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  1. Research article

    Effectiveness of a physical activity program on cardiovascular disease risk in adult primary health-care users: the “Pas-a-Pas” community intervention trial

    Physical activity is a major, modifiable, risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) that contributes to the prevention and management of CVD.

    Victoria Arija, Felipe Villalobos, Roser Pedret, Angels Vinuesa, Mercé Timón, Teresa Basora, Dolors Aguas and Josep Basora

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:576

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  2. Study protocol

    Protocol for the effect evaluation of independent medical evaluation after six months sick leave: a randomized controlled trial of independent medical evaluation versus treatment as usual in Norway

    It has been discussed whether the relationship between a patient on sick leave and his/her general practitioner (GP) is too close, as this may hinder the GP’s objective evaluation of need for sick leave. Indep...

    Elisabeth Husabo, Karin Monstad, Tor Helge Holmås, Irene Oyeflaten, Erik L. Werner and Silje Maeland

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:573

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Lessons from implementing mass drug administration for soil transmitted helminths among pre-school aged children during school based deworming program at the Kenyan coast

    The 2012 London declaration which committed to “sustaining, expanding and extending drug access programmes to ensure the necessary supply of drugs and other interventions to help control soil-transmitted helmi...

    Rosemary M. Musuva, Elizabeth Matey, Janet Masaku, Gladys Odhiambo, Faith Mwende, Isaac Thuita, Jimmy Kihara and Doris Njomo

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:575

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Conceptualizing physical activity parenting practices using expert informed concept mapping analysis

    Parents are widely recognized as playing a central role in the development of child behaviors such as physical activity. As there is little agreement as to the dimensions of physical activity-related parenting...

    Louise C. Mâsse, Teresia M. O’Connor, Andrew W. Tu, Sheryl O. Hughes, Mark R. Beauchamp and Tom Baranowski

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:574

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  5. Introduction

    Strengthening policy research on infant and young child feeding: An imperative to support countries in scaling up impact on nutrition

    Enabling policy environments for nutrition require require evidence to support best practice and engagement with political and policy contexts, as well as leadership, resourcing, advocacy, and technical suppor...

    Purnima Menon and Anne Marie Thow

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):420

    Published on: 13 June 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  6. Research

    Policy content and stakeholder network analysis for infant and young child feeding in Nepal

    Despite concerted effort from government and partners, Nepal continues to have a high burden of under nutrition among children. Identifying opportunities to strengthen policy support for infant and young child...

    Sumit Karn, Madhu Dixit Devkota, Shahadat Uddin and Anne Marie Thow

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):421

    Published on: 13 June 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  7. Research

    Opportunities for strengthening infant and young child feeding policies in South Asia: Insights from the SAIFRN policy analysis project

    South Asian countries experience some of the highest levels of child undernutrition in the world, strongly linked to poor infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. Strong and responsive policy support i...

    Anne Marie Thow, Sumit Karn, Madhu Dixit Devkota, Sabrina Rasheed, SK Roy, Yasmeen Suleman, Tabish Hazir, Archana Patel, Abhay Gaidhane, Seema Puri, Sanjeeva Godakandage, Upul Senarath and Michael J. Dibley

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):404

    Published on: 13 June 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  8. Research

    Changes in the policy environment for infant and young child feeding in Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia, and the role of targeted advocacy

    There is limited literature examining shifts in policy environments for nutrition and infant and young child feeding (IYCF) over time, and on the potential contribution of targeted advocacy to improved policy ...

    Jody Harris, Edward A. Frongillo, Phuong H. Nguyen, Sunny S. Kim and Purnima Menon

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):492

    Published on: 13 June 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  9. Research

    Policy content and stakeholder network analysis for infant and young child feeding in India

    Over the last decade, infant and young child feeding (IYCF) indicators in India have improved. However, poor IYCF practices are still apparent, associated with pervasive high rates of child under-nutrition. In...

    Seema Puri, Sylvia Fernandez, Amrita Puranik, Deepika Anand, Abhay Gaidhane, Zahiruddin Quazi Syed, Archana Patel, Shahadat Uddin and Anne Marie Thow

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):461

    Published on: 13 June 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  10. Research

    Overview of the infant and young child feeding policy environment in Pakistan: Federal, Sindh and Punjab context

    Appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices have been identified as important for appropriate child growth and development. (Ministry of Planning and Development, Ministry of National Health Se...

    Hana Mahmood, Yasmeen Suleman, Tabish Hazir, Durre Samin Akram, Shahadat Uddin, Michael J Dibley, Saleem Abassi, Amara Shakeel, Narjis Kazmi and Anne Marie Thow

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):474

    Published on: 13 June 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  11. Research

    Analysis of stakeholders networks of infant and young child nutrition programmes in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan

    Effective public policies are needed to support appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) to ensure adequate child growth and development, especially in low and middle income countries. The aim of this...

    Shahadat Uddin, Hana Mahmood, Upul Senarath, Quazi Zahiruddin, Sumit Karn, Sabrina Rasheed and Michael Dibley

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):405

    Published on: 13 June 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  12. Research

    Policy and stakeholder analysis of infant and young child feeding programmes in Sri Lanka

    Infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF) play a critical role in growth and development of children. A favourable environment supported by appropriate policies and positive contributions from all stakeh...

    Sanjeeva S. P. Godakandage, Upul Senarath, Hiranya S. Jayawickrama, Indika Siriwardena, S. W. A. D. A. Wickramasinghe, Prasantha Arumapperuma, Sathyajith Ihalagama, Srisothinathan Nimalan, Ramanathan Archchuna, Claudio Umesh, Shahadat Uddin and Anne Marie Thow

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):522

    Published on: 13 June 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  13. Research

    Policy content and stakeholder network analysis for infant and young child feeding in Bangladesh

    Appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices are essential for nutrition of infants and young children. Bangladesh has one of the highest levels of malnutrition globally along with sub-optimal I...

    Sabrina Rasheed, Swapan Kumar Roy, Susmita Das, Syeda Nafisa Chowdhury, Mohammad Iqbal, Syeda Mahsina Akter, Khurshid Jahan, Shahadat Uddin and Anne Marie Thow

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):402

    Published on: 13 June 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  14. Research article

    How to select a proper early warning threshold to detect infectious disease outbreaks based on the China infectious disease automated alert and response system (CIDARS)

    China Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the China Infectious Disease Automated Alert and Response System (CIDARS) in 2005. The CIDARS was used to strengthen infectious disease surveill...

    Ruiping Wang, Yonggen Jiang, Engelgau Michael and Genming Zhao

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:570

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  15. Research article

    Tobacco-free policies at worksites in Kansas

    This study sought to examine the relationship between tobacco-free policies at worksites to worksite demographics such as company size and geographic location.

    Elizabeth Ablah, Frank Dong and Kurt Konda

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:566

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  16. Research article

    Employment-related difficulties and distressed living condition in patients with hepatitis B virus: A qualitative and quantitative study

    In Japan, an estimated 400,000 people have the hepatitis B virus (HBV), many of whom were infected as a result of group vaccinations. People with HBV face many challenges, including disease progression, employ...

    Taeko Oka, Hiroaki Enoki, Yukari Tokimoto, Teruaki Kawanishi, Meguru Minami, Takahiro Okuizumi and Kiyohiko Katahira

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:568

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  17. Research article

    Neighborhood educational disparities in active commuting among women: the effect of distance between the place of residence and the place of work/study (an ACTI-Cités study)

    Active transportation has been associated with favorable health outcomes. Previous research highlighted the influence of neighborhood educational level on active transportation. However, little is known regard...

    Camille Perchoux, Julie-Anne Nazare, Tarik Benmarhnia, Paul Salze, Thierry Feuillet, Serge Hercberg, Franck Hess, Mehdi Menai, Christiane Weber, Hélène Charreire, Christophe Enaux, Jean-Michel Oppert and Chantal Simon

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:569

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  18. Research article

    Cost analysis of a school-based comprehensive malaria program in primary schools in Sikasso region, Mali

    The expansion of malaria prevention and control to school-aged children is receiving increasing attention, but there are still limited data on the costs of intervention. This paper analyses the costs of a comp...

    Roberta Maccario, Saba Rouhani, Tom Drake, Annie Nagy, Modibo Bamadio, Seybou Diarra, Souleymane Djanken, Natalie Roschnik, Siân E. Clarke, Moussa Sacko, Simon Brooker and Josselin Thuilliez

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:572

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  19. Research article

    Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection and associated risk factors among village health volunteers in rural communities of southern Thailand

    Intestinal parasitic infections remain prevalent and constitute a public health problem in certain rural areas of Thailand. Village health volunteers (VHVs), who are members of a Thai healthcare alliance, func...

    Chuchard Punsawad, Nonthapan Phasuk, Suchirat Bunratsami, Kanjana Thongtup, Niramon Siripakonuaong and Somchok Nongnaul

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:564

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  20. Research article

    Alcohol screening and brief interventions for adults and young people in health and community-based settings: a qualitative systematic literature review

    Systematic reviews of alcohol screening and brief interventions (ASBI) highlight the challenges of implementation in healthcare and community-based settings. Fewer reviews have explored this through examinatio...

    Jane Derges, Judi Kidger, Fiona Fox, Rona Campbell, Eileen Kaner and Matthew Hickman

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:562

    Published on: 9 June 2017

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