Correction to: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic among Bangladeshi youth: a web-based cross-sectional analysis
A Correction to this paper has been published:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-021-01488-z (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Polish students ’ knowledge of dietary supplements
ConclusionMulti-component products taken for a period of less than 3  months to supplement a deficit for a given component were used the most often. One product was taken at a time. The respondents read product information and followed the recommended doses. Over 50% of the studied population was aware of the negative effects of DS. Adverse symptoms of DS use were observed by 5% of the respondents. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A comparative study of quality of health care services of public and private hospitals in Ghana
ConclusionThe study concluded that better health care services are provided by private hospitals. It was recommended that public health care providers should improve upon their quality health care services as more people visit the public health care centres due to their low health care cost. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Incubation period for COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionThis review provides sufficient evidence for the incubation period of COVID-19 through various studies, which can be helpful in planning preventive and control measures for the disease. The pooled estimate from the meta-analysis is a valid and reliable estimate of the incubation period for COVID-19. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

COVID-19: the transition towards a new normal —experiences from the European country of Malta
ConclusionMalta ’s COVID-19 response team managed to contain the first wave following an all-of-society and all-of-government approach. The healthcare system was equipped with an adequate number of beds and ventilators. The three transition phases instituted have shifted the Maltese population from a partial lock down to a new normality with low fluctuating COVID-19 daily positive cases during the transition period. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - February 21, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Correction to: Exploring the relationship between oral high-risk HPV infection and sexual behavior among over 400 medical professionals in Japan
A Correction to this paper has been published:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-020-01410-z (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Spatio-temporal clustering analysis of dengue disease in Peninsular Malaysia
ConclusionsFrom the results, there were significant spatial cluster, temporal cluster, and spatio-temporal clusters of dengue disease incidence in Peninsular Malaysia for 2015, 2016, and 2017. Results from spatial clustering focused on areas in Selangor as the dengue clustered area and results from temporal clustering revealed the weeks in October until December as the dengue clustered period. Meanwhile, the spatio-temporal clustering demonstrated that there exists another clustered region of high dengue disease incidence in different areas and time periods. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Relationship between physical activity, healthy lifestyle and COVID-19 disease severity; a cross-sectional study
AbstractAimThe COVID-19 pandemic is a global health emergency, and therefore the prevention and treatment of this disease is an important priority of world health. In the present study, some risk factors, including unhealthy nutrition, obesity, and physical inactivity, were assessed in patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, and their effects on the severity and duration of disease were evaluated.Subject and methodsThe present study was a cross-sectional study. Data was collected from all patients who visited the respiratory emergency department from March 20, 2020 to April 24, 2020 in the University Hospital. The outcome measu...
Source: Journal of Public Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Quality of life in Hungarian polio survivors
AbstractAimThe number of Hungarian polio patients can be estimated at approximately 3000. Polio infection is currently affecting people 56 –65 years of age. The aim of the study was to reveal the quality of life of patients living with polio virus in Hungary.Subject and methodsThe quantitative cross-sectional study was conducted in January –April 2017 among polyomyelitis patients living in Hungary. In the non-random, targeted, expert sample selection, the target group was composed of patients infected with poliovirus (N = 268). We have excluded those who refused to sign the consent statement....
Source: Journal of Public Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

RETRACTED ARTICLE: Homeopathy combat against coronavirus disease (Covid-19)
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Source: Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Fall incidence in hospitalized patients and prediction of its risk factors using a weighted Poisson model
AbstractAimFalls in hospital as a major cause of disability and death threaten patients ’ safety and quality of life. We studied fall incidence in hospital, and predicted its risk factors using weighted Poisson (WP) model versus other models.MethodThis cross-sectional study was performed on the patients referred to two central hospitals in Qazvin, Iran between 2017 and 2019. The data were collected using the Morse scale and fall reporting forms in the hospital patient safety units (288 falls). Factors including age, gender, time of fall, fall location, cause of fall and its complications, drugs administrated, disease...
Source: Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Integrating the patient voice into pharmacoepidemiology research on the benefits and harms of medication
ConclusionThere is a need for training the patient community and for adapting existing patient engagement standards to expand patient involvement in pharmacoepidemiologic research. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Association between back pain and subjective health, wellbeing and sleep problems among older adults in six middle-income countries: a cross-sectional study
In this study, we examine the association of back pain with four health outcomes — poor self-rated health, impairments in activities of daily living (1+ADL), sleep problems and World Health Organization Quality of Life score (WHOQOL) — and to study what extent the association differs by age group.MethodsNationally representative data from World Health Organization ’s Study on global AGEing and adult health (WHO-SAGE) consisting of 33,878 older adults aged 50 or above were analyzed. The linkages of back pain with poor self-rated health, impairments in activities of daily living (1+ADL), and sleep problems ...
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The effect of home medication review in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review
ConclusionWe found that HMR provides a modest benefit in improving health care utilization and some medication measures. However, the studies were quite variable in how HMR was delivered, and in the outcome measures reported. The magnitude of benefit from HMR appears insufficient to warrant a policy change at this time.PROSPERO registrationCRD42019126925. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Correction to: Budget impact of botulinum toxin treatment for spasticity after stroke — a German perspective
A Correction to this paper has been published: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-020-01470-1 (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The effect of local neighbourhood park redevelopments on park visitations and user physical activity levels: a pe –post test evaluation
AbstractAimTo examine the influence of redeveloping two parks based on consultation with local community and stakeholders on park visitation rates and activity levels of park users.Subject and methodsPre –post design. Two local neighbourhood parks located in low socioeconomic areas in the regional city of Bundaberg, Australia. Number of park visitors and park users’ activity levels were assessed using SOPARC pre (April–August 2013) and post (April–May 2014) park redevelopment. Park data were pooled for analysis. Pre–post differences in the park visitors and park user activity levels were exami...
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

From behavioral risk factors to metabolic risk factors of non-communicable diseases: a path analysis using national survey data in Vietnam
ConclusionThe pathways from behavioral risk factors to metabolic risk factors were different between females and males. Findings from this study should be used to develop the policy and prevention strategies appropriately for males and females to improve the helath of the population. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The mental health of refugees in the USA: changes and the unchanged
ConclusionsSome implications of such echoing include that the means by which the scientific communities approach the topic of mental health of refugees has largely been unchanged. Also, various refugee communities in the US appear to share similar mental health conditions and experiences, irrespective of when and where they resettle. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic among Bangladeshi youth: a web-based cross-sectional analysis
This study aimed to assess knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) toward COVID-19 among youth in Bangladesh.Subject and methodsA cross-sectional survey was conducted from 5 May to 25 May 2020. People aged between 18 and 35  years were approached via social media to complete an online questionnaire that consisted of socio-demographic information and KAP toward COVID-19. Descriptive statistics, t-tests, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), and multiple logistic regression analyses were conducted.ResultsOut of 707 survey participants, 57.1% were male, the majority were students (60.3%), aged 24-29 years (61.5%), havi...
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A county-level study of the effects of state-mandated COVID-19 lockdowns on urban and rural restaurant visits using consumers ’ cell phone geo-location data
ConclusionsThese results contribute to previous studies on the dearth of healthy food in rural and poorer regions, and inform important public policy response in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Asking future doctors: what support options do medical students want to cope with medical school?
ConclusionMedical students require supportive study conditions. Specific subgroups of medical students could not be correlated to a particular support program. Thus, we need a support program that addresses students ’ wishes, not a program based on feasibility, staff interests or passions. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Should we enhance patient participation in cardiac rehabilitation? An analysis of the perspective of health professionals on setting rehabilitation goals
ConclusionCurrent practice with regard to goal setting in cardiac rehabilitation is altogether on a relatively good level in the rehabilitation centres taking part in the study. The communication style in the form of specific behaviour components of health professionals has important implications for patient participation within goal setting in cardiac rehabilitation. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Health literacy needs among migrant populations in France: validity testing and potential contribution of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ)
ConclusionThis study adds to the growing body of evidence ensuring the cross-cultural validity of the HLQ lying on culturally generic translated item concepts. This is of importance for the exploration of both health literacy strengths and weaknesses, which provides critical insights into potentially relevant responsiveness to the needs of vulnerable persons experiencing the complex challenges of migration. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Meta-MUMS COVID-19 web server: an online daily monitoring server for comparative and cumulative epidemiological analysis
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Source: Journal of Public Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The Environmental Cleanliness and Clutter Scale (ECCS) in the management of sanitary risks in dwellings of hoarders in North Italy
ConclusionThe ECCS score made an evaluation of the severity of hoarding/squalor, and supported the Local Health Protection Agency personnel in making decisions about timing and type of intervention. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Challenges for national deworming policy in Indonesia: experience from Bandung district West Java province
ConclusionsThis study has demonstrated the challenges sustaining a consistent nationwide campaign over a wide area such as in Indonesia. In conclusion, we recommended that further nationwide evaluation is required —placing emphasis on dissemination of policy to ensure more standardized conduct. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitude, and preventive behaviors of Hormozgan residents toward COVID-19, one month after the epidemic in Iran
ConclusionThe present findings show that participants had a relatively good level of knowledge, positive attitude, and good behavior concerning COVID-19. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The COVID-19 epidemic in Poland and its influence on the quality of life of university students (young adults) in the context of restricted access to public spaces
ConclusionThe respondents were significantly affected by the absence of direct social interactions which, in their opinion, can be only partially compensated for by remote contact. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Association between active transport habits and physical activity levels in a diverse sample of college students in the United States
ConclusionsThe variation by race/ethnicity in AT participation and the relationship between AT and PA has implications for long-term health outcomes and health disparities. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The built environment and asthma: Los Angeles case study
ConclusionsThe findings indicate that high population density contributes to a reduction in acute care utilization for asthma and underscore the beneficial roles of land use mix and a larger share of open/ recreation space for respiratory health by promoting physical activity and improving air quality. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

An ecological approach to exploring factors affecting substance use relapse: a systematic review
ConclusionAccording to the findings of the present study, it is indicated that designing interventions approaches based on the ecological model to prevent relapse of substance use seems to be useful. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A program for screening elementary and junior high school students for musculoskeletal disorders: a cross-sectional study
ConclusionsIf scoliosis surgery may be prevented by musculoskeletal screening and orthotic treatment, it is possible that the outcomes may justify the examination costs. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

An online observational study assessing clinical characteristics and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health: a perspective study from Bangladesh
ConclusionIn most cases, middle age, male, and healthy workers were patients. Fever and cough were the standard presentations. Approximately two-thirds or 66.67% of patients had anxiety and depression, one or both. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The influence of institutional factors on patient –provider communication and interactions in the U.S. healthcare system
ConclusionOur study shows that having a usual source of care is an important component in patient –provider communication and interactions, beyond patients’ personal characteristics. We also show that having a physician (or any other individual practitioner) rather than a healthcare facility, such as an outpatient clinic, as a usual source of care further improves patient–provider communic ation and interactions. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A nationwide injury database analysis of severity and mortality in alcohol-related injury, South Korea
ConclusionAlcohol-related injuries in South Korea have a higher incidence in males, and night-time ED visits and intentional injury mechanisms are significantly higher than in the group who do not use alcohol. Alcohol-related injuries are associated with a higher trauma severity and death rate. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Measuring of the socio-economic causes of infant mortality in Macedonia, Turkey and Albania
ConclusionsThe results seem to be consistent with many of the other studies in the economics and public health literature measuring the socioeconomic effects on infant mortality rate. The macroeconomic variables influence infant mortality in these three countries in different ways. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Impact of basic life support training on knowledge of cardiac patients about first aid for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
ConclusionGeneral knowledge about BLS is poor. BLS training in cardiac patients improves knowledge about first aid for OHCA. Education and hands-on training are crucial to improve outcomes. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

2019-nCoV effects, transmission and preventive measures: an overview
ConclusionBased on the review, it can be inferred that it is important to boost one ’s immune system and to stay healthy by developing healthy habits of food intake, sleep, exercise, personal hygiene and so on. Practicing social distancing with a self-motivated attitude will help to control the virus to a large extent. The current situation also demands a great sense of responsib ility of people towards society by protecting oneself from the virus in order to protect the society one lives in. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

“Antibiotics heal all diseases”; the factors influencing the pratices of self-medication with antibiotics in Maputo City, Mozambique
ConclusionThe practices of SMA are influenced by various  factors that flow from the health care system, to the participant’s health-seeking behavior. These are reinforced by the public’s cultural belief that “antibiotics heal all diseases,” which determines the social representations of medicines shape the attitudes and behaviors of SMA. The c ulturally rooted behavior, the social representations of the health care system, and the therapeutic itineraries the public adopt are to be considered as having an ever-present effect on all different stages of the disease and healing proc...
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A qualitative study conducted in the United States exploring the perspectives of Brazilian immigrant fathers about their preschool-age children ’s physical activity and screen time
ConclusionsThis is the first study conducted with Brazilian fathers living in the United States exploring fathers ’ perspectives on PA and ST. Findings may assist in the of development of family-based interventions to promote healthy PA and ST behaviors among this ethnic minority population. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Impact of drug abuse on academic performance and physical health: a cross-sectional comparative study among university students in Bangladesh
This study aims to investigate the differences in academic performance between drug abusers and non-abusers, and the factors associated with drug abuse among university students in Bangladesh.MethodsThe study was a cross-sectional survey among the students of five public and semi-public universities in Bangladesh. The sample size was drawn by using the snowball sampling technique. Face-to-face interviews were used to collect data, and the data were analyzed using SPSS 25.0.ResultsOf the 436 participants, 54.59% (n = 238) were drug abusers. Male students (68.43%) were found to be significantly (p 
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Development of the Thai semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire (semi-FFQ) for people at risk for metabolic syndrome
This study aimed to describe the development of a Thai semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire (Thai semi-FFQ) for people at risk people for metabolic syndrome.MethodsData from the Thailand National Food Consumption Survey was used to analyze food lists and portion sizes of single food items. Data for Thai mixed dishes were lacking. Hence, data on mixed dishes were collected from five cafeterias at Siriraj Hospital in Thailand. Three samples of each food item were used to weigh the major ingredients. The nutritive values were calculated using Thai food composition software. Nutrient profiling criteria (NP) were used ...
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The Romanian consumers ’ perception regarding the safety of dietary supplements
AbstractAimThe efficacy and security of food supplements are largely used terms nowadays, giving rise to controversies regarding the safety or risks that may occur in consuming such products.Subject and methodsIn the international literature, there are studies regarding the consumption of dietary supplements from a medical or sociological point of view. The present study focused on the analysis of the Romanian population ’s opinion regarding the safety of dietary supplements (from the consumer protection point of view), also identifying the profile of the Romanian consumers in terms of consuming supplements, the perc...
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Survey on the knowledge level and attitudes of university students about human papilloma virus infection and vaccination and assessing healthy living behaviors
ConclusionKnowledge of HPV infection and vaccination is important for young women. It is necessary to develop healthy lifestyle behaviors during university education. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Charting a path towards a public health approach for gambling harm prevention
ConclusionGambling harm is a public health issue requiring greater attention to health assessment and surveillance data development. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Working conditions and occupational stress among nurses in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional pilot study
This study aimed to investigate the association of sociodemographic characteristics and occupational characteristics with stress experienced by nurses working in a specialized hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh.MethodsA cross-sectional study design was employed involving 155 nurses working in the National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (NICVD). Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire with the Bengali version of the Occupational Stress Index (OSI). Both univariate (Student t-test or ANOVA) and multivariate analyses (linear regression) were performed to identify the sociodemographic and work-related facto...
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A systematic review of factors leading to occupational injuries and fatalities
This study also addresses the main areas of concern for stakeholders to promote organizational development and safety culture. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

COVID-19 in Bangladesh: measuring differences in individual precautionary behaviors among young adults
ConclusionHaving better knowledge did not ensure better adoption of precautionary behaviors among the participants. In effect, the government ’s strong intervention to keep people maintaining social distance and a strict lockdown in severely affected areas are probable immediate solutions. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Health implications of maltreated children exposed to domestic violence
ConclusionDomestic violence is a fundamental problem in the US that can lead to detrimental health and developmental issues in children. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A review of tobacco abuse and its epidemiological consequences
ConclusionThe need for further research to develop better methods and research based policies for safe cigarette smoking and workable cessation strategies must be a priority in order to deal with the tobacco epidemic. Campaigns to promote tobacco cessation and abstinence are recommended in this review as a sure measure to mitigate against the deleterious impacts caused by cigarette smoking and tobacco abuse. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research