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Neighborhood environment, self-rated health and quality of life in Latin America.

Health Promot Int 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Program in Physical Therapy, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.

To conduct a systematic review examining the associations between neighborhood environments and self-rated health (SRH) and health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) in the urban context of Latin America. We conducted a structured search of quantitative studies in three bibliographic databases published in Spanish, English, Portuguese and French from January 1990 to December 2015. We restricted the search to studies conducted in Latin-American cities with one million and more inhabitants. Read More

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February 2019

Planetary health in the Anthropocene.

Health Promot Int 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

School of Life Sciences at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PPGO/PUCPR), Curitiba, PR, Brazil.

The idea that the Holocene is over and a new human-dominated geological epoch, the Anthropocene, is in progress has been widely discussed. The article aims to outline the published definitions and current patterns on the Anthropocene, highlighting an agenda of emerging risks, challenges and possibilities for the health of the world's population in this new era. We performed a review on the complexities of planetary health in the Anthropocene, which generated 42 initial references for full-text reading; we selected 25 of them and carried out analysis and interpretation. Read More

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February 2019

'Singing has empowered, enchanted and enthralled me'-choirs for wellbeing?

Health Promot Int 2019 Feb 2. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

General Practitioner at Herstmonceux Integrative Health Centre, Hailsham, East Sussex, UK.

Singing in groups is a global phenomenon and there is a growing body of evidence that singing can affect health and wellbeing. This is the first gender-based study to explore how women's perceptions of their own health and wellbeing can be affected by singing in a choir; and also how choral singing may have an impact on social inclusion. Qualitative data was collected from nine choirs in two regions of Norway. Read More

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February 2019

Mental health first aid for the UK Armed Forces.

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

School of Sport and Exercise, University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, UK.

Education programmes in mental health literacy can address stigma and misunderstanding of mental health. This study investigated self-rated differences in knowledge, attitudes and confidence around mental health issues following participation in a bespoke Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course for the Armed Forces. The mixed methods approach comprised quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews. Read More

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January 2019

The quagmire of competence.

Authors:
Evelyne de Leeuw

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

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January 2019

Unpacking 'the cloud': a framework for implementing public health approaches to palliative care.

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 27. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

Designing and implementing population-based systems of care that address the social determinants of health, take action on multiple levels, and are guided by evidence-based principles is a pressing priority, and an international challenge. Aging persons are a priority demographic whose health needs span physical, psychosocial and existential care domains, increase in the last year of life, are often poorly coordinated and therefore remain unmet. Compassionate communities (CCs) are an example of a public health approach that fully addresses the holistic healthcare needs of those who are aging and nearing end of life. Read More

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January 2019

Chagas and health promotion: dialogue inspired by the Curitiba Statement.

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Programme on Control of Chagas Disease, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

With the objective of providing an insightful analysis of Chagas disease in the world, the authors share their collective reflections about the current situation of this public health problem in: rural environments of Latin America; urban environments of endemic and non-endemic areas everywhere; and, at a global level. A perspective based on the 'Democracy and Health Promotion' axis allowed the development of an innovative update about Chagas disease as a model of a complex socio-environmental health problem, with a key set of elements that goes beyond biomedical aspects. The authors created a dialogue between the fundamental elements of the Curitiba Statement on Health Promotion and Equity and crucial aspects of a reflection on the reality of Chagas disease today that at the same time challenges the different actors involved. Read More

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January 2019

Community participation in health research: an ethnography from rural Swaziland.

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 27. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Community participation in all aspects of health research is widely advocated. However, there is a lack of specificity in reporting what community members actually do, and reported participation is typically limited to discrete research activities. Greater specificity in reporting has potential to clarify how community participation might occur and how it might influence empowerment and research rigour. Read More

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January 2019

Mental Health Navigation - a Model.

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

School of Management, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI, USA.

The need for mental health care services is a growing concern around the world. This article proposes a conceptual model for the role a mental health care navigator to meet the growing needs of consumers who are seeking greater access to fragmented and confusing mental health care services. This conceptual model proposes integrating mental health into primary care with a more patient-centered approach to the care of the whole person. Read More

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January 2019

Is the availability of open public spaces associated with leisure-time physical activity in Brazilian adults?

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Surveillance of Diseases and Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion, Secretariat of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health, Brasilia-DF, Brazil.

This study aims to analyse the association between perceived presence of public spaces near residences and practice of physical activity during leisure time by adults in the state capitals of Brazil, based on sociodemographic characteristics. Participants were individuals aged ≥18 years living in the 27 state capitals of Brazil (n = 52 929, 53.9% female) who responded to a national survey called VIGITEL in 2013. Read More

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January 2019

Travel agent and tour guide perceptions on travel health promotion in Bali.

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Jl. PB Sudirman, Denpasar, 80232 Bali, Indonesia.

The increasing number of travelers to Bali has been accompanied by the increased risks of travel-related health problems. Travel agents and tour guides are in a key position to inform travelers about these matters; nonetheless, little evidence was found on their role in the promotion of travel health. This article aims to assess travel agent and tour guide perceptions on their possible involvement in promoting travel health measures in Bali. Read More

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January 2019

Factors influencing healthy eating and physical activity amongst school staff.

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Deakin University, Geelong, Global Obesity Centre, School of Health and Social Development, BC Building, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia.

Limited research has explored teachers' perceptions of the role that schools can play in supporting staff members' healthy eating and physical activity. We aimed to identify barriers to healthy eating and physical activity within the school context, and to conclude on potential strategies for supporting staff to pursue these healthier behaviours. A convenience sampling strategy was used to recruit eleven schools from across Victoria to participate in this study, through contacts known to the researchers. Read More

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January 2019
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The quagmire of competence.

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Evelyne de Leeuw

Health Promot Int 2019 Feb;34(1):1-4

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February 2019

Evaluation of the All Right? Campaign's Facebook intervention post-disaster in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Mental Health Foundation, Christchurch, New Zealand.

The All Right? campaign was developed as a mental health promotion campaign following the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes. One aspect of the overall campaign was the utilisation of social media as a means of promoting wellbeing messages. This research evaluates the use of the All Right? Facebook page as a means of promoting wellbeing after a major natural disaster. Read More

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January 2019
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Autonomy support in physical education promotes autonomous motivation towards leisure-time physical activity: evidence from a sample of Chinese college students.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 22. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education and Economy, University of Vienna, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

Based on the trans-contextual model, two studies aimed to test whether autonomy-supportive physical education (PE) promotes autonomous motivation towards leisure-time physical activity among Chinese college students. Study 1 was conducted in September 2015 and used a cross-sectional design. Participants were students who provided data on perceived autonomy support and motivation for physical activity. Read More

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December 2018

Ecology of knowledge and cognitive justice for health promotion: health in the Terreiro communities.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 22. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

Department of Collective Health, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas, Brazil.

This article intends to explore the logics that produce 'non-existence' to imagine how the Health Promotion could take advantage of the experience of the Terreiros to produce more health and social justice. The interest in addressing the scarcely explored cultural determinants of health was in the background of this survey, which assumes the diversity as a positive producer of alternatives. The interest in an 'ecology of knowledge' led to an imaginative transcultural effort to address the contemporary problem of the growth or intensification of discrimination and religious intolerance practices. Read More

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December 2018
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The inclination to shun healthy behaviours that generate only transient benefits: the role of future clarity.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 24. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences, Charles Darwin University, Ellengowan Dr, Casuarina, Australia.

Research has not definitively ascertained the circumstances that motivate people to live a healthier lifestyle. To redress this shortfall, we report two overlapping studies that examined whether people are more inclined to value health benefits that seem enduring and fundamental rather than transient or superficial-even after controlling effort and cost. In these studies, 242 participants indicated the degree to which they implement 17 health behaviours-as well as the extent to which they perceive the benefits of these behaviours as enduring and fundamental. Read More

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December 2018

Perceptions of public health and cross-sectoral collaboration in low SES neighbourhoods in Denmark.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 24. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Department of Social Science and Business, Roskilde University, Universitetsvej 1, Roskilde, Denmark.

Cross-sectoral interventions in low socio-economic status (SES) neighbourhoods are an important contribution to reducing social inequities in health. This article investigates the health perceptions among professionals from public health, social and place-based initiatives, all working in low SES neighbourhoods in Denmark, and what implications these perceptions have on their work with health promotion and on collaboration between the initiatives. Empirically, we draw on 63 semi-structured interviews with frontline professionals across area-based initiatives (ABIs), social housing development plans (SHDPs) and municipal public health departments (PHDs). Read More

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December 2018

Establishing and implementing a health promoting school in rural Cambodia.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 22. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Herston, Australia.

Few studies have used a whole-of-school approach in implementing a health promoting schools (HPS) framework. Descriptions of how HPS is being implemented, particularly in low-resourced, developing countries, are limited. This study used an exploratory case study design to examine the planning and implementation of a HPS in a rural Cambodian village. Read More

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December 2018
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Can the financial burden of being a community health volunteer in western Kenya exacerbate poverty?

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 26. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), Primary Healthcare, Eldoret, Kenya.

Community health volunteers (CHVs) act as vital links between communities and health facilities, bridging the health service delivery gap common in low- and middle-income countries. In 2013, changes in funding in western Kenya left most CHVs without their individual monthly stipend. In this article, we explore how the implementation of a pooled incentive model had an impact on the lives of CHVs from two counties in western Kenya. Read More

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December 2018
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'No time for health:' exploring couples' health promotion in Indian slums.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 24. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Sweden.

Joint involvement of couples is an effective strategy to increase contraceptive use and improve reproductive health of women. However, engaging couples to understand how their gender attitudes affect their personal and family health is an idea in search of practice. This mixed-methods study explores opportunities and barriers to couples' participation in health promotion in three slums of Delhi. Read More

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December 2018
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The whole and inclusive university: a critical review of health promoting universities from Aotearoa New Zealand.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 26. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

Public & Environmental Health, School of Public Health & Psychosocial Studies, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1142, Aotearoa New Zealand.

As well as serving as a critic and conscience for societies, universities are elite sites of privilege which, at a surface level, are unlikely locations for health promotion interventions. This paper provides a critical review of the existing health promoting universities (HPU) approaches which is informed by health promotion values. It explores the silence in the global literature around issues of structural discrimination such as the sexism, homophobia and institutional racism that can thrive within university settings. Read More

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December 2018

Empowerment-enabling home and school environments and self-rated health among Finnish adolescents.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 24. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, Research Center for Health Promotion, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Perceived health during adolescence has not only immediate consequences for individuals and for society, but also long-term. We need to understand better the health development in this period of the lifespan. Empowerment may be one pathway through which social factors and conditions translate into health effects. Read More

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December 2018

Blue care: a systematic review of blue space interventions for health and wellbeing.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Whitaker Institute, National University of Ireland - Galway, Galway, Ireland.

There is increasing interest in the potential use of outdoor water environments, or blue space, in the promotion of human health and wellbeing. However, therapeutic nature-based practices are currently outpacing policy and the evidence base for health or wellbeing benefits of therapeutic interventions within blue space has not been systematically assessed. This systematic review aims to address the gap in understanding the impacts of blue space within existing interventions for targeted individuals. Read More

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December 2018

Critical success factors of public health sponsorship in Australia.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 17. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

School of Marketing, Curtin University, Bentley, WA6102, Australia.

Public health sponsorship is a unique phenomenon in Australia. The current research examines the critical success factors of Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation's (Healthway) sponsorship program, Australia's largest public health sponsorship program. Using stakeholder interviews and expert observational studies, two studies present five key success factors: (i) effective segmentation and targeting of health messages; (ii) collaboration between Healthway and partnering organization to leverage sponsored events; (iii) displacement of unhealth sponsorship; (iv) use of leveraging strategies to raise awareness of health messages; and (v) environmental changes that facilitate behavioural change. Read More

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December 2018

Health concepts among socially disadvantaged children in France, Germany and Switzerland.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Laboratory of Sport and Social Sciences (EA 1342), University of Strasbourg, 14 rue René Descartes, 67084 Strasbourg, France.

As health concepts develop through exposure to, and experience with particular contexts, and as health concepts influence health behaviour, it is important for actors in health promotion programmes to understand an individual's health concepts. This study focussed on health concepts among socially disadvantaged children in France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland-a hitherto less researched population group. We conducted focus groups with a total of 167 children aged 7-11 years (mean=8. Read More

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December 2018
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Associations between gender equality and health: a systematic review.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Australia.

This systematic review sought to evaluate the impact of gender equality on the health of both women and men in high-income countries. A range of health outcomes arose across the 48 studies included. Gender equality was measured in various ways, including employment characteristics, political representation, access to services, and with standard indicators (such as the Global Gender Gap Index and the Gender Empowerment Measure). Read More

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December 2018

Unpacking the 'black box' of lay health worker processes in a US-based intervention.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Prior studies have supported the effectiveness of the use of Lay Health Workers (LHWs) as an intervention model for managing chronic health conditions, yet few have documented the mechanisms that underlie the effectiveness of the interventions. This study provides a first look into how LHWs delivered a family-based intervention and the challenges encountered. We utilize observation data from LHW-led educational sessions delivered as part of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) designed to test a LHW outreach family-based intervention to promote smoking cessation among Vietnamese American smokers. Read More

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December 2018

Health promotion and #MeToo: meeting men where they are.

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J Hope Corbin

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec;33(6):921-924

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December 2018

Openness to help-seeking for mental illness among Greek-Cypriots.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec;33(6):990-998

School of Health Sciences, Neapolis University, Pafos, Cyprus, 2 Danais Avenue, Paphos, Cyprus.

The aim of this study was to test a model of people's willingness to seek help for mental illness whether currently diagnosed or not. A cross-sectional design was used to test this model in a non-clinical convenience sample of Greek-Cypriots. Participants were 196 Greek-Cypriots living in Cyprus (age M = 34. Read More

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December 2018

Danish 'add-in' school-based health promotion: integrating health in curriculum time.

Health Promot Int 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Health Promotion, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, The Capital Region of Denmark, Niels Steensens Vej 6, 2820 Gentofte, Denmark.

Schools provide an important setting for health promotion and health education. In countries where health education is not a specific subject, it is typically undertaken by teachers in health-integrating subjects such as biology, home economics or physical education. More ambitious and holistic frameworks and whole school approaches such as health promoting schools have been considered best practice for the past three decades. Read More

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November 2018
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Sources of parental knowledge about the safety of vaccinations in Poland.

Health Promot Int 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Epidemiology, School of Medicine in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia, Medyków 18 Str., Katowice 40-752, Poland.

There has been a recent increase in the number of parents refusing vaccination for their children in many European countries, including Poland. This observation necessitates the need to understand parental knowledge in regard to mandatory vaccination of children in these countries. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2016 on 1239 parents or legal guardians of preschool and school children in the Silesian Voivodship (Poland) to evaluate their hesitancy in acquiescing to their children mandatory immunization and the relation to this habit in regard to the use of informational sources on children vaccination system in Poland. Read More

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November 2018

Perceptions of an online 'train-the-champion' approach to increase workplace movement.

Health Promot Int 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

School of Public Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Prolonged sitting is now recognized as an emergent work health and safety issue. To address the need for a scalable sitting-reduction intervention for workplaces, the BeUpstanding™ Champion Toolkit was developed. This free, online toolkit uses a 'train-the-champion' approach, providing a step-by-step guide and resources to workplace champions to assist them in raising awareness and building a supportive culture to reduce sitting time in their team. Read More

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November 2018
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Adherence to components of Health Promoting Schools in schools of Bengaluru, India.

Health Promot Int 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet, Karnataka, India.

Schools provide a crucial platform for health promotion as the school years are a vital stage in one's life, where lifelong general and oral health-related behaviours are developed and established. The components of Health Promoting Schools (HPSs) suggested by World Health Organization provide guidance for facilitating health promotion within this setting. This study aimed to assess the adherence to the components of HPSs amongst schools in Bengaluru, India utilizing a comprehensive tool developed for the purpose. Read More

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November 2018

Traditional and complementary medicine as health promotion technology in Brazil.

Health Promot Int 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Departamento de Enfermagem Aplicada, Av. Alfredo Balena, 190, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Conventional medicine-understood as a medicalized and commodified model based on biomedical and natural hard sciences that provide legitimization and institutionalism to its practices-is hegemonic in health systems. This article examines interfaces between health promotion (HP) and traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM), especially as found in the Brazilian Health System (SUS). In order to analyze the tensions between paradigms that strive for scientific authority in public policies and practices, especially those related to SUS, we rely on Bourdieu's concept of scientific field. Read More

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November 2018
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Individual-level determinants of waterpipe smoking demand in four Eastern-Mediterranean countries.

Health Promot Int 2018 Nov 8. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 915 Greene Street, Columbia, SC, USA.

The prevalence of waterpipe tobacco smoking in the Eastern Mediterranean Region is at alarmingly high levels, especially among young people. The objective of this research was to evaluate the preferences of young adult waterpipe smokers with respect to potential individual-level determinants of waterpipe smoking using discrete choice experiment methodology. Participants were young adult university students (18-29 years) who were ever waterpipe smokers, recruited from universities across four Eastern Mediterranean countries: Jordan, Oman, Palestine and the United Arab Emirates. Read More

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November 2018
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Developing a context-specific nutrient profiling system for food policy in Samoa.

Health Promot Int 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Menzies Centre for Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Level 2, Charles Perkins Centre, New South Wales, Australia.

The objective of this study was to develop a transparent system for defining 'less healthy' foods to underpin effective policy to reduce noncommunicable diseases in Samoa, replacing a fatty-meat ban lifted for accession to the WTO. In the absence of nutrition survey data, we calculated nutrient availability using food acquisition data from Samoa's Household Income and Expenditure Surveys. Together with published literature and local food composition data, we identified foods and nutrients (i) consumed in amounts greater than those recommended for good health and (ii) with a demonstrated causal link to health conditions of concern. Read More

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November 2018
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Children's motivation overcame parental hesitation: active school transportation in Sweden.

Health Promot Int 2018 Oct 29. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Health Sciences, Luleå University of Technology, 971 87 Luleå, Sweden.

To meet the recommendation of 60 min of daily physical activity, children can be encouraged to walk or bike to school, which is known as active school transportation (AST). The aim of this study was to describe parents' attitudes to AST and to explore their experience when implementing interventions to promote it. To explore parent's experiences, we collected pre- and post-intervention data via three questionnaires, using both closed and open questioning techniques. Read More

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October 2018
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Trends, fads and taboos in health promotion.

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Health Promot Int 2018 Oct;33(5):735-738

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October 2018

Indigenous research methodologies: decolonizing the Australian sports sciences.

Health Promot Int 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA, Australia.

To design a questionnaire that would determine an Indigenous individual's perceptions of the barriers and motivators to aerobic and anabolic exercise with a series of questions designed to elicit the factors that impact uptake and retention of regular physical activity. For this purpose, a questionnaire was designed to capture information relating to motivators and barriers, traditional physical activities, preferred exercise environments, exercise goals and levels of commitment to physical activity. This article does not report the results of the questionnaire itself but the preparation that was required in order to develop it. Read More

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October 2018
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Research supervision as a mutual learning process: introducing salutogenesis into supervision using 'The Collegial Model'.

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Monica Eriksson

Health Promot Int 2018 Oct 23. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Department of Health Sciences, University West, Gustava Melinsgata 2, Trollhättan, Sweden.

Research using salutogenic factors to promote health is extensive. Salutogenesis, and its core concept 'sense of coherence' (SOC), is a resource-oriented theory and framework, applicable in different contexts. Research combining health promotion and doctoral supervision in higher education is scarce. Read More

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October 2018

Costs and benefits of a school-based health intervention in Portugal.

Health Promot Int 2018 Oct 18. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Research Centre on Child Studies, University of Minho, Campus Gualtar, Braga, Portugal.

School-based programmes for preventing childhood obesity have been shown to be effective in improving eating habits and nutritional status, but few intervention programmes with a controlled design have included an economic evaluation. In this study, we conducted a cost-consequence analysis to evaluate the costs and the health benefits of the 'Planning Health in School' programme (PHS-pro) implemented in the Northern region of Portugal to 449 children of 10-14 years old. Previous study has showed that after PHS-pro, several anthropometric measures significantly improved in the intervention group (height, waist circumference and waist-height ratio) compared with the control group, followed by significant improvements on soft drinks, fruit and vegetables daily consumptions. Read More

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October 2018
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Community-based interventions for prevention of Type 2 diabetes in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review.

Health Promot Int 2018 Oct 16. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 2, Aarhus C, Denmark.

Type 2 diabetes is an increasing burden in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Knowledge of effective prevention programs in LMICs is thus important. The aim of this review was to establish an overview of studies evaluating the effectiveness of community-based interventions for prevention of Type 2 diabetes in LMICs. Read More

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October 2018
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A disruptive cue improves handwashing in school children in Zambia.

Health Promot Int 2018 Oct 12. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Department of Public Health, Food Studies, and Nutrition, Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA.

Behavioral economics hold great promise in changing patterns of behavior that influence human health. Handwashing with soap is one such behavior that is important in reducing exposure to pathogens, and in school-age children, handwashing helps reduce absenteeism through the prevention of respiratory and diarrheal diseases. However, the gap between knowledge on the importance of handwashing and actual handwashing practice, especially with soap, persists. Read More

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Resisting austerity measures to social policies: multiple explanatory case studies.

Health Promot Int 2018 Oct 1. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Centre for Urban Health Solutions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond St, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada.

Since Margaret Thatcher reached power in the United Kingdom, European governments have increasingly turned to neoliberal forms of policy-making, focusing, especially after the 2008 Great Recession on 'austerity policies' rather than investing in social protection policies. We applied a multiple explanatory case studies methodology to examine how and why challenges and resistance to these austerity measures are successful or not in four settings for three different social policy issues: using a gender lens in state budgeting in Andalusia (Spain), maintaining unemployment benefits in Italy and cuts to fuel poverty reduction programs in Northern Ireland and England. In particular, we intended to learn about whether resistance strategies are shared across disparate cases or whether there are unique activities that lead to successful resistance to austerity policies. Read More

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October 2018
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German senior citizens' capabilities for physical activity: a qualitative study.

Health Promot Int 2018 Sep 28. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Medical Sociology, Department for Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Dr. Gessler-Str. 17, Regensburg, Germany.

Sen's capability approach (CA) has found its way into health promotion over the last few years. The approach takes both individual factors as well as social and environmental conditions into account and therefore appears to have great potential to explore opportunities for ('capabilities') and barriers to active lifestyles. Thus, our objective in this study was to investigate which capabilities senior citizens perceive to have available to them in order to be physically active. Read More

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September 2018
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Cash transfers and the social determinants of health: a conceptual framework.

Health Promot Int 2018 Oct 1. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Cash transfers (CTs) can play a significant role in tackling the social determinants of health (SDoH), but to date there is a lack of conceptual framework for understanding CTs linkages to the SDoH. This article proposes a framework that identifies the linkages between CTs and SDoH, discusses its implications, and argues for active involvement of health promoters in CT design, implementation and evaluation. The development of the framework followed two stages: evidence review and stakeholder involvement. Read More

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October 2018
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