The Open Public Health Journal




ISSN: 1874-9445 ― Volume 13, 2020

Volume 13 - 2020

E-Pub Abstracts

The Relationship Between Patterns of Alcohol Use and Knowledge of Alcohol-Attributable Health Conditions: A Survey Among Students at a South African University
The Open Public Health Journal, 2019, 12
Andrew Mandeya, Daniel Ter Goon

Print publication date: 19/11/2019
Electronic publication date: 30/12/2019
Collection year: 2019

Publisher Item Identifier (PII): BMS-TOPHJ-2019-27

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Elective Cesarean Section for the Prevention of Pain during Labor and Delivery: Is it based on Evidence?
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13
Anibal Faundes, Laura Miranda

Electronic publication date: 20/7/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Item Identifier (PII): BMS-TOPHJ-2020-17

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The Development of a New Understanding of Symptom Cluster During Pregnancy Using the Mediation Model
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13
Khaled Suleiman, Mahmoud Al Kalaldeh, Loai Abu Sharour

Electronic publication date: 20/7/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Item Identifier (PII): BMS-TOPHJ-2020-27

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Curbing the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Africa: Taking Firmer, Aggressive Measures and Discarding Fallacy Theories
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13
Daniel Ter Goon, Uchenna Benedine Okafor

Electronic publication date: 20/7/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Item Identifier (PII): BMS-TOPHJ-2020-42

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General Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE
Ciprofloxacin Resistant Salmonella Typhi Isolated at National Microbiology Reference Laboratory in Harare, Zimbabwe (January to April 2016)
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 1-6
Ndatenda Shamiso Mutaurwa, Ellen Munemo, Garikai Malunga, Danai Tavonga Zhou

Electronic publication date: 18/02/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-1
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010001

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Educating to Say ‘no’ to Reject High-Risk Suggestions Through Roleplaying Model Among Middle School Students
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 7-13
Fatemeh Shabani, Mohtasham Ghafari, Zahra Boroumandfar

Electronic publication date: 18/02/2020
Collection year: 2019

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-7
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010007

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Causes of Deaths in Northern Cyprus: Implications for Accurate Recording and Prevention of Deaths
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 14-21
Macide Artac Ozdal, Seda Behlul

Electronic publication date: 18/02/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-14
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010014

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Prevalence and Potential Risk Factors Associated with High Sodium : Intake among Chinese-Haw Tribal in the Rural Area of Chiang Rai Province, Northern Thailand
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 22-29
Phatcharin Winyangkul, Lakkana Thaikruea, Penprapa Siviroj, Sakda Pruenglampoo

Electronic publication date: 18/02/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-22
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010022

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Social Support and Breast Cancer Recurrence: Is there any Association?
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 30-35
Leyli Hosseini, Mehdi Dehghani, Sedigheh Tahmasebi, Majid Akrami, Nasrin Shokrpour, Ramin Ravangard

Electronic publication date: 18/02/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-30
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010030

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Collaborative Networks in Primary and Specialized Palliative Care in Switzerland - Perspectives of Doctors and Nurses
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 36-43
R. Schweighoffer, E. Reeves, B. Liebig

Electronic publication date: 18/02/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-36
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010036

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Association between Selected Food Purchase Practices, Physical Activity and Sociodemographic Factors among People Living in a Low Socioeconomic Peri-Urban and Rural Area of South Africa
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 44-51
Sunday O. Onagbiye, Tsolekile Lungiswa, Puoane Thandi

Electronic publication date: 18/02/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-44
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010044

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EDITORIAL
The 2019/2020 Novel Corona Virus Outbreak: An International Health Management Perspective
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 52-54
Matthias Beck, Damian Tobin

Electronic publication date: 09/03/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-52
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010052

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Determinants of Malnutrition in Under-five Children in Angola, Malawi and Senegal
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 55-61
Chris Khulu, Shaun Ramroop

Electronic publication date: 20/03/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-55
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010055

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REVIEW ARTICLE
Social and Ethical Impact of Advanced Artificial and Biological Enhancements
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 62-68
Athanasios Alexiou, Panagiota Simou, Filia Alexiou, Stylianos Chatzichronis, Ghulam Md Ashraf

Electronic publication date: 20/03/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-62
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010062

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Occupational Exposure to Noise and Age-related Hearing Loss in an Elderly Population of Southern Italy
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 69-74
Luigi De Maria, Antonio Caputi, Rodolfo Sardone, Enza Sabrina Silvana Cannone, Francesca Mansi, Francesco Birtolo, Maria Celeste Delfino, Domenica Cavone, Luigi Vimercati

Electronic publication date: 20/03/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-69
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010069

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Sitting Occupations and Physical Intensity of Work as Predictors of Mortality: A Retrospective Study of a Population of Workers in Southern Italy
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 75-79
Antonio Caputi, Luigi De Maria, Rodolfo Sardone, Enza S. S. Cannone, Francesca Mansi, Francesco Birtolo, Maria C. Delfino, Domenica Cavone, Luigi Vimercati

Electronic publication date: 20/03/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-75
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010075

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
The Effectiveness of Postoperative Antibiotics following Appendectomy in Pediatric Patients: A Cost Minimization Analysis
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 80-86
Rano K. Sinuraya, Aida N. Aini, Cherry Rahayu, Nasrul Wathoni, Rizky Abdulah

Electronic publication date: 20/03/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-80
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010080

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Utilizing the Health Belief Model in Determining the Association between Perceptions on Obesity and Exercise Behavior of Saudi University Students
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 87-93
Yasser Taher Al-Hassan, Eduardo Fabella, Edric Estrella, Hassan Abdulfatah Al-Ramadan, Abdullah Hassan Bujbara

Electronic publication date: 20/03/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-87
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010087

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Prevalence and Associated Factors of Poor Quality of Sleep among Prisoners in Mettu Town Prison, Oromia, South West Ethiopia, 2019
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 94-100
Zakir Abdu, Mohammedamin Hajure

Electronic publication date: 20/03/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-94
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010094

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EDITORIAL
Coronavirus: Economic Prospects, Healthcare Policies and a Statistical Model for Italy
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 101-104
Marco Remondino

Electronic publication date: 24/04/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-101
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010101

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
The Factors Predicting the Health-Related Quality of Life Among Persons with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Public Health Region 4, Thailand: A Mixed-Methods Study
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 105-113
Atchanat WangsomPranom OthaganontSigrid Ladores

Electronic publication date: 24/04/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-105
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010105

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Survey of Usutu Virus Potential Vectors and their Diversity in Iran: A Neglected Emerging Arbovirus
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 114-118
Mehdi Khoobdel, Davoud Keshavarzi

Electronic publication date: 24/04/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-114
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010114

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REVIEW ARTICLE
Investigating the Resurgence of Malaria Prevalence in South Africa Between 2015 and 2018: A Scoping Review
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 119-125
Gbenga J. Abiodun, Babatope. O. Adebiyi, Rita O. Abiodun, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, Kelechi E. Oladimeji, Abiodun M. Adeola, Olusola S. Makinde, Kazeem O. Okosun, Ramsès Djidjou-Demasse, Yves J. Semegni, Kevin Y. Njabo, Peter J. Witbooi, Alejandro Aceves

Electronic publication date: 24/04/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-119
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010119

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
The Occurrence and Contributing Factors of Needle Stick and Sharp Injuries Among Dental Students in a South African University
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 126-133
Emma Musekene, Perpetua Modjadji, Sphiwe Madiba

Electronic publication date: 24/04/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-126
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010126

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SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Systematic Literature Review on strengthening Eye Care Follow-Up Among Glaucoma Patients in Limpopo Province
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 134-143
Shonisani Tshivhase

Electronic publication date: 24/04/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-134
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010134

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Maternal AIDS Orphans and the Burden of Parenting in Youth-headed Households; Implications for Food Security in Impoverished Areas of South Africa
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 144-151
Ephodia Sebola, Busisiwe Ntuli, Sphiwe Madiba

Electronic publication date: 24/04/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-144
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010144

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Impact of a Health System's Three-Pronged Strategy to Address the Opioid Epidemic in DE, PA, and WV, 2013-2017
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 152-160
Charles DeShazer, Oralia Dominic, Caesar DeLeo, Rhonda Johnson

Electronic publication date: 24/04/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-152
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010152

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LETTER
COVID-19: Unknowns in Pregnancy- What a Health Care Provider Should Know
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 161-162
Katayon Vakilian

Electronic publication date: 16/05/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-161
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010161

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Association Between Community Social Capital and Suicide Mortality in Rural Areas of Japan: An Evaluation of Temporal Changes
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 163-169
Naomi Kozaka, Yoshiki Kuroda

Electronic publication date: 16/05/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-163
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010163

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
A 4-years Geographical Prevalence Trend Study of Peruvian Childhood Anemia
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 170-177
Carlos Sotomayor-Beltran, Hernan Matta-Solis

Electronic publication date: 20/05/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-170
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010170

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Indicators of Adrenal Insufficiency in TB-suspect Patients Presenting with Signs and Symptoms of Adrenal Insufficiency at Three South African Hospitals in Pretoria
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 178-187
Langalibalele H. Mabuza, Daniel F. Sarpong

Electronic publication date: 23/05/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-178
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010178

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EDITORIAL
Suspension of Mass Gathering: A Life Saving Measure against COVID-19
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 188-189
Rohit Bhatia, Priya Bharti

Electronic publication date: 20/05/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-188
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010188

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Indoor Air Pollution and Respiratory Function on Primary School Students in West Jakarta, Indonesia
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 190-195
Gelora J.T. Mulia, Bambang Wispriyono, Haryoto Kusnoputranto, Budi Hartono, Anna Rozaliyani

Electronic publication date: 23/05/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-190
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010190

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Early Newborn Bath and Associated Factors among Parturient Women Who Gave Birth in the Last Month in Harar Region, Eastern Ethiopia, 2017.
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 196-202
Fissaha T. Welay, Meresa B. Mengesha, Tsige S. Gebremedhin, Senait G. Gebremeskel, Hagos D. Hidru, Desta A. Weldegeorges, Areaya G. Hailu, Mulu F. Baraki, Selam S. Kassahun

Electronic publication date: 23/05/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-196
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010196

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LETTER
An Analytical-Predictive Model for Measuring the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Public Health Services
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 203-211
Neda Vitezić, Antonija Petrlić

Electronic publication date: 23/05/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-203
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010203

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Socio-Demographic and Clinical Correlates of Depressive Symptoms Prevalence and Severity Among People Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 212-219
Workua M. Metekiya, Dawit Z. Wondafrash, Mekonnen T. Tesfaw

Electronic publication date: 23/05/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-212
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010212

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Cluster Analysis to Characterize the Patterns of Complementary and Alternative Medicines Usage in Asthma Controls
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 227-231
Pooja M.R., Pushpalatha M.P.

Electronic publication date: 29/05/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-227
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010227

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Effectiveness of Deep Breathing and Body Scan Meditation Combined with Music to Improve Sleep Quality and Quality of Life in Older Adults
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 232-239
Nitayapa Nanthakwang, Penprapa Siviroj, Anuchart Matanasarawoot, Ratana Sapbamrer, Peerasak Lerttrakarnnon, Ratanaporn Awiphan

Electronic publication date: 31/05/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-232
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010232

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Erectile Dysfunction among Diabetic Patients in a Tertiary Hospital of Southwest Ethiopia
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 240-245
Abdisa D. Hurisa, Getandale Z. Negera

Electronic publication date: 31/05/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-240
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010240

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Influence of Climate on the Spatiotemporal Distribution of Malaria in Thulamela Municipality, Limpopo Province, South Africa
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 246-256
Lungile Makondo, Abiodun Adeola, Thabo Makgoale, Joel Botai, Omolola Adisa, Christina Botai

Electronic publication date: 18/06/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-246
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010246

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Nursing and Medical Students about HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 257-262
Mohammad Amiri, Ahmad Khosravi, Saghar Sakhaee, Mehdi Raei

Electronic publication date: 18/06/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-257
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010257

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Prioritizing Factors Affecting Health Service Quality using Integrated Fuzzy DEMATEL and ANP: A Case of Iran
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 263-272
Payam Farhadi, Maryam Niyas, Nasrin Shokrpour, Ramin Ravangard

Electronic publication date: 21/06/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-263
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010263

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Gender-Specific Associations of Different Anthropometric Indices with Sleep Quality and Daytime Sleepiness
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 273-280
Qassim I. Muaidi, Mohammad Ahsan

Electronic publication date: 21/06/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-273
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010273

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Tetanus Toxoid Immunization Status and Associated Factors among Mothers in Hawzen, Eastern Zone of Tigray, Ethiopia, 2019
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 281-288
Meresa Berwo Mengesha, Desta Abraha Weldegeorges, Natnael Etsay Assefa, Senait Gebreslasie Gebremeskel, Hagos Degefa Hidru, Hirut Teame, Yared Hailesilassie

Electronic publication date: 21/06/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-281
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010281

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Spatial Modelling of Under-five Mortality in Lesotho with Reference to 2014 Demographic and Health Surveillance Dataset
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 289-297
Mthobisi Mxolisi Zondi, Henry G Mwambi, Sileshi Fanta Melesse

Electronic publication date: 21/06/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-289
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010289

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Assessment of High School Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Vaccination Status of Hepatitis B Virus in Hohoe, Ghana: A Cross-sectional Study
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 298-305
Edem Kojo Amedonu, Joshua Kwabena Aniaku, Adam Fusheini

Electronic publication date: 21/06/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-298
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010298

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EDITORIAL
The Homeless, Inmates and Refugees in Africa in the Face of COVID-19 Outbreak
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 306-308
Olanrewaju Oladimeji, Bamidele Paul Atiba, Jabu A Mbokazi, Francis Leonard Mpotte Hyera

Electronic publication date: 28/06/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-306
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010306

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Nurses’ Practices During Implementation of the Nursing Process at a Selected Public Hospital of Limpopo Province, South Africa: A Qualitative Pilot Study Analysis
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 309-315
Takalani E. Mutshatshi, Tebogo M. Mothiba

Electronic publication date: 28/06/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-309
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010309

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
A Cross-Sectional Study: Predicting Health Risks Among Female University Students
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 316-322
Qassim I. Muaidi, Mohammad Ahsan

Electronic publication date: 28/06/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-316
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010316

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Determinant of Diabetes Mellitus Focusing on Differences of Indonesian Culture: Case Studies in the Java and Outer Java Region in Indonesia
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 323-340
Oktia W. K. Handayani, Efa Nugroho, Bertakalswa Hermawati

Electronic publication date: 28/06/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-323
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010323

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CLINICAL TRIAL STUDY
Effect of M-Health Application: “Chicken LOF” (Low Fat in 90 Days) on Lipid Profile and Body Composition Among Dyslipidemia Healthcare Workers: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 14: 341-349
Suwadee Puntpanich, Surasak Taneepanichskul

Electronic publication date: 30/07/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-341
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010341

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Reproductive, Lifestyle, and Genetic Risk Factors in Breast Cancer Among Iranian Women- A Cross-sectional Study During the Breast Cancer Screening in a Community in Iran
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 350-356
Katayon Vakilian, Pegah Mohaghegh, Fatemeh Mirzaei, Majid Taheri, Rita Zahiri, Nasrin Roozbahani

Electronic publication date: 21/07/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-350
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010350

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Predicting Quality of Life in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients Living in the Rural Area of Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 357-364
Tassawan Kantatong, Athavudh Deesomchok, Ratana Panpanich, Somporn Sungkarat, Penprapa Siviroj

Electronic publication date: 30/07/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-357
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010357

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Factors Associated with Suicidal Ideation, and Attempt Among Cancer Patients in Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital: Cross-Sectional, Mekelle, Ethiopia
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 13: 365-372
Tesfalem Araya, Weyni Gidey

Electronic publication date: 30/07/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-365
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010365

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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Prevalence and Associated Factors of Social Phobia Among College of Health Science Students, Mettu Town, Southwest Ethiopia 2019; Institutional Based Cross-Sectional Study
The Open Public Health Journal, 2020, 14: 373-379
Mohammedamin Hajure, Manderas Tariku, Zakir Abdu

Electronic publication date: 31/07/2020
Collection year: 2020

Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-373
DOI: 10.2174/1874944502013010373

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(Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy)

"Open access journals are very useful for all scientists as they can have quick information in the different fields of science."


Philippe Hernigou
(Paris University, France)

"There are many scientists who can not afford the rather expensive subscriptions to scientific journals. Open access journals offer a good alternative for free access to good quality scientific information."


Fidel Toldrá
(Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de Alimentos, Spain)

"Open access journals have become a fundamental tool for students, researchers, patients and the general public. Many people from institutions which do not have library or cannot afford to subscribe scientific journals benefit of them on a daily basis. The articles are among the best and cover most scientific areas."


M. Bendandi
(University Clinic of Navarre, Spain)

"These journals provide researchers with a platform for rapid, open access scientific communication. The articles are of high quality and broad scope."


Peter Chiba
(University of Vienna, Austria)

"Open access journals are probably one of the most important contributions to promote and diffuse science worldwide."


Jaime Sampaio
(University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)

"Open access journals make up a new and rather revolutionary way to scientific publication. This option opens several quite interesting possibilities to disseminate openly and freely new knowledge and even to facilitate interpersonal communication among scientists."


Eduardo A. Castro
(INIFTA, Argentina)

"Open access journals are freely available online throughout the world, for you to read, download, copy, distribute, and use. The articles published in the open access journals are high quality and cover a wide range of fields."


Kenji Hashimoto
(Chiba University, Japan)

"Open Access journals offer an innovative and efficient way of publication for academics and professionals in a wide range of disciplines. The papers published are of high quality after rigorous peer review and they are Indexed in: major international databases. I read Open Access journals to keep abreast of the recent development in my field of study."


Daniel Shek
(Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

"It is a modern trend for publishers to establish open access journals. Researchers, faculty members, and students will be greatly benefited by the new journals of Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. in this category."


Jih Ru Hwu
(National Central University, Taiwan)


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