Rafael T Mikolajczyk

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bielefeld
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi Levonorgestrel emergency contraception: a joint analysis of effectiveness and mechanism of action
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Fertil Steril 88:565-71. 2007
  2. ncbi Prevalence of depressive symptoms in university students from Germany, Denmark, Poland and Bulgaria
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:105-12. 2008
  3. pmc Depressive symptoms and perceived burdens related to being a student: Survey in three European countries
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 4:19. 2008
  4. pmc Health-related quality of life in diabetic patients and controls without diabetes in refugee camps in the Gaza strip: a cross-sectional study
    Ashraf Eljedi
    Faculty of Nursing, The Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories
    BMC Public Health 6:268. 2006
  5. pmc Relationship between perceived body weight and body mass index based on self- reported height and weight among university students: a cross-sectional study in seven European countries
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:40. 2010
  6. doi Association between acculturation and childhood vaccination coverage in migrant populations: a population based study from a rural region in Bavaria, Germany
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Germany
    Int J Public Health 53:180-7. 2008
  7. pmc Multilevel model to assess sources of variation in follicular growth close to the time of ovulation in women with normal fertility: a multicenter observational study
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol 6:61. 2008
  8. pmc Correlates of depressive symptoms among Latino and Non-Latino White adolescents: findings from the 2003 California Health Interview Survey
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    School of Public Health, Department of Public Health Medicine, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    BMC Public Health 7:21. 2007
  9. pmc Factors associated with self-rated health status in university students: a cross-sectional study in three European countries
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:215. 2008
  10. ncbi Measuring fecundity with standardised estimates of expected pregnancies
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:43-50. 2006

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. ncbi Levonorgestrel emergency contraception: a joint analysis of effectiveness and mechanism of action
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Fertil Steril 88:565-71. 2007
    ....
  2. ncbi Prevalence of depressive symptoms in university students from Germany, Denmark, Poland and Bulgaria
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:105-12. 2008
    ..This difference was thought to be linked to political and economic instabilities resulting from political changes in the early 1990s. We investigated whether these differences persist 15 years later...
  3. pmc Depressive symptoms and perceived burdens related to being a student: Survey in three European countries
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 4:19. 2008
    ..Despite a high prevalence of depressive symptoms among university students, few studies have examined how this mental health problem is associated with perceived stress and perceived burdens related to being a student...
  4. pmc Health-related quality of life in diabetic patients and controls without diabetes in refugee camps in the Gaza strip: a cross-sectional study
    Ashraf Eljedi
    Faculty of Nursing, The Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories
    BMC Public Health 6:268. 2006
    ..HRQOL is also influenced by living conditions. We analysed the effects of having diabetes on HRQOL under the living conditions in refugee camps in the Gaza strip...
  5. pmc Relationship between perceived body weight and body mass index based on self- reported height and weight among university students: a cross-sectional study in seven European countries
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:40. 2010
    ..Despite low rates of obesity, many university students perceive themselves as overweight, especially women. This is of concern, because inappropriate weight perceptions can lead to unhealthy behaviours including eating disorders...
  6. doi Association between acculturation and childhood vaccination coverage in migrant populations: a population based study from a rural region in Bavaria, Germany
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Germany
    Int J Public Health 53:180-7. 2008
    ..The aim of our analysis was to investigate the association between acculturation and the vaccination coverage among pre-school children...
  7. pmc Multilevel model to assess sources of variation in follicular growth close to the time of ovulation in women with normal fertility: a multicenter observational study
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol 6:61. 2008
    ..To assess the amount of variability in ovarian follicular growth rate and maximum follicular diameter related to different centers, women and cycles of the same women in a multicenter observational study of follicular growth...
  8. pmc Correlates of depressive symptoms among Latino and Non-Latino White adolescents: findings from the 2003 California Health Interview Survey
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    School of Public Health, Department of Public Health Medicine, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    BMC Public Health 7:21. 2007
    ..We analyzed the correlates of depressive symptoms among Latino and Non-Latino White adolescents residing in California with a special focus on acculturation...
  9. pmc Factors associated with self-rated health status in university students: a cross-sectional study in three European countries
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:215. 2008
    ....
  10. ncbi Measuring fecundity with standardised estimates of expected pregnancies
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:43-50. 2006
    ..We demonstrate this approach by examining the effects of age and parity on fecundity in a data set from women monitoring their fertility cycles with the Creighton Model FertilityCare System...
  11. pmc Characteristics of prospectively measured vaginal bleeding among women trying to conceive
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, D 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:24-30. 2010
    ..The association between bleeding patterns and female fecundity awaits future research...
  12. doi Mixture model to assess the extent of cross-transmission of multidrug-resistant pathogens in hospitals
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    University of Bielefeld, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:730-6. 2009
    ..Creation of a mixture model based on Poisson processes for assessment of the extent of cross-transmission of multidrug-resistant pathogens in the hospital...
  13. ncbi A new method for estimating the effectiveness of emergency contraception that accounts for variation in timing of ovulation and previous cycle length
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Fertil Steril 83:1764-70. 2005
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  14. pmc Food consumption frequency and perceived stress and depressive symptoms among students in three European countries
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care, University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Lane, Gloucester GL2 9HW, UK
    Nutr J 8:31. 2009
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  15. pmc Relationships between food consumption and living arrangements among university students in four European countries - a cross-sectional study
    Walid El Ansari
    Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care, University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, United Kingdom
    Nutr J 11:28. 2012
    ..Food consumption may change especially if students are living away from home. We aimed to assess food consumption patterns among university students from four European countries and how they differ by their living arrangements...
  16. doi Alcohol consumption among university students in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany--results from a multicenter cross-sectional study
    Manas K Akmatov
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    J Am Coll Health 59:620-6. 2011
    ..To assess alcohol use and problem drinking among university students in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and to examine the associated factors...
  17. doi Associations of behavioural, psychosocial and socioeconomic factors with over- and underweight among German adolescents
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Int J Public Health 53:214-20. 2008
    ..The prevalence of overweight and obesity has dramatically increased in western societies. This paper examines behavioural, psychosocial and socioeconomic factors associated with overweight and underweight among adolescents in Germany...
  18. doi Attitudes and beliefs of parents about childhood vaccinations in post-soviet countries: the example of Kyrgyzstan
    Manas K Akmatov
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:637-40. 2009
    ..Although the fractions were lower than known from developed countries, they should be taken into consideration while implementing planning vaccination programs...
  19. doi Attitudes toward wife beating among Palestinian women of reproductive age from three cities in West Bank
    Enas A Dhaher
    University of Bielefeld, D 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    J Interpers Violence 25:518-37. 2010
    ..The implications of these results are discussed...
  20. pmc "Blind periods" in screening for toxoplasmosis in pregnancy in Austria - a debate
    Ulrich Sagel
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld D 33501, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 12:118. 2012
    ..Screening schedule should allow distinguishing infections from the first, second and third trimester of pregnancy, as the risk of materno-foetal transmission and outcomes in case of foetal infections varies by time...
  21. pmc Factors associated with wife beating in Egypt: analysis of two surveys (1995 and 2005)
    Manas K Akmatov
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    BMC Womens Health 8:15. 2008
    ..Wife beating is an important public health problem in many developing countries. We assessed the rates of wife beating and examined factors associated with wife beating in 1995 and 2005 in Egypt...
  22. ncbi Determinants of childhood vaccination coverage in Kazakhstan in a period of societal change: implications for vaccination policies
    Manas K Akmatov
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Germany
    Vaccine 25:1756-63. 2007
    ..We found a mixed pattern of risk factors, consistent with the status of Kazakhstan as a transitional economy. Especially prominent was the relatively high education of the women and good access to the medical care system...
  23. ncbi Promoting public health: benefits and challenges of a Europeanwide research consortium on student health
    Walid El Ansari
    Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care, University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, United Kingdom
    Cent Eur J Public Health 15:58-65. 2007
    ..The purpose of this paper is to highlight some of the benefits and challenges when undertaking research across several countries comprising diverse ethnic, lingual and historically different communities...
  24. doi Timeliness of vaccination and its effects on fraction of vaccinated population
    Manas K Akmatov
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Germany
    Vaccine 26:3805-11. 2008
    ..In presence of vaccination delay, up-to-date vaccination is a biased estimator of the fraction of vaccinated population. Age-appropriate vaccination should be taken into account when assessing vaccination coverage...
  25. pmc Factors associated with lack of postnatal care among Palestinian women: a cross-sectional study of three clinics in the West Bank
    Enas Dhaher
    School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:26. 2008
    ..Therefore, the goal of this study was to assess factors associated with lack of postnatal care, women's reasons for not obtaining postnatal care, and their attitudes towards its importance...
  26. pmc Regional differences in HIV prevalence among drug users in China: potential for future spread of HIV?
    Mirjam Kretzschmar
    School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 8:108. 2008
    ..To assess whether these goals were fulfilled among drug users in China we provide an analysis of risk factors for HIV infection and of regional differences in HIV prevalence...
  27. pmc Incidence of maternal Toxoplasma infections in pregnancy in Upper Austria, 2000-2007
    Ulrich Sagel
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, PO Box 10 01 31, D 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 11:348. 2011
    ..We studied the incidence of primary maternal infections during pregnancy in the Federal State of Upper Austria...
  28. doi Time trends and regional differences in the prevalence of HIV infection among women attending antenatal clinics in 2 provinces in Cameroon
    Seraphin Kuate
    Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 52:258-64. 2009
    ..In the present study, we studied time trends and regional differences in the prevalence of HIV infection among women attending antenatal care clinics (ANC) in 7 sites located in 2 provinces in Cameroon...
  29. ncbi Estimating the efficacy of emergency contraception
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Fertil Steril 80:1536-7; author reply 1537. 2003
  30. ncbi False risk attribution results in misleading assessment of the relationship between suppression of ovulation and the effectiveness of the Yuzpe regimen for emergency contraception
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Contraception 67:333-5; author reply 335-7. 2003
  31. ncbi More than one fertile ovulation per cycle?
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Fertil Steril 81:728-9. 2004
  32. ncbi Factors influencing the choice to use modern natural family planning
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
    Contraception 67:253-8. 2003
    ..Frequency of intercourse had no effect on interest. These results suggest that increased access and cultural support would likely lead to a higher prevalence of NFP use in developed countries...
  33. pmc Effects of interpregnancy interval on blood pressure in consecutive pregnancies
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:422-6. 2008
    ..However, it does not rule out the possibility that other mechanisms of cardiovascular adaptation persist longer...
  34. ncbi Recent experiences with legal restrictions and the incidence of abortion in Poland
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
    Linacre Q 71:245-53. 2004
  35. pmc A 6-months assessment of the alcohol-related clinical burden at emergency rooms (ERs) in 11 acute care hospitals of an urban area in Germany
    Bernhard T Baune
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:73. 2005
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  36. ncbi Effectiveness of LNG EC not fully explained by ovulatory dysfunction
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Contraception 73:107; author reply 108-9. 2006
  37. pmc Women's attitudes towards mechanisms of action of family planning methods: survey in primary health centres in Pamplona, Spain
    Jokin de Irala
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Navarra, Irunlarrea 1, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
    BMC Womens Health 7:10. 2007
    ..The objective of this survey is to explore women's attitudes towards postfertilization effects of family planning methods, and beliefs and characteristics possibly associated with those attitudes...
  38. ncbi The empirical and ethical questions of induced versus natural losses of preimplantation embryos
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Contraception 76:256. 2007
  39. doi Evaluation of logistic regression reporting in current obstetrics and gynecology literature
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Epidemiology Branch, The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7510, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:413-9. 2008
    ..To evaluate the quality of logistic regression reporting in the obstetrics and gynecology literature...
  40. ncbi Mechanisms of action of intrauterine devices: update and estimation of postfertilization effects
    Joseph B Stanford
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah Health Research Center, Salt Lake City 84108, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:1699-708. 2002
    ....