Guido Van Hal

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BACKGROUND The objectives of this present study were to assess the awareness of cervical cancer and its risk factors among female undergraduates in South Africa, and to determine the their level of acceptability of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. MATERIALS AND METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted in March 2013 among 440 full time(More)
Several changes have occurred in the toilet training (TT) process in recent decades. There has been an increase in the use of daycare as both parents now often work outside the home. Most children attend daycare centers during the period TT usually takes place, and daytime training has shifted from home to daycare. This study is the first to evaluate the(More)
To explore the existence of socioeconomic differences in probability and intensity of general practitioner (GP) and specialist contacts among the Belgian elderly population, compared with the younger population. A nationally representative cross-sectional study based on 4,825 older (≥65) and 14,738 younger participants (<65) in the Belgian Health Interview(More)
Substitution of non-participating households is used in the Belgian Health Interview Survey (BHIS) as a method to obtain the predefined net sample size. Yet, possible effects of applying substitution on response rates and health estimates remain uncertain. In this article, the process of substitution with its impact on response rates and health estimates is(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, the age at which parents start and finish toilet training (TT) their children has increased. To cope with the problems caused by this later completion, it is essential to identify the beliefs and attitudes of the parents. METHODS Two thousand questionnaires were distributed to parents of children aged 30 to 36 months, attending(More)
Introduction: The basis of Social Norms Theory is that behavior is infl uenced by the perception of peer behavior. This implies that an overestimation (misperception) of substance use by peers would lead to an increase in personal substance use. It is hypothesized that the misperception of substance use by peers is negatively associated with health and(More)
Karolien van Nunen, Elke Leuridan, Guido Van Hal, Pierre Van Damme, & Tom Decorte Department of Epidemiology and Social Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Research Group Medical Sociology and Health Policy, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute, Centre for the(More)
Toilet training in Western culture starts between 18 and 24 months. At this age, a child is assumed to have procured the competences needed for bladder control. Since the knowledge of reference values of a normal micturition serves as a guide to diagnose urologic pathology, the aim of this systematic review is to obtain a more comprehensive picture of(More)
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