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Background. Social marketing influences behaviors to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and society, and this approach could be used in the field of public health for the prevention and control Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). NTDs are diseases...

["Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3350v1
37 downloads
99 views

Setting Seven public tuberculosis (TB) units in Kampala, Uganda, where Uganda’s national TB program recently introduced household contact investigation, as recommended by 2012 guidelines from WHO. Objective To apply a cascade analysis to implementation of household...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3313v1
12 downloads
63 views

Primary care accounts for the majority of patient contact within the NHS. Over time medical science and healthcare needs change, which may lead to differences in how patients are treated in primary care for good or ill. In this study over 700 million consultations...

["Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3295v1
28 downloads
93 views

Background.The importance of assessing body fat variables and physical fitness tests play 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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3291v1
22 downloads
114 views

This document describes a methodology for continual assessment of the impact of malaria interventions, and the efficiency of the malaria programme. The methodology is designed to be implemented recurrently on a cycle of 2–5 years, with the involvement of stakeholders,...

["Epidemiology","Public Health","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3263v1
57 downloads
138 views

Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is a powerful mechanism that allows bacteria to directly transfer long stretches of genomic sequence from one individual to another. The transfer of antimicrobial resistance genes is a prominent example of HGT events in the context...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Public Health","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3248v1
72 downloads
74 views

Objectives. To examine maternal functioning and wellbeing as important aspects of a family’s adaptation to chronic paediatric conditions, in particular, children with diabetes. Method. This cross-sectional study investigated the difference between the perceived...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3199v1
57 downloads
94 views

Objective Although the WHO-developed Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) tool is a comprehensive and widely applied survey of health facility preparedness, SARA data have not previously been used to model predictors of readiness. We sought to demonstrate...

["Global Health","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3197v1
59 downloads
99 views

Background: Community health workers are essential personnel in resource-limited settings. In Uganda, they are organized into Village Health Teams (VHTs) and are focused on infectious diseases and maternal-child health; however, their skills could potentially be...

["Global Health","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3196v1
277 downloads
1,694 views

The Smarter Lunchrooms intervention approach aims to tackle childhood obesity by promoting healthier nutrition through the use of choice architecture or ‘nudge’ tactics in school lunchrooms. I reviewed research papers that were described by Cornell University as...

["Nutrition","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3137v1
196 downloads
2,202 views

Objective: In this study the main aspects of influenza transmission via fine and ultrafine bioaerosols were considered. Here, we aimed to estimate the impact of the different environment conditions on the deposition rate of the infectious bioaerosols in the respiratory...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2237v5
35 downloads
621 views

We have originally shown for the first time the two different climatic patterns of seasonality of influenza and common colds have an only one common “link”. It is the effect of supersaturation and condensational growth in the upper airways which occurs under specific...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2859v2
15 downloads
233 views

There are many theories of the seasonality of influenza for different climatic zones. But none of the known theories provides a clear explanation, especially for the tropical and subtropical climate. Here we have originally analyzed the association/connection of...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3132v1
14 downloads
127 views

According to our clinical experience, cellulitis is common in summer; however, very few studies have mentioned this trend. Using Google Trends, we analyzed the monthly data of Google searches for ‘cellulitis’ from 31 countries on six continents. Seasonality explained...

["Dermatology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3124v1
28 downloads
119 views

To evaluate the environmental quality of different poultry houses, the concentrations and compositions of microbial aerosols and PM2.5 were measured. Results showed that the concentrations of airborne bacteria, airborne fungi and airborne Escherichia coli in poultry...

["Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3072v1
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