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  1. As infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has evolved to a chronic disease, perceived health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is becoming a prominent and important patient-reported outcome measur...

    Authors: Sophie Degroote, Dirk Vogelaers and Dominique M Vandijck
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:40
  2. Kagera is one of the 22 regions of Tanzania mainland, which has witnessed a decline in HIV prevalence during the past two decades; decreasing from 24% in 1987 to 4.7 in 2009 in the urban district of Bukoba. Ac...

    Authors: Gasto Frumence, Maria Emmelin, Malin Eriksson, Gideon Kwesigabo, Japhet Killewo, Sabrina Moyo and Lennarth Nystrom
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:38
  3. The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model has been touted as a potential way to improve primary care. As more PCMH projects are undertaken it is critical to understand professional experiences as staff ar...

    Authors: Caprice Knapp, Shourjo Chakravorty, Vanessa Madden, Jacqueline Baron-Lee, Ruth Gubernick, Steven Kairys, Cristina Pelaez-Velez, Lee M Sanders and Lindsay Thompson
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:36
  4. The European Union acknowledges the relevance of registries as key instruments for developing rare disease (RD) clinical research, improving patient care and health service (HS) planning and funded the EPIRARE...

    Authors: Domenica Taruscio, Emanuela Mollo, Sabina Gainotti, Manuel Posada de la Paz, Fabrizio Bianchi and Luciano Vittozzi
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:35
  5. Reducing premature mortality is a crucial public health objective. After a long gap in the publication of Belgian mortality statistics, this paper presents the leading causes and the regional disparities in pr...

    Authors: Françoise Renard, Jean Tafforeau and Patrick Deboosere
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:34
  6. Besides its well-known effect on bone metabolism, recent researches suggest that vitamin D may also play a role in the muscular, immune, endocrine, and central nervous systems. Double-blind RCTs support vitami...

    Authors: Olivier Bruyère, Etienne Cavalier, Jean-Claude Souberbielle, Heike A Bischoff-Ferrari, Charlotte Beaudart, Fanny Buckinx, Jean-Yves Reginster and René Rizzoli
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:32
  7. Influenza infections can lead to viral pneumonia, upper respiratory tract infection or facilitate co-infection by other pathogens. Influenza is associated with the exacerbation of chronic conditions like diabe...

    Authors: Ralph Crott, Isabelle Pouplier, Isabelle Roch, Yi-Chen Chen and Marie-Christine Closon
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:33
  8. A composite unifying theory on causes of obesity related-MetS has been formulated and published in an accompanying article (1). In the current article, the historical and recent past, present and future coroll...

    Authors: Anne-Thea McGill
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:31
  9. Metabolic syndrome and obesity-related co-morbidities are largely explained by co-adaptations to the energy use of the large human brain in the cortico-limbic-striatal and NRF2 systems.

    Authors: Anne-Thea McGill
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:30
  10. In 2009, the Belgian National Institute of Health and Disability Insurance established a care trajectory (CT) for a subgroup of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients (T2DM) based on Wagner’s chronic care model. Th...

    Authors: Katrien Vanthomme, Nathalie Bossuyt, Sarah Moreels, Nicole Boffin, Etienne De Clercq, Geert Goderis and Viviane Van Casteren
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:29
  11. Innovations in mobile and electronic healthcare are revolutionizing the involvement of both doctors and patients in the modern healthcare system by extending the capabilities of physiological monitoring device...

    Authors: Geoff Appelboom, Elvis Camacho, Mickey E Abraham, Samuel S Bruce, Emmanuel LP Dumont, Brad E Zacharia, Randy D’Amico, Justin Slomian, Jean Yves Reginster, Olivier Bruyère and E Sander Connolly Jr
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:28
  12. Several European countries, including Belgium, still suffer from mild iodine deficiency. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration in whole blood measured at birth has been proposed as an indicator of ma...

    Authors: Caroline Trumpff, Johan Vanderfaeillie, Nathalie Vercruysse, Jean De Schepper, Jean Tafforeau, Herman Van Oyen and Stefanie Vandevijvere
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:27
  13. Cardiovascular disease is a growing public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Cough and dyspnea are symptoms of both lung diseases and heart failure. This study aimed at determining the contribution of card...

    Authors: Ahmadou M Jingi, Jean Jacques N Noubiap, Edvine Wawo Yonta, Philippe Kamdem, Joël Marie Obama and Samuel Kingue
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:26
  14. Routine health information systems (RHIS) are crucial to the acquisition of data for health sector planning. In developing countries, the insufficient quality of the data produced by these systems limits their...

    Authors: Yolaine Glèlè Ahanhanzo, Laurent T Ouedraogo, Alphonse Kpozèhouen, Yves Coppieters, Michel Makoutodé and Michèle Wilmet-Dramaix
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:25
  15. Information is needed at all stages of the policy making process. The Health Survey for England (HSE) is an annual cross-sectional health examination survey of the non-institutionalised general population in E...

    Authors: Oyinlola Oyebode and Jennifer S Mindell
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:24
  16. Tobacco control measurements’ had little impact on smoking prevalence in Morocco. The aim of this study is to provide first data on smoking attributable mortality in Morocco.

    Authors: Nabil Tachfouti, Chantal Raherison, Adil Najdi, Majdouline Obtel, Ahmed Rguig, Amina Idrissi Azami and Chakib Nejjari
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:23
  17. One of the most important measures for ascertaining the impact of tobacco is the estimation of the mortality attributable to its use. Several indirect methods of quantification are available. The objective of ...

    Authors: Nabil Tachfouti, Chantal Raherison, Majdouline Obtel and Chakib Nejjari
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:22
  18. As teenagers have easy access to both radio programs and cell phones, the current study used these tools so that young people could anonymously identify questions about sex and other related concerns in the ur...

    Authors: Gabriel Vodiena Nsakala, Yves Coppieters and Patrick Kalambayi Kayembe
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:21
  19. There is evidence of school level variability in the physical activity of children and youth. Less is known about factors that may contribute to this variation. The purpose of this study was to examine if the ...

    Authors: Guy Faulkner, Laura Zeglen, Scott Leatherdale, Steve Manske and Michelle Stone
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:20
  20. We ask whether verbal abuse, threats of violence and physical assault among Canadian youth have the same determinants and whether these determinants are the same for boys and girls. If these are different, the...

    Authors: Lihui Zhang, Lars Osberg and Shelley Phipps
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:19
  21. Obesity is a major public health issue with increasing prevalence among adults. However, in Belgium the regional time trends (1997–2008) differed: the prevalence of obesity increased in the Flemish and Brussel...

    Authors: Sabine Drieskens, Johan Van der Heyden, Stefaan Demarest and Jean Tafforeau
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:18
  22. Campylobacteriosis, a zoonotic bacterial disease observed world-wide, is becoming the most commonly recognized cause of bacterial gastroenteritis in humans. This study was done to determine the prevalence and ...

    Authors: Anna-Pendo Deogratias, Martha F Mushi, Laurent Paterno, Dennis Tappe, Jeremiah Seni, Rogatus Kabymera, Benson R Kidenya and Stephen E Mshana
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:17
  23. Staphylococcus aureus, especially Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a major health problem recognized as the most important nosocomial pathogen, often causing postoperative wound infections. ...

    Authors: Amlsha Kahsay, Adane Mihret, Tamrat Abebe and Tebkew Andualem
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:16
  24. Health literacy is widely considered as a key determinant of health and a priority in the public health policy agenda. Low health literacy has been associated with poorer health states, broader inequalities an...

    Authors: Athanassios Vozikis, Kyriakos Drivas and Kostantinos Milioris
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:15
  25. Although literacy is increasingly considered to play a role in socioeconomic inequalities in health, its contribution to the explanation of educational differences in health has remained unexplored. The aim of...

    Authors: Mirjam P Fransen, Gillian Rowlands, Karlijn EF Leenaars and Marie-Louise Essink-Bot
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:14

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