The European Journal of Public Health (EUR J PUBLIC HEALTH )
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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- 5-year impact2.93
- Cited half-life5.70
- Immediacy index0.47
- Article influence1.01
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- The European Journal of Public Health 11/2013; 23(Supplement 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 88The 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.
- The European Journal of Public Health 01/2013; 23(3):427-433.
- The European Journal of Public Health 01/2013; 23(suppl.1):277-278.
- The European Journal of Public Health 01/2013; 23(suppl. 1):227.
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ABSTRACT: Background: It is becoming increasingly evident that children often suffer from a combination of different categories of maltreatment, namely physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine whether multi-type child maltreatment was associated with higher levels of health risk behaviours and mental ill health. Methods: Four hundred and six, 15-16 year-old students from secondary schools in Malta participated in the study. The self-report “Child maltreatment physical and mental health questionnaire” by Nguyen, Dunne and Le, was used to assess the demographics, health risk behaviour, mental health and child maltreatment. Results: Students experienced all four types of maltreatment. 27.4%, 16.6%, 11.1% and 6.5% experienced one, two, three and four categories of maltreatment respectively. As regards health risk behaviours, there were statistically significant positive relationships between multi-type maltreatment and school fights (r=.27, p<0.01); breaking school rules (r=.19, p<0.01); illicit drug use (r<.14, p<0.05); and alcohol use (r=.10, p<0.05). As regards mental health, depression was positively associated with multi-type maltreatment (r=.38, p=0.01). Similarly, anxiety(r=.23, p=0.01) and low self esteem (r=-.266, p=0.01) were positively associated with multi-type maltreatment. Multi-type child maltreatment also showed graded worsening responses for anxiety, depression, general ill-health, selfesteem, breaking school rules, school fights and smoking. Conclusion: This study showed that multi-type child maltreatment is prevalent and that it resulted in graded worsening responses for mental health outcomes and risky behaviour the higher the number of categories of exposure. These findings are relevant to policy makers in the preventive and therapeutic services in this area, as well as in raising their awareness that different types of child maltreatment often co-exist.The European Journal of Public Health 11/2012; 22:101.
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ABSTRACT: Background: Compliance to medication regimen and health education and counseling is basic considerations in current management protocol of diabetes mellitus. The increasing number of diabetes complications and admissions in the hospital informed the research. Diabetes Mellitus and the complications thereof have been captured as one of the leading causes of admission in the hospital. Method and Design: The study involved 150 diabetic patients selected using the simple random and purposive non-random sampling techniques from January 1 to June 2010. Stata statistical analytical software was used to analyze the data collected. Results: Findings of the study indicated that medication compliance among diabetes clients is poor. 25.5% did not comply with medication, 62.5% defaulted regularly whilst only 12% comply with medication. Conclusion: Diabetic patients must be discouraged from the use of herbal medications and preparations with the view of eradicating the disease completely and must go through comprehensive education and counseling to improve compliance.The European Journal of Public Health 06/2012; Vol 6(2012-1262-1101-1262):12-15.
- The European Journal of Public Health 01/2012; 22:13.
- The European Journal of Public Health 01/2012; 22(2):91.
- The European Journal of Public Health 01/2012; 22:12-13.
- The European Journal of Public Health 01/2012; 22(2):91-92.
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