Public Health Yearbook 2009


Editor: Joav Merrick (Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel, and others)
Series: Health and Human Development (Joav Merrick – Series Editor – Medical Director, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel)

The 2009 Public Health Yearbook compiles articles published in the International Public Health Journal, a peer-reviewed journal which provides an international multidisciplinary forum with a holistic approach to public health issues, health and medicine, health and social policy, service aspects, developmental aspects, epidemiology, rehabilitation, family and social issues, quality of life and all other aspects of public health over the whole age spectrum. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical Press)



Section One – Public Health Aspects pp.1-2

Chapter 1. Mental health aspects of chronic illness in adolescence
(Helen D. Pratt) pp.3-16

Chapter 2. Socio-demographic determinants of malaria in pregnancy
(Faisal Shuaib, Pauline Jolly and John Ehiri)pp.17-32

Chapter 3. The effect of development of problem-solving skills on the depressive symptoms in women in a primary care setting in Turkey
(Meral Kellecia and Sevim Buzlub)pp.33-44

Chapter 4. How well do parents in the United States report heights and weights for children?
(Marilyn S. Townsend, Hugo Melgar-Quinonez, Mark Hudes and Patricia B. Crawford)pp.45-56

Chapter 5. The burden of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in Canada
(Frank Mo, Heidi Liepold, Michelle Bishop, Lianne Vardy and Howard Morrison)pp.57-66

Chapter 6. Adolescent tobacco use in Himachal Pradesh, India
(Jayakaran S. Job, Adamson S. Muula, Seter Siziya and Emmanuel Rudatsikira)pp.67-76

Chapter 7. Design, implementation and assessment of an innovative anti-smoking preventive program in Greek preschool children
(Stylianos M. Piperakis, Angeliki Thanou, Fotini Garagouni-Areou, Konstantinos A. Kouziokas and Maria Zafiropoulou)pp.77-94

Chapter 8. National survey 2002 on medical services for persons with intellectual disability in residential care in Israel
(Joav Merrick, Isack Kandel, Efrat Kenig-Merrick and Mohammed Morad)pp.95-104

Chapter 9. Black market medicine: An ethical dilemma in Israel
(Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick)pp.105-110

Section Two – Can We Make a Difference? pp.111-112

Chapter 10. Eosinophil cationic protein in pediatric asthma
(Eugenia Panagiotopoulou, Michael B. Anthracopoulos and Kostas N. Priftis) pp.113-128

Chapter 11. Are WHO/Euro system framework functions applicable to public health services?
(Itamar Grotto, Maria Haralanova and Alex Leventhal)pp.129-134

Chapter 12. Advancing youth tobacco use cessation in developing countries: Practical considerations
(Steve Sussman and David S. Black)pp.135-146

Chapter 13. Postpartum depression. Effects on the mother-infant relationship and child development
(Deana B. Davalos, Alana M. Campbell and Amanda L. Pala)pp.147-160

Chapter 14. Typical and atypical expression of distress: A study on cry
(Gianluca Esposito and Paola Venuti)pp.161-174

Chapter 15. New psychosocial methods in child health care: Can we make a difference under routine conditions?
(Dagmar Lagerberg, Margaretha Magnusson and Claes Sundelin)pp.175-186

Chapter 16. Watching health threats on the news: Predicting health risk perceptions, fear and behavior intentions
(Marijke Lemal and Jan Van den Bulck)pp.187-200

Chapter 17. Body esteem in British children: Differences due to weight status, ethnicity and gender
(Michael J. Duncan, Yahya Al-Nakeeb, Lorayne Woodfield and Alan M. Nevill)pp.201-206

Chapter 18. Causes and consequences of childhood burn: Experience from 100 cases in Bangladesh
(Selim Ahmed, Aminur Rahman, Maleeha Hussain and Fazlur Rahman)pp.207-218

Chapter 19. Attitude of secondary school children towards people with HIV/AIDS. An insight into the stigma and discrimination problem in the English speaking Caribbean
(Alok Kumar, Geeta Kumari, Richard Carter and Carmita Douglin)pp.219-226

Chapter 20. Does prolonged bottle use effect obesity indexes among preschool children?
(Constantine IVardavas, Manolis Linardakis and Anthony G. Kafatos)pp.227-238

Chapter 21. Psychological and socio-demographic determinants of obsessionality ratings among the general population
(Bruce D. Kirkcaldy and Rainer Georg Siefen)pp.239-254

Chapter 22. Knowledge and attitudes toward anorexia nervosa and self body image among young and older women in Israel
(Liat Korn and Racheli Magnezi)pp.255-266

Chapter 23. Detection of a rare hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin in a tribal family in Orissa, India
(Ranbir S. Balgir)pp.267-276

Section Three – Positive Youth Development pp.277-278

Chapter 24. Objective and subjective outcome evaluation of project P.A.T.H.S.: First year evaluation findings
(Daniel TL Shek)pp.279-290

Chapter 25. Qualitative evaluation of the project P.A.T.H.S. (Secondary 1 Program) based on the perceptions of the program implementers
(Daniel TL Shek and Rachel CF Sun)pp.291-306

Chapter 26. Evaluation of project P.A.T.H.S. using students’ weekly diaries: Replication based on secondary 2 students
(Daniel TL Shek and Ching Man Lam)pp.307-318

Chapter 27. Interim evaluation of the secondary 2 program of project P.A.T.H.S.: Insights based on the full implementation phase
(Daniel TL Shek, Rachel CF Sun and Suet Yan Tam)pp.319-332

Chapter 28. Interim evaluation of the secondary 3 program of project P.A.T.H.S.: Insights based on the experimental implementation phase
(Daniel TL Shek and Rachel CF Sun) pp.333-346

Chapter 29. Process evaluation of the secondary 2 curriculum of the project P.A.T.H.S.: Findings based on the full implementation phase
(Daniel TL Shek and Rachel CF Sun)pp.347-358

Chapter 30. Process evaluation of the implementation of the secondary 3 program of the project P.A.T.H.S. in the experimental implementation phase
(Daniel TL Shek, Rachel CF Sun and Catalina SM Ng)pp.359-374

Chapter 31. Process evaluation of program implementation based on the co-walker scheme
(Daniel TL Shek, Rachel CF Sun, Cathy NK Hang and Christina YP Tang)pp.375-386

Chapter 32. Evaluation of positive youth development programs that help secondary 2 students with greater psychosocial needs
(Daniel TL Shek and Rachel CF Sun)pp.387-402

Section Four – Sport and Adolescence pp.403-404

Chapter 33. Psychosocial considerations in youth sports: An American perspective
(Donald E. Greydanus and Helen D. Pratt)pp.405-418

Chapter 34. Sports doping: Use of drugs and supplements to enhance performance
(Donald E. Greydanus and Dilip R. Patel)pp.419-428

Chapter 35. Abuse of growth hormone by athletes
(Manmohan Kamboj and Dilip R. Patel)pp.429-438

Chapter 36. Prevention of sudden cardiac death in young athletes: Impact and limitations of preparticipation screening
(Saad A. Siddiqui and Dilip R. Patel)ppp.439-452

Chapter 37. Sport participation by adolescents who have hypertension
(Vimal Master Sankar Raj, Venu Parachuri, Dilip R. Patel and Alfonso Torres)pp.453-460

Chapter 38. Back pain in adolescent athletes
(Donald E. Greydanus and Dilip R. Patel)pp.461-472

Chapter 39. Evaluation and treatment of ankle sprains
(Donald E. Greydanus and Dilip R. Patel)pp.473-480

Chapter 40. Knee injuries in adolescent athletes
(Dilip R. Patel) pp.481-492

Chapter 41. Cricket injuries
(Dilip R. Patel)pp.493-498

Chapter 42. Martial arts injuries in youth
(Dilip R. Patel)pp.499-506

Chapter 43. Overuse injuries in adolescent athletes
(Dilip R. Patel)pp.507-512

Chapter 44. Anterior cruciate ligament injury and lower extremity stress fractures in young female athletes
(Erin C. Duchan and Dilip R. Patel)pp.513-522

Section Five – Acknowledgments pp.523-524

Chapter 45. About the editor pp.525-526

Chapter 46. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development pp.527-530

Section Six – Index 531-532

Index pp.533-570

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