Public Health (PUBLIC HEALTH)
Provides international coverage of preventive medicine, epidemiology, social and community medicine. Key areas include: child health, communicable disease prevention, health promotion and health service planning.
Current impact factor: 1.43
Impact Factor Rankings
|2016 Impact Factor||Available summer 2017|
|2014 / 2015 Impact Factor||1.434|
|2013 Impact Factor||1.475|
|2012 Impact Factor||1.35|
|2011 Impact Factor||1.35|
|2010 Impact Factor||1.267|
|2009 Impact Factor||1.261|
|2008 Impact Factor||1.204|
|2007 Impact Factor||1.029|
|2006 Impact Factor||0.926|
|2005 Impact Factor||0.986|
|2004 Impact Factor||0.833|
|2003 Impact Factor||0.697|
|2002 Impact Factor||0.674|
|2001 Impact Factor||0.486|
|2000 Impact Factor||0.6|
|1999 Impact Factor||0.509|
|1998 Impact Factor||0.602|
|1997 Impact Factor||0.582|
|1996 Impact Factor||0.581|
|1995 Impact Factor||0.366|
|1994 Impact Factor||0.305|
|1993 Impact Factor||0.34|
|1992 Impact Factor||0.525|
Impact factor over time
|Website||Public Health website|
|Other titles||Public health (London, England), Public health|
|Material type||Periodical, Internet resource|
|Document type||Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource|
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- Publisher last reviewed on 03/07/2015
- 'WB Saunders' is an imprint of 'Elsevier'
Publications in this journal
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The aim of this study is to examine the effects of ethnicity, disaggregating Asian Indian from other Asians, health insurance coverage, and nativity on influenza vaccination rates in the United States.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: There have been increasing calls for more research on interventions to successfully translate evidence-based knowledge into improved health policy and practices. This paper reports on an exploratory study of knowledge translation interventions conducted with participants of global health meetings held in Bangladesh in 2012 and in South Africa in 2013. We measured stakeholders' uptake of evidence-based knowledge in terms of their translation of this knowledge into actions around public health policy and practice. The research sought to determine whether participants shared and used knowledge from the meetings to improve health policy and practices in their settings and the factors influencing sharing and use.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Objective: To investigate the consequences of including active commuting, compared with the leisure domain only, in the prevalence and sociodemographic factors associated with attending the physical activity recommendations, in Brazilian adults. Study design: Population-based cross-sectional study. Method: Adults between 20 and 59 years of age (n = 1720) were face-to-face interviewed from September 2009 to January 2010. Sociodemographic indicators and leisure-time and commuting physical activity were assessed by a validated questionnaire. Poisson regression was used to estimate crude and adjusted prevalence ratio (PR) and 95% confidence interval (95% CI). Results: The prevalence of adherence to recommendations when only leisure-time physical activity was considered was 15.5% (95% CI: 13.6; 17.4) and was associated with men (PR: 1.57, 95% CI: 1.25; 1.96), adults without a partner (PR: 1.38 95% CI: 1.05; 1.81) and higher educational level and income. The prevalence of adherence to physical activity recommendations after the combination of leisure-time and commuting was 29.1% (95% CI: 26.5; 31.6). Percentages differences in favor of men, white adults and those with higher educational level and income were no longer significant after the inclusion of active commuting. Conclusion: The inclusion of active commuting expands the percentage of adults who achieved the health-related physical activity recommendations and reduced important sociodemographic differences derived from the analysis of leisure-time physical activity alone. Public health strategies should consider the different domains of physical activity in the monitoring and promotion of a more active lifestyle.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Objectives: To critically review, appraise and evaluate quality of evidence on HIV disclosure among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Nigeria, and to identify a possible gap in knowledge on HIV/AIDS and disclosure. Study design: A systematic review using narrative synthesis and meta-analysis. Methods: MedLine, PsycINFO, PubMed Central, Scopus and CINAHL were searched. Data were extracted with the use of spread sheet. An analysis of heterogeneity was performed for the disclosure rate and the presence of a supportive reaction from partners. A meta-analysis was performed for the disclosure rates to sexual partners, with data available for all ten studies. Results: Ten studies met the inclusion criteria. The outcomes show that HIV disclosure of sero-positive status is most common between spouses or sexual partners than disclosure to relatives/family members, friends, pastor/Imam or work colleagues/employers. The participants in most of these studies are women, and amongst the most influential factors on disclosure are gender, anticipated outcome, marital status and knowledge of partners' status. Some studies reported non-disclosure as a way of limiting stigma. Almost all of the studies highlighted that there is fear of stigma and social exclusion associated with disclosure. Conclusion: This review discusses the overall experience of HIV disclosure on the management of the disease and barriers to disclosure. We found that PLWHA in Nigeria disclosed to at least one person within their social networks. Stigma is still a major consideration for PLWHA who experience a range of misconceptions around HIV transmission. The findings of this study may inform local policies and plans for improving the PLWHA quality of life. Targeted policies to increase disclosure of sero-positive status and reduce stigma may facilitate disease prevention. The methodological rigour of the included studies was appraised low.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Most quality appraisal tools were developed for clinical medicine and tend to be study-specific with a strong emphasis on risk of bias. In order to be more relevant to public health, an appropriate quality appraisal tool needs to be less reliant on the evidence hierarchy and consider practice applicability. Given the broad range of study designs used in public health, the objective of this study was to develop and validate a meta-tool that combines public health-focused principles of appraisal coupled with a set of design-specific companion tools.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Objectives: Women are relatively more susceptible to smoking-related diseases and find it more difficult to quit; however, little research exists on factors associated with smoking cessation and relapse in women. We examined attitudes towards and perceptions of factors associated with smoking cessation and relapse in women from deprived communities. Study design: Qualitative interview study. Methods: Participants included eleven women, smokers and ex-smokers, from disadvantaged communities in East Sussex, England, who had used the National Health Service (NHS) stop smoking service. Data were collected through a focus group and semi-structured interviews, and subjected to thematic analysis. Results: Participants opined that it is more difficult for women to quit smoking than men. Women felt that postcessation weight gain was inevitable and acted as a barrier to quitting. Hormonal fluctuations during the menstrual cycle and greater levels of stress were perceived as obstacles to quitting and reasons for relapse. Conversely, the women cited effects of smoking on physical appearance, oral hygiene and guilt about exposing children to passive smoke as powerful motivators to quit; and highlighted the impact of public health campaigns that focused on these factors. Views diverged on whether quitting with someone close to you is a help or hindrance. Other themes including alcohol intake, daily routine and being in the presence of smokers emerged as situational triggers of relapse. Conclusions: Interventions that address women's concerns related to postcessation weight gain, hormonal fluctuations during the menstrual cycle and stress may aid with smoking cessation and reduce relapse. Public health campaigns should consider the impact of smoking on physical appearance and the effect of passive smoke on children.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This paper tests the extent to which differing trends in income, demographic change and the consequences of an earlier period of social, economic and political change might explain differences in the magnitude and trends in alcohol-related mortality between 1991 and 2011 in Scotland compared to England & Wales (E&W).
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In 2012, the tuberculosis (TB) notification rate among Romanian TB facility doctors and nurses was 7.2 times higher than in the general population. This indicates that transmission is ongoing inside TB facilities and that TB infection control measures are insufficient. To help prevent nosocomial TB transmission a project was implemented that aimed at providing nationwide tailor-made technical assistance in TB infection control (TB-IC) in TB treatment facilities, including the development of TB infection control plans.
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