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Women's health behaviors and health promotion

This section considers studies regarding all aspects of women’s lifestyle decisions, including fitness, exercise, nutrition, osteoporosis, smoking, disease prevention, and other related aspects.

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  1. To assess the attitude to and perception of transvaginal sonography (TVS) among Nigerian women of mixed educational status in order to ascertain factors that may prevent them from submitting to TVS when recomm...

    Authors: Mark C Okeji, Kennedy K Agwuna, Chika N Ihudiebube-Splendor, Iliyasu Y Izge, Kelechi K Ekuma and Jennifer O Emeter

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:54

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Shoulder pain and pain in the upper abdomen are common complaints after laparoscopy, sometimes surpassing the pain at incision sites. The incidence of shoulder pain ranges from 35 to 80%. Post-laparoscopic pai...

    Authors: J. E. W. van Dijk, S. J. Dedden, P. M. A. J. Geomini, P. Meijer, N. van Hanegem and M. Y. Bongers

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:42

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Effective female education on cervical cancer prevention has been shown to increase awareness and uptake of screening. However, sustaining increase in uptake poses a challenge to control efforts. Peer health e...

    Authors: Chinyere Mbachu, Cyril Dim and Uche Ezeoke

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:41

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  4. Previous studies were conflicting regarding the associations between HPV vaccination, cervical cancer risk perceptions, high-risk sexual behaviors and STIs. This study compared the HPV-vaccinated and non-vacci...

    Authors: Edward Kumakech, Sören Andersson, Henry Wabinga, Caroline Musubika, Samuel Kirimunda and Vanja Berggren

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:40

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  5. Lack of data on skin whitening (SW) among Cameroonian female university students prompted us to undertake the present study which aimed at assessing the knowledge, attitudes, practices and motivations of femal...

    Authors: Emmanuel Armand Kouotou, Jobert Richie N. Nansseu, Hugues Adegbidi, Theophane Christel Joel Zoa Mebara and Elie Claude Ndjitoyap Ndam

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:33

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  6. Modifiable health risk factors (MHRFs) significantly affect morbidity and mortality rates and frequently occur in specific combinations or risk clusters. Using five MHRFs (smoking, high-risk alcohol consumptio...

    Authors: Franziska Jentsch, Jennifer Allen, Judith Fuchs and Elena von der Lippe

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:23

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  7. A vast amount of literature exists concerning pharmaceutical adherence in osteoporosis. However, the process of learning to live with osteoporosis over time remains largely unknown. The purpose of this study w...

    Authors: Carrinna A. Hansen, Bo Abrahamsen, Hanne Konradsen and Birthe D. Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:17

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  8. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may experience sexual dysfunction because of symptoms or adverse effects from treatments. Data on female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in Asian females with RA issue are limi...

    Authors: Miao-Chiu Lin, Ming-Chi Lu, Hanoch Livneh, Ning-Sheng Lai, How-Ran Guo and Tzung-Yi Tsai

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:12

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  9. Cervical cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among women in Uganda, often due to late disease diagnosis. Early screening for the cancer has been shown to be the most effective measure against ...

    Authors: Trasias Mukama, Rawlance Ndejjo, Angele Musabyimana, Abdullah Ali Halage and David Musoke

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:9

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  10. Probiotics are widely used to improve gastrointestinal (GI) health, but they may also be useful to prevent or treat gynaecological disorders, including bacterial vaginosis (BV) and candidiasis. BV prevalence i...

    Authors: Anna-Ursula Happel, Shameem Z. Jaumdally, Tanya Pidwell, Tracy Cornelius, Heather B. Jaspan, Remy Froissart, Shaun L. Barnabas and Jo-Ann S. Passmore

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:7

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  11. Over the past decade the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has increased rapidly in both developed and developing countries and has become a growing health concern worldwide. A recent systemati...

    Authors: Tasneem Khan, Shelley Macaulay, Shane A. Norris, Lisa K. Micklesfield and Estelle D. Watson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:66

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. To assess the effect of brisk walking on postural stability, bone mineral density (BMD) and body composition in women over 50 years of age with a sedentary occupation.

    Authors: Aleš Gába, Roman Cuberek, Zdeněk Svoboda, František Chmelík, Jana Pelclová, Michal Lehnert and Karel Frömel

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:63

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  13. In the United States, over 34 million American post-menopausal women have low bone mass (osteopenia) which increases their risk of osteoporosis and fractures. Calcium, vitamin D and exercise are recommended fo...

    Authors: Laura D. Bilek, Nancy L. Waltman, Joan M. Lappe, Kevin A. Kupzyk, Lynn R. Mack, Diane M. Cullen, Kris Berg, Meghan Langel, Melissa Meisinger, Ashlee Portelli-Trinidad and Molly Lang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:59

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  14. Kenya’s high maternal mortality ratio can be partly explained by the low proportion of women delivering in health facilities attended by skilled birth attendants (SBAs). Many women continue to give birth at ho...

    Authors: Tanya Caulfield, Pamela Onyo, Abbey Byrne, John Nduba, Josephat Nyagero, Alison Morgan and Michelle Kermode

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:52

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  15. To assess the demographic and attitudinal factors associated with HPV vaccine initiation and completion among 18–26 year old women in Utah.

    Authors: Andrew R. Wilson, Mia Hashibe, Julia Bodson, Lisa H. Gren, Brooke A. Taylor, Jessica Greenwood, Brian R. Jackson, Rosemary She, Marlene J. Egger and Deanna Kepka

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:41

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  16. Breast cancer preventive behaviors have an extreme effect on women’s health. Despite the benefits of preventive behaviors regarding breast cancer, they have not been implemented as routine care for healthy wom...

    Authors: Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Fereshteh Majlessi, Ali Montazeri, Tahereh Pashaei, Ali Gholami and Koen Ponnet

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:40

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Women's Health 2016 16:53

  17. Changing trends demonstrate that women, in a number of economically-developed countries, are drinking at higher levels than ever before. Exploring key targets for intervention, this study examined the extent t...

    Authors: Helen M. Haydon, Patricia L. Obst and Ioni Lewis

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:36

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  18. In low- and middle-income countries, many women continue working later into pregnancy. In our recent study on some areas in rural China, most women stopped working already during the first trimester (≤3 months...

    Authors: Subas Neupane, Bright I. Nwaru, Zhuochun Wu and Elina Hemminki

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:34

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  19. Physical inactivity is among the leading risk factors for non-communicable diseases. Saudi Arabia has just begun to address physical inactivity as recent studies have shown an alarming prevalence of insufficie...

    Authors: Nada M. Albawardi, Hoda Jradi and Hazzaa M. Al-Hazzaa

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:33

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  20. Several studies of smoking cessation programs in clinical settings have revealed poorer outcomes for women compared to men, including counselling alone or in combination with pharmacotherapy. The objective of ...

    Authors: Nadia Minian, Jessica Penner, Sabrina Voci and Peter Selby

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:17

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  21. This study assessed the perceived benefits and barriers to exercise participation in overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and monitored changes in response to a lifestyle intervention.

    Authors: Rebecca L. Thomson, Jonathan D. Buckley and Grant D. Brinkworth

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:14

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  22. Chronic disease is the leading global health threat and impairs patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Low health literacy is linked with chronic diseases prevalence and poor HRQoL. However, the int...

    Authors: Cuili Wang, Robert L Kane, Dongjuan Xu and Qingyue Meng

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:34

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  23. African American women report insufficient physical activity and are disproportionally burdened by associated disease conditions; indicating the need for innovative approaches to promote physical activity in t...

    Authors: Rodney P Joseph, Colleen Keller, Marc A Adams and Barbara E Ainsworth

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:30

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  24. A number of factors have been identified which might influence the variation observed in climacteric symptoms in peri- and post-menopausal women. We examined the role of the distressed or Type-D personality an...

    Authors: Erika Borkoles, Nick Reynolds, Chantal F Ski, Lilly Stojanovska, David R Thompson and Remco CJ Polman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:18

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  25. Despite liberalization of the Nepal abortion law, young women continue to experience barriers to safe abortion services. We hypothesize that marital status may differentially impact such barriers, given the so...

    Authors: Kathryn L Andersen, Ram Chandra Khanal, Alexandra Teixeira, Shailes Neupane, Sharad Sharma, Valerie N Acre and Maria F Gallo

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:17

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  26. There is growing evidence that preconception care may have an important role in preventing short and long term adverse health consequences for women and their offspring. This is particularly the case for women...

    Authors: Amie Steel, Jayne Lucke and Jon Adams

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:14

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