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  • Subjective well-being and its association with subjective health status, age, sex, region, andsSocio-economic characteristics in a chinese population study 

    Sun, Sun; Chen, Jiaying; Johannesson, Magnus; Kind, Paul; Burström, Kristina (Inst för folkhälsovetenskap / Dept of Public Health Sciences, 2016-04-18)
    This study analyse how subjective well-being (SWB) in a Chinese population varies with subjective health status, age, sex, region and socio-economic characteristics. In the Household Health Survey 2010, face-to-face ...
  • Parental gender equality and use of oral contraceptives among young women : a longitudinal, population-based study in Sweden 

    Kader, Manzur; Rashid, Mamun (Inst för folkhälsovetenskap / Dept of Public Health Sciences, 2014-08-20)
    Background: Little is known about how parental gender equality early in their children lives can influence daughters’ decision to use contraceptive pills. Aim: The study aimed at exploring whether maternal working ...
  • Socio-Economic and Nutritional Determinants of Low Birth Weight in India 

    Kader, Manzur; Perera, Nirmala KP (Inst för folkhälsovetenskap / Dept of Public Health Sciences, 2014-08-18)
    BACKGROUND: Low birth weight (LBW) is an important risk factor for childhood morbidity and mortality, consequently an important public health concern. AIM: This study aims to identify significant socio-economic and ...
  • Clinician acquisition and retention of Motivational Interviewing skills: a two-and-a-half-year exploratory study 

    Forsberg, Lisa; Forsberg, Lars G; Lindqvist, Helena; Helgason, Asgeir R (Inst för folkhälsovetenskap / Dept of Public Health Sciences, 2012-08-27)
    Background Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, client-centred counselling style aimed at eliciting and strengthening clients' intrinsic motivation to change. There is strong research evidence supporting the ...
  • Assessing survival in widowers, and controls - a nationwide, six- to nine-year follow-up 

    Skulason, Bragi; Jonsdottir, Lilja S; Sigurdardottir, Valgerdur; Helgason, Asgeir R (Inst för folkhälsovetenskap / Dept of Public Health Sciences, 2012-08-27)
    Background: The aim of this study was to assess if widowers had an increased mortality rate during the first 6 to 9 years after the death of their wife, compared initially to an age-matched control group and also compared ...
  • Identifying obstacles to participation in a questionnaire survey on widowers' grief 

    Skulason, Bragi; Helgason, Asgeir R (Inst för folkhälsovetenskap / Dept of Public Health Sciences, 2012-08-27)
    Background: The aim of this study was to determine if Icelandic widowers might foresee obstacles to responding to a questionnaire on bereavement. Also, we sought to compare the proportion of men reporting obstacles in a ...
  • Disseminating evidence from health technology assessment: the case of tobacco prevention 

    Axelsson, Susanna; Helgason, Ásgeir R.; Lund, Karl E.; Adolfsson, Jan (Inst för folkhälsovetenskap / Dept of Public Health SciencesThe Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health CareNorwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug ResearchKarolinska University Hospital, 2012-08-24)
    OBJECTIVES: The aims of the present study were to investigate the awareness among dentists and dental hygienists of evidence-based reports and guidelines on tobacco cessation activities and the impact these ...
  • Quitline in smoking cessation: a cost-effectiveness analysis 

    Tomson, Tanja; Helgason, Ásgeir R.; Gilljam, Hans (Inst för folkhälsovetenskap / Dept of Public Health SciencesCenter for Tobacco Prevention, Stockholm Centre of Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012-08-24)
    OBJECTIVES: The cost-effectiveness of the Swedish quitline, a nation-wide, free of charge service, is assessed. METHODS: The study was based on data of a sample of 1131 callers enrolled from February 1, ...
  • Comparison of a high and a low intensity smoking cessation intervention in a dentistry setting in Sweden – a randomized trial 

    Nohlert, Eva; Tegelberg, Åke; Tillgren, Per; Johansson, Pia; Rosenblad, Andreas; Helgason, Ásgeir R. (Inst för folkhälsovetenskap / Dept of Public Health SciencesCentral Hospital, Västerås, SwedenUnit of Health Economics, Stockholm Centre of Public Health, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012-08-22)
    BACKGROUND: Tobacco is still the number one life style risk factor for ill health and premature death and also one of the major contributors to oral problems and diseases. Dentistry may be a potential setting ...
  • Social correlates of cigarette smoking among Icelandic adolescents: a population-based cross-sectional study 

    Kristjansson, Alfgeir L; Sigfusdottir, Inga D; Allegrante, John P; Helgason, Asgeir R (Inst för folkhälsovetenskap / Dept of Public Health SciencesCentre of Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012-08-22)
    BACKGROUND: Previous research has shown that between 80 and 90 percent of adult smokers report having started smoking before 18 years of age. Several studies have revealed that multiple social factors influence ...
  • Symptoms in smokers trying to quit 

    Tomson, Tanja; Toftgård, Mats; Gilljam, Hans; Helgason, Asgeir R. (Inst för folkhälsovetenskap / Dept of Public Health Sciences, 2012-08-22)
    AIMS: To describe the prevalence and intensity of different symptoms in relation to tobacco abstinence. To explore latent dimensions between symptoms in smokers trying to quit. DESIGN: A cross sectional ...
  • Are non-responders in a quitline evaluation more likely to be smokers? 

    Tomson, Tanja; Björnström, Catrine; Gilljam, Hans; Helgason, Asgeir R. (Inst för folkhälsovetenskap / Dept of Public Health SciencesInst för onkologi-patologi / Dept of Oncology-Pathology, 2012-08-22)
    BACKGROUND: In evaluation of smoking cessation programs including surveys and clinical trials the tradition has been to treat non-responders as smokers. The aim of this paper is to assess smoking behaviour ...

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