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Is body weight dissatisfaction a predictor of depression independent of body mass index, sex and age? Results of a cross-sectional study

Is body weight dissatisfaction a predictor of depression independent of body mass index, sex and age? Results of a cross-sectional study

Background Body image is a complex concept that embraces numerous components including feelings, attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors toward one’s body [1, 2]. In Western...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 863/2016

Specializace: psychologie
A non-equivalent group pilot trial of a school-based physical activity and fitness intervention for 10–11 year old english children: born to move

A non-equivalent group pilot trial of a school-based physical activity and fitness intervention for 10–11 year old english children: born to move

Background Physical activity in childhood conveys many health benefits across the physical, psychological, social, and emotional domains [1]. Despite evidence highlighting the...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 861/2016

Specializace: pediatrie
 
 
Improving adherence to medication in adults with diabetes in the United Arab Emirates

Improving adherence to medication in adults with diabetes in the United Arab Emirates

Background Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disease affecting approximately 341 million to 371 million people worldwide [1, 2]. Furthermore, it is estimated that one...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 857/2016

Specializace: diabetologie
Adolescents’ psychological health during the economic recession: does public spending buffer health inequalities among young people?

Adolescents’ psychological health during the economic recession: does public spending buffer health inequalities among young people?

Background The recent economic recession has had a detrimental impact on health and supposedly on social disparities in health in many countries [1, 2]. For adult populations...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 860/2016

Specializace: psychologie
Efficacy of a workplace osteoporosis prevention intervention: a cluster randomized trial

Efficacy of a workplace osteoporosis prevention intervention: a cluster randomized trial

Background Calcium intake and physical activity are modifiable risk factors for osteoporosis operating through the maintenance of bone mass and skeletal integrity [1, 2...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 859/2016

Dietary patterns associated with body mass index (BMI) and lifestyle in Mexican adolescents

Dietary patterns associated with body mass index (BMI) and lifestyle in Mexican adolescents

Background Dietary patterns emerged as an alternative method for the study of the relationship between diet and chronic diseases; traditionally, nutritional epidemiology studies...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 850/2016

Spatiotemporal analysis of dengue fever in Nepal from 2010 to 2014

Spatiotemporal analysis of dengue fever in Nepal from 2010 to 2014

Background Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease which is transmitted from one person to another through bites of female Aedes–spp. mosquito [1]. It is one of the...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 849/2016

Measuring and assessing HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination among migrant workers in Zhejiang, China

Measuring and assessing HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination among migrant workers in Zhejiang, China

Background Since 1990s, research on HIV and AIDS-related stigma has increased worldwidely. Many researchers suggest that stigma and discrimination is a barrier to the adoption...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 845/2016

Trends in risk factors for coronary heart disease in the Netherlands

Trends in risk factors for coronary heart disease in the Netherlands

Background Non-communicable diseases (NCD) are the main cause of death worldwide. In the Netherlands, 90 % of deaths are related to the main four NCDs (cancers 33...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 835/2016

Perceptions of nursery staff and parent views of healthy eating promotion in preschool settings: an exploratory qualitative study

Perceptions of nursery staff and parent views of healthy eating promotion in preschool settings: an exploratory qualitative study

Background Globally in 2013 the number of overweight children under the age of 5 years was estimated to be over 42 million [1]. In the UK around a fifth (22.5 %) of young...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 841/2016

Rubella immune status of neonates – a window towards seroprevalence among childbearing women

Rubella immune status of neonates – a window towards seroprevalence among childbearing women

Background Rubella virus (RV) is a single stranded positive sense RNA virus, of the family Togaviridae, the causative agent of an acute maculopapular rash disease. Rubella is...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 838/2016

Does low alcohol use increase the risk of sickness absence? A discordant twin study

Does low alcohol use increase the risk of sickness absence? A discordant twin study

Background Damage from alcohol use is a serious health problem. Globally, alcohol use causes more deaths than e.g. HIV/AIDS, and is the leading risk factor for death in males...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 825/2016

The association between parental attitudes and alcohol consumption and adolescent alcohol consumption in Southern Ireland: a cross-sectional study

The association between parental attitudes and alcohol consumption and adolescent alcohol consumption in Southern Ireland: a cross-sectional study

Background Alcohol plays a complex role in society. It represents an integral part of modern culture and is generally consumed for reasons of enjoyment and sociability [1]. It...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 821/2016

Under-five mortality rate variation between the Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) and Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) approaches

Under-five mortality rate variation between the Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) and Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) approaches

Background In the absence of complete vital registration system, low and middle-income countries (LMIC) use Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) to monitor the health of their...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 1118/2016

Does the recent intensification of nationalistic and xenophobic attitudes in Eastern European countries adversely affect public mental health?

Does the recent intensification of nationalistic and xenophobic attitudes in Eastern European countries adversely affect public mental health?

Background In 2015, after the massive influx of refugees to Europe and the change of the political option, the attitude of Polish society began to transform and become more...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 1115/2016

E-cigarette use and smoking reduction or cessation in the 2010/2011 TUS-CPS longitudinal cohort

E-cigarette use and smoking reduction or cessation in the 2010/2011 TUS-CPS longitudinal cohort

Background E-cigarettes have been intensively marketed since 2010 resulting in widespread awareness [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] and a fifteen-fold increase in sales between 2010 and 2014 [6...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 1105/2016

Prevalence and assessment of malnutrition among children attending the Reproductive and Child Health clinic at Bagamoyo District Hospital, Tanzania

Prevalence and assessment of malnutrition among children attending the Reproductive and Child Health clinic at Bagamoyo District Hospital, Tanzania

Background Malnutrition has long been associated with poor diet and inadequate access to health and sanitation services. Malnutrition remains a major public health problem...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 1094/2016

The role of socio-economic status in depression: results from the COURAGE (aging survey in Europe)

The role of socio-economic status in depression: results from the COURAGE (aging survey in Europe)

Background Depression is a significant public health issue which transcends communities and countries. It is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and the global burden of...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 1098/2016

A comparison of the yield of three tuberculosis screening modalities among people living with HIV: a retrospective quasi-experiemental study

A comparison of the yield of three tuberculosis screening modalities among people living with HIV: a retrospective quasi-experiemental study

Background The World Health Organization’s (WHO) directly observed short course strategy (DOTs) was intended to achieve a treatment success rate (TSR) of >85 % and a case...

Celý článek   BMC Public Health Číslo: 1080/2016

 
 
 
 
 
 

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