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  1. The effectiveness of lifestyle intervention for weight loss on cardiometabolic risk factors among overweight and obese individuals in the community setting remains inconclusive. This study aimed to evaluate th...

    Authors: Ahmad Zamri Liyana, Geeta Appannah, Siti Yazmin Zahari Sham, Mansor Fazliana, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Rashidah Ambak, Azah Abdul Samad, Nofi Yuliani Dahlan and Tahir Aris
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):126

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  2. Obesity is a risk factor for co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis and cardiovascular diseases. However, it is unclear if the presence of co-morbidities has any effect on the magnitude ...

    Authors: Nur Shahida Abdul Aziz, Suzana Shahar, Rashidah Ambak, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Ahmad Taufik Jamil and Tahir Aris
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):115

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  3. Obesity is a global health burden in the non-communicable diseases and much efforts have been implemented in the past decade in response to the rise of obesity prevalence among the Malaysian population. These ...

    Authors: Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Rashidah Ambak, Norazian Mohd Zaki, Nur Shahida Abdul Aziz, Siew Man Cheong, Mohamad Aznuddin Abd Razak, Muslimah Yusof, Mohamad Hasnan Ahmad, Azli Baharuddin, Megat Rusydi Megat Radzi, Wan Nur Khairunnisa Wan Kozil, Intan Hafizah Ishak and Tahir Aris
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):114

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  4. Obesity is an emerging global public health concern as it is related to chronic diseases and its impact to health related quality of life. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of weight reduction on ...

    Authors: Rashidah Ambak, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Norhanizam Puteh, Azmi Mohd Tamil, Mohd Azahadi Omar, Suzana Shahar, Noor Ani Ahmad and Tahir Aris
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):111

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  5. The prevalence of overweight and obesity among Malaysian women remained high over the past three decades. Collaboration with existing community at-risk may be feasible for wide-scale prevention of overweight a...

    Authors: Nor Azian Mohd Zaki, Geeta Appannah, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Azahadi Omar, Mansor Fazliana, Rashidah Ambak, Siti Shafiatun Mohsin and Tahir Aris
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):110

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  6. The national prevalence of overweight and obesity in Malaysia has been increasing in the past 10 years and many efforts have been implemented by the Malaysian government to combat obesity problem among the Mal...

    Authors: Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Rashidah Ambak and Tahir Aris
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):107

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  7. Diet compositions are likely to be one of the influential factors for body fat deposition. The aim of this paper was to determine the nutrient changes and its association to body fat loss among the overweight ...

    Authors: Fatimah Othman, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Geeta Appannah, Nor Azian Mohd Zaki, Rashidah Ambak, Azahadi Omar, Mansor Fazliana, Ruhaya Salleh, Barakatun Nisak Mohd Yusof, Norliza Muksan and Tahir Aris
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):102

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  8. Several methods have been developed to determine a person’s physical activity level. However, there is limited evidence in determining whether someone is physically active or not. This study aims to determine ...

    Authors: Mohamad Hasnan Ahmad, Ruhaya Salleh, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Azli Baharuddin, Wan Shakira Rodzlan Hasani, Azahadi Omar, Ahmad Taufik Jamil, Mahenderan Appukutty, Wan Abdul Manan Wan Muda and Tahir Aris
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):100

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  9. Health literacy (HL) consists of different components and associates with several health outcomes, including obesity. It is linked to an individual’s knowledge, motivation, competencies, behavior, and applicat...

    Authors: Siew Man Cheong, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Mohamad Hasnan Ahmad, Mala Manickam, Rashidah Ambak, Siti Nurbaya Shahrir and Tahir Aris
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):99

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  10. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) constitutes a major public health problem and is associated with a substantial amount of disability and premature death worldwide. Several treatment and self-help options including A...

    Authors: Maji Hailemariam, Michael Stein, Bradley Anderson, Yael Chatav Schonbrun, Kelly Moore, Megan Kurth, Fallon Richie and Jennifer E. Johnson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:125
  11. The YAM DAABO study (“your choice” in Mooré) takes place in Burkina Faso and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It has the objective to identify a package of postpartum family planning (PPFP) interventions to s...

    Authors: Nguyen Toan Tran, Wambi Maurice E. Yameogo, Félicité Langwana, Mary Eluned Gaffield, Armando Seuc, Asa Cuzin-Kihl, Seni Kouanda, Désiré Mashinda, Blandine Thieba, Rachel Yodi, Jean Nyandwe Kyloka, Tieba Millogo, Abou Coulibaly, Basele Bolangala, Souleymane Zan, Brigitte Kini…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:122
  12. Over 90% of the children with Human Immunodeficiency Virus are infected through the mother to child transmission process according to literatures. Preventing unintended pregnancy by using contraceptive methods...

    Authors: Bilen Mekonnen Araya, Abayneh Akililu Solomon, Kahsay Zenebe Gebreslasie, Temesgen Worku Gudayu and Kiber Temesgen Anteneh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:121
  13. Rates of violence against women are reported to be highest in Africa compared to other continents. We aimed to determine associations between mental illness, demographic, psychosocial and economic factors with...

    Authors: Sally Field, Michael Onah, Thandi van Heyningen and Simone Honikman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:119
  14. Despite the enormous benefits of family planning services, the contraceptive utilization still remains low in Sub-Saharan Africa. There is regional variation in modern contraceptive utilization in Ethiopia. Th...

    Authors: Geta Asrade Alemayehu, Abel Fekadu, Mezgebu Yitayal, Yigzaw Kebede, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Zemichael Gizaw, Mamo Wubeshet, Kindie Fentahun Muchie, Abebaw Addis Gelagay, Temesgen Azmeraw, Melkamu Birku, Kassahun Alemu, Amare Tariku, Terefe Derso, Adino Tesfahun…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:118
  15. Female sex workers living with HIV are at increased risk for negative health outcomes and multiple levels of stigma. However, there is limited research on female sex workers living with HIV and even less focus...

    Authors: Dana Cernigliaro, Clare Barrington, Martha Perez, Yeycy Donastorg and Deanna Kerrigan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:117
  16. The incidence of cervical cancer in Kenya is among the highest in the world. Few Kenyan women are able to access screening, thus fueling the high cervical cancer burden. Self-collected human papilloma Virus (H...

    Authors: Megan Swanson, Saduma Ibrahim, Cinthia Blat, Sandra Oketch, Easter Olwanda, May Maloba and Megan J Huchko
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:116
  17. The purpose of this study was to measure the prevalence of intimate partner and family violence amongst a population of Australian female nurses, doctors and allied health professionals.

    Authors: Elizabeth McLindon, Cathy Humphreys and Kelsey Hegarty
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:113
  18. Laparoscopic surgery is progressing rapidly is becoming the normal route for many abdominal operations, even for major complex surgery. The integrated laparoscopic theatre is a state-of-the-art system in which...

    Authors: Tom K. Holland, Stephen Morris and Alfred Cutner
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:112
  19. Predictors of trust in healthcare providers and the healthcare system have never been studied in Korean Americans (KA) despite the fact that trust plays an important role in health behaviors. The purpose of th...

    Authors: Hye Chong Hong, Hyeonkyeong Lee, Eileen G. Collins, Chang Park, Lauretta Quinn and Carol Estwing Ferrans
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:109
  20. Female sexual dysfunction affects 41% of reproductive-age women worldwide, making it a highly prevalent medical issue. Predictors of female sexual dysfunction are multifaceted and vary from country to country....

    Authors: Megan McCool-Myers, Melissa Theurich, Andrea Zuelke, Helge Knuettel and Christian Apfelbacher
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:108
  21. Women with fistula live in a state of distress and in fear of their future life. An obstetric fistula has a devastating impact on affected women and their families. The objective of this systematic review was ...

    Authors: Debrework Tesgera Bashah, Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku and Mezgebu Yitayal Mengistu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:106
  22. Female Sex Workers (FSWs) are predisposed to a broad range of social, sexual and reproductive health problems such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs)/HIV, unintended pregnancy, violence, sexual exploita...

    Authors: Rhoune Ochako, Jerry Okal, Steven Kimetu, Ian Askew and Marleen Temmerman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:105
  23. Immigrants to Western countries increasingly originate from countries with pervasive gender inequalities, where women experience disproportionately high rates of threats to their well-being. Health and social ...

    Authors: Alia Januwalla, Ariel Pulver, Susitha Wanigaratne, Patricia O’Campo and Marcelo L. Urquia
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:104
  24. The aim of this study was to determine whether intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is associated with causes of death during on average 35 years follow-up after the delivery.

    Authors: Suvi-Tuulia Hämäläinen, Kaisa Turunen, Kari J. Mattila and Markku Sumanen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:98
  25. Adolescent pregnancies present a great public health burden in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa (UNFPA, Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy, 2013). The disenfranchisement from pub...

    Authors: Judith Osok, Pius Kigamwa, Keng-Yen Huang, Nancy Grote and Manasi Kumar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:96
  26. Hundreds of millions of women suffer from pelvic floor disorders globally, often in silence. Women in developing countries do not disclose their problems due to associated social stigma or lack of access to se...

    Authors: Merga Dheresa, Alemayehu Worku, Lemessa Oljira, Bizatu Mengiste, Nega Assefa and Yemane Berhane
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:95
  27. Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the upper genital tract, including the uterus, ovaries, uterine tubes, and pelvic peritoneum. Tubo-ovarian abscess and pyosalpinx are common complications associa...

    Authors: Yannick Hurni, Marta Bonollo, Ludovica Ferrero, Gianmarco Taraschi, Claudia Canonica and Sophie Venturelli Reyes Lozano
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:90
  28. This cross-sectional pilot study evaluates diagnostic accuracy of live colposcopy versus static image Swede-score evaluation for detecting significant precancerous cervical lesions greater than, or equal to gr...

    Authors: Katayoun Taghavi, Dipanwita Banerjee, Ranajit Mandal, Helena Kopp Kallner, Malin Thorsell, Therese Friis, Ljiljana Kocoska-Maras, Björn Strander, Albert Singer and Elisabeth Wikström
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:89
  29. Endometriosis is a common, chronic condition in women of reproductive age that is characterized by the presence of functional endometriotic lesions outside the uterus. The Endometriosis Symptom Diary (ESD) is ...

    Authors: Christian Seitz, Vivian Lanius, Susanne Lippert, Christoph Gerlinger, Claudia Haberland, Frank Oehmke and Hans-Rudolf Tinneberg
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:88
  30. Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of death in women worldwide. Majority of the cases are found in developing countries. The increasing risk of cervical cancer death and the high prevalence of human ...

    Authors: Abebe Dires Nega, Mulat Adefris Woldetsadik and Abebaw Addis Gelagay
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:87
  31. In Japan, although the number of females who continue to work after marriage has recently increased, the proportion of those working while parenting their infants is still not clearly increasing, indicating th...

    Authors: Reiko Suga, Mayumi Tsuji, Rie Tanaka, Eiji Shibata, Masayuki Tanaka, Ayako Senju, Shunsuke Araki, Seiichi Morokuma, Masafumi Sanefuji, Masako Oda, Nathan Mise, Yosuke Baba, Mina Hayama-Terada, Koichi Kusuhara, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Takahiko Katoh…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:86
  32. Despite the large-scale investment in access to contraceptives, high population growth and unintended pregnancies are posing pressures in Ethiopia where the economy is incapable of holding overpopulation. The ...

    Authors: Setegn Tigabu, Tesfa Demelew, Awol Seid, Bisrate Sime and Tsegahun Manyazewal
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:85
  33. Abortion remains among the leading causes of maternal death worldwide. Post-abortion contraception is significantly effective in preventing unintended pregnancy and abortion if provided before women leave the ...

    Authors: Goshu Hagos, Gurmesa Tura, Gizienesh Kahsay, Kebede Haile, Teklit Grum and Tsige Araya
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:83
  34. Restoring the body as normal as possible increases quality of life. Aesthetically, almost perfect breast reconstructions can be created. However, these reconstructed breasts have almost no sensation. Our hypot...

    Authors: Anouk J. M. Cornelissen, Stefania M. H. Tuinder, Esther M. Heuts, René R. W. J. van der Hulst and Jenny Slatman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:82
  35. Estimately, 70–80% of cancer cases are diagnosed in late stages in Kenya with breast cancer being a common cause of mortality among women where late diagnosis is the major ubiquitous concern. Numerous studies ...

    Authors: Joyce Kisiangani, Joyce Baliddawa, Pamela Marinda, Hillary Mabeya, Joseph K. Choge, Eric Onyango Adino and Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:81
  36. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common disorder among women of reproductive age. Nearly 40% of women report problems with their menstrual cycles. Exercise is one of the recommended treatments to reduce sympto...

    Authors: Zahra Mohebbi Dehnavi, Farzaneh Jafarnejad and Somayeh Sadeghi Goghary
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:80
  37. Cousin marriages, in the Netherlands most frequently between Turkish or Moroccan couples, are at higher risk of having offspring with recessive disorders. Often, these couples not perceive or accept this risk,...

    Authors: Petra Verdonk, Suzanne Metselaar, Oka Storms and Edien Bartels
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:79
  38. Postnatal care service enables health professionals to identify post-delivery problems including potential complications for the mother with her baby and to provide treatments promptly. In Ethiopia, postnatal ...

    Authors: Genet Gebrehiwot, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Gebreamlak Gidey and Kidan Abrha
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:78
  39. The healthcare-seeking behaviour of women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is affected by several factors including the cultural background. There is limited number of studies which addressed the healthcare-se...

    Authors: Fayez T. Hammad, Hassan M. Elbiss and Nawal Osman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:77
  40. For physiological as well as behavioral reasons, sexual debut increases young individuals’ risk for infection with sexually transmitted infection including HIV. It is fundamental to recognize the factors relat...

    Authors: Digafe Tsegaye Nigatu, Asefa Seme, Shewaye Fituma and Mesfin Tafa Segni
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:76
  41. Women living in resource constrained settings often have limited knowledge of and access to surgical treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. Additionally, little is known about experiences during recovery periods...

    Authors: Janne L. Gjerde, Guri Rortveit, Mulat Adefris, Tadesse Belayneh and Astrid Blystad
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:74

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