Journal of

Family Medicine and Disease PreventionISSN: 2469-5793


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510114

Prevalence and Associated Factors of Using Tobacco Products (E- Cigarettes, Conventional Cigarettes and Water Pipe) among Healthcare Workers at the Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2018-2019

Sumaya Shaikh and Ghadeer S Aljuraiban

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 21, 2019

Few studies have been published on the prevalence of smoking among healthcare workers and smoking triggers. This study sought to determine smoking prevalence and identify factors associated with the initiation of smoking. The pre-designed questionnaire in this cross-sectional study on healthcare workers at Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia included items on demographics, smoking habits and smoking history, factors associated with smoking, and beliefs about smoking. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510113

Barrier Contraceptive Methods Practice and its Predictors among Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Positive Women Attending Anti Retro Viral Therapy (ART) in Hadiya Zone Public Hospitals, South Ethiopia

Markos Selamu Jifar and Tilahun Beyene Handiso

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 14, 2019

Barrier contraceptive method is a strategy that prevents both unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Predictors for using barrier methods are not well studied in the area. A facility based cross-sectional study was employed. Data were collected through interviewer interview using structured and semi-structured questionnaires. Simple random sampling technique from patient registration book was used to select participants. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression analysis ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510112

Odds of Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines by Cancer History: Updated Results from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)

Christine M. Swoboda, PhD, MS, Ann Scheck McAlearney, ScD, MS and Timothy Huerta, PhD, MS

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 13, 2019

Despite proven benefits of physical activity, adults in the United States may not be meeting activity guidelines for aerobic and strength exercise. There is an association between physical activity and reduced cancer risk, and reduced risk of reoccurrence among cancer survivors. This study aims to describe the odds of meeting aerobic, strength, and combined levels of physical activity based on the recommendations of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans among adults in the U.S., making ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510111

State Infant Mortality Rate Calculations Vary by Classification of Pre-Viable Infants

Christine M. Swoboda, PhD, MS, Jason A Benedict, MS, Courtney Hebert, MD, Ann Scheck McAlearney ScD, MS and Timothy R Huerta, PhD, MS

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: September 12, 2019

When these data are used as the basis for policy making, they could potentially result in the mistargeting of resources from states with the greatest need to states whose levels of need may be overinflated based on an artifact of the reporting standard. In addition, the definitions create challenges when developing and delivering targeted interventions because they obscure the line between those infants and mothers who would benefit from postnatal interventions to prevent infant mortality (e.g.,...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510110

Limited Impact of Smoking Bans on Commercial Outdoor Dining Area in a Smoking Hot Spot: A Case Study

Stephanie Fletcher-Lartey, John Birkett, Sharon O’Regan, Angela Daly and Peter Cavagnino

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 06, 2019

An evaluation of the implementation of smokefree commercial outdoor dining was carried out to evaluate proprietors awareness and preparedness for the implementation of Smoke-Free Outdoor Dining regulations in Liverpool, Australia. The study found limited effectiveness of the smoking bans in the area, despite a high level of awareness of key changes required and high level of preparedness for the smoke-free COD regulations. The majority of COD operators chose to provide a designated smoking area ...

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