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#1K. Lombardi (GW: George Washington University)
#2Jesse M. Pines (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 45
Last.Ali Pourmand (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 19
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Abstract Objectives To our knowledge, there has been limited description of emergency department (ED) visits involving homeless patients over the last decade. Our study aims to analyze US national survey data to elucidate the differences between homeless and non-homeless patients’ ED visits in terms of patient demographics, resource utilization, and diagnoses received. Study design This was a retrospective study using data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) from 2...
Last.Eve DubéH-Index: 15
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Abstract Objective To analyze the content of two official French-speaking websites that are used to inform the general public about recommended vaccines in France and Quebec. Study design Qualitative content analysis. Methods All pages that inform and educate parents regarding childhood vaccination were downloaded and analyzed according to evidence-informed risk communication metrics. Results A total of 32 webpages, 14 videos, and two infographics were included in the analysis. The following wer...
#1Christine Smith (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 2
#2Andrew F. Clark (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 11
Last.Jason Gilliland (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 26
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Abstract Objectives The aim of the study was to assess the impact of a recreation access pass on grade 5 children's physical activity (PA) levels. Study design This is a pre-post evaluation of a population-level community-based intervention. Methods All grade 5 students in (London, Ontario, Canada) were invited to participate in the [ACT-i-Pass] program (G5AP) in May 2014. A total of 643 children completed surveys, that included Physical Activity Questionnaire for Children (PAQ-C), at baseline (...
#1Sarah GentryH-Index: 4
Last.Michael KellyH-Index: 64
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#1G.A. Sandoval (U of T: University of Toronto)
#2M.G. Monteiro (OPS: Pan American Health Organization)
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Abstract Objectives To investigate how various alcohol-drinking behaviours are associated with sociodemographics, lifestyle factors and health status indicators in Brazil. Study design This study is based on a household survey of 53,034 adults aged 18 + years from all 26 Brazilian capitals and the Federal District conducted in 2017. Methods Sex-stratified relationships were modelled using logistic regressions and controlled for capital-specific effects. Main outcome measures included regular alc...
#1Feng Li (SJTU: Shanghai Jiao Tong University)H-Index: 2
#2J.S. Zhang (SJTU: Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Last.Fan Jiang (SJTU: Shanghai Jiao Tong University)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Objectives The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of pediatric first-aid training methods on caregivers' and teachers' knowledge retention. Study design This was a randomized longitudinal cohort study. Methods A stratified random sampling method was used to select 1282 caregivers and teachers with the help of local education authorities in 18 districts and 1 county of Shanghai, China. The selected caregivers and teachers were randomly allocated into groups that were exposed...
#1L. Ye (Ha Tai: Xiamen University)
#2J. Luo (Ha Tai: Xiamen University)
Last.Y. Fang (Ha Tai: Xiamen University)
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Abstract Objectives China is currently facing an unprecedented complex health demand from a rapidly aging population. Based on multidimensional health, this study aimed to identify heterogeneous latent health classes for older Chinese people, and assess regional disparities and associated sociodemographic factors. Study design Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey in 2014 was adopted. Methods For 2886 participants aged 65 years and more without missing health indicators in physical, psyc...
#1Hong Xue (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 11
#2Xi Cheng (SUNY: State University of New York System)H-Index: 3
Last.Youfa Wang (BSU: Ball State University)H-Index: 58
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Abstract Objectives Road intersection density is an important indicator of walkability. The objectives of this study were to examine the trends in intersection density in the US from 2007 to 2011 and assess the associations between intersection density and childhood obesity risk at the state level. Study design Longitudinal analyses were conducted to assess the spatial-temporal changes of population-weighted intersection density in relation to the risk of childhood obesity in the US. Methods Roa...
#1S. Lancione (JGH: Jewish General Hospital)
#2Kristina Wade (JGH: Jewish General Hospital)H-Index: 1
Last.Mark J. Eisenberg (McGill University)H-Index: 44
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Abstract Objectives The objective of this study was to describe existing regulations of non-medical cannabis legalization in North America to inform recommendations for future health policy. These regulations are among the first in the world and will set a precedent for other jurisdictions globally who legalize cannabis. Study design This was a review of online grey literature on regulatory approaches to non-medical cannabis legalization in North American jurisdictions. Methods We conducted an i...
#1Xiaozhen Liu (CCDC: Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 2
#2Fang Wang (Peking Union Medical College)H-Index: 22
Last.Lixia Wang (CCDC: Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 17
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Abstract Objective The aim of the study was to assess the effects of the maternal and child health (MCH) system strengthening through multilevel governmental collaboration in Nujiang Prefecture, China. Study design A case study design was applied. Methods Guided by the logical framework of the Nujiang MCH Comprehensive Intervention Project, national, provincial, and prefecture government sectors jointly implemented comprehensive health system strengthening (HSS) interventions in Nujiang Prefectu...
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