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#2Simon Karanja (JKUAT: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology)H-Index: 7
Last.Aimable Musafili (NUR: National University of Rwanda)
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Tungiasis is a relatively frequent ectoparasitosis in low-income settings, yet its morbidity and social impact are still not well understood due to the scarcity of information. In Rwanda, data on the magnitude and conditions leading to the tungiasis is rare. This study sought to determine the prevalence and factors associated with tungiasis among primary school children in Rwandan setting. A descriptive cross-sectional study utilising systematic random sampling method was adopted to select 384 c...
#1Kenji TakeharaH-Index: 4
#2Togoobaatar Ganchimeg (University of Tsukuba)H-Index: 7
Last.Hideaki Soya (University of Tsukuba)H-Index: 27
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Background Many studies have demonstrated positive effects of physical activity on children’s health such as improved cardiorespiratory function and decreased obesity. Physical activity has also been found to have positive effects on academic achievement and cognitive function. However, there are few high quality RCT studies on this topic at present and the findings remain controversial.
#1Emilio Villa-González (UGR: University of Granada)H-Index: 9
#2F. Delgado (UGR: University of Granada)H-Index: 5
Last.Yaira Barranco-Ruiz (UGR: University of Granada)H-Index: 3
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Background Daily behaviours such as active commuting to school (ACS) could be a source of physical activity, contributing to the improvement of youth cardiovascular health, however, the relationship between ACS and other aspects of a youth’s health, such as sleep duration and breakfast consumption, require further clarification. The aims of this study were therefore: 1) to analyse the prevalence of modes of commuting to school, sleep duration, and breakfast consumption by age groups and gender, ...
#1Perpetua Modjadji (Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University)
#2Sphiwe Madiba (Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University)H-Index: 10
In South Africa, the occurrence of the double burden of malnutrition is on the rise at a household level predisposing children and their mothers to negative health outcomes. However, few studies have been conducted at a household level. Therefore, we studied a double burden of malnutrition using child-mother pairs in a rural setting. A cross-sectional quantitative survey was conducted among 508 child-mother pairs selected from primary schools using a multistage sampling in a rural Dikgale Health...
#1Devon Greyson (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 12
#2Ellen Rafferty (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 1
Last.Shannon E. MacDonald (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 9
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A high quality systematic review search has three core attributes; it is systematic, comprehensive, and transparent. The current over-emphasis on the primacy of systematic reviews over other forms of literature review in health research, however, runs the risk of encouraging publication of reviews whose searches do not meet these three criteria under the guise of being systematic reviews. This correspondence comes in response to Perman S, Turner S, Ramsay AIG, Baim-Lance A, Utley M, Fulop NJ. Sc...
#1Tracie O. Afifi (UM: University of Manitoba)H-Index: 37
#2Janique Fortier (UM: University of Manitoba)H-Index: 3
Last.Shannon Struck (UM: University of Manitoba)H-Index: 1
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Background Slapping/spanking is related to a number of poor health outcomes. Understanding what factors are related to the increased or decreased use of spanking/slapping is necessary to inform prevention. This study used a population-based sample to determine the prevalence of slapping/spanking reported by youth; the relationship between sociodemographic factors and slapping/spanking; and the extent to which parental exposures to victimization and maltreatment in childhood and current parental ...
#1Fira Abamecha (JU: Jimma University)H-Index: 1
Last.Getachew Kiros (JU: Jimma University)H-Index: 3
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Background Detection of the premalignant forms cervical cancer through screening in the target age group is one of the effective strategies in the prevention of the disease. Nevertheless, the cervical cancer screening service use remains considerably low in Ethiopia. Indeed; promoting screening behaviors requires understanding the factors influencing women’s motivation towards the service. Our study has explored the psycho-graphic factors associated to intention to use cervical cancer screening ...
#1Bartłomiej Stańczykiewicz (Wrocław Medical University)H-Index: 5
#2Anna Banik (University of Social Sciences and Humanities)H-Index: 3
Last.Aleksandra Luszczynska (University of Social Sciences and Humanities)H-Index: 41
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Although the number of studies examining the relationships between sedentary behaviors (SB) and anxiety is growing, an overarching evidence, taking into account children, adolescents, and adults as well as different types of SB and different categories of anxiety outcomes, is still missing. Thus, this systematic review and meta-analysis aimed at obtaining a comprehensive overview of existing evidence. A search in the following databases: PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, Academic Search Complete, ERIC, He...
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#1Chun-Rong Liu (Sichuan University)
#2Hao Liang (Sichuan University)
Last.Jing Li (Sichuan University)
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Little is known about the knowledge and attitudes towards human papillomavirus (HPV) and its vaccines among adolescents in mainland China. Also, limited information has been available on how to improve their knowledge and willingness towards HPV and its vaccines to ensure a successful vaccination program in the future. This was a school-based interventional follow-up study. One urban and one rural junior middle school in Chengdu were selected by convenience sampling. At baseline, half of the gra...
#1Charles Njuguna (WHO: World Health Organization)H-Index: 4
#2Amara JambaiH-Index: 5
Last.Ibrahima Socé Fall (WHO: World Health Organization)H-Index: 8
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Background The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) in Sierra Leone partially rolled out the implementation of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) in 2003. After the Ebola virus disease outbreak in 2014–2015, there was need to strengthen IDSR to ensure prompt detection and response to epidemic-prone diseases. We describe the processes, successes and challenges of revitalizing public health surveillance in a country recovering from a protracted Ebola virus disease outbreak.
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