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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptomatology, binge eating disorder symptomatology, and body mass index among college students.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Apr 22:1-7. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

d School of Humanities & Social Sciences , Penn State Erie, The Behrend College , Erie , Pennsylvania , USA.

Objective: To explore the relationship between symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), symptoms of binge eating disorder, and body mass index (BMI) among students at a southern university.

Participants: Two hundred seventy-seven college students.

Methods: Between January 31, 2013 and March 27, 2013, participants completed the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Screener and the Binge Eating Scale (BES) in addition to permitting researchers to measure their height and weight. Read More

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J Am Coll Health 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

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Somatic presentation of mental health concerns, stigma, and mental health treatment engagement among college students.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Apr 11:1-8. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

a Department of Psychology , University of Alaska Anchorage , Anchorage , AK , USA.

Objective: To identify mental health and treatment utilization correlates of somatic symptoms.

Participants: Undergraduate students (N = 184) were recruited through an online research portal from November 2017 to May 2018.

Methods: Cross-sectional survey. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1590372DOI Listing

Measurement implications associated with refinement of sexual and gender identity survey items: A case study of the National College Health Assessment.

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

c Texas A&M University , College Station , Texas , USA.

Objective: To quantitatively measure psychometric impact associated with changes to sexual and gender identity survey questions included on the National College Health Assessment (NCHA).

Participants: Respondents included all iterations (31) of the NCHA between the years of 2000 and 2015 (N = 1,202,582).

Methods: Secondary analysis using complete NCHA data across 15 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1598421DOI Listing

Does the Andersen Behavioral Model of Health Services Use predict college students' use of on-campus mental health services?

J Am Coll Health 2019 Apr 8:1-13. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

b School of Social Work , University of Missouri-St. Louis , St. Louis , MO , USA.

Objective: 10-50% of college students meet the diagnostic criteria for one or more mental illnesses; unfortunately, less than half seek treatment. This study assessed the predictive power of specific variables on students' use of on-campus mental health resources using the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) II.

Participants: Respondents included undergraduate and graduate students ages 18-35 years (n = 96,121). Read More

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Family factors and depressive symptoms among college students: Understanding the role of self-compassion.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Apr 8:1-5. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

b Department of Psychology College of Charleston , Charleston , South Carolina , USA.

Objective: Poor family support and increased family unpredictability during childhood have been related to subsequent depression. How self-compassion might influence the relation between family factors (ie, unpredictability and support) and depression is unclear. The present study examines how family factors and self-compassion relate to depressive symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1596920DOI Listing
April 2019
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A pilot study exploring the relationship between wellness and physical fitness: an examination into autonomic health.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Apr 8:1-8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

c Department of Psychology , The University of Tennessee , Knoxville , Tennessee , USA.

Objective: To explore the relationship between physical fitness and wellness in order to determine if perceptions of wellness can be predicted by physical fitness level.

Participants: Sixty-seven college students (41 females; M = 20.86 years, SD = 4. Read More

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April 2019
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Can Web-based preenrollment alcohol brief interventions be effective screening tools? Precollege drinking behavior predicts college retention and alcohol violations.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Apr 8:1-12. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

a Nebraska Prevention Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Department of Educational Psychology , University of Nebraska-Lincoln , Lincoln , NE , USA.

Objective: To test if precollege drinking data gathered during an online brief intervention are associated with problems and could inform screening for campus alcohol prevention efforts.

Participants: Two cohorts of incoming students (N = 5300).

Method: Precollege alcohol drinking was gathered through an online preenrollment alcohol brief intervention. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1590369DOI Listing
April 2019
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Associations among sleep problems, executive dysfunctions, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptom domains in college students.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Apr 4:1-8. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

a Department of Psychology , University of Tennessee , Knoxville , TN , USA.

Objective: The present study examined whether executive functions (EFs) and sleep problems operate together to predict four attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptom domains.

Methods: A sample of 306 college students completed ratings of sleep quality, EFs, and ADHD symptoms from January to December 2014. Simultaneous multiple regressions were used to examine (a) the unique contribution of EFs and sleep problems to ADHD symptoms, (b) the relations among EFs, sleep problems, and GPA, and (c) the relations between specific EF facets (i. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2018.1481070DOI Listing
April 2019
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DSM-5 substance use disorders among college-age young adults in the United States: Prevalence, remission and treatment.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Apr 4:1-8. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

b Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health, School of Nursing , University of Michigan , Ann Arbor , Michigan , USA.

Objective: To determine the prevalence, remission, and treatment associated with DSM-5 substance use disorders (SUDs) among young adults based on college attendance.

Participants: The population-based sample included 2,057 young adults aged 19-23 in college/school and 1,213 not currently attending college/school who participated from April 2012 through June 2013.

Methods: Face-to-face interviews were conducted as part of a cross-sectional national survey. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1590368DOI Listing
April 2019
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Implementation of a Mental Health Task Force in a collegiate-based emergency medical services organization.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Apr 4:1-5. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

a Skidmore College Emergency Medical Services , Skidmore College , Saratoga Springs , New York , USA.

Objective: A Mental Health Task Force (MHTF) was implemented in 2016 by a collegiate-based emergency medical services (CBEMS) organization to (1) improve mental health emergency response and to (2) address concerns for the mental health of CBEMS providers.

Participants: Skidmore College EMS is a Basic Life Support First Response service staffed by volunteer undergraduate students.

Methods: In coordination with faculty and staff, students in the MHTF developed trainings, peer support structures, community events, policies, and informational resources. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1583654DOI Listing
April 2019
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Effects of guided mindfulness meditation on anxiety and stress in a pre-healthcare college student population: a pilot study.

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

a Exercise Science and Sport Studies, College of St. Benedict and St. John's University , St. Joseph , MN , USA.

Objective: To identify the effects of guided mindfulness meditation on anxiety and stress in pre-healthcare college students.

Participants: Students (n = 33, age 19-22 years) were tested between September and November of 2017.

Methods: Students completed 5-12 minutes of meditation 6 days/week for 8 weeks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1590371DOI Listing

Prevalence and reasons for Juul use among college students.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Mar 26:1-5. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

e Division of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine , University of Kentucky , Lexington , KY , USA.

Objective: Examine Juul use patterns, sociodemographic and personal factors associated with Juul use, and reasons for Juul initiation and current use, among college students.

Participants: Convenience sample of 371 undergraduates at a large university in the southeast; recruited April 2018.

Methods: Cross-sectional design using an online survey. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1577867DOI Listing

Dual users of e-cigarettes and cigarettes have greater positive smoking expectancies than regular smokers: a study of smoking expectancies among college students.

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

b Department of Psychology , Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge , LA , USA.

Objective: In the present study, we sought to determine the differences among college students using e-cigarettes, cigarettes, or both products (dual users) on smoking outcome expectancies and the role of smoking expectancies and e-cigarette use in cessation attempts.

Participants: We surveyed 1,370 undergraduate college students from November 2014 to November 2016.

Methods: Participants completed questionnaires regarding demographics, smoking status/history, and expectancies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1590373DOI Listing

Facets of dispositional mindfulness versus sources of social support predicting college students' psychological adjustment.

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

a Department of Psychology , Hobart & William Smith Colleges , Geneva , New York , USA.

Objective: This study examined the relative contribution of five dispositional mindfulness (DM) facets and two aspects of social support along with sex in predicting psychological adjustment.

Participants: Three hundred fifty-three undergraduates (72% female; M = 18.82 years) participated with data collected from September 2014 through March 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1574801DOI Listing

Relationship of sleep quality and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms with quality of life in college students.

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

b Red Cross College of Nursing , Chung-Ang University , Seoul , Republic of Korea.

Objective: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) negatively influences various aspects of life such as social relations, adaptive skills, and occupation. In addition, many university students experience sleep problems, academic failure, and low quality of life (QOL). We investigated the relationship among ADHD symptoms, sleep quality, and QOL of college students, and identified the factors related to their QOL. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1583650DOI Listing
March 2019
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Prevalence and sociodemographic factors associated with stalking victimization among college students.

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

b Steve Hicks School of Social Work , University of Texas at Austin , Austin , Texas , USA.

Objective: This study's purpose was to examine the prevalence and sociodemographic factors associated with stalking victimization among a diverse sample of college students.

Participants: Data were collected through a cross-sectional survey administered in November 2015 to students 18 and older on 8 academic universities in a Southwestern university system (N = 26,417).

Methods: Descriptive statistics were used to assess the prevalence of stalking experiences across student populations. Read More

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Adverse childhood experiences, post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, and self-reported stress among traditional and nontraditional college students.

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

a University of Massachusetts Amherst , Amherst , MA , USA.

Objective: To investigate the relationships between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSD-S), and self-reported stress among college students.

Participants: A total of 236 undergraduate students enrolled in nursing courses participated.

Method: Using a correlational design, participants completed questionnaires online. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1577860DOI Listing

Interactive association between negative emotion regulation and savoring is linked to anxiety symptoms among college students.

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

b Department of Psychology , The Education University of Hong Kong , New Territories , Hong Kong.

Objective: This study tested the interactive relationships between college students' perceived capability of regulating negative emotions and savoring positive emotions on mental health outcomes, including anxiety and depressive symptoms.

Participants: Participants were healthy undergraduates (n = 167) recruited from two universities in Hong Kong.

Methods: Students completed four scales assessing their perceived capability of using strategies to regulate negative and positive emotions and their anxiety and depressive symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1580712DOI Listing
March 2019
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Psychosocial experiences of concussed collegiate athletes: The role of emotional support in the recovery process.

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

b Department of Psychological Sciences , WA Franke College of Businesss, Northern Arizona University , Flagstaff , AZ , USA.

Objective: Understand from whom concussed football players seek and receive emotional support, and whether this support is associated with injury perceptions.

Participants: Football players (N = 26) from three NCAA Division I programs.

Methods: With approval from the head athletic trainer, concussed athletes (2017 season) completed short surveys within 4-6 days of diagnosis and when cleared to return. Read More

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March 2019
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Characteristics of precollege sexual violence victimization and associations with sexual violence revictimization during college.

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

b Department of Pediatrics , University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine , Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , USA.

Objective: To examine the prevalence and characteristics of precollege sexual victimization (SV) experiences and associations with revictimization and recent substance use behaviors among a sample of college students who reported precollege SV.

Participants: A sub-sample of 931 college students who reported precollege SV at baseline data collection for an ongoing multi-site clinical trial.

Methods: Data were collected via electronic surveys between September 2015 and March 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1583237DOI Listing

Body image, self-esteem, and behavioral risk for chronic disease among college students: Additional evidence for integrated prevention.

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

a Department of Public Health Sciences , University of North Carolina at Charlotte , Charlotte , North Carolina, USA.

Objective: To examine associations between two body image constructs (body appreciation and body satisfaction) and five health behaviors (diet, physical activity, weight management, tobacco exposure, and alcohol intake) associated with risk for chronic disease, controlling for self-esteem.

Participants: Three hundred and forty-four college students enrolled at a large, public university in the southeastern US.

Methods: Students completed an online survey composed of measures of body appreciation, body satisfaction, self-esteem, and frequency of engagement in preventive health behaviors. Read More

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Bipolar disorder and the college student: A review and implications for universities.

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

a Department of Sociology , University of North Dakota , Grand Forks , North Dakota , USA.

Objective: This brief report provides a review of the prevalence and expression of bipolar disorder in the college student population. Implications for college teachers and universities working with students with bipolar disorder are presented.

Methods: Responses from the National College Health Assessment (2009-2017) reference groups were collated to estimate whether the prevalence of students with bipolar disorder has been increasing over time. Read More

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March 2019
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Comparing American college and noncollege young adults on e-cigarette use patterns including polysubstance use and reasons for using e-cigarettes.

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

b Department of Applied Health Science, School of Public Health , Indiana University , Bloomington , Indiana , USA.

Objective: Existing literature on young adults' e-cigarette and polysubstance use focused on college students. This study examined the differences between college and noncollege groups on prevalence and patterns of e-cigarette and other substance use using data from a national survey.

Participants: Adults aged 18-24 from the 2013-2014 Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study (n = 6,608). Read More

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March 2019
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Feasibility and acceptability of using a web-based contraceptive support tool in a university health clinic.

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

a Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine , University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine , Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , USA.

Objective: To evaluate feasibility of integrating Bedsider.org, a web-based contraceptive decision support tool, at a university health clinic (UHC).

Participants: Female students (ages 18-29) seeking contraceptive care at the UHC were enrolled in September 2015 (n = 46). Read More

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March 2019
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Implementation of an intimate partner violence screening program in a university health care clinic.

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

c College of Nursing , The University of Alabama in Huntsville , Huntsville , AL , USA.

Objectives: To examine whether an intimate partner violence (IPV) screening program is related to a positive change in health care providers' knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy of IPV screening.

Participants: Eleven health care providers at a university health care clinic participated in the IPV screening program.

Methods: A one-group pretest-posttest design was used to examine whether an IPV screening program was related to a change in health care providers' knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy of IPV screening. Read More

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Family factors associated with emerging adults' human papillomavirus vaccine behavior.

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

b Department of Family Science , University of Maryland School of Public Health , College Park , MD , USA.

Objective: The current study examined the role of family influences on the vaccine behavior of emerging adults.

Participants: In Spring 2017, we conducted anonymous online surveys of undergraduate students (n = 608) at a large, public university in the mid-Atlantic.

Methods: Logistic regression was used to examine associations between family factors and students' awareness of the HPV vaccine, vaccine receipt, and vaccine intentions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1583240DOI Listing

Factors associated with college students' willingness and readiness to act in a food allergic emergency (WilRAFAE).

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Olga Kagan

J Am Coll Health 2019 Mar 25:1-10. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

a Rockville Centre , Molloy College , New York, USA.

Objective: Food allergies are on the rise in the U.S. Factors associated with willingness and readiness to act in a food allergic emergency on a college campus are currently unknown. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1577868DOI Listing
March 2019
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Understanding vaccine knowledge, attitudes, and decision-making through college student interviews.

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

a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Vaccine Education Center , Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , USA.

Objective: We aimed to explore knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about vaccines required for college-entry and vaccine-related behaviors among college students.

Participants: Thirty-three full-time undergraduate students, ≥ 18 years old, enrolled at public (2) and private (3) colleges and universities in metropolitan Philadelphia in fall 2016.

Methods: We conducted semistructured interviews, which were double-coded with 5,015 comments overall and 99. Read More

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The magnitude and potential impact of missing data in a sexual violence campus climate survey.

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

d Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health , Indiana University-Bloomington , Bloomington , Indiana , USA.

Objective: Assess the impact of survey non-response and non-completion for a campus climate survey.

Participants: Intended for all degree-seeking students at a large, public, midwestern university, November 2014.

Methods: The survey covered sexual assault experiences and related attitudes. Read More

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Effectiveness of mindfulness-based coloring for university students' test anxiety.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Mar 25:1-10. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

a Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology , McGill University , Montreal , Quebec , Canada.

Objective: This study compared the effectiveness of mindfulness coloring (mandala), free drawing/coloring, and a noncoloring control activity for university students' test anxiety, and assessed the relationship of dispositional mindfulness and response to intervention on mindfulness and test anxiety states.

Participants: University students (n = 167; 81.4% female; M = 21. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1583239DOI Listing

Diagnostic sequence of cocaine use disorder in relation to other mental health conditions among college students.

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

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

Objective: Cocaine use is increasing. Comorbidities and diagnostic sequencing are needed among college students to inform treatment of cocaine use disorder (CUD).

Method: Using electronic medical records from the psychiatric clinic at the student health care center of a large, public university from 2005 to 2015, patients diagnosed with CUD were identified. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1583657DOI Listing
March 2019
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Unintended consequences in traffic-light food labeling: A call for mixed methods in public health research.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Mar 25:1-3. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

a Harvard Medical School , Boston , Massachusetts, USA.

Nudge theory describes how indirect suggestions and positive reinforcement can influence decision-making. We used nudge theory to implement a traffic-light labeling and choice architecture (modifying product placement) intervention at Harvard University cafeterias, but found no significant change in sales. Survey and focus group data showed that some students thought the labeling may exacerbate eating disorders, however, there is extremely limited research on potential negative consequences of labeling. Read More

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Relationship of physical activity and sleep with depression in college students.

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

a School of Kinesiology , University of Michigan , Ann Arbor , Michigan , USA.

Objectives: This study examined the relationship between physical activity, sleep and depression among college students and gender differences in physical activity, sleep and depression.

Methods: Participants were 1143 students from a large public university in Beijing and completed three questionnaires to measure their physical activity habits, sleep patterns, and depression levels. Data from were analyzed using descriptive statistics, stepwise regression, and an independent t test. Read More

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Examining the impact of social media on mood and body dissatisfaction using ecological momentary assessment.

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

c Department of Psychology , University of Missouri-Kansas City , Kansas City , Missouri , USA.

Objective: To assess the effects of social media consumption on body dissatisfaction and negative affect using ecological momentary assessment, a method of assessment over time in the participants' naturalistic environment.

Participants: Woman college students (N = 30) from a large public university participated in the study in Fall 2015.

Methods: Participants were contacted via their smartphones five times per day for five days and asked to complete a battery of measures which assessed social media use, body dissatisfaction, and negative affect. Read More

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Rural-urban differences in college students' cardiovascular risk perceptions.

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

a College of Nursing , University of South Carolina , Columbia , SC , USA.

Objective: To examine rural-urban differences in college students' cardiovascular risk perceptions.

Participants: College students in rural (n = 61) and urban (n = 57) Kentucky counties were recruited from November 2012 to May 2014.

Methods: This was a secondary data analysis of a cross-sectional study examining rural-urban differences in cardiovascular risk factors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1577866DOI Listing
March 2019
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The relationship between binge drinking and prosocial bystander behavior among college men.

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

a School of Public Health , Georgia State University , Atlanta , Georgia , USA.

Objectives: This study prospectively examined binge drinking's effect on prosocial bystander behavior and indicators of bystander behavior: intentions to intervene, self-efficacy to intervene, and positive outcome expectancies for intervening.

Participants: College men were recruited from February to April 2010.

Methods: Pre- and posttest surveys were administered as part of a randomized controlled trial (n = 743). Read More

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Applying the Haddon Matrix to evaluate sexual assault interventions on college campuses.

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

b Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , Baltimore , MD , USA.

Objective: A Haddon Matrix analysis was used to systematically review literature evaluating college campus sexual assault prevention programs to identify research gaps and intervention opportunities.

Methods: Articles included were published from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2017; indexed in PubMed, PsycInfo, or Scopus; involving English-speaking undergraduate students in the US; with experimental or quasi-experimental design.

Results: All 31 eligible studies evaluated educational programing; all relied on self-report measures; and three-quarters had follow-up periods ≤ 6 months. Read More

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The relationship between sleep and autonomic health.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Mar 11:1-7. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

a Department of Psychology , The University of Tennessee , Knoxville , Tennessee , USA.

Objective: To examine the relationship between sleep and resting autonomic nervous system (ANS) functioning in college students.

Participants: Participants were 141 undergraduate students (52 males) recruited from a large southeastern university during September-October 2017.

Methods: Participants completed self-report inventories (demographic and sleep characteristics). Read More

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March 2019
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Tanning benefits, seasonal effects, and concerns about sunscreen: Measuring health beliefs about UV among college students.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Mar 8:1-8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

a School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences , Oregon State University , Corvallis , OR , USA.

Objective: To develop and validate a scale measuring health beliefs about UV in cloudy climates that may impact UV exposure behaviors.

Participants: Students at a large university in Oregon completed pilot (N = 115) and final (N = 335) scales online March-July, 2016. Five participants underwent cognitive interviews. Read More

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Comparing the effectiveness of individual and group therapy for students with symptoms of anxiety and depression: A randomized pilot study.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Mar 8:1-8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

a Student Wellness and Counselling Centre , Memorial University of Newfoundland , St. John's , Newfoundland , Canada.

Objective: To examine the effectiveness of individual versus group therapy for anxiety and depression among university students.

Participants: Forty-one university students experiencing moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety and/or depression participated during one of three academic semesters from 2015 to 2016.

Methods: Participants were randomly assigned to either 6-weeks of individual or group therapy and completed outcome measures at pre-and-post-treatment. Read More

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March 2019
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The association between physical fitness and physical activity among Chinese college students.

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JunLi Wang

J Am Coll Health 2019 Mar 8:1-8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

a Institute of Physical Education , China University of Ming and Technology , Xuzhou , China.

Objective: The constant deterioration of the physical fitness of college students has been a popular topic in China, thus this research analyzes the potential health risk of inadequate physical activity among college students.

Participants/methods: During the national student fitness test (NSFT) in 2012, 1500 students from Tsinghua University were recruited and asked to complete the international physical activity questionnaire. Finally, 1414 (94. Read More

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The impact of a health education intervention on health behaviors and mental health among Chinese college students.

J Am Coll Health 2019 Mar 8:1-6. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

a School of Health Sciences , Wuhan University , Wuhan , People's Republic of China.

Objective: This study aimed to assess the impact of a health education intervention on health behaviors, self-efficacy, and well-being among college students.

Participants: Between March and October 2016, a total of 532 undergraduates participated.

Methods: A theory-based intervention was conducted at Wuhan University, China. Read More

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March 2019
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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