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American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP

Sankalp Das, Maribeth Rouseff, Henry E Guzman, Chukwuemeka U Osondu, Doris Brown, Brian Betancourt, Teresa Ochoa, Joseph Mora, Virginia Lehn, Shoshana B Sherriff, Muni B Rubens, Anshul Saxena, Khurram Nasir, Emir Veledar
PURPOSE: Diabetes imposes a significant economic burden on employers, particularly when including productivity costs. Given the great interest on multicomponent lifestyle interventions in these individuals, we assessed the short-term and long-term efficacy of a structured lifestyle modification program, My Unlimited Potential, among employees with diabetes of Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF), a large non-for profit health-care system. DESIGN: This is a pre- and post-effectiveness of a workplace health promotion program...
January 16, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Laurie Whitsel
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January 16, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Eileen K Nehme, Michelle Delphia, Eun Me Cha, Milton Thomas, David Lakey
PURPOSE: To assess the effectiveness of an intervention to promote influenza vaccination among members of an Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance plan. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Messages were delivered by a community-based, nonprofit health insurance provider to its members in Central Texas. PARTICIPANTS: Adult subscribers for whom either a phone number or an e-mail address was available (n = 25 649)...
January 10, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Shawn M Kneipp, Lindsey Horrell, Ziya Gizlice, Matthew Lee Smith, Laura Linnan, Teresa Brady
PURPOSE: We examined the extent to which demographic, chronic disease burden, and financial strain characteristics were associated with a preference for engaging in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (presented as a "health self-management program" [HSMP]) over a financial self-management program (FSMP) and a no program preference (NPP) group among employed adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, correlation design using baseline data from a randomized controlled trial (RCT)...
January 6, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Jennifer L Pomeranz, Mark Pertschuk
PURPOSE: Local communities are often active public health policy makers, so state preemption-when the state withdraws authority from local governments-can hinder public health progress. Kansas enacted the most sweeping law in the nation preempting food, nutrition, and agricultural policy. DESIGN: Qualitative thematic content analysis was used on public comments to identify and evaluate common and key arguments. A codebook was developed using an iterative process...
January 6, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Stephen J Onufrak, Hatidza Zaganjor, Latetia V Moore, Heather C Hamner, Joel E Kimmons, Leah M Maynard, Diane Harris
PURPOSE: As part of wellness efforts, employers may seek to improve the nutritional quality of foods offered and consumed in cafeterias and vending machines. However, little is known about who consumes food from these venues and the types and dietary quality of the foods consumed. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Nonschool cafeterias and vending machines. PARTICIPANTS: US adults ≥20 years old. MEASURES: Prevalence of consuming foods, most common foods eaten, leading calorie sources, 2010 Healthy Eating Index...
January 2, 2019: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Gergana Damianova Kodjebacheva, Lisa M Lapeyrouse, Jamie Rahrig, Loretta Walker, Kanday Campbell
PURPOSE: The Flint, Michigan, water crisis (2014 to present) increased awareness of the dangers of lead-contaminated water. Consumption of lead-contaminated water is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. The purpose of this research was to identify intervention strategies to decrease consumption of lead-contaminated water among women of reproductive age. APPROACH: Qualitative data were collected via an online survey consisting of open-ended questions among 63 women and 3 focus groups among 27 women...
December 26, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Traci R Snedden, John Scerpella, Stephanie A Kliethermes, Rocío S Norman, Liga Blyholder, Jen Sanfilippo, Timothy A McGuine, Bryan Heiderscheit
PURPOSE: To examine and compare the role of self-assessed sport and physical activity involvement on the health-related quality of life among undergraduate student-athletes and general undergraduate college students. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. Data set was examined for differences in physical and mental health by self-assessed sport and physical activity level. SETTING: Large Midwestern University in the fall of 2016. PARTICIPANTS: A combined data set representing undergraduate Division I student athletes (n = 842) and general undergraduate students (n = 1322)...
December 26, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Hao Zhang, Li Yin
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to identify groups of the social and built environment factors that have been studied substantially along with factors that need further attention, to guide the research, designing, and planning of the social and built environment for reducing obesity prevalence. DATA SOURCE: A systematic search of literature was undertaken from PubMed, Google Scholar, and Web of Knowledge. STUDY INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Keyword combination of "built environment," "social environment," and "obesity" were used to expand the search scope...
December 26, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Megan A Kirk, Mohammad Amiri, Meysam Pirbaglou, Paul Ritvo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of wearable device interventions (eg, Fitbit) to improve physical activity (PA) outcomes (eg, steps/day, moderate to vigorous physical activity [MVPA]) in populations diagnosed with cardiometabolic chronic disease. DATA SOURCE: Based on Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses, an electronic search of 5 databases (Medline, PsychINFO, Scopus, Web of Science, and PubMed) was conducted. STUDY INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published between January 2000 and May 2018 that used a wearable device for the full intervention in adults (18+) diagnosed with a cardiometabolic chronic disease were included...
December 26, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Méabh Corr, Jennifer McSharry, Elaine M Murtagh
OBJECTIVE: To synthesize evidence from qualitative studies relating to adolescent girls' perceptions of physical activity participation. The protocol for this review is registered with PROSPERO (ID no. CRD42017054944). DATA SOURCE: PubMed, Sports Discus, Academic Search Complete, and Education Resources Information Centre. INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Studies reporting qualitative data that explored the views/opinions/perceptions of adolescent girls (>12 and <18 years old) published between 2001 and 2016 were included...
December 18, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Gregory Stewart, Collin A Webster, Ali Brian, David Stodden, Cate A Egan, R Glenn Weaver
PURPOSE: To describe teacher's integration of activity into general education classroom time (ie, movement integration-MI). DESIGN: Cross-sectional, observational. SETTING: Eight elementary schools in a rural, low-income school district. PARTICIPANTS: Elementary classroom teachers (N = 48). MEASURE: Classroom teachers were observed using the System for Observing Student Movement in Academic Routines and Transitions (SOSMART) on random, unannounced days during the 2015-16 academic year...
December 18, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Sara S Johnson
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November 29, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Sam Cole, Susan M Zbikowski, Andrew Renda, Anne Wallace, Jessica M Dobbins, Matt Bogard
PURPOSE: To describe changes in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) related to variation in demographic characteristics, program goals, and program participation, among health coaching program participants. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study of a health coaching program. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A total of 2169 adults enrolled in an individually purchased or employer-sponsored health plan from a large health and well-being company, who participated in a health coaching program between January 2016 and April 2017...
November 29, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Roy F Oman, Taylor Lensch, Nada Amroussia, Kristen Clements-Nolle, Minggen Lu, Yueran Yang
PURPOSE: The study's purpose was to improve the psychometric properties of the Youth Asset Survey (YAS). DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort study with youth and parents recruited via door-to-door canvassing to participate in a 5-wave, 4-year study that assessed prospective associations among youth assets and youth health-related behaviors. Additional test items were added in the last 2 waves of a study to improve the YAS. SETTING: Households in randomly selected census tracts located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area...
November 28, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
David B Buller, Barbara J Walkosz, Mary Klein Buller, Allan Wallis, Peter A Andersen, Michael D Scott, Richard T Meenan, Gary R Cutter
PURPOSE: Implementation of employer sun safety actions was assessed in a 2-year follow-up to an occupational sun protection policy intervention. DESIGN: Two-year follow-up assessment in a randomized pretest-posttest controlled design. SETTING: Local government organizations with workers in public safety, public works, and parks and recreation. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-three local government organizations (participation = 64%) and 330 frontline supervisors and 1454 workers...
November 26, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Andrew T Kaczynski, Tomoki Nakaya, Ai Shibata, Kaori Ishii, Akitomo Yasunaga, Ellen W Stowe, Tomoya Hanibuchi, Koichiro Oka
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to examine associations between objectively measured walkable urban design attributes with Japanese older adults' body mass index (BMI) and to test whether objectively assessed physical activity and sedentary behavior mediated such associations. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 297 older residents (aged 65-84 years) randomly selected from the registry of residential addresses...
November 25, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Kathryn P Derose, Malcolm V Williams, Karen R Flórez, Beth Ann Griffin, Denise D Payán, Rachana Seelam, Cheryl A Branch, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Michael A Mata, Margaret D Whitley, Eunice C Wong
PURPOSE: To implement a multilevel, church-based intervention with diverse disparity populations using community-based participatory research and evaluate feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness in improving obesity-related outcomes. DESIGN: Cluster randomized controlled trial (pilot). SETTING: Two midsized (∼200 adults) African American baptist and 2 very large (∼2000) Latino Catholic churches in South Los Angeles, California...
November 25, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Jin E Kim-Mozeleski, Hilary K Seligman, Irene H Yen, Susan J Shaw, David R Buchanan, Janice Y Tsoh
PURPOSE: To examine whether food insecurity longitudinally affects smoking status. DESIGN: Population-based prospective study. SETTING: Data from the 2003 and 2015 Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). PARTICIPANTS: Four thousand five hundred sixty-three adults who were smokers and nonsmokers, participating in the 2003 (current study baseline) and 2015 (current study follow-up) waves of PSID. MEASURES: Based on self-reported smoking status at baseline and follow-up, respondents were categorized as continued smoking, stopped smoking, started smoking, and continued nonsmoking...
November 21, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Zachary H Hopkins, Aaron M Secrest
PURPOSE: Google Trends (GT) offers insights into public interests and behaviors and holds potential for guiding public health campaigns. We evaluated trends in US searches for sunscreen, sunburn, skin cancer, and melanoma and their relationships with melanoma outcomes. DESIGN: Google Trends was queried for US search volumes from 2004 to 2017. Time-matched search term data were correlated with melanoma outcomes data from Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Program and United States Cancer Statistics databases (2004-2014 and 2010-2014, respectively)...
November 14, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
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