocumented process. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-019-0380-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6892220PMC
December 2019

Nine types of recommendations, guidelines and policies: an exploratory test of a proposed typology of physical activity promotion documents.

Arch Public Health 2019 2;77:52. Epub 2019 Dec 2.

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Department of Sport Science and Sport, Gebbertstraße 123b, 91058 Erlangen, Germany.

Background: The field of physical activity abounds with recommendations, guidelines, action plans and other documents published by experts, organizations and institutions at the national and international level. However, working with these documents is difficult since similar names (e.g. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6886183PMC
December 2019

The age-performance relationship in the general population and strategies to delay age related decline in performance.

Arch Public Health 2019 9;77:51. Epub 2019 Dec 9.

1IRMES, INSEP, 11 avenue du Tremblay, Paris, 75012 France.

The age-performance relationship describes changes in the organism's structural and functional capabilities over the course of the lifespan. The typical, empirical pattern is an asymmetrical inverted-U shape association with peak capacity occurring early in life. This process is well described in the literature, with an increasing interest in features that characterize this pattern, such as the rate of growth, age of peak performance, and rate of decline with aging. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-019-0375-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6900856PMC
December 2019

Self-rated health and smoking among physicians and general population with higher education in Estonia: results from cross-sectional studies in 2002 and 2014.

Arch Public Health 2019 25;77:49. Epub 2019 Nov 25.

Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu, Estonia.

Background: Poor self-rated health (SRH) and smoking have consistently been shown to be related to mortality. The aim of this study was to explore SRH and smoking among physicians and general population with higher education in Estonia in 2002 and 2014 and to analyse the association of SRH with smoking and sociodemographic factors.

Methods: This study was based on cross-sectional postal surveys among physicians and general population with higher education in Estonia n in 2002 and 2014. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6876104PMC
November 2019

File audit to assess sustained fidelity to a recovery and wellbeing oriented mental health service model: an Australian case study.

Arch Public Health 2019 23;77:50. Epub 2019 Nov 23.

4KPMG Australia Services Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia.

Background: Over the past decade there has been increasing attention to implementing recovery-oriented approaches within mental health service practice and enhancing fidelity to such approaches. However, as is often the case with evidence-based practices, less attention has been paid to the sustainability of recovery-oriented approaches over time. This study sought to investigate whether fidelity to a recovery-oriented practice framework - the Collaborative Recovery Model could be sustained over time. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6874813PMC
November 2019

From monitoring to action: utilising health survey data in national policy development and implementation in Finland.

Arch Public Health 2019 13;77:48. Epub 2019 Nov 13.

Department of Information and Service, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Mannerheimintie 166, FI- 00270 Helsinki, Finland.

Background: Health interview and examination surveys provide valuable information for policy, practice and research purposes. Appropriate use of high-quality, representative and timely population data can indirectly help the citizens to live healthier and longer lives. The aim of this study was to review how health survey data have supported health policy making, health research and everyday health care in Finland. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-019-0374-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6852713PMC
November 2019

The influence of ergonomic breastfeeding training on some health parameters in infants and mothers: a randomized controlled trial.

Arch Public Health 2019 11;77:47. Epub 2019 Nov 11.

3Department of Ergonomics, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, 1433671348 Iran.

Background: Breastfeeding is considered as a protective factor against non-communicable diseases in infants and mothers. The first aim of this study was to assess the influence of ergonomic breastfeeding training on the infants' growth. The second aim was to investigate the effectiveness of this training for improving musculoskeletal disorders in mothers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6844023PMC
November 2019

Individual and community level associates of contraceptive use in Ethiopia: a multilevel mixed effects analysis.

Arch Public Health 2019 30;77:46. Epub 2019 Oct 30.

2Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Health, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia.

Background: Family planning is one of the four pillars of safe motherhood initiative to reduce maternal death in developing countries. Despite progress in contraceptive use, unmet needs are wide open and fertility remains high. Ethiopia have a higher fertility rate which contributes to maternal and child health destitution, putting pressure on the already weak health system. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6820945PMC
October 2019

From social adversity to sympathy for violent radicalization: the role of depression, religiosity and social support.

Arch Public Health 2019 25;77:45. Epub 2019 Oct 25.

School of Public health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Arnold House, 716 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003 Canada.

Background: Discrepancies among studies suggest that the relation between social adversity and sympathy for violent radicalization (SVR) is multifaceted and may differ according to social context. This paper examines the role of depression, religiosity and social support in the relation between social adversity (i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-019-0372-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6813961PMC
October 2019

An integrative review on methodological considerations in mental health research - design, sampling, data collection procedure and quality assurance.

Arch Public Health 2019 10;77:37. Epub 2019 Oct 10.

3Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University, North Ryde, Australia.

Background: Several typologies and guidelines are available to address the methodological and practical considerations required in mental health research. However, few studies have actually attempted to systematically identify and synthesise these considerations. This paper provides an integrative review that identifies and synthesises the available research evidence on mental health research methodological considerations. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6785873PMC
October 2019

Assessing effectiveness of a novel mid-upper arm circumference Z-score tape in a community setting in Guatemala.

Arch Public Health 2019 4;77:44. Epub 2019 Oct 4.

3Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, USA.

Background: Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) is an independent anthropometric measurement used to identify malnutrition in children. While much research has been dedicated to applying fixed estimates of MUAC to identify cases of malnutrition in children under 5 years of age, far less has been done with age-specific MUAC Z-score values across the continuum of age from birth through adolescence.

Methods: The present study examined the effectiveness of a novel MUAC Z-score tape, in the hands of community health volunteers, to identify children over the age of 5 who would benefit from nutritional rehabilitation. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6777036PMC
October 2019
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Counting the non-existing: causes of death of undocumented migrants in Brussels-Capital Region (Belgium), 2005-2010.

Arch Public Health 2019 1;77:42. Epub 2019 Oct 1.

1VUB, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

Background: So far knowledge about undocumented migrant health status is poor. The objective of this study is to compare patterns in causes of death between undocumented migrants and legal residents, of both migrant and non-migrant origin.

Method: Using cause-of-death data, we compared undocumented migrants with Belgian residents and documented migrants through logistic regression analyses. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6771095PMC
October 2019