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    Major depressive episodes (MDE) are frequent at the population level and are generally associated with severe symptoms that impair performance of activities of daily living of individuals suffering from this c...

    Authors: Iná S. Santos, Beatriz Franck Tavares, Tiago N. Munhoz, Patricia Manzolli, Gisele Bartz de Ávila, Eduardo Jannke and Alicia Matijasevich

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:453

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    Quality assurance plays an important role in research by assuring data integrity, and thus, valid study results. We aim to describe and share the results of the quality assurance process used to guide the data...

    Authors: Ashley Yamanaka, Marie Kainoa Fialkowski, Lynne Wilkens, Fenfang Li, Reynolette Ettienne, Travis Fleming, Julianne Power, Jonathan Deenik, Patricia Coleman, Rachael Leon Guerrero and Rachel Novotny

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:432

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    The national health insurance scheme of Nigeria recently proposed a national premium for community based insurance scheme. This study determined the capacity of households in the rural and urban areas in Niger...

    Authors: Emeka Ihechi Udeh, Obinna Emmanuel Onwujekwe, David Ayobami Adewole and Chima Ariel Onoka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:383

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    Increased antiretroviral therapy uptake in sub-Saharan Africa has resulted in improved survival of the infected. Opportunistic infections are declining as leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Though comp...

    Authors: Itai M. Magodoro, Tonya M. Esterhuizen and Tawanda Chivese

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:379

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    Intestinal parasitic infections are a major health problem worldwide. In Kenya intestinal parasitic infections are highly prevalent especially in prisons due to poor and/or inadequate infrastructure. The aim o...

    Authors: Dickson Cheruiyot Rop, Benson Omweri Nyanchongi, Johnson Nyangeri and Vincent Obino Orucho

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:384

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    Facebook, a popular social networking site, has been used by people of different ages and professions for various purposes. Its use in the field of medical education is increasing dramatically. At the same tim...

    Authors: Rajesh Kumar Jha, Dev Kumar Shah, Sangharshila Basnet, Keshab Raj Paudel, Phoolgen Sah, Ajit Kumar Sah and Kishor Adhikari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:378

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    Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD) are some of the leading causes of morbidity in developed nations. Unpaid family caregivers are primarily responsible for providing the care and support needed b...

    Authors: Afeez Abiola Hazzan, Harry Shannon, Jenny Ploeg, Parminder Raina, Laura N. Gitlin and Mark Oremus

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:344

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    The rate of modern contraceptive use will be on an increase and maternal mortality on a decrease if women had a good knowledge on family planning and its methods. This survey was designed to evaluate the knowl...

    Authors: Atem Bethel Ajong, Philip Nana Njotang, Bruno Kenfack, Martin Ndinakie Yakum and Enow Robinson Mbu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:347

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    Tuberculosis (TB) continues to pose a major public health problem globally. In Ghana, the national TB case detection rate is 81 %; however, some districts are not able to meet their case detection targets. Thi...

    Authors: Gregory K. Amenuvegbe, Anto Francis and Binka Fred

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:330

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    Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable visual impairments in children. It is also an underlying cause for nearly one-fourth of global child mortality associated with measles, diarrhea, and ma...

    Authors: Amare Tariku, Abel Fekadu, Ayanaw Tsega Ferede, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe and Akilew Awoke Adane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:323

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    There is little evidence on which strategies are effective in recruiting minority groups in low-budget health surveys. We evaluated different recruitment strategies for their impact on response rates in a hard...

    Authors: Adee J. Bodewes and Anton E. Kunst

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:319

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    Syndromic surveillance has been widely used for the early warning of infectious disease outbreaks, especially in mass gatherings, but the collection of electronic data on symptoms in hospitals is one of the fu...

    Authors: Chuchu Ye, Zhongjie Li, Yifei Fu, Yajia Lan, Weiping Zhu, Dinglun Zhou, Honglong Zhang, Shengjie Lai, David L. Buckeridge, Qiao Sun and Weizhong Yang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:315

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    Physical therapists (PTs) work in a variety of healthcare settings with varied levels of physical activity demands placed on them. The purpose of this study is to compare the physical activity (PA) levels betw...

    Authors: Wayne Brewer, Raluchukwu Ogbazi, Devan Ohl, Jeffry Daniels and Alexis Ortiz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:313

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    Zimbabwe set up 12 sentinel sites to monitor HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) following the international standards for prevention of HIVDR from 2008 to 2010.

    Authors: More Mungati, Mutsa Mhangara, Elizabeth Gonese, Owen Mugurungi, Janet Dzangare, Stella Ngwende, Patience Musasa, Maureen Wellington, Gerald Shambira, Tsitsilina Apollo, Chunfu Yang, Joshua DeVos, Jennifer Sabatier, Peter Kilmarx, Christine Chakanyuka-Musanhu and Mufuta Tshimanga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:302

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    National and international guidelines on safe levels for blood Pb in pregnancy focus on a threshold above which exposure is of concern. However, it has recently been suggested that the decrease in birth weight...

    Authors: Caroline M. Taylor, Kate Tilling, Jean Golding and Alan M. Emond

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:291

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    Total smoking bans have been found to contribute positively to the health of non-smokers by reducing exposure to second-hand smoke, and to enhance the likelihood of cessation among smokers.

    Authors: Sharyn Burns, Ellen Hart, Jonine Jancey, Jonathan Hallett, Gemma Crawford and Linda Portsmouth

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:288

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    Non-communicable diseases (NCD) are the leading causes of death globally. In Pakistan, they are among the top ten causes of mortality, especially in the productive age group (30–69 years). Evidence suggests th...

    Authors: Ambreen Gowani, Hafiz Imtiaz Ahmed, Wardah Khalid, Abdul Muqeet, Saad Abdullah, Shariq Khoja and Ayeesha Kamran Kamal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:282

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