Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

Objective The analysis of ill-health related job loss may be a relevant indicator for the prioritization of actions in the workplace or in the field of public health, as well as a target for health promotion. The aim of this study was to analyze the medical causes,...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5073
89 downloads
415 views

Background Participation rate is one of the main challenges medical researchers face. We examined how demographic background and trust in medical research affect the willingness of people to participate in medical research in Taiwan. Methods Data from the 2011...

["Epidemiology","Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4874
53 downloads
204 views

Background Antibiotic misuse in the community contributes to antimicrobial resistance. One way to address this may be by better utilizing community pharmacists’ skills in antibiotic prescribing. The aims of this study were to examine the level of support for “down-scheduling”...

["Health Policy","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4726
212 downloads
873 views

Background Symptoms of depression, anxiety, and distress are more common in undergraduates compared to age-matched peers. Mental ill health among students is associated with impaired academic achievement, worse occupational preparedness, and lower future occupational...

["Health Policy","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4598
98 downloads
1,704 views

Background There is a lack of research considering acute fatigue responses to high- and low-load resistance training as well as the comparison between male and female responses. Furthermore, limited studies have considered fatigue response testing with the inclusion...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4523
170 downloads
653 views

Background E-health technology applications are essential tools of modern information technology that improve quality of healthcare delivery in hospitals of both developed and developing countries. However, despite its positive benefits, studies indicate that the...

["Health Policy","Public Health","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4436
153 downloads
907 views

The introduction of antibiotics for both medical and non-medical purposes has had a positive effect on human welfare and agricultural output in the past century. However, there is also an important ecological legacy regarding the use of antibiotics and the consequences...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Health Policy","Public Health","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4197
272 downloads
1,082 views

Background An increasingly large share of diet comes from ultra-processed foods (UPFs), which are assemblages of food substances designed to create durable, convenient and palatable ready-to-eat products. There is increasing evidence that high UPF consumption is...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Health Policy","Nutrition","Public Health","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4091
1 citation
364 downloads
467 views

Background The importance of assessing body fat variables and physical fitness tests plays an important role in monitoring the level of activity and physical fitness of the general population. The objective of this study was to develop reference norms to evaluate...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Kinesiology","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4032
479 downloads
934 views

Background Awareness about antibiotic resistance depends on the attitudes and information about antibiotic resistance of both patients and physicians. Persons who practice self-medication are at high risk of also self-medicating with antibiotics. The purpose of...

["Health Policy","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3803
130 downloads
712 views

Background The misunderstanding of specific vocabulary may hamper the patient-health provider communication. The 20-item Rapid Estimate Adult Literacy in Medicine and Dentistry (REALMD-20) was constructed to screen patients by their ability in reading medical/dental...

["Dentistry","Health Policy","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3744
2 citations
295 downloads
911 views

Background In the context of healthy ageing, it is necessary to identify opportunities to implement health interventions in order to develop an active lifestyle with sufficient physical activity and limited sedentary time in middle-aged and older adults. The transition...

["Geriatrics","Global Health","Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3242
271 downloads
1,470 views

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common clinical condition. The way that OSAS risk factors associate and converge is not a random process. As such, defining OSAS phenotypes fosters personalized patient management and population screening. In this paper,...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Health Policy","Respiratory Medicine","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3289
3 citations
527 downloads
1,493 views

Introduction An increasing focus on personal electronic health records (PHRs) offers healthcare benefits for patients, particularly those in undeserved and marginalised populations, who are at risk of receiving less effective healthcare, and may have worse health...

["Health Policy","Public Health","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3268
103 downloads
594 views

Objectives The use of escorts (chauffeurs and chaperones) while on duty in after-hours-house-call (AHHC) is one key protective option available to doctors in the service, and has been linked to low burnout and increased satisfaction in AHHC. This study aims to...

["Health Policy","Nursing","Public Health","Ethical Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3218

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