Preventive Medicine

(The TQCC of Preventive Medicine is 9. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
HPV vaccination introduction worldwide and WHO and UNICEF estimates of national HPV immunization coverage 2010–2019351
Contributing factors to personal protective equipment shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic312
Vaccination against COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis of acceptability and its predictors205
Mental distress during the COVID-19 pandemic among US adults without a pre-existing mental health condition: Findings from American trend panel survey174
A longitudinal study of psychological distress in the United States before and during the COVID-19 pandemic151
Impact of COVID-19 lockdown policy on homicide, suicide, and motor vehicle deaths in Peru133
Potential health-related behaviors for pre-school and school-aged children during COVID-19 lockdown: A narrative review130
A portrait of the early and differential mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada: Findings from the first wave of a nationally representative cross-sectional survey127
Increased alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic: The effect of mental health and age in a cross-sectional sample of social media users in the U.S.127
Worldwide use of HPV self-sampling for cervical cancer screening102
Provider communication and HPV vaccine uptake: A meta-analysis and systematic review99
COVID-19 impact on screening test volume through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer early detection program, January–June 2020, in the United States95
Willingness, refusal and influential factors of parents to vaccinate their children against the COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis94
Sense of purpose in life and five health behaviors in older adults91
A call to action: Improving urban green spaces to reduce health inequalities exacerbated by COVID-1985
Measuring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on organized cancer screening and diagnostic follow-up care in Ontario, Canada: A provincial, population-based study81
Suicidal behaviors and ideation during emerging viral disease outbreaks before the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic rapid review81
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among health care workers in Palestine: A call for action81
The role of trust in the likelihood of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine: Results from a national survey80
Effects of fact-checking social media vaccine misinformation on attitudes toward vaccines78
Tobacco harm reduction: Past history, current controversies and a proposed approach for the future76
Addressing the critical need for long-term mental health data during the COVID-19 pandemic: Changes in mental health from April to September 202075
The relationship between government trust and preventive behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic in China: Exploring the roles of knowledge and negative emotion71
Screen time and extracurricular activities as risk and protective factors for mental health in adolescence: A population-level study69
Impact of COVID-19 on cervical cancer screening: Challenges and opportunities to improving resilience and reduce disparities68
Cervical cancer screening in the United States: Challenges and potential solutions for underscreened groups68
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on breast cancer early detection and screening63
Personalized mobile technologies for lifestyle behavior change: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression58
The three-step theory of suicide: Description, evidence, and some useful points of clarification55
The association between adherence to cancer screening programs and health literacy: A systematic review and meta-analysis55
Do predictors of adherence to pandemic guidelines change over time? A panel study of 22,000 UK adults during the COVID-19 pandemic54
Systematic review of risk and protective factors for suicidal and self-harm behaviors among children and adolescents involved with cyberbullying53
The fourth wave of the US opioid epidemic and its implications for the rural US: A federal perspective52
Impact of the suspension and restart of the Dutch breast cancer screening program on breast cancer incidence and stage during the COVID-19 pandemic51
Contributing factors to suicide: Political, social, cultural and economic48
National implementation of HPV vaccination programs in low-resource countries: Lessons, challenges, and future prospects48
Widening disparities in cigarette smoking by race/ethnicity across education level in the United States46
Electronic health literacy and health-related outcomes among older adults: A systematic review45
Characteristics and impact of theory of planned behavior interventions on smoking behavior: A systematic review of the literature43
The positive influence of sense of control on physical, behavioral, and psychosocial health in older adults: An outcome-wide approach42
Barriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening among transgender men and non-binary people with a cervix: A systematic narrative review.42
Associations between the National Walkability Index and walking among US Adults — National Health Interview Survey, 201541
U.S. healthcare spending attributable to cigarette smoking in 201441
Understanding COVID-19 impact on cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer screening among federally qualified healthcare centers participating in “Back on track with screening” quality improvement proj40
Increasing knowledge on dementia risk reduction in the general population: Results of a public awareness campaign39
To curb research misreporting, replace significance and confidence by compatibility39
An examination of preferred messengers on firearm safety for suicide prevention38
Universal school-based mental health programmes in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and narrative synthesis36
Applying social norms interventions to increase adherence to COVID-19 prevention and control guidelines35
Looking to the empirical literature on the potential for financial incentives to enhance adherence with COVID-19 vaccination35
Growing racial/ethnic disparities in overdose mortality before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in California35
Multifaceted strategies for the control of COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities in Ontario, Canada34
Universal masking during COVID-19 pandemic: Can textile engineering help public health? Narrative review of the evidence34
Mental health symptoms and association with COVID-19 vaccination receipt and intention to vaccinate among adults, United States33
Early assessment of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer screening services: The International Cancer Screening Network COVID-19 survey33
Changes in infectivity, severity and vaccine effectiveness against delta COVID-19 variant ten months into the vaccination program: The Israeli case33
Impact of disruptions and recovery for established cervical screening programs across a range of high-income country program designs, using COVID-19 as an example: A modelled analysis33
Prevalence, determinants, and impact of suboptimal adherence to HIV medication in 25 countries32
Associations between severe food insecurity and disordered eating behaviors from adolescence to young adulthood: Findings from a 10-year longitudinal study32
Association of neighborhood parks with child health in the United States31
Behavioral economics informed message content in text message reminders to improve cervical screening participation: Two pragmatic randomized controlled trials31
Lifestyle interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in clinical populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis of different strategies and effects on cardiometabolic health31
The national FIT-based colorectal cancer screening program in the Netherlands during the COVID-19 pandemic31
Achieving cervical cancer elimination among Indigenous women31
Objectively measured physical activity and all cause mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysis31
Physical activity trajectories from childhood to late adolescence and their implications for health in young adulthood31
Introduction of HPV testing for cervical cancer screening in Central America: The Scale-Up project30
Adolescent perceptions of E-cigarette use and vaping behavior before and after the EVALI outbreak30
The trajectory of racial/ethnic disparities in the use of cancer screening before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: A large U.S. academic center analysis29
Disparities in the distribution of COVID-19 testing sites in black and Latino areas in new York City29
Making the news: Victim characteristics associated with media reporting on firearm injury29
Active school transportation and the built environment across Canadian cities: Findings from the child active transportation safety and the environment (CHASE) study28
Smartphone-based financial incentives to promote smoking cessation during pregnancy: A pilot study28
Vulnerable patients forgo health care during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic28
Factors influencing social distancing to prevent the community spread of COVID-19 among Chinese adults28
Americans' perceptions of disparities in COVID-19 mortality: Results from a nationally-representative survey27
COVID-19 treatment resource disparities and social disadvantage in New York City27
Colorectal cancer screening among Hispanics in the United States: Disparities, modalities, predictors, and regional variation27
Longitudinal association between social media use and psychological distress among adolescents27
Effect of the SafeCare© intervention on parenting outcomes among parents in child welfare systems: A cluster randomized trial27
Physical activity and diet quality in relation to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A cross-sectional study in a representative sample of U.S. adults using NHANES 2017–2018.26
E-cigarette use and adverse respiratory symptoms among adolescents and Young adults in the United States26
Designing warnings for sugary drinks: A randomized experiment with Latino parents and non-Latino parents26
Temporal changes in allostatic load patterns by age, race/ethnicity, and gender among the US adult population; 1988–201826
Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine effectiveness against Sars-Cov-2 infection: Findings from a large observational study in Israel26
Gender differences in the relationships between different types of childhood trauma and resilience on depressive symptoms among Chinese adolescents26
Prevalence, Trends, and Distribution of Nicotine and Marijuana use in E-cigarettes among US adults: The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2016–201826
Achieving equity in cervical cancer screening in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs): Strengthening health systems using a systems thinking approach26
The built and social neighborhood environment and child obesity: A systematic review of longitudinal studies26
Evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer screening in a central Canadian province26
Socioeconomic position and quality of life among older people: The mediating role of social support25
Multiple risk behaviour in adolescence is associated with substantial adverse health and social outcomes in early adulthood: Findings from a prospective birth cohort study25
Who is likely to vacillate in their COVID-19 vaccination decision? Free-riding intention and post-positive reluctance25
U.S. frontline workers and COVID-19 inequities25
Stigma and cervical cancer prevention: A scoping review of the U.S. literature25
Physical inactivity from youth to adulthood and adult cardiometabolic risk profile25
School tobacco policies and adolescent smoking in six European cities in 2013 and 2016: A school-level longitudinal study24
A narrative review of HPV vaccination interventions in rural U.S. communities24
Community health workers and non-clinical patient navigators: A critical COVID-19 pandemic workforce24
Positive emotions and favorable cardiovascular health: A 20-year longitudinal study24
A proposed new generation of evidence-based microsimulation models to inform global control of cervical cancer24
The emerging infrastructure of US firearms injury data24
The longitudinal associations of physical activity, time spent outdoors in nature and symptoms of depression and anxiety during COVID-19 quarantine and social distancing in the United States24
‘Most at risk’ for COVID19? The imperative to expand the definition from biological to social factors for equity24
Issues surrounding incentives and penalties for COVID-19 vaccination: The Israeli experience24
The effects of motor skill and physical activity interventions on preschoolers' cognitive and academic skills: A systematic review23
A systematic review of the bidirectional relationship between depressive symptoms and cardiovascular health23
Accelerating action on cervical screening in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) post COVID-19 era23
Neighborhood active aging infrastructure and cognitive function: A mixed-methods study of older Americans23
Missed routine pediatric care and vaccinations in US children during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic23
Reactions to graphic and text health warnings for cigarettes, sugar-sweetened beverages, and alcohol: An online randomized experiment of US adults23
Acute effects of short-term exposure to air pollution while being physically active, the potential for modification: A review of the literature23
Cancer screening in the U.S. through the COVID-19 pandemic, recovery, and beyond23
The prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection and long COVID in U.S. adults during the BA.4/BA.5 surge, June–July 202222
Vaccination against seasonal influenza and socio-economic and environmental factors as determinants of the geographic variation of COVID-19 incidence and mortality in the Italian elderly22
Effects of e-cigarette use on cigarette smoking among U.S. youth, 2004–201822
How we ask matters: The impact of question wording in single-item measurement of suicidal thoughts and behaviors22
Patterns of tobacco use and nicotine dependence among youth, United States, 2017–201822
COVID-19 and cancer screening in Scotland: A national and coordinated approach to minimising harm21
Impact and cost-effectiveness of strategies to accelerate cervical cancer elimination: A model-based analysis21
Impact of school-based educational interventions in middle adolescent populations (15-17yrs) on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination uptake and perceptions/knowledge of HPV and its associated cancer21
Anticipated mental health consequences of COVID-19 in a nationally-representative sample: Context, coverage, and economic consequences21
Leveraging vertical COVID-19 investments to improve monitoring of cancer screening programme – A case study from Bangladesh21
Cannabis vaping among adults in the United States: Prevalence, trends, and association with high-risk behaviors and adverse respiratory conditions21
The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on socioeconomic differences in physical activity behavior: Evidence from the Lifelines COVID-19 cohort study21
Patient barriers and facilitators of colonoscopy use: A rapid systematic review and thematic synthesis of the qualitative literature21
Examining aspects of successful community-based programs promoting cancer screening uptake to reduce cancer health disparity: A systematic review20
Effects of park-based interventions on health-related outcomes: A systematic review20
Health literacy supports active aging20
Adverse childhood experiences in a low-income black cohort: The importance of context20
The rapid anti-suicidal ideation effect of ketamine: A systematic review20
Contextual factors associated with cancer screening uptake: A systematic review of observational studies19
A descriptive exploration of the geographic and sociodemographic concentration of firearm homicide in the United States, 2004–201819
Nudges used to promote physical activity and to reduce sedentary behaviour in the workplace: Results of a scoping review19
School characteristics and children's mental health: A linked survey-administrative data study19
Prioritizing breast imaging services during the COVID pandemic: A survey of breast imaging facilities within the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium19
Bullying and suicide risk among sexual minority youth in the United States19
The bidirectional association between sleep and physical activity: A 6.9 years longitudinal analysis of 38,601 UK Biobank participants19
Mental health and economic stressors associated with high-risk drinking and increased alcohol consumption early in the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States19
Identifying patterns of movement behaviours in relation to depressive symptoms during adolescence: A latent profile analysis approach19
The early effects of cumulative and individual adverse childhood experiences on child diet: Examining the role of socioeconomic status19
Cross-sectional association between physical activity level and subjective cognitive decline among US adults aged ≥45 years, 201518
Health, economic and social disparities among transgender women, transgender men and transgender nonbinary adults: Results from a population-based study18
Identifying key barriers to effective breast cancer control in rural settings18
Differential trends in US suicide rates, 1999–2020: Emerging racial and ethnic disparities18
Longer-term use of electronic cigarettes when provided as a stop smoking aid: Systematic review with meta-analyses18
Identifying nonfatal firearm assault incidents through linking police data and clinical records: Cohort study in Indianapolis, Indiana, 2007–201618
The role of provincial social policies and economic environments in shaping food insecurity among Canadian families with children18
Short-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on a population-based screening program for colorectal cancer in Catalonia (Spain)18
Tobacco product use and susceptibility to use among sexual minority and heterosexual adolescents18
Are one-year changes in adherence to the 24-hour movement guidelines associated with flourishing among Canadian youth?18
Firearm ownership, attitudes, and safe storage practices among a nationally representative sample of older U.S. adults age 50 to 8018
Chronic high risk of intimate partner violence against women in disadvantaged neighborhoods: An eight-year space-time analysis18
The role and utility of population-based cancer registries in cervical cancer surveillance and control18
The association between social needs and chronic conditions in a large, urban primary care population18
Workers at long-term care facilities and their risk for severe COVID-19 illness18
‘Snacktivity™’ to increase physical activity: Time to try something different?18
Maternal substance use in pregnancy: Differential prediction by childhood adversity subtypes17
Economics of sedentary behaviour: A systematic review of cost of illness, cost-effectiveness, and return on investment studies17
Multimorbidity and obesity in older adults from six low- and middle-income countries17
Clinical follow-up practices after cervical cancer screening by co-testing: A population-based study of adherence to U.S. guideline recommendations17
Symptoms of depression and active smoking among survivors of stroke and myocardial infarction: An NHANES analysis17
An integrative systematic review of online resources and interventions for people bereaved by suicide17
Associations between mentally-passive and mentally-active sedentary behaviours during adolescence and psychological distress during adulthood17
Decreases in smoking and vaping during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders among a cohort of young adults in the United States17
Economic evaluations of public health interventions for physical activity and healthy diet: A systematic review17
Use of heated tobacco products, moderate alcohol drinking, and anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibody titers after BNT162b2 vaccination among Japanese healthcare workers17
Intentions to participate in cervical and colorectal cancer screening during the COVID-19 pandemic: A mixed-methods study17
E-cigarette initiation predicts subsequent academic performance among youth: Results from the PATH Study16
Tobacco and cannabis poly-substance and poly-product use trajectories across adolescence and young adulthood16
Implementing the national suicide prevention strategy: Time for action to flatten the curve16
The link between LGBTQ-supportive communities, progressive political climate, and suicidality among sexual minority adolescents in Canada16
Historical redlining and the epidemiology of present-day firearm violence in the United States: A multi-city analysis16
Association between racial discrimination and delayed or forgone care amid the COVID-19 pandemic16
Stay-at-home orders and firearms in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic16
Interventions to promote physical and mental health of nurses in elderly care: A systematic review16
Which tobacco control policies do smokers support? Findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey16
School-based interventions to improve sun-safe knowledge, attitudes and behaviors in childhood and adolescence: A systematic review16
COVID-19 and family planning service delivery: Findings from a survey of U.S. physicians16
Views on the need to implement restriction policies to be able to address COVID-19 in the United States16
Smoking behavior in 18–20 year-olds after tobacco 21 policy implementation in California: A difference-in-differences analysis with other states16
Racial disparities in occupational risks and lung cancer incidence: Analysis of the National Lung Screening Trial16
eHealth interventions for reducing cardiovascular disease risk in men: A systematic review and meta-analysis16
Recreational screen media use in Danish school-aged children and the role of parental education, family structures, and household screen media rules16
Ranking sociodemographic, health behavior, prevention, and environmental factors in predicting neighborhood cardiovascular health: A Bayesian machine learning approach16
Modeling smoking-attributable mortality among adults with major depression in the United States15
Understanding socioeconomic differences in incident metabolic syndrome among adults: What is the mediating role of health behaviours?15
HPV prevention and control – The way forward15
Nonfatal use of firearms in intimate partner violence: Results of a national survey15
Do youth who vape exhibit risky health lifestyles? Monitoring the future, 201715
Intention to vaccinate children for COVID-19: A segmentation analysis among Medicaid parents in Florida15
The role of neighborhood social capital on health and health inequality in rural and urban China15
Wearable technology for early detection of COVID-19: A systematic scoping review15
Leveraging black-market street buprenorphine pricing to increase capacity to treat opioid addiction, 2010–201815
Disentangling individual, school, and neighborhood effects on screen time among adolescents and young adults in the United States15
Temporal trends and demographic risk factors for hospital admissions due to carbon monoxide poisoning in England15
Crisis response among essential workers and their children during the COVID-19 pandemic15
Support for evidence-informed opioid policies and interventions: The role of racial attitudes, political affiliation, and opioid stigma15
Polysubstance use trends and variability among individuals with opioid use disorder in rural versus urban settings15
Rural-urban differences in stroke risk15
Cannabis use and driving under the influence: Behaviors and attitudes by state-level legal sale of recreational cannabis15
Evaluation of a campaign to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in New Jersey15
Curiosity, use, and perceptions of “tobacco-free nicotine” E-cigarettes among U.S. young adults14
Burden of disease from second-hand tobacco smoke exposure at home among adults from European Union countries in 2017: an analysis using a review of recent meta-analyses14
Identifying message themes to prevent e-cigarette use among youth and young adults14
A spatial analysis of the effect of neighborhood contexts on cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in U.S. Counties through October 20 202014
Women with obesity participate less in cervical cancer screening and are more likely to have unsatisfactory smears: Results from a nationwide Danish cohort study14
The impact of the Great Recession on California domestic violence events, and related hospitalizations and emergency service visits14
What challenges do UK adults face when adhering to COVID-19-related instructions? Cross-sectional survey in a representative sample14
Assessment of muscle-strengthening exercise in public health surveillance for adults: A systematic review14
Elimination of cervical cancer in U.S. Hispanic populations: Puerto Rico as a case study14
Chronic condition patterns in the US population and their association with health related quality of life14
Movement behaviors and mental health of caregivers of preschoolers in China during the COVID-19 pandemic14
Relationships among adverse childhood experience patterns, psychological resilience, self-esteem and depressive symptoms in Chinese adolescents: A serial multiple mediation model14
Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer: A systematic review of the impact of COVID-19 on patient care14
Screen-based behaviors in Australian adolescents: Longitudinal trends from a 4-year follow-up study14
Association between sedentary time and cognitive function: A focus on different domains of sedentary behavior14
Association between neighborhood socioeconomic status, tobacco store density and smoking status in pregnant women in an urban area14
Public guns, private violence: The association of city-level firearm availability and intimate partner homicide in the United States14
Repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on preventive health services in Brazil14
Causal effects of cannabis legalization on parents, parenting, and children: A systematic review14
Exposure to tobacco content in episodic programs and tobacco and E-cigarette initiation14
Family socioeconomic status and childhood adiposity in Europe - A scoping review14
Perspectives on clinician-delivered firearm safety counseling during routine care: Results of a national survey14
Computer-tailored intervention increases colorectal cancer screening among low-income African Americans in primary care: Results of a randomized trial14
Short-term effects of the earned income tax credit on mental health and health behaviors13
Neighborhood segregation, tree cover and firearm violence in 6 U.S. cities, 2015–202013
Effects of a lifestyle intervention on cardiovascular risk among high-risk individuals for diabetes in a low- and middle-income setting: Secondary analysis of the Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program13
From cervical cancer elimination to eradication of vaccine-type human papillomavirus: Feasibility, public health strategies and cost-effectiveness13
On prediction, refutation, and explanatory reach: A consideration of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicidal Behavior13
Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on colorectal cancer screening: Organized service screening perspectives from the Asia-Pacific region13
Exploring associations between social determinants of health and mental health outcomes in families from socioeconomically and racially and ethnically diverse households13
COVID-19 vaccine behaviors and intentions among a national sample of United States adults ages 18–4513
The changing epidemiology of interpersonal firearm violence during the COVID-19 pandemic in Philadelphia, PA13
Examining differences in prescription opioid use behaviors among U.S. adults with and without disabilities13
Parents' perceptions on COVID-19 vaccination as the new routine for their children ≤ 11 years old13
Association between physical activity and subjective memory decline triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from the PAMPA cohort13
Women's considerations and experiences for breast cancer screening and surveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States: A focus group study13
Timing, duration, and differential susceptibility to early life adversities and cardiovascular disease risk across the lifespan: Implications for future research13
Unhealthy environments are associated with adverse mental health and psychological distress: Cross-sectional evidence from nationally representative data in New Zealand13
Cognitions and behaviours of general practitioners in France regarding HPV vaccination: A theory-based systematic review13
Adherence to aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise guidelines and associations with psychological distress: A cross-sectional study of 14,050 English adults13
Effect of Washington State and Colorado's cannabis legalization on death by suicides13
Sitting at work & waist circumference—A cross-sectional study of Australian workers13
The impact of acculturation to the US environment on the dietary share of ultra-processed foods among US adults13
Commuting distance and behavior-related health: A longitudinal study13
Monitoring HPV vaccine impact on cervical disease: Status and future directions for the era of cervical cancer elimination13
Interventions using mHealth strategies to improve screening rates of cervical cancer: A scoping review13
Suicide in late life: A viewpoint13
Driving under the influence of cannabis risk perceptions and behaviour: A population-based study in Ontario, Canada13