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  1. COVID-19 has become a public health concern globally with increased numbers of cases of the disease and deaths reported daily. The key strategy for the prevention of COVID-19 disease is to enhance mass COVID-1...

    Authors: Joachim O. Osur, Rehema Chengo, Evelyne Muinga, Jackline Kemboi, Myriam Sidibe and Maggie Rarieya
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:159
  2. The incidence of any medical condition (e.g., sight, hearing, and speech problems, blackouts, chronic pain etc.) or disability (e.g., limited use of arms or fingers, legs, and feet, or other physical long-term...

    Authors: Kabir Ahmad, Syed Afroz Keramat, Nusrat Jahan Sathi, Enamul Kabir and Rasheda Khanam
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:158
  3. The practice of Pharmacists has changed worldwide over the past years. Today, health promotion is better known as an important part of modern pharmacy practice. Involving Community Pharmacists in health promot...

    Authors: Amon Nsengimana, Emmanuel Biracyaza, Jean Claude Hategekimana, Jacques Tuyishimire, John Nyiligira and Eugène Rutembesa
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:157
  4. On August 4, 2020, Lebanon faced one of the deadliest mass casualty explosions the world has witnessed during the twenty-first century. The human and emotional tolls were heavy on attending physicians, clinica...

    Authors: Elie Bou Sanayeh, Carolla El Chamieh, Marie Christelle Saade, Rami George Maalouf and Maya Bizri
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:156
  5. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a public health issue of global importance. To our knowledge, no previous meta-analysis documenting the prevalence, socio-demogr...

    Authors: Bahram Armoon, Marie-Josée Fleury, Peter Higgs, Amir-Hossien Bayat, Azadeh Bayani, Rasool Mohammadi and Elaheh Ahounbar
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:154
  6. Minimum dietary diversity is the consumption of five or more food groups from the eight World Health Organization recommended food groups. Adequately diversified diet, in terms of amount and composition, is cr...

    Authors: Tewodros Getaneh Alemu, Masresha Asmare Techane, Chalachew Adugna Wubneh, Nega Tezera Assimamaw, Getaneh Mulualem Belay, Tadesse Tarik Tamir, Addis Bilal Muhye, Destaye Guadie Kassie, Amare Wondim, Bewuketu Terefe, Bethelihem Tigabu Tarekegn, Mohammed Seid Ali, Beletech Fentie, Almaz Tefera Gonete, Berhan Tekeba, Selam Fisiha Kassa…
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:152
  7. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, most research has focused on the pathophysiology and management of the acute symptoms of COVID-19, yet some people tend to experience symptoms beyond the acute phase o...

    Authors: Pierre Smith, Kristiaan Proesmans, Dieter Van Cauteren, Stefaan Demarest, Sabine Drieskens, Robby De Pauw, Laura Cornelissen, Karin De Ridder and Rana Charafeddine
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:151
  8. Epigenetic changes, especially DNA methylation have a main role in regulating cardiometabolic disorders and their risk factors. This study provides a review of the current evidence on the association between m...

    Authors: Zahra Barouti, Motahar Heidari-Beni, Anahita Shabanian-Boroujeni, Morteza Mohammadzadeh, Vida Pahlevani, Parnian Poursafa, Fatemeh Mohebpour and Roya Kelishadi
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:150
  9. The Internet has become an important virtual venue for men who have sex with men to seek sexual partners, with a high potential threat to spread sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, the online sex-...

    Authors: Changchang Li, Weiming Tang, Hung Chak Ho, Peizhen Zhao, Lei Chen, Yajie Wang, Mingzhou Xiong, Bin Yang, Heping Zheng and Cheng Wang
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:149
  10. Burden of disease analyses quantify population health and provide comprehensive overviews of the health status of countries or specific population groups. The comparative risk assessment (CRA) methodology is c...

    Authors: Dietrich Plass, Henk Hilderink, Heli Lehtomäki, Simon Øverland, Terje A. Eikemo, Taavi Lai, Vanessa Gorasso and Brecht Devleesschauwer
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:148
  11. Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) affects nearly 1.9 million people worldwide. Iodine deficiency (ID) remains a public health concern not only for pregnant women, but for women of reproductive age (WRA) as wel...

    Authors: Anass Rami, Naima Saeid, Mohammed El Mzibri, Khalid El Kari, Mohamed Idrissi, Houria Lahmam, Fatima Zahra Mouzouni, Samir Mounach, Laila El Ammari, Hasnae Benkirane, Ayoub Al Jawaldeh, Micheal Bruce Zimmermann and Hassan Aguenaou
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:147
  12. The standard of treatment in developing countries is harmed by a complex political landscape, an uncertain economic climate, rapid population growth, and clients are constantly complaining about the poor healt...

    Authors: Kiros Terefe Gashaye, Asefa Adimasu Taddese and Tilahun Yemanu Birhan
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:146
  13. Little data is available on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and mental health of the general population in Tanzania. We aimed to describe HRQoL and level of psychological distress among adults in Mbeya ...

    Authors: Olena Ivanova, Tembeka Sineke, Rebekka Wenzel, Elimina Siyame, Julieth Lalashowi, Abhishek Bakuli, Fidelina Cumbe Zekoll, Michael Hoelscher, Andrea Rachow, Denise Evans, Issa Sabi and Nyanda Elias Ntinginya
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:144
  14. Participation in mammography screening comes with harms alongside benefits. Information about screening provided to women should convey this information yet concerns persist about its effect on participation. ...

    Authors: David Ritchie, Guido Van Hal and Stephan Van den Broucke
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:143
  15. Injury remains a major concern to public health in the European region. Previous iterations of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study showed wide variation in injury death and disability adjusted life year (...

    Authors: Juanita A. Haagsma, Periklis Charalampous, Filippo Ariani, Anne Gallay, Kim Moesgaard Iburg, Evangelia Nena, Che Henry Ngwa, Alexander Rommel, Ausra Zelviene, Kedir Hussein Abegaz, Hanadi Al Hamad, Luciana Albano, Catalina Liliana Andrei, Tudorel Andrei, Ippazio Cosimo Antonazzo, Olatunde Aremu…
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:142
  16. Hand hygiene compliance by health care workers (HCWs) is pivotal in controlling and preventing health care associated infections. The aim of this interventional study is to assess the long-term impact of perso...

    Authors: Ilana Livshiz-Riven, Hovav Azulay, Leonid Koyfman, Alex Gushanski, Seada Askira, Vered Ischa Abar, Benjamin F. Gruenbaum, Evgenia Ivanov, Moti Klein, Asaf Danziger, Ronit Nativ, Abraham Borer, Tomer Ziv-Baran and Evgeni Brotfain
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:141
  17. The Covid-19 pandemic has not only outlined the importance of using evidence in the healthcare policy making process but also the complexity that exists between policymakers and the scientific community. As a ...

    Authors: Margaux Françoise, Cléa Frambourt, Paige Goodwin, Fabian Haggerty, Marjolaine Jacques, Maya-Lhanze Lama, Clara Leroy, Augustin Martin, Raquel Melgar Calderon, Jean Robert, Elena Schulz-Ruthenberg, Lina Tafur, Mona Nasser and Louisa Stüwe
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:140
  18. In Europe, data on population health is fragmented, difficult to access, project-based and prone to health information inequalities in terms of availability, accessibility and especially in quality between and...

    Authors: Rodrigo Sarmiento-Suárez, Alicia Padron-Monedero, Petronille Bogaert, Linda Abboud, Herman Van Oyen, Hanna Tolonen, Mariken Tijhuis, Stefanie Seeling, Romana Haneef, Metka Zaletel, Luigi Palmieri, Anne Gallay, Luís Velez Lapão, Paulo Nogueira, Thomas Ziese, Jakov Vukovic…
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:139
  19. To explore the impacts of surgical mask in normal subjects on cardiopulmonary function and muscle performance under different motor load and gender differences.

    Authors: Haining Ou, Yuxin Zheng, Mei Li, Junjie Liang, Hongxin Chen, Shijuan Lang, Qinyi Li, Delong Chen, Youwei Lin, Qiuxia Chen, Yue Sun, Meifeng Zheng, Tingting You and Qiang Lin
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:138
  20. Worldwide, there is remarkable progress in child survival in the past three decades. Ethiopia is off-track on sustainable development targets in under-five mortality since 2020. Therefore, this study aimed to ...

    Authors: Belete Achamyelew Ayele, Sofonyas Abebaw Tiruneh, Melkalem Mamuye Azanaw, Habtamu Shimels Hailemeskel, Yonas Akalu and Asnakew Achaw Ayele
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:137
  21. Justification of intimate partner violence (IPV) has several implications, including reduced likelihood of help-seeking, increased experiences episodes of partner abuses, and poor health status and outcomes. H...

    Authors: Collins Adu, Bernard Yeboah-Asiamah Asare, Williams Agyemang-Duah, Emmanuel Brenyah Adomako, Amma Kyewaa Agyekum and Prince Peprah
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:136
  22. Maternal mortality continues to decrease in the world but remain the most important health problems in low-income countries. Although evidence indicates that social support is an important factor influencing h...

    Authors: Abebe Mamo, Muluemebet Abera, Lakew Abebe, Nicole Bergen, Shifera Asfaw, Gebeyehu Bulcha, Yisalemush Asefa, Endale Erko, Kunuz Haji Bedru, Mihiretu Lakew, Jaameeta Kurji, Manisha A. Kulkarni, Ronald Labonté, Zewdie Birhanu and Sudhakar Morankar
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:135
  23. Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) is a fundamental aspect of diabetes care, but no standard program exists in Thailand. Understanding current patterns of illness perceptions (concerns) and self-managem...

    Authors: Elisha Ngetich, Chanapat Pateekhum, Ahmar Hashmi, Iliatha Papachristou Nadal, Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Mike English, Orawan Quansri, Nutchanart Wichit, Sanjay Kinra and Chaisiri Angkurawaranon
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:134
  24. The InfAct (Information for Action) is a Joint Action of the European Commission’s 3rd Health Programme with the main goal to build an infrastructure of a health information system for a stronger European Unio...

    Authors: Verónica Gómez, Mafalda Sousa-Uva, Rita Roquette, Ana Cristina Garcia and Carlos Matias Dias
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:133
  25. Development of appropriateness indicators of medical interventions has become a major quality-of-care issue, especially in the domain of interventional cardiology (IC). The objective of this study was to devel...

    Authors: Florence Francis-Oliviero, Pierre Coste, Emilie Lesaine, Corinne Perez, François Casteigt, Jean-Marie Clerc, Nicolas Delarche, Akil Hassan, Bernard Larnaudie, Jean-Louis Leymarie, Louis-Rachid Salmi and Florence Saillour-Glenisson
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:132
  26. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are major and growing burden on population health and the use and cost of healthcare in EU Member States and beyond. Different countries face many common challenges in public h...

    Authors: Magdalena Stepien, Ingrid Keller, Marianne Takki and Sandra Caldeira
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:131
  27. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to major shocks in mortality trends in many countries. Yet few studies have evaluated the heterogeneity of the mortality shocks at the sub-national level, rigorously accounting fo...

    Authors: Benjamin-Samuel Schlüter, Bruno Masquelier and Carlo Giovanni Camarda
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:130
  28. Despite the proportion of receiving a minimum acceptable diet (minimum meal frequency and minimum dietary diversity) is lower in east Africa, there is limited evidence on minimum acceptable diet. Therefore, th...

    Authors: Misganaw Gebrie Worku, Tesfa Sewunet Alamneh, Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema, Adugnaw Zeleke Alem, Zemenu Tadesse Tessema, Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew, Yigizie Yeshaw and Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:127
  29. Malnutrition is considered a major public health challenge and is associated with a range of health issues, including childhood stunting. Stunting is a reliable and well-recognized indicator of chronic childho...

    Authors: Tuhinur Rahman Chowdhury, Sayan Chakrabarty, Muntaha Rakib, Stephen Winn and Jason Bennie
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:126
  30. Dengue and chikungunya (CHIKV) are the two major vector-borne diseases of serious public health concern in India. Studies on socioeconomic and housing determinants of dengue and CHIKV at a pan-India level are ...

    Authors: Winnie Paulson, Naveen Kumar Kodali, Karuppusamy Balasubramani, Rashi Dixit, Savitha Chellappan, Sujit Kumar Behera and Praveen Balabaskaran Nina
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:125
  31. Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy has negative physical and psychological health consequences on the pregnant women. As such, women who experience IPV during pregnancy are likely to have challen...

    Authors: Richard Gyan Aboagye, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bernard Yeboah-Asiamah Asare, Collins Adu and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:124
  32. The Russian Federation has introduced a vertical large-scale program of ‘dispensarization’ (Program) that includes health check-ups and screenings for the entire adult population. It is expected to improve the...

    Authors: Igor Sheiman, Sergey Shishkin and Svetlana Sazhina
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:123
  33. SARS-CoV-2 is a novel coronavirus which has caused a global pandemic. Due to the lack of available treatment for COVID-19 infections, prevention plays the most important role in combating the virus. Educationa...

    Authors: Kathie Sarzyńska, Eddie Czwojdziński, Amadeusz Kuźniarski, Sadri Rayad, Agnieszka Piwowar and Beata Jankowska-Polańska
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:122
  34. Our study examined the prevalence and associated factors of tobacco product use and non-users’ susceptibility to using tobacco products among school-going adolescents in 22 African countries.

    Authors: Peter Bai James, Abdulai Jawo Bah, John Alimamy Kabba, Said Abasse Kassim and Philip Ayizem Dalinjong
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:121
  35. One fifth of the global burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in 2017 was attributable to excessive salt intake. As a member of the World Health Organization (WHO), Iran has committed itself to a 30% reduct...

    Authors: Ali Gholami, Ali Ghanbari, Shahabeddin Rezaei, Hamid Reza Baradaran, Shahab Khatibzadeh, Mahboubeh Parsaeian, Mitra Hariri, Negar Zamaninour, Ali Sheidaei, Morteza Abdollahi, Parvin Mirmiran, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Afshin Ostovar, Noushin Mohammadifard, Alireza Khosravi, Seyedeh Mahdieh Namayandeh…
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:120
  36. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the major public health problems globally as well as in Cambodia. Continuous information on HBV infection burden is required to implement effective disease control s...

    Authors: Bunthen E, Pichetra Ou, Serge Ouoba, Md Razeen Ashraf Hussain, Ko Ko, Shintaro Nagashima, Aya Sugiyama, Tomoyuki Akita and Junko Tanaka
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:119
  37. Contact tracing is one of the main public health tools in the control of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). A centralized contact tracing system was developed in Belgium in 2020. We aim to evaluate the perfo...

    Authors: Kristiaan Proesmans, Sharon Hancart, Toon Braeye, Sofieke Klamer, Emmanuel Robesyn, Achille Djiena, Frances De Leeuw, Romain Mahieu, Alex Dreuw, Naima Hammami, Dirk Wildemeersch, Laura Cornelissen and Dieter Van Cauteren
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:118
  38. According to available evidence, only 15% of young women in sub-Saharan Africa know their Human immune deficiency virus (HIV) status. Despite a high prevalence of HIV infection among adolescents and young wome...

    Authors: Misganaw Gebrie Worku, Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale and Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:117
  39. Authors: Juan González-García, Francisco Estupiñán-Romero, Carlos Tellería-Orriols, Javier González-Galindo, Luigi Palmieri, Andrea Faragalli, Ivan Pristās, Jakov Vuković, Janis Misinš, Irisa Zile and Enrique Bernal-Delgado
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:116

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  40. The General Data Protection Regulation is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union. We aimed to provide an overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enablers ...

    Authors: Jakov Vukovic, Damir Ivankovic, Claudia Habl and Jelena Dimnjakovic
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:115
  41. Despite controversy over their possible health consequences, manufacturers of e-cigarettes employ a variety of marketing media to increase their popularity among adolescents. This study analyzed the relationsh...

    Authors: Man Hung, Andrew Spencer, Clarissa Goh, Eric S. Hon, Val Joseph Cheever, Frank W. Licari, Ryan Moffat, Ben Raymond and Martin S. Lipsky
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:114
  42. The COVID-19 outbreak has taken a heavy toll on the mental well-being of healthcare workers, even those who have not been directly involved in the care of acutely ill patients. The aims of this study were to i...

    Authors: Peter Borusiak, Yuliya Mazheika, Susanne Bauer, Edda Haberlandt, Ilona Krois, Christian Fricke, Liane Simon, Petra Beschoner, Lucia Jerg-Bretzke, Franziska Geiser, Nina Hiebel, Kerstin Weidner, Christian Albus, Eva Morawa and Yesim Erim
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:113
  43. The long-term care workforce is an essential factor in the provision of qualified long-term care services. Identifying workforce issues can help developing countries in East Asia and the Pacific prepare for th...

    Authors: Hyo Young Lee, Stephanie Short, Mi-Joung Lee, Yun-Hee Jeon, Eunok Park and Young-Ran Chin
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:112
  44. Globally, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) remains a public health problem with a higher burden in sub-Saharan African countries. Though the coverage is ...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Felix Emeka Anyiam, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Eugene Budu, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:111
  45. Harm reduction is an accumulation of strategies aimed at preventing adverse health outcomes associated with illicit substance use. Several harm reduction programs and services exist within Los Angeles County (...

    Authors: Thomas Kalinoski, Cassandra DeWitt and Hrishikesh Belani
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:110

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