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Health Promotion International

Kaaren Mathias, Pooja Pillai, Rakhal Gaitonde, Kakul Shelly, Sumeet Jain
Mental health problems are recognized as a leading cause of disability and have seen increased allocations of resources and services globally. There is a growing call for solutions supporting global mental health and recovery to be locally relevant and built on the knowledge and skills of people with mental health problems, particularly in low-income countries. Set in Dehradun district, North India, this study aimed to describe first, the process of co-production of a visual tool to support recovery for people affected by psycho-social disability; second, the key outputs developed and third, critical reflection on the process and outputs...
May 16, 2019: Health Promotion International
A Milner, Z Aitken, P C F Law, A D LaMontagne, C Mann, T Cooper, K Witt
Males employed in the construction industry are at greater risk of suicide than other employed males. It is plausible that a high level of stigma against mental health problems explains the elevated rates of suicide among this group. This study sought to test the effectiveness of an electronic mental health stigma intervention on suicide ideation, communication about suicide and attempts. Participants were randomly assigned to receive either a series of brief contact interventions over a 6-week period or a wait list control...
May 12, 2019: Health Promotion International
Thaís Ariane Perdigão Torres, Larissa Corradi-Dias, Patrícia Drummond Oliveira, Carolina Castro Martins, Saul Martins Paiva, Isabela Almeida Pordeus, Lucas Guimarães Abreu
Sense of coherence (SOC) is regarded as the individuals' capacity for managing the stressors over their lifespan. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the association between SOC and dental caries. Electronic searchers were conducted in six databases: PubMed, Medline, Scopus, Web of Science, Lilacs and Proquest from their date of inception until November/2017. An update took place in August/2018. A hand search in the reference list of the included articles and gray literature search were also carried out...
May 9, 2019: Health Promotion International
James J Lucas, Kathleen A Moore
New wave therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy aim to cultivate people's psychological flexibility in order for them to live a satisfying life. Psychological flexibility has also a role in promoting mental health, which may mediate the relationship with life satisfaction. The aim of this study was to determine whether mental health mediates the effect of psychological flexibility on life satisfaction. A convenience sample of 140 adults (32 males, M = 36.50 years, SD = 12.22; 107 females, M = 38...
May 9, 2019: Health Promotion International
Marwan Noman, Ah Choo Koo, Sim Hui Tee, Manimaran Krishnan
The needs for health promotion is increasingly important for Malaysian. Government invests in the development to improve health education. Malaysia lacks the development of online solutions to help to maintain the health of the nation through prevention and mass education. This paper addresses important questions about the development of those health promotion websites by considering the motivation of web elements. It seeks to provide information on the barriers to the use and success as a method of health promotion...
May 9, 2019: Health Promotion International
L Rigamonti, A Dolci, F Galetta, C Stefanelli, M Hughes, M Bartsch, I Seidelmeier, K Bonaventura, D A Back
With the rise of digital technologies, electronic learning and communication tools are becoming a firm part of academia to promote knowledge of health sciences. This study sought to analyse the attitude of students regarding social media and digital learning for study purposes in sport and exercise science. A survey was carried out with a questionnaire (20 main items) in six sport science faculties, equally spread across Germany (G), Italy (I) and the United Kingdom (UK) between February and October 2017. The focus areas were students' usage of social media (Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Skype, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube) for academic purposes and their use of e-learning...
May 9, 2019: Health Promotion International
Denise Fry
The language used in health promotion warrants attention as it shapes how health promotion is understood, constraining or opening up possibilities for action. The 2016 Shanghai Declaration and the 1986 Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion call for comprehensive approaches which include policy and environmental changes. Yet many health promotion programmes in Australia continue to focus on informational and/or behavioural strategies, and there is a contemporary tendency for such programmes to be described as 'sending messages'...
May 5, 2019: Health Promotion International
Hanne Apers, Christiana Nöstlinger, Dominique Van Beckhoven, Jessika Deblonde, Ludwig Apers, Katleen Verheyen, Jasna Loos
General practitioners (GPs) play a key role in reducing the hidden HIV-epidemic, but many diagnostic opportunities are missed in primary care. This study aimed at informing the development of an HIV-testing intervention for GPs in Flanders (Belgium) using formative research with a participatory approach. Through the active involvement of an advisory board and 16 group discussions with 122 Flemish GPs, GPs' current HIV-testing practices and perceived practical relevance of 2 distinct HIV-testing strategies (i...
May 5, 2019: Health Promotion International
Emily Riley, Peter Sainsbury, Phil McManus, Ruth Colagiuri, Francesca Viliani, Angus Dawson, Elizabeth Duncan, Yolande Stone, Tracy Pham, Patrick Harris
Notwithstanding the historical benefits of coal in aiding human and economic development, the negative health and environmental impacts of coal extraction and processing are of increasing concern. Environmental impact assessments (EIAs) are a regulated policy mechanism that can be used to predict and consider the health impacts of mining projects to determine if consent is given. The ways in which health is considered within EIA is unclear. This research investigated 'How and to what extent are health, well-being and equity issues considered in Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) of major coal mining projects in New South Wales, Australia'...
May 5, 2019: Health Promotion International
Patrizia Calella, Caterina Mancusi, Pierluigi Pecoraro, Serena Sensi, Carmelina Sorrentino, Maria Imoletti, Adriana Franzese, Francesca Gallè, Giorgio Liguori, Giuliana Valerio
Though classroom time has been identified as a contributing factor to sedentary behavior, school has been recognized as the main educational setting providing physical activity (PA) opportunities. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate the feasibility of a classroom-based intervention which integrates PA during the school time, and assess its potential effect on reducing inactivity in primary school children. The intervention was performed in a sample of 47 children attending a primary school in the south of Italy and it was structured in two sessions of classroom active breaks (CABs) in three school days a week, shared with and supervised by the teachers...
April 23, 2019: Health Promotion International
Benjamin Aceves, Maia Ingram, Claudia Nieto, Jill Guernsey de Zapien, Cecilia Rosales
Non-communicable diseases (NCD), such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, have become a leading cause of the death in Mexico. The federal government has addressed this issue through developing NCD prevention plans, regulations and policies (PRPs) that seek to address social and environmental factors, which was led by the National Institute of Public Health and Ministry of Health in concert with various non-governmental organizations. This review aims to synthesize and summarize national NCD prevention PRPs addressing social and environmental factors passed from 2010 to 2016, and to assess the extent to which these efforts successfully addressed factors contributing to the epidemic...
April 21, 2019: Health Promotion International
Adina Y Heilbrunn-Lang, Lauren M Carpenter, Andrea M de Silva, Lisa K Meyenn, Gillian Lang, Allison Ridge, Amanda Perry, Deborah Cole, Shalika Hegde
Maternal and Child Health Services (MCHS) provide ideal settings for oral disease prevention. In Victoria (Australia), child mouth-checks (Lift-the-Lip) and oral health promotion (OHP) occur during MCHS child visits. This study trialled Tooth-Packs (OHP resources, toothbrushes, toothpastes) distribution within MCHS to (i) assess the impacts of Tooth-Packs distribution on child and family oral health (OH) behaviours and knowledge, including Maternal and Child Health Nurses (MCHN) child referral practices to dental services, and (ii) determine the feasibility and acceptability of incorporating Tooth-Packs distribution into MCHN OHP practices...
April 21, 2019: Health Promotion International
Naia Hernantes, María J Pumar-Méndez, Olga López-Dicastillo, Andrea Iriarte, Agurtzane Mujika
The Aim of this scoping review was to explore the available literature on volunteerism in adolescence and the benefits that this activity may report in their healthy development, from a salutogenic perspective. Searches were conducted in Pubmed, Cinahl, PsycINFO and Cochrane Library home databases; 15 articles were selected. Almost all of the studies were conducted in the United States between 1990 and 2000, primarily developed by psychologists and sociologists. The impact of volunteering was reflected in aspects that can be classified based on Lerner's dimensions of the PYD model...
April 21, 2019: Health Promotion International
Alexandra Budenz, Ann Klassen, Amy Leader, Kara Fisher, Elad Yom-Tov, Philip Massey
This study aimed to quantify human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Twitter messaging addressing gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GB+MSM) and describes messaging by vaccine sentiment (attitudes towards vaccine) and characteristics (topic of messaging). Between August 2014 and July 2015, we collected 193 379 HPV-related tweets and classified them by vaccine sentiment and characteristics. We analysed a subsample of tweets containing the terms 'gay', 'bisexual' and 'MSM' (N = 2306), and analysed distributions of sentiment and characteristics using chi-square...
April 21, 2019: Health Promotion International
Jennifer L David, Samantha L Thomas, Melanie Randle, Hannah Pitt, Mike Daube
Gambling is recognized as a significant public health problem. However, there is little research exploring community attitudes towards gambling and the development of advocacy initiatives. Engaging adults and young people in advocacy efforts is recognized as being beneficial to the successful implementation of harm prevention and reduction strategies. This study explored the attitudes of young people and their parents towards the alignment of gambling with sport, and the strategies they perceive could be used to prevent and reduce gambling related harm...
April 14, 2019: Health Promotion International
Watinee Kunpeuk, William Spence, Sirinya Phulkerd, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Siriwan Pitayarangsarit
Community gardening has been widely recognized as a multicomponent approach that has affected a broad range of health and well-being outcomes. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between community gardening and nutrition and physical health among adults. A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted. Five electronic databases were searched systematically. Quality of included studies was appraised by several quality assessment tools related to the study design of each included article...
April 14, 2019: Health Promotion International
Seye Abimbola
Showing the causal link between community engagement and improved health outcomes is a 'holy grail' of health policy. This article argues that this 'holy grail' has remained elusive because community engagement in primary health care is under-theorized, having been based on positive a priori assumptions, e.g. that people necessarily want to be engaged in governing their health system. By adopting a theory-driven approach and an agnostic premise, we show that understanding why, how and when community engagement may emerge or function spontaneously is important for informing efforts to support community engagement in primary health care primary health care governance...
April 14, 2019: Health Promotion International
Sin Tung Kwok, Sandra Capra, Michael Leveritt
Every year, the majority of Hong Kong young adults who graduate from secondary school progress onto tertiary education. Poor eating patterns among young adults could lead to long-term health implications associated with overweight and obesity. Using the socio-ecological model as a theoretical framework, this paper reviews the current food-related policies in Hong Kong and proposes a comprehensive policy approach relevant to a variety of organizational contexts that has the potential to support positive eating patterns among young adults by enhancing the local food environment...
March 29, 2019: Health Promotion International
Candace D Bloomquist, Julie Kryzanowski, Tanya Dunn-Pierce
This article describes how quality improvement (QI) methodology was applied to partnership work in a population health promotion unit within a health care system. Using Kolb's experiential model of learning, we describe and reflect on our experience as a population health promotion unit working on a QI initiative focused on community partnerships for intersectoral collaboration. We identify contextual factors that can guide QI for population health promotion work. The three main lessons we identified were to (i) frame the need for improvement effectively, (ii) start by setting the conditions for others to lead and (iii) be people-focused as well as process-focused...
March 18, 2019: Health Promotion International
Sinéad Moylett, David Hevey
To test threat-to-efficacy ratios within health communications about cardiovascular disease (CVD) for older individuals. Participants were randomly assigned to one of six messages: (i) 'standard' message with 1/1 threat-to-efficacy ratio, (ii) 'low efficacy' message with 1/0 threat-to-efficacy ratio, (iii) 'low threat' message with 0/1 threat-to-efficacy ratio, (iv) 'high efficacy' message with 1/2 threat-to-efficacy ratio; (v) 'high threat' message with 2/1 threat-to-efficacy ratio and (vi) 'overload' message with 2/2 threat-to-efficacy ratio...
March 16, 2019: Health Promotion International
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