Introduction of Vaccinomics to Develop Personalized Vaccines in Light of Changes in the Usage of Hantaan Virus Vaccine (Hantavax ®) in Korea.
Introduction of Vaccinomics to Develop Personalized Vaccines in Light of Changes in the Usage of Hantaan Virus Vaccine (Hantavax®) in Korea. J Prev Med Public Health. 2019 Sep;52(5):277-280 Authors: Bae JM Abstract The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of Korea made an official announcement in March 2018 that the total number of inoculations of Hantaan virus vaccine (Hantavax®) would change from 3 to 4. Some aspects of this decision remain controversial. Based on the characteristics of Hantaan virus (HTNV) and its role in the pathogenesis of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, it might be dif...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Measurement of Socioeconomic Position in Research on Cardiovascular Health Disparities in Korea: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Future studies should develop and utilize valid compositional and contextual measures and appraise social patterns that vary across time, place, and culture using such measures. Studies should also consider multilevel influences, adding a focus on the interactions between different levels of intertwined SEP factors to advance the design of research. More attention should be given to composite and life-course measures. PMID: 31588697 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Associations Between Activities Outside Work and Presenteeism Among Korean Wage Workers: An Analysis Using a Nationwide Survey.
CONCLUSIONS: Certain activities outside work, such as self-development or leisure/sports, were related to presenteeism among Korean wage workers. Although many previous studies have emphasized the positive effects of those activities on health, this study documented negative effects of these activities outside work on health. PMID: 31588698 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Microbusinesses and Occupational Stress: Emotional Demands, Job Resources, and Depression Among Korean Immigrant Microbusiness Owners in Toronto, Canada.
CONCLUSIONS: One in two Korean immigrants choose self-employment, most typically in family-owned microbusinesses that involve emotionally taxing dealings with clients and suppliers. However, the benefits of job satisfaction and security may protect MBOs from the adverse mental health effects of job stress. PMID: 31588699 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Estimating Influenza-associated Mortality in Korea: The 2009-2016 Seasons.
CONCLUSIONS: Influenza-associated mortality was substantial during this period, especially in the elderly. By subtype, influenza A(H3N2) virus made the largest contribution to influenza-associated mortality. PMID: 31588700 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Reliability and Validity of the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol for Public Hospitals in Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that the AEP could potentially be applied to Korean public hospitals as a reliable and valid instrument for assessing the appropriateness of admissions. PMID: 31588701 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Patients' and General Practitioners' Views About Preventive Care in Family Medicine in Switzerland: A Cross-sectional Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite an unfavorable context of prevention within the healthcare system, preventive care in family medicine is reasonably good in Switzerland. However, some limitations appear regarding the topics and the circumstances of preventive care delivery. A global effort is needed to implement necessary changes, and the responsibility should be broadened to other stakeholders. PMID: 31588702 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Association Between Dental Implants and Cognitive Function in Community-dwelling Older Adults in Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: Dental implants were associated with cognitive function in older adults living in the community. Dental implants as tooth replacements may play a role in preserving cognitive function. PMID: 31588703 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

The Protective Effect of Maternal Folic Acid Supplementation on Childhood Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Case-control Studies.
Conclusions: Maternal folic acid supplementation was found to have a protective effect against childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Thus, healthcare professionals are recommended to provide regular health education and health promotion to the community on the benefits of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy. PMID: 31396374 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Measuring and decomposing socioeconomic inequality in catastrophic healthcare expenditures in Iran.
Conclusions: This study revealed that CHE is disproportionately concentrated among poor households in Iran. Health policies to reduce socioeconomic inequality in facing CHE in Iran should focus on socioeconomically disadvantaged households. PMID: 31396375 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Breast Self-examination Behavior Among Female Healthcare Workers in Iran: The Role of Social Support Theory.
Authors: Bashirian S, Barati M, Shoar LM, Mohammadi Y, Dogonchi M Abstract Objectives: In women, breast cancer is the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death. Screening tests are the basis for early diagnosis. In Iranian women, the mortality rate of breast cancer is high due to insufficient screening examinations and delayed visits for care. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the factors affecting breast self-examinations among Iranian women employed in medical careers. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 501 women working in the medical professions at Hamadan University of Medic...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Interactions of Behavioral Changes in Smoking, High-risk Drinking, and Weight Gain in a Population of 7.2 Million in Korea.
Conclusions: These results obtained using a large-scale population-based database documented interactions among lifestyle factors over time. PMID: 31396377 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Self-efficacy to Engage in Physical Activity and Overcome Barriers, Sedentary Behavior, and Their Relation to Body Mass Index Among Elderly Indonesians With Diabetes.
This study investigated barriers to physical activity (PA), self-efficacy to overcome those barriers, and PA self-efficacy among elderly individuals with diabetes in relation to BMI. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 56 participants. Data were collected by a questionnaire interview and direct measurements for anthropometric data. PA self-efficacy was measured using 8 questions describing different levels of PA, where participants rated the strength of their belief that they could engage in that activity. Self-efficacy to overcome barriers was measured using 10 questions capturing participants' confidence in ...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Effects of the Short Foot Exercise With Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation on Navicular Height in Flexible Flatfoot in Thailand: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Authors: Namsawang J, Eungpinichpong W, Vichiansiri R, Rattanathongkom S Abstract Objectives: Flatfoot, or low medial longitudinal arch, contributes to back and lower extremity injuries and is caused by weak abductor hallucis (AbdH) muscles. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of short foot exercise (SFE) alone or with neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) on navicular height, the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the AbdH muscle, and AbdH muscle activity in flexible flatfoot. Methods: Thirty-six otherwise healthy people with flexible flatfoot were randomly assigned to a group that receiv...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Perceptions of Contraception and Patterns of Switching Contraceptive Methods Among Family-planning Acceptors in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.
Conclusions: Perceptions among FP-accepting women were found to play an important role in their patterns of switching contraceptive methods. Hence, fostering a better understanding of contraception through high-quality counseling is needed to improve perceptions and thereby to encourage rational, effective, and efficient contraceptive use. PMID: 31396380 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Background and Activities of the Samsung Ombudsperson Commission in Korea.
Conclusions: The Commission will monitor the execution of the suggested tasks and provide advice and guidance to ensure that Samsung's semiconductor and liquid crystal display production lines are safer. PMID: 31396381 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Proposal to Revise the Screening Test for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Close Contacts at Elementary Schools in Korea.
Authors: Bae JM Abstract The 2018 National Guideline for Tuberculosis Control, which was published by the Korea Centers for Diseases Prevention and Control (KCDC), mandates conducting an epidemiological survey among close contacts of active tuberculosis patients at public institutions such as schools. In the procedure for these surveys, the tuberculin skin test (TST) is mandated as the screening test for latent tuberculosis infection in elementary school students. However, several guidelines recommend using the interferon-gamma releasing assay (IGRA) for contacts aged over 5 years with a Bacillus Calmette-Gué...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

The Protective Effect of Maternal Folic Acid Supplementation on Childhood Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Case-control Studies.
CONCLUSIONS: Maternal folic acid supplementation was found to have a protective effect against childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Thus, healthcare professionals are recommended to provide regular health education and health promotion to the community on the benefits of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy. PMID: 31390683 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Measuring and decomposing socioeconomic inequality in catastrophic healthcare expenditures in Iran.
CONCLUSIONS: This study revealed that CHE is disproportionately concentrated among poor households in Iran. Health policies to reduce socioeconomic inequality in facing CHE in Iran should focus on socioeconomically disadvantaged households. PMID: 31390684 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Breast Self-examination Behavior Among Female Healthcare Workers in Iran: The Role of Social Support Theory.
CONCLUSIONS: The frequency of practicing self-examinations among women employees in the medical sector was low; considering the influence of social support as a factor promoting screening, it is necessary to pay attention to influential people in women's lives when designing educational interventions. PMID: 31390685 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Interactions of Behavioral Changes in Smoking, High-risk Drinking, and Weight Gain in a Population of 7.2 Million in Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: These results obtained using a large-scale population-based database documented interactions among lifestyle factors over time. PMID: 31390686 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Self-efficacy to Engage in Physical Activity and Overcome Barriers, Sedentary Behavior, and Their Relation to Body Mass Index Among Elderly Indonesians With Diabetes.
CONCLUSIONS: Physical inactivity was a major problem in elderly individuals with diabetes, and was correlated with higher BMI. Lower levels of PA might be mediated by sedentary activity. PMID: 31390687 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Effects of the Short Foot Exercise With Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation on Navicular Height in Flexible Flatfoot in Thailand: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: SFE with NMES was more effective than SFE alone in increasing AbdH muscle activity. Therefore, SFE with NMES should be recommended to correct or prevent abnormalities in people with flexible flatfoot by a physiotherapist or medical care team. PMID: 31390688 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Perceptions of Contraception and Patterns of Switching Contraceptive Methods Among Family-planning Acceptors in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.
CONCLUSIONS: Perceptions among FP-accepting women were found to play an important role in their patterns of switching contraceptive methods. Hence, fostering a better understanding of contraception through high-quality counseling is needed to improve perceptions and thereby to encourage rational, effective, and efficient contraceptive use. PMID: 31390689 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Background and Activities of the Samsung Ombudsperson Commission in Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: The Commission will monitor the execution of the suggested tasks and provide advice and guidance to ensure that Samsung's semiconductor and liquid crystal display production lines are safer. PMID: 31390690 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Proposal to Revise the Screening Test for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Close Contacts at Elementary Schools in Korea.
Authors: Bae JM Abstract The 2018 National Guideline for Tuberculosis Control, which was published by the Korea Centers for Diseases Prevention and Control (KCDC), mandates conducting an epidemiological survey among close contacts of active tuberculosis patients at public institutions such as schools. In the procedure for these surveys, the tuberculin skin test (TST) is mandated as the screening test for latent tuberculosis infection in elementary school students. However, several guidelines recommend using the interferon-gamma releasing assay (IGRA) for contacts aged over 5 years with a Bacillus Calmette-Gué...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Statement on Health Rights in the New Constitution.
Authors: Korea Health Rights Working Group Abstract PMID: 31163948 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Non-linear Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Korean Males.
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed that both high and low BMI were associated with severe LUTS. PMID: 31163949 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Stillbirth Among Pregnant Women in Nepal.
CONCLUSIONS: Stillbirth continues to be a major problem among women, especially those with higher maternal age, those who are illiterate, and residents of certain geographical regions. To minimize stillbirth in Nepal, plans and policies should be focused on women with low education levels and residents of rural areas, especially in the western mountain and far-western hill regions. PMID: 31163950 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Transformational Leadership and Depressive Symptoms in Germany: Validation of a Short Transformational Leadership Scale.
CONCLUSIONS: The shortened core TL seems to be a valid instrument for research and training purposes in the context of TL and depressive symptoms in employees. Of particular note, men reporting poor TL were more likely to report depressive symptoms. PMID: 31163951 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Epidemiological Features of Human Cases After Bites/Scratches From Rabies-suspected Animals in Zenica-Doboj Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
CONCLUSIONS: Zenica-Doboj Canton is a rabies-free region. Due to the high rate of stray animals not undergoing veterinary observations, the non-existence of a unique dog registry, and the consequent lack of information about stray animals in terms of number, vaccination, neutering, and euthanasia, there is an urgent need for improving the prevention and control of rabies within the One Health framework. PMID: 31163952 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Upper Endoscopy up to 3 Years Prior to a Diagnosis of Gastric Cancer Is Associated With Lower Stage of Disease in a USA Multiethnic Urban Population, a Retrospective Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Endoscopic screening and surveillance in select high-risk populations might increase diagnoses of curable-stage NCGC. These findings warrant confirmation in larger, prospective studies. PMID: 31163953 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Incidence of Scarlet Fever in Children in Jeju Province, Korea, 2002-2016: An Age-period-cohort Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that the recent outbreak of scarlet fever among children in Jeju Province might be explained through the cohort effect. As children born after 2009 showed a higher risk of scarlet fever, further descriptive epidemiological studies are needed. PMID: 31163954 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics of Confirmed Cases of Severe Fever With Thrombocytopenia Syndrome in Jeju Province, Korea, 2014-2018.
CONCLUSIONS: Compared to SFTS patients nationwide in 2013-2015, the subjects of this study exhibited a lower case fatality rate and had a lower incidence of severe fever, myalgia, and confusion. PMID: 31163955 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

What Else Is Needed in the Korean Government's Master Plan for People With Developmental Disabilities?
Authors: Lee JY, Yun J Abstract On September 12, 2018, President Jae-In Moon announced the Comprehensive Plan for Lifelong Care for People with Developmental Disabilities, with representatives from the associated government branches (Ministry of Health and Welfare, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Employment and Labor) in attendance. The goals of this plan are to provide health, medical, rehabilitative, special education, and social welfare services according to the life-stages of the affected individuals; to reduce parental pressure; to promote social interventions; and to enhance community-level participati...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Our Valuable Contributors: Reviewers of 2018.
Authors: Cho SI Abstract PMID: 30971072 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

A Scoping Review of Components of Physician-induced Demand for Designing a Conceptual Framework.
CONCLUSIONS: A conceptual framework that can clearly describe interactions between the components that influence induced demand is a critical step in providing a scientific basis for understanding physicians' behavior, particularly in the field of health economics. PMID: 30971073 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

'Pneumonia Weather': Short-term Effects of Meteorological Factors on Emergency Room Visits Due to Pneumonia in Seoul, Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: The term 'pneumonia temperature' is valid. Pneumonia temperature was associated with an increased risk of ER visits for pneumonia, while warm average temperatures and large diurnal temperature ranges showed protective effects. PMID: 30971074 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Factors Related to Smoking Status Among Young Adults: An Analysis of Younger and Older Young Adults in Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: Strong correlations were found between the observed variables and smoking behaviors among young adults. Determining the factors affecting smoking and designing interventions based on these factors are essential for smoking cessation in young adults. PMID: 30971075 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Objectively Measured Physical Activity of Vietnamese Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: Opportunities to Intervene.
CONCLUSIONS: Vietnamese men with T2D were less physically active than those without T2D, and adults with T2D were less likely to meet PA guidelines. The results suggest a need for integrating PA into the self-management of this chronic condition. PMID: 30971076 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

The Effects of Socio-demographic Characteristics on Indonesian Women's Knowledge of HIV/AIDS: A Cross-sectional Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Indonesian women's insufficient knowledge related to HIV/AIDS shows that the provision of accurate and comprehensive information related to HIV/AIDS are components of prevention and control interventions that should be improved. With greater knowledge, women are expected to be more likely to determine their own and their partners' human immunodeficiency virus status and to take appropriate preventive steps. PMID: 30971077 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Tuberculosis in Timor-Leste: Results From the Demographic and Health Survey 2016.
CONCLUSIONS: This study identified socio-demographic risk factors for deficiences in population-based TB knowledge in Timor-Leste; these findings should be considered when designing TB communication, prevention, and control strategies. PMID: 30971078 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Impact of Changes in Maternal Age and Parity Distribution on the Increasing Trends in the Low Birth Weight and Very Low Birth Weight Rates in South Korea, 2005-2015.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated that shifts in maternal age and parity were prominent contributors to the increase in the LBW and VLBW rates among singleton births between 2005 and 2015 in South Korea. PMID: 30971079 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Validity of Self-reported Hypertension and Factors Related to Discordance Between Self-reported and Objectively Measured Hypertension: Evidence From a Cohort Study in Iran.
CONCLUSIONS: The sensitivity and specificity of self-reported HTN were acceptable, suggesting that this method can be used for public health initiatives in the absence of countrywide HTN control and detection programs. PMID: 30971080 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Estimating the Survival of Patients With Lung Cancer: What Is the Best Statistical Model?
CONCLUSIONS: Our results showed that the exponential model was the most precise. This model identified age, sex, and type of cancer as factors that predicted survival in patients with lung cancer. PMID: 30971081 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Our Valuable Contributors: Reviewers of 2017.
Authors: Cho SI PMID: 30915198 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

High Temperatures and Kidney Disease Morbidity: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that morbidity due to kidney disease increases at high temperatures. We also found significant results in subgroup analyses. However, further time-series analyses are needed to obtain more generalizable evidence. PMID: 30742756 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - February 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Health Indicators Related to Disease, Death, and Reproduction.
Authors: Choi J, Ki M, Kwon HJ, Park B, Bae S, Oh CM, Chun BC, Oh GJ, Lee YH, Lee TY, Cheong HK, Choi BY, Park JH, Park SK Abstract One of the primary goals of epidemiology is to quantify various aspects of a population's health, illness, and death status and the determinants (or risk factors) thereof by calculating health indicators that measure the magnitudes of various conditions. There has been some confusion regarding health indicators, with discrepancies in usage among organizations such as the World Health Organization the, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the CDC of other countries, and...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - February 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Impact of Regional Cardiocerebrovascular Centers on Myocardial Infarction Patients in Korea: A Fixed-effects Model.
CONCLUSIONS: The establishment of RCCVCs increased the number of treatment cases of female, without increasing the mortality rate. Therefore, the RCCVCs might have prevented potential untreated deaths by increasing the preparedness and capacity of hospitals to treat acute myocardial infarction patients. PMID: 30742758 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - February 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Self-esteem as a Moderator of the Effects of Happiness, Depression, and Hostility on Suicidality Among Early Adolescents in Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that various interventions, such as counseling programs, should be designed to alleviate hostility and depression and to enhance happiness and self-esteem among early adolescents. PMID: 30742759 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - February 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research