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#1Rob Stephenson (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 66
#2Galina LescoH-Index: 2
Last. Nicholas Metheny (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 9
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BACKGROUND Brief behavioral interventions are seen as an efficient way to improve knowledge, change behavior, and reduce provider stigma regarding sexual health. When grounded in evidence-based behavioral change techniques and delivered using Brief Sexuality-related Communication (BSC) tools, brief behavioral interventions can address client-driven sexual health goals in a single session with their provider. Evidence for the efficacy of brief interventions for creating gains in sexual health com...
#1Anne-Marie Martindale (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 5
#2Caitlin Pilbeam (University of Oxford)H-Index: 2
Last. Sally Sheard (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 9
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BACKGROUND: As COVID-19 death rates have risen and health-care systems have experienced increased demand, national testing strategies have come under scrutiny. Utilising qualitative interview data from a larger COVID-19 study, this paper provides insights into influences on and the enactment of national COVID-19 testing strategies for health care workers (HCWs) in English NHS settings during wave one of the COVID-19 pandemic (March-August 2020). Through the findings we aim to inform learning abo...
#3Amaya Perez-Brumer (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 24
Background null Social networks, norms, and discussions about sexual health may inform sexual practices, influencing risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or sexually transmitted infection (STI) acquisition. To better understand social networks of Peruvian men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (trans women), we examined key social network members (SNMs), participant perceptions of these network members' opinions toward sexual health behaviors, and associations between networ...
BACKGROUND Avoidable mortality is considered as a potential indicator of the influences of public health policies and healthcare quality on population health. This study aimed to examine the trend in avoidable mortality and its influence on rising life expectancy (LE) and declining gender gap in LE (GGLE) in Sweden. METHODS We extracted data on causes of death by age, sex, and year from national registry from 1997 to 2018. The UK Office for National Statistics definition was used to divide cause...
#1Marsha L. Brierley (University of Bedfordshire)H-Index: 2
#2Lindsey Rachel Smith (University of Bedfordshire)H-Index: 8
Last. Angel M. Chater (University of Bedfordshire)H-Index: 16
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BACKGROUND Workplace interventions have shown promise for reducing sitting in office workers. Police office staff remain an understudied population group that work within a disciplined organisation with distinctive work tasks around public safety, potentially affecting their capability, opportunity, and motivation to change sitting behaviour. This study aimed to assess the perceived influences on reducing workplace sitting in non-operational, desk-based police staff in order to derive theoretica...
#1Dandan Li (HUST: Huazhong University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 2
#2Hanlin Liao (HUM: Hubei University of Medicine)
Last. Shiyi Cao (HUST: Huazhong University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 24
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BACKGROUND Animal bites are a major public health problem. The more serious the bite wound is, the higher the risk of developing rabies is. This study aimed to investigate the severity of wounds among animal bite victims and identify the influencing factors in Wuhan, China. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted among 1015 animal bite victims visiting rabies prevention clinics. We performed a face-to-face interview to collect information on the exposure category of the bite wound, the typ...
#1T Mclaren (University of Greifswald)H-Index: 1
#2Lina-Jolien PeterH-Index: 1
Last. Silke Schmidt (University of Greifswald)H-Index: 34
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BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies show that even in highly developed countries many people with depression do not seek help for their mental health issues, despite promising prevention approaches encouraging people to seek help and reduce self-stigma. Therefore, an anti-stigma intervention study to support help-seeking behaviour will be developed on the basis of the newly explicated "Seeking Mental Health Care Model". METHODS A quasi-experimental online study will be carried out to assess the e...
#1Konstantinos Giannakou (European University Cyprus)H-Index: 4
#2Maria Kyprianidou (European University Cyprus)H-Index: 2
Last. Alexandros Heraclides (European University Cyprus)
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BACKGROUND One of the main reasons that influence parental choice to postpone or avoid children's vaccination is insufficient knowledge. Mothers' knowledge can be considered as an important factor when determining childcare, as they are often the primary decision maker for their children's healthcare issues. This study aimed to assess the level of mothers' knowledge and practice on certain aspects of vaccination for their child/children in Greece. METHODS This was an online cross-sectional surve...
#1Mosa ShibaniH-Index: 2
#2Mhd Amin AlzabibiH-Index: 2
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Background null Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 continues to spread globally and in the absence of an effective treatment, the vaccine remains the best hope for controlling this disease. In this study, we seek to find out the extent to which people in Syria accept the Corona vaccine and what are the factors that affect their decision. null Methods null This cross-sectional study was conducted in Syria during the period from January 3 to March 17, 2021. A structured self-administe...
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