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Sugavanesh Periyasamy, Pushpanjali Krishnappa, Piddennavar Renuka
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January 3, 2019: Health Promotion International
Alexandra Sauter, Janina Curbach, Jana Rueter, Verena Lindacher, Julika Loss
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January 3, 2019: Health Promotion International
Kristi Calder, Lucy D'Aeth, Sue Turner, Annabel Begg, Ekant Veer, Jo Scott, Ciarán Fox
The All Right? campaign was developed as a mental health promotion campaign following the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes. One aspect of the overall campaign was the utilisation of social media as a means of promoting wellbeing messages. This research evaluates the use of the All Right? Facebook page as a means of promoting wellbeing after a major natural disaster. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used to gather data about the social media component of the All Right? campaign. Findings indicate that the All Right? Facebook page has become a valued source of consistent wellbeing tips and advice -'the place that I go'...
January 2, 2019: Health Promotion International
Alyssa Kelly, Sanjana Mitra, Justus Elung'at, Julia Songok, Suzanne Jackson, Astrid Christoffersen-Deb
Community health volunteers (CHVs) act as vital links between communities and health facilities, bridging the health service delivery gap common in low- and middle-income countries. In 2013, changes in funding in western Kenya left most CHVs without their individual monthly stipend. In this article, we explore how the implementation of a pooled incentive model had an impact on the lives of CHVs from two counties in western Kenya. Participation in this form of table banking was meant to allow CHVs to pool their resources together and invest in income-generating activities to offset the costs of unpaid health work...
December 26, 2018: Health Promotion International
Heather A Came, Keith Tudor
As well as serving as a critic and conscience for societies, universities are elite sites of privilege which, at a surface level, are unlikely locations for health promotion interventions. This paper provides a critical review of the existing health promoting universities (HPU) approaches which is informed by health promotion values. It explores the silence in the global literature around issues of structural discrimination such as the sexism, homophobia and institutional racism that can thrive within university settings...
December 26, 2018: Health Promotion International
Simon A Moss, Timothy C Skinner, Melanie Irons, Nektarios Alexi
Research has not definitively ascertained the circumstances that motivate people to live a healthier lifestyle. To redress this shortfall, we report two overlapping studies that examined whether people are more inclined to value health benefits that seem enduring and fundamental rather than transient or superficial-even after controlling effort and cost. In these studies, 242 participants indicated the degree to which they implement 17 health behaviours-as well as the extent to which they perceive the benefits of these behaviours as enduring and fundamental...
December 24, 2018: Health Promotion International
Charlotte D Klinker, Annika Agger
Cross-sectoral interventions in low socio-economic status (SES) neighbourhoods are an important contribution to reducing social inequities in health. This article investigates the health perceptions among professionals from public health, social and place-based initiatives, all working in low SES neighbourhoods in Denmark, and what implications these perceptions have on their work with health promotion and on collaboration between the initiatives. Empirically, we draw on 63 semi-structured interviews with frontline professionals across area-based initiatives (ABIs), social housing development plans (SHDPs) and municipal public health departments (PHDs)...
December 24, 2018: Health Promotion International
Shivani Mathur Gaiha, Katja Gillander Gådin
Joint involvement of couples is an effective strategy to increase contraceptive use and improve reproductive health of women. However, engaging couples to understand how their gender attitudes affect their personal and family health is an idea in search of practice. This mixed-methods study explores opportunities and barriers to couples' participation in health promotion in three slums of Delhi. For each couple, surveys and semi-structured interviews were conducted with husbands and wives individually to contrast self and spousal work, time, interest in health, sources of information related to health and depth of knowledge (n = 62)...
December 24, 2018: Health Promotion International
Nina Simonsen, Anna Lahti, Sakari Suominen, Raili Välimaa, Jorma Tynjälä, Eva Roos, Lasse Kannas
Perceived health during adolescence has not only immediate consequences for individuals and for society, but also long-term. We need to understand better the health development in this period of the lifespan. Empowerment may be one pathway through which social factors and conditions translate into health effects. This study aimed to examine whether empowerment-enabling home and school environments are associated with self-rated health among adolescents, and whether the associations differ between genders, age or majority/minority language groups...
December 24, 2018: Health Promotion International
Kahar Abula, Jürgen Beckmann, Zhongkai He, Chengwa Cheong, Fuquan Lu, Peter Gröpel
Based on the trans-contextual model, two studies aimed to test whether autonomy-supportive physical education (PE) promotes autonomous motivation towards leisure-time physical activity among Chinese college students. Study 1 was conducted in September 2015 and used a cross-sectional design. Participants were students who provided data on perceived autonomy support and motivation for physical activity. Regression analysis was used to analyze the data. Study 2 took place from September to December 2015 and employed an experimental design...
December 22, 2018: Health Promotion International
Juan Carlos Aneiros Fernandez, Rafael Afonso da Silva, Daniele Pompei Sacardo
This article intends to explore the logics that produce 'non-existence' to imagine how the Health Promotion could take advantage of the experience of the Terreiros to produce more health and social justice. The interest in addressing the scarcely explored cultural determinants of health was in the background of this survey, which assumes the diversity as a positive producer of alternatives. The interest in an 'ecology of knowledge' led to an imaginative transcultural effort to address the contemporary problem of the growth or intensification of discrimination and religious intolerance practices...
December 22, 2018: Health Promotion International
Kristiann C Heesch, Erika Hepple, Kaeleen Dingle, Natasha Freeman
Few studies have used a whole-of-school approach in implementing a health promoting schools (HPS) framework. Descriptions of how HPS is being implemented, particularly in low-resourced, developing countries, are limited. This study used an exploratory case study design to examine the planning and implementation of a HPS in a rural Cambodian village. Data were collected via observations of the school, school documentation, and interviews with stakeholders (n = 9). The data were analysed inductively as an iterative process, from initial coding, through to categorizing, leading to concept mapping and then identifying the emergent themes within the stages of school development and implementation of educational and health programming...
December 22, 2018: Health Promotion International
Easkey Britton, Gesche Kindermann, Christine Domegan, Caitriona Carlin
There is increasing interest in the potential use of outdoor water environments, or blue space, in the promotion of human health and wellbeing. However, therapeutic nature-based practices are currently outpacing policy and the evidence base for health or wellbeing benefits of therapeutic interventions within blue space has not been systematically assessed. This systematic review aims to address the gap in understanding the impacts of blue space within existing interventions for targeted individuals. A systematic review was carried out, searching Google Scholar, SCOPUS, PubMed, etc...
December 18, 2018: Health Promotion International
Billy Sung, Ian Phau, Isaac Cheah, Kevin Teah
Public health sponsorship is a unique phenomenon in Australia. The current research examines the critical success factors of Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation's (Healthway) sponsorship program, Australia's largest public health sponsorship program. Using stakeholder interviews and expert observational studies, two studies present five key success factors: (i) effective segmentation and targeting of health messages; (ii) collaboration between Healthway and partnering organization to leverage sponsored events; (iii) displacement of unhealth sponsorship; (iv) use of leveraging strategies to raise awareness of health messages; and (v) environmental changes that facilitate behavioural change...
December 17, 2018: Health Promotion International
Tania L King, Anne Kavanagh, Anna J Scovelle, Allison Milner
This systematic review sought to evaluate the impact of gender equality on the health of both women and men in high-income countries. A range of health outcomes arose across the 48 studies included. Gender equality was measured in various ways, including employment characteristics, political representation, access to services, and with standard indicators (such as the Global Gender Gap Index and the Gender Empowerment Measure). The effects of gender equality varied depending on the health outcome examined, and the context in which gender equality was examined (i...
December 7, 2018: Health Promotion International
Elke Grimminger-Seidensticker, Monica Aceti, Sandrine Knobé, Gilles Vieille Marchiset
As health concepts develop through exposure to, and experience with particular contexts, and as health concepts influence health behaviour, it is important for actors in health promotion programmes to understand an individual's health concepts. This study focussed on health concepts among socially disadvantaged children in France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland-a hitherto less researched population group. We conducted focus groups with a total of 167 children aged 7-11 years (mean=8.76 years, SD=0.68). The aim of this study was to explore if the life situation across four different countries leads to similar health concepts, and how the particular, national health discourses are reflected in the children's health concepts...
December 6, 2018: Health Promotion International
Nancy J Burke, Kristine Phung, Filmer Yu, Ching Wong, Khanh Le, Isabel Nguyen, Long Nguyen, Alice Guan, Tung T Nguyen, Janice Y Tsoh
Prior studies have supported the effectiveness of the use of Lay Health Workers (LHWs) as an intervention model for managing chronic health conditions, yet few have documented the mechanisms that underlie the effectiveness of the interventions. This study provides a first look into how LHWs delivered a family-based intervention and the challenges encountered. We utilize observation data from LHW-led educational sessions delivered as part of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) designed to test a LHW outreach family-based intervention to promote smoking cessation among Vietnamese American smokers...
December 1, 2018: Health Promotion International
Peter Bentsen, Ane H Bonde, Mikkel B Schneller, Dina Danielsen, Maria Bruselius-Jensen, Jens Aagaard-Hansen
Schools provide an important setting for health promotion and health education. In countries where health education is not a specific subject, it is typically undertaken by teachers in health-integrating subjects such as biology, home economics or physical education. More ambitious and holistic frameworks and whole school approaches such as health promoting schools have been considered best practice for the past three decades. Recently, more attention has been given to policy initiatives integrating health activities into school curriculum time...
November 29, 2018: Health Promotion International
Malgorzata Kowalska, Maksymilian Gajda, Kamil Baranski, Bogumila Braczkowska
There has been a recent increase in the number of parents refusing vaccination for their children in many European countries, including Poland. This observation necessitates the need to understand parental knowledge in regard to mandatory vaccination of children in these countries. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2016 on 1239 parents or legal guardians of preschool and school children in the Silesian Voivodship (Poland) to evaluate their hesitancy in acquiescing to their children mandatory immunization and the relation to this habit in regard to the use of informational sources on children vaccination system in Poland...
November 23, 2018: Health Promotion International
Ana D Goode, Nyssa T Hadgraft, Maike Neuhaus, Genevieve N Healy
Prolonged sitting is now recognized as an emergent work health and safety issue. To address the need for a scalable sitting-reduction intervention for workplaces, the BeUpstanding™ Champion Toolkit was developed. This free, online toolkit uses a 'train-the-champion' approach, providing a step-by-step guide and resources to workplace champions to assist them in raising awareness and building a supportive culture to reduce sitting time in their team. This qualitative study explored champion and staff perceptions of the beta (test) version of the toolkit...
November 16, 2018: Health Promotion International
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