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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525447/mothers-fathers-sons-and-human-papillomavirus-immunization-practices
#1
Tami Lynn Thomas, Ora L Strickland, Melinda Higgins
Despite the fact that human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and HPV-related cancers are on the rise in men, male HPV vaccine series completion is less than 10% in many areas. This study examined parental knowledge of the HPV vaccine and intent to vaccinate their sons. A cross-sectional study of 341 parents of boys was conducted in school settings in rural southeastern Georgia. Mothers were 2.07 times more likely than fathers to vaccinate their sons. Future research directions should include strategies to increase HPV vaccination in both genders and focus on parents' perceived severity and vulnerability of their sons to HPV infection...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525446/training-village-health-workers-in-detection-and-monitoring-of-noncommunicable-diseases-a-low-cost-option-for-rural-areas-facing-the-emerging-health-epidemic
#2
Shyamsundar J Raithatha, Dinesh Kumar, Amee A Amin
Noncommunicable diseases account for 53% of deaths and 44% of disability-adjusted life years lost in India. Village health workers (VHWs) were trained in blood pressure (BP) and blood sugar (BS) measurement and assessed using a checklist. A total of 38 VHWs with a mean age of 44.8 years, schooling of 9.9 years, scored 10.0 (76.9%) for BP and 9.74 (69.6%) for BS. There was no difference in scores for education and age. It is possible to train VHWs in BP and BS measurement and utilize them for screening and monitoring of hypertension and diabetes in a noncommunicable disease care program...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525445/priorities-and-preferences-for-weight-management-and-cardiovascular-risk-reduction-in-primary-care
#3
Lynne S Nemeth, LaShanta J Rice, Maryellen Potts, Cathy Melvin, Melanie Jefferson, Chanita Hughes-Halbert
Implementing behavioral interventions for cardiovascular risk reduction and weight management is challenging in primary care. Primary care patients and providers were recruited for qualitative interviews to identify priorities and preferences for addressing weight management. Thematic analysis was used to identify relevant resources, barriers to lifestyle modification, health behavior change, and implementation of weight management strategies into care. Patients and providers prioritized increasing physical activity and healthy diets when managing chronic disease; and reported decreased patient motivation, knowledge, and limited organizational capacity and time among providers to deliver intensive interventions...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525444/cardiovascular-disease-risk-profile-and-readiness-to-change-in-blue-and-white-collar-workers
#4
Kerith D Aginsky, Demitri Constantinou, Maretha Delport, Estelle D Watson
This study provides a health and risk profile of blue- (BCWs) and white-collar workers (WCWs). Health screening data (n = 603; age 38.2 ± 9.7 years) included cholesterol and glucose finger-prick test, blood pressure, body mass index, and self-reported stress levels and readiness to change. Blue-collar workers were significantly older and had higher blood pressure readings and were more likely to develop hypertension (odds ratio [OR]: 1.72; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.05-2.81; P = .03), but less likely to present with hypercholesterolemia (OR: 0...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525443/screen-hours-and-sleep-symptoms-the-us-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
#5
OʼDene Lewis, Yewande Odeyemi, Vladimir Joseph, Alem Mehari, Richard F Gillum
Few studies have examined the relationship between television viewing, computer use, and sleep symptoms. We hypothesized that television and computer time was associated with sleep symptoms. Screen hours were the sum of daily TV hours and computer hours. A total of 4342 participants 20 years and older had data on screen hours. After adjusting for confounders, 4 or more screen hours were significantly associated with increased odds of reporting long sleep latency, nighttime awakening, high sleep hours, and snoring (P < ...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525442/prevalence-and-determinants-of-hypertension-and-high-normal-blood-pressure-among-young-adult-saudi-females-insights-into-preventive-strategies
#6
Maha A Al-Mohaissen, Qumasha Y Al-Obaid, Wafa A AlGhamdi, Haneen S Al-Alyani, Sheima M Dahman, Nora A Al-Wahhabi, Noura M Al-Awaji, Terry Lee
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of hypertension and high normal blood pressure and their risk factors among young adult Saudi females. A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted in a women's university. A questionnaire evaluated the subjects' demographic data and risk factors for hypertension and the blood pressure, height, and weight were recorded. In all, 4.1% of the participants were hypertensive and 6.2% had high normal blood pressure. Significant predictors of hypertension/high normal blood pressure were increased body mass index, increased heart rate, walking fewer days per week, and dietary factors...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525441/dance-your-heart-out-a-community-s-approach-to-addressing-cardiovascular-health-by-using-a-logic-model
#7
Karin L Becker
Cardiovascular health has been identified as a prioritized community health need according to recent community health needs assessment data. While the Affordable Care Act mandates that nonprofit hospitals conduct a community health needs assessment, little guidance exists on how to address the identified needs. Logic models provide systematic structure and necessary direction in how communities can start to address their identified health needs. Completing logic models in a nonlinear fashion is encouraged to employ a strengths-based approach and verify the logic...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525440/prevention-and-management-of-hypertension-and-diabetes-using-social-capital-and-physical-activity-among-socioeconomically-disadvantaged-populations
#8
Akiko Kamimura, Jennifer Tabler, Maziar M Nourian, Nushean Assasnik, Lindsey Wright, Jeanie Ashby
The purpose of this study is to examine the association between physical activity adherence and social capital among uninsured primary care patients with or without hypertension and/or diabetes. Uninsured adults using a free clinic (N = 374) participated in a self-administered survey from January to April in 2016. The percentage of participants who were adherent to physical activity was low regardless of having hypertension and/or diabetes, or not. Individuals who reported a high sense of community were associated with a higher percentage of physical activity adherence...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525439/evaluation-of-community-based-policy-systems-and-environment-interventions-targeting-the-vending-machines
#9
Kristen M Garcia, Whitney R Garney, Kristin M Primm, Kenneth R McLeroy
The American Heart Association conducted policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) focused interventions to increase healthy vending in 8 communities. PSE interventions were assessed using the Nutrition Environment Measures Survey Vending Assessment to see changes in the food environment. Baseline and follow-up assessments were conducted with 3 settings and a total of 19 machines. PSE changes resulted in increased availability of healthy options and decreased unhealthy options. Implementation of PSE interventions targeting the food environment can be an effective method of providing increased access to healthy foods and beverages with the goal of increasing consumption to decrease chronic diseases...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525438/slowing-bmi-growth-trajectories-in-elementary-school-aged-children-the-northeast-iowa-food-and-fitness-initiative
#10
Loren L Toussaint, Kristin Housholder, Katelyn Janssen, Ann Mansfield, Brian A Lynch
This project examines the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative, a policy-, community-, and school-based effort to slow children's body mass index (BMI) growth over 6 years. Kindergarteners (K) to fifth graders (5) from 10 different school districts participated (N = 4101). Students with 0 to 1 years of initiative exposure showed greater growth in BMI compared with children who had 2 to 6 years of exposure, resulting in K-5 BMI savings of 1.5 points (6 lb) for median-height boys and girls. Results suggest that changes to policies, communities, and schools may provide effective obesity reduction in children...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525437/feasibility-and-parental-acceptability-of-an-8-week-slow-speed-high-intensity-community-based-resistance-training-program-for-preadolescent-children
#11
Sarah L Mullane, Vincent B Bocchicchio, Noe C Crespo
High-intensity resistance training (RT) shows promise for improved cardiometabolic health in children. Achieving high-intensity RT safely is a challenge for community-based programs because of parental concerns and group engagement. Twenty preadolescent children completed an 8-week, twice per week program using slow speed to achieve high-intensity RT. Parent and child surveys were conducted to measure acceptability and effectiveness. Child fitness levels were assessed, and fasting blood draws and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry were performed on a subset population...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525436/foreword
#12
Keith C Norris
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26422231/narrative-exposure-therapy-a-proposed-model-to-address-intimate-partner-violence-related-ptsd-in-parenting-and-pregnant-adolescents
#13
Ellen M Volpe, Camille R Quinn, Kathryn Resch, Marilyn S Sommers, Elizabeth Wieling, Catherine Cerulli
Pregnant and parenting adolescents experience high rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) and its sequelae posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. Narrative exposure therapy (NET) is an innovative intervention that has demonstrated strong preliminary evidence in improving mental health. The specific aims of this article are 3-fold: (1) provide a brief background about IPV-related PTSD and depression among pregnant and parenting adolescents; (2) describe NET's theoretical principles, its therapeutic process, and provide a review of existing evidence; and (3) discuss NET as a potential treatment to address the mental health burden among adolescents experiencing IPV-related PTSD and depression...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207680/cultural-contributors-to-smoking-susceptibility-outcomes-among-latino-youth-the-padres-informados-jovenes-preparados-participatory-trial
#14
Michele L Allen, G Ali Hurtado, Diego Garcia-Huidobro, Cynthia Davey, Jean Forster, Ursula Reynoso, Silvia Alvarez de Davila, Roxana Linares, Nancy Gonzales, María Veronica Svetaz
Padres Informados/Jovenes Preparados is a community-based participatory, family-focused tobacco prevention intervention for immigrant Latino families of adolescents. We conducted a participatory randomized controlled trial including 352 Latino families. Parents and youth in the intervention condition engaged in eight family skill building sessions. Participants completed baseline and 6-month postintervention surveys assessing smoking susceptibility and contextual factors. While the intervention did not affect smoking susceptibility overall, it resulted in lower smoking susceptibility among youth in families with less adherence to traditional Latino cultural values...
April 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207679/using-community-based-participatory-research-and-human-centered-design-to-address-violence-related-health-disparities-among-latino-a-youth
#15
Maryam Kia-Keating, Diana E Santacrose, Sabrina R Liu, Jessica Adams
High rates of exposure to violence and other adversities among Latino/a youth contribute to health disparities. The current article addresses the ways in which community-based participatory research (CBPR) and human-centered design (HCD) can help engage communities in dialogue and action. We present a project exemplifying how community forums, with researchers, practitioners, and key stakeholders, including youths and parents, integrated HCD strategies with a CBPR approach. Given the potential for power inequities among these groups, CBPR + HCD acted as a catalyst for reciprocal dialogue and generated potential opportunity areas for health promotion and change...
April 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207678/mexican-american-college-men-s-mis-understandings-about-hpv-and-cervical-cancer
#16
Tiffany A Schiffner, Lydia P Buki, Raha F Sabet
Latinas have disproportionally high rates of cervical cancer in part due to their reliance on Latino partners to make sexual health decisions, their limited knowledge about human papillomavirus (HPV), and inconsistent Pap smear screening behaviors. In this qualitative study, we examined the sexual health beliefs of Latino college men regarding HPV. Participants included 6 Mexican American college students from a large Midwestern university. We conducted 18 in-depth individual interviews about men's beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge about HPV...
April 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207677/predictors-of-human-papillomavirus-vaccine-initiation-and-completion-among-latino-mothers-of-11-to-17-year-old-daughters-living-along-the-texas-mexico-border
#17
Daisy Y Morales-Campos, Deborah Parra-Medina
Few Texas Latino girls initiate and complete the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series, but few studies have examined predictors of initiation and completion in this group. Mothers are crucial to vaccine uptake. Using self-reported data from mothers of unvaccinated girls (n = 317), we examined the association between predictors (HPV and HPV vaccine knowledge, vaccine self-efficacy) and outcomes (initiation and completion). Despite an increase in HPV and HPV vaccine knowledge from baseline to follow-up (n = 195), we found no association between the predictors and the outcomes...
April 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207676/segmented-assimilation-an-approach-to-studying-acculturation-and-obesity-among-latino-adults-in-the-united-states
#18
Karen R Flórez, Ana Abraído-Lanza
Segmented assimilation theory posits that immigrants experience distinct paths of assimilation. Using cluster analysis and data from the National Latino and Asian American Survey, this study sought to apply this theory in relation to obesity among Latinos. Four clusters emerged: a "second-generation classic," a "third-generation classic," an "underclass," and a "segmented assimilation" pattern. In analyses controlling for sociodemographic confounders (eg, age), second-generation classic individuals had higher odds of obesity (odds ratio = 2...
April 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207675/acculturation-and-self-management-perceptions-among-mexican-american-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
#19
Julie Plasencia, Sharon Hoerr, Marsha Carolan, Lorraine Weatherspoon
Because type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is disproportionately high among Mexican Americans in the United States, this study examined how acculturation influences T2DM self-management, a critical component for disease outcome. Qualitative interviews of 24 low-income Mexican American patients with T2DM were matched to their biomedical and dietary data and degree of acculturation. Greater acculturation to the United States was associated with less favorable diabetes control, fiber density, leisure-time physical activity, and more physical disability...
April 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207674/latino-acculturation-and-periodontitis-status-among-mexican-origin-adults-in-the-united-states-nhanes-2009-2012
#20
Dina Garcia, Sergey Tarima, Laura Glasman, Laura D Cassidy, John Meurer, Christopher Okunseri
This study examined the association between Latino acculturation indicators (language and citizenship/nativity status) and periodontitis using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2009-2012. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression analyses were performed and all analyses were adjusted for the complex survey design. Results showed that 63.2% of participants had periodontitis: 9.4% mild, 37.9% moderate, and 16% severe. Language was significantly associated with periodontitis after adjusting for age, educational level, gender, usual source of care, flossing, smoking, and glycohemoglobin level (P = ...
April 2017: Family & Community Health
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