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American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP

Jessica Grossmeier
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May 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Paul E Terry
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May 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Jennifer VanderVeur, Siobhan Gilchrist, Dyann Matson-Koffman
PURPOSE: Worksite health promotion (WHP) programs can reduce the occurrence of cardiovascular disease risk factors. State law can encourage employers and employer-provided insurance companies to offer comprehensive WHP programs. This research examines state law authorizing WHP programs. DESIGN: Quantitative content analysis. SETTING: Worksites or workplaces. SUBJECTS: United States (and the District of Columbia). INTERVENTION: State law in effect in 2013 authorizing WHP programs...
May 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Kimberly R Jacob Arriola, April Hermstad, Shauna St Clair Flemming, Sally Honeycutt, Michelle L Carvalho, Sabrina T Cherry, Tamara Davis, Sheritta Frazier, Cam Escoffery, Michelle C Kegler
PURPOSE: The Emory Prevention Research Center's Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network mini-grant program funded faith-based organizations to implement policy and environmental change to promote healthy eating and physical activity in rural South Georgia. This study describes the existing health promotion environment and its relationship to church member behavior. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Data were obtained from parishioners of six churches in predominantly rural South Georgia...
May 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Erik Augustson, Michael M Engelgau, Shu Zhang, Ying Cai, Willie Cher, Richun Li, Yuan Jiang, Krystal Lynch, Julie E Bromberg
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of a text message-based smoking cessation intervention in China. DESIGN: Study design was a randomized control trial with a 6-month follow-up assessment of smoking status. SETTING: Zhejiang, Heilongjiang, and Shaanxi provinces in China provided the study setting. SUBJECTS: A total of 8000 adult smokers in China who used Nokia Life Tools and participated in phase 2 (smoking education via text message) of the study were included...
May 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Maya Vijayaraghavan, Samantha Hurst, John P Pierce
PURPOSE: To examine attitudes toward smoke-free policies and perceptions of e-cigarette use among homeless adults. APPROACH: A cross-sectional qualitative study was conducted. SETTING: Study setting comprised seven transitional homeless shelters with indoor smoke-free policies in San Diego County; facilities differed in outdoor restrictions on smoking. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-six current or former smokers were the study participants...
May 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Long-Biao Cai, Fang-Rong Xu, Qing-Zhou Cheng, Jian Zhan, Tao Xie, Yong-Ling Ye, Shang-Zhi Xiong, Kayne McCarthy, Qi-Qiang He
PURPOSE: China has a high prevalence of smoking, but the characteristics of social smoking in Chinese college students have not been investigated. We examined the pattern of social smoking and explored the association between social smoking and personal cessation efforts and mental health factors among Chinese male college students. DESIGN: Study design was a cross-sectional survey. SETTING: P. R. China was the setting of the study. SUBJECTS: Participants were a random sample of 1327 male college students...
May 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Melissa J Krauss, Richard A Grucza, Laura J Bierut, Patricia A Cavazos-Rehg
PURPOSE: To explore the sentiment and themes of Twitter chatter that mentions both alcohol and marijuana. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of tweets mentioning both alcohol and marijuana during 1 month was performed. SETTING: The study setting was Twitter. PARTICIPANTS: Tweets sent from February 4 to March 5, 2014, were studied. METHOD: A random sample (n = 5000) of tweets that mentioned alcohol and marijuana were qualitatively coded as normalizing both substances, preferring one substance over the other, or discouraging both substances...
May 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Ashleigh Guillaumier, Billie Bonevski, Chris Paul, Catherine d'Este, Sarah Durkin, Christopher Doran
PURPOSE: Evaluate the perceived effectiveness of key antismoking messages among highly disadvantaged smokers and assess the impact of nicotine dependence and cessation cognitions on message processing. DESIGN: The experimental crossover trial, undertaken between March and December 2012, randomly exposed participants to two of three antismoking advertisements delivered via touchscreen computer. SETTING: Welfare recipients were recruited from a community service organization in New South Wales, Australia...
May 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Gabriel S Tajeu, Bisakha Sen
PURPOSE: The association between short sleep and obesity risk is well established. However, we explore a new pathway between short sleep and obesity: whether short sleep is linked to more time spent in secondary eating or drinking, that is, eating or drinking (beverages other than water, such as sugar-sweetened beverages) while primarily engaged in another activity, such as television watching. DESIGN: This pooled cross-sectional study uses data from the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) from 2006 to 2008...
May 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Angie Keihner, Nila Rosen, Patricia Wakimoto, Lauren Goldstein, Sharon Sugerman, Mark Hudes, Lorrene Ritchie, Kate McDevitt
PURPOSE: Examine the impact of the Children's Power Play! Campaign on fruit and vegetable (FV) intake and physical activity (PA). DESIGN: Study design was a cluster randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: Forty-four low-resource public schools in San Diego County, California, were included in the study. SUBJECTS: Study subjects comprised a total of 3463 fourth/fifth-graders (1571 intervention, 1892 control), with an 86...
May 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Aaron Smith-McLallen, Debbie Heller, Kristin Vernisi, Diana Gulick, Samantha Cruz, Richard L Snyder
PURPOSE: To (1) compare the effects of two worksite-based walking interventions on employee participation rates; (2) compare average daily step counts between conditions, and; (3) examine the effects of increases in average daily step counts on biometric and psychologic outcomes. DESIGN: We conducted a cluster-randomized trial in which six employer groups were randomly selected and randomly assigned to condition. SETTING: Four manufacturing worksites and two office-based worksite served as the setting...
March 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Sara S Johnson
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March 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Dipti A Dev, Courtney Byrd-Williams, Samantha Ramsay, Brent McBride, Deepa Srivastava, Ashleigh Murriel, Chrisa Arcan, Anna M Adachi-Mejia
PURPOSE: Using the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics benchmarks as a framework, this study examined childcare providers' (Head Start [HS], Child and Adult Care Food Program [CACFP] funded, and non-CACFP) perspectives regarding communicating with parents about nutrition to promote children's health. DESIGN: Qualitative. SETTING: State-licensed center-based childcare programs. PARTICIPANTS: Full-time childcare providers (n = 18) caring for children 2 to 5 years old from varying childcare contexts (HS, CACFP funded, and non-CACFP), race, education, and years of experience...
March 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Paul E Terry
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March 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Tonya Dodge, Paige Clarke, Rita Dwan
OBJECTIVE: To synthesize published literature that has tested the relationship between physical activity and alcohol use. DATA SOURCE: A systematic review of literature published between January 2005 and May 2015 was conducted by searching the databases: PsychInfo, Medline, and Pubmed. STUDY INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Inclusion criteria: must have tested for the relationship between physical activity and alcohol use; used adult samples within the United States...
March 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Mindy Boccio, Rashel S Sanna, Sara R Adams, Nancy C Goler, Susan D Brown, Romain S Neugebauer, Assiamira Ferrara, Deanne M Wiley, David J Bellamy, Julie A Schmittdiel
PURPOSE: Many Americans continue to smoke, increasing their risk of disease and premature death. Both telephone-based counseling and in-person tobacco cessation classes may improve access for smokers seeking convenient support to quit. Little research has assessed whether such programs are effective in real-world clinical populations. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study comparing wellness coaching participants with two groups of controls. SETTING: Kaiser Permanente Northern California, a large integrated health care delivery system...
March 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Seung Hee Lee-Kwan, Liping Pan, Joel Kimmons, Jennifer Foltz, Sohyun Park
PURPOSE: Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is high among U.S. adults and is associated with obesity. Given that more than 100 million Americans consume food or beverages at work daily, the worksite may be a venue for interventions to reduce SSB consumption. However, the level of support for these interventions is unknown. We examined associations between workday SSB intake and employees' support for worksite wellness strategies (WWSs). DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional study using data from Web-based annual surveys that gather information on health-related attitudes and behaviors...
March 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Holly Blake, L Suzanne Suggs, Emil Coman, Lucia Aguirre, Mark E Batt
PURPOSE: Increase physical activity in health care employees using health messaging, and compare e-mail with mobile phone short-message service (SMS) as delivery channels. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial Setting. U.K. hospital workplace. SUBJECTS: Two hundred ninety-six employees (19-67 years, 53% of study Web site visitors). INTERVENTION: Twelve-week messaging intervention designed to increase physical activity and delivered via SMS (n =147) or e-mail (n =149); content tailored using theory of planned behavior (TPB) and limited to 160 characters...
March 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Judith A Treu, Kimberly Doughty, Jesse S Reynolds, Valentine Y Njike, David L Katz
PURPOSE: To compare two intensity levels (standard vs. enhanced) of a nutrition and physical activity intervention vs. a control (usual programs) on nutrition knowledge, body mass index, fitness, academic performance, behavior, and medication use among elementary school students. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental with three arms. SETTING: Elementary schools, students' homes, and a supermarket. SUBJECTS: A total of 1487 third-grade students...
March 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
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