October 29, 2012

Latest Article Alert from BMC Public Health

The latest articles from BMC Public Health, published between 21-Oct-2012 and 28-Oct-2012

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Study protocol
Mixed methods evaluation of targeted case finding for cardiovascular disease prevention using a stepped wedged cluster RCT
Marshall T, Caley M, Hemming K, Gill P, Gale N, Jolly K
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:908 (26 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/908/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-908.pdf

Study protocol
Rationale, design, methodology and sample characteristics for the Vietnam pre-conceptual micronutrient supplementation trial (PRECONCEPT): a randomized controlled study
Nguyen PH, Lowe AE, Martorell R, Nguyen H, Pham H, Nguyen S, Harding KB, Neufeld LM, Reinhart GA, Ramakrishnan U
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:898 (24 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/898/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-898.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/23092451

Study protocol
Design of a trial to evaluate the impact of clinical pharmacists and community health promoters working with African-Americans and Latinos with Diabetes
Gerber BS, Rapacki L, Castillo A, Tilton J, Touchette DR, Mihailescu D, Berbaum ML, Sharp LK
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:891 (23 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/891/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-891.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/23088168

Research article
Socioeconomic inequalities in risk factors for noncommunicable diseases in low-income and middle-income countries
Hosseinpoor A, Bergen N, Kunst A, Harper S, Guthold R, Rekve D, Tursan d'Espaignet E, Naidoo N, Chatterji S
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:912 (28 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/912/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-912.pdf

Research article
"Trends in educational inequalities on old age mortality in Norway 1961-2009: a prospective register based population study"
Moe JO, Steingrímsdóttir ÓA, Strand BH, Grøholt E, Næss Ø
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:911 (27 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/911/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-911.pdf

Research article
Contribution of education level and dairy fat sources to serum cholesterol in Russian and Finnish Karelia: results from four cross-sectional risk factor surveys in 1992--2007
Laura P, Ritva P, Tiina L
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:910 (26 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/910/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-910.pdf

Research article
Psychosocial workload and stress in the workers' representative
Rabe M, Giacomuzzi S, Nübling M
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:909 (26 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/909/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-909.pdf

Research article
Sickness certificates in Sweden: did the new guidelines improve their quality?
Nilsing E, Söderberg E, Öberg B
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:907 (26 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/907/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-907.pdf

Research article
Improved awareness and appropriate use of non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) for HIV prevention following a multi-modal communication strategy
Minas B, Laing S, Jordan H, Mak DB
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:906 (25 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/906/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-906.pdf

Research article
Reintegration of child soldiers in Burundi: a tracer study
Jordans MJ, Komproe IH, Tol WA, Ndayisaba A, Nisabwe T, Kohrt BA
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:905 (25 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/905/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-905.pdf

Research article
Neonatal sepsis at Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; aetiology, antimicrobial sensitivity pattern and clinical outcome
Mhada TV, Fredrick F, Matee MI, Massawe A
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:904 (24 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/904/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-904.pdf

Research article
Development of a Community Commitment Scale with Cross-sectional Survey Validation for Preventing Social Isolation in Older Japanese People
Kono A, Tadaka E, Kanaya Y, Dai Y, Itoi W, Imamatsu Y
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:903 (24 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/903/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-903.pdf

Research article
Factors related to discontinued clinic attendance by patients with podoconiosis in southern Ethiopia: a qualitative study
Tora A, Davey G, Tadele G
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:902 (24 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/902/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-902.pdf

Research article
Possible relation between maternal consumption of added sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages and birth weight -- time trends in a population
Grundt JH, Nakling J, Eide GE, Markestad T
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:901 (24 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/901/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-901.pdf

Research article
Sexual Life and Fertility Desire in Long-term HIV Serodiscordant Couples in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A Grounded Theory Study
Hailemariam TG, Kassie GM, Sisay MM
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:900 (24 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/900/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-900.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/23092155

Research article
Awareness of the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force recommended changes in mammography screening guidelines, accuracy of awareness, sources of knowledge about recommendations, and attitudes about updated screening guidelines in women ages 40--49 and 50+
Kiviniemi MT, Hay JL
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:899 (24 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/899/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-899.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/23092125

Research article
Effects of being uninsured or underinsured and living in extremely poor neighborhoods on colon cancer care and survival in California: historical cohort analysis, 1996---2011
Gorey KM, Luginaah IN, Holowaty EJ, Zou G, Hamm C, Bartfay E, Kanjeekal SM, Balagurusamy MK, Haji-Jama S, Wright FC
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:897 (24 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/897/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-897.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/23092403

Research article
Sitting time and health outcomes among Mexican origin adults: obesity as a mediator
de Heer HD, Wilkinson AV, Strong LL, Bondy ML, Koehly LM
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:896 (23 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/896/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-896.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/23092387

Research article
Ability of a biomarker-based score to predict death from circulatory disease and cancer in NHANES III
Van Hemelrijck M, Eichholzer M, Faeh D, Rohrmann S
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:895 (23 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/895/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-895.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/23092358

Research article
Pharmaco-economic impact of demographic change on pharmaceutical expenses in Germany and France
Boecking W, Klamar A, Kitzmann F, Kirch W
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:894 (23 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/894/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-894.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/23092314

Research article
Health-related and social factors predicting non-reemployment amongst newly unemployed
Skärlund M, Åhs A, Westerling R
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:893 (23 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/893/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-893.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/23092291

Research article
The 'other' in patterns of drinking: A qualitative study of attitudes towards alcohol use among professional, managerial and clerical workers
Ling J, Smith KE, Wilson GB, Brierley-Jones L, Crosland A, Kaner EF, Haighton CA
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:892 (23 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/892/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-892.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/23092252

Research article
Atopic dermatitis and indoor use of energy sources in cooking and heating appliances
Vicedo-Cabrera AM, García-Marcos L, Llopis-González A, López-Silvarrey-Varela Á, Miner-Canflanca I, Batlles-Garrido J, Blanco-Quiros A, Busquets-Monge RM, Díaz-Vazquez C, González-Díaz C, Martínez-Gimeno A, Morales-Suárez-Varela M
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:890 (22 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/890/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-890.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/23088771

Research article
Temporal changes in geographical disparities in alcohol-attributed disease mortality before and after implementation of the alcohol tax policy in Taiwan
Lin C, Wen T
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:889 (22 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/889/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-889.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/23082728

Research article
Children with paralytic poliomyelitis: a cross-sectional study of knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of parents in Zamfara state, Nigeria
Ogwumike OO, Kaka B, Adeniyi AF
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:888 (22 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/888/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-888.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/23083466

Research article
Comparing the impact of socio-demographic factors associated with traffic injury among older road users and the general population in Japan
Nagata T, Takamori A, Berg H, Hasselberg M
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:887 (21 October 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/887/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-887.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/23083429

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