Helene Riess

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BACKGROUND With one quarter of the world population infected, the intestinal nematode Ascaris lumbricoides is one of the most common infectious agents, especially in the tropics and sub-tropics. Infection is caused by oral intake of eggs and can cause respiratory and gastrointestinal problems. To identify high risk areas for intervention, it is necessary to(More)
BACKGROUND Hookworm disease is one of the most common infections and cause of a high disease burden in the tropics and subtropics. Remotely sensed ecological data and model-based geostatistics have been used recently to identify areas in need for hookworm control. METHODOLOGY Cross-sectional interview data and stool samples from 6,375 participants from(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the effect and performance of a hearing aid (HA) having a non-linear amplification below 1600 Hz (test HA) with a linear amplifying HA (control HA), aiming towards identical target groups of hearing-disabled people. The investigation was designed as a single-blind crossover interview study, i.e. the interviewer was(More)
BACKGROUND Disclosure of the use of complementary health approaches (CHA) is an important yet understudied health behavior with important implications for patient care. Yet research into disclosure of CHA has been atheoretical and neglected the role of health beliefs. PURPOSE Using a consumer commitment model of CHA use as a guiding conceptual framework,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine HPV vaccine awareness and receptivity among adolescents and young adults in Senegal. METHODS Participants from six high schools and five community centres across five regions of Senegal (n = 2286) completed a self-administered questionnaire in October and November 2014. The study assessed HPV awareness and receptivity towards(More)
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