Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Increasing population-levels of physical activity (PA) is a controversial strategy for managing the obesity epidemic, given the conflicting evidence for weight loss from PA alone per se. We measured PA and weight change in a three-year prospective cohort...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Nutrition","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2902
128 downloads
588 views

Background There is a growing number of studies indicating the major consequences of the subjective perception of well-being on mental health and healthcare use. However, most of the cognitive training research focuses more on the preservation of cognitive function...

["Cognitive Disorders","Geriatrics","Global Health","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2785
88 downloads
2,744 views

In 2013 approximately 37,000 people were living with HIV in Ecuador (prevalence 0.4%), representing a generalized epidemic where most new infections arise from sexual interactions in the general population. Studies that examine attitudes towards people living with...

["Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2726
228 downloads
703 views

Introduction There exist several barriers to maternal health service utilization in developing countries. Most of the previous studies conducted in India have focused on demand-side barriers, while only a few have touched upon supply-side barriers. None of the...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Nursing","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2675
74 downloads
414 views

Background Central vision, critical for everyday tasks such as reading and driving, is impacted by age-related changes in the eye and by diseases such as age-related macular degeneration. The detection of changes in macular function is therefore important. The...

["Drugs and Devices","Global Health","Ophthalmology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2650
144 downloads
520 views

Introduction Osteoporosis is becoming an impending epidemic in the Asia-Pacific region. The association between risk of osteoporotic fracture (OTPF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in East Asian patients is yet to be fully examined. We conducted...

["Epidemiology","Geriatrics","Global Health","Orthopedics","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2634
186 downloads
433 views

In this study, we examined the relations between dimensions of Perceived Emotional Intelligence (PEI) and classic constructs, such as social support, on depression, stress, and subjective well-being indicators (life satisfaction and happiness). The study also sought...

["Global Health","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2506
157 downloads
1,360 views

Partners of Australian combat veterans are at an increased risk of experiencing mental health problems. The present study provides a comparative analysis of the mental health of partners of veterans with that of the Australian normative data. To compare different...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Nursing","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2373
1 citation
237 downloads
1,179 views

Background. With 214 million cases and 438,000 deaths in 2015, malaria remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases in tropical countries. Several species of the protozoan Plasmodium cause malaria. However, almost all the fatalities are due to Plasmodium falciparum,...

["Parasitology","Global Health","Immunology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1965
1 citation
153 downloads
726 views

Background. The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (CNPP) accident exposed a large number of inhabitants to internal 131I radiation. The associations between internal 131I exposure and thyroid autoimmunity and benign thyroid diseases remain controversial in the population...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1774
253 downloads
1,345 views

Background. Child undernutrition and flooding are highly prevalent public health issues in many developing countries, yet we have little understanding of preventive strategies for effective coping in these circumstances. Education has been recently highlighted...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Nutrition","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1741
1 citation
168 downloads
984 views

Background. Self-regulation tools are not always used optimally, and implementation intention plans often lack quality. Therefore, this study explored participants’ use and evaluation of self-regulation techniques and their impact on goal attainment. Methods. Data...

["Global Health","Nutrition","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1666
3 citations
542 downloads
1,326 views

HIV prevalence in Kenya remains steady at 5.6% for adults 15 years and older, and 0.9% among children aged below 14 years. Parents and children are known to practice unprotected sex, which has implications for continued HIV spread within the country. Additionally,...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1662
3 citations
397 downloads
1,556 views

Infant fecal samples are commonly studied to investigate the impacts of breastfeeding on the development of the microbiota and subsequent health effects. Comparisons of infants living in different geographic regions and environmental contexts are needed to aid...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Global Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1612
115 downloads
832 views

Among 35 million people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 2013, only 37% had access to antiretroviral therapy (ART). Despite global concerted efforts to provide the universal access to the ART treatment, the ART coverage varies among countries...

["Global Health","HIV","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1496

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