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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30231588/air-pollutant-and-health-efficiency-evaluation-based-on-a-dynamic-network-data-envelopment-analysis
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Tao Zhang, Yung-Ho Chiu, Ying Li, Tai-Yu Lin
Environmental pollution and the associated societal health issues have attracted recent research attention. While most research has focused on the effect of air pollution on human health and local economies, few articles have discussed the environment, health, and economic development in in an integrated analysis. This paper used a Dynamic Network SBM Model to evaluate production and health efficiencies in Chinese cities and found that the production efficiency scores were slightly higher than the health efficiency scores, with the two-stage efficiency scores in most cities having significant fluctuations...
September 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30231580/passive-smoking-indicators-in-italy-does-the-gross-domestic-product-matter
#2
Giuseppe La Torre, Cristina Sestili, Rosario Andrea Cocchiara, Sara Cianfanelli, Lorenza Lia, Alice Mannocci
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to analyse the correlation between regional values of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and passive smoking in Italy. METHODS: The outcome measures were smoking ban respect in public places, workplaces and at home, derived from the PASSI surveillance for the period 2011⁻2017. The explanatory variable was GDP per capita. The statistical analysis was carried out using bivariate and linear regression analyses, taking into consideration two different periods, Years 2011⁻2014 and 2014⁻2017...
September 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30231562/short-term-and-long-term-effects-of-off-job-activities-on-recovery-and-sleep-a-two-wave-panel-study-among-health-care-employees
#3
Jan de Jonge, Akihito Shimazu, Maureen Dollard
This study examined whether particular recovery activities after work have a positive or negative effect on employee recovery from work (i.e., cognitive, emotional, and physical detachment) and sleep quality. We used a two-wave panel study of 230 health care employees which enabled looking at both short-term and long-term effects (i.e., two-year time interval). Gender, age, marital status, children at home, education level, management position, and working hours were used as control variables. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses showed that work-related off-job activities were negatively associated with cognitive and emotional detachment in both the short and long run, whereas low-effort off-job activities were positively related to cognitive detachment in the short run...
September 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30231558/the-epidemiology-of-food-allergy-in-the-global-context
#4
Wenyin Loh, Mimi L K Tang
There is a lack of high-quality evidence based on the gold standard of oral food challenges to determine food allergy prevalence. Nevertheless, studies using surrogate measures of food allergy, such as health service utilization and clinical history, together with allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE), provide compelling data that the prevalence of food allergy is increasing in both Western and developing countries. In Western countries, challenge-diagnosed food allergy has been reported to be as high as 10%, with the greatest prevalence noted among younger children...
September 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30231557/a-bayesian-quantile-modeling-for-spatiotemporal-relative-risk-an-application-to-adverse-risk-detection-of-respiratory-diseases-in-south-carolina-usa
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Chawarat Rotejanaprasert, Andrew B Lawson
Quantile modeling has been seen as an alternative and useful complement to ordinary regression mainly focusing on the mean. To directly apply quantile modeling to areal data the discrete conditional quantile function of the data can be an issue. Although jittering by adding a small number from a uniform distribution to impose pseudo-continuity has been proposed, the approach can have a great influence on responses with small values. Thus we proposed an alternative to model the quantiles of relative risk for spatiotemporal areal health data within a Bayesian framework using the log-Laplace distribution...
September 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30231535/the-measure-of-the-family-caregivers-experience
#6
Mercedes Guilabert, Paloma Amil, Asunción González-Mestre, Esther Gil-Sánchez, Anna Vila, Joan Carles Contel, Juan Carlos Ansotegui, Olga Solas, Ma Teresa Bacigalupe, Paloma Fernández-Cano, Marisa Arteagoitia, José Joaquín Mira
Objective : Design and validate a measure of the experience of family caregivers with the integrated care that receive the persons they care for. Methods : The new instrument for measuring the experience of caregivers is based on the Instrument to Evaluate the EXperience of PAtients with Chronic Diseases (acronym in Spanish: IEXPAC) scale instrument. With the qualitative technique of the discussion group, nine professionals and eight caregivers assessed the face validity of the instrument and they advised on issues to explore and the measuring scale to use...
September 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30231530/a-cross-sectional-examination-of-the-relation-between-depression-and-frequency-of-leisure-time-physical-exercise-among-the-elderly-in-jinan-china
#7
Shukang Wang, Wei Ma, Shu-Mei Wang, Xiangren Yi
Depression has become a major global public health problem. Many studies have shown the positive effects of physical exercise on depression. However, few studies have examined the relationship between frequency of leisure time physical exercise and depression without considering the time and intensity of exercise among middle-aged and elderly people of urban communities in northern China. We conducted a cross-sectional survey that included 1604 participants among urban residents aged 50 years or older in China to evaluate how the frequency of physical exercise was related to depression...
September 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30231523/health-risks-associated-with-occupational-exposure-to-ambient-air-pollution-in-commercial-drivers-a-systematic-review
#8
Herve Lawin, Lucie Ayi Fanou, Antoine Vikkey Hinson, Marie Stolbrink, Parfait Houngbegnon, Nonvignon Marius Kedote, Benjamin Fayomi, Jacqueline Kagima, Patrick Katoto, Edgard Marius Dona Ouendo, Kevin Mortimer
Ambient air pollution is a major global health problem and commercial drivers are particularly exposed to it. As no systematic assessment of the health risks associated with occupational exposure to ambient air pollution in this population had yet been carried out, we conducted a systematic review using a protocol-driven strategy. Papers published from inception to April 20, 2018 in MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, African journals online, the Cochrane library, ISRCTN WHO ICTRP, and the Web of Science and Scopus databases were screened for inclusion by two independent reviewers...
September 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30231514/effects-of-clockwise-and-counterclockwise-job-shift-work-rotation-on-sleep-and-work-life-balance-on-hospital-nurses
#9
Dana Shiffer, Maura Minonzio, Franca Dipaola, Mattia Bertola, Antonio Roberto Zamuner, Laura Adelaide Dalla Vecchia, Monica Solbiati, Giorgio Costantino, Raffaello Furlan, Franca Barbic
Rotational shift work is associated with sleep disturbances, increased risk of cardiovascular and psychological disorders, and may negatively impact work⁻life balance. The direction of shift rotation (Clockwise, CW or counterclockwise, CCW) and its role in these disorders are poorly understood. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of the shift schedule direction on sleep quantity and quality, alertness and work performance, and on work⁻life balance on hospital nurses. One-hundred female nurses, working a continuous rapid shift schedule in hospitals in the north of Italy, participated in this cross-sectional study...
September 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30231511/the-quality-of-tuberculosis-care-in-urban-migrant-clinics-in-china
#10
Hao Xue, Jennifer Hager, Qi An, Kai Liu, Jing Zhang, Emma Auden, Bingyan Yang, Jie Yang, Hongyan Liu, Jingchun Nie, Aiqin Wang, Chengchao Zhou, Yaojiang Shi, Sean Sylvia
Large and increasing numbers of rural-to-urban migrants provided new challenges for tuberculosis control in large cities in China and increased the need for high quality tuberculosis care delivered by clinics in urban migrant communities. Based on a household survey in migrant communities, we selected and separated clinics into those that mainly serve migrants and those that mainly serve local residents. Using standardized patients, this study provided an objective comparison of the quality of tuberculosis care delivered by both types of clinics and examined factors related to quality care...
September 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30231494/relationship-of-time-activity-adjusted-particle-number-concentration-with-blood-pressure
#11
Laura Corlin, Shannon Ball, Mark Woodin, Allison P Patton, Kevin Lane, John L Durant, Doug Brugge
Emerging evidence suggests long-term exposure to ultrafine particulate matter (UFP, aerodynamic diameter < 0.1 µm) is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. We investigated whether annual average UFP exposure was associated with measured systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), pulse pressure (PP), and hypertension prevalence among 409 adults participating in the cross-sectional Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health (CAFEH) study. We used measurements of particle number concentration (PNC, a proxy for UFP) obtained from mobile monitoring campaigns in three near-highway and three urban background areas in and near Boston, Massachusetts to develop PNC regression models (20-m spatial and hourly temporal resolution)...
September 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30231480/socio-cultural-reasons-and-community-perceptions-regarding-indoor-cooking-using-biomass-fuel-and-traditional-stoves-in-rural-ethiopia-a-qualitative-study
#12
Mulugeta Tamire, Adamu Addissie, Susann Skovbjerg, Rune Andersson, Mona Lärstad
Around three billion people in the world and 90% of the rural households in low-and middle-income countries are exposed to wood smoke with varying exposure levels and resulting health risks. We aimed to explore perceptions of the community towards indoor cooking and the socio-cultural barriers to bring change in Butajira, rural Ethiopia. We conducted a qualitative study involving ten separate focus group discussions with purposively selected members of the community and two key informant interviews with health extension workers...
September 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30231471/influenza-vaccinations-for-all-pregnant-women-better-evidence-is-needed
#13
Alberto Donzelli
Pregnant women are a World Health Organization (WHO) priority group for influenza vaccination, but evidence of effectiveness and safety for pregnant women comes from observational studies, which are notoriously prone to confounding by indication and healthy-vaccinee bias. The latter type of bias leads to an overestimation of the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine, which may be what occurs in pregnant women. Indeed, better educated women with healthier behaviors and who seek better medical care may be more adherent to vaccinations recommended by doctors, scientific societies and health authorities...
September 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30227686/emergency-department-discharge-outcome-and-psychiatric-consultation-in-north-african-patients
#14
Osnat Keidar, Sabrina N Jegerlehner, Stephan Ziegenhorn, Adam D Brown, Martin Müller, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos, David S Srivastava
Studies in Europe have found that immigrants, compared to the local population, are more likely to seek out medical care in Emergency Departments (EDs). In addition, studies show that immigrants utilize medical services provided by EDs for less acute issues. Despite these observed differences, little is known about the characteristics of ED use by North African (NA) immigrants. The main objective of this study was to examine whether there were differences in ED discharge outcomes and psychiatric referrals between NA immigrants and Swiss nationals...
September 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30227682/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-associated-factors-among-vegetarians-in-malaysia
#15
Yuan Kei Ching, Yit Siew Chin, Mahenderan Appukutty, Wan Ying Gan, Vasudevan Ramanchadran, Yoke Mun Chan
The prevalence and factors associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) remain unknown in Malaysian vegetarians. This cross-sectional study aimed to determine the prevalence of MetS among vegetarians in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor and its associated factors. The data on socio-demographic characteristics, vegetarianism practises, lifestyle behaviours, body weight, height, waist circumference (WC), systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), fasting blood glucose (FBG), and blood lipid profiles were collected from 273 vegetarians...
September 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30227677/prevalence-and-predictors-of-malaria-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-patients-in-beira-mozambique
#16
Francesco Di Gennaro, Claudia Marotta, Damiano Pizzol, Kajal Chhaganlal, Laura Monno, Giovanni Putoto, Annalisa Saracino, Alessandra Casuccio, Walter Mazzucco
Co-infection between malaria and HIV has major public health implications. The aims of this study were to assess the malaria prevalence and to identify predictors of positivity to malaria Test in HIV positive patients admitted to the health center São Lucas of Beira, Mozambique. A retrospective cross-sectional study was performed from January 2016 to December 2016. Overall, 701 adult HIV patients were enrolled, positivity to malaria test was found in 232 (33.0%). These patients were found to be more frequently unemployed (76...
September 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30227666/associations-between-bystanders-and-perpetrators-of-online-hate-the-moderating-role-of-toxic-online-disinhibition
#17
Sebastian Wachs, Michelle F Wright
Hatred directed at members of groups due to their origin, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation is not new, but it has taken on a new dimension in the online world. To date, very little is known about online hate among adolescents. It is also unknown how online disinhibition might influence the association between being bystanders and being perpetrators of online hate. Thus, the present study focused on examining the associations among being bystanders of online hate, being perpetrators of online hate, and the moderating role of toxic online disinhibition in the relationship between being bystanders and perpetrators of online hate...
September 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30227660/the-oakville-oil-refinery-closure-and-its-influence-on-local-hospitalizations-a-natural-experiment-on-sulfur-dioxide
#18
Wesley S Burr, Robert Dales, Ling Liu, Dave Stieb, Marc Smith-Doiron, Branka Jovic, Lisa Marie Kauri, Hwashin Hyun Shin
Background : An oil refinery in Oakville, Canada, closed over 2004⁻2005, providing an opportunity for a natural experiment to examine the effects on oil refinery-related air pollution and residents' health. Methods : Environmental and health data were collected for the 16 years around the refinery closure. Toronto (2.5 million persons) and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA, 6.3 million persons) were used as control and reference populations, respectively, for Oakville (160,000 persons). We compared sulfur dioxide and age- and season-standardized hospitalizations, considering potential factors such as changes in demographics, socio-economics, drug prescriptions, and environmental variables...
September 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30227658/suicide-risk-and-mental-disorders
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EDITORIAL
Louise Brådvik
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September 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30227642/improving-sexual-health-education-programs-for-adolescent-students-through-game-based-learning-and-gamification
#20
Hussein Haruna, Xiao Hu, Samuel Kai Wah Chu, Robin R Mellecker, Goodluck Gabriel, Patrick Siril Ndekao
An effective innovative pedagogy for sexual health education is required to meet the demands of technology savvy digital natives. This study investigates the extent to which game-based learning (GBL) and gamification could improve the sexual health education of adolescent students. We conducted a randomized control trial of GBL and gamification experimental conditions. We made a comparison with traditional teaching as a control condition in order to establish differences between the three teaching conditions...
September 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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