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

V J V Broers, S Van den Broucke, O Luminet,

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 ... Read more >>

Arch Public Health (Archives of public health = Archives belges de sante publique)
[2020, 78:27]

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Motivational climate of group exercise sessions in nursing homes.

Alexia Charles, Fanny Buckinx, Alexandre Mouton, Jean-Yves Reginster, Olivier Bruyère,

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. Sociodemographic data ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:43]

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

Armando Arredondo, Christian Torres, Emanuel Orozco, Oscar Resendiz,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:42]

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

Tsi Njim, Bayee Swiri Tanyitiku, Carlson Sama Babila,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:24]

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

Haihong Chen, Yuqing Tang, Chenxi Liu, Junjie Liu, Kang Wang, Xinping Zhang,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:41]

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

Shyam Sundar Budhathoki, Avinash K Sunny, Pragya Gautam Paudel, Jeevan Thapa, Lila Bahadur Basnet, Sandeepa Karki, Rejina Gurung, Prajwal Paudel, Ashish Kc,

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. This paper aims to assess the incidence and risk factors ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:39]

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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.

Girma Tenkolu Bune, Alemayehu Worku Yalew, Abera Kumie,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:40]

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

Mehrdad Amir-Behghadami, Ali Janati, Masoumeh Gholizadeh,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:37]

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

Chhabi Lal Ranabhat, Devaraj Acharya,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:38]

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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.

Angelo Tremblay, Marie-Pier Bélanger, Rupinder Dhaliwal, Paula Brauer, Dawna Royall, David M Mutch, Caroline Rhéaume,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:22]

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

Bezawit Adane, Girmatsion Fisseha, Getaw Walle, Melaku Yalew,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:34]

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

Viju Raghupathi, Wullianallur Raghupathi,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:20]

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

Stefanie Vandevijvere, Marie Vermote, Manon Egnell, Pilar Galan, Zenobia Talati, Simone Pettigrew, Serge Hercberg, Chantal Julia,

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. The aim of this ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:30]

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

Romina Buffarini, Fernando C Barros, Mariângela F Silveira,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:21]

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

Mehdi Mirzaei-Alavijeh, Farzad Jalilian, Elena-Niculina Dragoi, Razieh Pirouzeh, Laleh Solaimanizadeh, Shima Khashij,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:19]

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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?'

George E N Kass, Federica Lodi,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:14]

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

Grant M A Wyper, Ian Grant, Eilidh Fletcher, Neil Chalmers, Gerry McCartney, Diane L Stockton,

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

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[2020, 78:29]

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

Matias Noll, Ana Paula Santos Rodrigues, Erika Aparecida Silveira,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:9]

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

Alaa Al Amiry,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:11]

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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.

Chris Papadopoulos, Tetiana Hill, Linda Battistuzzi, Nina Castro, Abiha Nigath, Gurch Randhawa, Len Merton, Sanjeev Kanoria, Hiroko Kamide, Nak-Young Chong, David Hewson, Rosemary Davidson, Antonio Sgorbissa,

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, ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:26]

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

Sewnet Adem Kebede, Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew, Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema, Chilot Desta Agegnehu, Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale, Adugnaw Zeleke Alem, Yigizie Yeshaw,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:25]

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

Tess Bright, Xin Shan, Jinling Xu, Jianguo Liang, Baixiang Xiao, Robbert Ensink, Islay Mactaggart, Sarah Polack, Jennifer L Y Yip,

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. ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:16]

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

Atalay Mulu Fentie, Tadesse Jorgi, Tamrat Assefa,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:12]

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

Matias Noll, Priscilla Rayanne E Silva Noll, Carlos Leandro Tiggemann, Daniela Costa Custodio, Erika Aparecida Silveira,

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 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 78:8]

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Mental wellbeing among Hispanic female domestic cleaners.

Jennifer Ish, David Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, Kristina W Whitworth,

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). We calculated the ... Read more >>

Arch Public Health (Archives of public health = Archives belges de sante publique)
[2020, 78:10]

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