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American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP

Deepa Srivastava, Julia Torquati, Maria Rosario T de Guzman, Dipti A Dev
PURPOSE: To understand parental ethnotheories (ie, belief systems) and practices about preschoolers' healthy eating guided by the developmental niche framework. DESIGN: Qualitative hermeneutic phenomenology. SETTING: Home. PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 20 parents of preschool-age children ages 3 to 5 years, recruited from a quantitative investigation. A majority of the participants were white, female, married, well educated, and working full time...
November 8, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Billy A Caceres, Nour Makarem, Kathleen T Hickey, Tonda L Hughes
PURPOSE: Investigate sexual orientation differences in cardiovascular disease risk and cardiovascular disease. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: The 2014 to 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 395 154 participants. MEASURES: The exposure measure was sexual orientation. Self-report of cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular disease was assessed...
November 5, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Lindsey Menge, Yueqin Hu, Sylvia Hurd Crixell, Lisa Lloyd, Janet Bezner, Tricia J Burke
PURPOSE: To develop and validate an instrument to identify factors that influence what is ordered for catered events for employees at a large university. DESIGN: Themes derived from focus groups were used to develop a survey. SETTING: A large public university in central Texas. SUBJECTS: Twenty-seven administrative assistants who order food participated in focus groups, 138 completed the survey, and 31 completed the survey a second time...
October 29, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Amanda H Wilkerson, Stuart L Usdan, Adam P Knowlden, James L Leeper, David A Birch, Elizabeth E Hibberd
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between work-related, individual, and environmental factors and self-reported standing time during the workday. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study design. SETTING: Participants were recruited from a large, public university in the southeastern United States. MEASURES: Data were collected through an 87-item online survey using previously validated scales that assessed workplace standing time, demographic variables, work-related psychosocial factors, and workplace environment factors...
October 28, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Caroline Fitzpatrick, Stephanie Alexander, Melanie Henderson, Tracie A Barnett
PURPOSE: To identify school typologies based on the availability of play equipment and installations. We also examined the associations between availability of play items and child adiposity. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of longitudinal data. SETTING: Elementary schools in Montreal, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: We used data from the Quebec Adipose and Lifestyle Investigation in Youth study (QUALITY), an ongoing investigation of the natural history of obesity and type 2 diabetes in Quebec children of Caucasian descent...
October 24, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Nilda Peragallo Montano, Rosina Cianelli, Natalia Villegas, Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, Weston O Williams, Lila de Tantillo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of Salud, Educación, Prevención, y Autocuidad/Health, Education, Prevention and Self-care (SEPA) to increase human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/sexually transmitted infections (STI) prevention behaviors for Hispanic women delivered in a real-world setting. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Participants were recruited from the Miami Refugee Center, the Florida Department of Health, and public locations in Miami...
October 24, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Janet A Deatrick, Heather Klusaritz, Rahshida Atkins, Ansley Bolick, Cory Bowman, Juan Lado, Krista Schroeder, Terri H Lipman
PURPOSE: To describe perceptions of physical activity, opinions, on intergenerational approaches to physical activity and a vision for increasing physical activity in an underresourced urban community. APPROACH: Focus groups embedded in a large Community-Based Participatory Research Project. SETTING: West and Southwest Philadelphia. PARTICIPANTS: 15 parents, 16 youth, and 14 athletic coaches; youth were 13 to 18 years old and attended West Philadelphia schools; parents' children attended West Philadelphia schools; and coaches worked in West Philadelphia schools...
October 24, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Karen H Kim Yeary, Page C Moore, C Heath Gauss, Carol Cornell, T Elaine Prewitt, Samjhana Shakya, Jerome Turner, Catherine Scarbrough, Gwenndolyn Porter, Paul A Estabrooks
PURPOSE: There is minimal information regarding the Reach and Adoption of evidence-based weight loss maintenance interventions for African Americans of faith. DESIGN: The WORD (Wholeness, Oneness, Righteousness, Deliverance) was an 18-month, cluster randomized trial designed to reduce and maintain weight loss in African American adults of faith. Participants received the Diabetes Prevention Program adapted core weight loss program for 6 months, and churches were subsequently randomized to 12-month maintenance treatment or control...
October 11, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Laurel Curry, Carol L Schmitt, Amy Henes, Christina Ortega-Peluso, Haven Battles
PURPOSE: To understand the tobacco acquisition practices of low-income smokers in New York State in light of high cigarette prices due to high cigarette taxes. DESIGN: Eight focus groups with low-income smokers were conducted in spring 2015 and 2016 (n = 74). SETTING: New York City (NYC) and Buffalo, New York. PARTICIPANTS: Low-income adults aged 18 to 65 who smoke cigarettes regularly. METHOD: Qualitative analysis of focus group transcripts that explored differences and similarities by region...
October 9, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Chelsea R Singleton, Yu Li, Angela Odoms-Young, Shannon N Zenk, Lisa M Powell
PURPOSE: The Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) aims to expand access to healthy foods in low-resourced communities across the United States. This study examined changes in food and beverage availability and marketing in nearby small food stores after the opening of an HFFI-supported supermarket in a predominately low-income and African American community. DESIGN: Natural experiment. SETTING: Rockford, Illinois. PARTICIPANTS: A full audit was conducted of the small grocery and limited service stores located in a 1-mile radius around the new supermarket (N = 22) and a 1-square mile area within a nearby demographically matched comparison community (N = 18)...
October 3, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Rosenda Murillo, Bozena J Katic, Tailisha Gonzalez, Elizabeth Vasquez, Sandra Echeverria
PURPOSE: To examine the association of perceived risk of prediabetes and diabetes with leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and weight loss, and determine whether the association of risk perception with LTPA and weight loss varies by race/ethnicity. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2011-2014. SUBJECTS: Non-Latino white, non-Latino black, and Latino nondiabetic and nonprediabetic NHANES participants ≥18 years of age who were not underweight (n = 9550)...
October 1, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Paul E Terry
How do we judge whether our profession is meeting its potential when, according to time honored definitions of health promotion, we consider health to be a byproduct of culture and we deem some aspects of culture to be prerequisites to health? If our profession falls short, is it because we are not doing enough to change the world? This editorial previews a new model for health promotion called "collective well-being." Collective well-being is less about how I cope with society to reach my potential and more about how we cocreate a society that enables us all to thrive...
September 25, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Katrina R Ellis, Tiffany L Young, Dana Carthron, Marcia Simms, Shirley McFarlin, Kia L Davis, Guarav Dave, Giselle Corbie-Smith, Crystal Cené
PURPOSE: African Americans (AAs) in rural south and southeast regions of the United States have among the highest prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the country. The purpose of this qualitative, exploratory study is to understand family influences on CVD-related knowledge and health-related behaviors among rural AA adults. DESIGN: Qualitative descriptive study design using a community-based participatory research approach. SETTING: Two rural North Carolina counties...
September 24, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Yueyao Li, Kellee White, Katherine R O'Shields, Alexander C McLain, Anwar T Merchant
PURPOSE: To assess the relationship between light-intensity physical activity (LIPA) and cardiometabolic risk factors among middle-aged and older adults with multiple chronic conditions. DESIGN: Cross-sectional design utilizing data from the Health and Retirement Study (2010, 2012). SETTING: Laboratory- and survey-based testing of a nationally representative sample of community-dwelling middle aged and older adults. PARTICIPANTS: Adults aged 50 years and older (N = 14 996)...
August 29, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Krysten W Bold, Lisa Kimmel, Tess H Hanrahan, Denise Romano, Alana M Rojewski, Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Lisa M Fucito, Stephanie S O'Malley
PURPOSE: Evaluate the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of implementing evidence-based tobacco treatment at the workplace for service industry employees. DESIGN: Randomized trial using 6 paired worksites (3 test and 3 delayed intervention control sites). SETTING: US Northeast city. PARTICIPANTS: Employees were recruited from university food service settings. INTERVENTION: Comprehensive smoking treatment was provided at the workplace including individual counseling, free pharmacotherapy (dual nicotine replacement therapy or varenicline), and 5 weeks of contingency management that reinforced abstinence or reductions in smoking to encourage progress toward quitting...
August 28, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Maria L Alva, Melissa Romaire, Joseph Acquah
PURPOSE: To test the role of financial incentives to motivate engagement in diabetes prevention programs (DPPs). DESIGN: Minnesota, Montana, and New York randomized 3 different approaches to providing incentives: incentivizing class attendance and weight loss (all states), class attendance only (NY), and weight loss only (NY). We used New York to test how different approaches to providing incentives influence DPP completion and attendance. SETTING: Health-care facilities and local young men's Christian association...
August 20, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Judd Allen
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November 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
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November 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Megan Amaya, Lauren Battista, Bernadette Melnyk
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November 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Richard Safeer, Wendy Bowen
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November 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
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