Scientific Articles

  1. Singh JK, Acharya D, Gautam S, et al. Socio-Demographic and Diet-Related Factors Associated with Insufficient Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among Adolescent Girls in Rural Communities of Southern Nepal. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019;16(12).
  2. Shrestha N, Mehata S, Pradhan PMS, Joshi D, Mishra SR. A nationally representative study on socio-demographic and geographic correlates, and trends in tobacco use in Nepal. Sci Rep. 2019;9(1):2682.
  3. Shrestha AD, Vedsted P, Kallestrup P, Neupane D. Prevalence and incidence of oral cancer in low- and middle-income countries: A scoping review. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2019:e13207.
  4. Sharma SR, Page R, Matheson A, Lambrick D, Faulkner J, Mishra SR. Non-communicable disease prevention in Nepal: systemic challenges and future directions. Glob Health Promot. 2019;26(3):94-97.
  5. Sharma S, Traeger AC, Mishra SR, Sharma S, Maher CG. Delivering the right care to people with low back pain in low- and middle-income countries: the case of Nepal. J Glob Health. 2019;9(1):010304.
  6. Santo K, Isiguzo GC, Atkins E, et al. Adapting a club-based medication delivery strategy to a hypertension context: the CLUBMEDS Study in Nigeria. BMJ Open. 2019;9(7):e029824.
  7. Ranabhat CL, Kim CB, Singh A, et al. Challenges and opportunities towards the road of universal health coverage (UHC) in Nepal: a systematic review. Arch Public Health. 2019;77:5.
  8. Pedisic Z, Shrestha N, Loprinzi PD, Mehata S, Mishra SR. Prevalence, patterns, and correlates of physical activity in Nepal: findings from a nationally representative study using the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ). BMC Public Health. 2019;19(1):864.
  9. Mishra SR, Shrestha N, Poudyal IP, et al. May Measurement Month 2017: an analysis of blood pressure screening results in Nepal-South Asia. Eur Heart J Suppl. 2019;21(Suppl D):D83-d85.
  10. Mishra SR, Lygidakis C, Neupane D, et al. Combating non-communicable diseases: potentials and challenges for community health workers in a digital age, a narrative review of the literature. Health Policy Plan. 2019;34(1):55-66.
  11. Mishra SR, Ghimire S, Shrestha N, Shrestha A, Virani SS. Socio-economic inequalities in hypertension burden and cascade of services: nationwide cross-sectional study in Nepal. J Hum Hypertens. 2019;33(8):613-625.
  12. Mishra SR, Ghimire S, Joshi C, et al. Cardio-metabolic disease risk factors among South Asian labour migrants to the Middle East: a scoping review and policy analysis. Global Health. 2019;15(1):33.
  13. Mishra SR, Adhikari B. Planetary health in Nepal’s post-earthquake rebuilding agenda: progress and future directions. Lancet Planet Health. 2019;3(2):e55-e56.
  14. London L, Jors E, Neupane D. Pesticide poisoning: A response to Eddleston. Environ Health Insights. 2019;13:1178630218825243.
  15. Krishnan A, Finkelstein EA, Kallestrup P, Karki A, Olsen MH, Neupane D. Cost-effectiveness and budget impact of the community-based management of hypertension in Nepal study (COBIN): a retrospective analysis. Lancet Glob Health. 2019;7(10):e1367-e1374.
  16. Hansen MRH, Gyawali B, Neupane D, et al. Pesticide exposure and diabetes mellitus in a semi-urban Nepali population: a cross-sectional study. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2019.
  17. Gyawali B, Mishra SR, Ghimire S, et al. The burden and correlates of multiple cardiometabolic risk factors in a semi-urban population of Nepal: a community-based cross-sectional study. Sci Rep. 2019;9(1):15382.
  18. Ghimire U, Shrestha N, Gyawali B, Pradhan PMS, Mishra SR. Prevalence of American Heart Association defined ideal cardiovascular health metrics in Nepal: findings from a nationally representative cross-sectional study. Int Health. 2019.
  19. Ghimire S, Mishra SR, Sharma A, Siweya A, Shrestha N, Adhikari B. Geographic and socio-economic variation in markers of indoor air pollution in Nepal: evidence from nationally-representative data. BMC Public Health. 2019;19(1):195.
  20. Ghimire S, Mishra SR, Baral BK, et al. Noncommunicable disease risk factors among older adults aged 60-69 years in Nepal: findings from the STEPS survey 2013. J Hum Hypertens. 2019;33(8):602-612.
  21. Ghimire K, Adhikari TB, Rijal A, Kallestrup P, Henry ME, Neupane D. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to salt consumption in Nepal: Findings from the community-based management of non-communicable diseases project in Nepal (COBIN). J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2019;21(6):739-748.
  22. Chaurasiya SP, Pravana NK, Khanal V, Giri D. Two thirds of the most disadvantaged Dalit population of Nepal still do not deliver in health facilities despite impressive success in maternal health. PloS one. 2019;14(6):e0217337.
  23. Adhikari TB, Rijal A, Kallestrup P, Neupane D. Alcohol consumption pattern in western Nepal: findings from the COBIN baseline survey. BMC Psychiatry. 2019;19(1):283.
  24. Adhikari B, Mishra SR. Culture and epidemiology of diabetes in South Asia. J Glob Health. 2019;9(2):020301.
  25. Adewuyi EO, Khanal V, Zhao Y, David L, Bamidele OD, Auta A. Home childbirth among young mothers aged 15-24 years in Nigeria: a national population-based cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2019;9(9):e025494.
  26. Adewuyi EO, Auta A, Khanal V, Tapshak SJ, Zhao Y. Cesarean delivery in Nigeria: prevalence and associated factors-a population-based cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2019;9(6):e027273.
  27. Zhao J, Zhao Y, Khanal V, Lee AH, Binns CW. Application of a Frailty Modeling Approach to Correlated Breastfeeding Duration Data. Nurs Res. 2018;67(6):485-489.
  28. Shrestha AD, Neupane D, Vedsted P, Kallestrup P. Cervical Cancer Prevalence, Incidence and Mortality in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Systematic Review. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2018;19(2):319-324.
  29. Sharma A, Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Kaplan WA, Mishra SR. Challenges constraining insulin access in Nepal-a country with no local insulin production. Int Health. 2018;10(3):182-190.
  30. Rijal A, Adhikari TB, Khan JAM, Berg-Beckhoff G. The economic impact of non-communicable diseases among households in South Asia and their coping strategy: A systematic review. PloS one. 2018;13(11):e0205745.
  31. Rehman H, Samad Z, Mishra SR, et al. Epidemiologic studies targeting primary cardiovascular disease prevention in South Asia. Indian Heart J. 2018;70(5):721-730.
  32. Paudel S, Owen AJ, Owusu-Addo E, Smith BJ. Physical activity participation and the risk of chronic diseases among South Asian adults: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. Syst Rev. 2018;7(1):177.
  33. Neupane D, McLachlan CS, Mishra SR, et al. Effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention led by female community health volunteers versus usual care in blood pressure reduction (COBIN): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2018;6(1):e66-e73.
  34. Neupane D, McLachlan CS, Mishra SR, et al. Female community health volunteers to reduce blood pressure: feasible and sustainable? – Authors’ reply. Lancet Glob Health. 2018;6(4):e374.
  35. Mehata S, Shrestha N, Mehta RK, Bista B, Pandey AR, Mishra SR. Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome and its determinants among Nepalese adults: Findings from a nationally representative cross-sectional study. Sci Rep. 2018;8(1):14995.
  36. Mehata S, Shrestha N, Mehta R, et al. Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in Nepal: data from nationally representative population-based cross-sectional study. J Hypertens. 2018;36(8):1680-1688.
  37. Gyawali B, Neupane D, Vaidya A, Sandbaek A, Kallestrup P. Community-based intervention for management of diabetes in Nepal (COBIN-D trial): study protocol for a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2018;19(1):579.
  38. Gyawali B, Mishra SR, Neupane D, Vaidya A, Sandbaek A, Kallestrup P. Diabetes management training for female community health volunteers in Western Nepal: an implementation experience. BMC Public Health. 2018;18(1):641.
  39. Ghimire S, Baral BK, Pokhrel BR, et al. Depression, malnutrition, and health-related quality of life among Nepali older patients. BMC Geriatr. 2018;18(1):191.
  40. Ghimire S, Baral BK, Karmacharya I, Callahan K, Mishra SR. Life satisfaction among elderly patients in Nepal: associations with nutritional and mental well-being. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2018;16(1):118.
  41. Dhungana RR, Khanal MK, Joshi S, et al. Impact of a structured yoga program on blood pressure reduction among hypertensive patients: study protocol for a pragmatic randomized multicenter trial in primary health care settings in Nepal. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2018;18(1):207.
  42. Auta A, Adewuyi EO, Tor-Anyiin A, et al. Global prevalence of percutaneous injuries among healthcare workers: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Epidemiol. 2018;47(6):1972-1980.
  43. Adhikari TB, Neupane D, Kallestrup P. Burden of COPD in Nepal. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2018;13:583-589.
  44. Adewuyi EO, Auta A, Khanal V, et al. Prevalence and factors associated with underutilization of antenatal care services in Nigeria: A comparative study of rural and urban residences based on the 2013 Nigeria demographic and health survey. PloS one. 2018;13(5):e0197324.
  45. Acharya P, Kismul H, Mapatano MA, Hatloy A. Individual- and community-level determinants of child immunization in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A multilevel analysis. PloS one. 2018;13(8):e0202742.
  46. Acharya D, Singh JK, Adhikari M, Gautam S, Pandey P, Dayal V. Association of water handling and child feeding practice with childhood diarrhoea in rural community of Southern Nepal. J Infect Public Health. 2018;11(1):69-74.
  47. Thapa R, Mishra SR, Gautam R. Deteriorating respiratory health in Nepal: a call for action. Lancet Respir Med. 2017;5(8):608-610.
  48. Sharma SR, Mishra SR, Wagle K, et al. Social determinants of common metabolic risk factors (high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high body mass index and high waist-hip ratio) of major non-communicable diseases in South Asia region: a systematic review protocol. Syst Rev. 2017;6(1):183.
  49. Sharma A, Mishra SR, Kaplan WA. Trade in medicines and the public’s health: a time series analysis of import disruptions during the 2015 India-Nepal border blockade. Global Health. 2017;13(1):61.
  50. Ranabhat K, Mishra SR, Dhimal M, Shrestha B, Khanal V. Type 2 Diabetes and Its correlates: A Cross Sectional Study in a Tertiary Hospital of Nepal. J Community Health. 2017;42(2):228-234.
  51. Neupane D, Shrestha A, Mishra SR, et al. Awareness, Prevalence, Treatment, and Control of Hypertension in Western Nepal. Am J Hypertens. 2017;30(9):907-913.
  52. Neupane D, McLachlan CS, Mishra SR, Kallestrup P. Understanding and Motivations of Female Community Health Volunteers About Blood Pressure Control: A Prerequisite for Developing Community-Based Hypertension Interventions in Nepal. Glob Heart. 2017;12(3):227-232.
  53. Neupane D, Jors E, Brandt LPA. Plasma Cholinesterase Levels of Nepalese Farmers Following Exposure to Organophosphate Pesticides. Environ Health Insights. 2017;11:1178630217719269.
  54. Neupane D, Dawson P, Houston R, et al. Lower mortality is observed among low birth weight young infants who have received home-based care by female community health volunteers in rural Nepal. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017;17(1):218.
  55. Mishra SR, Dhimal M, Bhandari PM, Adhikari B. Sanitation for all: the global opportunity to increase transgenerational health gains and better understand the link between NCDs and NTDs, a scoping review. Trop Dis Travel Med Vaccines. 2017;3:8.
  56. Kismul H, Acharya P, Mapatano MA, Hatloy A. Determinants of childhood stunting in the Democratic Republic of Congo: further analysis of Demographic and Health Survey 2013-14. BMC Public Health. 2017;18(1):74.
  57. Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Rijal S, Thapa K, Mishra SR, Poudyal AK. Sleep quality, internet addiction and depressive symptoms among undergraduate students in Nepal. BMC Psychiatry. 2017;17(1):106.
  58. Adewuyi EO, Zhao Y, Khanal V, Auta A, Bulndi LB. Rural-urban differences on the rates and factors associated with early initiation of breastfeeding in Nigeria: further analysis of the Nigeria demographic and health survey, 2013. Int Breastfeed J. 2017;12:51.
  59. Thapa P, Pandey AR, Dhungana RR, Bista B, Thapa B, Mishra SR. Risk of ARI among Non-exclusively Breastfed Under-Five Passive Smoker Children: A Hospital-Based Cross-sectional Study of Nepal. Front Public Health. 2016;4:23.
  60. Neupane D, Dhakal S, Thapa S, Bhandari PM, Mishra SR. Caregivers’ Attitude towards People with Mental Illness and Perceived Stigma: A Cross-Sectional Study in a Tertiary Hospital in Nepal. PloS one. 2016;11(6):e0158113.
  61. Mishra SR, Sharma A, Khanal V. Health diplomacy to tackle the crisis in Nepal. Lancet. 2016;388(10043):463-464.
  62. Mishra SR, Sharma A, Kaplan WA, Adhikari B, Neupane D. Liberating data to combat NCDs. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016;4(6):482-483.
  63. Mishra SR, Neupane D, Briffa TG, Kallestrup P. mHealth plus community health worker interventions: the future research agenda. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016;4(5):387-388.
  64. Mishra SR, Li SWS, Onarheim KH, et al. Young people have a new vision for essential medicines. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016;4(9):733-734.
  65. Mishra SR, Khanal V, Kallestrup P. Cancer in the aftermath of Nepal’s earthquakes. Lancet Oncol. 2016;17(6):705-706.
  66. Mishra SR, Dhimal M, Guinto RR, Adhikari B, Chu C. Threats to malaria elimination in the Himalayas. Lancet Glob Health. 2016;4(8):e519.
  67. Mishra SR, Adhikari S, Sigdel MR, Nedkoff L, Briffa TG. Chronic kidney disease in south Asia. Lancet Glob Health. 2016;4(8):e523.
  68. Khatri RB, Mishra SR, Khanal V, Gelal K, Neupane S. Newborn Health Interventions and Challenges for Implementation in Nepal. Front Public Health. 2016;4:15.
  69. Khanal V, Scott JA, Lee AH, Karkee R, Binns CW. The supplemental use of infant formula in the context of universal breastfeeding practices in Western Nepal. BMC Pediatr. 2016;16:68.
  70. Khanal V, Mishra SR. Investment in mental health services urgently needed in Nepal. Lancet Psychiatry. 2016;3(8):707.
  71. Khanal V, Lee AH, Scott JA, Karkee R, Binns CW. Implications of methodological differences in measuring the rates of exclusive breastfeeding in Nepal: findings from literature review and cohort study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016;16(1):389.
  72. Khanal V, Karkee R, Lee AH, Binns CW. Adverse obstetric symptoms and rural-urban difference in cesarean delivery in Rupandehi district, Western Nepal: a cohort study. Reprod Health. 2016;13:17.
  73. Gyawali B, Ferrario A, van Teijlingen E, Kallestrup P. Challenges in diabetes mellitus type 2 management in Nepal: a literature review. Glob Health Action. 2016;9:31704.
  74. Gyawali B, Choulagai BP, Paneru DP, Ahmad M, Leppin A, Kallestrup P. Prevalence and correlates of psychological distress symptoms among patients with substance use disorders in drug rehabilitation centers in urban Nepal: a cross-sectional study. BMC Psychiatry. 2016;16(1):314.
  75. Gautam KP, Adhikari M, Khatri RB, Devkota MD. Determinants of infant and young child feeding practices in Rupandehi, Nepal. BMC Res Notes. 2016;9:135.
  76. Bhandari PM, Thapa K, Dhakal S, et al. Breast cancer literacy among higher secondary students: results from a cross-sectional study in Western Nepal. BMC Cancer. 2016;16:119.
  77. Adhikari S, Paudel K, Aro AR, Adhikari TB, Adhikari B, Mishra SR. Knowledge, attitude and practice of healthcare ethics among resident doctors and ward nurses from a resource poor setting, Nepal. BMC Med Ethics. 2016;17(1):68.
  78. Thapa P, Mishra SR, Bista B, et al. Social Consequences of Alcohol Use among Urban Poor: A Cross-sectional Study in Kathmandu Valley. J Nepal Health Res Counc. 2015;13(29):54-58.
  79. Neupane D, Panthi B, McLachlan CS, Mishra SR, Kohrt BA, Kallestrup P. Prevalence of undiagnosed depression among persons with hypertension and associated risk factors: a cross-sectional study in urban Nepal. PloS one. 2015;10(2):e0117329.
  80. Neupane D, McLachlan CS, Gautam R, et al. Literacy and motivation for the prevention and control of hypertension among female community health volunteers: a qualitative study from Nepal. Glob Health Action. 2015;8:28254.
  81. Mishra SR, Sharma A, Bhandari PM, Bhochhibhoya S, Thapa K. Depression and Health-Related Quality of Life among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Cross-Sectional Study in Nepal. PloS one. 2015;10(11):e0141385.
  82. Mishra SR, Neupane D, Shakya A, Adhikari S, Kallestrup P. Modifiable Risk Factors for Major Non-communicable Diseases Among Medical Students in Nepal. J Community Health. 2015;40(5):863-868.
  83. Mishra SR, Neupane D, Preen D, Kallestrup P, Perry HB. Mitigation of non-communicable diseases in developing countries with community health workers. Global Health. 2015;11:43.
  84. Mishra SR, Neupane D, Bhandari PM, Khanal V, Kallestrup P. Burgeoning burden of non-communicable diseases in Nepal: a scoping review. Global Health. 2015;11:32.
  85. Mishra SR, Khanal P, Karki DK, Kallestrup P, Enemark U. National health insurance policy in Nepal: challenges for implementation. Glob Health Action. 2015;8:28763.
  86. Mishra SR, Kandel N, Subedi N, Khanal V. Variation in Prices of Cardiovascular Drugs in Public and Private Pharmacies in Nepal. Health Serv Res Manag Epidemiol. 2015;2:2333392814566508.
  87. Mishra SR. Earthquake aftermath: Support Nepal to rebuild sustainably. Nature. 2015;524(7563):35.
  88. Khatri RB, Mishra SR, Khanal V, Choulagai B. Factors Associated with Underweight among Children of Former-Kamaiyas in Nepal. Front Public Health. 2015;3:11.
  89. Khanal V, Scott JA, Lee AH, Karkee R, Binns CW. Factors associated with Early Initiation of Breastfeeding in Western Nepal. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12(8):9562-9574.
  90. Khanal V, Lee AH, Karkee R, Binns CW. Postpartum Breastfeeding Promotion and Duration of Exclusive Breastfeeding in Western Nepal. Birth. 2015;42(4):329-336.
  91. Khanal V, Khanal P, Lee AH. Sustaining progress in maternal and child health in Nepal. Lancet. 2015;385(9987):2573.
  92. Khanal V, Brites da Cruz JL, Mishra SR, Karkee R, Lee AH. Under-utilization of antenatal care services in Timor-Leste: results from Demographic and Health Survey 2009-2010. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015;15:211.
  93. Gyawali B, Sharma R, Neupane D, Mishra SR, van Teijlingen E, Kallestrup P. Prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Nepal: a systematic review and meta-analysis from 2000 to 2014. Glob Health Action. 2015;8:29088.
  94. Giri RK, Khatri RB, Mishra SR, Khanal V, Sharma VD, Gartoula RP. Prevalence and factors associated with depressive symptoms among post-partum mothers in Nepal. BMC Res Notes. 2015;8:111.
  95. Acharya P, Khanal V. The effect of mother’s educational status on early initiation of breastfeeding: further analysis of three consecutive Nepal Demographic and Health Surveys. BMC Public Health. 2015;15:1069.
  96. Acharya D, Khanal V, Singh JK, Adhikari M, Gautam S. Impact of mass media on the utilization of antenatal care services among women of rural community in Nepal. BMC Res Notes. 2015;8:345.