Wolf Peter Schmidt

Summary

Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc The role of age, ethnicity and environmental factors in modulating malaria risk in Rajasthali, Bangladesh
    Ubydul Haque
    International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, 68 Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sharani, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Malar J 10:367. 2011
  2. pmc Formative research on the feasibility of hygiene interventions for influenza control in UK primary schools
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:390. 2009
  3. pmc Estimating the effect of recurrent infectious diseases on nutritional status: sampling frequency, sample-size, and bias
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    J Health Popul Nutr 29:317-26. 2011
  4. pmc Sampling strategies to measure the prevalence of common recurrent infections in longitudinal studies
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Emerg Themes Epidemiol 7:5. 2010
  5. pmc Weight-for-age z-score as a proxy marker for diarrhoea in epidemiological studies
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1E 7HT London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:1074-9. 2010
  6. pmc Epidemiological methods in diarrhoea studies--an update
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Department for Disease Control, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 40:1678-92. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Determinants of handwashing practices in Kenya: the role of media exposure, poverty and infrastructure
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 14:1534-41. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Household water treatment in poor populations: is there enough evidence for scaling up now?
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Environmental Health Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Environ Sci Technol 43:986-92. 2009
  9. pmc Behaviour change and competitive exclusion can explain the diverging HIV-1 and HIV-2 prevalence trends in Guinea-Bissau
    W P Schmidt
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 136:551-61. 2008
  10. pmc Recent diarrhoeal illness and risk of lower respiratory infections in children under the age of 5 years
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Department for Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 38:766-72. 2009

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Publications25

  1. pmc The role of age, ethnicity and environmental factors in modulating malaria risk in Rajasthali, Bangladesh
    Ubydul Haque
    International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, 68 Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sharani, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Malar J 10:367. 2011
    ..This study aimed to investigate the role of environmental factors on malaria risk in Rajasthali and to quantify the geographical clustering in malaria risk unaccounted by these factors...
  2. pmc Formative research on the feasibility of hygiene interventions for influenza control in UK primary schools
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:390. 2009
    ..However, the feasibility and acceptability of effective school-based hygiene interventions is not clear...
  3. pmc Estimating the effect of recurrent infectious diseases on nutritional status: sampling frequency, sample-size, and bias
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    J Health Popul Nutr 29:317-26. 2011
    ..The findings of the study provide guidance for choosing an appropriate sampling strategy to explore this association...
  4. pmc Sampling strategies to measure the prevalence of common recurrent infections in longitudinal studies
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Emerg Themes Epidemiol 7:5. 2010
    ..In contrast to incidence which usually requires continuous sampling, LP can be measured at intervals. This study explored how many more participants are needed for infrequent sampling to achieve the same study power as frequent sampling...
  5. pmc Weight-for-age z-score as a proxy marker for diarrhoea in epidemiological studies
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1E 7HT London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:1074-9. 2010
    ..However, even a transient decrease in WAZ could indicate recent diarrhoea, and be interpreted as the effect of an intervention...
  6. pmc Epidemiological methods in diarrhoea studies--an update
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Department for Disease Control, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 40:1678-92. 2011
    ..Challenges include the diagnosis based on self-reported symptoms, the logistical burden of intensive surveillance and the variability of diarrhoea in space, time and person...
  7. doi request reprint Determinants of handwashing practices in Kenya: the role of media exposure, poverty and infrastructure
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 14:1534-41. 2009
    ..To explore how structural constraints such as lack of reliable water supply, sanitation, educational and other socio-economic factors limit the adoption of better hygiene...
  8. ncbi request reprint Household water treatment in poor populations: is there enough evidence for scaling up now?
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Environmental Health Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Environ Sci Technol 43:986-92. 2009
    ..Further acceptability studies and large blinded trials or trials with an objective health outcome are needed before HWT can be recommended to policy makers and implementers...
  9. pmc Behaviour change and competitive exclusion can explain the diverging HIV-1 and HIV-2 prevalence trends in Guinea-Bissau
    W P Schmidt
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 136:551-61. 2008
    ..Importantly for public health, HIV-1 prevalence was predicted to continue increasing and to become the dominant HIV type by 2010. Data collection is required to validate this prediction...
  10. pmc Recent diarrhoeal illness and risk of lower respiratory infections in children under the age of 5 years
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Department for Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 38:766-72. 2009
    ..We explored whether this is due to common risk factors for both conditions or whether diarrhoea can increase the risk of ALRI directly...
  11. pmc A simulation model for diarrhoea and other common recurrent infections: a tool for exploring epidemiological methods
    W P Schmidt
    Department for Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 137:644-53. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Estimating the longitudinal prevalence of diarrhea and other episodic diseases: continuous versus intermittent surveillance
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Infectious and Tropical Diseases Department, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Epidemiology 18:537-43. 2007
    ..The aim of this analysis was to compare estimates of longitudinal prevalence based on intermittent sampling at regular intervals with 24- or 48-hour recall, with estimates based on continuous surveillance...
  13. pmc Male commuters in north and south England: risk factors for the presence of faecal bacteria on hands
    Laura Dodrill
    Department of Disease Control, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:31. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to (1) confirm the north-south trend (2) identify causes for the trend...
  14. doi request reprint The effect of a soap promotion and hygiene education campaign on handwashing behaviour in rural India: a cluster randomised trial
    Adam Biran
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, WC1E 7HT, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 14:1303-14. 2009
    ..To investigate the effectiveness of a hygiene promotion intervention based on germ awareness in increasing handwashing with soap on key occasions (after faecal contact and before eating) in rural Indian households...
  15. pmc The effect of handwashing with water or soap on bacterial contamination of hands
    Maxine Burton
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:97-104. 2011
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  16. pmc Water, sanitation and hygiene for the prevention of diarrhoea
    Sandy Cairncross
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 39:i193-205. 2010
    ..The evidence identified in previous reviews is of variable quality, and mostly relates to morbidity rather than mortality...
  17. doi request reprint Hygiene and sanitation practices amongst residents of three long-term refugee camps in Thailand, Ethiopia and Kenya
    Adam Biran
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 17:1133-41. 2012
    ..To further the understanding of sanitation and hygiene in long-term camp populations...
  18. doi request reprint Three kinds of psychological determinants for hand-washing behaviour in Kenya
    Robert Aunger
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, ITD, Keppel Street, London, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 70:383-91. 2010
    ..We suggest that those developing hygiene promotion programmes should consider the possible existence of multiple types of strategies for increasing hand-washing behaviour...
  19. doi request reprint Experimental pretesting of hand-washing interventions in a natural setting
    Gaby Judah
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Am J Public Health 99:S405-11. 2009
    ..We pretested interventions derived from different domains of behavior change theory to determine their effectiveness at increasing hand washing with soap in a natural setting...
  20. pmc Interventions to improve water quality for preventing diarrhoea: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Thomas Clasen
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 334:782. 2007
    ..To assess the effectiveness of interventions to improve the microbial quality of drinking water for preventing diarrhoea...
  21. doi request reprint Making sanitation count: developing and testing a device for assessing latrine use in low-income settings
    Thomas Clasen
    Department of Disease Control, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
    Environ Sci Technol 46:3295-303. 2012
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  22. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial in rural Ethiopia to assess a portable water treatment device
    Sophie Boisson
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WCIE 7HT, United Kingdom
    Environ Sci Technol 43:5934-9. 2009
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  23. pmc The effect of improved rural sanitation on diarrhoea and helminth infection: design of a cluster-randomized trial in Orissa, India
    Thomas Clasen
    Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Emerg Themes Epidemiol 9:7. 2012
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  24. ncbi request reprint Poor housing quality increases risk of rodent infestation and Lassa fever in refugee camps of Sierra Leone
    Phillip Cullison Bonner
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:169-75. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that risk of Lassa fever in refugee camps depends on individual housing quality and the hygiene of the immediate surrounding environment...
  25. ncbi request reprint Functional and cognitive consequences of silent stroke discovered using brain magnetic resonance imaging in an elderly population
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1045-50. 2004
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of silent stroke and its associated consequences on physical, cognitive, and emotional functioning in an elderly population...