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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320212/effect-of-the-national-diabetes-prevention-program-on-weight-loss-for-english-and-spanish-speaking-latinos
#1
Natalie D Ritchie, Liesel Christoe-Frazier, Kim K McFann, Edward P Havranek, Rocio I Pereira
PURPOSE: To study the effect of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) on weight loss in Latinos. DESIGN: No-control, cohort study comparing Latino and non-Hispanic white (NHW) participants. SETTING: A health-care system. PARTICIPANTS: Five hundred sixty-seven Latino and 175 NHW patients who enrolled in the NDPP. A total of 45.2% of Latinos selected the Spanish-language NDPP. INTERVENTION: The NDPP is a nationwide translation of a clinical trial and seeks to prevent diabetes through weight loss in a yearlong group program...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318307/stress-socializing-and-other-motivations-for-smoking-among-the-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-and-queer-community-in-new-york-city
#2
Deanna P Jannat-Khah, LeConté J Dill, Simone A Reynolds, Michael A Joseph
PURPOSE: This study contributes to the emerging literature on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer (LGBTQ) health disparities and tobacco use by examining the motivations for smoking among the New York City (NYC) LGBTQ population. APPROACH: We used grounded theory and blended methods from 3 grounded theorists-Strauss, Corbin, and Charmaz-for data collection, coding, and analysis. SETTING: NYC has extensive legislation to prevent smoking; however, the current smoking prevalence of homosexuals is double that of heterosexuals...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318306/physical-education-and-sport
#3
Paul D Loprinzi, Bradley J Cardinal, Marita K Cardinal, Charles B Corbin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between physical education (PE) and sports involvement with physical activity (PA), physical fitness, and beliefs about PA among a national sample of adolescents. SETTING: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey National Youth Fitness Survey were used. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 459 adolescents aged 12 to 15 years. MEASURES: Adolescents self-reported engagement in the above parameters; muscular fitness objectively determined...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317385/does-perceived-safety-modify-the-effectiveness-of-a-walking-group-intervention-designed-to-promote-physical-activity
#4
Jamila L Kwarteng, Amy J Schulz, Graciela B Mentz, Barbara A Israel, Trina R Shanks, Denise White Perkins
PURPOSE: To examine whether perceived safety modified the effectiveness of the Walk Your Heart to Health (WYHH) intervention in promoting physical activity and reducing central adiposity in predominantly non-Latino black (henceforth black) and Latino communities. DESIGN: Generalized estimation equations were used to assess modifying effects of perceived safety on the route and perceived neighborhood safety on (1) WYHH participation at 8 weeks and 32 weeks, (2) associations between participation and physical activity, and (3) associations between physical activity and central adiposity...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301962/overcoming-obesity
#5
Elaine Seaton Banerjee, Sharon J Herring, Katelyn E Hurley, Katherine Puskarz, Kyle Yebernetsky, Marianna LaNoue
PURPOSE: Low-income, African American women are disproportionately impacted by obesity. Little is known about the interactions between low-income, African American women who successfully lost weight and their primary care physicians (PCPs). DESIGN: Mixed methods, positive deviance study. SETTING: Urban university-based family medicine practice. PARTICIPANTS: The positive deviance group comprised low-income, African American women who were obese, lost 10% body weight, and maintained this loss for 6 months...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299947/effects-of-a-flexibility-support-intervention-on-work-performance
#6
Jeremy W Bray, Jesse M Hinde, David J Kaiser, Michael J Mills, Georgia T Karuntzos, Katie R Genadek, Erin L Kelly, Ellen E Kossek, David A Hurtado
PURPOSE: To estimate the effects of a workplace initiative to reduce work-family conflict on employee performance. DESIGN: A group-randomized multisite controlled experimental study with longitudinal follow-up. SETTING: An information technology firm. PARTICIPANTS: Employees randomized to the intervention (n = 348) and control condition (n = 345). INTERVENTION: An intervention, "Start. Transform...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279088/awareness-facilitators-and-barriers-to-policy-implementation-related-to-obesity-prevention-for-primary-school-children-in-malaysia
#7
Camelina Chan, Foong Ming Moy, Jennifer N W Lim, Maznah Dahlui
PURPOSE: To assess the awareness, facilitators, and barriers to policy implementation related to obesity prevention for primary school children. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study administered using an online questionnaire. SETTING: Conducted in 447 primary schools in a state in Malaysia. PARTICIPANTS: One school administrator from each school served as a participant. MEASURES: The questionnaires consisted of 32 items on awareness, policy implementation, and facilitators and barriers to policy implementation...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279087/religiosity-and-health-through-the-decades
#8
Swati Mukerjee, Arun Venugopal
PURPOSE: An empirical examination of the long-term association, disaggregated by gender, between religiosity and self-rated health with reference to demographic shifts in labor force participation, education, and income. DESIGN: General Social Survey data. SETTING: United States, 1974 to 2012. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 23 353 respondents. MEASURES: Self-assessed health; 2 key religiosity variables: attendance and intensity of belief; income, labor market variables, education, standard demographic variables, household size, region, and time dummies...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279086/the-efficacy-of-using-financial-incentives-to-change-unhealthy-behaviors-among-a-rural-chronically-ill-and-uninsured-population
#9
Keith Kranker
PURPOSE: To measure the effects of weight loss, medication compliance, and physical activity financial incentives delivered by health providers to uninsured patients. DESIGN: Full factorial (orthogonal) randomized design. SETTING: Primary care clinic in rural Mississippi. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 544 uninsured adult patients with diabetes or hypertension. All patients were enrolled in the clinic's care management program...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279085/aquatic-activities-during-pregnancy-prevent-excessive-maternal-weight-gain-and-preserve-birth-weight
#10
Mariano Bacchi, Michelle F Mottola, Maria Perales, Ignacio Refoyo, Ruben Barakat
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to examine the influence of a supervised and regular program of aquatic activities throughout gestation on maternal weight gain and birth weight. DESIGN: A randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Instituto de Obstetricia, Ginecología y Fertilidad Ghisoni (Buenos Aires, Argentina). PARTICIPANTS: One hundred eleven pregnant women were analyzed (31.6 ± 3.8 years). All women had uncomplicated and singleton pregnancies; 49 were allocated to the exercise group (EG) and 62 to the control group (CG)...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279084/evaluation-of-a-behavioral-intervention-with-multiple-components-among-low-income-and-uninsured-adults-with-obesity-and-diabetes
#11
SangNam Ahn, Joonhyung Lee, Jenny Bartlett-Prescott, Lisa Carson, Lindsey Post, Kenneth D Ward
PURPOSE: To examine the effects of a community-based behavioral intervention with multiple components on health outcomes among low-income and uninsured adults who were obese and had diabetes and treated in a "real-world" setting. DESIGN: A longitudinal design with a retrospective comparison group was used to examine the ability of a health promotion program to improve body mass index (BMI) and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) among 87 treatment group and 62 comparison group participants...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956472/physician-characteristics-associated-with-sugar-sweetened-beverage-counseling-practices
#12
Brenna K VanFrank, Sohyun Park, Jennifer L Foltz, Lisa C McGuire, Diane M Harris
PURPOSE: Frequent sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is associated with chronic disease. Although physician counseling can positively affect patient behavior, physicians' personal characteristics may influence counseling practices. We explored SSB-related topics physicians discuss when counseling overweight/obese patients and examined associations between physicians' SSB-related counseling practices and their personal and medical practice characteristics. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey...
December 12, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923885/a-systematic-review-of-interventions-to-enhance-healthy-lifestyle-behaviors-in-adolescents-delivered-via-mobile-phone-text-messaging
#13
Lois J Loescher, Stephen A Rains, Sandra S Kramer, Chelsie Akers, Renee Moussa
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review healthy lifestyle interventions targeted to adolescents and delivered using text messaging (TM). DATA SOURCE: PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and Web of Science databases. STUDY INCLUSION CRITERIA: Research articles published during 2011 to 2014; analyses focused on intervention targeting adolescents (10-19 years), with healthy lifestyle behaviors as main variables, delivered via mobile phone-based TM...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923884/short-form-audit-instrument-for-assessing-corner-store-healthfulness
#14
Robin S DeWeese, Michael Todd, Allison Karpyn, Michael J Yedidia, Michelle Kennedy, Meg Bruening, Christopher M Wharton, Punam Ohri-Vachaspati
PURPOSE: To develop a valid and feasible short-form corner store audit tool (SCAT) that could be used in-store or over the phone to capture the healthfulness of corner stores. DESIGN: Nonexperimental. SETTING: Four New Jersey cities. SUBJECTS: Random selection of 229 and 96 corner stores in rounds 1 and 2, respectively. MEASURES: An adapted version of the Nutrition Environment Measures Survey for Corner Stores (NEMS-CS) was used to conduct in-store audits...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920214/the-role-of-leadership-support-for-health-promotion-in-employee-wellness-program-participation-perceived-job-stress-and-health-behaviors
#15
Jennifer Hoert, Ann M Herd, Marion Hambrick
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to explore the relationship between leadership support for health promotion and job stress, wellness program participation, and health behaviors. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey design was used. SETTING: Four worksites with a range of wellness programs were selected for this study. PARTICIPANTS: Participants in this study were employees (n = 618) at 4 organizations (bank, private university, wholesale supplier, and public university) in the southeastern United States, each offering an employee wellness program...
December 5, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899682/immigration-status-visa-types-and-body-weight-among-new-immigrants-in-the-united-states
#16
Ming-Chin Yeh, Nina S Parikh, Alison E Megliola, Elizabeth A Kelvin
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between immigration-related factors and body mass index (BMI) among immigrants. DESIGN: Secondary analyses of cross-sectional survey data. SETTING: The New Immigrant Survey (NIS-2003) contains data from in-person or telephone interviews between May and November 2003, with a probability sample of immigrants granted legal permanent residency in the United States. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 8573 US immigrants...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899681/performance-against-welcoa-s-worksite-health-promotion-benchmarks-across-years-among-selected-us-organizations
#17
GracieLee M Weaver, Brandon N Mendenhall, David Hunnicutt, Ryan Picarella, Brittanie Leffelman, Michael Perko, Daniel L Bibeau
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to quantify the performance of organizations' worksite health promotion (WHP) activities against the benchmarking criteria included in the Well Workplace Checklist (WWC). DESIGN: The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) developed a tool to assess WHP with its 100-item WWC, which represents WELCOA's 7 performance benchmarks. SETTING: Workplaces. PARTICIPANTS: This study includes a convenience sample of organizations who completed the checklist from 2008 to 2015...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879295/evaluating-coincident-relationships-between-obesity-incidence-and-normal-weight-incidence-from-birth-through-kindergarten-for-us-children
#18
William H Yeaton, Megha K Shah, Brian G Moss
PURPOSE: We examine the concurrent relationship between obesity incidence and normal weight status incidence and prevalence in children between 9 months and kindergarten. DESIGN: Multistage, probability sample from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth cohort. SETTING: United States. PARTICIPANTS: Representative sample of US preschool children (n = 9950) followed from birth through kindergarten. MEASURES: From direct, anthropometric measures, we reported prevalence and incidence rates across 4 follow-up periods...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821495/impacting-multiunit-housing-managers-beliefs-about-the-benefits-of-adopting-smoke-free-policies-a-pilot-investigation
#19
Emma I Brett, Eleanor L Leavens, Josh I Wiener
PURPOSE: To examine the influence of providing multiunit housing (MUH) managers with a resource manual for MUH smoke-free policy implementation on manager perceptions of smoke-free policies. DESIGN: One-group within-subject pretest-posttest design examining manager perceptions of smoke-free policies. SETTING: Random sampling of MUH managers in Oklahoma. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-six MUH managers. INTERVENTION: The SMOKEFREE Landlord Manual (SLM) provides information on smoke-free policies and implementation resources...
November 7, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810951/does-availability-of-worksite-supports-for-physical-activity-differ-by-industry-and-occupation
#20
Elizabeth A Dodson, J Aaron Hipp, Jung Ae Lee, Lin Yang, Christine M Marx, Rachel G Tabak, Ross C Brownson
PURPOSE: To explore combinations of worksite supports (WSS) for physical activity (PA) that may assist employees in meeting PA recommendations and to investigate how availability of WSS differs across industries and occupations. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Several Missouri metropolitan areas. PARTICIPANTS: Adults employed >20 h/wk outside the home. MEASURES: Survey utilized existing self-reported measures (eg, presence of WSS for PA) and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire...
November 3, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
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