Science Journal of Public Health

Special Issue

Health Behavior and Public Health

  • Submission Deadline: 31 December 2014
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Mohammad Akheel
About This Special Issue
Behavior change has become a central objective of public health and public health policy past years. In recent years, much attention and support has been paid to the public health field in preventing illness and maintaining good health by changing individuals’ behaviors. It is necessary to highlight the application of behavioral and social science perspectives to research on contemporary health problems. Understanding an influence on health behaviors and health risk factors is essential and associated with behavioral change which would be considered protective and health enhancing. The purpose of this special issue is to explore research on health education, health communication, health behavioral changes, and public health policies, evaluates them with multilevel aspects, and exchanges knowledge in public health in interdisciplinary and international arenas.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Mohammad Akheel

    Department of Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, Curie Manavata Cancer Centre, Nashik, India

Guest Editors
  • Ioanna V. Papathanasiou

    Nursing Department, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece

  • Muhammad Adnan

    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and Dentistry, Buraydah Private College, Saudi Arabia

  • Zubair Mohammad

    Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

  • Iris White

    Wuhan University, Wuahn, China

  • Ardalan Shariat

    PhD student of Sport Physiology, Malaysia

  • Zubair Mohammad

    Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

  • Khyati Dave

    Biodesign Program, Stanford University, Palo Alto, United States

  • Abimbola Farinde

    Bayshore Medical Center, United States

  • Arzu Genc

    School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey

  • Fernanda Fronza

    Faculty of Education, University State of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil

  • Himanshu Sekhar Rout

    Centre of Advanced Study In Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India

  • Sati Bozkurt

    Department of Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing , Ege University , Izmit, Turkey

  • Mandumo Mguli

    HIV/AIDS- University of Stellenbosch, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Nicholas Burger

    Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Research Unit, Dept. of Human Biology, University of Cape Town., Cape Town, South Africa

  • Sahar Mahmoud El Khedr Abd El-Gawad

    Faculty of Nursing, Tanta University, Makkah, Egypt

  • Nirmalya Kumar Sinha

    Department of Nutrition, Raja N.L. Khan Women's College, West Bengal, India

  • Justina Joshua-Eke

    Public health, University °f Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

  • Mohammed Sheeba Kauser

    BPT MPT (Neuro) Junior Registrar, ITS college of physiotherapy, U.P., India, Ghaziabad, India

  • Faisal Gulzar

    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan

  • A.K.M. Fahmidul Haque

    Respiratory and Antibiotics Laboratory, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Asaad Ismail

    Medical Physics, Physics Department, Education College, Salahaddin University, Erbil, Iraq

  • Roman Koubassov

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation

  • Akbar Nikkhah

    Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Zanjan, Iran

Published Articles
  • Relative Prevalence of Various Types of Strabismus in Patients Attending NGO's Medical Centers in Gaza Strip

    Abuimara Amer

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: 30 March 2014
    Accepted: 14 April 2014
    Published: 14 June 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2015030101.11
    Abstract: Research question : what is the relative prevalence of various types of strabismus in Gaza strip ? Objective: to determine the most common types of strabismus in people who live in Gaza strip. Study design : a population-based sample of people with strabismus living in Gaza strip. Setting: NGO's medical centers of Gaza Strip – Palestine namely "Eye... Show More
  • Assessment of the Quality of Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course of Tuberculosis in Bahir Dar City Administration, North West Ethiopia

    Mulatu Kassie , Amanu Aragaw , Alemayehu Belay

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 6-13
    Received: 5 April 2014
    Accepted: 16 May 2014
    Published: 14 June 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2015030101.12
    Abstract: The impacts of tuberculosis is not reduced globally, even though WHO recommends on the growing adherence, the use of DOTS and other interventions in many countries. Providing quality of care for tuberculosis patients is crucial in prevention and control of the disease. The aim of this study is to assess the quality of directly observed Treatment Sh... Show More
  • Developments in Financing and Reforming the Health Care System in Albania, the Road Ahead

    Alba Robert Dumi , Zamira Sinaj

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 14-19
    Received: 18 April 2014
    Accepted: 16 May 2014
    Published: 14 June 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2015030101.13
    Abstract: The Albanian Health sector is in the continuing transformation in the function of the realization of the proper standards. To realize the reform in this sector and to help the decision makers in their decision is necessary to have the right information on the source of the financing of health sector, on the destination of the expenditure in this se... Show More
  • The Contribution of Indigenous Health Care Providers to Health Care Delivery in Rural Ghana: An Exploratory Study of Bongo District

    Philip Aniah

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 20-28
    Received: 14 May 2014
    Accepted: 3 June 2014
    Published: 14 June 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2015030101.14
    Abstract: Ghanaians have been using indigenous medicine since time immemorial where 80% have reported its utilization. It is claimed to be easily accessible, affordable, available and acceptable; but the contributions of indigenous heal care providers have not been documented. Most of the studies conducted so far are focused on perceptions of people on tradi... Show More
  • Midface – Cushion for Head Injuries

    Mohammad Akheel , Suryapratap Singh Tomar

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 29-32
    Received: 21 May 2014
    Accepted: 9 June 2014
    Published: 14 June 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2015030101.15
    Abstract: Recent technological advances have led to improvements in social well being of man’s life in all aspects. This improving and advanced lifestyle is the major cause for some debilitating problems like road traffic accidents. Statistical analysis in literature shows that head and maxillofacial injuries are the most common of these injuries. Recent stu... Show More