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Iranian Emotional Experience and Expression During the COVID-19 Crisis.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jul 7:1010539520937097. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

Iranian Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy, Tehran, Iran.

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COVID-19 in Nepal: Lower Than Expected Incidence and Mortality.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jul 7:1010539520940884. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

Nepal Open University, Lalitpur, Nepal.

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Mental Health Conditions in Young Asian Adults and Motivation to Seek Counseling: A Cross-Country Study.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jul 1:1010539520937091. Epub 2020 Jul 1.

Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Mental illness is a prevalent and pressing public health problem among the Asian population, especially among young adults. This study examined the psychosocial predictors of the intention to seek counseling based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and the effects of mental health conditions on the relative contributions of the TPB predictors in forming the intention among Asian young adults. The survey results in Singapore (n = 232) and Hong Kong (n = 998) revealed that attitudes, descriptive norms, and self-efficacy significantly predicted the intention to seek counseling in both Asian sites. Read More

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Handgrip Strength and Mortality in Elderly Koreans: Evidence From the Korea Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jul 1:1010539520937100. Epub 2020 Jul 1.

Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea.

Despite substantial research on numerous aspects of health in the elderly, past studies that examined the association between handgrip strength and mortality have been conducted with samples drawn mostly from Caucasian populations, and little is known about whether similar trends are found in non-Western contexts such as Korea. The present study drew data from KLoSA (Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging), a nationally representative sample of middle-aged adults, and followed up for a decade. Results from discrete-time event history analysis of mortality indicated that higher handgrip strength significantly reduces the likelihood of death in both men and women. Read More

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A National Survey of Hearing Loss in the Philippines.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jul 1:1010539520937086. Epub 2020 Jul 1.

Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of hearing loss in the Philippines using a nationally representative sample. A cross-sectional national survey was undertaken utilizing a 3-stage stratified cluster design. Participants in the present study comprised 2275 adults and children with pure tone hearing assessment results. Read More

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Development of an Integrated Pathways Model of Factors Influencing the Progress of Recovery After a Disaster.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jul 1:1010539520935386. Epub 2020 Jul 1.

Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Disaster recovery is a complex and multidimensional process that is affected by the physical environment, social and economic conditions, and institutional strength and integrity. However, there is a lack of understanding as to why some communities recover quicker than others after experiencing the same disaster event. What are the critical factors needed for optimal disaster recovery and what factors predispose communities or individuals to poor disaster recovery? This article presents a literature-generated integrated pathways model of disaster recovery. Read More

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Implications of Reduced Health Care Services for Cancer Patients in India and Similar Resource-Limited Health Care Systems During COVID-19 Pandemic.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jun 26:1010539520937103. Epub 2020 Jun 26.

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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Serological Survey of Humans Exposed to -Infected Equids: A Public Health Approach.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jun 25:1010539520930500. Epub 2020 Jun 25.

Indian Council of Agricultural Research, National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar, Haryana, India.

Glanders is a fatal bacterial infection of equids caused by . The infection can be transmitted to humans through prolonged direct contact with glanderous equids. Recently, reemergence of equine glanders has been reported in many countries. Read More

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How Do Colleges and Universities Respond to Covid-19: The Experience of Chengdu Sport University.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jun 25:1010539520931358. Epub 2020 Jun 25.

Chengdu Sport University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 infectious pneumonia in Wuhan, China, in January 2019, it has rapidly spread to 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) across the country within 3 months. Chengdu Sport University is the only physical education institution in Southwest China. During the epidemic period, the university actively responded to the call of the government and issued response measures as soon as possible to achieve the goal of zero infection among teachers and students. Read More

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The Effect of Received Neighboring Behavior on General Health: The Mediating Role of Work-Family Conflict.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jun 19:1010539520928187. Epub 2020 Jun 19.

Harbin Institution of Technology, Harbin, China.

This study investigated the relationships between received neighboring behavior (ie, informal mutual assistance and information sharing among neighbors) and the general health of low-income residents in a mixed-income community. A conservation resource theory perspective was applied. Survey data were selected from a self-reported questionnaire of 247 low-income residents in a mixed-income community of China. Read More

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The Use of Disposable Gloves by General Public During COVID-19 Increases the Risk of Cross-Contamination.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jun 17:1010539520932704. Epub 2020 Jun 17.

B&B Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Trends in Female Workers' Childbearing Intentions in South Korea.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jun 19:1010539520930129. Epub 2020 Jun 19.

Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

This study aimed to analyze trends of South Korean working women's childbearing intentions to provide directions for strategies to increase South Korea's birth rate. This study used the data generated by the Korean Longitudinal Panel Survey of Women and Families in South Korea from 2007 to 2016, and included 2,341 working women. This study showed that female workers' intention to bear children is decreasing. Read More

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COVID-19 Situation and Challenges for Nepal.

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Hom Nath Chalise

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jun 16:1010539520932709. Epub 2020 Jun 16.

Nobel College, Affiliated to Pokhara University, Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Nepal is at a high risk of increasing COVID-19 cases through people who recently returned to Nepal from other countries. The health care system of Nepal is fragile, and the country is not having the necessary infrastructure to cope with an increasing number of infections and pandemic situations. Read More

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Energy Drinks Consumption Is Associated With Reduced Sleep Duration and Increased Energy-Dense Fast Foods Consumption Among School Students: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jun 8:1010539520931351. Epub 2020 Jun 8.

University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

The study aimed to investigate the prevalence of energy drinks (EDs) consumption and its relationship with sociodemographic characteristics, eating habits, sleep duration, physical activity, and screen time among school students. A cross-sectional study was carried out with a total of 1611 students aged 10 to 18 years from the United Arab Emirates. ED consumption among school students was 27%, with less than half consumed at least one can of EDs 1 to 3 days per week. Read More

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COVID-19 and the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: The Challenges and Recommendations.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jun 7:1010539520932707. Epub 2020 Jun 7.

University of Turku, Turku, Finland.

The current situation of global pandemic COVID-19 can put the 1.1 million Rohingya refugees, living in Bangladesh, in a substantially vulnerable position. A poor, overcrowded living condition, limited access to safe drinking water and health services, and a restricted communication system have substantially increased the risk of rapid spread of COVID-19 in these refugee camps. Read More

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June 2020
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Is Dual Policy an Overarching Strategy for Medicine Price Controls in Malaysia?

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jun 5:1010539520920526. Epub 2020 Jun 5.

Monash University Malaysia, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

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Polio Elimination in North-West Pakistan Faces Setbacks in War-Affected Areas.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jun 5:1010539520928183. Epub 2020 Jun 5.

Garden Campus Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan.

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June 2020
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Emerging Challenges and Threats for Dental Health Care Sector Attributable to COVID-19: Tale of a Developing Country.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Jun 4:1010539520932708. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Prevention and control of infection in dentistry is an essential matter that has gained immense attention in recent years. There exist a lack of scientific data about the cross-transmission and its associated risk, especially in the dental health care setting of Pakistan. This article will evaluate the emerging challenges and threats for the dental community in Pakistan attributable to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7273173PMC

Guidelines for Complementary Feeding of Infants in the Asia Pacific Region: APACPH Public Health Nutrition Group.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 May 30:1010539520931328. Epub 2020 May 30.

Chengdu Women's and Children's Central Hospital, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China.

Good nutrition in the first "1000 days," including breastfeeding and appropriate complementary foods, prepares for a healthy childhood and adult life, also contributes to the prevention of the double burden of malnutrition. Exclusive breastfeeding provides all required nutrients until an infant is around 6 months of age when complementary foods are needed. A literature review was undertaken of complementary foods in the Asia Pacific region. Read More

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May 2020
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COVID-19-A Novel Zoonotic Disease: A Review of the Disease, the Virus, and Public Health Measures.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 May 30:1010539520931326. Epub 2020 May 30.

University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia.

A cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology emerged in Wuhan, China, at the end of December 2019. The cluster was largely associated with a seafood and animal market. A novel was quickly identified as the causative agent, and it is shown to be related genetically to SARS-CoV and other bat-borne SARS-related . Read More

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Gender Difference in Longitudinal Social and Personal Factors Related to Frequency of Alcohol Consumption of South Korean Adults: A Fixed-Effects Model.

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Baksun Sung

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 May 29:1010539520925718. Epub 2020 May 29.

Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA.

The purpose of this study was to examine the longitudinal social and personal factors related to frequency of alcohol consumption by South Korean adults focused on comparisons between the men and women. Data came from the 2005-2016 Korea Welfare Panel Study. A fixed-effects model was used to examine the longitudinal correlations between dependent and independent variables. Read More

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Estimation of Mean Variation in Prediction Probability for Prevalence of Hypertension in Middle-Aged and Older Chinese Using Probit Model.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 May 29:1010539520923949. Epub 2020 May 29.

Xi'an Physical Education University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

The aims of this study are to estimate the mean change in the predicted probability and identify the most important predictors of diagnosed, measured, total, and undiagnosed hypertension among aged 45+ adults in China. We used data collected from the fourth wave (2015) of the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (n = 12 236). First, we estimated the prevalence of diagnosed, measured, total, and undiagnosed hypertension. Read More

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Socioeconomic Burden of Disease Due to Asthma in South Korea.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 May 29:1010539520920524. Epub 2020 May 29.

Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.

This study aimed to estimate the socioeconomic burden of asthma in South Korea. The data were obtained from the National Patient Sample of 2014. The direct costs included health care and non-health care costs, and the indirect costs included loss of productivity. Read More

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A Statistical Modeling of the Course of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Outbreak: A Comparative Analysis.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 May 25:1010539520928180. Epub 2020 May 25.

Istanbul Medeniyet University, School of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Istanbul, Turkey.

This study aims to provide both a model by using cumulative cases and cumulative death toll for SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) outbreak in 4 countries, China, Italy, South Korea, and Turkey, starting from the first diagnosis and to compare associated indicators. The most successful estimation was obtained from the cubic model with natural logarithm for China, Italy, South Korea, and Turkey. The success of the models was around 99%. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7251623PMC

Perceptions of Evidence-Based Decision-Making Among Full-Time Teachers and Senior Undergraduates in Public Health: A Nationwide Survey in Taiwan.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 May 25:1010539520921723. Epub 2020 May 25.

Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Using current best evidence to make decisions can improve outcomes of public health. Thus, establishing the capacities of evidence-based public health (EBPH) has become one of the core competences. To better scale up EBPH movement, efforts should focus on introduction of EBPH into school curriculum. Read More

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Information Sources Channels for the Public Health Awareness.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 May 19:1010539520927261. Epub 2020 May 19.

Department of Library and Information Science, The Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.

The main purpose of this paper is to highlight the important information sources of the Public Health awareness used by the library and information sources in this Pandemic situation. Social distancing phase Information professional used a different medium to connect with their patron and try to serve the best manner. The role of the information professional in health information and health literacy is very vital. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7240310PMC

Progress of COVID-19 Epidemic in Pakistan.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 May 19:1010539520927259. Epub 2020 May 19.

Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

The outbreak of corona virus initiated as pneumonia of unknown cause in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, which has been now spreading rapidly out of Wuhan to other countries. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus outbreak as the sixth public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), and on March 11, 2020, the WHO announced coronavirus as . Coronavirus is thought to be increasing in Pakistan. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7240311PMC

Controlling the COVID-19 Pandemic in Vietnam: Lessons From a Limited Resource Country.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 May 19:1010539520927290. Epub 2020 May 19.

Hanoi University of Public Health, Hanoi, Vietnam.

The lessons learned from Vietnam, a country that the world acclaimed for its management of the fight against COVID-19, could stand out as an example of how to do more with less. The Vietnamese government has acted swiftly at the very early stage of the pandemic with a focus on containment efforts and extensive public health measures, particularly (1) the commitment from the government with a multisectoral approach; (2) a timely, accurate, and transparent risk communication; (3) active surveillance and intensive isolation/quarantine operation, case management with tracing all new arrivals and close contact up to 3 clusters; and (4) suspension of flights, shutting schools, and all nonessential services. Read More

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: Public Health and Epidemiology.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 May 19:1010539520929223. Epub 2020 May 19.

College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7240312PMC

Vale Professor Xiaoxian Liu.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Mar-Apr;32(2-3):134-135

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

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Plague of Smog in Lahore, Pakistan: A Choking Situation.

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Sipper Khan

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Mar-Apr;32(2-3):133

University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

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Burden of Osteoporotic Fractures Using Disability-Adjusted Life Years in South Korea.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Mar-Apr;32(2-3):111-117

Amgen Korea, Seoul, South Korea.

There is an increase in the number of patients with osteoporotic fractures due to the aging population in Korea. This study investigated the burden of osteoporotic fractures including hip, spine, and wrist fractures in the Korean population by estimating disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). The DALY for a given condition in a population captures years of life lost due to premature death and years of life lived with a disability and its severity and duration. Read More

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May 2020
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Data Quality of Chinese Surveillance of COVID-19: Objective Analysis Based on WHO's Situation Reports.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 May 14:1010539520927265. Epub 2020 May 14.

Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia.

Was there quality in the Chinese epidemiological surveillance system during the COVID-19 pandemic? Using data of World Health Organization's situation reports (until situation report 55), an objective analysis was realized to answer this important question. Fulfillment of Benford's law (first digit law) is a rapid tool to suggest good data quality. Results suggest that China had an acceptable quality in its epidemiological surveillance system. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7231903PMC

Vietnamese Public Health Practices in the Advent of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons for Developing Countries.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 May 14:1010539520927266. Epub 2020 May 14.

Asian Institute of Management, Makati City, Metro Manila, The Philippines.

The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) presents a great challenge to developing countries with limited access to public health measures in grassroots communities. The World Health Organization lauded the Vietnamese government for its proactive and steady investment in health facilities that mitigate the risk of the infectious disease in Vietnam. This short communication presents cases that could benchmark public health policies in developing countries. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7231901PMC

Is Samoa Prepared for an Outbreak of COVID-19?

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 May 14:1010539520927283. Epub 2020 May 14.

School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, National University of Samoa, Apia, Samoa.

The global pandemic of COVID-19 poses a public health danger to the Pacific island countries. Due to the imminent threat of the SARS-COV-2, the World Health Organization in collaboration with other regional stakeholders had initiated a joint task force on epidemic preparedness and management. Since Samoa is a tourism destination in the south pacific, it is highly prone to an outbreak of COVID-19 if stringent public health measures and regulations are not enforced. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7231904PMC

Tobacco Industry Interference Index: Implementation of the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3 in India.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 May 12:1010539520917793. Epub 2020 May 12.

HRIDAY, New Delhi, India.

In India, there has been no attempt to measure the implementation of World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3, which provides guidelines to address tobacco industry interference (TII). This study draws on a desk review conducted to assess the frequency and severity of TIIs and the government's response, reported between January and December 2017. Read More

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A National Cross-Sectional Survey on Work Environment Associated With Psychological Well-Being and Job Satisfaction Among Chinese Employees.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Apr 14:1010539520914420. Epub 2020 Apr 14.

Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Work environments can affect job satisfaction and psychological well-being. Using the job demand-control model as a foundation, this study aimed to explore the relationships between physical and psychosocial work environments and psychological well-being and job satisfaction in the workplace. A multistage sampling method was used with the 2012 China Labor-force Dynamics Survey among 4442 employees. Read More

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April 2020
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Health Disparities Among Transgender Adults in South Korea.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Mar-Apr;32(2-3):103-110. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

This study aims to identify health disparities among transgender adults in South Korea (hereafter Korea), where they widely experience social stigma. We assessed prevalence of nine health indicators using a nationwide cross-sectional survey of 255 Korean transgender adults in 2017. Standardized prevalence ratios of these indicators were estimated using four nationally representative surveys in Korea that included the same health measures. Read More

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A Cross-Sectional Survey of Contraceptive Use and Birth Spacing Among Multiparous Women in Eastern Nepal.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Mar-Apr;32(2-3):91-95. Epub 2020 Mar 23.

B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal.

Despite the known benefits of the use of contraceptives, notably birth spacing, the use of contraceptives in Nepal has remained stagnant since 2006. The purpose of this article is to assess the knowledge and use of contraceptives, and to ascertain preceding interbirth spacing in an eastern plain district of Nepal. A cross-sectional survey was completed on 406 multiparous women aged 18 to 49 years to collect data via structured questionnaires in Jhapa district of Nepal. Read More

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March 2020
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Health-Related Quality of Life in Motorcycle Crash Victims One Year After Injury: A Longitudinal Study in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Mar-Apr;32(2-3):118-125. Epub 2020 Mar 23.

Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Despite the burden of injury associated with motorcycle crashes and injuries in Vietnam, there are no studies investigating health-related quality of life (HRQoL) following a nonfatal motorcycle crash in this country. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the change of HRQoL preinjury, and at 6 and 12 months postinjury motorcycle crash in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Outcome measures were Physical Component Scores (PCS) and Mental Component Scores (MCS) of the Short Form 12 Health Survey (SF-12) version 2 and the EQ-5D. Read More

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Our Journal in the Past Decade and Our Dreams for the Next.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Mar-Apr;32(2-3):68-70. Epub 2020 Mar 23.

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

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Using Social Ecological Theory to Identify Factors Associated With Risky Sexual Behavior in Cambodian Adolescent Girls and Young Women Aged 10 to 24 Years: A Systematic Review.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Mar-Apr;32(2-3):71-80. Epub 2020 Mar 18.

Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia.

There is an increase in risky sexual behavior (RSB) in Cambodian female youth aged 10 to 24 years, which can contribute to detrimental sexual and reproductive health due to the increased risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections, unintended pregnancies, or abortions. Bronfenbrenner's social ecological model was used to identify factors at personal, microenvironment, and macroenvironment levels potentially associated with RSB. A systematic literature review employing PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) guidelines was conducted to search 8 databases for articles published between 1994 and 2019. Read More

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March 2020
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Antibiotic Residues in Chickens and Farmers' Knowledge of Their Use in Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam, in 2017.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Mar-Apr;32(2-3):126-132. Epub 2020 Mar 14.

Hanoi University of Public Health, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Antibiotic residues in chicken meat samples is a serious public health concern due to their harmful effects on consumers' health. We conducted this research in 2017 to determine antibiotic residues in chicken meat samples and to describe the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of farmers on the antibiotic uses in poultry farms at Tay Ninh province. Farmers who raised chickens at their farmhouses were surveyed using a KAP survey questionnaire, and 106 chicken meat samples were analyzed for 29 kinds of antibiotic residues. Read More

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APACPH President's Letter.

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Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 01;32(1)

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January 2020

The New President of APACPH and Editor-in-Chief of the .

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Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 01;32(1)

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January 2020

Intention to Formally Report Family Violence in South Korea: Based on Black's Theory of Law.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Mar-Apr;32(2-3):96-102. Epub 2020 Mar 7.

Shinsung University, Dangjin-Si, South Korea.

Generally, filing a formal report of family violence is considered a difficult task, although it is the main source from which police can take action. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors predicting the intention to formally report family violence in South Korea, based on Black's theory of law. The data were drawn from the National Survey of Domestic Violence, collected from a representative sample of 5777 members of the South Korean population. Read More

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Multilevel Factors Associated With Pregnancy-Related Health Behaviors in Indonesia: Evidence From the 2007, 2012, and 2017 Indonesian Demographic Health Surveys.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Mar-Apr;32(2-3):81-90. Epub 2020 Feb 22.

Taipei Medical University, Taipei.

This study attempted to examine individual- and community-level factors that contribute to pregnancy-related health behaviors among Indonesian women. This study used representative nationwide survey samples from the Indonesian Demographic Health Survey in the years 2007 (N = 15 193), 2012 (N = 14 431), and 2017 (N = 14 797). Generalized linear mixed models were constructed in the multivariate analyses. Read More

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February 2020

Infection Increases the Risk for Chronic Diarrhea Among People Living With HIV in Southeast Asia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 01 10;32(1):8-18. Epub 2020 Feb 10.

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

We conducted a systematic review research and meta-analysis to reveal the relationship between the risk of chronic diarrhea and infection in people living with HIV in Southeast Asia. We performed online peer-reviewed literature research from January 2005 to December 2017, which included PubMed, Science Direct, ProQuest, EBSCO, Cochrane, and Web of Science databases. Calculation of size effects in the meta-analysis was performed by STATA 13. Read More

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January 2020

Ageism.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 01 5;32(1):57. Epub 2020 Feb 5.

University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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January 2020