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Section edited by: Georgia Ntani and Renata Yokota

This section welcomes articles describing how to do research with a particular focus on public health methods, including epidemiological study designs (observational and experimental), review and meta-analysis, and statistical tools.  We are particularly interested in manuscripts that introduce early career researcher to specific methodological topics and give them guidance on how to do research.

  1. Content type: Research

    Go! Austin/Vamos! Austin (GAVA) is a coalition-led health initiative that targets low-income communities with disparities in access to healthy food and physical activity. The purpose of this initiative was to inc...

    Authors: Alexandra van den Berg, Aida Nielsen, Nika Akhavan, Carmen Llanes Pulido, Semonti Basu, Aliya Hussaini, Christine Jovanovic, Kathryn Janda, Laurence Denis and Nalini Ranjit

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:25

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  2. Content type: Methodology

    Discrete choice experiment (DCE) is a quantitative technique which helps determine preferences from a definite set of choices. DCEs have been widely used to inform health services in high-income country settin...

    Authors: Marwa Abdel-All, Blake Angell, Stephen Jan, D. Praveen and Rohina Joshi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:20

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    The improvements in cancer control led to an increase in the number of cancer survivors, notably, in the working age population (16–64 years). There is a strong need to assess and understand their reintegratio...

    Authors: Régine L. Kiasuwa-Mbengi, Victoria Nyaga, Renée Otter, Christophe de Brouwer and Catherine Bouland

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:15

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  4. Content type: Research

    National monitoring of school-aged physical activity (PA) behaviours is necessary to inform policy makers. The Finnish School-aged Physical Activity (FSPA – LIITU in Finnish) is a physical activity monitoring ...

    Authors: Kwok Ng, Riikka Hämylä, Jorma Tynjälä, Jari Villberg, Tuija Tammelin, Lasse Kannas and Sami Kokko

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:9

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  5. Content type: Research

    Unhealthy dietary behaviors have progressively increased the prevalence of diabetes mellitus. Thus, assessing such behaviors and their associated beliefs by valid measurement tools seems essential. This study ...

    Authors: Fataneh Goodarzi, Marzieh Araban, Ahmad Ali Eslami and Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:3

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  6. Content type: Research

    In the prevailing economic perspective, health is viewed as a type of capital stock that yields ‘healthy days’ in human society. However, evaluations of this health capital stock are still limited to specific ...

    Authors: Isma Addi Jumbri, Shinya Ikeda and Shunsuke Managi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:81

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  7. Content type: Methodology

    Measuring the true incidence of injury or medically attended injury is challenging. Population surveys, despite problems with recall and selection bias, remain the only source of information for injury inciden...

    Authors: Dritan Bejko, Maria Ruiz-Castell, Anna Schritz, Bjarne Laursen, Rupert Kisser, Wim Rogmans, Ronan A. Lyons, Huib Valkenberg, Samantha Turner, Robert Bauer, Gabrielle Ellsaesser and Nathalie de Rekeneire

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:76

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  8. Content type: Research

    Human biomonitoring represents an important tool for health risk assessment, supporting the characterization of contaminant exposure and nutrient status. In communities where country foods (locally harvested f...

    Authors: Mylène Ratelle, Kelly Skinner, Matthew J. Laird, Shannon Majowicz, Danielle Brandow, Sara Packull-McCormick, Michèle Bouchard, Denis Dieme, Ken D. Stark, Juan Jose Aristizabal Henao, Rhona Hanning and Brian D. Laird

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:73

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Most European countries report rising numbers of people experiencing homelessness. For those with mental disorders, interventions are centered on achieving mental health and drug rehabilitation alongside housi...

    Authors: J. M. Petit, S. Loubiere, M. J. Vargas-Moniz, A. Tinland, F. Spinnewijn, R. M. Greenwood, M. Santinello, J. R. Wolf, A. Bokszczanin, R. Bernad, H. Kallmen, J. Ornelas and P. Auquier

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:71

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  10. Content type: Commentary

    In the field of oncology research, next-generation sequencing has contributed significantly to the discovery of DNA mutations associated with diagnosis and prognosis. It also aids in the development of targete...

    Authors: Els Van Valckenborgh, Aline Hébrant, Aline Antoniou, Wannes Van Hoof, Johan Van Bussel, Patrick Pauwels, Roberto Salgado, Waltruda Van Doren, Anouk Waeytens and Marc Van den Bulcke

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:49

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  11. Content type: Research

    Researchers face many decisions in developing a measurement tool and protocol for monitoring fidelity to complex interventions. The current study uses data evaluating a nutrition education intervention, Togeth...

    Authors: Taren Swindle, James P. Selig, Julie M. Rutledge, Leanne Whiteside-Mansell and Geoff Curran

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:53

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  12. Content type: Research

    In Germany, there are no measurement tools to assess the general health literacy of adolescents. The aim of the study “Measurement of Health Literacy Among Adolescents” (MOHLAA) is to develop such a tool for u...

    Authors: Olga Maria Domanska, Christiane Firnges, Torsten Michael Bollweg, Kristine Sørensen, Christine Holmberg and Susanne Jordan

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:46

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  13. Content type: Research

    Utilities and disability weights (DWs) are metrics used for calculating Quality-Adjusted Life Years and Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs), respectively. Utilities can be obtained with multi-attribute inst...

    Authors: C. Maertens de Noordhout, B. Devleesschauwer, L. Gielens, M. H. D. Plasmans, J. A. Haagsma and N. Speybroeck

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:6

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Universal coverage of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LNs) made from polyester or polyethylene fibres has been adopted as the standard of care to control malaria among at-risk populations. To obtain a WHO reco...

    Authors: Patrick Tungu, Louisa A. Messenger, Matthew J. Kirby, Wema Sudi, William Kisinza and Mark Rowland

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:56

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  15. Content type: Methodology

    There is strong evidence to indicate that regular moderate intensity physical activity is associated with health benefits. Furthermore, sedentary behavior has been related with an increased risk for all-cause ...

    Authors: Thérésa Lebacq, Cloë Ost, Sarah Bel, Loes Brocatus, Eveline Teppers, Koenraad Cuypers, Jean Tafforeau and Karin A. A. De Ridder

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:44

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