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Is the environment in kindergarten associated with the vegetables served and eaten? The BRA Study.
CONCLUSIONS: This study indicates that the economic environment in a kindergarten seems to be positively associated with the vegetables served and eaten there. This is of high relevance for public health policy as vegetable consumption is an important factor in reducing the risk of non-communicable diseases. PMID: 29431028 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Himberg-Sundet A, Kristiansen AL, Bjelland M, Moser T, Holthe A, Andersen LF, Lien N Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

People diagnosed with dementia in Sweden: What type of home care services and housing are they granted? A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: Most people with a dementia diagnosis were living in ordinary housing, and, surprisingly, half of those did not receive any type of home care service. This knowledge is essential for making the living conditions and needs of people living with dementia more visible and to provide good home care services for people with dementia and their families. PMID: 29409432 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Odzakovic E, Hydén LC, Festin K, Kullberg A Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

General self-efficacy in the Norwegian population: Differences and similarities between sociodemographic groups.
This study investigated GSE in relation to sociodemographic characteristics in the general population in Norway. METHODS: As part of a larger national survey, the GSE scale was administered to a general population sample, and 1787 out of 4961 eligible participants (response rate 36%) completed the scale. Group comparisons were conducted using independent t-tests and one-way analyses of variance. Linear regression analysis was used to examine factors independently associated with GSE. RESULTS: GSE was lower for older compared to younger participants ( p
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bonsaksen T, Lerdal A, Heir T, Ekeberg Ø, Skogstad L, Grimholt TK, Schou-Bredal I Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Resistance to change: Role of relationship and communal coping for coronary heart disease patients and their partners in making lifestyle changes.
CONCLUSIONS: Rehabilitation efforts, aimed at lifestyle changes, need to address each individual, as well as the dyadic interaction within couples. Incorporating a dyadic perspective in the rehabilitation process may lead to a reduction in motivational barriers to lifestyle changes. PMID: 29400128 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nissen NK, Jónsdóttir M, Spindler H, Zwisler AO Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Loss of life expectancy derived from a standardized mortality ratio in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
CONCLUSIONS: The theoretically derived relationship between SMR and difference in life expectancies provides an accurate prediction for comparing populations with approximately proportional differences in mortality, and was relatively robust. The relationship may provide a useful prediction of differences in lifetime expectancies, which can be more readily communicated and understood. PMID: 29384035 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - January 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Skriver MV, Væth M, Støvring H Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

The effect of chronic conditions and multi-morbidity on self-assessed health in Russia.
CONCLUSIONS: More than 40% of Russians currently live with multi-morbidity, and this group is at the highest risk of reporting poor self-rated health. This research adds to the body of evidence demonstrating the challenges facing health-care systems as new patterns of disease take hold in contemporary society. PMID: 29380682 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - January 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kaneva M, Gerry CJ, Baidin V Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Impact of changes in welfare legislation on the incidence of disability pension. A cohort study of construction workers.
CONCLUSIONS: There are considerable variations in the incidence rate of disability pension over time, with different patterns depending on age and diagnosis. Changes in social insurance legislation, as well as in administration processes, seem to influence the variation. PMID: 29366393 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - January 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Söderberg M, Mannelqvist R, Järvholm B, Schiöler L, Stattin M Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Long-term sickness absence from work due to physical inactivity: A registry-based study.
CONCLUSIONS: The study showed that physically inactive individuals have a higher incidence of long-term absence and that physically inactive individuals have longer periods with sickness absence than moderately and highly active individuals. When adjustments for social and health behaviour were included, the estimated associations became statistically insignificant. PMID: 29366394 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - January 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Høgsbro C, Davidsen M, Sørensen J Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Validity and reliability of self-reported health indicators among women attending organized mammographic screening.
CONCLUSIONS: Norwegian women attending the screening program are reasonably accurate in self-reporting their breast cancer and mammography histories. On average, women consistently reported weight and height within one kg/cm. PMID: 29366395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - January 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tsuruda KM, Sagstad S, Sebuødegård S, Hofvind S Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Ebola and healthcare worker stigma.
CONCLUSIONS: The majority of contact persons reported no or little concern, neither when the healthcare worker revealed the plan to leave, nor on the healthcare worker's return. The prevailing reason was trust in the judgement of 'their' healthcare worker, mainly using information received from the healthcare worker to assess risks, and relying little on other information channels. This means that the person assessing the risk was at the same time the hazard. There were indications that instructions regarding quarantine and self-isolation were less stringently followed by healthcare workers than by other aid workers in the...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - January 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wester M, Giesecke J Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Short-term survival after colorectal cancer in a screened versus unscreened population.
CONCLUSIONS: The enhanced survival for US CRC patients likely reflects a screening-related earlier diagnostic stage distribution, as well as prioritized life extension for patients with metastatic cancers, reflecting vastly different health care systems in the two countries. CRC screening is currently under consideration in Norway. For survival outcomes, the current findings do not discourage such an implementation. Other screening-related aspects such as feasibility and cost-benefit are, however, also relevant and warrant further research within a socialized health system. PMID: 29360010 [PubMed - as supplied by publ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - January 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Syse A, Soneji SS, Andrew AS, Tretli S, Baili P, Bynum JPW Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Follow-up of an age-period-cohort analysis on alcohol-related mortality trends in Sweden 1970-2015 with predictions to 2025.
CONCLUSIONS: The updated age-period-cohort analysis further supports the importance of focusing on restrictive alcohol policies targeting adolescents. PMID: 29334866 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - January 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rosén M, Haglund B Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Increasing prevalence of emotional symptoms in higher socioeconomic strata: Trend study among Danish schoolchildren 1991-2014.
Abstract AIMS: The aims of this study were: (a) to examine trends in daily emotional symptoms among 11- to 15-year-olds from 1991 to 2014 in Denmark, and (b) to examine trends in social inequality in daily emotional symptoms, that is, whether the differences in prevalence between adolescents with parents of varying occupational social class changed over time. METHODS: We combined seven comparable cross-sectional Health Behaviour in School-aged Children surveys ( N=31,169). Daily emotional symptoms were measured by the HBSC Symptom Check List and occupational social class (OSC) by students' reports about paren...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - January 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Due P, Damsgaard MT, Madsen KR, Nielsen L, Rayce SB, Holstein BE Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Differences in participation rates between urban and rural areas are diminishing in Finland.
ainen E Abstract Increasing within-country migration from rural to urban areas is setting new challenges for survey organization. For example, the educational level of population in urban and rural areas differ, resulting in differences in health behaviours and health outcomes between areas. Data from the national cross-sectional surveys of the FINRISK Study conducted in Finland in 1997-2012 among the adult population were used. Women living in the capital region were more likely to be survey non-participants than women living in rural areas. The differences between rural and urban areas have diminished over time ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - January 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tolonen H, Koponen P, Borodulin K, Männistö S, Peltonen M, Vartiainen E Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Mental health effects following the eruption in Eyjafjallaj ökull volcano in Iceland: A population-based study.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings indicate that screening for these factors (e.g. experience of the event) could potentially aid in identifying those most vulnerable to developing psychological morbidity after this unique type of disaster. PMID: 29313459 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - January 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gissurardóttir ÓS, Hlodversdóttir H, Thordardóttir EB, Pétursdóttir G, Hauksdóttir A Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

The influence of proximity to city parks and major roads on the development of arterial hypertension.
In this study, we used data of the population included in the MONICA survey (Lithuania). In total, 739 participants without arterial hypertension were selected for the present study. Poisson regression with robust variance estimation was used to evaluate the associations between distances from a major road and a city park expressed as categorical variables and the incidence of arterial hypertension, adjusting for individual risk factors. RESULTS: For persons living at a distance of 151-300 m and> 300 m from city parks, relative risks were 1.49 (95% CI 1.03-2.15) and 1.51 (95% CI 1.10-2.07) respectively, as c...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - January 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brazienė A, Venclovienė J, Tamošiūnas A, Dėdelė A, Lukšienė D, Radišauskas R Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Public awareness of palliative care in Sweden.
CONCLUSIONS: This survey found limited awareness of palliative care in an adult sample of the Swedish general public ≤ 66 years, and points to a more widespread disempowerment surrounding end-of-life issues. PMID: 29301481 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - January 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Westerlund C, Tishelman C, Benkel I, Fürst CJ, Molander U, Rasmussen BH, Sauter S, Lindqvist O Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Influence of occupational factors on regional differences in sick leave: A prospective population study.
CONCLUSIONS: Occupational composition and self-reported occupational exposure help to explain a significant part of the difference in SLP between counties, and appear to be more important explanatory factors than demographic variables, self-reported health and smoking. PMID: 29256332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sterud T, Johannessen HA Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Associations between snus use, body mass index and general health in a cross-sectional population-based sample of women.
CONCLUSIONS: Daily female snus use was associated with a lower likelihood of being overweight, and a higher likelihood of being underweight. Moreover, daily snus use was associated with a higher likelihood of worse general health. Former and occasional female snus use was not associated with BMI or general health. PMID: 29251225 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lund I, Kvaavik E, Nygård M, Hansen BT Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Infusing fundamental cause theory with features of Pierre Bourdieu's theory of symbolic power.
Abstract The theory of fundamental causes is one of the more influential attempts to provide a theoretical infrastructure for the strong associations between indicators of socioeconomic status (education, income, occupation) and health. It maintains that people of higher socioeconomic status have greater access to flexible resources such as money, knowledge, prestige, power, and beneficial social connections that they can use to reduce their risks of morbidity and mortality and minimize the consequences of disease once it occurs. However, several key aspects of the theory remain underspecified, compromising its ab...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Veenstra G Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Long working hours and stroke among employees in the general workforce of Denmark.
CONCLUSIONS: Our analysis does not support the hypothesis that long working hours are associated with increased rates of overall stroke. It suggests, however, that long working hours might be associated with increased rates of haemorrhagic stroke. PMID: 29251227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hannerz H, Albertsen K, Burr H, Nielsen ML, Garde AH, Larsen AD, Pejtersen JH Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Long-term effects of a Swedish lifestyle intervention programme on lifestyle habits and quality of life in people with increased cardiovascular risk.
CONCLUSIONS: Participating in a structured lifestyle programme resulted in improved lifestyle habits and quality of life over one year in people with increased cardiovascular risk. Components such as an inter-professional teamwork, a focus on lifestyle rather than the disease, and combining individual visits and group sessions, might be central to the positive outcome of the programme. PMID: 29226798 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lidin M, Ekblom-Bak E, Rydell Karlsson M, Hellénius ML Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Evaluation of a school-based cognitive-behavioral depression prevention program.
Abstract AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility and cost-utility of a school-based cognitive-behavioral (CB) depression prevention program. METHODS: A quasi-experimental trial with an intervention group and a control group, with follow-up measurements obtained at three and 12 months after baseline, was conducted. The setting was six Swedish municipalities. The participants were students in grade 8 (median age: 14). A total of 462 students (79% girls) were allocated to the school-based CB prevention program, and 486 students (46% girls) were allocated to the control group. The school-bas...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Garmy P, Clausson EK, Berg A, Steen Carlsson K, Jakobsson U Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Waterpipe use in adolescents in Northern Sweden: Association with mental well-being and risk and health behaviours.
CONCLUSIONS: Waterpipe use in adolescents is associated with worse mental well-being, as well as use of other nicotine products, alcohol and narcotics. Prospective studies are needed to delineate causal and temporal relationships further between waterpipe use and mental well-being and its relationship to other risky behaviours in order to design effective prevention programs. PMID: 29226800 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ramji R, Arnetz BB, Nilsson M, Wiklund Y, Jamil H, Maziak W, Arnetz J Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Occupational gender composition and mild to severe depression in a Swedish cohort: The impact of psychosocial work factors.
CONCLUSIONS: Odds of mild to severe depression appeared to vary by occupational gender composition among Swedish men but not women. This variation seemed only to a small extent to be explained by psychosocial work factors. PMID: 29207928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nyberg A, Magnusson Hanson LL, Leineweber C, Hammarström A, Theorell T Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

A nationwide Danish survey on the use of green spaces by people with mobility disabilities.
CONCLUSIONS: These results highlight the need for further research into the constraints faced by people with mobility disabilities with regard to visiting green spaces. PMID: 29207929 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stigsdotter UK, Corazon SS, Ekholm O Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

The rise and fall of an opt-out system.
CONCLUSIONS: In future opt-out systems, there should be focus on monitoring register practices and the purpose and criteria for evaluation must be defined prior to implementation. PMID: 29207930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nordfalk F, Hoeyer K Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Drug-related deaths: Statistics based on death certificates miss one-third of cases.
CONCLUSIONS: Basing international comparisons on numbers or rates of DRDs gives misleading results, but comparing trends is still meaningful. PMID: 29207931 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fugelstad A, Ramstedt M, Thiblin I, Johansson LA Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Contact with primary and mental health care prior to suicide: A systematic review of the literature from 2000 to 2017.
CONCLUSIONS: Contact with primary health care prior to suicide is common even in the final month before death. The findings presented in this study highlight the importance of placing suicide prevention strategies and interventions within the primary health care setting. PMID: 29207932 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stene-Larsen K, Reneflot A Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Work ability score and future work ability as predictors of register-based disability pension and long-term sickness absence: A three-year follow-up study.
CONCLUSIONS: The single items of work ability score and future work ability predicted register-based disability pension equally well, but work ability score was a better predictor of register-based long-term sickness absence days than future work ability in a three-year follow-up. Both items seem to be of use especially when examining the risk of poor work ability for disability but also for long sick leave. PMID: 29212430 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kinnunen U, Nätti J Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

A three-year national follow-up study on the development of community-level cancer rehabilitation in Denmark.
CONCLUSIONS: This study, which highlights improvements in the provision of community-level cancer rehabilitation, recommends that more effort be made to ensure equality in utilisation across patient groups, improved integration of municipal-level services into cancer care trajectories, more uniform documentation of service delivery and the enforcement of patient outcomes to gradually build a more robust evidence base for community-level cancer rehabilitation. PMID: 29212431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kristiansen M, Adamsen L, Piil K, Halvorsen I, Nyholm N, Hendriksen C Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Maternity leave duration and adverse pregnancy outcomes: An international country-level comparison.
CONCLUSIONS: Maternity leave duration is significantly associated with birth outcomes. However, the association was not significant among 36 countries that specified prenatal maternity leave. Studies are needed to evaluate the correlation between prenatal leave and birth outcomes. PMID: 29212432 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kwegyir-Afful E, Adu G, Spelten ER, Räsänen K, Verbeek J Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Elimination of mother-to-child transmission of syphilis: Is it a reality in Nigeria by 2020?
Abstract BACKGROUND: Congenital syphilis is a global health problem, yet it has received little attention in recent years. Despite cost-effective syphilis screening and treatment, it continues to contribute hugely to perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. AIMS: To determine the prevalence and treatment coverage trend for syphilis among pregnant women in the national prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme in Nigeria and to evaluate progress towards the elimination of congenital syphilis in the country. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of validated national health sector performance da...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adeyinka DA, Olakunde BO, Ozigbu CE, Agogo EA, Morka M, Atoba T, Obanubi C, Okorie G, Davies A, Oladimeji O Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Rethinking the relationship between socioeconomic status and health: Challenging how socioeconomic status is currently used in health inequality research.
CONCLUSIONS: Authors, reviewers, and editors can become champions of change toward the implementation of sociological theory by holding higher standards regarding the conceptualization, operationalization, analysis, and interpretation of results in health inequality research. PMID: 29199914 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gagné T, Ghenadenik AE Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Extent and quality of drug use in community-dwelling people aged ≥75 years: A Swedish nationwide register-based study.
CONCLUSIONS: The substantial use of some drugs as early as 75 years of age confirms the value of including drug use as a topic in preventive home visits to 75-year-olds. The finding that polypharmacy and many measures of inappropriate drug use increased with age in community-dwelling older people also underscores the importance of district nurses' role in continuing to promote safe medication management at higher ages. PMID: 29199915 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lagerin A, Törnkvist L, Nilsson G, Johnell K, Fastbom J Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Independent medical evaluation for sick-listed workers in Norway: A focus group study of the experience of IME doctors.
CONCLUSIONS: The participants seemed to have gained a different stakeholder identity by sometimes seeing GPs, their peers, as obstacles to return to work and welcomed the use of IME on a regular basis. PMID: 29199916 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aamland A, Øyeflaten I, Maeland S Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Has life satisfaction in Norway increased over a 20-year period? Exploring age and gender differences in a prospective longitudinal study, HUNT.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest an increase in life satisfaction for all age groups from 1984 to 2008, especially for the older age group (40-69 and 70+ years). The data indicate that women score higher on life satisfaction for most age groups as compared to men. PMID: 29199917 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lysberg F, Gjerstad P, Småstuen MC, Innstrand ST, Høie MM, Arild Espnes G Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Harm caused by gambling among non-problem gamblers: Is a whole-of-population approach undervalued?
PMID: 29173046 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Raisamo S Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Seasonal variation of cancer mortality in Hungary between 1984 and 2013.
CONCLUSIONS: This study presents the seasonality pattern of different types of cancer mortality which might be related to environmental factors (e.g. infections). PMID: 29173095 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Virág K, Nyári TA Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Promoting health and well-being in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda.
PMID: 29171336 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tamsma N, Costongs C Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Closing the health gap.
Abstract One way of characterising the good society is one that has achieved a high degree of health equity. For a low-income country, one route to this achievement is to increase national income. But other features of society come to the fore, for low, middle and high-income societies alike. In England, my review of health inequalities highlighted: good early child development, education and life long learning, employment and working conditions, having enough income to lead a healthy life, healthy and sustainable places to live and work, taking a social determinants approach to prevention. Taking action on these ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Marmot M Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Technological innovations and the rise of social inequalities in health.
This article addresses whether these technological innovations are significantly influencing the persistence of modern social inequalities in health. A theoretical argument is offered for this potential connection and is discussed alongside the typical social determinants of health perspective and the increasingly popular fundamental cause perspective. This is followed by a proposed research agenda for further investigation of the potential role that technological innovations may play in influencing social inequalities in health. PMID: 29162014 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Weiss D, Eikemo TA Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Introducing Sir Michael Marmot as Dr Honoris Causas at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
PMID: 29162015 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Espnes GA Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Can social epidemiology contribute to a better world?
PMID: 29162016 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Westin S Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Public health educational comprehensiveness: The strategic rationale in establishing networks among schools of public health.
Abstract The establishment and continuing development of a sufficient and competent public health workforce is fundamental for the planning, implementation, evaluation, effect and ethical validity of public health strategies and policies and, thus, for the development of the population's health and the cost-effectiveness of health and public health systems and interventions. Professional public health strategy-making demands a background of a comprehensive multi-disciplinary curriculum including mutually, dynamically coherent competences - not least, competences in sociology and other behavioural sciences and thei...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Otok R, Czabanowska K, Foldspang A Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Thank you.
PMID: 29162018 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Marmot M Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

The health gap: Doctors and the social determinants of health.
Abstract The social gradient in health has the clear implication that action to improve health and reduce inequalities has to take place at social level, not simply depending on individual changes. Individuals' ability to change is constrained by social circumstances. The evidence that the magnitude of the gradient varies between countries, and can change within a country over time, suggests that conscious strategies to change it can be successful. In my review of evidence in Britain, the Marmot Review, we made recommendations in six domains: give every child the best start in life; education and life-long learnin...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Marmot M Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Meeting Sir Michael Marmot - another 'Marmot Review'.
PMID: 29162020 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Westin S Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

A nationwide study of health-related quality of life, stress, pain or discomfort and the use of medicine among problem gamblers.
CONCLUSIONS: Both current and previous problem gambling were negatively associated with physical and mental-health problems. Health professionals should be alert to any signs of these complicating factors when planning the treatment of problem gamblers. PMID: 29143576 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ekholm O, Davidsen M, Larsen CVL, Juel K Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

Non-participation modestly increased with distance to the examination clinic among adults in Finnish health examination surveys.
CONCLUSIONS: Long distances from home to the examination clinic are one reason for low participation activity. Possible bias caused by these differences in participation could be decreased by providing the option of a home examination. PMID: 29143578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Reinikainen J, Saarsalmi P, Härkänen T, Jousilahti P, Karvanen J, Männistö S, Tolonen H Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research