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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325439/quit-outcomes-and-program-utilization-by-mode-of-entry-among-clients-enrolling-in-a-quitline
#1
Uma S Nair, Ryan C Reikowsky, Betsy C Wertheim, Cynthia A Thomson, Judith S Gordon
PURPOSE: To investigate how mode of entry into a quitline influences program utilization and quit outcomes among clients seeking cessation services. DESIGN: This is a retrospective analysis of clients receiving quitline services from January 2011 to June 2016. SETTING: The study was conducted at the Arizona Smokers' Helpline. PARTICIPANTS: Enrolled clients completed a 7-month follow-up (N = 18 650). MEASURES: The independent variable was referral mode of entry (ie, proactive, passive, and self-referral)...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277126/youth-access-to-school-salad-bars-in-the-united-states-2011-to-2014
#2
Brenna K VanFrank, Stephen Onufrak, Diane M Harris
PURPOSE: To examine differences in students' access to school salad bars across sociodemographic groups and changes in availability over time. DESIGN: Nonexperimental. SETTING: Nationally representative 2011 and 2014 YouthStyles surveys. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 833 (2011) and 994 (2014) US youth aged 12 to 17 years. MEASURES: Youth-reported availability of school salad bars. ANALYSIS: Multivariable logistic regression models were used to assess differences in school salad bar availability by sociodemographics and changes in availability from 2011 to 2014...
January 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277125/the-effect-of-cost-sharing-on-an-employee-weight-loss-program-a-randomized-trial
#3
Leslie K John, Andrea B Troxel, William S Yancy, Joelle Friedman, Jingsan Zhu, Lin Yang, Robert Galvin, Karen Miller-Kovach, Scott D Halpern, George Loewenstein, Kevin Volpp
PURPOSE: To test the effects of employer subsidies on employee enrollment, attendance, and weight loss in a nationally available weight management program. DESIGN: A randomized trial tested the impact of employer subsidy: 100%; 80%, 50%, and a hybrid 50% subsidy that could become a 100% subsidy by attaining attendance targets. TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT01756066. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Twenty three thousand twenty-three employees of 2 US companies...
January 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277124/the-art-of-health-promotion-linking-research-to-practice
#4
Sheila Viswanathan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277123/why-health-promotion-needs-to-change
#5
Paul E Terry
If you ask most health professionals why they do what they do, they invariably speak of being of service. And being of service, for population health workers, becomes ever more meaningful as our work touches ever more lives. To wit, "Kaizen," a Japanese term meaning "change for better," sits shoulder to shoulder with our life's purpose. Health promotion professionals are high performers getting great results but we need to start working on our work. What would it take to increase our impact by 50%? And when we change our processes to accomplish that, what would we change next to get another 50% improvement? Only by stepping back and examining our processes can we see the time and motion required to make what's working now work better and be more accessible to more people next time...
January 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214822/meeting-sleep-guidelines-is-associated-with-better-health-related-quality-of-life-and-reduced-premature-all-cause-mortality-risk
#6
Paul D Loprinzi, Chelsea Joyner
PURPOSE: To examine whether meeting sleep guidelines (7-9 hours/night) is associated with better health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and reduced all-cause mortality risk. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: 2005 to 2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 13 423 adults. MEASURES: Sleep duration and HRQOL were assessed from self-report; covariates assessed via survey, examination, and laboratory data; and mortality assessed through 2011 via matching from the National Death Index...
January 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214815/using-the-theory-of-planned-behavior-to-guide-focus-group-development-of-messages-aimed-at-increasing-compliance-with-a-tobacco-free-policy
#7
Rachael A Record, Nancy G Harrington, Donald W Helme, Matthew W Savage
PURPOSE: This study details the persuasive message development for a theory-based campaign designed to increase compliance with a university's tobacco-free policy. APPROACH: The theory of planned behavior (TPB) guided message design and evaluation for focus group-tested messages that were adapted to the context of complying with a tobacco-free policy. SETTING: The study was conducted at a university located in the tobacco belt. PARTICIPANTS: Undergraduate focus group participants (n = 65) were mostly male (69%), white (82%), and freshman (62%) who smoked at least 1 cigarette in the last 30 days; on-campus smoking percentages were never/rare (60%), occasionally (23%), and often/frequently (16%)...
January 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065716/incentives-and-big-e-engagement
#8
Paul E Terry
The kind of engagement industrial psychologists have shown can produce optimal performance relates more to a state of mind than to increasing participation in programs or motivating a workforce with financial incentives. In the context of quality improvement methodologies, the health promotion profession has yet to discover when, where and how large financial incentives should be and how they best fit in our processes. That is, there is no "standard work" for the use of extrinsic motivators. Yet, to argue against incentives given evidence to date has more to do with polemics than science...
November 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065714/the-art-of-health-promotion-linking-research-to-practice
#9
Jessica Grossmeier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065713/evaluating-teach-one-reach-one-an-sti-hiv-risk-reduction-intervention-to-enhance-adult-youth-communication-about-sex-and-reduce-the-burden-of-hiv-sti
#10
Gaurav Dave, Tiarney Ritchwood, Tiffany L Young, Malika Roman Isler, Adina Black, Aletha Y Akers, Ziya Gizlice, Connie Blumenthal, Leslie Atley, Mysha Wynn, Doris Stith, Crystal Cene, Danny Ellis, Giselle Corbie-Smith
PURPOSE: Parents and caregivers play an important role in sexual socialization of youth, often serving as the primary source of information about sex. For African American rural youth who experience disparate rates of HIV/sexually transmitted infection, improving caregiver-youth communication about sexual topics may help to reduce risky behaviors. This study assessed the impact of an intervention to improve sexual topic communication. DESIGN: A Preintervention-postintervention, quasi-experimental, controlled, and community-based trial...
November 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687619/comparing-state-legislative-aides-perspectives-on-tobacco-policymaking-in-states-with-strong-and-weak-policies-a-qualitative-study
#11
Ricardo J Wray, Nancy Weaver, Keri Jupka, Stacie Zellin, Susan Berman, Santosh Vijaykumar
PURPOSE: The study compared perceptions of state legislative aides about tobacco policymaking in states with strong and weak tobacco control policies. APPROACH: Qualitative in-depth interviews carried out in 2009. SETTING: The US states were ranked on a combination of tobacco prevention funding, taxes, and presence of smoke-free policies. States at the top and bottom of the rankings were chosen. PARTICIPANTS: Interviews were conducted with 10 legislative aides in 5 states with strong tobacco control policies and 10 aides in 7 states with weak policies...
November 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678374/role-of-landlords-in-creating-healthy-homes-section-8-landlord-perspectives-on-healthy-housing-practices
#12
Valerie L Polletta, Margaret Reid, Eugene Barros, Catherine Duarte, Kevin Donaher, Howard Wensley, Lisa Wolff
PURPOSE: This article presents qualitative research findings of Section 8 landlord perceptions regarding healthy housing practices to inform landlord-focused initiatives. Approach or Design: Five focus groups were conducted with landlords. SETTING: Boston, Massachusetts. PARTICIPANTS: Section 8 landlords participated in focus groups (n = 39). METHOD: Focus group transcripts were coded for key themes using a grounded theory approach...
November 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630110/obesity-prevention-program-in-childcare-centers-two-year-follow-up
#13
Ruby A Natale, Sarah E Messiah, Lila S Asfour, Susan B Uhlhorn, Nicole E Englebert, Kristopher L Arheart
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of an early childhood obesity prevention intervention "Healthy Caregivers-Healthy Children" (HC2) on dietary patterns and body mass index percentile (PBMI) over 2 school years. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Childcare centers. PARTICIPANTS: Low-income families. INTERVENTION: Intervention centers (N = 12) received HC2 which consisted of (1) menu modifications, (2) a healthy eating and physical activity curriculum for children, and (3) a parent curriculum for healthy meal preparation, reinforced through a role-modeling curriculum...
November 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553058/the-impact-of-weight-labels-on-body-image-internalized-weight-stigma-affect-perceived-health-and-intended-weight-loss-behaviors-in-normal-weight-and-overweight-college-women
#14
Jamal H Essayli, Jessica M Murakami, Rebecca E Wilson, Janet D Latner
PURPOSE: To explore the psychological impact of weight labels. DESIGN: A double-blind experiment that randomly informed participants that they were "normal weight" or "overweight." SETTING: Public university in Honolulu, Hawai'i. PARTICIPANTS: Normal-weight and overweight female undergraduates (N = 113). MEASURES: The Body Image States Scale, Stunkard Rating Scale, Weight Bias Internalization Scale, Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, General Health question from the 12-item Short Form Health Survey, modified version of the Weight Loss Methods Scale, and a manipulation check...
November 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485243/weight-related-goal-setting-in-a-telephone-based-preventive-health-coaching-program-demonstration-of-effectiveness
#15
Blythe J O'Hara, Joanne Gale, Bronwyn McGill, Adrian Bauman, Lana Hebden, Margaret Allman-Farinelli, Michelle Maxwell, Philayrath Phongsavan
PURPOSE: This study investigated whether participants in a 6-month telephone-based coaching program, who set physical activity, nutrition, and weight loss goals had better outcomes in these domains. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental design. SETTING: The Australian Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service (GHS), a free population-wide telephone health-coaching service that includes goal setting as a key component of its coaching program. PARTICIPANTS: Consenting GHS coaching participants who had completed coaching between February 2009 and December 2012 (n = 4108)...
November 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826235/best-practices-in-health-promotion-the-joy-of-chasing-the-uncatchable
#16
Paul E Terry
Continuous quality improvement (CQI) systems enable organizations to get better and better at what they do, thereby increasing the value of the products they make or the services they provide. This editorial argues that CQI principles are closely related to the goal of this journal to advance best practices in health promotion. To this end, contributors of articles are called on to write a discussion section that offers soaring insights alongside practical takeaways for our readers. Unlike other sections of an article, the discussion section is where scientists should feel emboldened to speculate, admit surprises, and muse about possible cause and effect relationships they found gratifying or troubling...
September 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826234/the-art-of-health-promotion-linking-research-to-practice
#17
Jessica Grossmeier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635323/preserving-employee-privacy-in-wellness
#18
Paul E Terry
The proposed "Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act" states that the collection of information about the manifested disease or disorder of a family member shall not be considered an unlawful acquisition of genetic information. The bill recognizes employee privacy protections that are already in place and includes specific language relating to nondiscrimination based on illness. Why did legislation expressly intending to "preserve wellness programs" generate such antipathy about wellness among journalists? This article argues that those who are committed to preserving employee wellness must be equally committed to preserving employee privacy...
July 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635322/the-art-of-health-promotion
#19
Sara S Johnson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26730562/combined-associations-of-muscle-strengthening-activities-and-accelerometer-assessed-physical-activity-on-multimorbidity-findings-from-nhanes
#20
Scott J Dankel, Jeremy P Loenneke, Paul D Loprinzi
PURPOSE: Physical activity (PA) has previously been demonstrated to be inversely related with multimorbidity (having more than one chronic disease); however, it is unknown whether dual participation in both PA and muscle-strengthening activities (MSA) may further reduce the odds of being multimorbid. Therefore, the purpose of our study was to determine the association between multimorbidity and individuals meeting recommended guidelines for both PA and MSA. DESIGN: Nonexperimental...
July 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
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