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16 de Abril     Open Access  
A Life in the Day     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Acta Informatica Medica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access  
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
AJOB Primary Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
American Journal of Health Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 180)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità     Open Access  
Annals of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal  
Applied Research In Health And Social Sciences : Interface And Interaction     Open Access  
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 6)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Behavioral Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Best Practices in Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Studies in Fire Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central European Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
Child Abuse Research in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Children     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access  
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access  
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access  
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CoDAS     Open Access  
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Curare     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Digital Health     Open Access  
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Drogues, santé et société     Full-text available via subscription  
Duazary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
electronic Journal of Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Emergency Services SA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ensaios e Ciência: Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Disease     Open Access  
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription  
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access  
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Expressa Extensão     Open Access  
Face à face     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Family & Community Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 12)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access  
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Health and Human Rights     Free   (Followers: 8)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Health Inform     Full-text available via subscription  
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Health Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Health Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Health Policy and Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Health Professional Student Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Health Promotion Journal of Australia : Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health Prospect     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 47)
Health Psychology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Health Renaissance     Open Access  
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Health SA Gesondheid     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Science Reports     Open Access  
Health Services Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Health Voices     Full-text available via subscription  
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
HERD : Health Environments Research & Design Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Highland Medical Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Hispanic Health Care International     Full-text available via subscription  
HIV & AIDS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Home Health Care Services Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Hospitals & Health Networks     Free   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IMTU Medical Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Indian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inmanencia. Revista del Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos (HIGA) Eva Perón     Open Access  
Innovative Journal of Medical and Health Sciences     Open Access  
Institute for Security Studies Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
interactive Journal of Medical Research     Open Access  
International Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Circumpolar Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Health Geographics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Health Policy and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Professions     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Promotion and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Health Sciences Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)

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Journal Cover Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health
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  • Screening Programs for Lynch Syndrome in Italy: State of the Art and
           Future Challenges

    • Authors: Roberta Pastorino, Alessia Tognetto, Stefania Boccia
      PubDate: 2017-06-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12615
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Mediterranean diet, overweight, cancer risk and sustainable benefits

    • Authors: Carlo La Vecchia, Sandro Dernini
      PubDate: 2017-06-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12556
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Rural-urban differentials in the prevalence of overweight and obesity
           among women of child bearing age in Zambian

    • Authors: Bupe Bwalya Bwalya, Chabila Christoper Mapoma, James Nilesh Mulenga
      Abstract: Introduction: Overweight and obesity have become leading causes of non-communicable diseases and millions of deaths worldwide every year are attributed to these conditions. Currently, diseases such as high blood pressure, strokes, type II diabetes, cancer among others, are attributable to overweight and obesity. This study sought to determine demographic and socioeconomic aspects associated with overweight and obesity among women residing in rural and urban areas of Zambia. It further examined the differences in factors that affect the prevalence of overweight and obesity among women residing in urban and those in rural areas of Zambia. Methods: The study analysed the BMI from a total of (6967) urban and (7855) rural women using data from the 2013-14 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS). Both univariate and bivariate analyses were performed to describe the study population. Binary logistic regression analysis was used to examine the effect of demographic and socioeconomic factors on overweight and obesity among women in rural and urban areas of Zambia.Results: overweight and obesity prevalence were (21.2 percent and 10.8 percent) among urban women versus (11.9 percent and 2.9 percent) among rural women.  Age, region of residence, educational level and household wealth of women were significant predictors of both overweight and obesity among women regardless of place of residence.  Women in urban areas who resided in male headed households, had (4-6 children) and drunk alcohol had higher odds of being overweight, whereas, women in male headed households only and reported having been drinking alcohol were associated with being obese. Literacy was found to be a major contributor of overweight among rural women.Conclusion: Overweight and obesity are markedly higher among urban women than rural women, and that differences on how these occur between these two groups of women have a socioeconomic and demographic dimension. In order to deal with increasing overweight and obesity challenges among women in Zambia, the paper recommends continued sensitizations about dangers of overweight and obesity with emphasis on behaviour changes in feeding or eating practices focussing more on traditional low fat and low calorie foods which in actual sense are cheaper and produce healthier results. Added to this recommendation is the need to change life styles to include routine exercising and increased medical check-ups.
      PubDate: 2017-06-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12247
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Cut-off point estimation of Neck circumference to determine Overweight and
           Obesity among Asian Indian adults

    • Authors: Nitish Mondal, Ruplin Timungpi, Moniram Kathar, Sarlongki Hanse, Siko Teronpi, Ajitsingh Timung, Kaushik Bose, Jaydip Sen
      Abstract: Background: Neck circumference (NC) is a relatively new anthropometric measure of differentiating body fat distribution and considered as a marker of upper subcutaneous adiposity.Aims and Objectives: The present study was undertaken to assess the suitability and cut-offs estimation of NC to determine overweight and obesity in Asian Indian adults.Materials and Methods: The present cross-sectional study was carried out among 1830 adults (914 males; 916 females) aged 20-49 years of Karbi-Anglong, Northeast-India, using multistage-stratified sampling method. Height, weight, waist circumference (WC) and neck circumference (NC) were recorded using standard procedures. The body mass index (BMI kg m−2) was calculated and overweight and obesity were assessed using standard cut-offs. Results: Linear and binary logistic regression analyses showed that NC had a better predictive value of BMI (p<0.001). The ROC-AUC results showed that NC seems to have relatively better predictive value in greater adiposity (BMI≥30.00 kg m−2) among both males (AUC 0.83, 95% CI: 0.81-0.86) and females (AUC 0.88, 95%CI: 0.85-0.89) (p<0.01). The cut-offs of NC were observed to be 36.0 cm and 38.0 cm (in males) and 30.9 cm and 33.0 cm (in females) for BMI ≥25.00 kg m−2 and BMI 30 kg m−2, respectively.Conclusion: Further studies should be undertaken to determine and validate the existing and/or newly proposed cut-offs among larger samples for pan-Indian cut-offs for the assessment of overweight and obesity and related risks of non-communicable diseases and metabolic disorders.
      PubDate: 2017-06-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12310
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Risk factors for intussusception in childhood gastroenteritis: a
           nationwide cross-sectional study in Italy

    • Authors: Antonella Mattei, Fabiana Fiasca
      Abstract: Background. The aetiology of intussusception is unknown for most of the cases studied, although some associated conditions have been identified. We aimed to clarify the role played by enteric pathogens as potential risk factors for intussusception. Methods. A retrospective review of the records relating to hospitalizations for gastroenteritis with or without concurrent intussusception in Italian children was conducted among children aged <6 years old during the period 2005-2012. Through a multivariate logistic regression model, the associations, expressed as odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals, were estimated between the presence of gastroenteritis with intussusception and the explanatory variables, such as sex, age, the aetiology of gastroenteritis and whether the subjects lived in the North, South and Islands or Centre Italy. Results. A total of 174 records related to admissions due to the concomitant manifestation of gastroenteritis and intussusception were extracted and analyzed. The estimate of the adjusted odds ratio confirmed the significant contribution that sex and geographical location made to hospitalizations both for gastroenteritis with concurrent intussusception, and in the associated secondary diagnosis of gastroenteritis, with the exception of the rotavirus, where a different seasonality and a bucking trend were observed. The probability of intussusception became statistically significant lower from 12 months of age to ≤23 months and for age 48-59 months, respect to the first year of life. Conclusions. Our observational study highlighted males, affected by enteric infections, other than rotavirus and parasitic, living in North and Centre of Italy have an increased risk of developing intussusceptions. In the second and fifth year of life the probability of intussusceptions becomes lower than in the first year. Additional research is needed to confirm these findings and evaluate the pathogenesis which may link such infections with intussusception. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12102
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Social vulnerability and Lyme disease incidence: a regional analysis of
           the United States, 2000-2014

    • Authors: Dhitinut Ratnapradipa, Justin Tyler McDaniel, Alexandra Barger
      Abstract: Background: Lyme disease (LD), which is highly preventable communicable illness, is the most commonly reported vector borne disease in the USA. The Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) is a county level measure of SES and vulnerability to environmental hazards or disease outbreaks, but has not yet been used in the study of LD. The purpose of this study was to determine if a relationship existed between the SoVI and LD incidence at the national level and regional division level in the United States between 2000 and 2014.Methods: County level LD data were downloaded from the CDC. County level SoVI were downloaded from the HVRI at the University of South Carolina and the CDC. Data were sorted into regional divisions as per the US Census Bureau and condense into three time intervals, 2000-2004, 2005-2009, and 2010-2014. QGIS was utilized to visually represent the data. Logarithmic OLS regression models were computed to determine the predictive power of the SoVI in LD incidence rates.Results: LD incidence was greatest in the Northeastern and upper Midwestern regions of the USA.  The results of the regression analyses showed that SoVI exhibited a significant quadratic relationship with LD incidence rates at the national level.Conclusion: Our results showed that counties with the highest and lowest social vulnerability were at greatest risk for LD. The SoVI may be a useful risk assessment tool for public health practitioners within the context of LD control.
      PubDate: 2017-06-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12158
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Psychological symptoms and quality of life in a population living in the
           "New Towns" of L'Aquila after he 2009 earthquake

    • Authors: Iolanda Grappasonni, Fabio Petrelli, Enea Traini, Giuliana Grifantini, Massimo Mari, Carlo Signorelli
      Abstract: Background: Following the earthquake in L'Aquila of 04.06.2009 more than 65,000 people lost their homes. In order to provide rapid accommodation to those people, the Italian Government implemented the CASE project (Complex Anti-seismic Sustainable Environment-friendly), with the construction of 19 "New town" in the surrounding areas of the city. The New towns are built in rural areas, far from the center of the city, without  many basic services. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of mental disorders, the levels of psychological symptoms and quality of life in a sample of the population living in such reality.Methods: Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), the Impact of Events Scale-Revised (IES-R), and the Manchester Short Assessment of Quality of Life (MANSA), were used.Results: 107 people were interviewed. The mean scores of the GSI of the BSI were 0.70 (SD=0.55). The total score of the IES-R scale was used and the cut-off represented by the 33 value, was exceeded by 59.81% of the sample. The average value was 37.85 (SD=19.49) (range 0-83). 14 people of them (21.88%) obtained an average value ≥ 60. The mean score on the MANSA was 4.5 (SD=0.98), range 1.8-6.3.Conclusion: From the results, it appears that this housing solution could be an additional element of trauma that overlaps with that suffered during the quake.
      PubDate: 2017-06-20
      DOI: 10.2427/11690
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Air pollution: a study of citizen's attitudes and behaviors using
           different information sources

    • Authors: Annalaura Carducci, Gabriele Donzelli, Lorenzo Cioni, Giacomo Palomba, Marco Verani, Giulia Mascagni, Giuseppe Anastasi, Luca Pardini, Elisabetta Ceretti, Tiziana Grassi, Elisabetta Carraro, Silvia Bonetta, Milena Villarini, Umberto Gelatti
      Abstract: Background: From November 2015 to January 2016, the routine air monitoring showed a peak of air pollution (in particular of PM10) that caused alarm in many Italian cities and was widely reported by mass media. After some weeks from this alarm, we tried to evaluate the citizen awareness and interest towards air pollution together with their positive behaviors, using different information sources. Methods: From September 2015 to March 2016, in parallel with the number of exceedances of the PM10 in Italy we evaluated the press coverage, the average monthly searches on Google and the interest on Twitter. Moreover, a qualitative content analysis on daily newspapers was conducted and a self-compiled questionnaire on the attitudes and behaviors about environmental issues and their determinants was administered to 598 parents involved in the project MAPEC_LIFE (LIFE12 ENV/IT/00614). Results: The media coverage of the theme of air pollution was very high from the end of 2015 to the beginning of 2016, as well as internet searches and twitter messages. Our qualitative analysis highlighted that only a small portion of articles included information about positive behaviors and environmental awareness. Despite the high media coverage and the satisfactory self-perceived knowledge, the majority of respondents judged negatively the received information (as untrue and incomplete) and declared a limited adoption of pro-environmental behaviors.  Conclusion: The parallel study of mass media information and people’s attitudes and behaviors seem to indicate that the high media coverage was not followed by a very high motivation towards pro-environmental behaviors.
      PubDate: 2017-06-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12389
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • The new European regulation on personal data protection: significant
           aspects for data processing for scientific research purposes

    • Authors: Francesca Preite, Silvia Salardi, Rosaria Gesuita, Simona Villani, Paolo Trerotoli, Vincenzo Guardabasso, Antonella Zambon
      Abstract: On 27 April 2016, after a troubled gestation,, Regulation 2016/6791 of the European Parliament andof the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal dataand on the free movement of such data was finally published.The Regulation is to have a two-year transitional period, meaning it will actually enter into force inthe first half of 2018.
      PubDate: 2017-06-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12286
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Identifying predictors of progression to AIDS and mortality post-HIV
           infection using parametric multistate model

    • Authors: Omid Hamidi, Jalal Poorolajal, Leili Tapak
      Abstract: OBJECTIVES: The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has already remained as a major public health problem all over the world. This study aimed to identify the prognostic factors influencing the disease progression in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in Iran, using parametric multi-state models to take into account the intermediate event in the analysis.  METHOD(S): The data of the present retrospective cohort study was extracted in Tehran from April 2004 to March 2014. The number of 2473 HIV-infected patients in Behavioral Diseases Counseling Centers was enrolled. The outcomes of interest were the transition times from HIV diagnosis to AIDS and AIDS to death. The effect of several prognostic factors on both transitions was investigated.RESULTS: Parametric models indicated that AIDS progression was significantly associated with an increase in age (P = 0.017), low education (P = 0.026), and a decreased CD4 cell count (P = 0.001). Furthermore, the AIDS-related death was significantly associated with male sex (P = 0.010), tuberculosis coinfection (P = 0.001), antiretroviral therapy (P = 0.001) and a decreased CD4 cell count (P = 0.035).CONCLUSION: The results of this study indicated that CD4 cell count was one of the most important prognostic factors that affected and accelerated both HIV→AIDS and AIDS→DEATH transitions and antiretroviral treatment was found to be an effective measure in decelerating survival of patients with AIDS to death state. The usual Cox Model is not able to identify some of these prognostic factors. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12438
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Considering time-interaction terms using parametric survival models for
           interval-censoring data

    • Authors: Erfan Ghasemi, Alireza Akbarzadeh Baghban, Ahmadreza Baghestani, Saeed Asgary
      Abstract: Background: Many of the variables which are investigated in survival research are time-invariant, i.e. their values do not change over time. But their effects, may yet vary over time. Thus, the change in behavior that occurs over time needs to be included in the analysis. This can be done by adding time-interaction terms to the model.Method: In this research, a parametric survival model, which is capable of evaluating the effects of time-dependent variables, was applied for interval-censored data such that the time to invariant variables interaction terms were considered as time-dependent variables.Results: Using a practical example, the results of the study show that this model can alter the interpretations regarding the effects of exploratory variables.Conclusion: when dealing with fixed variables whose effects change over time, the researcher can incorporate their interaction effect with time, and treat them as time-dependent variables and obtain appropriate inferences.
      PubDate: 2017-06-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12134
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • The Software Comprehensive Meta-Analysis Needs to Be Upgraded Further:
           Letter to the Editor

    • Authors: Khatereh Anbari, Seyyed Amir Yasin Ahmadi
      PubDate: 2017-06-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12522
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Piergiorgio Zuccaro: An important man in the fight against smoking

    • Authors: Roberta Pacifici
      PubDate: 2017-06-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12563
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
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