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Journal of American College Health: J of ACH

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820677/comparing-measures-of-general-and-abdominal-adiposity-as-predictors-of-blood-pressure-in-college-students
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Demetrius A Abshire, Gia Mudd-Martin, Debra K Moser, Terry A Lennie
OBJECTIVE: To compare anthropometric measures of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), and sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD) as predictors of blood pressure in college students. PARTICIPANTS: Students (N = 116) were recruited from November 2012 through May 2014 at an urban university and rural community colleges. METHODS: Students underwent a brief physical examination during which anthropometric measures were obtained and blood pressure was measured...
August 18, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820661/impact-of-a-sleep-course-on-sleep-mood-and-anxiety-symptoms-in-college-students-a-pilot-study
#2
Argelinda Baroni, Jean-Marie Bruzzese, Christina A Di Bartolo, Adam Ciarleglio, Jess P Shatkin
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of a sleep course on sleep-related behaviors, mood, and anxiety in college students. PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 145 students enrolled in either the sleep course (n = 70) or a psychology course (n = 75); data were collected in September 2014, November 2014, and February 2015. METHODS: Sleep characteristics and symptoms of depression and anxiety were assessed using validated questionnaires and sleep logs...
August 18, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820657/implications-of-no-recent-sexual-activity-casual-sex-or-exclusive-sex-for-college-women-s-sexual-well-being-depend-on-sexual-attitudes
#3
Christine E Kaestle, Larissa M Evans
OBJECTIVE: We examine how sexual activity relates to sexual well-being within the context of sexual attitudes, sexual agency, and sexual desire. PARTICIPANTS/METHODS: We surveyed 471 college women in 2012-14 who had ever had sex. RESULTS: Sexual agency and sexual desire consistently predicted well-being, regardless of recent sexual activity. There was a significant interaction between recent sexual activity (none, casual, or exclusive relationship) and sexual attitudes...
August 18, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812451/nonmedical-use-of-over-the-counter-medications-is-significantly-associated-with-nonmedical-use-of-prescription-drugs-among-university-students
#4
Vi T Le, Abigail Norris Turner, Anne McDaniel, Kenneth M Hale, Christina Athas, Nicole C Kwiek
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between nonmedical use of over-the-counter medications (NMUOTC) and nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD). PARTICIPANTS: University students surveyed on NMUOTC and NMUPD between August and December 2011 (N = 939). METHODS: Cross-sectional data analysis of online survey. RESULTS: The majority of respondents were female, undergraduate, Caucasian, and not affiliated with Greek life...
August 16, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812444/a-psychometric-analysis-of-the-ottawa-self-injury-inventory-f
#5
Joshua T Brown, Fred Volk, Gabrielle L Gearhart
OBJECTIVE: This study seeks to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Ottawa Self-Injury Inventory-Functions (OSI-F) for assessing non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), a condition for further study in the DSM-5. PARTICIPANTS: Participants included 345 students who indicated a history of self-injury in a university counseling center over six semesters from August 2009 - May 2012. METHOD: Participants completed the OSI-F as a measure on the psychological intake for the university counseling center...
August 16, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812441/the-indirect-effect-of-perceived-burdensomeness-on-the-relationship-between-indices-of-social-support-and-suicide-ideation-in-college-students
#6
David W Hollingsworth, Meredith L Slish, LaRicka R Wingate, Collin L Davidson, Kathy A Rasmussen, Victoria M O'Keefe, Raymond P Tucker, DeMond M Grant
OBJECTIVE: Research has demonstrated that a lack of social support is related to suicide risk. This study exams perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness, of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide, as mechanisms of the social support-suicide relationship in college students. METHOD: The study consisted of 207 students from a Midwestern university. Data were collected from 2007-2008. Two multiple mediation analyses were conducted to examine whether perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness mediated the relationship between indices of social support and suicide ideation...
August 16, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800282/towards-a-generation-free-of-tuberculosis-tb-disease-and-infection-in-individuals-of-college-age-in-the-united-states
#7
N S Shah, A Flood-Bryzman, C Jeffries, J Scott
OBJECTIVES: To assess the magnitude of active TB disease and LTBI in young adults of college age. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals 18 - 24 years old in 2011 were used as a proxy for college students. METHODS: Active TB cases reported to the 2011 U.S. National TB Surveillance System (NTSS) were included. LTBI prevalence was calculated from the 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The 2011 American Community Survey was used to calculate population denominators...
August 11, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777733/who-does-not-cut-down-comparing-characteristics-and-drinking-motives-of-drinkers-and-abstainers-during-the-exam-periods
#8
Joris Van Damme, Anne Hublet, Bart De Clercq, Emmanuel Kuntsche, Lea Maes, Els Clays
OBJECTIVE: Drinking alcohol during the exams can affect academic performance and future career options, but is rarely investigated. Drinking motives, socio-demographics and personality characteristics are investigated in non-abstainers and weekly drinkers during the exams. PARTICIPANTS: 7,181 Belgian university students who anonymously responded to an email invitation to an online survey. METHODS: Logistic regressions and mixed design analysis-of-variance on cross-sectional data...
August 4, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777707/understanding-barriers-to-healthy-behaviors-in-college-black-men
#9
Krista Mincey, Brian L Turner, Amber Brown, Sheldon Maurice
OBJECTIVE: Due to the short life expectancy of Black men, it is important to understand what impacts health behaviors in this group so that interventions and programs can be developed to improve their health behaviors which may help increase the life expectancy of Black men. The purpose of this study was to understand what perceived barriers exist for Black college men that prevent them from engaging in healthy behaviors. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Thirty-five Black male students at a southern Historically Black College and University (HBCU) participated in five focus groups and four interviews...
August 4, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777705/improving-functional-outcomes-in-college-and-university-students-with-schizophrenia-in-the-western-world
#10
Laura Christianson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 4, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715284/sexual-violence-screening-practices-of-student-health-centers-located-on-universities-in-florida
#11
Valerie Halstead, Jessica R Williams, Karina Gattamorta, Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715243/deficits-in-young-men-s-knowledge-about-accessing-sexual-and-reproductive-health-services
#12
Melina Bersamin, Deborah A Fisher, Arik V Marcell, Laura J Finan
OBJECTIVE: The The current study aimed to examine (1) gender differences in college students' knowledge of sexual and reproductive health care (K-SRHC) service access points, and (2) the relationship between demographic and psychosocial factors and college students' overall K-SRHC service access points. METHODS AND PARTICIPANTS: Self-report online surveys were administered to 18- and 19-year-old college students from a northern California public university (N = 183; 39...
July 17, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708045/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-case-presentation-to-a-college-student-health-clinic
#13
P Hunter Spotts
The author describes a case of spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) in a nineteen year old male presenting to a college student health clinic. The author also provides a review of SPM, including clinical manifestations, diagnostic evaluation, and management.
July 14, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708025/chlamydia-and-gonorrhea-screening-and-expedited-partner-therapy-ept-practices-of-college-student-health-centers
#14
Sara B Oswalt, Heather P Eastman-Mueller
OBJECTIVE: To examine college student health centers' practices related to STD screening and treatment over a five-year period. PARTICIPANTS: College student health centers (SHCs) that completed the ACHA Pap and STI Survey between 2010 and 2014. METHODS: Chi-square tests were conducted with Cramer's V providing a measure of association. RESULTS: Chlamydia screening of women under 25 years of age was a well-established practice...
July 14, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708021/an-examination-of-the-impact-of-maladaptive-coping-on-the-association-between-stressor-type-and-alcohol-use-in-college
#15
Isha W Metzger, Claire Blevins, Casey D Calhoun, Tiarney D Ritchwood, Amanda K Gilmore, Regan Stewart, Kaitlin E Bountress
OBJECTIVE: Examine the impact of maladaptive coping style on the association between source of stress (academic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, environmental) and alcohol use (consumption, heavy episodic drinking, driving under the influence) among college students. PARTICIPANTS: 1,027 college students completed a survey online in April 2014. METHODS: To test the mediating effects of maladaptive coping on the association between academic stress and alcohol use variables, indirect effects were examined using the PROCESS analytical framework for SPSS...
July 14, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707984/social-influences-on-sorority-and-fraternity-member-smoking
#16
Marshall K Cheney, Sarah Maness, J Kathleen Huber, Taylor Burt, Landon Eggleston, Bryce Naberhaus, Brooklyn Nichols
Objective To understand how the greek system uniquely influences smoking attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors among college students who belong to a social sorority or fraternity. Participants Active members of sororities (n = 16) and fraternities (n = 17) were interviewed between February 2013- October 2015. Methods In-depth interviews were conducted examining the social influences of the greek system on member smoking. Transcribed interviews were coded and analyzed for themes. Results Sorority and fraternity members experienced different social influences on smoking...
July 14, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665189/schools-must-include-faculty-and-staff-in-sexual-violence-prevention-efforts
#17
Jessica Sales, Kathleen Krause
Creating a normative campus environment intolerant to sexual violence is important for prevention. While prevention initiatives focusing on students are vital, faculty and staff have a central role in supporting and sustaining a comprehensive strategy for preventing campus sexual violence. Nationwide, colleges and universities recently implemented campus climate surveys. At Emory, we decided to survey faculty and staff as well as students, motivated by our use of an ecological framing of campus sexual violence...
June 30, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641040/-drunkorexia-understanding-eating-and-physical-activity-behaviors-of-weight-conscious-drinkers-in-a-sample-of-college-students
#18
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 (PA), and heavy episodic drinking. Considering that approximately 25% of the college students report BWCD, it is important to investigate what characteristics increase the likelihood of college students engaged in BWCD for both moderate and vigorous PAs. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 510 college students were recruited from a large, public southeastern university...
June 22, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641039/an-empirical-investigation-of-campus-demographics-and-reported-rapes
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628372/suicide-intervention-training-for-college-staff-program-evaluation-and-intervention-skill-measurement
#20
Laura Shannonhouse, Yung-Wei Dennis Lin, Kelly Shaw, Reema Wanna, Michael Porter
OBJECTIVE: Suicide remains a pressing issue for college communities. Consequently, gatekeeper 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: Repeated Measures ANOVA were used to analyze pre- and post-training: (a) skills at responding to students-at-risk; (b) attitudes toward 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
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