- Autores: Mateos-Hernández L, Mateos-Hernández L, Carvalho AP, Centeno-Lima SC, Alho AM, Barbara McPake, Matee M
- Link: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0142955
The lack of high-quality data to support evidence-based policies continues to be a concern in African cities, which present marked social, economic and cultural disparities that may differently impact the health of the groups living in different urban contexts. This study explores three urban units—formal, transition and informal—of the capital of Cape Verde, in terms of overweight/obesity, cardiometabolic risk, physical activity and other aspects related to the urban environment.
Healthcare access and the patterns of maternal health care utilization among poor and non-poor women living in urban areas in Portugal
- Autores: Alho AM, Alho A, Jeyaseeli L
- Link: http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=40475
Studies on attitudes and practices are increasingly used but not specifically related to the motivations for the use of reproductive health care among women of fertile age, living in urban areas and in different social contexts.
Impact of a Dengue Outbreak Experience in the Preventive Perceptions of the Community from a Temperate Region: Madeira Island, Portugal
The ability to effectively modify behaviours is increasingly relevant to attain and maintain a good health status. Current behaviour-change models and theories present two main approaches for (healthier) decision-making: one analytical/logical, and one experiential/emotional/intuitive.
Strengthening the perception-assessment tools for dengue prevention: a cross-sectional survey in a temperate region (Madeira, Portugal)
Community participation is mandatory in the prevention of Dengue outbreaks. Taking public views into account is crucial to guide more effective planning and quicker community participation in preventing campaigns. This study aims to assess community perceptions of Madeira population in order to explore their involvement in the A. aegypti’s control and reinforce health-educational planning.