M A Bellis

Summary

Affiliation: Liverpool John Moores University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of nightlife activilty on health
    M A Bellis
    Centre for Public Health, Liverlpool John Moores University, Liverpool
    Nurs Stand 19:63-71; quiz 73. 2005
  2. pmc Re-emerging syphilis: a detrended correspondence analysis of the behaviour of HIV positive and negative gay men
    C Philip Wheater
    Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester M1 5GD, UK
    BMC Public Health 3:34. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint The role of an international nightlife resort in the proliferation of recreational drugs
    Mark A Bellis
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
    Addiction 98:1713-21. 2003
  4. pmc Sexual behaviour of young people in international tourist resorts
    M A Bellis
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool L3 2AP, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 80:43-7. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Assessing and communicating the health and judicial impact of alcohol use
    Mark A Bellis
    North West Public Health Observatory, Centre for Public Health, Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, L3 2AY, UK
    Public Health 119:253-61. 2005
  6. pmc Re-emerging syphilis in gay men: a case-control study of behavioural risk factors and HIV status
    M A Bellis
    North West Public Health Observatory, Public Health Sector, School of Health and Human Sciences, Liverpool, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:235-6. 2002
  7. pmc Measuring paternal discrepancy and its public health consequences
    Mark A Bellis
    Centre for Public Health, Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Castle House, North Street, Liverpool L3 2AY, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:749-54. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint A case-control study of lifestyle risk factors associated with tuberculosis in Liverpool, North-West England
    K Tocque
    North West Public Health Observatory, John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
    Eur Respir J 18:959-64. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Re-emerging syphilis in the UK: a behavioural analysis of infected individuals
    P A Cook
    Public Health Sector, School of Health and Human Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 70 Great Crosshall Street, Liverpol
    Commun Dis Public Health 4:253-8. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Predictors of hepatitis B and C infection in injecting drug users both in and out of drug treatment
    P A Cook
    Public Health Sector, School of Health and Human Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
    Addiction 96:1787-97. 2001

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of nightlife activilty on health
    M A Bellis
    Centre for Public Health, Liverlpool John Moores University, Liverpool
    Nurs Stand 19:63-71; quiz 73. 2005
    ..This article aims to increase understanding of nightlife health and the potential for nurses to reduce some of the negative health consequences associated with nightlife activity...
  2. pmc Re-emerging syphilis: a detrended correspondence analysis of the behaviour of HIV positive and negative gay men
    C Philip Wheater
    Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester M1 5GD, UK
    BMC Public Health 3:34. 2003
    ..Recent syphilis outbreaks in the UK have raised serious concerns about the sexual health of the population. Moreover, syphilis appears more likely to facilitate HIV transmission than any other sexually transmitted infection (STI)...
  3. ncbi request reprint The role of an international nightlife resort in the proliferation of recreational drugs
    Mark A Bellis
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
    Addiction 98:1713-21. 2003
    ..It measures changes in substance use at both locations between 1999 and 2002 and examines the role of dance resorts in recruiting individuals into using new substances...
  4. pmc Sexual behaviour of young people in international tourist resorts
    M A Bellis
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool L3 2AP, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 80:43-7. 2004
    ..Additionally, in 2002 we identified levels of homosexual sex and sexual interactions between UK residents and individuals from other countries...
  5. ncbi request reprint Assessing and communicating the health and judicial impact of alcohol use
    Mark A Bellis
    North West Public Health Observatory, Centre for Public Health, Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, L3 2AY, UK
    Public Health 119:253-61. 2005
    ..Utilising national data sources and existing research studies, Regional Public Health Observatories are appropriately placed to calculate such measures and examine their relationship with deprivation...
  6. pmc Re-emerging syphilis in gay men: a case-control study of behavioural risk factors and HIV status
    M A Bellis
    North West Public Health Observatory, Public Health Sector, School of Health and Human Sciences, Liverpool, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:235-6. 2002
  7. pmc Measuring paternal discrepancy and its public health consequences
    Mark A Bellis
    Centre for Public Health, Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Castle House, North Street, Liverpool L3 2AY, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:749-54. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint A case-control study of lifestyle risk factors associated with tuberculosis in Liverpool, North-West England
    K Tocque
    North West Public Health Observatory, John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
    Eur Respir J 18:959-64. 2001
    ..Within individuals, lifestyle consequences of tuberculosis lead to a "healthier" lifestyle on the one hand (less smoking and alcohol consumption), but a reduced quality of life (social activity) on the other...
  9. ncbi request reprint Re-emerging syphilis in the UK: a behavioural analysis of infected individuals
    P A Cook
    Public Health Sector, School of Health and Human Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 70 Great Crosshall Street, Liverpol
    Commun Dis Public Health 4:253-8. 2001
    ..The majority of partners were casual oral sex partners. More awareness is urgently needed around syphilis symptoms and risks, and risks of using drugs to reduce sexual inhibitions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Predictors of hepatitis B and C infection in injecting drug users both in and out of drug treatment
    P A Cook
    Public Health Sector, School of Health and Human Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
    Addiction 96:1787-97. 2001
    ..To assess prevalence of, and behavioural risk factors for, hepatitis B and C in drug users both in and out of contact with drugs services...
  11. doi request reprint The sexual behaviour of British backpackers in Australia
    K Hughes
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, L3 2AJ, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 85:477-82. 2009
    ..To explore sexual behaviour and risk-taking among British backpackers in Australia and to investigate the influence of substance use and social settings on sexual behaviour abroad...
  12. doi request reprint Access to HIV community services by vulnerable populations: evidence from an enhanced HIV/AIDS surveillance system
    H C E Madden
    Centre for Public Health, Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
    AIDS Care 23:542-9. 2011
    ..Consequent to their support of migrant populations, community services are vital for the management of HIV in black and minority groups. Paradoxically, this coincides with increasing funding pressures on these services...
  13. doi request reprint Contribution of violence to health inequalities in England: demographics and trends in emergency hospital admissions for assault
    M A Bellis
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Castle House, North Street, Liverpool L3 2AY, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:1064-71. 2008
    ..We use English emergency hospital admissions for assault over four years to examine assault demography and contribution to health inequalities...
  14. ncbi request reprint Relationship between the use of hospital services and deprivation score of place of residence among HIV-positive individuals in the north west of England
    P A Cook
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Castle House, North Street, Liverpool L3 2AY
    Commun Dis Public Health 7:319-21. 2004
    ..6, p = 0.009, after controlling for infection route, disease stage and demographic variables). This implies that healthcare networks in poorer areas may incur disproportionately greater costs...
  15. ncbi request reprint Hidden need for drug treatment services: measuring levels of problematic drug use in the North West of England
    C Beynon
    North West Public Health Observatory, School of Health and Human Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University
    J Public Health Med 23:286-91. 2001
    ..A holistic approach to new initiatives must ensure that the high level of relapse once drug users are discharged are reduced and that the needs of young users are addressed before prolonged treatment is required...
  16. ncbi request reprint Capture recapture as a method of determining the completeness of tuberculosis notifications
    K Tocque
    North West Public Health Observatory, Liverpool John Moores University, 70 Great Crosshall Street, Liverpool, L3 2AB
    Commun Dis Public Health 4:141-3. 2001
    ..3% and notifications 92.6%. It was concluded that notification of tuberculosis is very complete in Liverpool. Capture-recapture methods can be used to assess completeness of notification data in other settings...
  17. doi request reprint Predictors of violence in young tourists: a comparative study of British, German and Spanish holidaymakers
    Karen Hughes
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool L32AY, UK
    Eur J Public Health 18:569-74. 2008
    ..However, little information currently exists on the extent of violence amongst holidaymakers or factors that increase risks of involvement in fights on holiday...
  18. ncbi request reprint Alcohol, drugs, sex and violence: health risks and consequences in young British holidaymakers to the Balearics
    Karen Hughes
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
    Adicciones 21:265-77. 2009
    ..Whilst they are the focus of much prevention work in the UK, relatively little information is available to inform prevention in international holiday resorts, where young people can take the greatest risks with their health...
  19. pmc Effects of backpacking holidays in Australia on alcohol, tobacco and drug use of UK residents
    Mark A Bellis
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Castle House, North Street, Liverpool, L3 2AY, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:1. 2007
    ..Here we examine changes in alcohol, tobacco and drug use when UK residents go backpacking in Australia...
  20. ncbi request reprint Knowing the risk: relationships between risk behaviour and health knowledge
    P A Cook
    Public Health Sector, School of Health and Human Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
    Public Health 115:54-61. 2001
    ..Although these findings need further examination within the general population, public health measures should not assume that information campaigns will necessarily lead to a reduction in risk behaviour...
  21. pmc Sexual behaviour among casual workers in an international nightlife resort: a case control study
    Karen Hughes
    Centre for Public Health, Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Castle House, Liverpool, L3 2AY, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:39. 2006
    ..Young holidaymakers report increased sexual risk-taking abroad, yet little is currently known about the sexual behaviour of those who extend time abroad through casual work...
  22. doi request reprint Relative contributions of holiday location and nationality to changes in recreational drug taking behaviour: a natural experiment in the Balearic Islands
    Mark A Bellis
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
    Eur Addict Res 15:78-86. 2009
    ..To examine the contributions of international holiday resorts and visitors' nationality to recruitment, relapse into, and escalation in frequency of recreational drug use...
  23. doi request reprint The involvement of drugs and alcohol in drug-facilitated sexual assault: a systematic review of the evidence
    Caryl M Beynon
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
    Trauma Violence Abuse 9:178-88. 2008
    ..In the United States, flunitrazepam is used recreationally, providing a likely explanation for its presence in samples of some alleged DFSA victims...
  24. pmc Sexual uses of alcohol and drugs and the associated health risks: a cross sectional study of young people in nine European cities
    Mark A Bellis
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Castle House, North Street, Liverpool, L3 2AY, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:155. 2008
    ..Understanding of the association between sex and substance use, and specifically the strategic roles for which young people utilise substances to facilitate sexual activity, remains limited...
  25. pmc Predictors of risky alcohol consumption in schoolchildren and their implications for preventing alcohol-related harm
    Mark A Bellis
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Castle House, North Street, Liverpool, L3 2AY, UK
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2:15. 2007
    ..Analysis utilised logistic regression to identify independent predictors of risky drinking behaviour...
  26. ncbi request reprint The ability of two commercially available quick test kits to detect drug-facilitated sexual assault drugs in beverages
    C M Beynon
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
    Addiction 101:1413-20. 2006
    ..Assessment of the sensitivity and specificity of two commercially available 'drug-facilitated sexual assault' drug detector kits, Drink Guard and Drink Detective...
  27. ncbi request reprint Elevated mortality following diagnosis with a treatable disease: tuberculosis
    K Tocque
    Centre for Public Health, John Moores University, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 9:797-802. 2005
    ..To determine whether previous diagnosis with tuberculosis (TB) increases the risk of mortality...
  28. pmc Smoking cessation services are reducing inequalities
    H Lowey
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:579-80. 2003
  29. ncbi request reprint Alcohol, nightlife and violence: the relative contributions of drinking before and during nights out to negative health and criminal justice outcomes
    Karen Hughes
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences, Liverpool, UK
    Addiction 103:60-5. 2008
    ..To explore differences in alcohol consumption and negative nightlife experiences between young people who drink prior to attending city nightlife venues and those who do not drink until reaching bars and nightclubs...
  30. pmc Cross-sectional measures and modelled estimates of blood alcohol levels in UK nightlife and their relationships with drinking behaviours and observed signs of inebriation
    Mark A Bellis
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 5th Floor Kingsway House, Hatton Garden, Liverpool, L3 2AJ, UK
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 5:5. 2010
    ..Here we assess mixed survey and modelling techniques as a methodological approach to examining these issues...
  31. pmc Early pubertal onset and its relationship with sexual risk taking, substance use and anti-social behaviour: a preliminary cross-sectional study
    Jennifer Downing
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:446. 2009
    ..Relatively little attention has been paid to how this decline may affect adolescent behaviours such as substance use, violence and unprotected sex and consequently impact on public health...
  32. pmc Use of fake identification to purchase alcohol amongst 15-16 year olds: a cross-sectional survey examining alcohol access, consumption and harm
    Michela Morleo
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Fifth Floor, Kingsway House, Hatton Garden, Liverpool L3 2AJ, UK
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 5:12. 2010
    ..Despite legislation and enforcement activities to prevent underage access to alcohol, underage individuals continue to be able to access alcohol and to do so at levels which put them at significant risk of alcohol-related harm...
  33. pmc Influence of socio-demographic factors on distances travelled to access HIV services: enhanced surveillance of HIV patients in north west England
    Penny A Cook
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:78. 2009
    ..Data from an enhanced HIV surveillance system were used to explore geodemographic and clinical factors associated with accessing treatment services...
  34. pmc Elvis to Eminem: quantifying the price of fame through early mortality of European and North American rock and pop stars
    Mark A Bellis
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Castle House, North Street, Liverpool, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:896-901. 2007
    ..However, studies to date have not quantified differences between mortality experienced by such stars and general populations...
  35. pmc Treatment and care of HIV positive asylum seekers
    Penny A Cook
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Castle House, North Street, Liverpool L3 2AY, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:836-8. 2006
    ..Nationally, there is no empirical evidence that HIV positive AS use HIV services to a greater or lesser extent than HIV positive non-AS. This report compares stage of disease and use of services between HIV positive non-AS and AS...
  36. ncbi request reprint Comparative views of the public, sex workers, businesses and residents on establishing managed zones for prostitution: analysis of a consultation in Liverpool
    Mark A Bellis
    Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Castle House, North Street, Liverpool, L3 2AY, UK
    Health Place 13:603-16. 2007
    ..We discuss the consultation process, difficulties in locating services for marginalised groups in cities and the implications for health and judicial policy relating to prostitution...
  37. pmc Trends in drop out, drug free discharge and rates of re-presentation: a retrospective cohort study of drug treatment clients in the North West of England
    Caryl M Beynon
    Centre for Public Health, Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Castle House, North Street, Liverpool, L3 2AY, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:205. 2006
    ..Using established monitoring systems we assessed trends in 'dropped out' and 'discharged drug free' (DDF), since the launch of the national drug strategy, and rates of treatment re-presentation for these cohorts...
  38. ncbi request reprint Healthy nightclubs and recreational substance use. From a harm minimisation to a healthy settings approach
    Mark A Bellis
    Birkenhead and Wallasey Primary Care Trust, St Catherine s Hospital, Church Road, Birkenhead, CH42 0LQ, UK
    Addict Behav 27:1025-35. 2002
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  39. pmc The promiscuous 10%?
    Mark A Bellis
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:889-90. 2004
  40. pmc Don't forget syphilis. Syphilis outbreak is twice as big as reported
    Pete Clark
    BMJ 325:775. 2002
  41. pmc Hidden diabetes in the UK: use of capture-recapture methods to estimate total prevalence of diabetes mellitus in an urban population
    Geoffrey V Gill
    Division of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA, UK
    J R Soc Med 96:328-32. 2003
    ..3% at 80+ years; in females the corresponding figures were 0.4% and 9.3%. The gap between crude and CR-estimated prevalence points to a rate of 'hidden diabetes' that has substantial implications for future diabetes care...
  42. ncbi request reprint Thai War on Drugs: measuring changes in methamphetamine and other substance use by school students through matched cross sectional surveys
    Paiboon Daosodsai
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand
    Addict Behav 32:1733-9. 2007
    ....