IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1319: Developing and Validating Risk Scores for Predicting Major Cardiovascular Events Using Population Surveys Linked with Electronic Health Insurance Records
Yao Wen-Harn Pan A risk prediction model for major cardiovascular events was developed using population survey data linked to National Health Insurance (NHI) claim data and the death registry. Another set of population survey data were used to validate the model. The model was built using the Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan (NAHSIT) collected from 1993–1996 and linked with 10 years of events from NHI data. Major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) were identified based on hospital admission or death from coronary heart disease or stroke. The Taiwanese Survey on Hypertension, Hyperglycemia, and ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hsing-Yi Chang Hsin-Ling Fang Ching-Yu Huang Chi-Yung Chiang Shao-Yuan Chuang Chih-Cheng Hsu Hao-Min Cheng Tzen-Wen Chen Wei-Cheng Yao Wen-Harn Pan Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1320: The Unequal Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Labour Market and Income Inequality in China: A Multisectoral CGE Model Analysis Coupled with a Micro-Simulation Approach
This study could inform researchers exploring the distributional effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Qi Zhang Xinxin Zhang Qi Cui Weining Cao Ling He Yexin Zhou Xiaofan Li Yunpeng Fan Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1321: Critical Periods, Critical Time Points and Day-of-the-Week Effects in COVID-19 Surveillance Data: An Example in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
We examined DoW effects by non-pharmaceutical intervention phases adjusting for wave-specific signatures using the John Hopkins University’s (JHU’s) Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) COVID-19 data repository from 2 March 2020 through 7 November 2021 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. We cross-referenced JHU’s data with Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) COVID-19 records to reconcile inconsistent reporting. We created a calendar of statewide non-pharmaceutical intervention phases and defined the critical periods and timepoints of outbreak signatur...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ryan B. Simpson Brianna N. Lauren Kees H. Schipper James C. McCann Maia C. Tarnas Elena N. Naumova Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1322: The Relationship between Internet Use and Population Health: A Cross-Sectional Survey in China
This study used the 2018 China Family Panel Studies (CFPS) data to explore the relationship between Internet use and the health of the population and to evaluate the possible heterogeneity of the association between different groups and the mediation path. This study revealed that Internet use has a positive association with the subjective health of the population. The results of the heterogeneity analysis revealed that Internet use is more significantly associated with the health of non-agricultural workers and those with higher education levels than that of agricultural workers and those with lower education levels. Furt...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Liqing Li Haifeng Ding Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1324: The Assessment of Prolonged Inferior Alveolar Nerve Blockade for Postoperative Analgesia in Mandibular Third Molar Surgery by a Perineural Addition of Dexamethasone to 0.5% Ropivacaine: A Randomized Comparison Study
Conclusion: A amount 0.5% ropivacaine with dexamethasone usefully served as an analgesic with a success rate of 93.4% of the given anesthesia. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Simona Stojanovi ć Nikola Buri ć Milos Tijani ć Kosta Todorovi ć Kristina Buri ć Nina Buri ć Marija Jovanovi ć Vukadin Bajagi ć Tags: Study Protocol Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1323: Factors Affecting Delayed Hospital Arrival of Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction in Kinmen
This study explores factors related to delayed emergency medical treatment for acute myocardial infarction patients on Kinmen Island. A cross-sectional study was performed in the only hospital in Kinmen Island. The study group consisted of 116 patients diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction (AMI, ICD-10 codes: 121.9) from November 2015 to May 2019. The binary logistic regression analyses were performed for the inferential statistical analysis. The mean age of the study group was 63.0 ± 14.5 years, 39.7% of the patients arrived at the emergency medicine longer than 6 h after the onset of symptoms. The rel...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yu-Han Huang Chorng-Kuang How Ching-Sung Ho Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1325: The Relationships between Gender, Life Satisfaction, Loneliness and Problematic Internet Use during COVID-19: Does the Lockdown Matter?
We examined people’s experiences working from home in the UK to identify risk factors of problematic internet use during the first lockdown period, specifically looking at life satisfaction, loneliness, and gender. A total of 299 adults completed the Problematic Internet Use Questionnaire-Short-Form-6, UCLA-3 Item Loneliness Scale, and Satisfaction with Life Scale online. Through structural equation modelling, we found that loneliness positively predicted problematic internet use while gender had no effect. Life satisfaction and age positively predicted loneliness but had no direct effect on problematic inter...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jensen Deutrom Vasilis Katos Mohamed Basel Al-Mourad Raian Ali Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1326: How to Improve the Cooperation Mechanism of Emergency Rescue and Optimize the Cooperation Strategy in China: A Tripartite Evolutionary Game Model
qi Dong To reveal the interaction and influence mechanism between emergency rescue entities, and to explore and optimize a cooperation mechanism of emergency rescue entities, a tripartite evolutionary game model of emergency rescue cooperation based on government rescue teams, social emergency organizations, and government support institutions was constructed. The stability of each game subject’s strategy choice was explored. Simulation analysis was applied to investigate the influence mechanism of key parameters on the evolution of the game subject’s strategy combination. The research resul...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jida Liu Yuwei Song Shi An Changqi Dong Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1327: Polish Nurses & rsquo; Knowledge of Heart Failure Self-Management Principles
Conclusions: Cardiology nurses’ knowledge of HF self-care principles regarding patient education is satisfactory, but not with all mandatory issues, especially in the recognition of disease symptoms, exacerbations, and pharmacotherapy. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dorota Kr ówczyńska Beata Jankowska-Pola ńska Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1328: Moving Food Assistance into the Digital Age: A Scoping Review
Gittelsohn One of the most basic needs globally, food assistance refers to the multitude of programs, both governmental and non-governmental, to improve food access and consumption by food-insecure individuals and families. Despite the importance of digital and mobile Health (mHealth) strategies in food insecurity contexts, little is known about their specific use in food assistance programs. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to address that gap by conducting a scoping review of the literature. Keywords were defined within the concepts of food assistance and digital technology. The search included relevant pee...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Martin Barnett Poirier Sundermeir Reznar Gittelsohn Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1329: Navigating the LGB Data Landscape: A Review of Appropriate Secondary Data Sources for Sexuality and Substance Use Research in the UK
This study reviewed recent surveys in the UK that are appropriate for exploring topics related to LGB populations and substance use behaviours. We carried out a narrative review of secondary data sources in the UK to assess the accessibility and suitability of secondary sources for sexuality and substance use research. We identified eight cross-sectional and two longitudinal surveys that contained both sexuality and substance use data. We summarised the possible applications of each survey and the scope of questions within sexuality and substance use research that could be addressed by each survey. The identification of ap...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Davies Moon Sabel Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1330: Sarcopenia Is Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in Korean Adults Aged over 50 Years: A Cross-Sectional Study
This study assessed the association between sarcopenia and metabolic syndrome in Korean adults aged over 50 years. The study obtained data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES, 2008–2011), a cross-sectional and nationally representative survey conducted by the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among the 8363 participants included in this study, the prevalence rate of sarcopenia according to metabolic syndrome was stratified by sex. Crude odds ratios not adjusted for any variables were 1.827 (1.496–2.231) in males, 2.189 (1.818–2....
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lee Shin Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1331: Effects of a Physical Exercise Intervention on Pain in Workplaces: A Case Study
This study examines the effects of an individualized physical exercise program that lasts five minutes for 30 working days on the perceived pain of workers, as well as analyzing adherence to it within workplaces. Data were collected through a visual analog scale of 1–10 of the perception of pain by anatomical areas, and, thus, we could observe variations in the perceived pain of workers through a program of five individualized exercises for one minute each based on the analysis of the worker and the job position. Significant differences were observed in three of the four centers analyzed (1: p = 0.006; 2: p =...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Xabier R ío Iker S áez Javier Gonz ález Ángel Besga Eneko Santano Natxo Ruiz Josu Solabarrieta Aitor Coca Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1335: Direct Observation of COVID-19 Prevention Behaviors and Physical Activity in Public Open Spaces
snikova Mask wearing and physical distancing are effective at preventing COVID-19 transmission. Little is known about the practice of these behaviors during physical activity (PA). In this longitudinal study, direct observation was used to describe COVID-19 prevention behaviors among physically active individuals. The Viral Transmission Scan (VT-Scan) was used to assess COVID-19 prevention behaviors of people standing, sitting, walking, jogging, and cycling in educational, retail, and residential areas. The VT-Scan was performed once per week over 22 weeks between 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Information was manually extra...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Richard R. Suminski Gregory M. Dominick Norman J. Wagner Iva Obruisnikova Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1333: Recommendations to Enhance Parental Involvement and Adolescent Participation in Physical Activity
Discussion: Recommendations and physical activity resources were developed and are presented as a form of support to parents and adolescents. The recommendations are intended as a source of unbiased information for parents to become more involved and for adolescents to increase physical activity participation. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Cozett Roman Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1332: Analysis of the Motivation of Students of the Last Cycle of Primary School in the Subject of Physical Education
In this study, we intended to evaluate motivation in the Physical Education classroom among students in the last grade of elementary school. For this purpose, a total of 545 students aged between 9 and 13 years were selected to take the CMEF-EP questionnaire through a tablet and by means of the Google Forms application. The different relationships between items and dimensions were analyzed using the Mann–Whitney U test. A Spearman’s test was used to explore the relationship between dimensions and age. The results showed that the predominant motivation in the classroom is intrinsic motivation and...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jorge Rojo-Ramos Mar ía José González-Becerra Santiago G ómez-Paniagua Eugenio Merellano-Navarro Jos é Carmelo Adsuar Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1337: Application of Novel Pharmacists & rsquo; Risk in Pharmacotherapy (PHARIPH) Scale for Identification of Factors Affecting the Safety of Hospital Pharmacotherapy & mdash;An Observational Pilot Study
Conclusions: The PHARIPH scale could be applied as a novel tool for identification of pharmacotherapy risks. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fedorowicz Rypicz Wiela-Hoje ńska Ja źwińska–Tarnawska Witczak Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1336: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: An Evolutionary Adaptation to Lifestyle and the Environment
e L. Gersh Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is increasingly recognized as a complex metabolic disorder that manifests in genetically susceptible women following a range of negative exposures to nutritional and environmental factors related to contemporary lifestyle. The hypothesis that PCOS phenotypes are derived from a mismatch between ancient genetic survival mechanisms and modern lifestyle practices is supported by a diversity of research findings. The proposed evolutionary model of the pathogenesis of PCOS incorporates evidence related to evolutionary theory, genetic studies, in utero developmental epigenetic progr...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jim Parker Claire O ’Brien Jason Hawrelak Felice L. Gersh Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1338: Burn Wound Healing: Clinical Complications, Medical Care, Treatment, and Dressing Types: The Current State of Knowledge for Clinical Practice
gata Przekora According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that each year approximately 11 million people suffer from burn wounds, 180,000 of whom die because of such injuries. Regardless of the factors causing burns, these are complicated wounds that are difficult to heal and are associated with high mortality rates. Medical care of a burn patient requires a lot of commitment, experience, and multidirectional management, including surgical activities and widely understood pharmacological approaches. This paper aims to comprehensively review the current literature concerning burn wounds, including ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Agnieszka Markiewicz-Gospodarek Ma łgorzata Kozioł Maciej Tobiasz Jacek Baj El żbieta Radzikowska-Büchner Agata Przekora Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1339: Common Demand vs. Limited Supply & mdash;How to Serve the Global Fight against COVID-19 through Proper Supply of COVID-19 Vaccines
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1339: Common Demand vs. Limited Supply—How to Serve the Global Fight against COVID-19 through Proper Supply of COVID-19 Vaccines International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph19031339 Authors: Yiqing Su Yanyan Li Yanggui Liu Vaccination plays an essential role in the fight against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The currently insufficient vaccine production capacity makes it difficult to balance supply with demand, which has led to a contradiction between command demand and limited supply. According to analysis based on game theory, th...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yiqing Su Yanyan Li Yanggui Liu Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1341: Effect of Knee Orthosis Pressure Variation on Muscle Activities during Sit-to-Stand Motion in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis
ne Wada It is yet not known whether the variation in knee orthotics pressure would lead to changes in muscle activity during-sit-to-stand postural transition in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Participants in this analytical study were patients with knee OA. The research design was a cross-sectional study. They were enrolled in the study through a sample of convenience method. The primary outcome measure was surface electromyography for measuring muscle activity while changing knee orthotics pressure during sit-to-stand motion. Data were summarized with mean and standard deviation while Friedman’s...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hiroaki Yamamoto Shogo Okamatsu Kodai Kitagawa Chikamune Wada Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1342: & ldquo;I & rsquo;m a Winner, Not a Victim & rdquo;: The Facilitating Factors of Post-Traumatic Growth among Women Who Have Suffered Intimate Partner Violence
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1342: “I’m a Winner, Not a Victim”: The Facilitating Factors of Post-Traumatic Growth among Women Who Have Suffered Intimate Partner Violence International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph19031342 Authors: Hulda S. Bryngeirsdottir Sigridur Halldorsdottir Post-traumatic growth (PTG) is a positive psychological change following trauma. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is one such trauma. The aim of this phenomenological study was to explore PTG from the perspective of women who have survived IPV as well as their perceptions o...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hulda S. Bryngeirsdottir Sigridur Halldorsdottir Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1334: Prevalence and Sociodemographic Predictors of Mental Health in a Representative Sample of Young Adults from Germany, Israel, Poland, and Slovenia: A Longitudinal Study during the COVID-19 Pandemic
caron;a Mars Bitenc The aim of this cross-national longitudinal study was to evaluate the prevalence and sociodemographic predictors of mental health indicators (coronavirus-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), perceived stress, anxiety, depression, and suicidal/self-harm ideation) during the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in a three-month period among representative samples of young adults from Germany, Israel, Poland, and Slovenia. The participants were 1724 young adults between 20 and 40 years of age (M = 30.74, SD = 5.74). The first measurement (T1) was in February 2021 and the second (T2) w...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Joy Benatov Dominika Ochnik Aleksandra M. Rogowska Ana Arzen šek Ur ša Mars Bitenc Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1343: Cochlear Implant Results in Older Adults with Post-Lingual Deafness: The Role of & ldquo;Top-Down & rdquo; Neurocognitive Mechanisms
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1343: Cochlear Implant Results in Older Adults with Post-Lingual Deafness: The Role of “Top-Down” Neurocognitive Mechanisms International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph19031343 Authors: Milena Zucca Andrea Albera Roberto Albera Carla Montuschi Beatrice Della Gatta Andrea Canale Innocenzo Rainero To date, no clear specific cognitive predictors of speech perception outcome in older adult cochlear implant (CI) users have yet emerged. The aim of this prospective study was to increase knowledge on cognitive and clinical predi...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Milena Zucca Andrea Albera Roberto Albera Carla Montuschi Beatrice Della Gatta Andrea Canale Innocenzo Rainero Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1344: Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT): Validity Evidence from Brazil and Portugal
In conclusion, the psychometric properties of the BAT make this freely available instrument a promising way to measure and compare burnout levels of Portuguese and Brazilian workers. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jorge Sinval Ana Claudia S. Vazquez Claudio Simon Hutz Wilmar B. Schaufeli S ílvia Silva Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1345: Assessing the Visualization-Based Decision Support System for Environmental Impact Assessments
Yoon Lee Even though environmental impact assessments (EIAs) have been an important tool for environmental decision-making, most EIAs are published as a mix of text and tabular data that is not easily accessible to or understandable for the public. In this paper, we present a decision support system (DSS) that supports the decision-making of stakeholders in the EIA stage. The system was designed to improve the public’s understanding of stakeholders before and after a construction project by providing visualization of key environmental elements. We recruited 107 participants to test the usability of th...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lee Shin Kim Kim Yoon Lee Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1346: Lifestyle Variations during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study of Diet, Physical Activities, and Weight Gain among the Jordanian Adult Population
This study measures lifestyle-related behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown using a 22-item questionnaire. The responses were collected from March 2021 to September 2021. A total of four hundred and sixty-seven Jordanian participants were engaged in assessing the changes caused by the pandemic and their effect on BMI. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire were tested for 71 participants. Cronbach’s alpha values for the questionnaire exceeded 0.7, demonstrating good reliability and internal consistency. The effect of each question regarding physical activity and dietary habits over the BMI...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hanan Hammouri Fidaa Almomani Ruwa Abdel Muhsen Aysha Abughazzi Rawand Daghmash Alaa Abudayah Inas Hasan Eva Alzein Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1347: Role of Infodemics on Social Media in the Development of People & rsquo;s Readiness to Follow COVID-19 Preventive Measures
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1347: Role of Infodemics on Social Media in the Development of People’s Readiness to Follow COVID-19 Preventive Measures International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph19031347 Authors: Dutta Peng Chen Sun Unparalleled levels of misinformation have contributed to widespread misunderstandings about the nature of the coronavirus, its cure and preventative measures. Misinformation crosses borders rapidly with the help of social media, and this phenomenon is constantly increasing. Thus, the current study proposes a research framework to ex...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dutta Peng Chen Sun Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1340: Input-Output Efficiency of Water-Energy-Food and Its Driving Forces: Spatial-Temporal Heterogeneity of Yangtze River Economic Belt, China
eng Liu The high-quality development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB) plays a crucial role in economic transformation in China. Climate change, rapid population growth, and increased urbanization have contributed towards increased pressures on the water, energy, food (WEF) nexus system of YREB. Thus, there is an imperative need to improve the efficiency of WEF in YREB. However, few studies have conducted spatial-temporal heterogeneity exploration of YREB about the input-output efficiency of WEF (IOE-WEF). Using panel data from 2008–2017, a super slack based model (SSBM), combined with the spatial...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Min Ge Kaili Yu Ange Ding Gaofeng Liu Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1348: Environmental and Occupational Health Exposures and Outcomes of Informal Street Food Vendors in South Africa: A Quasi-Systematic Review
Conclusions: This investigation demonstrated the difficulties in complying with the requirements of the Regulations Governing General Hygiene Requirements for Food Premises, the Transport of Food, and Related Matters (no. R638 of 22 June 2018) and the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act (no. 85 of 1993). Within South African borders, there is a scarcity of research on occupational exposures and health effects in this occupation. As a result, eliminating or preventing these occupational exposures should be at the top of government and stakeholder agendas. The majority of the research was carried out in KwaZulu Natal an...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Maasago Mercy Sepadi Vusumuzi Nkosi Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1312: A Blessing or a Curse? Exploring the Impact of Environmental Regulation on China & rsquo;s Regional Green Development from the Perspective of Governance Transformation
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1312: A Blessing or a Curse? Exploring the Impact of Environmental Regulation on China’s Regional Green Development from the Perspective of Governance Transformation International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph19031312 Authors: Xianpu Xu Xiawan Li Lin Zheng China’s rapid economic growth has caused serious problems, such as environmental pollution and resource exhaustion. Only by improving the green total factor productivity (GTFP) can China’s economic development get out of the dual dilemmas of environmental de...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Xianpu Xu Xiawan Li Lin Zheng Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1310: Socio-Economic Determinants of Dental Service Expenditure: Findings from a French National Survey
Conclusion: Socioeconomic determinants that were especially important for entry into the dental health service system were relatively insignificant for ongoing service utilization. These results are consistent with our hypothesis of a dental care utilization process in two steps. Public policies in countries with private fees for dentistry should improve the clarity of dental fees and insurance payments. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Anne-Charlotte Bas Sylvie Azogui-L évy Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1311: & ldquo;I Am the Home Care Agency & rdquo;: The Dementia Family Caregiver Experience Managing Paid Care in the Home
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1311: “I Am the Home Care Agency”: The Dementia Family Caregiver Experience Managing Paid Care in the Home International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph19031311 Authors: Jennifer M. Reckrey Deborah Watman Emma K. Tsui Emily Franzosa Sasha Perez Chanee D. Fabius Katherine A. Ornstein As the locus of long-term care in the United States shifts from institutions to the community, paid caregivers (i.e., home health aides, personal care attendants) are providing more hands-on care to persons with dementia living at home. Yet, l...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jennifer M. Reckrey Deborah Watman Emma K. Tsui Emily Franzosa Sasha Perez Chanee D. Fabius Katherine A. Ornstein Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1315: The Diagnosis and Management of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Adult Females in the Presence or Absence of an Intellectual Disability
man We review the reasons for the greater male predominance in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in the non-intellectual disabled population and compare it to autism diagnosed in intellectually disabled individuals. Accurate and timely diagnosis is important, as it reduces health inequalities. Females often present later for the diagnosis. The differences are in core features, such as in social reciprocal interaction through ‘camouflaging’ and restricted repetitive behaviours, that are less noticeable in females and are potentially explained by the biological differences (female prot...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tanzil Rujeedawa Shahid H. Zaman Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1313: Factors Associated with the Willingness to Become a Living Kidney Donor: A National Cross-Sectional Study
Conclusions: Respondents who declare their willingness to be a living kidney donor are mainly female, for which the most important symbol of happiness is a life full of adventures and travel, and the most important values are personal goodness and tenderness. The desire to donate a kidney to another person decreases with age and grows with life satisfaction. Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov (ID: NCT04789122). (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Paulina Kurleto Lucyna Tomaszek Irena Milaniak Wioletta M ędrzycka-Dąbrowska Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1314: Exposure & ndash;Response Functions for the Effects of Traffic Noise on Self-Reported Annoyance and Sleep Disturbance in Finland: Effect of Exposure Estimation Method
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1314: Exposure–Response Functions for the Effects of Traffic Noise on Self-Reported Annoyance and Sleep Disturbance in Finland: Effect of Exposure Estimation Method International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph19031314 Authors: Tarja Yli-Tuomi Anu W. Turunen Pekka Tiittanen Timo Lanki Large variations in transportation noise tolerance have been reported between communities. In addition to population sensitivity, exposure–response functions (ERFs) for the effects of transportation noise depend on the exposure estimation meth...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tarja Yli-Tuomi Anu W. Turunen Pekka Tiittanen Timo Lanki Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1316: Effects of Acute Yohimbine Hydrochloride Supplementation on Repeated Supramaximal Sprint Performance
R. Rogers Christopher G. Ballmann The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a single acute dose of yohimbine hydrochloride on repeated anaerobic sprint ability. Physically active females (n = 18) completed two separate repeated supramaximal sprint trials each with a different single-dose treatment: placebo (PL; gluten-free corn starch) or yohimbine hydrochloride (YHM; 2.5 mg). For each trial, participants consumed their respective treatment 20 min before exercise. Following a warm-up, participants completed 3 × 15 s Wingate anaerobic tests (WAnTs) separated by 2 min of active recovery. A ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Megan E. Barnes Camryn R. Cowan Lauren E. Boag Julianne G. Hill Morgan L. Jones Kylie M. Nixon Mckenzie G. Parker Shelby K. Parker Mary V. Raymond Lillie H. Sternenberg Shelby L. Tidwell Taylor M. Yount Tyler D. Williams Rebecca R. Rogers Christopher G. B Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1317: The Impact of Grounding in Running Shoes on Indices of Performance in Elite Competitive Athletes
nis P. Pitsiladis The introduction of carbon fiber plate shoes has triggered a plethora of world records in running, which has encouraged shoe industries to produce novel shoe designs to enhance running performance, including shoes containing conductor elements or “grounding shoes” (GS), which could potentially reduce the energy cost of running. The aim of this study was to examine the physiological and perceptual responses of athletes subjected to grounding shoes during running. Ten elite runners were recruited. Firstly, the athletes performed an incremental running test for VO2max and anae...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Borja Muniz-Pardos Irina Zelenkova Alex Gonzalez-Aguero Melanie Knopp Toni Boitz Martin Graham Daniel Ruiz Jose A. Casajus Yannis P. Pitsiladis Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1318: The Association between Health-Enhancing Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Propensity Score Matching Analysis
This study suggests that health-enhancing physical activity elevated quality of life in patients with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease. The results can contribute to encourage physical activity in patients with chronic kidney disease. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tae Ryom Oh Hong Sang Choi Sang Heon Suh Chang Seong Kim Eun Hui Bae Suah Sung Seung Hyeok Han Kook Hwan Oh Seong Kwon Ma Soo Wan Kim Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1292: Psychosocial Determinants of Adolescents & rsquo; Cyberbullying Involvement & mdash;The Role of Body Satisfaction
Conclusions: The strengthening of body image may be an effective measure to prevent adolescents’ cyberbullying, as well as to bring about improvements in social support, connections to others, and school performance. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Marta Malinowska-Cie ślik Anna Dzielska Anna Oblaci ńska Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1293: Tourists & rsquo; Safety Perception Clues in the Urban Forest Environment: Visual Quality, Facility Completeness, Accessibility & mdash;A Case Study of Urban Forests in Fuzhou, China
This study aims to propose a theoretical model of multivariate relationships to explore the relationship between service quality (including visual quality, facility completeness, and accessibility) and safety perception to examine whether visual quality, facility completeness, and accessibility on tourists’ safety perception in the urban forest and to explain the specific reasons for the impact. We collected sample data from many urban forest green spaces in Fuzhou through a two-stage field survey (N = 891), and controlling for potential confounders, a structural equation model was used to estimate relationsh...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hongda Wang Jing Ye Muhammad Waqqas Khan Tarin Yueyan Liu Yushan Zheng Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1296: VOCs and Odor Episodes near the German & ndash;Czech Border: Social Participation, Chemical Analyses and Health Risk Assessment
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1296: VOCs and Odor Episodes near the German–Czech Border: Social Participation, Chemical Analyses and Health Risk Assessment International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph19031296 Authors: Leníček Beneš Rychlíková Šubrt Řezníček Roubal Pinto People living on both sides of the German–Czech border are subject to episodes of odor air pollution. A joint German–Czech air sampling and risk assessment project was established to identify the substances responsi...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Len íček Bene š Rychl íková Šubrt Řezníček Roubal Pinto Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1294: Influence of Social Determinants of Health on COVID-19 Infection in Socially Vulnerable Groups
The objective of this study was to analyze the influence of social determinants in health on COVID-19 infection in vulnerable social groups. A transversal epidemiological study was carried out on 746 individuals in vulnerable situations living in conditions of extreme poverty in disadvantaged areas in the province of Almeria (southeast of Spain). Social determinants of health such access to drinking water (p < 0.001) and economic income (p = 0.04) influenced the infection of COVID-19. A binary logistic regression model showed that the significant predictors of COVID-19 infection were the lack of economic income ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Morante-Garc ía Zapata-Boluda Garc ía-González Campuzano-Cuadrado Calvillo Alarc ón-Rodríguez Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1297: Factors Associated with Oral Cancerous and Precancerous Lesions in an Underserved Community: A Cross-Sectional Study
The objective of this study was to measure the prevalence of oral cancerous/precancerous lesions and determine their associated risk factors in a high-risk, underserved population. In this cross-sectional study, English-speaking adults aged 18 years and older living in a marginalized community in Edmonton were recruited from four non-profit charitable organizations. Data were collected through visual oral examinations and a questionnaire. Descriptive statistics, chi-squared tests, and logistic regressions were applied. In total, 322 participants with a mean (SD) age of 49.3 (13.5) years completed the study. Among them, 71....
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Badri Lai Ganatra Baracos Amin Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1295: Factors Associated with Work-Related Burnout among Corporate Employees Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
ce Wong Work-related burnout is common and has detrimental effects on employees in many industries. The current study aims to examine both environmental and personal factors that are associated with work-related burnout in a population of corporate employees who managed to retain their jobs amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic crisis. This cross-sectional survey served as the baseline data collection of a phase III wait-listed cluster randomised controlled trial (CRCT) of an intervention program on mental well-being at the workplace. Participants were recruited from six large-size corporations. Work-related burnout was ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lawrence T Lam Mary K Lam Prasuna Reddy Prudence Wong Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1283: Advanced Operationalization Framework for Climate-Resilient Urban Public Health Care Services: Composite Indicators-Based Scenario Assessment of Khon Kaen City, Thailand
This study offers and demonstrates a climate-resilient operationalization framework for urban public health services considering the interaction between urban development change and climate change across scales. A combination of collaborative scenario planning and tailor-made composite indicators were applied based on the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)’s climate risk concept to adhere to local realities and diverse sets of scenarios. The framework was contested in a medium-sized city with a universal health care coverage setting, Khon Kaen city, Thailand. The results show that the coupling of collaborativ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wiriya Puntub Stefan Greiving Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1298: The Social Acceptance of Smart Health Services in Japan
This study examined social acceptance concerning various factors such as trust in the city government, perceived benefits, perceived necessity, perceived risk, and concern about interventions for individuals. An online survey was conducted, and Japanese participants (N = 720) were presented with a vignette depicting a typical s-Health service overview. The results of structural equation modeling showed that trust was positively related to perceived benefit and necessity and negatively related to perceived risk and concern about interventions for individuals. Perceived benefit and trust were positively related to social acc...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Shimizu Ishizuna Osaki Hashimoto Tai Tanibe Karasawa Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1299: Assessment of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Pro-Health Behavior of Poles
Nowakowska Kus The SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic has exerted enormous impacts on individuals’ lifestyle, economics and social life. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health-promoting behaviors of a sample of the Polish population, including dietary supplementation, physical activity, eating habits, and the implementation of preventive vaccinations. Within the scope of a survey, data was collected from 1101 adult respondents residing in Poland (862 women and 239 men). An anonymous questionnaire prepared based on the scientific literature was used as a research tool....
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hoffmann Paczkowska Bo ńka Michalak Bryl Kopciuch Zaprutko Ratajczak Nowakowska Kus Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1300: How Can Cardiac Rehabilitation Promote Health Literacy? Results from a Qualitative Study in Cardiac Inpatients
te;lli Stock After acute care of a cardiac event, cardiac rehabilitation helps future disease management. Patients with low health literacy have been shown to have fewer knowledge gains from rehabilitation and higher all-cause mortality after acute cardiac events. Cardiac rehabilitation may be the best channel to target population with low health literacy, yet research on this topic is limited. Consequently, the main aim of the current study was to identify patient perceptions about the health literacy domains that are needed for successful rehabilitation of patients attending German cardiac rehabilitation clinics a...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Isselhard Lorenz Mayer-Berger Reda élli Stock Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1301: Postural Control Differences between Patients with Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction and Healthy People during Gait
Conclusion: PTTD patients showed more conservative and cautious postural strategies which may help maintain balance and reduce the need for postural adjustment during PTTD gait. They also showed more medially shifted COP patterns than healthy controls during single-support phase of walking. Dynamic postural control outcomes could be used to develop effective gait training programs aimed at alleviating a medial shift of COP (everted foot) for individuals with PTTD in order to improve their functionality and gait efficiency. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wang Latt Martin Mannen Tags: Article Source Type: research