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Health services research

Section edited by: Enrique Bernal-Delgado

This section welcomes original and review manuscripts focussing on smarter identification and better understanding of the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance and deliver care, reducing errors and health inequity and improving patients safety, outcome and experience. The section is particularly keen on receiving papers assessing integrated care delivered to people with multiple chronic conditions.

  1. Content type: Research

    Data on viral hepatitis in South Africa is scarce. Although viral hepatitis A, B and C are notifiable conditions in South Africa, discrepancies have been noted in the number of viral hepatitis cases notified b...

    Authors: Eva D. Mathatha, Jack M. Manamela, Alfred Musekiwa and Nishi Prabdial-Sing

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:75

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  2. Content type: Systematic review

    Due to the increase in the number of people with dementia, relatives often provide in-home care. This care constitutes a cornerstone of the healthcare system, and maintaining these caregivers’ well-being is th...

    Authors: Marie-Conception Leocadie, Marie-Hélène Roy and Monique Rothan-Tondeur

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:72

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  3. Content type: Research

    Childhood immunization is one of the most cost effective health interventions but its rate has been declining recently in Ghana. Information on immunization coverage and determinants is needed to improve immun...

    Authors: Anthony Wemakor, Gideon Kofi Helegbe, Alhassan Abdul-Mumin, Shadrack Amedoe, Jessica Adjoa Zoku and Ahimah Ivy Dufie

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:67

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  4. Content type: Research

    The prevention of healthcare associated infections is central to the provision of safe, high quality healthcare. Infections acquired in healthcare facilities are a major public health concern, contributing to ...

    Authors: Biniyam Sahiledengle Geberemariyam, Geroma Morka Donka and Berhanu Wordofa

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:69

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  5. Content type: Research

    Working mothers have a higher risk to terminate breastfeeding earlier than stay-at-home mothers. Researchers reported that support from the workplace by creating lactation facilities and develop supportive pro...

    Authors: Ray Wagiu Basrowi, Sudigdo Sastroasmoro, Astrid W Sulistomo, Saptawati Bardosono, Aryono Hendarto, Dewi S Soemarko, Ali Sungkar, Levina Chandra Khoe and Yvan Vandenplas

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:70

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  6. Content type: Systematic review

    The Rohingya people of Myanmar are one of the most persecuted communities in the world and are forced to flee their home to escape conflict and persecution. Bangladesh receives the majority of the Rohingya ref...

    Authors: Nidhi Wali, Wen Chen, Lal B. Rawal, A. S. M. Amanullah and Andre M. N. Renzaho

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:59

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  7. Content type: Research

    Hearing loss is an important public health issue, since it has a very negative impact on peoples’ lives, irrespective of the age at which it develops. However, globally there is a noticeable lack of epidemiolo...

    Authors: Dialechti Tsimpida, Daphne Kaitelidou and Petros Galanis

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:55

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  8. Content type: Research

    When promoting public health measures, such as reducing smoking, there are many different approaches, for example providing information, imposing legal restrictions, taxing products, and changing cultures. By ...

    Authors: Brian Martin

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:54

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  9. Content type: Research

    The HIV/AIDS epidemic has been fuelled by gender inequality and disparity resulted in violation of women reproductive right. The “feminization” of the pandemic is more apparent in Sub-Saharan Africa where the ...

    Authors: Tadele Girum, Abebaw Wasie, Kifle Lentiro, Ebrahim Muktar, Teha Shumbej, Mesfin Difer, Mulugeta Shegaze and Abdulsemed Worku

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:51

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  10. Content type: Research

    Absence of reliable health insurance schemes is a key challenge to meet the universal health coverage target of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ethiopian health system is characterized by under finan...

    Authors: Sahilu Yeshiwas, Mengistu Kiflie, Atinkut Alamirrew Zeleke and Mihiretu Kebede

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:48

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  11. Content type: Research

    People with disabilities constitute about 10% of the total population of Bangladesh. They are more likely to experience poor health than those without disabilities. However, there is a lack of evidence on thei...

    Authors: Jhalok Ronjan Talukdar, Ilias Mahmud and Sabina Faiz Rashid

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:43

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  12. Content type: Research

    The Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) is the most severe manifestation of infection with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). In Belgium, the surveillance of paediatric HUS cases is conducted by a sentin...

    Authors: S. Jacquinet, K. De Rauw, D. Pierard, N. Godefroid, L. Collard, K. Van Hoeck and M. Sabbe

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:41

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  13. Content type: Research

    Malaria continued to be the major public health concern in sub-Sahara Africa, thus for better planning of control activities, periodic surveillance of both clinical and asymptomatic cases remains important. Ho...

    Authors: Anthony Kapesa, Eliningaya J. Kweka, Guofa Zhou, Harrysone Etemesi Atieli, Erasmus Kamugisha, Humphrey D. Mazigo, Sospatro E. Ngallaba, Andrew K. Githeko and Guiyun Yan

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:39

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  14. Content type: Research

    Notwithstanding the strong epidemiological impact of the Chikungunya in the Colombian Caribbean, in 2014, not the entire population were affected in the same way. This study describe the demographic, socio-eco...

    Authors: Misael Oviedo-Pastrana, Nelson Méndez, Salim Mattar, Germán Arrieta and Luty Gomezcaceres

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:36

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  15. Content type: Research

    Despite the variances in abortion laws accounting for differences in incidence of abortion among African countries, it appears there is absence of literature on other factors that may also account for the diff...

    Authors: Kwamena Sekyi Dickson, Kenneth Setorwu Adde and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:37

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  16. Content type: Research

    Globally, unintended pregnancy has been very high accounting for 27% of maternal deaths. Different studies noted that nearly half of HIV positive women who gave unintended birth were using contraceptive method...

    Authors: Abebaw Addis Gelagay, Digsu Negese Koye and Hedija Yenus Yeshita

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:47

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  17. Content type: Research

    Alcohol and illicit drugs are associated with the discontinuation of tuberculosis (TB) treatment and can compromise the immune system. We estimated the impact of alcohol disorder and the use of illicit drug on...

    Authors: Daniele M. Pelissari and Fredi A. Diaz-Quijano

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:45

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  18. Content type: Research

    To date Health information (HI) in the European Union does not comprise indicators or other information related to impacts of hazardous chemicals in consumer products, food, drinking water or air on the health...

    Authors: Anke Joas, Miriam Schöpel, Madlen David, Maribel Casas, Gudrun Koppen, Marta Esteban, Lisbeth E. Knudsen, Martine Vrijheid, Greet Schoeters, Argelia Castaño Calvo, Gerda Schwedler, Marike Kolossa-Gehring and Reinhard Joas

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:27

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  19. Content type: Research

    Recent research suggests that exercise stereotypes may influence physical activity through ego depletion and internalization mechanisms. The objective of this study was to better understand exercise stereotype...

    Authors: Laura Gray, Aïna Chalabaev, Jacques Durant, Eric Rosenthal, Christian Pradier, Martin Duracinsky, Isabelle Rouanet, Laura Schuft, Serge S. Colson and Fabienne d’Arripe-Longueville

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:23

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  20. Content type: Research

    Given Nigeria’s status as the country with the second highest number of people living with HIV globally, and 9% of the total global burden of HIV being attributable to Nigeria alone in 2013, improving our unde...

    Authors: Lena Faust, Michael Ekholuenetale and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:22

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  21. Content type: Commentary

    Area Health Education Centers provide health professional students the opportunity to explore the benefits of practicing in a rural and underserved location. The status of health conditions in chronic disease ...

    Authors: Ashruta Patel

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:7

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  22. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Acute mountain sickness is the commonest acute high altitude illness occurring at high altitude. Its prevalence is dependent on the ascent rate, altitude achieved, physical effort required to reach the target ...

    Authors: Gaurav Sikri and Srinivasa Bhattachar

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:4

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  23. Content type: Systematic review

    The increase in solid waste generated per capita in Africa has not been accompanied by a commensurate growth in the capacity and funding to manage it. It is reported that less than 30% of urban waste in develo...

    Authors: Abdhalah K. Ziraba, Tilahun Nigatu Haregu and Blessing Mberu

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:55

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  24. Content type: Research

    Healthcare-associated infections (HCAI) are still a major problem especially in most intensive care units (ICU). Incompliance by clinical staff with hand hygiene (HH) increases rates of preventable infections....

    Authors: Sylvanus Fonguh, Annie Uwineza, Boudewijn Catry and Anne Simon

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:47

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  25. Content type: Research

    Cycling and brisk-walking to work represents an opportunity to incorporate sustainable transport related moderate- to- vigorous physical activity (MVPA) into daily routine among adults, and thus, may make an i...

    Authors: Oline Anita Bjørkelund, Hanna Degerud and Elling Bere

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:43

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