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  1. Research article

    Why older workers work beyond the retirement age: a qualitative study

    The aims of the present study were to: 1) gain insight into reasons for working beyond the statutory retirement age from older workers’ perspectives, and 2) explore how the domains of the research framework St...

    Ranu Sewdas, Astrid de Wind, Lennart G.L. van der Zwaan, Wieke E. van der Borg, Romy Steenbeek, Allard J. van der Beek and Cécile R.L. Boot

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:672

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  2. Research article

    A health dialogue intervention reduces cardiovascular risk factor levels: a population based randomised controlled trial in Swedish primary care setting with 1-year follow-up

    The total number of cardiovascular (CVD) deaths accounted for almost a third of all deaths globally in 2013. Population based randomised controlled trials, managed within primary care, on CVD risk factor inter...

    Mats Hellstrand, Bo Simonsson, Sevek Engström, Kent W. Nilsson and Anu Molarius

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:669

    Published on: 22 August 2017

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    A randomised, controlled, two-Centre open-label study in healthy Japanese subjects to evaluate the effect on biomarkers of exposure of switching from a conventional cigarette to a tobacco heating product

    Smoking is a leading cause of numerous human disorders including lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The development of modified risk tobacco product...

    Nathan Gale, Mike McEwan, Alison C. Eldridge, Neil Sherwood, Edward Bowen, Simon McDermott, Emma Holmes, Andrew Hedge, Stuart Hossack, Oscar M. Camacho, Graham Errington, John McAughey, James Murphy, Chuan Liu, Christopher J. Proctor and Ian M. Fearon

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:673

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  4. Research article

    Estimating the variation in need for community-based social care by body mass index in England and associated cost: population-based cross-sectional study

    Adult obesity is linked to a greater need for social care because of its association with the development of long term conditions and because obese adults can have physical and social difficulties which inhibi...

    Vicky R. Copley, Nick Cavill, Jane Wolstenholme, Richard Fordham and Harry Rutter

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:667

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  5. Research article

    Reducing waiting time and raising outpatient satisfaction in a Chinese public tertiary general hospital-an interrupted time series study

    It is globally agreed that a well-designed health system deliver timely and convenient access to health services for all patients. Many interventions aiming to reduce waiting times have been implemented in Chi...

    Jing Sun, Qian Lin, Pengyu Zhao, Qiongyao Zhang, Kai Xu, Huiying Chen, Cecile Jia Hu, Mark Stuntz, Hong Li and Yuanli Liu

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:668

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  6. Research article

    Occupational class differences in diagnostic-specific sickness absence: a register-based study in the Finnish population, 2005–2014

    Musculoskeletal diseases and mental disorders are major causes of long-term sickness absence in Western countries. Although sickness absence is generally more common in lower occupational classes, little is kn...

    Johanna Pekkala, Jenni Blomgren, Olli Pietiläinen, Eero Lahelma and Ossi Rahkonen

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:670

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  7. Research article

    Young women’s perceptions of transactional sex and sexual agency: a qualitative study in the context of rural South Africa

    Evidence shows that HIV prevalence among young women in sub-Saharan Africa increases almost five-fold between ages 15 and 24, with almost a quarter of young women infected by their early-to mid-20s. Transactio...

    Meghna Ranganathan, Catherine MacPhail, Audrey Pettifor, Kathleen Kahn, Nomhle Khoza, Rhian Twine, Charlotte Watts and Lori Heise

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:666

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  8. Research article

    The relationship between obesity and body compositions with respect to the timing of puberty in Chongqing adolescents: a cross-sectional study

    It is well known that excess adiposity during childhood may influence pubertal development. However, the extent to which body compositions vary in throughout puberty in boys and girls is currently unknown. The...

    Fang He, Peiyu Guan, Qin Liu, Donna Crabtree, Linli Peng and Hong Wang

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:664

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  9. Research article

    Australian adolescents’ beliefs and help-seeking intentions towards peers experiencing symptoms of depression and alcohol misuse

    Many young people are reluctant to seek professional help for mental health problems, preferring to rely on their friends for support. It is therefore important to ensure that adolescents can identify signs of...

    D. I. Lubman, A. Cheetham, A. F. Jorm, B. J. Berridge, C. Wilson, F. Blee, L. Mckay-Brown, N. Allen and J. Proimos

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:658

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  10. Research article

    Dietary pattern and other lifestyle factors as potential contributors to hypertension prevalence in Arusha City, Tanzania: a population-based descriptive study

    High blood pressure is increasing worldwide, disproportionately so in developing countries. Inadequate health care systems and adoption of unhealthy lifestyles have been linked to this emergent pattern. To bet...

    L. K. Katalambula, D. N. Meyer, T. Ngoma, J. Buza, E. Mpolya, A. H. Mtumwa and P. Petrucka

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:659

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  11. Research article

    Acute effects of reducing sitting time in adolescents: a randomized cross-over study

    Levels of sitting among adolescents are high, especially during the school day. The acute cognitive and health consequences associated with prolonged sitting are poorly understood in adolescents. This randomiz...

    Anisse Penning, Anthony D. Okely, Stewart G. Trost, Jo Salmon, Dylan P. Cliff, Marijka Batterham, Steven Howard and Anne-Maree Parrish

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:657

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  12. Research article

    Local measles vaccination gaps in Germany and the role of vaccination providers

    Measles elimination in Europe is an urgent public health goal, yet despite the efforts of its member states, vaccination gaps and outbreaks occur. This study explores local vaccination heterogeneity in kinderg...

    Linda Eichner, Stephanie Wjst, Stefan O. Brockmann, Kerstin Wolfers and Martin Eichner

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:656

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  13. Research article

    Fatigue in the general population- associations to age, sex, socioeconomic status, physical activity, sitting time and self-rated health: the northern Sweden MONICA study 2014

    Fatigue is widespread in the population and a common complaint in primary care. Little is known about prevalence of fatigue in the population and its predictors.

    Isak Engberg, Johan Segerstedt, Göran Waller, Patrik Wennberg and Mats Eliasson

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:654

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  14. Research article

    Development of the Adolescent Preoccupation with Screens Scale

    Although public health concerns have been raised regarding the detrimental health effects of increasing rates of electronic screen use among adolescents, such effects have been small. Instruments currently ava...

    Simon C. Hunter, Stephen Houghton, Corinne Zadow, Michael Rosenberg, Lisa Wood, Trevor Shilton and David Lawrence

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:652

    Published on: 11 August 2017

  15. Research article

    Validation of verbal autopsy: determination of cause of deaths in Malaysia 2013

    Mortality statistics by age, sex and cause are the foundation of basic health data required for health status assessment, epidemiological research and formation of health policy. Close to half the deaths in Ma...

    Shubash Shander Ganapathy, Yi Yi Khoo, Mohd Omar Azahadi, Mohamad Anuar Mohamad Fuad, Chandrika Jeevananthan and Chalapati Rao

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:653

    Published on: 11 August 2017

  16. Research article

    Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of dyslipidemia in older persons in urban and rural population in the Astana region, Kazakhstan

    Despite high cardiovascular mortality in Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union, there is limited information about major risk factors, including blood lipids. We investigated the prevalence of imp...

    Adil Supiyev, Talgat Nurgozhin, Zhaxybay Zhumadilov, Anne Peasey, Jaroslav A. Hubacek and Martin Bobak

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:651

    Published on: 11 August 2017

  17. Research article

    Validity of the global physical activity questionnaire (GPAQ) in Bangladesh

    Feasible and cost-effective as well as population specific instruments for monitoring physical activity (PA) levels are needed for the management and prevention of non-communicable diseases. The WHO-endorsed G...

    Shirin Jahan Mumu, Liaquat Ali, Anthony Barnett and Dafna Merom

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:650

    Published on: 10 August 2017

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