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  1. Content type: Research article

    There is a lack of scientific evidence on how socioeconomically disadvantaged tobacco users can be reached with tobacco cessation interventions in Swedish primary healthcare (PHC). In this setting other lifest...

    Authors: Anne Leppänen, Olivia Biermann, Carl Johan Sundberg and Tanja Tomson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:151

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    Undernutrition is a major problem in Nepal and meeting the minimum dietary standard is essential for growth and development of young children. Continuous monitoring of such practices is important to inform pol...

    Authors: Kapil Prasad Gautam, Mandira Adhikari, Resham Bahadur Khatri and Madhu Dixit Devkota

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:135

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Accidental exposure to blood and body fluids is a public health concern, especially among health workers and constitutes a risk of transmission of blood-borne viruses including HIV, hepatitis B virus and hepat...

    Authors: Julienne Stéphanie Nouetchognou, Jérôme Ateudjieu, Bonaventure Jemea and Dora Mbanya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:94

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    This study tested the validity of revolutions per minute (RPM) measurements from the Pennington Pedal Desk™. Forty-four participants (73 % female; 39 ± 11.4 years-old; BMI 25.8 ± 5.5 kg/m2 [mean ± SD]) completed ...

    Authors: John M. Schuna Jr., Catrine Tudor-Locke, Mahara Proença, Tiago V. Barreira, Daniel S. Hsia, Fabio Pitta, Padma Vatsavai, Richard D. Guidry Jr., Matthew R. Magnusen, Amanda D. Cowley and Corby K. Martin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:74

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Smoking has been associated with several types of mental illness namely schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorders with a prevalence of smoking twice that of the general population. The study objective was t...

    Authors: Randah R. Hamadeh, Ahmed Al Ansari, Haitham Jahrami and Adel Al Offi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:77

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Reliable estimates of treatment needs after terrorism are essential to develop an effective public health response. More knowledge is required on research participation among survivors of terrorism to interpre...

    Authors: Lise Eilin Stene and Grete Dyb

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:57

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  7. Content type: Project Note

    Prevention of childhood obesity is a global priority. The school setting offers access to large numbers of children and the ability to provide supportive environments for quality physical activity and nutritio...

    Authors: Elaine Rush, Carolyn Cairncross, Margaret Hinepo Williams, Marilyn Tseng, Tara Coppinger, Steph McLennan and Kasha Latimer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:44

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Eating meals, particularly dinner, with family members has been found to be associated with improved dietary intake, lower prevalence of disordered eating behaviors, lower levels of substance abuse, and improv...

    Authors: Kathryn Walton, Ken P. Kleinman, Sheryl L. Rifas-Shiman, Nicholas J. Horton, Matthew W. Gillman, Alison E. Field, S. Bryn Austin, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer and Jess Haines

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:35

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  9. Content type: Short Report

    Does the use of teaspoon units in dose recommendations on Drug Facts panels of liquid medicine lead to dosing errors and could any such errors be reduced if millimeter units were used instead?

    Authors: Koert van Ittersum and Brian Wansink

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:33

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2016 9:163

  10. Content type: Research article

    Death among premature neonates contributes significantly to neonatal mortality which in turn represents approximately 40 % of paediatric mortality. Care for premature neonates is usually provided at the tertia...

    Authors: Brigitte Ndelema, Rafael Van den Bergh, Marcel Manzi, Wilma van den Boogaard, Rose J. Kosgei, Isabel Zuniga, Manirampa Juvenal and Anthony Reid

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:28

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Designing an appropriate data system is important to the success of a clinical study. However, little information is available on this topic. We share our experiences on designing, developing, and implementat...

    Authors: Ju Yeon Park, Deok Ryun Kim, Bisakha Haldar, Aiyel Haque Mallick, Soon Ae Kim, Ayan Dey, Ranjan Kumar Nandy, Dilip Kumar Paul, Saugata Choudhury, Shushama Sahoo, Thomas F. Wierzba, Dipika Sur, Suman Kanungo, Mohammad Ali and Byomkesh Manna

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:20

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Peripheral public health facilities remain the most frequented by the majority of the population in Kenya; yet remain sub-optimally equipped and not optimized for non-communicable diseases care.

    Authors: Shillah Mwaniga Mwavua, Edward Kiogora Ndungu, Kenneth K. Mutai and Mark David Joshi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:12

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Studies about work ability have grown in importance owing to the worldwide aging of active populations. Research has shown that measuring work ability has a predictive value in cases of long-term sickness abse...

    Authors: Marluce Rodrigues Godinho, Rosangela Maria Greco, Maria Teresa Bustamante Teixeira, Liliane Reis Teixeira, Maximiliano Ribeiro Guerra and Alfredo Chaoubah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:1

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  14. Content type: Research article

    In January of 2014, an outbreak of malaria was declared in the Honde Valley region of Mutasa District in Zimbabwe. The area has a hot, temperate climate and high rainfall pattern ideal for vector breeding and ...

    Authors: Norma Mugwagwa, Joseph Mberikunashe, Notion Tafara Gombe, Mufuta Tshimanga, Donewell Bangure and More Mungati

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:829

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2017 10:424

  15. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between alcohol consumption and liver cirrhosis mortality has been revealed by data from several different countries. However, the impact of tobacco smoking on liver cirrhosis has not been con...

    Authors: Ulrich John and Monika Hanke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:822

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal mortality has remained unchanged since 2006 in Nepal. Reducing neonatal mortality is indispensable to reduce child mortality. The objective of this study was to investigate the factors associated with...

    Authors: Rajani Shah, Bimala Sharma, Vishnu Khanal, Usha Kumari Pandey, Anu Vishwokarma and Dinesh Kumar Malla

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:818

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    Information regarding the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases such as stroke is largely unknown among the vulnerable communities. This analysis, which is part of a larger U.S. National Institute of ...

    Authors: Mark Kaddumukasa, James Kayima, Martin N. Kaddumukasa, Edward Ddumba, Levi Mugenyi, Svetlana Pundik, Anthony J. Furlan, Martha Sajatovic and Elly Katabira

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:819

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Treatment outcomes of a high proportion of inpatients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) were not reported to the Vietnamese National Tuberculosis Program because they received treatment outside o...

    Authors: Nguyen Binh Hoa, Nguyen Viet Nhung, Pham Huyen Khanh, Nguyen Viet Hai and Bui Thi Tu Quyen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:809

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have a reputation for being inherently difficult to deliver as planned and often face unforeseen challenges and delays, particularly in relation to organisational and govern...

    Authors: Elizabeth Randell, Rachel McNamara, Christine Shaw, Aude Espinasse and Sharon Anne Simpson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:802

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has spread rapidly across much of the Middle East, but no quantitative mapping of transmission risk has been developed to date. Moreover, details of t...

    Authors: Tarian Reeves, Abdallah M. Samy and A. Townsend Peterson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:801

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Sedentary time is associated with obesity and is a risk factor for other adverse health outcomes. We examined how sedentary time and screen viewing (SV) behaviours in parents of young children are associated a...

    Authors: Lesley Wood, Russell Jago, Simon J. Sebire, Jesmond Zahra and Janice L. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:787

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  22. Content type: Research article

    In 2013 the Netherlands faced a measles epidemic, during which more than 2600 individuals were infected, including 19 health care workers (HCW). Vaccinating health care workers can lead to benefits on both the...

    Authors: Stephanie Jessica Borggreve and Aura Timen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:780

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Male injecting drug users drove the onset of the HIV epidemic in Indonesia but over time more women have been diagnosed. We examined the relative proportion of female patients in an HIV cohort and characterize...

    Authors: Annisa Rahmalia, Rudi Wisaksana, Hinta Meijerink, Agnes R. Indrati, Bachti Alisjahbana, Nel Roeleveld, Andre J. A. M. van der Ven, Marie Laga and Reinout van Crevel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:757

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Data on the frequency and awareness of cardiovascular risk factors in practicing doctors are lacking in Cameroon. This study reports on the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in primary care physicians ...

    Authors: Ahmadou M. Jingi and Jean Jacques N. Noubiap

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:762

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Over time, the circumstances encountered in case of child mistreatment, can be quite complex and then, can lead to methodological questions for the analysis of the data. Based on data coming from 395 children ...

    Authors: Christelle Senterre, Alain Levêque, Brigitte Vanthournout and Michèle Dramaix

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:756

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Given the widespread use of smartphone pedometer applications and the relatively limited number of published validity tests, this study examined the validity of three popular commercial smartphone pedometer a...

    Authors: Krystn Orr, Holly S. Howe, Janine Omran, Kristina A. Smith, Tess M. Palmateer, Alvin E. Ma and Guy Faulkner

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:733

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  27. Content type: Research Article

    Virtual Field Trips (VFTs) are emerging physically active lessons that combine curriculum content with globe-based movement using interactive whiteboards. No research has yet examined the acceptability of thes...

    Authors: E. Norris, N. Shelton, S. Dunsmuir, O. Duke-Williams and E. Stamatakis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:719

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  28. Content type: Short Report

    Rubella infections in susceptible women during early pregnancy often results in congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that countries without vaccination programmes to as...

    Authors: Mariam M. Mirambo, Mtebe Majigo, Said Aboud, Uwe Groß and Stephen E. Mshana

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:716

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2016 9:333

  29. Content type: Project Note

    Community health workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who are trusted members of and/or have an unusually close understanding of the community served (APHA 2009). Among other roles, they are effecti...

    Authors: Hosseinali Shahidi, Cindy Sickora, Sharon Clancy and Roxanne Nagurka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:715

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  30. Content type: Research Article

    Workplace sedentary behaviour is a priority target for health promotion. However, little is known about how to effect change. We aimed to explore desk-based office workers’ perceptions of factors that influenc...

    Authors: Judith A. Cole, Mark A. Tully and Margaret E. Cupples

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:683

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Globally, radon is a natural contaminant that affects indoor air quality. Several epidemiological studies have implicated high radon levels in the causality of lung cancer. The study therefore determined the e...

    Authors: Olusegun Temitope Afolabi, Deborah Tolulope Esan, Bosun Banjoko, Benjamin A. Fajewonyomi, James Enajero Tobih and Babakayode Babajide Olubodun

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:677

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Despite more efforts for prevention of mother to child HIV transmission, still there are problems with provider-initiated HIV testing. This study was done to assess the acceptance rate of provider-initiated HI...

    Authors: Solomon Abtew, Worku Awoke and Anemaw Asrat

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:661

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. Though trachoma can be treated with antibiotic it is still endemic in most part of Ethiopia.

    Authors: Adane Nigusie, Resom Berhe and Molla Gedefaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:641

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  34. Content type: Research article

    In 1984, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) began surveillance for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) incidence and prevalence. However, no culturally-appropriate standardized questionnaire has been developed t...

    Authors: Maram T. Alghabashi and Barbara Guthrie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:646

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Data on sexual behaviors in Cameroonian youths are needed to design and implement effective preventive strategies against HIV/AIDS. This study aimed at assessing sociodemographic and religious factors associat...

    Authors: Jean Jacques N. Noubiap, Jobert Richie N. Nansseu, Shalom Tchokfe Ndoula, Binhuan Wang, Ahmadou M. Jingi, Jean Joel R. Bigna, Leopold N. Aminde, Rosette Amélie Youmbi and Joël Fokom-Domgue

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:635

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  36. Content type: Data Note

    The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) is Australia’s national drug subsidy program. This paper provides a practical guide to researchers using PBS data to examine prescribed medicine use.

    Authors: Leigh Mellish, Emily A. Karanges, Melisa J. Litchfield, Andrea L. Schaffer, Bianca Blanch, Benjamin J. Daniels, Alicia Segrave and Sallie-Anne Pearson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:634

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  37. Content type: Research article

    It has nearly been a decade since the introduction of the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), yet vaccination rates in the United States have remained suboptimal, particularly among Hispanics. Cultural...

    Authors: Alvin Chan, Brandon Brown, Enedina Sepulveda and Lorena Teran-Clayton

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:615

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopian emergency department (ED) patients have a considerable burden of illness and injury for which all-cause mortality rates have not previously been published. This study sought to characterize the burde...

    Authors: Cheryl Hunchak, Sisay Teklu, Nazanin Meshkat, Christopher Meaney and Lisa Puchalski Ritchie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:605

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) has remained one of the major public health problems in Zimbabwe with an estimated incidence rate of 552 per 100,000 persons in 2013. The aim of this study was to describe the trends in acid-...

    Authors: Grace Noppert, Zhenhua Yang, Charles Sandy and Joconiah Chirenda

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:575

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Private practitioners (PPs) in high-burden countries often provide substandard tuberculosis (TB) treatment, leading to increased risk of drug resistance and continued transmission. TB case management among PPs...

    Authors: Yodi Mahendradhata, Trisasi Lestari, Ari Probandari, Lucia Evi Indriarini, Erlina Burhan, Dyah Mustikawati and Adi Utarini

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:564

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  41. Content type: Project Note

    Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) is a method of approximating random sampling of populations that are difficult to locate and engage in research such as gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM)....

    Authors: Adrian H. Ludlam, Peter J. W. Saxton, Nigel P. Dickson and Jeffery Adams

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:549

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension remains a public health challenge worldwide. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, its prevalence has increased in the past three decades. Higher prevalence of poor blood pressure control and an in...

    Authors: Aimée M. Lulebo, Paulin B. Mutombo, Mala A. Mapatano, Eric M. Mafuta, Patrick K. Kayembe, Lisa T. Ntumba, Alain N. Mayindu and Yves Coppieters

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:526

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Community-based care and support services are limited in sub-Saharan Africa and as a result a high number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) are not getting the required care and support services. The aim of th...

    Authors: Kofi Akohene Mensah, Paul Okyere and Paul Narh Doku

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:519

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The Republic of Georgia lacks regulations regarding drug prescriptions. In pharmacies, all drugs except psychotropic medication are sold legally without prescription anti-, including anti-tuberculosis agents. ...

    Authors: Ketevan Kandelaki, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg and Gaetano Marrone

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:495

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  45. Content type: Research article

    On the 20th September 2012 the Gweru district medical officer (DMO) reported a sudden increase in the number of factory workers complaining of symptoms suggestive of gastrointestinal illness. We conducted a re...

    Authors: Meggie Gabida, Notion T. Gombe, Milton Chemhuru, Lucia Takundwa, Donewell Bangure and Mufuta Tshimanga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:493

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Early detection and treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB, resistant to isoniazid and rifampicin) is an urgent global priority. Identifying and tracing close contacts of patients with MDR-TB co...

    Authors: Addisalem Titiyos, Degu Jerene and Fikre Enquselasie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:501

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