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Excessive drinking and drug use during college: Prospective associations with graduate school plans and attendance.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Feb 14:1-7. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

b Department of Psychology , University of Maryland , College Park , Maryland , USA.

Objective: This study examines the prospective relationship between substance use during college and two outcomes: having definite plans to attend graduate school; and, among individuals with plans, enrolling in graduate school upon college graduation.

Participants: n = 980 were originally enrolled as first-time, first-year college students in an ongoing longitudinal study (August 2004 to present).

Methods: Measures from personal interviews included demographics, GPA, alcohol use, alcohol abuse/dependence, and other drug use during college. Read More

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February 2019
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When women veterans return: the role of postsecondary education in transition in their civilian lives.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Feb 6:1-7. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

f Team Red, White & Blue.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the current state of postsecondary educational settings' outreach to military women who become students postservice.

Participants: Data for the present cross-sectional study were obtained from the American College Health Association's (ACHA) 2011-2014 National College Health Assessment II (NCHA).

Methods: Demographic characteristics of the study sample were explored by calculating frequencies and percentages by military service status. Read More

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February 2019

College women's sexual and reproductive health screening behaviors and the role of mother-daughter communication.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 25:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

c Department of Communication , University of Washington , Seattle , Washington , USA.

Objective: The study investigated the role of mother-daughter communication and race in college women's decisions to pursue sexual health screening services.

Participants: Participants were 301 college women who primarily identified as White and Asian American (M = 19 years).

Methods: Participants completed an online survey that assessed mother-daughter communication about sex and responded to items pertaining to pursuing sexual health screening services. Read More

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January 2019
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Oral health among student veterans: Effects on mental and physical health.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 25:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

f College of Nursing , Medical University of South Carolina , Charleston , South Carolina , USA.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore differences in oral health among students by military service status in postsecondary settings.

Participants: Secondary data were obtained from the American College Health Association's 2011-2014 National College Health Assessment II.

Method: Demographic characteristics of the study sample were explored by calculating frequencies and percentages by military service status. Read More

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January 2019
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Risk in childhood family environments and loneliness in college students: Implications for health.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 25:1-6. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

a Department of Psychology , Montana State University , Bozeman , Montana , USA.

Objective: To investigate associations between risk in family environments and health-relevant outcomes in college and the role of loneliness.

Participants: College students at a state university (N = 360).

Methods: We utilized linear regression to examine relationships between risk in family environments and loneliness, perceived stress, affect, and self-rated health. Read More

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January 2019

Civic engagement among student veterans.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 25:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

f Research and Evaluation The Mission Continues , Chicago , IL , USA.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess participation rates in civic volunteering among service member and veteran students.

Participants: Data for the present cross-sectional study were obtained from the American College Health Association's (ACHA) 2011-2014 National College Health Assessment II (NCHA).

Methods: Demographic characteristics of the study sample were explored by calculating frequencies and percentages by military service status. Read More

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January 2019

Electronic cigarette and combustible cigarette use following a campus-wide ban: Prevalence of use and harm perceptions.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 25:1-4. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

f Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center , Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , USA.

The current study examined changes in prevalence of e-cigarette use and perceptions of the harmfulness of e-cigarette and combustible cigarettes following a campus-wide tobacco ban. Undergraduate students completed surveys of tobacco use and perceived product harmfulness. Four samples were collected: in 2013 prior to the ban (n = 792) and in fall 2014 (n = 310), 2015 (n = 208), and 2016 (n = 417). Read More

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January 2019

Systematically collected information at encounters with HIV-positive students: A review of 10 years of electronic medical records.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 25:1-5. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

d Department of Community Health & Family Medicine , University of Florida , Gainesville , Florida , USA.

Objective: The objective of this study was to examine clinical and epidemiological information collected by Student Health Center (SHC) providers on HIV-positive students, and benchmark this information against Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines.

Participants: Students who utilized the SHC and had an ICD-9 code indicating positive HIV status between 2005 and 2015 (3 = 7).

Methods: In June 2016, we accessed the free-form provider notes of the SHC's electronic medical records to identify specific, recorded epidemiological and clinical information. Read More

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January 2019
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Examining interactions within the theory of planned behavior in the prediction of intentions to engage in cannabis-related driving behaviors.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 25:1-7. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

a Department of Psychology , Loyola Marymount University , Los Angeles , CA , USA.

Objective: As marijuana use becomes more available to college students through increasing legal reform, this paper seeks to examine intentions for driving under the influence of cannabis (DUIC) and riding with a high driver (RWHD) through the lens of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and assess potential interactions between personal attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control (PBC), and sex.

Participants: Undergraduate college students (N = 311) completed online surveys in September, 2013.

Method: Participants self-reported their attitudes toward DUIC, subjective norms, PBC, past DUIC and RWHD, and intentions to DUIC and RWHD. Read More

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January 2019

The understudied half of undergraduates: Risky sexual behaviors among community college students.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 24:1-11. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

a Innovation Research & Training , Durham , North Carolina , USA.

Objective: This study examines the prevalence and risk factors associated with risky sexual behaviors in community college students.

Participants: A diverse sample of 18-19-year-old community college students (N = 264).

Methods: Baseline data from an online prevention program administered in 2015. Read More

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January 2019
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Truth® ads, receptivity, and motivation to use or quit tobacco among college students.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 15:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

b BREATHE, College of Nursing , University of Kentucky , Lexington , KY , USA.

Objective: Examine receptivity and motivation to use/quit tobacco among college students after viewing Truth ads.

Participants: Random sample of 10,000 college students invited to complete online survey February 2016 (8.5% response rate). Read More

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January 2019

Gender differences in physical activity are partially explained by anxiety sensitivity in post-secondary students.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 15:1-4. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

a Department of Psychology and Neuroscience , Dalhousie University , Halifax , Nova Scotia , Canada.

Objective: Female post-secondary students typically engage in less physical activity than their male counterparts. Given that women have greater anxiety sensitivity (ie, fear of arousal-based body sensations) and anxiety sensitivity is inversely related to physical activity participation, this study sought to determine if anxiety sensitivity mediates gender differences in self-reported physical activity.

Participants And Methods: A sample of 802 post-secondary students completed the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3 and a Lifestyles Questionnaire in September 2017. Read More

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January 2019

Where college students look for vaping information and what information they believe.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 7:1-10. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

a Department of Health and Exercise Science , University of Oklahoma , Norman , Oklahoma , USA.

Objective: This convergent mixed methods study examined how information sources influence college students' beliefs and knowledge about vaping.

Participants: College students either completed a survey (n = 522; January-April, 2016) or were interviewed (n = 33; 2015-2016).

Methods: College students completed an online survey asking 'where' students had heard about e-cigarette and 'what' they had heard. Read More

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January 2019

Eating disorders and academic performance among college students.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 7:1-6. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

a Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, West Virginia University School of Public Health, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center , West Virginia University , Morgantown , West Virgina , USA.

Objective: There is a paucity of research exploring eating disorders (EDs) and academic performance (AP). This study aimed to understand the effect of ED treatment on AP, hypothesizing that students receiving treatment for EDs would have a higher GPA.

Participants: The Spring 2010 - Spring 2011 National College Health Assessment data (N = 231,586) was utilized. Read More

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January 2019
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Sex-specific associations between sleep and mental health in university students: a large cross-sectional study.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 7:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

a Bordeaux Population Health Research Center, Team HEALTHY, UMR 1219 , Univ. Bordeaux, Inserm , Bordeaux , France.

Objective: To examine the associations between sleep problems and mental health dimensions in university students, and the effect of sex on these associations.

Participants: Self-reported survey data from 3,483 students aged 18-30 years was drawn from a larger web-based study (i-Share) conducted in France in the years 2013-2017.

Methods: We performed logistic regression analyses stratified by sex using insufficient sleep duration, poor sleep quality, difficulty initiating sleep and excessive daytime sleepiness, in relation with stress, self-esteem, depression and anxiety. Read More

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January 2019

Implementation of a collaborative model for opioid overdose prevention on campus.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 7:1-4. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

c Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative , Texas , USA.

Drug overdose is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, a crisis that is driven by an increasingly potent supply of illicit opioids. College-aged adults are more likely than any other age group to engage in opioid misuse. Naloxone, the antidote for an opioid overdose, can save the life of an opioid overdose victim if it is readily available and administered quickly. Read More

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January 2019
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Using the wellness inventory to assess health and well-being in college students at the end of the semester.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 7:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

a College of Health and Applied Human Sciences, University of North Carolina Wilmington , Wilmington , NC , USA.

Objective: The authors examined the end of semester outcomes (December, 2017) on the Wellness Inventory and demographics among college students taking a Physical Education (PED 101) course at a university in the southeast United States.

Participants: College students were assessed at the end of the semester for health and well-being outcomes according to the Wellness Inventory.

Results: Results showed that there were few gender or age differences for the dimensions of well-being. Read More

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January 2019

Influence of physical activity on weight status during the first year of college.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 7:1-5. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

b Department of Exercise Science , Gardner-Webb University , Boiling Springs , North Carolina , USA.

Objective: To provide an analysis of weight change in response to physical activity levels among first year college students.

Participants: First year students (N = 114) participated during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Methods: Using a web-based survey, researchers gathered information on physical activity and weight at three points: twice throughout the fall and once at the end of the spring semesters. Read More

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January 2019

Time and support do not heal all wounds: Mental health correlates of past bullying among college students.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 7:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

b Department of Psychology, John Jay College , City University of New York , New York , NY , USA.

Objective: We examined whether perceptions of being bullied during middle and high school were associated with depressive, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms during college. We also examined whether perceived social support (PSS) mediated the association between bullying and symptoms, and explored whether parental, peer, or other sources of support was most beneficial.

Participants: Undergraduates (N = 270) from an urban commuter college in the Northeast participated during Spring 2013 or Fall 2015. Read More

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January 2019

"Consent is sexy": A poster campaign using sex-positive images and messages to increase dyadic sexual communication.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 7:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

a School of Communication , The Ohio State University , Columbus , OH , USA.

Objective: "Consent is Sexy" (CIS) is a poster campaign incorporating sex-positive messages to promote consent and increase sexual communication among college students. We assess reactions to the campaign and associations between campaign recall and communication attitudes and behaviors.

Participants: Male and female undergraduates at a Midwestern university were recruited (N = 284). Read More

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January 2019

Which snack factors and nutritional ingredients influence college students' snack choices? Evidence from discrete choice experiments.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 7:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

a Department of Public Health , California State University Fullerton , Fullerton , CA , USA.

Objective: The study examined which snack factors and nutritional ingredients influence college students' snack choices using a discrete choice experiment (DCE).

Participants: In November 2016, a total of 1,624 undergraduate students participated in the study.

Methods: Two DCEs were constructed using a unique approach of block fractional factorial designs. Read More

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January 2019
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Psychometric validation of the PERMA-profiler as a well-being measure for student veterans.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Jan 2:1-7. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

b Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education , University of Wisconsin-Madison , Wisconsin , Madison , USA.

Objective: The current study aims to validate the PERMA-Profiler, a well-known well-being measure, among a sample of student veterans.

Participants: A sample of 205 student veterans were recruited from universities across the United States.

Method: Cross-sectional research design was used in this study. Read More

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January 2019
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Mental health and educational outcomes among current and former National Guard and Reserve soldiers.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Dec 20:1-5. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

b Department of Community Health & Health Behavior , University at Buffalo , Buffalo , New York , USA.

Objective: This study examined the relationships between mental health and educational outcomes among student service members and veterans (SSM/Vs).

Participants: Current/former Reserve and National Guard (R/NG) soldiers who were enrolled in school, college, or university in the past year (n = 130). Data were collected in 2014-2016. Read More

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December 2018

Evaluation of targeted human papillomavirus vaccination education among undergraduate college students.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Dec 20:1-9. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

a Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics , University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy , Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , USA.

Objective: To design and evaluate pharmacy student-led educational sessions to improve health beliefs about the HPV vaccine in college-aged students.

Participants: Students aged 18-26 attending a large, urban university, including 545 respondents to a December 2014 needs assessment survey about HPV-related health beliefs, 131 students participating in educational sessions during 2015-2016 (intervention group), and 369 undergraduate respondents completing the needs assessment survey (control group).

Methods: A needs assessment survey was conducted to inform design and implementation of pharmacy student-led educational sessions. Read More

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December 2018

The role of emotion dysregulation in the association between subjective social status and eating expectancies among college students.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Dec 20:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

a Department of Psychology , University of Houston , Houston , USA.

Objective: Research suggests that college is a risky period for changes in eating behavior and beliefs. Although social health determinants relate to health behavior changes, research has not explored subjective social status, one's societal standing, in terms of eating expectancies among college students. The present study examined the emotion dysregulation in association between subjective social status and eating expectancies among college students. Read More

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December 2018
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Motivational signage increases stair usage on a Hispanic serving institution.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Dec 20:1-6. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

g Department of Counseling, Health and Kinesiology , Texas A&M University-San Antonio , San Antonio , Texas , USA.

Objective: Stair climbing is considered a good physical activity. Motivational signage has been successful in promoting stair usage in various settings. This study was to investigate the effects of motivational signage on stair usage in a Hispanic serving institution. Read More

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December 2018
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Acculturative stress and binge drinking among international students in the United States: Resilience and vulnerability approaches.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Dec 20:1-12. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

b School of Social Work , University of Texas , Arlington , Texas , USA.

Objective: While international students frequently face behavioral health risks due to the stress of adjusting to new cultures, many demonstrate effective coping skills that minimize negative outcomes. The current study tested the mediating effects of resilience and mental health on the relationship between acculturative stress and binge drinking.

Participants: International students (N = 322) in the United States. Read More

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December 2018

Empathy as a moderator of sexual violence perpetration risk factors among college men.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Dec 20:1-9. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

a Institute on Family & Neighborhood Life, Clemson University , Clemson , South Carolina , USA.

Objective: This study examined if empathy was a significant moderator of several empirically established risk factors for sexual violence perpetration among college men.

Participants: Data are from 544 college men who participated in a longitudinal study from 2008 to 2011 at a large, public university.

Methods: Participants completed a self-report survey in their first through fourth years in college. Read More

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December 2018

Longitudinal association between alcohol use and physical activity in US college students: Evidence for directionality.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Dec 20:1-8. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

a Department of Kinesiology , Pennsylvania State University, State College , Pennsylvania , USA.

Objective: To investigate directionality of the association between alcohol use and physical activity in a college student sample, longitudinally across three time points.

Participants: A total of 396 undergraduate students from a large university in the United States (62% females) participated in this study.

Methods: Self-report data of alcohol use and physical activity were collected at three timepoints with 3-month lags between waves. Read More

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December 2018

Pilot study of a personality-based approach to assessing eating disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder symptom risk in college men and women.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Dec 20:1-16. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

a Wesleyan University , Middletown , CT , USA.

Objective: To conduct a pilot test of the validity of using empirically derived personality types to characterize eating disorder (ED) risk in college students and resolve discrepancies regarding the role of perfectionism and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms.

Participants: Man and woman undergraduate students (N = 169) at a small, private university. Data were collected from February to May 2016 and 2018. Read More

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December 2018
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Sleep, stress, or social support?: Exploring the mechanisms that explain the relationship between student recreation center use and well-being.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Dec 20:1-8. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

a California State University , Northridge , California , USA.

Objective: The current study explores the role of health-related mechanisms (i.e. sleep, social support, and stress) in accounting for the impact of student recreation center (SRC) use on college-student well-being. Read More

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December 2018
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Under the face mask: Racial-ethnic minority student-athletes and mental health use.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Dec 17:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

a Arizona State University , Counseling Psychology , Tempe , AZ , USA.

Objective: To investigate racial-ethnic minority student-athletes' (REMSA) symptoms of distress (mental health need), mental health use (usage rate), and factors that influence mental health usage.

Participants: There were 241 varsity athletes (African American = 108, Latinos = 66, Asian American= 67) from the American College Health Association Fall 2015 data set.

Results: Seventy-eight percent of REMSA reported some form of mental health need and only 11% of these athletes in need reported using mental health services in the past year. Read More

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December 2018
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Risk and protective factors associated with depressive symptoms in young adults with overweight and obesity.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Dec 17:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

a Department of Psychology , University of Memphis , Memphis , TN , USA.

Objective: Approximately one-third of college students are categorized as overweight/obese and elevated weight has been associated with increased risk of depressive symptoms. Less is known about protective factors in this context. This study examined associations between depressive symptoms and health behaviors, as well as body image variables among college students with overweight/obesity, while accounting for contributions of BMI and demographics. Read More

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December 2018
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Mental health and academic impacts of intimate partner violence among IHE-attending women.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Dec 17:1-8. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

a Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Steve Hicks School of Social Work , The University of Texas at Austin , Austin , TX , USA.

Objective: The study assesses the prevalence of physical, psychological, sexual, and cyber forms of intimate partner violence (IPV) among female college students, and associated mental health and academic outcomes.

Participants: Participants (n = 6,818) were randomly selected female students attending one of eight campuses of a University System in the Southwest. Their mean age was 25, and 45% identified as Hispanic/Latina. Read More

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December 2018

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October 2018

Health insurance literacy and health service utilization among college students.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Dec 10:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

d Student Health Care Center, University of Florida , Gainesville , Florida , USA.

Objective: Health literacy and health insurance literacy affect healthcare utilization. The purpose of this study was to determine the relation between health insurance knowledge, self-efficacy, and student healthcare utilization in the past year.

Participants: A random sample of 1,450 respondents, over the age of 18, attending a public university in the southeastern United States completed a survey in March 2017. Read More

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December 2018

Sleepless in school: The role of social determinants of sleep health among college students.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Nov 29:1-7. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

b Department of Psychology , California State University , San Bernardino , CA , USA.

Sleep health is a public health concern and has been linked to an increased risk of number of deleterious health outcomes. Poor sleep health has been documented among college student populations; however, few studies have examined the social determinants of deficient sleep. The present study aims to address this gap, with emphasis on food insecurity, psychological distress, everyday discrimination, and academic performance. Read More

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November 2018
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Prevalence of past-year mental disorders and its correlates among Chinese international students in US higher education.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Nov 28:1-9. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

a Teachers College , Columbia University , New York , USA.

Objective: This study examined the prevalence of past-year mental disorders and its correlates among Chinese international students in US higher education.

Participants: A total of 222 Chinese international students participated in the study.

Methods: Participants were recruited via a social marketing campaign and participated in an online survey. Read More

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November 2018

Connections between sources of health and beauty information and indoor tanning behavior among college women.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Nov 28:1-6. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

d Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Division of Cancer Prevention , National Cancer Institute , Rockville , MD , USA.

Objective: This study tested how media, family, and peer sources of health and beauty information predict indoor tanning (IT) beliefs and behavior.

Participants: 210 undergraduate women at a state university in the southeastern United States.

Methods: Respondents completed a survey about sources of health and beauty information, IT beliefs, and IT behavior. Read More

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November 2018
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Unhealthy behavior clustering and mental health status in United States college students.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Nov 28:1-11. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

a Department of Preventive Medicine , Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine , Chicago , IL , USA.

Objective: Examine the association of health risk behavior clusters with mental health status among US college students.

Participants: 105,781 US college students who completed the Spring 2011 National College Health Assessment.

Methods: We utilized the latent class analysis to determine clustering of health risk behaviors (alcohol binge drinking, cigarette/marijuana use, insufficient physical activity, and fruit/vegetable consumption), and chi-square and ANOVA analyses to examine associations between the class membership and mental health (mental health diagnoses, psychological symptoms, and self-injurious thoughts/behaviors). Read More

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November 2018

University efforts to address confidentiality issues for STI services.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Nov 28:1-10. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

a Division of STD Prevention , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Atlanta , GA , USA.

Objective: This study assessed university policies for addressing confidentiality issues for students seeking STI services.

Participants: Universities with sponsored health insurance plans (SHIP) and/or wellness centers were selected from a university health services survey in 2017.

Methods: STI service coverage and polices for addressing confidentiality issues related to explanation of benefit (EOB) forms were stratified by institution type (4-year versus 2-year) and minority serving institution (MSI) status. Read More

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Are college students health literate?

J Am Coll Health 2018 Nov 20:1-8. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

b School of Health Administration , Texas State University , San Marcos , TX , USA.

Objective: To examine the health literacy of college students.

Participants: A convenience sample of 245 graduate and undergraduate college students.

Methods: During February-April of 2018 participants completed the Short Test of Functional Health Literacy which assessed literacy on two passages describing a thyroid scan, and basic healthcare insurance information. Read More

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Viewpoint: Why you should provide HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at your college health center.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Nov 9:1-5. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

c Health Service , Tufts University , Medford , MA , USA.

By providing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP (a single daily oral pill), in a primary care college health setting, clinical providers can make a dramatic contribution to the current and long-term health and well-being of the students they see. This viewpoint article describes the approach taken to instituting primary care PrEP services at two college health programs. It delineates which students might benefit from PrEP and how to prescribe/monitor PrEP over time. Read More

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November 2018
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Uptake of HPV vaccine in traditional-age undergraduate students: Knowledge, behaviors, and barriers.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Nov 5:1-10. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

c Senior Health Promotion and Education Program Associate , The George Washington University , Washington , District of Columbia , USA.

Objective: This study investigated potential factors associated with HPV vaccine uptake in a diverse population of traditional-age undergraduate students.

Participants: One hundred and twenty-nine undergraduate students aged 18-24 attending a small southeastern university completed surveys in January to March of 2013.

Methods: Questionnaires included demographic information, basic HPV knowledge, HPV vaccine uptake, and factors influencing uptake decision. Read More

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November 2018
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Mindfulness and health behaviors in college students: The moderating role of sleep.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Nov 5:1-10. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

a University of Missouri-Kansas City , Kansas City , Missouri , USA.

Objective: To examine the moderating effects of subjective sleep quality (SSQ) and sleep duration on the relationships between mindfulness and health behaviors (i.e. nutrition and exercise) among undergraduate students. Read More

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November 2018
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Physically active undergraduates: Motivational and emotional profiles.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Nov 2:1-11. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

d Tierrallana Attendis School , Huelva, Spain.

Objectives: The aim was to determine the motivational profiles - including variables from the theory of self-determination and emotional intelligence - of active undergraduates, and to examine their relationship with physical activity.

Participants: Six hundred and fifteen undergraduates participated in the study.

Methods: Trait Meta-Mood Scale, Basic Psychological Needs in Exercise Scale, Behavioral Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire and Habitual Physical Activity Questionnaire were administered. Read More

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November 2018

Prevalence of female sexual dysfunction among women attending college presenting for gynecological care at a university student health center.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Nov 2:1-9. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

c Texas A&M University, Rudder Tower , College Station , TX , USA.

Objective: To estimate the prevalence of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) among women attending college (18-29 years of age) presenting for routine gynecological care at a university-based student health center.

Participants: Location: University affiliated women's health care clinic.

Methods: Study design: Descriptive, cross sectional study. Read More

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November 2018