IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 477: Characteristics and Circumstances of Adolescents Obtaining Abortions in the United States
This study found that this population was more vulnerable than adults on several measures. Findings suggest that adolescents navigate unique barriers with regard to information and logistics to access abortion care. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 13, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Doris W. Chiu Ava Braccia Rachel K. Jones Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 474: Exploring the Potential Impact of Training on Short-Term Quality of Life and Stress of Parents of Children with Autism: The Integrative Parents & rsquo; Autism Training Module
IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 474: Exploring the Potential Impact of Training on Short-Term Quality of Life and Stress of Parents of Children with Autism: The Integrative Parents’ Autism Training Module International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph21040474 Authors: Nikoletta Mavroeidi Christos Sifnaios Ariadne Ntinou Giorgos Iatrou Olympia Konstantakopoulou María Merino Martínez Martina Nucifora Ibrahim Tanrikulu Antonios Vadolas Parents of autistic children experience high levels of parental stress and low quality of life related to the demanding child c...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 13, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nikoletta Mavroeidi Christos Sifnaios Ariadne Ntinou Giorgos Iatrou Olympia Konstantakopoulou Mar ía Merino Martínez Martina Nucifora Ibrahim Tanrikulu Antonios Vadolas Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 475: Addressing the Rehabilitation Needs of Women Experiencing Infertility in Ethiopia: Time for Action
In conclusion, it is essential to strengthen the policies around infertility, incorporate rehabilitation services in fertility care, and view infertility as a disabling condition for women who experience it in Ethiopia. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 13, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Bilen Mekonnen Araya Maria P. Velez Kassahun Alemu Gelaye Silke Dyer Heather M. Aldersey Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 476: Evaluating Intraocular Pressure Alterations during Large Muscle Group Isometric Exercises with Varying Head and Body Positions
ana Ruzic Performing physical exercise affects intraocular pressure, and its elevation and fluctuations are the main risk factors for glaucoma development or progression. The aim of this study was to examine the acute alterations in intraocular pressure (IOP) during four unweighted isometric exercises and to determine whether the different head and body positions taken during exercise additionally affect IOP. Twelve healthy volunteers between the ages of 25 and 33 performed four isometric exercises: wall sit in neutral head and body position, elbow plank in prone head and body position, reverse plank in supine head and...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 13, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nina Krobot Cutura Maksimilijan Mrak Dominik-Mate Cutura Ivanka Petric Vickovic Lana Ruzic Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 472: Provision of E-Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy: Perceptions and Experiences of Pregnant Women from Two UK Sites
Conclusions: Providing e-cigarettes within smoking cessation services was indicated to be a positive and effective strategy for pregnant women trying to quit tobacco. However, numerous barriers to quitting and staying quit remained, suggesting scope for further improvements to smoking cessation support for pregnant women. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 12, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Eleanor Lutman-White Riya Patel Lauren Bell Deborah Lycett Kelly Hayward Ruth Sampson Janani Arulrajah Maxine Whelan Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 473: Pathophysiological Mechanisms in Long COVID: A Mixed Method Systematic Review
Conclusions: LC is a complex condition affecting multiple organs with diverse clinical presentations (or traits) underpinned by multiple pathophysiological mechanisms. A ‘treatable trait’ approach may help identify certain groups and target specific interventions. Future research must include understanding the response to intervention based on these mechanism-based traits. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 12, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Diar Bakerly Smith Darbyshire Kwon Bullock Baley Sivan Delaney Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 471: Practices and Awareness Regarding an Infant & rsquo;s Sleep Environment among Japanese Caregivers: A Cross-Sectional Survey
IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 471: Practices and Awareness Regarding an Infant’s Sleep Environment among Japanese Caregivers: A Cross-Sectional Survey International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph21040471 Authors: Ayako Himemiya-Hakucho Ayumi Taketani Aoi Nakagawa Hiroki Sakai Azumi Shigemoto Izumi Takase Preventing sudden, unexpected infant death related to sleep, especially suffocation and sudden infant death syndrome, remains challenging globally. To evaluate factors associated with an unsafe sleep environment (SE) for infants in Japan, this cross-sectional st...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 12, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ayako Himemiya-Hakucho Ayumi Taketani Aoi Nakagawa Hiroki Sakai Azumi Shigemoto Izumi Takase Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 470: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Infrastructure and Resources in Schools in Belize during the COVID-19 Pandemic, 2021 & ndash;2023
IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 470: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Infrastructure and Resources in Schools in Belize during the COVID-19 Pandemic, 2021–2023 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph21040470 Authors: Anh N. Ly Kelsey McDavid Christina Craig Dian Maheia Yolanda Gongora Alexandra Medley Francis Morey Russell Manzanero Gerhaldine Morazan Allison Lino Vickie Romero Rosalva Blanco Kanako Ishida Matthew Lozier Kristy O. Murray Access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) resources in schools is critical for disease prevention and...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 12, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Anh N. Ly Kelsey McDavid Christina Craig Dian Maheia Yolanda Gongora Alexandra Medley Francis Morey Russell Manzanero Gerhaldine Morazan Allison Lino Vickie Romero Rosalva Blanco Kanako Ishida Matthew Lozier Kristy O. Murray Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 468: Association of Combined Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Metals with Chronic Kidney Disease
Conclusions: Our findings revealed that exposure to environmental pollutants, particularly Hg and Cd, are associated with CKD. These findings highlight the need for public health interventions and strategies to mitigate the cumulative effect of PFAS and metal exposure and elucidate the significance of utilizing advanced statistical methods and tools to understand the impact of environmental pollutants on human health. Further research is needed to understand the mechanistic pathways of PFAS and metal-induced kidney injury and CKD, and longitudinal studies are required to ascertain the long-term impact of these environmenta...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 11, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Issah Haruna Emmanuel Obeng-Gyasi Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 469: Prevalence of Wheezing and Its Association with Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure among Rural and Urban Preschool Children in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
Conclusions: The implementation of smoking limits and prohibition is crucial in areas that are frequented or utilized by children. Hence, it is imperative for healthcare providers to actively champion the rights of those who do not smoke within the society, while also endorsing legislative measures aimed at curtailing the extent of tobacco smoke exposure. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 11, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Rodney Mudau Kuku Voyi Joyce Shirinde Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 467: Influence of School Type and Class Level on Mean Caries Experience in 12-Year-Olds in Serial Cross-Sectional National Oral Health Survey in Germany & mdash;Proposal to Adjust for Selection Bias
Conclusion: Selection bias in this NOHSC leads to an underestimation of caries levels by about 15%. Due to very low caries experience in children in Germany, these precise adjustments (+0.06 DMFT) have only a minor effect on interpretations of the national epidemiologic situation. Consequently, other national caries studies worldwide using the robust marker of DMFT should also adjust for systematic selection bias related to socio-economic background rather than increasing efforts in examination strategy. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 10, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Julian Schmoeckel Goetz Wahl Ruth M. Santamar ía Roger Basner Elisabeth Schankath Christian H. Splieth Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 463: Sustainability Planning for a Community Network to Increase Participation in Evidence-Based Lifestyle Change Programs: A Mixed-Methods Approach
This study used a mixed-methods, partner-engaged approach to identify barriers and facilitators to sustaining a community network (the Alliance program) aimed to increase participation in evidence-based lifestyle change programs delivered in the community. Surveys and qualitative interviews were conducted with the Alliance partners based on the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool and Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research. Overall, partners felt Alliance had a high capacity for sustainability. Strategic planning, communication, and partnerships were areas partners prioritized to improve the potential for sus...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 10, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Maura M. Kepper Katherine A. Stamatakis Ariel Deitch Ally Terhaar Emerald Gates Gabrielle Cole Carolyn S. French Amy Hampton Lauren Anderson Amy A. Eyler Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 464: Attitudes, Behaviors, and Perceptions of Students Vaping in Three Mexican Universities
This study has identified the attitudes and perceptions of undergraduate students who vape in three universities in Mexico. A cross-sectional study involving 495 participants was conducted using a survey from October to December 2023. Three universities in different states in Mexico collaborated with colleges in Yucatan, Durango, and Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Descriptive statistics include frequencies and percentages, and four logistic regression models were employed. In the sample, 31% and 17.54% of participants reported smoking and vaping, respectively. Students who reported vaping in the last month reported that their first e...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 10, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Genny Carrillo Nina I. Mendez-Dominguez Maria Elena Acosta-Enriquez Javier Moran-Martinez Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 465: Increasing Preterm Delivery and Small for Gestational Age Trends in South Carolina during the COVID-19 Pandemic
J. Hunt Angela M. Malek Preterm delivery (PTD) complications are a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. We aimed to assess trends in PTD and small for gestational age (SGA) and whether trends varied between race–ethnic groups in South Carolina (SC). We utilized 2015–2021 SC vital records linked to hospitalization and emergency department records. PTD was defined as clinically estimated gestation less than (<) 37 weeks (wks.) with subgroup analyses of PTD < 34 wks. and < 28 wks. SGA was defined as infants weighing below the 10th percentile for g...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 10, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kalyan J. Chundru Jeffrey E. Korte Chun-Che Wen Brian Neelon Dulaney A. Wilson Julio Mateus John L. Pearce Mallory Alkis Matthew Finneran Sarah Simpson Hermes Florez Kelly J. Hunt Angela M. Malek Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 466: Is the Invisibility of Dementia a Super-Power or a Curse? A Reflection on the SUNshiners & rsquo; Questionnaire into the Public Understanding of Dementia as an Invisible Disability: A User-Led Research Project
IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 466: Is the Invisibility of Dementia a Super-Power or a Curse? A Reflection on the SUNshiners’ Questionnaire into the Public Understanding of Dementia as an Invisible Disability: A User-Led Research Project International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph21040466 Authors: Danielle Tingley Rosalie Ashworth Dalia Torres Sanchez Grace Hayes Mac Mahon Yvette Kusel Brigitta Maria Rae Tracey Shorthouse Alan Bartley Gabrielle Howell Joanne Hurley The SUNshiners group includes people in the early stages of dementia with an interest in d...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 10, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Danielle Tingley Rosalie Ashworth Dalia Torres Sanchez Grace Hayes Mac Mahon Yvette Kusel Brigitta Maria Rae Tracey Shorthouse Alan Bartley Gabrielle Howell Joanne Hurley Tags: Article Source Type: research