443 results match your criteria concept health-promoting


[Ethical implications in the development of functional training in mixed and augmented reality environments to treat hypertension in old age: A qualitative content analysis].

Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 2021 Jul 9. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Klinik für Geriatrie und Altersmedizin, Berlin, Deutschland.

Background: E-Health is of increasing importance in ensuring demand-oriented health care. In addition to technical feasibility, issues concerning the normative requirements for their use are growing. This paper discusses the ethical, legal and social implications of the use of mixed reality (MR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies in the therapy of elderly people with hypertension. Read More

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Engaging Diverse Community Groups to Promote Population Health through Healthy City Approach: Analysis of Successful Cases in Western Pacific Region.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 06 19;18(12). Epub 2021 Jun 19.

Secretariat, Alliance for Healthy Cities, Tokyo 101-0062, Japan.

Background: A substantial global burden of health can be attributed to unhealthy lifestyles and an unhealthy living environment. The concept of a Healthy City is continually creating and improving physical and social environments to enable healthy living. The aim of this paper is to investigate how the Healthy City concept would tackle the complexity of health by addressing the socio-economic and political determinants of health in the Western Pacific Region. Read More

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Partners' expectations and experiences of the project 'Midwife All the Way': A qualitative study.

Eur J Midwifery 2021 16;5:17. Epub 2021 Jun 16.

Midwifery Research - Reproductive, Perinatal and Sexual Health, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

Introduction: Continuity models of midwifery care are significant factors in facilitating a positive childbirth experience for birthing women. A knowledge gap exists regarding partners' experiences of continuity of midwifery care during pregnancy, birth, and after birth, although it is essential to understand the experiences of both parents in relation to continuity of care. Thus, the aim of this study was to highlight partners' expectations and experiences of having participated in a continuity of midwifery care project. Read More

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The need for adolescents' agency in salutogenic approaches shaping physical activity in schools.

Health Promot Int 2021 Jun 18. Epub 2021 Jun 18.

Public Health Research Group, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain.

Physical activity (PA) contributes to health throughout life. In particular, young people can benefit from this. Schools can play a key role in providing learning conditions to experience meaningful PAs aimed at inspiring students to lifelong PA. Read More

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Health-Promoting Properties of Lactobacilli in Fermented Dairy Products.

Front Microbiol 2021 21;12:673890. Epub 2021 May 21.

Council for Agricultural Research and Economics-Research Center for Animal Production and Aquaculture (CREA-ZA), Lodi, Italy.

Bacteria of the genus have been employed in food fermentation for decades. Fermented dairy products, such as cheese and yogurt, are products of high value known as functional food and widely consumed due to their positive health impact. Fermentation was originally based on conversion of carbohydrate into organic acids, mostly lactic acid, intended to preserve nutrient in milk, but then it develops in other disclosure of capabilities associates with health benefit. Read More

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Maternal and Child Health Benefits of the Mamata Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Odisha, India.

J Nutr 2021 Jun 4. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

UC Institute for Prediction Technology, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA.

Background: Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) are demand-side interventions that link cash receipt to fulfilment of health-promoting conditions such as regular health check-ups and investment in human capital. In 2011, the Indian state of Odisha, implemented a statewide CCT program-the Mamata Scheme-towards improving maternal/child health outcomes and promoting health-seeking behavior. Mamata targets pregnant and lactating women aged ≥19 y, and provides a sizable financial incentive relative to household income levels. Read More

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Health Related Studyability-An Approach to Structure Health Promotion Interventions at Universities.

Front Public Health 2021 12;9:654119. Epub 2021 May 12.

Institute of Sports and Sports Science, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany.

So far, the only existing prerequisite to enter an academic institution is a specific diploma, like a high school diploma, or another comparable certified document. Other requirements may only be a numerus clausus for certain fields of study to pave the bureaucratic way for a prospective student into their university life. The way first year students dive into their first academic experiences is entirely left to themselves. Read More

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Patients' experiences of place and space after a relocation to evidence-based designed forensic psychiatric hospitals.

Int J Ment Health Nurs 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Institute of Health and Care Sciences at Gothenburg University, Göteborg, Sweden.

Forensic hospitals provide care for incarcerated patients who have committed a crime under the influence of serious mental illness. The care and (re)habilitation of the target group require highly competent staff and treatment strategies as well as purpose-built facilities that promote successful recovery. The aim of this study was to examine patients' experiences of place and space in new, purpose-built, evidence-based designed forensic psychiatric facilities in terms of supporting everydayness. Read More

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Probiotics in the dairy industry-Advances and opportunities.

Compr Rev Food Sci Food Saf 2021 Jul 3;20(4):3937-3982. Epub 2021 May 3.

College of Food Science and Technology, Hebei Agricultural University, Baoding, China.

The past two decades have witnessed a global surge in the application of probiotics as functional ingredients in food, animal feed, and pharmaceutical products. Among food industries, the dairy industry is the largest sector where probiotics are employed in a number of dairy products including sour/fermented milk, yogurt, cheese, butter/cream, ice cream, and infant formula. These probiotics are either used as starter culture alone or in combination with traditional starters, or incorporated into dairy products following fermentation, where their presence imparts many functional characteristics to the product (for instance, improved aroma, taste, and textural characteristics), in addition to conferring many health-promoting properties. Read More

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Immunomodulating Effects of Fungal Beta-Glucans: From Traditional Use to Medicine.

Nutrients 2021 Apr 17;13(4). Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Campus Venlo, Food Claims Centre Venlo, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Maastricht University, 5911 BV Venlo, The Netherlands.

The importance of a well-functioning and balanced immune system has become more apparent in recent decades. Various elements have however not yet been uncovered as shown, for example, in the uncertainty on immune system responses to COVID-19. Fungal beta-glucans are bioactive molecules with immunomodulating properties. Read More

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Polyphenols as a Diet Therapy Concept for Endometriosis-Current Opinion and Future Perspectives.

Nutrients 2021 Apr 18;13(4). Epub 2021 Apr 18.

Department of Biotechnology and Food Microbiology, Poznan University of Life Sciences, 48 Wojska Polskiego St., 60-627 Poznan, Poland.

Endometriosis represents an often painful, estrogen-dependent gynecological disorder, defined by the existence of endometrial glands and stroma exterior to the uterine cavity. The disease provides a wide range of symptoms and affects women's quality of life and reproductive functions. Despite research efforts and extensive investigations, this disease's pathogenesis and molecular basis remain unclear. Read More

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School-Based Participatory Response for Reopening During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of a Metropolitan High School Implementing the Health Promoting School.

Front Public Health 2021 6;9:578200. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Department of Nursing, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea.

This study aimed to analyze how a private high school in Seoul developed and executed a "school disinfection strategy" to ensure the students' right to study in a safe environment, and also to analyze the lessons learned from this process. This was a case study of school health in a community-based school reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study target was a 64-year-old private high school with 12 classes for each grade with a total of 1,100 students. Read More

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Free Food at Work: A Concept Analysis.

Workplace Health Saf 2021 Jun 13;69(6):277-289. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

University of South Carolina.

Background: Employees who spend substantial amounts of time in a workplace away from home are likely to acquire and consume food during work hours. Reportedly, free food at work is a common occurrence in various workplace settings such as business offices and hospitals. Little is known about the nutritional quality, prevalence, or health impact of free food at work. Read More

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Examining the impact of weight bias on the association between exercise identity and maladaptive exercise behaviors.

Eat Behav 2021 04 29;41:101503. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA.

Objective: Though exercise behaviors are typically viewed as health-promoting, certain forms of exercise (i.e., excessive exercise, unhealthy muscle-building behaviors) are considered maladaptive and are associated with negative physical and psychological outcomes. Read More

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Developing health and wellbeing in prisons: an analysis of prison inspection reports in Scotland.

BMC Health Serv Res 2021 Apr 7;21(1):314. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

School of Health and Community Studies, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK.

Background: The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has been long regarded for its progressive policy approach to health promotion in prison. It is one of the few countries with a strategic plan for health promotion implementation. Given the paucity of understanding in relation to the concept of a health promoting prison, this study assessed routinely collected prison inspection data to understand and distil learning in regard the practical implementation of health-promoting prisons. Read More

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Next-generation probiotics: a promising approach towards designing personalized medicine.

Crit Rev Microbiol 2021 Aug 6;47(4):479-498. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Dairy Microbiology Division, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Deemed University, Karnal, India.

Second brain, forgotten organ, individual's identity card, and host's fingerprint are the few collective terms that are often used to describe the gut microbiome because of its variability, accountability, and its role in deciding the host's health. Also, the understanding of this host health-gut microbiota relationship can create an opportunity to control an individual's health by manipulating the gut microbiota composition. Several approaches like administration of probiotic, prebiotics, synbiotics, faecal microbiota transplantation have been tried to mitigate the dysbiosis originated ill effects. Read More

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Nanoencapsulation of Promising Bioactive Compounds to Improve Their Absorption, Stability, Functionality and the Appearance of the Final Food Products.

Molecules 2021 Mar 11;26(6). Epub 2021 Mar 11.

Centro Tecnológico de la Carne de Galicia, rúa Galicia n° 4, Parque Tecnológico de Galicia, 32900 San Cibrao das Viñas, Ourense, Spain.

The design of functional foods has grown recently as an answer to rising consumers' concerns and demands for natural, nutritional and healthy food products. Nanoencapsulation is a technique based on enclosing a bioactive compound (BAC) in liquid, solid or gaseous states within a matrix or inert material for preserving the coated substance (food or flavor molecules/ingredients). Nanoencapsulation can improve stability of BACs, improving the regulation of their release at physiologically active sites. Read More

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Health-Promoting Leadership: Concept, Measurement, and Research Framework.

Front Psychol 2021 26;12:602333. Epub 2021 Feb 26.

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia.

Employee health is not only positively related to the employee well-being and family happiness, but also impacts organizations, and society as a whole. We searched the health-promoting leadership literature in the following databases: Web of Science, ProQuest, EBSCO, and a Chinese local database. Based on this research, we clarify the concept of health-promoting leadership, propose a definition of health-promoting leadership, and examine measurement scales for this type of leadership. Read More

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February 2021

Whether short peptides are good candidates for future neuroprotective therapeutics?

Peptides 2021 Jun 11;140:170528. Epub 2021 Mar 11.

Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Lodz, 92-215, Lodz, Poland. Electronic address:

Neurodegenerative diseases are a broad group of largely debilitating, and ultimately terminal conditions resulting in progressive degeneration of different brain regions. The observed damages are associated with cell death, structural and functional deficits of neurons, or demyelination. The concept of neuroprotection concerns the administration of the agent, which should reverse some of the damage or prevent further adverse changes. Read More

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The biological activities of postbiotics in gastrointestinal disorders.

Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 2021 Mar 10:1-22. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

Faculty of Agriculture Engineering, Department of Food Science, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran.

According to outcomes from clinical studies, an intricate relationship occurs between the beneficial microbiota, gut homeostasis, and the host's health status. Numerous studies have confirmed the health-promoting effects of probiotics, particularly in gastrointestinal diseases. On the other hand, the safety issues regarding the consumption of some probiotics are still a matter of debate, thus to overcome the problems related to the application of live probiotic cells in terms of clinical, technological, and economic aspects, microbial-derived biomolecules (postbiotics) were introducing as a potential alternative agent. Read More

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The association between studying in health promoting schools and adolescent smoking and alcohol consumption in Lithuania.

Health Promot Int 2021 Feb 20. Epub 2021 Feb 20.

Departament of Public Health, Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, M. K. Čiurlionio g. 21, Vilnius 03101, Lithuania.

The concept of the Health Promoting School (HPS) encourages a holistic approach to promoting health in schools, instead of a more traditional education on health. The aim of this paper was to determine the association between studying in a HPS and smoking and alcohol consumption among adolescents. A cross-sectional study of 3574 adolescents from 44 HPS and 66 non-HPSs was conducted. Read More

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February 2021

Experiences of supporting older persons in completion of an exercise and nutrition intervention: an interview study with nursing home staff.

BMC Geriatr 2021 02 5;21(1):109. Epub 2021 Feb 5.

Stockholms Sjukhem R&D unit, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background: The interactions between nursing home (NH) staff and their residents are crucial not only for the atmosphere at the NH but also for achieving care goals. In order to test the potential effects of daily physical activities (sit-to-stand (STS) exercises) combined with oral nutritional supplementation (ONS), a randomized intervention trial (the Older Person's Exercise and Nutrition (OPEN) Study) was performed in NH residents. One aspect of the study was to interview and report the NH staff's experiences of supporting the residents in fulfilling the intervention. Read More

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February 2021

Self-transcendence among adults 65 years and older: A meta-analysis.

Scand J Caring Sci 2021 Feb 1. Epub 2021 Feb 1.

NTNU Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Trondheim, Norway.

Introduction: Self-transcendence is a human capacity for wellbeing by expanding one's personal boundaries and may act as a health-promoting resource among adults ≥65 years. Therefore, the objectives of this meta-analysis were to determine the mean score of self-transcendence based on place of residence and gender, and to evaluate the correlations of self-transcendence with meaning, sense of coherence, resilience and depression.

Methods: Based on inclusion criteria, 13 studies were included. Read More

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February 2021

Factors influencing the implementation of the Health Promoting University initiative: experiences of Ibero-American universities.

Health Promot Int 2021 Jan 30. Epub 2021 Jan 30.

Psychological Sciences Research Institute, Université Catholique de Louvain, 10 Place Cardinal Mercier, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

The Health Promoting University (HPU) concept encourages universities to incorporate health into the university context. HPU initiatives exist worldwide, yet information on how universities translate the HPU concept into actions is scarce. This study aimed to identify the factors influencing the implementation of HPU initiatives in Ibero-American universities. Read More

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January 2021

Multifunctionality and intrinsic disorder of royal jelly proteome.

Proteomics 2021 03 23;21(6):e2000237. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589 80203, Saudi Arabia.

Royal Jelly (RJ) is a gelatinous white-yellowish fluid, possessing a sour taste and a slight phenolic smell that is secreted by the hypopharyngeal and mandibular salivary glands of the nurse honeybees, and is used in nutrition of larvae and adult queens. Similar to other substances associated with the activities of honeybees, RJ not only contains nutritive components, such as carbohydrates, proteins, peptides, lipids, vitamins, and mineral salts, but also represents a natural ingredient with cosmetic and health-promoting properties. RJ is characterized by remarkable multifunctionality, possessing numerous biological activities. Read More

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Recognizing expressions of thriving among persons living in nursing homes: a qualitative study.

BMC Nurs 2021 Jan 5;20(1). Epub 2021 Jan 5.

Department of Nursing, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

Background: Thriving has emerged as a contemporary and health-promoting concept for older people living in nursing homes; however, there has been limited research to explore how nursing home staff identify thriving in their everyday practice. The aim of this study was to explore how staff recognize expressions of thriving among persons living in nursing homes.

Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 nurses working at a nursing home in Victoria, Australia. Read More

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January 2021

Preliminary study on the potential application of Fourier-transform mid-infrared for the evaluation of overall quality and authenticity of Moroccan virgin olive oil.

J Sci Food Agric 2021 May 1;101(7):2901-2911. Epub 2020 Dec 1.

Université d'Artois, UMRT 1158 BioEcoAgro, ICV-Institut Charles Viollette, Lens, France.

Background: Olive oil provides a wide range of health-promoting compounds. The quality of olive oil is an even more complex concept as it is affected by several factors, such as variety, season, stage of maturation, extraction processing, and so on. The main objective of this study was to determine the potential of chemical and mid-infrared spectroscopy techniques to determine the quality and authenticity of virgin olive oil (VOO). Read More

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The health promoting sports club model: an intervention planning framework.

Health Promot Int 2020 Oct 28. Epub 2020 Oct 28.

Université Côte d'Azur, LAMHESS, Nice, France.

Researchers and policymakers acknowledge sports clubs (SCs) as health promoting settings. Limited research links the health promoting sports club (HPSC) concept with evidence-driven strategies to provide SCs guidance to develop health promotion (HP) interventions. As implementation science insists on theoretically grounded interventions, the present work's objective was to provide SCs an evidence-driven intervention framework for planning, developing and implementing HP initiatives. Read More

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October 2020

Patient participation in forensic psychiatric care: Mental health professionals' perspective.

Int J Ment Health Nurs 2021 Apr 23;30(2):461-468. Epub 2020 Oct 23.

University Health Care Research Center, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.

Patient participation is a central concept in modern health care and an important factor in theories/models such as person-centred care, shared decision-making, human rights approaches, and recovery-oriented practice. Forensic psychiatric care involves the treatment of patients with serious mental illnesses who also have committed a crime, and there are known challenges for mental health staff to create a health-promoting climate. The aim of the present study was to describe mental health professionals' perceptions of the concept of patient participation in forensic psychiatric care. Read More

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Building health-promoting sports clubs: a participative concept mapping approach.

Public Health 2020 Nov 10;188:8-17. Epub 2020 Oct 10.

Université Côte d'Azur, LAMHESS, 261, Boulevard du Mercantour, 06200, Nice, France.

Objectives: The potential of sports clubs to promote health beyond physical activity has been acknowledged by researchers and policy-makers. This study gathered stakeholder ideas on support sports clubs need to increase health promotion efforts and prioritize them based on importance and feasibility.

Study Design: The study design used in this study is a mixed-methods concept mapping approach. Read More

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November 2020