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  1. Content type: Research

    Although gabapentin has been licensed in the European Union only for neuropathic pain and epilepsy for patients who have partial seizures, it has also been prescribed in treatment for substance use disorders. ...

    Authors: Luk Van Baelen, Karin De Ridder, Jérôme Antoine and Lies Gremeaux

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:17

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    For our master thesis in medicine, we aimed to determine how many deaths were caused by and with dementia in 2014 and we compared our results with figures from abroad. The mortality rates of 2014 in Flanders w...

    Authors: Sofie Vandormael, Alexander Meirschaert, Jan Steyaert and Jan De Lepeleire

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:16

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  3. Content type: Research

    Vaccination is an effective public health intervention for reducing childhood morbidity and mortality. It becomes more effective if the child receives the full course of the recommended doses. In Ethiopia, man...

    Authors: Melaku Kindie Yenit, Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw and Atsede Mazengia Shiferaw

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:14

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  4. Content type: Research

    A novel approach for improving community case-detection of acute malnutrition involves mothers/caregivers screening their children for acute malnutrition using a mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) insertion ta...

    Authors: Angeline Grant, James Njiru, Edgar Okoth, Imelda Awino, André Briend, Samuel Murage, Saida Abdirahman and Mark Myatt

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:11

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  5. Content type: Research

    Severe thalassemia diseases are a major health problem in Southeast Asia. In Cambodia, there has never been a significant program for prevention or control of severe thalassemia. We, therefore, studied the eff...

    Authors: Kimhaung Cheng, Supan Fucharoen, Kanokwan Sanchaisuriya, Goonnapa Fucharoen, Pattara Sanchaisuriya and Arunee Jetsrisuparb

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:13

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Policy implementation remains an under researched area in most low and middle income countries and it is not surprising that several policies are implemented without a systematic follow up of why and how they ...

    Authors: Charles Hongoro, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Thembinkosi Twalo, Chikondi Mwendera, Mbuyiselo Douglas, Moses Mukuru, Simon Kasasa and Freddie Ssengooba

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:12

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  7. Content type: Research

    A significant number of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related deaths occur in developing countries. An increasing prevalence of CVD is associated with a change in the macro-economy of these countries. In this p...

    Authors: Frederick J. Raal, Alawi A. Alsheikh-Ali, Mohamed I. Omar, Wafa Rashed, Omar Hamoui, Abdoul Kane, Mohamed Alami, Paula Abreu and Walid M. Mashhoud

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:15

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  8. Content type: Research

    Despite postnatal care services significant role in improving maternal and new-born health, services are underutilized in most developing countries including Ethiopia. Hence, it is important to identify factor...

    Authors: Teshome Abuka Abebo and Dawit Jember Tesfaye

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:9

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  9. Content type: Research

    Based on successive Health Interview Surveys (HIS), it has been demonstrated that also in Belgium obesity, measured by means of a self-reported body mass index (BMI in kg/m2), is a growing public health problem t...

    Authors: S. Drieskens, S. Demarest, S. Bel, K. De Ridder and J. Tafforeau

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:10

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  10. Content type: Research

    Violence against women is a common form of human rights violation, and intimate partner violence (IPV) appears to be the most significant component of violence. The aim of this study was to examine the associa...

    Authors: Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Kwamena Sekyi Dickson and Abdul-Aziz Seidu

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:5

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  11. Content type: Research

    The integration of different administrative data sources from a number of European countries has been shown useful in the assessment of unwarranted variations in health care performance. This essay describes t...

    Authors: Enrique Bernal-Delgado and Francisco Estupiñán-Romero

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:6

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Severe weight loss through means of bariatric surgery has been associated with loss of muscle mass due to lack of absorption of protein. The aim of this RCT is to investigate the effectiveness of protein suppl...

    Authors: Sahar D. Al-Shamari, Mohamed Aly ElSherif, Wahiba Hamid and Fahad Hanna

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:7

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  13. Content type: Research

    Even though, the disclosure of HIV sero- status to sexual partners, friends or relatives is the main tool for prevention and care strategies, most of the HIV/AIDS patients do not inform their close friends. Th...

    Authors: Tamiru Tesfaye, Jiregna Darega, Tefera Belachew and Abebe Abera

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:1

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  14. Content type: Research

    Performance-based financing (PBF) in the health sector has recently gained momentum in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as one of the ways forward for achieving Universal Health Coverage. The major pri...

    Authors: Oriane Bodson, Ahmed Barro, Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay, Nestor Zanté, Paul-André Somé and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:4

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Not much is known about the health seeking behavior of people with substance use disorders before they enter specialized treatment and afterwards. This paper explains in detail the protocol that has been follo...

    Authors: Luk Van Baelen, Karin De Ridder, Jérôme Antoine and Lies Gremeaux

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:3

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  16. Content type: Research

    Population-based surveys currently face the problem of decreasing response rates. Mixed-mode designs are now being implemented more often to account for this, to improve sample composition and to reduce overal...

    Authors: Elvira Mauz, Elena von der Lippe, Jennifer Allen, Ralph Schilling, Stephan Müters, Jens Hoebel, Patrick Schmich, Matthias Wetzstein, Panagiotis Kamtsiuris and Cornelia Lange

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:8

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  17. Content type: Research

    Despite being one of the plausible measures towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), various issues pertaining to pre-pregnancy clinic (PPC) services still need to be pondered upon. Based on thi...

    Authors: Mizanur Rahman, Natazcza Abdul Rahim and Mohd Taha Arif

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:67

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  18. Content type: Research

    The global phenomenon of population ageing is creating new challenges in both high and middle income countries, as functional limitations are expected to increase with age. The attribution method has been prop...

    Authors: Renata T.C. Yokota, Wilma J. Nusselder, Jean-Marie Robine, Jean Tafforeau, Patrick Deboosere, Lenildo Moura, Silvânia S. C. A. Andrade, Shamyr S. Castro and Herman Van Oyen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:68

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Implementing efficient stoves and clean fuels in low and middle-income countries are critical for improving health of poor women and children and improve the environment. Cleaner biomass stoves, however, perfo...

    Authors: Praveen Kumar, Amar Dhand, Rachel G. Tabak, Ross C. Brownson and Gautam N. Yadama

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:70

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  20. Content type: Commentary

    Several kinds of pressure can lead to the emergence of infectious diseases. In the case of zoonoses emerging from livestock, one of the most significant changes that has taken place since the mid twentieth cen...

    Authors: Marius Gilbert, Xiangming Xiao and Timothy P. Robinson

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:48

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  21. Content type: Research

    Socio-demographic variables are widely known to have an association with the presence of any disability. However, the association between the severity of locomotor disability and socio-demographic variables ha...

    Authors: Ilias Mahmud, Lynda Clarke and George B. Ploubidis

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:47

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  22. Content type: Research

    Poor infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices in the first 2 years of age are among major causes of childhood malnutrition, in developing countries including Ethiopia. It results in irreversible outcome...

    Authors: Mekonnen Tegegne, Semere Sileshi, Tomas Benti, Mulusew Teshome and Haile Woldie

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:53

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  23. Content type: Methodology

    The burden of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is estimated using unadjusted prevalence estimates. SAM is an acute condition and many children with SAM will either recover or die within a few weeks. Estimating ...

    Authors: Assaye Bulti, André Briend, Nancy M. Dale, Arjan De Wagt, Faraja Chiwile, Stanley Chitekwe, Chris Isokpunwu and Mark Myatt

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:66

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  24. Content type: Research

    Anemia is responsible for 20% of maternal mortality worldwide, and it is associated with premature birth, low birth weight, and infant mortality. In Ethiopia, about 22% of pregnant women are anemic. However, l...

    Authors: Abera Abay, Haile Woldie Yalew, Amare Tariku and Ejigu Gebeye

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:51

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  25. Content type: Research

    The Zika virus disease (ZVD) has had a huge impact on public health in Colombia for the numbers of people affected and the presentation of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and microcephaly cases associated to ZVD.

    Authors: Nelson Méndez, Misael Oviedo-Pastrana, Salim Mattar, Isaac Caicedo-Castro and German Arrieta

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:65

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  26. Content type: Methodology

    Statistical methods to model the usual dietary intake of foods in a population generally ignore the additional information on the never-consumers. The objective of this study is to determine the added value of...

    Authors: Cloë Ost, Karin A. A. De Ridder, Jean Tafforeau and Herman Van Oyen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:46

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  27. Content type: Commentary

    Elaborating from the European One Health/Ecohealth (OH/EH) workshop that took place in fall 2016 and aimed to bring together different communities and explore collaborative potential, the creation of European ...

    Authors: Hans Keune, Lucette Flandroy, Séverine Thys, Nick De Regge, Marcella Mori, Nicolas Antoine-Moussiaux, Maarten P.M. Vanhove, Javiera Rebolledo, Steven Van Gucht, Isra Deblauwe, Wim Hiemstra, Barbara Häsler, Aurélie Binot, Sara Savic, Simon R. Ruegg, Sjerp De Vries…

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:64

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  28. Content type: Research

    Because underweight in adolescents poses several health problems, it is important to prevent it in adolescence. For the prevention of underweight, it is necessary to investigate risk factors, especially lifest...

    Authors: Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Hinako Nanri, Rimei Nishimura, Shohei Nomoto, Hiromi Hoshino and Akatsuki Kokaze

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:45

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  29. Content type: Commentary

    This invited commentary aims to highlight 3 recommendations to rationalize antimicrobial consumption in livestock, in order to minimize the spread of resistant bacteria and simultaneously safeguarding animal a...

    Authors: Boudewijn Catry

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:62

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  30. Content type: Research

    In Belgium, socio-economic inequalities in mortality have long been described at country-level. As Belgium is a federal state with many responsibilities in health policies being transferred to the regional lev...

    Authors: Françoise Renard, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Sylvie Gadeyne, Jean Tafforeau and Patrick Deboosere

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:44

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  31. Content type: Research

    Sedentary behaviour in children is related to different health consequences such as overweight and cardio-metabolic diseases that can track into adulthood. Previous studies have shown that children spend hours...

    Authors: Belinda Hoffmann, Sarah Kettner, Tamara Wirt, Olivia Wartha, Lina Hermeling, Jürgen M. Steinacker and Susanne Kobel

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:63

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  32. Content type: Research

    Influenza-like illness (ILI) is an important public health problem worldwide. In the Central African Republic, acute infectious diseases are the commonest reason for consultation. The Institut Pasteur of Bangu...

    Authors: Alexandre Manirakiza, Marie-Yvette Batoumbou Ketta, Ulrich Vickos, Giscard Francis Komoyo, Sandra Garba-ouangole, Colette Bangue, Edgar Djimbele, Ombretta Pasotti, Eugene Kanga, Eloi Nicaise Mboufoungou, Brice Martial Yambiyo, Kathleen Victoir, Jean-Chrysostome Gody, Mirdad Kazanji and Emmanuel Nakoune

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:61

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  33. Content type: Research

    Reducing physical inactivity among the population is a challenge for many nations. Targeting leisure time physical activity (LTPA) may be useful in increasing overall physical activity as it is assumed it is a...

    Authors: Sanhapan Thanamee, Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Apichai Wattanapisit, Suparerk Suerungruang, Kanittha Thaikla, Wichuda Jiraporncharoen and Chaisiri Angkurawaranon

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:41

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  34. Content type: Research

    South-Asian countries are considered to be a potential breeding ground for HIV epidemic. Although the prevalence of this incurable disease is low in Bangladesh, women still have been identified as more vulnera...

    Authors: Md. Tuhin Sheikh, Md. Nizam Uddin and Jahidur Rahman Khan

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:59

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  35. Content type: Research

    This study examined the reliability of measures of correlates of dietary behaviours (DBs), physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) for Hong Kong adolescents.

    Authors: Ester Cerin, Cindy H. P. Sit, Anthony Barnett, Wendy Y. J. Huang, Gemma Y. Gao, Stephen H. S. Wong and James F. Sallis

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:38

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  36. Content type: Research

    Research conducted by Ward, Muller, Tsourtos, et al. (Soc Sci Med 72(7):1140–1148, 2011) has led to the development of the psycho-social interactive model of resilience, which reveals the interaction between i...

    Authors: A. L. Wilson, D. McNaughton, S. B. Meyer and P. R. Ward

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:56

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  37. Content type: Methodology

    This methodological paper describes the integration of the ‘European Health Interview Survey wave 2’ (EHIS 2) into the ‘German Health Update’ 2014/2015 (GEDA 2014/2015-EHIS).

    Authors: C. Lange, J.D. Finger, J. Allen, S. Born, J. Hoebel, R. Kuhnert, S. Müters, J. Thelen, P. Schmich, M. Varga, E. von der Lippe, M. Wetzstein and T. Ziese

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:40

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  38. Content type: Commentary

    Public health messaging about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) sometimes conveys the problem as an epidemic. We outline why AMR is a serious endemic problem manifested in hospital and community-acquired infections.

    Authors: C. Raina MacIntyre and Chau Minh Bui

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:54

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  39. Content type: Commentary

    Human brucellosis remains the commonest zoonotic disease worldwide with more than 500 000 new cases annually. Understanding the biology of Brucella infections and the transmission patterns at the wildlife/livesto...

    Authors: Jacques Godfroid

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:34

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  40. Content type: Research

    Nepal is facing double burden of injecting drug use and HIV, yet the problem of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) has not been so well addressed, where there is large population known to be at risk for HCV. This study a...

    Authors: Sampurna Kakchapati, Manju Maharjan, Bir Bahadhur Rawal and Sameer Mani Dixit

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:39

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  41. Content type: Research

    Acknowledging the health system strengthening agenda, the World Health Organization (WHO) has formulated a health systems framework that describes health systems in terms of six building blocks. This study aim...

    Authors: Tsegahun Manyazewal

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:50

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  42. Content type: Research

    Healthcare providers’ accreditation is one of the standard means of assuring quality services. This paper examines the pattern of National Health Insurance Scheme accreditation results among private healthcare...

    Authors: Abena Agyeiwaa Lamptey, Eric Nsiah-Boateng, Samuel Agyei Agyemang and Moses Aikins

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:36

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  43. Content type: Research

    This study focuses on the health impact of the labour market position, since recent research indicates that exposure to both unemployment and precarious employment causes serious harm to people’s health and we...

    Authors: Karen Van Aerden, Sylvie Gadeyne and Christophe Vanroelen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:55

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