The European Journal of Public Health (EUR J PUBLIC HEALTH )

Publisher: Oxford University Press


The European Journal of Public Health is a multidisciplinary journal aimed at attracting contributions from epidemiology health services research management ethics and law health economics social sciences and enviromental health.

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    ABSTRACT: Introduction Transdermal alcohol monitoring anklets continuously measure unmetabolized alcohol secreted in sweat. This study explored the drinking behaviour of female students, their experiences of wearing an anklet, and the potential impact of different forms of feedback on drinking behaviour. Methods A mixed methods design was used. Fifty-six female students completed an online suite of questionnaires and were randomized into one of four conditions using AUDIT score-stratified sampling. Three experimental groups wore an anklet for two 7-day periods separated by a 7-day break. During the break period two of the experimental groups were given feedback on their drinking using UK drinking guidelines, with one group additionally given feedback on the data recorded by their anklet. The remaining experimental group and the control group did not receive feedback. Focus groups and diaries explored participants’ experiences of wearing the anklet and receiving the feedback. Results AUDIT scores ranged from 3-18, and alcohol consumption ranged from 0-55 units per week. Questionnaire and transdermal alcohol monitoring data allowed quantitative analysis of patterns of consumption and the effect of feedback on alcohol consumption during Week 3. Focus groups and diaries considered the female experience of wearing an anklet, drinking contexts, perceived vulnerability while drinking, and further explored the impact of feedback on alcohol consumption. Conclusions This study provides insight into the experience and usefulness of transdermal alcohol monitoring. Our analysis further reflects upon the potential use of the technology to present personalised feedback in alcohol interventions. The findings will be used to inform the development of future interventions to tackle alcohol misuse among females.
    The European Journal of Public Health 11/2014; 24(Supplement 2):302.
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    ABSTRACT: The implementation of a national monitoring system of prisoners' health is under consideration in France. As information available on this topic is quite scarce, particularly in Europe, a study was performed to identify and describe various prison health monitoring approaches implemented worldwide.
    The European Journal of Public Health 09/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Developing countries, including Egypt and North African countries, need to improve their quality of research by enhancing international cooperation and exchanges of scientific information, as well as competing for obtaining international funds to support research activities. Research must comply with laws and other requirements for research that involves human subjects. The purpose of this article is to overview the status of health research ethics in Egypt and North African countries, with reference to other Middle Eastern countries. The EU and North African Migrants: Health and Health Systems project (EUNAM) has supported the revision of the status of health research ethics in Egypt and North African countries, by holding meetings and discussions to collect information about research ethics committees in Egypt, and revising the structure and guidelines of the committees, as well as reviewing the literature concerning ethics activities in the concerned countries. This overview has revealed that noticeable efforts have been made to regulate research ethics in certain countries in the Middle East. This can be seen in the new regulations, which contain the majority of protections mentioned in the international guidelines related to research ethics. For most of the internationally registered research ethics committees in North African countries, the composition and functionality reflect the international guidelines. There is growing awareness of research ethics in these countries, which extends to teaching efforts to undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Public Health Association. All rights reserved.
    The European Journal of Public Health 08/2014; 24(1):87-91.
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    ABSTRACT: In 2011, almost 20.0% of the population of Germany had a migration background. Studies on their health tend to have low participation rates. The aim of our study was to compare different sampling strategies and to test different approaches to recruit migrants for an epidemiological study.
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  • The European Journal of Public Health 10/2013; volume 23(Suppl 1).
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    ABSTRACT: To track death's impact on common public health problems, our research group is engaged in a series of cohort analyses. We were inspired to pursue this line of research after careful study of the work by Mikael Rostila and colleagues at the Center for Health Equity Studies. Their work shows a negative health effect on adults after the death of a parent, spouse, sibling, or child. This effect increases mortality risk for the survivors. This risk persists for as long as ten years after the loss. Their work is quite novel because it is focused on the subsequent health of survivors. Most researchers studying end of life issues are focused on the dying. Among gerontologists, it is well understood that an elderly spouse is likely to die within the year of their husband or wife (Christakis & Allison, 2006). Public health researchers have always regarded this linkage as a passing oddity. The emerging field of social network research provides a mechanism explaining this linkage. Studies of mortality patterns are a major staple of public health research. Historically, we use patterns of death to identify emerging risk factors. Compression of mortality into successively older ages is always viewed as a positive indicator of public health. Demographic data, however, shows that the leading edge of this compression has stagnated for the past 35 years at or around the age of 43 years (Kannisto, 2000). In the United States, this translates into 2,500 to 3,000 persons aged 40 and 64 years who die each day (Hoyert, 2012). Persons in this age group have large social networks that extend well beyond their families to include friends and colleagues. This group plays a pivotal role in the social fabric of their economies and communities. This purpose of this letter is to engage public health researchers in a cross national discussion of the public health impact of mortality on surviving families and communities. There are several methodological barriers to developing evidence for or against this association. In most cohort studies, the loss of a family member is not usually ascertained. If it is asked by researchers, participants are forced to limit their responses to one death. In data collected by local, state and national health departments, we know the numbers of deaths but we do not know anything about the circle of family members. To measure the annual incidence of new bereavement, we conducted a telephone survey of a representative sample of adults in the state of Georgia (USA). We found that 10.7 to 12.9 percent of adults aged 18 years and older reported loss. This finding suggests that in a state with a population of 10 million, there are 1.1 million and 1.2 million persons who lost one or more close relatives in 2012. Among persons reporting a death, 35.7 to 37.5 percent indicated that two or more close relatives had died in the same year. Although most respondents with multiple episodes report only 2 deaths, the range of reports includes up to 7 persons. With these data, we estimate that almost 400,000 adults experience more than one episode of bereavement in a single year. This level of bereavement is connected to an estimated 70,000 individual deaths. The social network surrounding these deaths is much larger that we imagined. We are now in the process of replicating this survey. If these results are stable, we believe that new bereavement is an emerging factor for public health problems across all ages. As researchers, we remain skeptical about the size of this effect. However, these bits of data suggest that policies designed to diminish the negative effects of loss may have a larger payoff for public health improvement than we realize. This is worth a conversation. We are seeking comments and suggestions for moving this research forward. Toni P. Miles Citations Rostila M, Saarela JM. 2011. Journal of Marriage and Family 73: 236. Christakis N, Allison P. 2006. New England Journal of Medicine 7: 719. Kannisto V. 2000. Demographic Research, DOI: 10.14054/Dem Res.2000.3.6. Hoyert DL. 2012. National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief No. 88
    The European Journal of Public Health 07/2013; 23(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are childhood psychopathologies characterized by having difficulties in social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication as well as sensor motor movements. Evidence suggests that in ASDs environmental toxicant exposure, genetic and mitochondrial dysfunction are involved associated with abnormal immune response with allergic problems and elevated serum IgE. ASDs present the major cytokine and chemokine dysfunction in CNS and is mediated by an increase of pro-inflammatory cytokine levels in the brain, such as TNF, IL-I, IFN-gamma, IL-6, IL-8 and others. Mast cells, which are also implicated in ASDs, are worsened by stress and produce proinflammatory cytokines and can be stimulated by neurotensin in the brain and gut, contributing also to the inflammatory response. However, the exact etiology of ASDs remains largely unknown.
    The European Journal of Public Health 03/2013; 11(1):22-31.