2,441 results match your criteria Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health[Journal]


Vaccination of Children Against COVID-19.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 May;34(4):471-472

Julius Centre University of Malaya, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Vaccination: A Modern Public Health Miracle.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 May;34(4):329-330

Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Zika in the MIDST of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 May 20:10105395221100811. Epub 2022 May 20.

Tropical Medicine Cluster, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Use of Food and Nutrition Labels Among Urban Mongolian Supermarket Shoppers: Implications for Food Labeling Policy and Practice.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 May 20:10105395221100807. Epub 2022 May 20.

Department of Nutrition, National Centre for Public Health, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

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Association Between Place of Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Depression Among Nonsmoking Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 May 20:10105395221099418. Epub 2022 May 20.

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, USA.

Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure patterns of children and adolescents are different from those of adults because children and adolescents spend a majority of their time in the home and school. It was aimed to conduct a systematic review of the published literature regarding the association between depression and the place of SHS exposure among children and adolescents. Following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) reporting guidelines, PubMed, ScienceDirect, and Cochrane Library databases were used for the literature review. Read More

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COVID-19 and Nursing Education: Challenges and Prospects.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 May 20:10105395221100363. Epub 2022 May 20.

Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Interpersonal Trust Matters: Factors Associated With COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in South Korea.

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Sou Hyun Jang

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 May 20:10105395221100805. Epub 2022 May 20.

Department of Sociology, Korea University, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

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Prevalence and Associated Factors of Depression and Anxiety Among Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 May 14:10105395221098037. Epub 2022 May 14.

University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Cases and death counts rise as the world continues to scuffle with the COVID-19 pandemic and its catastrophic effects. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at a heightened risk of developing psychological distress during the pandemic as a result of extreme work demands and poor experiences of recovery. This study aimed to evaluate the mental health outcomes of HCWs in hospitals during the pandemic and explore the associated psychosocial, individual, and work-related factors of depression and anxiety among them. Read More

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Decreased Frequency of Small Talk Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Deteriorated Mental Health: Findings From Longitudinal Surveys of Middle-Aged and Older People in Japan.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 May 2:10105395221097743. Epub 2022 May 2.

Faculty of Service Management, Bunri University of Hospitality, Saitama, Japan.

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has reduced opportunities for small talk. As small talk involves socializing, such deprivation can be stressful. This study examined the association between the change in the frequency of small talk from before to during the pandemic and the mental health of middle-aged and older people. Read More

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A 114% Cigarette Tax Hike and Drinking Behavior: Results From Nationally Representative Longitudinal Panel Data in Korea.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 Apr 30:10105395221096545. Epub 2022 Apr 30.

Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University School of Public Health, Bloomington, IN, USA.

This study investigated whether or not drinking behavior changed among Korean adult smokers after a 114% cigarette tax hike in 2015. Data were drawn from waves 9 to 12 (collected yearly from 2014 to 2017) of the nationally representative longitudinal study, the Korean Welfare Panel Study. Korean adults who were ≥19 years comprised the analysis sample (N = 10 875). Read More

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Social Support for the Forgotten Grievers of the Pandemic.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 Apr 29:10105395221095330. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Department of Theology and Religious Education, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.

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Depression Is Associated With Myocardial Infarction Within a 2-Year Period Among Adults in China.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 Apr 29:10105395221095331. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA.

We examined whether baseline depression is associated with myocardial infarction (MI) within a 2-year period among middle-age and older adults in China and whether the association varies by sociodemographic characteristics. Two-year longitudinal data from a nationally representative sample of people aged 45+ years in China were analyzed (N = 15 226). MI within the 2-year period was coded dichotomously. Read More

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Depressive Symptoms and Negative Experiences in School: A Network Analysis.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 Apr 29:10105395221092848. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Academy of Future Education, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Suzhou, China.

Negative experiences in school predict adolescents' depression. However, the dynamic interactions of depressive symptoms with adolescents' negative experiences in school remain unclear. This study aims to applied network analysis to detect the complex relationships between early adolescents' depressive symptoms and negative experiences in school. Read More

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Breastfeeding and the COVID-19 Epidemic in Vietnam.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 May 21;34(4):411-412. Epub 2022 Apr 21.

School of Population Health, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.

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Disability and Lower Social Gradient Increased Risk of Depression Among Pre-Elderly in Indonesia: Finding From a Nationwide Health and Socio-Economic Survey.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 Apr 18:10105395221090047. Epub 2022 Apr 18.

Magister of Public Health Program, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia.

Prevalence of depression in Indonesia was 6.1% in 2018, while disability was doubled from 11% in 2013 to 22% in 2018. Pre-elderlies are susceptible to experience both disability and depression. Read More

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An Innovative Telemedicine Initiative From Sri Lanka: The Value of Volunteerism in a Resource-Constrained Scenario During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 Apr 18:10105395221090348. Epub 2022 Apr 18.

Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka since July 2021 led to a situation where the health system was getting overwhelmed. The priority shifted toward triaging patients and identifying those who need immediate medical intervention and managing the rest in home settings. An integrated patient management system where patients could access a medical professional through a short messages service (SMS) and calling system was established. Read More

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Prevention Measures of COVID-19 in Prisons in Indonesia.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 Apr 8:10105395221088654. Epub 2022 Apr 8.

National Institute of Health Research and Development, Ministry of Health, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Population-Based Study on the Maternal-Newborn-Child Health Continuum of Care: Evidence From Lower-Middle-Income Countries in Southeast Asia.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 Apr 8:10105395221088615. Epub 2022 Apr 8.

Master of Epidemiology Study Program, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

This article aimed to assess the relationships within the continuum of care for maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) at four service levels, the utilization distribution, and its contributing factors in six lower-middle-income countries in Southeast Asia. It was based on data from the Demographic and Health Survey, a nationally representative and repeated cross-sectional survey, on 50 619 ever-married women aged 15-49 years. Only 21. Read More

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Density of Cigarette Retailers Near Facilities for Children and Adolescents in Urban and Rural Areas in Indonesia: A Geospatial Analysis.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 May 8;34(4):384-391. Epub 2022 Apr 8.

Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Population Studies, and Health Promotion, Universitas Airlangga, Banyuwangi, Indonesia.

The lack of regulation banning cigarette retailers near facilities for children and adolescents has made cigarettes easily accessible to youth in Indonesia. This study aimed to investigate the density of cigarette retailer near children and adolescent facilities in urban and rural areas in the country. We mapped all cigarette retailers and facilities for children and adolescents in Surabaya city (urban) and Banyuwangi district (rural) in East Java province. Read More

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Relationship Between Poor Sleep Quality and Injury Experience in Korea.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 Apr 8:10105395221088619. Epub 2022 Apr 8.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Wonju Severance Christian's Hospital, Yonsei University, Wonju, Republic of Korea.

To develop preventive policies to reduce injuries, the responsible factors should be identified. In this study, causative factors were identified by analyzing data from the Korean Community Health Survey. Logistic regression was used to analyze the data of 192 480 individuals in the survey. Read More

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World Health Day and the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 Mar;34(2-3):169-170

Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Multi-Level Factors Associated With Handwashing Among Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Korea.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 May 29;34(4):450-452. Epub 2022 Mar 29.

Department of Consumer Science, Convergence Program for Social Innovation, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea.

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Factors Associated With Health-Related Quality of Life Among Female Secondary Schools Teachers.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 Mar 21:10105395221083828. Epub 2022 Mar 21.

Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice, Department of Social & Preventive Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Determining the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of secondary school teachers and its relationship with various factors will provide a basis for improving their quality of life and benefit society. To this end, this article endeavors to determine the factors associated with HRQoL among female secondary school teachers in Selangor, Malaysia. This is a cross-sectional study of 888 female secondary school teachers in Selangor, Malaysia. Read More

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Prevalence and Factors Associated With Men's Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence in South Tarawa, Kiribati.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 May 21;34(4):362-369. Epub 2022 Mar 21.

The Equality Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

In the Republic of Kiribati, two-thirds of women report experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) during their lifetime. Less is known about men's perpetration of IPV, or associated risk factors, in this high-prevalence setting. We conducted a cross-sectional study with 429 currently partnered men aged 15 to 49 in South Tarawa, Kiribati, to estimate the prevalence of, and risk factors associated with, currently married men's perpetration of physical and sexual IPV against female partners. Read More

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Prospective Association Between Online Game Use and Risk of Internet Gaming Disorder in Korea: 12-Month Follow-up Results From the iCURE Study.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2022 May 14;34(4):370-376. Epub 2022 Mar 14.

Department of Psychiatry, The Catholic University of Korea Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea.

Children and adolescents' Internet game use has both functional and dysfunctional aspects. This study aimed to examine how changes in online gaming behaviors impact the risk of Internet gaming disorder (IGD). We observed 1318 adolescent online game users. Read More

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