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Journal of American College Health: J of ACH

Amanda H Wilkerson, Christine L Hackman, Sarah E Rush, Stuart L Usdan, Corinne S Smith
OBJECTIVE: Behaviors of weight conscious drinkers (BWCD) include disordered eating, excessive physical activity, and heavy episodic drinking. Considering approximately 25% of college students report BWCD, it is important to investigate what characteristics increase the likelihood of college students engaging in BWCD for both moderate and vigorous physical activity. PARTICIPANTS: 510 college students recruited from a large, public southeastern university. METHODS: Participants completed a cross-sectional survey during the spring 2015 semester...
June 22, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Jacquelyn D Wiersma-Mosley, Kristen N Jozkowski, Taylor Martinez
OBJECTIVE: Rape on college campuses continues to be a pervasive public health issue with approximately 11% of women experiencing rape while in college. As such, it is important to examine factors unique to college campuses that influence the occurrences of rape. METHODS: Using data from 1,423 four-year universities (public and private with at least 1,000 students) from the Office of Education and the Clery Act (2014), we examined institutional risk factors, such as tuition, liquor violations, Greek-life, athletic programs, institution type (public vs...
June 22, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Laura Shannonhouse, Yung-Wei Dennis Lin, Kelly Shaw, Reema Wanna, Michael Porter
OBJECTIVE: Suicide remains a pressing issue for college communities. Consequently, gate-keeper trainings are often provided for staff. This study examines the effect of one such program, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). PARTICIPANTS: 51 college employees received ASIST in August of 2014 and were compared to 30 wait-list control participants. METHODS: MR-ANOVA were used to analyze pre- and post-training: (a) skills at responding to students-at-risk; (b) attitudes towards suicide; (c) knowledge about suicide; and (d) comfort/competence/confidence at helping a student-at-risk...
June 19, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Quri Daniels-Witt, Amy Thompson, Tavis Glassman, Sara Federman, Katie Bott
Opiate abuse in the United States (U.S.) is on the rise among the college student population. This public health crisis requires immediate action from professionals and stakeholders whom are committed to addressing the needs of prospective, current, and recovering opiate users using comprehensive prevention methods. Such approaches have been used to deliver primary, secondary, and tertiary intervention to alcohol and other drug users but are underutilized in the case of opiate abuse among college students in the U...
June 16, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Philip Looper, David George, Eric J Johnson, Susan E Conway
OBJECTIVE: To examine the perceptions among faculty and health professional students regarding mandatory vaccination policies on a health sciences campus. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 296 faculty and 244 students completed surveys during fall 2015. METHODS: The online survey administered to individuals who received the influenza vaccine during the fall 2015 influenza vaccination clinic season included 5 items evaluating perceptions of employer mandatory vaccination requirements...
June 16, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Heather P Eastman-Mueller, Sara B Oswalt
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a trend analysis of Pap test practices, Pap test results and related women's services and guidelines of college health centers. PARTICIPANTS: College health centers who participated in the annual ACHA Pap Test and STI Survey years 2004 to 2014 (n ranged from 127 to 181 depending on year). METHODS: Descriptive analyses are presented with ANOVAs and chi-square tests calculated to examine trends over time. RESULTS: The number of Pap tests significantly decreased over time; however, the percentage of normal and HSIL results did not vary...
June 16, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Jeffrey P Yaeger, Megan A Moreno
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of longitudinally reporting age at first drink (AFD), and to test AFD and setting of first drink (SFD) as predictors of collegiate problem drinking. PARTICIPANTS: 338 first-year college students were interviewed multiple times during their first academic year, from May 2011 through August 2012. METHODS: AFD, SFD, and problem drinking were measured using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) during the first year of college...
June 16, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Laura A Rhodes
OBJECTIVE: To perform a literature review assessing the management of H. pylori management in international college students. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted using the following key words: Helicobacter pylori, H pylori, student, college student, college health, treatment, guidelines, resistance, and antibiotic resistant. RESULTS: No additional literature was found that directly addresses the treatment of H. pylori infection in international college students...
June 16, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Kathleen A Parks, Kristine Levonyan-Radloff, Sarahmona M Przybyla, Sherri Darrow, Mark Muraven, Amy Hequembourg
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current study was to increase qualitative understanding of student motives for and consequences associated with nonmedical use of prescription drugs. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-one students participated in eight focus groups between April and November 2013. METHODS: Students described prescription drugs commonly used for nonmedical reasons, as well as the motives for and consequences associated with their use. Data were analyzed using thematic content analysis...
June 15, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Jennifer M Gómez
OBJECTIVES: Interpersonal trauma has deleterious effects on mental health (1) , with college students experiencing relatively high rates of lifetime trauma (2) . Asian American/Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have the lowest rate of mental health care utilization (4) . According to cultural betrayal trauma theory (CBTT) (9, 10, 11) , societal inequality may impact within-group violence in minority populations, thus having implications for mental health. In the current exploratory study, between-group (interracial) and within-group (ethno-cultural betrayal) trauma and mental health outcomes were examined in AAPI college students...
June 15, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Carrie Rosario, Naomi Modeste, Hildemar Dos Santos, Daniel Handysides, Thelma Gamboa-Maldonado, Kendal Boyd
OBJECTIVE: Health literacy is a determinant of health, but disparities in health literacy persist. This study examined the influence of ecological factors on college students' health literacy. PARTICIPANTS: During January 2016 a non-random sample of Black undergraduate students (n = 298) age 18-24 were recruited from enrollment lists at two urban universities in the South-eastern US. METHODS: Information on health literacy as well as numerous intrapersonal, social, and cultural-environment factors was obtained using an electronic questionnaire and then statistically modelled...
June 15, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Emily R Wilhite, James R Ashenhurst, Elise N Marino, Kim Fromme
Objective This study examined how freshman year substance use prospectively predicted time to college graduation, and whether delayed graduation predicted postponed adoption of adult roles and future substance use. Participants Participants were part of a longitudinal study that began in 2004. The first analyses focused on freshman year (N = 2,050). The second analyses corresponded to a subset of participants at age 27 (N = 575). Methods Measures included self-reported substance use, adult role adoption, and university reported graduation dates...
June 15, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Sarah Krill Williston, Lizabeth Roemer
OBJECTIVE: The current study examined predictors of well-being, including quality of life and academic engagement, in a sample of student service members and veteran college students. METHODS: Eighty-seven student service members/ veterans (SSM/V) completed an online survey containing questions about post-deployment social support, emotion regulation skills, psychological distress, academic engagement, quality of life, and demographics. Participants were recruited from September 2012 through May 2014...
June 15, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Alexander J Melkonian, Lindsay S Ham, Ana J Bridges, Jessica L Fugitt
OBJECTIVE: High rates of sexual victimization among college students necessitate further study of factors associated with sexual assault risk detection. The present study examined how social information processing relates to sexual assault risk detection as a function of sexual assault victimization history. PARTICIPANTS: 225 undergraduates (Mage = 19.12, SD = 1.44; 66% women). METHODS: Participants completed an online questionnaire assessing victimization history, an emotion identification task, and a sexual assault risk detection task between June 2013 and May 2014...
June 15, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Charles E Cunningham, Robert B Zipursky, Bruce K Christensen, Peter J Bieling, Victoria Madsen, Heather Rimas, Stephanie Mielko, Fiona Wilson, Ivana Furimsky, Lisa Jeffs, Catharine Munn
OBJECTIVE: We modeled design factors influencing the intent to use a university mental health service. PARTICIPANTS: Between November 2012 and October 2014, 909 undergraduates participated. METHOD: Using a discrete choice experiment, participants chose between hypothetical campus mental health services. RESULTS: Latent class analysis identified three segments. A Psychological/Psychiatric Service segment (45.5%) was most likely to contact campus health services delivered by psychologists or psychiatrists...
May 16, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Robert J Cramer, Amanda C La Guardia, Claire Bryson, Kelley Morgan
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the overlap of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide-related behaviors (SRB) among college students with regard to demographics, mental health, and coping styles. PARTICIPANTS: Respondents were 572 undergraduate students at a southwestern public university. METHODS: Data were collected in 2015. Respondents completed a demographic survey and assessments of NSSI, SRB, internalizing symptoms (ie, anxiety, stress, and depression), aggression, and negative coping strategies...
March 31, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Jonathan Duffy, Peter Johnsen, Mary Ferris, Mary Miller, Kevin Leighton, Mark McGilvray, Lucy McNamara, Lucy Breakwell, Yon Yu, Tina Bhavsar, Elizabeth Briere, Manisha Patel
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety of meningococcal group B (MenB)-4C vaccine. PARTICIPANTS: Undergraduates, dormitory residents, and persons with high-risk medical conditions received the MenB-4C vaccine two-dose series during mass vaccination clinics from 12/2013 through 11/2014. METHODS: Adverse events (AEs) were identified by 15 minutes of observation postvaccination, spontaneous reports, surveys, and hospital surveillance. Causality was assessed for serious adverse events (SAEs)...
March 31, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Michael B Berg, Linda Lin, Madeleine White, Jacqueline Alfonso-Barry
OBJECTIVE: The current research aimed to understand differences in smoking-related identity among college students and to illustrate the distinct characteristics of nonidentified smokers (NIS). PARTICIPANTS: Students from 2 colleges in Massachusetts (N = 538; April 2016). METHODS: Respondents reported by online survey whether or not they had smoked a cigarette in the past 30 days and if they self-identified as smokers. Nonsmokers (NIS) and identified smokers (IS) were then compared on their smoking attitudes and behavior...
March 31, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Sabrina R Liu, Maryam Kia-Keating, Sheila Modir
OBJECTIVES: To understand predictors of first-year college adjustment in the context of collective trauma, including a school shooting. PARTICIPANTS: Two consecutive years of entering freshman (Year 1 (Y1) N = 169, Year 2 (Y2) N = 94) were surveyed over time: Y1 in October 2012 and March 2013, and Y2 in October 2013 and August 2014. During Y2, several collective traumas occurred, impacting the campus community and providing a stark comparison. METHODS: Online surveys measuring predictors at the start of each year and adjustment at the end of each year...
July 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Stephanie M Jarvi, Lance P Swenson, Kristen L Batejan
OBJECTIVE: This research examines potential differences in social network use and motivation for social network use by non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) status. PARTICIPANTS: 367 (73% women; Mage = 20.60) college students were recruited in November-December 2011. METHODS: A random sample of 2,500 students was accessed through a university registrar to recruit students interested in an online survey assessing NSSI and various health-related behaviors...
July 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
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