Public Health: Recent International Research



Series: Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
BISAC: MED078000; MED036000

Many public health issues date back in history and are still with us to this day. Alcohol and other substance use is just one example of an old problem still with us and when combined with driving in today’s world we get a dangerous combination. Public health efforts in this specific area have resulted in some positive developments and trends, but there is still much work to be done. In this book we have gathered recent international public health research not only about alcohol and driving, but also other public health topics from internationally renowned researchers from around the world, which we hope will be of interest to the readers.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Public Health: We Need to Take Responsibility
(Joav Merrick and Mohammed Morad – Department of Pediatrics, Mt Scopus Campus, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, et al.)

Section I. Policy and Review

Chapter 2. Reducing Alcohol-Impaired Driving Deaths in America: Thoughts on Policy Recommendations
(Temitope Ogundare – Department of Psychiatry, Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America)

Chapter 3. A Review of the Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics Questionnaire as a Subjective Diagnostic Instrument in Orthodontics
(Akhyar Dyni Zakyah and Avi Laviana – Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Sriwijaya University, Inderalaya, Sumatera Selatan and Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia)

Chapter 4. A Review of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases among Office Workers
(Marjan Vahdani, Abbas Gholami, Hamed Vahdani, Ali Mazaherinezhad and Ina Shaw – Department of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Hazrat Rasool-e-Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, et al.)

Chapter 5. A Review on Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Detection of Musculoskeletal Disorders
(Sadaf Akbari, Afshin Pirzadeh, Felora Farivarnia, Armin Rajab and Ina Shaw – Trauma and Injury Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, et al.)

Chapter 6. A Review on Trends in the Treatment of Vulvodynia and Other Chronic Female Disorders
(Søren Ventegodt – Quality-of-Life Research Center, Copenhagen and Research Clinic for Holistic Medicine, Psychology, and Sexology, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Section II. Recent Public Health Research

Chapter 7. Call Taxi Drivers: Pre-Post Longitudinal Effect of SKY (Simplified Kundalini Yoga) Practices
(Nirmala Raghavan and K Mohamed Jasim – Department of Management Studies, BS Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Vandalur, TamilNadu, India)

Chapter 8. Primary Health Care for an Indigenous Community in Colombia
(Janeth Carrillo-Franco – Faculty of Health Sciences, Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina, Bogotá, Colombia)

Chapter 9. Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment: Primary Health Care Versus Hospital Ambulatory Treatment
(Tutik Kusmiati, Nur Prasetyo Nugroho, Anita Nur Charisma, and Soedarsono Soedarsono – Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine, RSUD Dr Soetomo Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia)

Chapter 10. Patient Experience Between Public Hospital and Private Hospital in South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia
(Fridawaty Rivai, Syahrir A Pasinringi, Nur Arifah, Adelia UA Mangilep and Qolbi KN Syahruddin – Department of Hospital Management, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Tamalanrea, Kota Makassar, Sulawesi, Selatan, Indonesia)

Chapter 11. Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Hypertension Among Adults in South Africa
(Anesu Gelfand Kuhudzai – Statistical and Data Science Consultant, Statistical Consultation Services, University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Chapter 12. Sterilization Preference and Prior Knowledge of Vasectomy: A Study on Married Individuals in Bali, Indonesia
(Yudhistira Pradnyan Kloping and Gede Wirya Kusuma Duarsa – Medical Faculty of Airlangga University, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Department of Urology, Sanglah General Hospital, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences of Udayana University, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia)

Chapter 13. Dental Anxiety: Older versus Younger People Study in Nigeria
(Wasiu O Olawole and Kehinde K Kanmodi – Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria, et al.)

Chapter 14. A Comprehensive Screening Protocol to Identify Incidence of Lower Back Pain in Military Office Workers
(Reza Alizadeh, Ardalan Shariat, Azadeh Hakakzadeh, Maryam Selk-Ghaffari, Pouya Damavandi, Roshanak Honarpishe and Lee Ingle – AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, et al.)

Chapter 15. Characteristics of Hospitalized Adults with Opioid Use Disorder in the United States
(Brook T Alemu, Olaniyi Olayinka, Elias Negash and Sara Abate – School of Health Sciences, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA, et al.)

Chapter 16. Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Chronic Lumbar Facet Arthropathy
(Mohamed M Hashim, Wael M Abdelkhalek, Adel M Shaaban and Dhafir A Alkhudairi – Anaesthesiology, ICU and Pain Management, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, et al.)

Chapter 17. Low Level Laser Therapy and Myofascial Pain
(Richard Evan Steele – Klinikken Livet, Sejs, Silkeborg, Denmark)

Chapter 18. Using Smartphone Application to Increase Knowledge and Breast Self-Examination Practices Among Female Students
(Aeshah Hamdan Almutairi, Shamsul Bahri Bin Md Tamrin, Rahmita Wirza and Norliza Binti Ahmad – Department Environmental and Occupational Health, University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, et al.)

Section III. Acknowledgements

About the Editors

About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Section IV. Index


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