Neil Andersson

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Evidence-based training of frontline health workers for door-to-door health promotion: a pilot randomized controlled cluster trial with Lady Health Workers in Sindh Province, Pakistan
    Khalid Omer
    CIET in Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan
    Patient Educ Couns 72:178-85. 2008
  2. pmc Development of AMSTAR: a measurement tool to assess the methodological quality of systematic reviews
    Beverley J Shea
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:10. 2007
  3. pmc Equity in HIV testing: evidence from a cross-sectional study in ten Southern African countries
    Steven Mitchell
    CIETcanada, 1 Stewart Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 10:23. 2010
  4. pmc An inter-country comparison of unofficial payments: results of a health sector social audit in the Baltic States
    Anne Cockcroft
    CIETeurope, PO Box 8636, London SW6 2ZB, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:15. 2008
  5. pmc National cross sectional study of views on sexual violence and risk of HIV infection and AIDS among South African school pupils
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigación de Enfermedades Tropicales CIET, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Apdo Postal 182, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMJ 329:952. 2004
  6. pmc 13,915 reasons for equity in sexual offences legislation: A national school-based survey in South Africa
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Apdo 82, Acapulco, Mexico
    Int J Equity Health 7:20. 2008
  7. pmc Choice-disability and HIV infection: a cross sectional study of HIV status in Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
    AIDS Behav 16:189-98. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Gender-based violence and HIV: relevance for HIV prevention in hyperendemic countries of southern Africa
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, Acapulco, Mexico
    AIDS 22:S73-86. 2008
  9. pmc Risk factors for domestic physical violence: national cross-sectional household surveys in eight southern African countries
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigación de Enfermedades Tropicales CIET, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Womens Health 7:11. 2007
  10. pmc Epidemiological geomatics in evaluation of mine risk education in Afghanistan: introducing population weighted raster maps
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    Int J Health Geogr 5:1. 2006

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  1. doi request reprint Evidence-based training of frontline health workers for door-to-door health promotion: a pilot randomized controlled cluster trial with Lady Health Workers in Sindh Province, Pakistan
    Khalid Omer
    CIET in Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan
    Patient Educ Couns 72:178-85. 2008
    ..Demonstrate the effective use of community-based evidence for health promotion by Lady Health Workers (LHWs) in Sindh, Pakistan...
  2. pmc Development of AMSTAR: a measurement tool to assess the methodological quality of systematic reviews
    Beverley J Shea
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:10. 2007
    ..Our objective was to develop an instrument to assess the methodological quality of systematic reviews, building upon previous tools, empirical evidence and expert consensus...
  3. pmc Equity in HIV testing: evidence from a cross-sectional study in ten Southern African countries
    Steven Mitchell
    CIETcanada, 1 Stewart Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 10:23. 2010
    ....
  4. pmc An inter-country comparison of unofficial payments: results of a health sector social audit in the Baltic States
    Anne Cockcroft
    CIETeurope, PO Box 8636, London SW6 2ZB, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:15. 2008
    ..Cross-country comparisons of unofficial payments in the health sector are sparse. In 2002 we conducted a social audit of the health sector of the three Baltic States...
  5. pmc National cross sectional study of views on sexual violence and risk of HIV infection and AIDS among South African school pupils
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigación de Enfermedades Tropicales CIET, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Apdo Postal 182, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMJ 329:952. 2004
    ..To investigate the views of school pupils on sexual violence and on the risk of HIV infection and AIDS and their experiences of sexual violence...
  6. pmc 13,915 reasons for equity in sexual offences legislation: A national school-based survey in South Africa
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Apdo 82, Acapulco, Mexico
    Int J Equity Health 7:20. 2008
    ..Prior to 2007, forced sex with male children in South Africa did not count as rape but as "indecent assault", a much less serious offence. This study sought to document prevalence of male sexual violence among school-going youth...
  7. pmc Choice-disability and HIV infection: a cross sectional study of HIV status in Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
    AIDS Behav 16:189-98. 2012
    ..Additional factors were low education (for women) and poverty (for men). Choice disability may be an important driver of the AIDS epidemic. New strategies are needed that favour the choice-disabled...
  8. doi request reprint Gender-based violence and HIV: relevance for HIV prevention in hyperendemic countries of southern Africa
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, Acapulco, Mexico
    AIDS 22:S73-86. 2008
    ..Effective interventions are likely to include a structural component, and a GBV awareness component...
  9. pmc Risk factors for domestic physical violence: national cross-sectional household surveys in eight southern African countries
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigación de Enfermedades Tropicales CIET, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Womens Health 7:11. 2007
    ..The baseline to assess impact of a mass education-entertainment programme offered an opportunity to identify risk factors for domestic physical violence...
  10. pmc Epidemiological geomatics in evaluation of mine risk education in Afghanistan: introducing population weighted raster maps
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    Int J Health Geogr 5:1. 2006
    ..Based on a lattice of local site-specific predictions, each cluster being a small universe, the "average" prediction was immediately interpretable without losing the spatial complexity...
  11. pmc Household cost-benefit equations and sustainable universal childhood immunisation: a randomised cluster controlled trial in south Pakistan [ISRCTN12421731]
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigación de Enfermedades Tropicales CIET, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Public Health 5:72. 2005
    ..In the case of Lasbela district in the south of Pakistan, only one in every ten children is immunised despite free immunisation offers by government health services...
  12. ncbi request reprint Social audit of provincial health services: building the community voice into planning in South Africa
    Neil Andersson
    CIETafrica, Saxonwold, South Africa
    J Interprof Care 18:381-90. 2004
    ..Leadership in the health services turned out to be a fourth area for development. And finally, related to this, is the longer-term challenge of establishing and reinforcing community consultation mechanisms...
  13. pmc Reducing corruption in a Mexican medical school: impact assessment across two cross-sectional surveys
    Sergio Paredes-Solís
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Mexico
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S13. 2011
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  14. pmc Proof of impact and pipeline planning: directions and challenges for social audit in the health sector
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S16. 2011
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Breast-feeding in a complex emergency: four linked cross-sectional studies during the Bosnian conflict
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    Public Health Nutr 13:2097-104. 2010
    ..To examine changes in breast-feeding and impacts on child health during the Bosnian conflict...
  16. pmc Male responsibility and maternal morbidity: a cross-sectional study in two Nigerian states
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S7. 2011
    ..We examined actionable risk factors and underlying determinants at community level in Bauchi and Cross River States of Nigeria, including several related to male responsibility in pregnancy...
  17. pmc Impact of community-based interventions on condom use in the Tłįcho region of Northwest Territories, Canada
    Karen E Edwards
    Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Mexico
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S9. 2011
    ..We describe a social audit process that assessed the impact of an evidence-based community-led intervention...
  18. pmc Use of social audits to examine unofficial payments in government health services: experience in South Asia, Africa, and Europe
    Sergio Paredes-Solís
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S12. 2011
    ..We reviewed the main lessons from social audits of petty corruption in health services in South Asia (Bangladesh, Pakistan), Africa (Uganda and South Africa) and Europe (Baltic States)...
  19. pmc Clustering and meso-level variables in cross-sectional surveys: an example of food aid during the Bosnian crisis
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S15. 2011
    ..A particular challenge in this regard is to take account of the neighbourhood or clustering effects, recognising that these can be informative or incidental...
  20. pmc Male circumcision, attitudes to HIV prevention and HIV status: a cross-sectional study in Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    AIDS Care 24:301-9. 2012
    ..More efforts are needed to raise awareness about the limitations of MC protection, especially for women, and to study the interactions between MC roll out programmes and primary HIV prevention programmes...
  21. doi request reprint Epidemiological assessment of food aid in the Bosnian conflict, 1994-97
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    Disasters 36:249-69. 2012
    ..The programme introduced priority categories for targeting in 1997, yet nearly one-half of the highest priority households did not receive food. Incomplete coverage and weak targeting were related to political constraints...
  22. doi request reprint Barriers to disclosing and reporting violence among women in Pakistan: findings from a national household survey and focus group discussions
    Neil Andersson
    Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    J Interpers Violence 25:1965-85. 2010
    ..Until better systems for reporting and dealing with reported cases are in place, domestic violence will continue to be a hidden scourge here and elsewhere...
  23. pmc Clustering of Mycobacterium tuberculosis cases in Acapulco: Spoligotyping and risk factors
    Elizabeth Nava-Aguilera
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino S N, Colonia El Roble, 39640 Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
    Clin Dev Immunol 2011:408375. 2011
    ..The Manila emerging strain accounted for one in every four cases, confirming that one strain can predominate in a hyperendemic area...
  24. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for forced or coerced sex among school-going youth: national cross-sectional studies in 10 southern African countries in 2003 and 2007
    Neil Andersson
    Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMJ Open 2:e000754. 2012
    ..To study prevalence at two time points and risk factors for experience of forced or coerced sex among school-going youth in 10 southern African countries...
  25. pmc External validation of a measurement tool to assess systematic reviews (AMSTAR)
    Beverley J Shea
    Community Information and Epidemiological Technologies, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 2:e1350. 2007
    ..Thousands of systematic reviews have been conducted in all areas of health care. However, the methodological quality of these reviews is variable and should routinely be appraised. AMSTAR is a measurement tool to assess systematic reviews...
  26. doi request reprint Community views of inter-generational sex: findings from focus groups in Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland
    Anne Cockcroft
    CIET Trust Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
    Psychol Health Med 15:507-14. 2010
    ..Making older men aware they are ridiculed by young women may be a promising approach, combined with interventions that give alternatives to young women and increase their self-worth...
  27. ncbi request reprint Gender-specific patterns of multiple concurrent sexual partnerships: a national cross sectional survey in Botswana
    Ari Ho-Foster
    CIET Trust Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
    AIDS Care 22:1006-11. 2010
    ..Women with higher income were more likely to have more partners, questioning the idea that multiple concurrent partners is mainly a question of male disposable income...
  28. ncbi request reprint What happened to multiple sexual partnerships in Swaziland? Analysis of five linked national surveys between 2002 and 2008
    Anne Cockcroft
    CIET Trust Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
    AIDS Care 22:955-60. 2010
    ..The recent increase in MP12 and MP1, especially among women, may reflect behaviour or it could reflect increased willingness to report...
  29. doi request reprint Cash transfers and social vulnerability in Bosnia: a cross-sectional study of households and listed beneficiaries
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Mexico
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 7:232-40. 2013
    ..We carried out population and beneficiary surveys in 1997 to evaluate the targeting of cash transfers in Bosnia soon after the end of the conflict...
  30. ncbi request reprint [Women's dyspareunia after childbirth: a case study in a hospital in Acapulco, Mexico]
    Elvia Solana-Arellano
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 23:44-51. 2008
    ..To identify the factors associated with dyspareunia, during the 60-180 days following childbirth, in women with a history of one or two childbirths...
  31. pmc HIV prevention in favour of the choice-disabled in southern Africa: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigación de Enfermedades Tropicales CIET, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
    Trials 14:274. 2013
    ..There is little research on complex interventions in HIV prevention, yet all countries in southern Africa implement combination prevention programmes...
  32. pmc Building the community voice into planning: 25 years of methods development in social audit
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S1. 2011
    ..Yet teams in Mexico, Nicaragua, Canada, southern Africa, and Pakistan all have more than a decade of experience in social audit, their in-service training supported by a customised Masters programme...
  33. pmc Micro-regional planning: evidence-based community buy-in for health development in five of Mexico's poorest rural districts
    Ascencio Villegas Arrizón
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S2. 2011
    ..This historical article describes development of protocols for evidence-based community mobilisation in five local administrative units (municipios) in the Mexican state of Guerrero between 1992 and 1995...
  34. ncbi request reprint [The use of gloves as protector factor against scorpion stings during corn picking in the state of Guerrero, Mexico]
    Ascencio Villegas-Arrizón
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
    Salud Publica Mex 51:126-33. 2009
    ..Identify factors associated with scorpion stings among farm workers who pick corn in the Mexican state of Guerrero...
  35. ncbi request reprint [Vaccination coverage against seasonal influenza in workers from four hospitals of Guerrero, Mexico]
    Sergio Paredes-Solís
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
    Gac Med Mex 146:318-25. 2010
    ..To estimate the seasonal influenza vaccination coverage of health care workers and the factors associated with vaccination...
  36. ncbi request reprint [Violence during pregnancy: a population based study in Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico]
    Sergio Paredes-Solís
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero
    Salud Publica Mex 47:335-41. 2005
    ..The occurrence of physical abuse during pregnancy, identifying associated factors and outcomes for women's health was estimated...
  37. pmc Minority health and small numbers epidemiology: a case study of living conditions and the health of children in 5 foreign Romá camps in Italy
    Lorenzo Monasta
    Unit for Health Services Research and International Health, Institute for Maternal and Child Health, Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy
    Am J Public Health 98:2035-41. 2008
    ..We sought to test methods for generating epidemiological evidence on health conditions of small, dispersed minority communities...
  38. ncbi request reprint Creating and testing the concept of an academic NGO for enhancing health equity: a new mode of knowledge production?
    Vivian Robinson
    University of Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Educ Health (Abingdon) 20:53. 2007
    ..Collaborative action is required to address persistent and systematic health inequities which exist for most diseases in most countries of the world...