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American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP

Rebecca Robbins, Chandra L Jackson, Phoenix Underwood, Dorice Vieira, Giradin Jean-Louis, Orfeu M Buxton
OBJECTIVE: Workplace-based employee health promotion programs often target weight loss or physical activity, yet there is growing attention to sleep as it affects employee health and performance. The goal of this review is to systematically examine workplace-based employee health interventions that measure sleep duration as an outcome. DATA SOURCE: We conducted systematic searches in PubMed, Web of Knowledge, EMBASE, Scopus, and PsycINFO (n = 6177 records). STUDY INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION CRITERIA: To be included in this systematic review, studies must include (1) individuals aged >18 years, (2) a worker health-related intervention, (3) an employee population, and (4) sleep duration as a primary or secondary outcome...
April 7, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Theresa E Matson, Melissa L Anderson, Anne D Renz, Mikael Anne Greenwood-Hickman, Jennifer B McClure, Dori E Rosenberg
PURPOSE: To estimate changes in self-reported health and psychosocial factors associated with a 12-week sedentary behavior intervention for older adults. DESIGN: Exploratory secondary analysis of pilot randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Kaiser Permanente Washington. SUBJECTS: Sixty adults aged 60 to 89 with body mass index ≥30 kg/m2 . INTERVENTION: Participants were randomized to the I-STAND intervention or control group...
April 7, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Paul E Terry
Psychological safety at work means that you can be yourself at work and speak up with a dissenting opinion without fear of reprisals. I'm lucky to have worked more often than not in cultures predominantly defined by respect and with colleagues who not only make me feel safe but who also routinely inspire me to bring my best self to the office. Can the same be said for most workplaces in America? If you study this question, you will find that all roads lead to the extraordinary scholarship of Harvard Business School's Amy Edmondson...
April 7, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
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March 31, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Jessica Grossmeier
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March 31, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Stella Yan, Antigoni Pappas, Meghan D Yuan, Dorothea Vafiadis, Jo Ann Carson
PURPOSE: To determine whether a 100% healthy vending model would affect revenue, employee satisfaction, and nutrition in the workplace. DESIGN: This study compared revenue and nutrition data pre- and post-adoption of nutrition standards from the American Heart Association's (AHA) Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit. Employee satisfaction was measured using a survey. SETTING: The AHA National Center which, over time, included 5 vending machines and a micromarket...
March 28, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Hendrik 'Dirk' de Heer, Brian Kinslow, Taylor Lane, Ron Tuckman, Meghan Warren
PURPOSE: Receiving weight loss advice from a health-care provider has been associated with more weight loss efforts and greater odds of achieving weight loss. However, whether patients seek help from their provider or other health professional with weight loss after receiving advice from them to lose weight is largely unknown. DESIGN: Cross-sectional data from the 2011 to 2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). SAMPLE: A total of 3862 overweight/obese adults...
March 28, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Sze Lin Yoong, Alice Grady, Kirsty Seward, Meghan Finch, John Wiggers, Christophe Lecathelinais, Taya Wedesweiler, Luke Wolfenden
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of a food service implementation intervention designed to increase provision of foods consistent with nutrition guidelines on child consumption of fruit, vegetables, breads/cereals, meat/alternatives, dairy, and diet quality in care. DESIGN: Exploratory cluster randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Twenty-five childcare centers in New South Wales, Australia. SAMPLE: Three hundred ninety-five children aged 2 to 5 years...
March 25, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Erin L D Seaverson, Stefan B Gingerich, David J Mangen, David R Anderson
PURPOSE: To develop an index of participation in workplace health and well-being programs and assess its relationship with health risk status. DESIGN: Study design comprised a retrospective longitudinal analysis of employee health risk assessment (HRA) and program participation data. SETTING: Data from 6 companies that implemented health and well-being programs from 2014 to 2016. PARTICIPANTS: Employee participants (n = 95 318) from 6 companies who completed an HRA in 2014 to 2016...
March 25, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Jane Mitchko, Sarah Lewis, Kristy L Marynak, Curt Shannon, Deborah Burnette, Brian A King
E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among US youth. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which can cause addiction and can harm the developing adolescent brain. In coordination with the release of a Surgeon General's Report on e-cigarette use among young people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborated with the Office of the Surgeon General to launch a campaign to educate parents, youth influencers, and young people about the risks of e-cigarettes. This article describes the development of communication products, including innovative media, about this public health risk, and shares lessons learned to inform public health practice...
March 14, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
S Stasi, J Spengler, J Maddock, L McKyer, H Clark
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this review is to uncover some best practices for increasing access to physical activity opportunities by examining efforts used within low income and diverse communities. The theoretical lens used is from the Active Living by Design (ALbD) Community Action Model, with a focus on the 6 essential practices (health equity focus, community engagement, facilitative leadership, sustainable thinking, culture of learning, and strategic communication) describing how partnerships can guide and sustain meaningful change in a community...
March 13, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Zoe F Cairncross, Saranyah Ravindran, Shaira Yoganathan, Cindy-Lee Dennis, Joanne Enders, Lisa Graves, Catriona Mill, Deanna Telner, Hilary K Brown
OBJECTIVE: Preconception health is an important determinant of maternal, paternal, and infant outcomes. Knowledge is commonly used to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to promote preconception health. Our objective was to examine how preconception health knowledge has been measured in the existing literature and to identify measurement gaps, biases, and logistical challenges. DATA SOURCE: MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and gray literature were searched from database inception to January 2018...
March 13, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Charles J Holahan, Carole K Holahan, Lichen Zhen, Daniel A Powers
PURPOSE: We hypothesized that living with a smoker would be positively associated with general and central adiposity among middle-aged and older women. DESIGN: Prospective across up to 8 years. SETTING: Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. SAMPLE: A total of 83 492 women (age 50-79 at baseline). MEASURES: The predictor was living with a smoker at baseline. Outcomes were clinic-assessed obesity and high waist circumference, examined cross-sectionally at baseline and prospectively at year 3 and (for self-reported obesity) year 8...
March 3, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Jessica Grossmeier
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February 27, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Samantha M Meints, Heidi Y Yang, Jamie E Collins, Jeffrey N Katz, Elena Losina
PURPOSE: To examine differences in physical activity (PA) uptake between black and white employees during a financial incentive-based workplace intervention. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study from July 2014 to June 2015 (NCT02850094). SETTING: Tertiary academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-three black and 182 white nonclinical employees. INTERVENTION: Participants self-selected or were assigned to teams...
February 26, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Paul E Terry
TIME magazine selected "The Guardians and the War on Truth" as their 2018 "Person of the Year." Journalists everywhere urge us to remember writer Jamal Khashoggi's murder as a harsh testament to the risks of speaking truth to power. But Khashoggi was a perceived threat to a totalitarian government, surely truth is more respected in America, right? Suggest that to the Columbia University School of Law who built a "silencing science tracker" to document "government attempts to restrict or prohibit scientific research, education or discussion...
February 19, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Karen Jaceldo-Siegl, Dennys Estevez, Gary E Fraser, David E Hayes-Bautista, Hector Flores, Michael Jordan, Pramil N Singh
PURPOSE: To characterize plant-based dietary practices and examine their relationship with body mass index (BMI) in Hispanic/Latino Seventh-day Adventists (SDA). DESIGN: Cross-sectional analyses of data among Hispanics/Latinos in the Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2). SETTING: The AHS-2 is a cohort of SDA adults (n = 96 592) in North America. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 3475 Hispanics/Latinos who provided demographic, dietary, anthropometric, and lifestyle data at enrollment...
February 17, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Nhung Nguyen, Nadra E Lisha, Torsten B Neilands, Jeffrey W Jordan, Pamela M Ling
PURPOSE: To compare the relationship between anti-tobacco industry attitudes and intention and attempts to quit smoking across 6 young adult peer crowds. DESIGN: A cross-sectional bar survey in 2015. SETTING: Seven US cities (Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Nashville, Oklahoma City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Tucson). PARTICIPANTS: Two thousand eight hundred seventeen young adult bar patrons who were currently smoking. MEASURES: Intention to quit in the next 6 months and having made a quit attempt in the last 12 months were binary outcomes...
February 12, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Natalia I Heredia, Timothy J Walker, MinJae Lee, Belinda M Reininger
PURPOSE: Social support has been identified as a determinant of physical activity (PA), but research has been primarily cross-sectional, with mixed findings for different Hispanic subgroups and limited longitudinal research with Hispanics. The purpose of this study is to assess the longitudinal associations of social support with PA in Hispanics on the Texas-Mexico Border. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: We used 2 time points of data collected from Hispanic adults in the Cameron County Hispanic Cohort (N = 588)...
February 7, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Chan L Thai, Jennifer M Taber, April Oh, Michelle Segar, Kelly Blake, Heather Patrick
PURPOSE: Less than half of US adults meet the recommended guidelines of 150 minutes of exercise each week. Health promotion messages are frequently used to promote physical activity (PA); however, this messaging may be ineffective if it does not resonate with the target audience. The purpose of this exploratory study is to understand how women respond to examples of PA promotion messages. APPROACH/DESIGN: A qualitative study. SETTING: Washington DC Metro Area...
January 31, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
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