Knowledge translation strategies designed for public health decision-making settings: a scoping review
ConclusionsThe public health KT strategies summarized and organized by this review promote a better understanding and more effective use of KT strategies. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Diabetes management interventions for homeless adults: a systematic review
ConclusionsEffective strategies for addressing the challenges and obstacles that the homeless population face, requires innovative, multi-sectored, flexible and well-coordinated models of care. Without appropriate support, these groups of people are prone to experience poor control of their diabetes; resulting in an increased risk of developing major health complications. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Transforming capacity-strengthening in an era of sustainable development
(Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The health status of newly arrived asylum-seeking minors in Denmark: a nationwide register-based study
ConclusionsThe prevalence of trauma and mental health symptoms and the association of the two were striking. Our findings underline that timely recognition and appropriate treatment of childhood traumas should be given high priority in the receiving communities. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Reflecting on knowledge translation strategies from global health research projects in Tunisia and the Republic of C ôte d’Ivoire
ConclusionsOur experiences might be useful to contexts involved in global and public health research that wish to address the “know-do gap.” (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Psychosocial school environment and health risk behaviours of adolescents in Bulgaria: results from multilevel analysis
ConclusionsThere is a significant association between characteristics of psychosocial school environment and Bulgarian adolescents ’ risk health behaviours (cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, drunkenness, bullying perpetration). Comprehensive and effective health promotion policies in Bulgarian schools are needed in order to facilitate healthy lifestyles. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Barriers to utilization of adolescent friendly health services in primary healthcare facilities in Armenia: a qualitative study
ConclusionsThe study findings shed light on different perspectives related to various challenges adolescents faced in PHC facilities in Armenia. Targeted interventions needed to improve adolescents ’ health literacy, to enhance the PHPs’ competencies and to create a friendly and welcoming environment in PHC facilities. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Seroprevalence and immunity of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and adolescents in schools in Switzerland: design for a longitudinal, school-based prospective cohort study
AbstractObjectivesThis longitudinal cohort study aims to assess the extent and patterns of seroprevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies in school-attending children, and their parents and school personnel. It will examine risk factors for infection, the relationship between seropositivity and symptoms, and temporal persistence of antibodies.MethodsThe study (Ciao Corona) will enroll a regionally representative, random sample of schools in the canton of Zurich, where 18% of the Swiss population live. Children aged 5 –16 years, attending primary and secondary schools, a...
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Positive and negative affect of university and college students during COVID-19 outbreak: a network-based survey
ConclusionsThe outbreak of COVID-19 is detrimental to university and college students ’ affect. During the outbreak response, we should strengthen the guidance and regulation for negative affect and pay attention to improving the positive affect of university and college students. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The role of burden of disease assessment in tracking progress towards achieving WHO global air quality guidelines
ConclusionsUnderstanding the BoD across countries, especially in those that do not align with the AQGs, is essential in order to inform actions to reduce air pollution globally. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

How parental migration affects early social –emotional development of left-behind children in rural China: a structural equation modeling analysis
ConclusionsLBC in early childhood may be at a high risk of social –emotional problems, which are primarily caused by the transition of family structure and function and consequently weakened home environment. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

How do advisory groups contribute to healthy public policy research?
ConclusionsThe paper suggests a broader adapted approach for gaining the benefits and addressing the challenges of working with PAGs. It opens theoretical and practical discussion of PAGs ’ role and how they can increase research translation into policy. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The contribution of the network “Health Behavior in School-aged Children” to the health of young people in Central and Eastern Europe
(Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The coronavirus pandemic should strengthen governments ’ will to invest in adolescent health
(Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Social relational factors of excessive internet use in four European countries
ConclusionsPositive family and school relationships protect adolescents against excessive internet usage, regardless of culture and indirectly —through emotional problems and POSI. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Trends and inequalities in unplanned pregnancy in three population-based birth cohorts in Pelotas, Brazil
ConclusionsThe prevalence of unplanned pregnancies decreased in the period analyzed, but it is still unjustifiably high. Efforts aimed at reducing unplanned pregnancy are vital and will require special attention to the most vulnerable groups. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Prospective associations between US state-level corruption and individual-level cardiovascular risk factors among middle-aged Americans: The National Longitudinal Survey of Youths 1979
ConclusionsOur findings suggest that higher levels of corruption contribute to increased risks of developing diabetes and hypertension. Investing resources into fighting corruption may be means to reduce the national burden of cardiovascular disease. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Intimate partner violence against women in Ethiopia and its association with unintended pregnancy: a national cross-sectional survey
ConclusionsIn Ethiopia, which has a high fertility rate (4.6 children per woman) and low use of contraception (36%), IPV including partner controlling behaviour further contributes to the problem of unintended pregnancy. Reproductive health programs should be sensitive to the relational aspects of fertility control and incorporate IPV interventions into reproductive health services. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Vaccine development in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: a balancing act on accuracy and speed
(Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The importance of resilience in adolescent mental health promotion and risk behaviour prevention
(Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Improving maternal and newborn care: cost-effectiveness of an innovation to rebrand traditional birth attendants in Sierra Leone
ConclusionsIt is critical to prioritize cost-effective interventions such as, in the case of rural Sierra Leone, community-based strategies involving rebranding TBAs as health promoters and enrolling them in health-related income generating activities. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Chronic hepatitis C virus infection in the Czech Republic and Slovakia: an analysis of patient and virus characteristics
ConclusionsThe study confirmed significant changes in the HCV genotypes partition with G3 genotype rapidly increasing in both countries, with possible impact on the WHO eradication initiative and treatment selection. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Online sales compliance with the electronic cigarettes ban in India: a content analysis
ConclusionsE-cigarettes were still highly available and accessible in an Indian capital city through online sales following a bold step taken by the country to totally ban vaping products. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Migration and sexual partnerships among unmarried young men in Thailand: a longitudinal approach
ConclusionsUnmarried men who moved to urban areas had increased sexual partnerships with stable partners and strangers. Without proper means of protection, this pattern of behavior puts these men and their sexual partners at elevated risk of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Public health programs should target unmarried male migrants for pregnancy control and STI prevention. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Associations between socioeconomic and family determinants and weight-control behaviours among adolescents
ConclusionsThe findings suggest that economic factors such as socioeconomic status and number of employed parents should be taken into account in long-term weight-control practice. The combination of WCB and family meals is the most effective method for adolescents ’ healthy weight-control behaviour. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Victims, bullies and bully –victims: prevalence and association with negative health outcomes from a cross-sectional study in São Paulo, Brazil
ConclusionsOur findings highlight the effect of bullying in adolescents ’ health, regardless of the position. Planned intersectoral efforts between parents, health and education systems to prevent bullying could therefore reduce negative health outcomes during adolescence. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Adverse perinatal outcomes among children in Switzerland: the impact of national origin and socio-economic group
ConclusionsOur results justify further investigations at the level of health services to better identify the factors causing differences in the prevalence of adverse outcomes and to take them into account in adapted health policies. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Public health in Central and Eastern Europe: research, education and practice
(Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - October 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Neonatal sepsis and its associated factors in East Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsThe prevalence of neonatal sepsis in East Africa remains high. The relevant stockholders should give attention for neonates delivered from women with intranatal fever to prevent neonatal sepsis. Pregnant women should be screened for UTI. Appropriate interventions should be put in place to manage PROM to decrease the chance of ascending microorganisms. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Physical activity barriers according to social stratification in Europe
ConclusionsSocial class is a relevant factor for low PA, with more barriers in the lower social classes. Public health institutions should implement strategies on more influential PA barriers and disadvantaged social groups. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Age-specific COVID-19 case-fatality rate: no evidence of changes over time
(Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Global Network for Academic Public Health statement on the World Health Organization ’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
(Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Correction to: ASPHER statement on racism and health: racism and discrimination obstruct public health ’s pursuit of health equity
Authors would like to correct the error in author names spotted in their original publication. Naomi Limaro corrected to Naomi Limaro NATHAN and Rhanjeet Dhonkal corrected to Ranjeet Dhonkal by this correction article. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Teacher and classmate support may keep adolescents satisfied with school and education. Does gender matter?
ConclusionTeacher and classmate support keep adolescents satisfied with school and education and might increase their chances for a healthy development. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Insufficient sleep duration in association with self-reported pain and corresponding medicine use among adolescents: a cross-sectional population-based study in Latvia
This study aims to explore the associations between weekly pain and medicine use for relevant pain and insufficient sleep duration among 11-, 13- and 15-year-old adolescents in Latvia by assessing the moderation effect of gender and age.MethodsData from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study on 2017/2018 of Latvia (n = 4412; 49.6% boys) were used. Logistic regression was applied to analyse the odds of insufficient sleep (
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Availability of public open space and the practice of leisure-time physical activity among the Brazilian adult population
AbstractObjectivesTo analyze the perceived availability of public open space (POS) in the neighborhood for physical activity (PA) over the years and its association to practice of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) among Brazilian adult population.MethodsData from the surveillance system of risk and protection factors for chronic diseases by telephone survey (Vigitel) from 2011 to 2015 were analyzed (n = 247,548). Prais–Winsten regression was used to investigate the trend of the perceived availability of POS, and Poisson regression to analyze its association to the LTPA.ResultsThe perceived availabil...
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The immediate psychological effects of Coronavirus Disease 2019 on medical and non-medical students in China
ConclusionsThe immediate psychological effects of COVID-19 on medical and non-medical students exhibit different characteristics. The outcome of this study provides implication that providing accurate and transparent information about the epidemic and appropriate COVID-19-based knowledge in accessible ways will contribute to the public's mental health during the outbreak. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

School is (not) calling: the associations of gender, family affluence, disruptions in the social context and learning difficulties with school satisfaction among adolescents in Slovakia
ConclusionsThe key is to create a stimulating and encouraging environment at school, where children successfully learn functional literacy and feel well. The more satisfaction pupils get from school, the more likely is a favourable educational trajectory for them. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Identifying factors associated with obesity traits in undergraduate students: a scoping review
ConclusionsThis review identifies a need for higher quality evidence to support results from cross-sectional studies and replication of findings of longitudinal studies. This review identifies gaps in the literature, generates hypotheses, guides researchers to plan future studies, and helps decision-makers design obesity-prevention programs in universities. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The psychosocial impact of flu influenza pandemics on healthcare workers and lessons learnt for the COVID-19 emergency: a rapid review
ConclusionsThis rapid review offers an overview of the major concerns regarding HCWs ’ psychosocial well-being and possible preventive strategies, which could be useful for the current COVID-19 outbreak and similar future pandemics. Studies suggested to invest on preventive psychological, social, family and physical support and to guaranteeing reasonable work conditions and others in order to protect HCWs from the long-lasting psychological effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Analysing persuasive marketing of ultra-processed foods on Brazilian television
ConclusionsThe results showed that food advertising on Brazilian free television is marked by UPF, with the predominant use of persuasive advertising strategies, demonstrating a lack of enforcement of the current regulatory legislation in the country. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

“Why not ask the doctor?” Barriers in help-seeking for sexual problems among older adults in Poland
ConclusionsEmploying qualitative methodology to understand why older adults from conservative cultures do not seek help for their sexual problems might contribute to existing literature by providing evidence from different cultural settings, and help to develop and implement appropriate interventions. Implications related to health providers ’ attitude towards older patients’ concerns are further discussed. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Interplay between adolescent physical activity and life satisfaction: gender as potential effect modifier
In this study, we analyzed how the PA is associated with life satisfaction among adolescent girls and boys.MethodsData for this study were collected in April –June 2018 during the international HBSC survey in Lithuania (n = 4191, aged 13.9 ± 1.69 years). From self-report questionnaire, the indicators reflecting PA, life satisfaction, body image, somatic complaints, wellbeing, demographic, and socioeconomic status were analyzed. Bivariate analysis used Chi-squared test, multivariate associations—logistic regression method.ResultsModerate-to-vigorous PA was sufficient among...
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Smoking as a weight control strategy of Serbian adolescents
ConclusionsFindings call for incorporating and strengthening interventions for adolescents ’ weight control management and mental health as part of smoking prevention and cessation programs. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Emancipation versus normality in the Global South
(Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Climate and climate-sensitive diseases in semi-arid regions: a systematic review
ConclusionsThis review summarized the state of art of the relationship between climate and CSDs in semi-arid regions. Moreover, a research agenda was provided, which is fundamental for health policy development, priority setting and public health management. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Is the ‘Nordic Paradox’ an illusion? Measuring intimate partner violence against women in Europe
ConclusionsOur findings suggest that the prevalence of IPV tends to be higher in more gender egalitarian countries because union formation and dissolution occur more often, but not because men are necessarily more violent against their partners. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Psychosocial determinants of sexual norms and their impact on sexual debut in Polish adolescents
ConclusionsThe norms of sexual morality should be included in the analysis of the determinants of adolescent sexual behaviours along with an investigation of complex causal models. The results may contribute to improvement in sexual health promotion. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Practical competencies for public health education: a global analysis
ConclusionsThe Global Charter provides a mechanism for comparing competency sets, checking public health curricula content, informing competency framework and curricula (re)design, and planning and monitoring workforce needs. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Searching for online health information instead of seeing a physician: a cross-sectional study among high school students in Belgrade, Serbia
ConclusionsSetting up safe and supportive online platform could help adolescents improve health education. Physicians who see adolescent patients should encourage discussions about sensitive health topics. (Source: International Journal of Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Public Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research