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American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Anna McCullough, Leah M Ranney, Daniel J Simons, Adam O Goldstein
As public health funding is increasingly threatened, a better understanding is needed about how periods of funding uncertainty impact program staff, activities, and outcomes. In North Carolina, 2 years of uncertainty and threats of funding cuts for a statewide youth tobacco prevention initiative contributed to reduced grantee morale and confidence about achieving program goals, displaced focus from core program activities, and caused premature loss of personnel, resulting in substantially reduced program activities and outcomes...
November 3, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Michelle I Jongenelis, Simone Pettigrew, Melanie Wakefield, Terry Slevin, Iain S Pratt, Tanya Chikritzhs, Wenbin Liang
PURPOSE: To assess whether exposing drinkers to information about the alcohol-cancer link via multiple and diverse sources in an online simulation produces larger improvements in attitudes and intentions relative to exposure to a single source of information. DESIGN: Experimental; unequal randomization with respondents allocated to either the single-source (20%) or multiple-source condition (80%). Alcohol-related behavioral intentions were assessed preexposure and postexposure...
November 3, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Sam Cole, Casey Suter, Chelsea Nash, Joseph Pollard
PURPOSE: To examine the impact of a nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) enhancement on quit outcomes. DESIGN: Observational study using an intent to treat as treated analysis. SETTING: Not available. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 4022 Idaho tobacco users aged ≥18 years who received services from the Idaho Tobacco Quitline or Idaho's web-based program. INTERVENTION: One-call phone or web-based participants were sent a single 4- or 8-week NRT shipment...
November 3, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Paul E Terry, Brian McCormick, Joe Fabris, Thomas Lee, David French, Awara Mendy Adeagbo, Marcus Osborne, Ron Davis, Dave Bulger, Julia Hu, Rahul Dubey, Brad Weinberg, Alexandra Drane, Neal Sofian, Paul E Terry
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November 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Michael P O'Donnell
In celebration of my final comments as editor in chief of the American Journal of Health Promotion, I offer reflections on the importance of workplace health promotion, the impact of financial incentives on program effectiveness and financial sustainability, return on investment (ROI) analysis, reducing the federal debt by improving health, balancing high technology approaches with human touch, focusing on passions and sense of purpose, and nurturing a loving and caring community of professionals.
November 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Siobhan Kathleen McMahon, Jean F Wyman, Michael J Belyea, Nelma Shearer, Eric B Hekler, Julie Fleury
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of a new intervention, Ready~Steady, in terms of demand, acceptability, implementation, and limited efficacy. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; repeated measures. SETTING: Two rural communities in Itasca County, Minnesota. SUBJECTS: Thirty participants were randomized to an intervention (n = 16) or attention-control (n = 14) group. INTERVENTION: Ready~Steady combined two components: (1) motivational (motivational support, social network support, empowering education), and (2) fall-reducing physical activities (PAs; guidance to practice leg-strengthening, balance, and flexibility activities and walking)...
November 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Nicole A VanKim, Darin J Erickson, Marla E Eisenberg, Katherine Lust, B R Simon Rosser, Melissa N Laska
PURPOSE: To identify and describe homogenous classes of male college students based on their weight-related behaviors (e.g., eating habits, physical activity, and unhealthy weight control) and to examine differences by sexual orientation. DESIGN: Study design was a cross-sectional sample of 2- and 4-year college students. SETTING: Study setting was forty-six 2- and 4-year colleges in Minnesota. SUBJECTS: Study subjects comprised 10,406 college males...
November 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Jo Lynne Robins, R K Elswick, Jamie Sturgill, Nancy L McCain
PURPOSE: This study examined the effects of tai chi (TC) on biobehavioral factors associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in women. DESIGN: A randomized trial used a wait-list control group, pretest-posttest design. Data were collected immediately before, immediately after, and 2 months following the intervention. SETTING: The study was community based in central Virginia. SUBJECTS: Women aged 35 to 50 years at increased risk for CVD...
November 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Frances C Sherratt, Michael W Marcus, Jude Robinson, John K Field
PURPOSE: The current project sought to examine whether delivery of lung cancer risk projections (calculated using the Liverpool Lung Project [LLP] risk model) predicted follow-up smoking status. DESIGN: Two single-blinded randomized controlled trials. SETTING: Stop Smoking Services in Liverpool (United Kingdom). PARTICIPANTS: Baseline current smokers (N = 297) and baseline recent former smokers (N = 216) were recruited...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Taylor Jamerson, Rachel Sylvester, Qingmei Jiang, Nicole Corriveau, Jean DuRussel-Weston, Eva Kline-Rogers, Elizabeth A Jackson, Kim A Eagle
PURPOSE: To compare cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors of black and non-black children participating in Project Healthy Schools (PHS), a school-based wellness program. DESIGN: Participants were surveyed and participated in physiological screenings pre- and post-PHS intervention. SETTING: Middle schools in 4 Michigan communities of varying socioeconomic status. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 3813 sixth-grade students comprised the survey sample, and 2297 sixth-grade students comprised the screening sample...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Amanda K Hutcheson, Andrew J Piazza, Adam P Knowlden
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this investigation was to systematically review work site-based, environmental interventions to reduce sedentary behavior following preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses guidelines. DATA SOURCE: Data were extracted from Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Web of Science between January 2005 and December 2015. STUDY INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Inclusion criteria were work site interventions, published in peer-reviewed journals, employing environmental modalities, targeting sedentary behavior, and using any quantitative design...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
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