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Health Promotion International

Corinna Krause, Kathrin Sommerhalder, Sigrid Beer-Borst, Thomas Abel
Nutrition literacy and food literacy have become increasingly important concepts in health promotion. Researchers use one or the other term to describe the competencies needed to maintain a healthy diet. This systematic review examines whether these terms are synonymous or if their meanings are substantially different.We searched major bibliographic databases (Web of Science, PubMed, ScienceDirect, CINAHL, SocIndex and ERIC) for publications that provided an original definition of nutrition or food literacy...
November 1, 2016: Health Promotion International
Lewis R Elliott, Mathew P White, Adrian H Taylor, Charles Abraham
Although walking for leisure can support health, there has been little systematic attempt to consider how recreational walking is best promoted. In the UK, local authorities create promotional materials for walking networks, but little is known about whether they effectively encourage walking through persuasive messaging. Many of these materials pertain to walks in natural environments which evidence suggests are generally visited less frequently by physically inactive individuals. Consequently the present study explores whether and how recreational walking brochures use persuasive messages in their promotion of walks in natural environments...
October 29, 2016: Health Promotion International
Francesco Lietz, Giovanni Piumatti, Cristina Mosso, Jelena Marinkovic, Vesna Bjegovic-Mikanovic
Today well-being attracts the attention of public health professionals who are looking to explore life satisfaction as a whole and its specific domains. In order to contribute in moving the measurement of subjective well-being from a primarily academic activity to the sphere of intervention, we need to assess tools to measure multidimensional well-being (MWB) adopting state-of-the-art statistical techniques. Through structural equation modelling our goal was to test a MWB model among Italian and Serbian university students and to further observe its relationships with measures of life goals' pursuing...
October 5, 2016: Health Promotion International
A Costa, M Cortes, C Sena, E Nunes, P Nogueira, T Shivaji
The World Health Organization recommend the Equity-Focused Health Impact Assessment (HIA) as a means to assess the impact of social and economic policies on the health of populations, and acknowledges their contribution to health inequality. We describe the application of the Equity-focused Impact Assessment methodology on the Portuguese law on Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control (Law No. 37/2007). A rapid assessment was carried out to issue recommendations which could be incorporated into the law during a revision in 2014...
October 2, 2016: Health Promotion International
Patricia Struthers, Lisa Wegner, Petra de Koker, Wondwossen Lerebo, Renette J Blignaut
Health promoting schools, as conceptualised by the World Health Organisation, have been developed in many countries to facilitate the health-education link. In 1994, the concept of health promoting schools was introduced in South Africa. In the process of becoming a health promoting school, it is important for schools to monitor and evaluate changes and developments taking place. The Health Promoting Schools (HPS) Monitoring Questionnaire was developed to obtain opinions of students about their school as a health promoting school...
October 2, 2016: Health Promotion International
Benjamin Marent, Christina C Wieczorek, Karl Krajic
Following the trend in most developed countries, in Austria the oldest old are the fastest growing population group. Among this group, there is a high prevalence of multimorbidity, functional impairment, dementia and psychiatric conditions. While health promotion (HP) has been considered relevant in coping with the challenges of an aging population, it has so far been viewed as a foreign concept in relation to the oldest old, especially those living in residential aged care (RAC) facilities. Although there is an acknowledgement that HP should be integrated into routine nursing, there has been little research on how professionals working with RAC interpret and implement HP...
September 30, 2016: Health Promotion International
Noeline Razanamihaja, Yuka Makino, Hiroshi Ogawa, Noriaki Ikeda, Hideo Miyazaki
The prevalence of tobacco smoking among adolescents aged 13-15 years old in Madagascar was previously reported to be higher than the average in other African regions. A preventive approach is urgently needed to avoid the initiation of early tobacco smoking. Therefore, the aims of this study were to evaluate the status of tobacco smoking among primary schoolchildren in Madagascar and explore the factors associated with initiation of tobacco smoking in the young. This study was conducted in the Mahajanga region of Madagascar...
September 22, 2016: Health Promotion International
Marta Fadda, Mayada Kanj, Tamar Kabakian-Khasholian, Peter Johannes Schulz
Health literacy is an important predictor of health status, health behaviours, and other health outcomes. However, research on health literacy in the Arab world is scarce and no health literacy tool has been validated to test the health literacy level of the Lebanese population so far. The aim of this study was to validate Arabic translations of three commonly used health literacy assessment tools, the S-TOFHLA, the REALM-R, and the Brief Health Literacy Screening items. The tools were linguistically and culturally adapted to the Lebanese context, and 250 face-to-face interviews were conducted in an outpatient clinic in Beirut, Lebanon, between April and June 2015...
September 20, 2016: Health Promotion International
J Hope Corbin
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December 2016: Health Promotion International
Melissa N Laska, Sarah M Sevcik, Stacey G Moe, Christine A Petrich, Marilyn S Nanney, Jennifer A Linde, Leslie A Lytle
Our objective was to conduct a process evaluation of the CHOICES (Choosing Healthy Options in College Environments and Settings) study, a large, randomized, controlled trial designed to prevent unhealthy weight gain in young adults (aged 18-35) attending 2-year community colleges in the USA. The 24-month intervention consisted of participation in an academic course and a social networking and support website. Among intervention participants, completion rates for most course activities were >80%, reflecting a high level of dose received...
December 2016: Health Promotion International
Mattias Örnerheim
Healthcare registries, otherwise known in Sweden as national quality registries (NQRs), have progressed from being a patient-focused system supporting medical results to become the basis of a health policy steering instrument called regional comparisons (RCs). This article seeks to explain RCs as an unintended consequence of the NQR development, by utilizing the concepts of policy entrepreneurs and streams of impact: the problem stream (problem perceived), the policy stream (what is valid), and the political stream (governmental objectives)...
September 4, 2016: Health Promotion International
Andreas Mielck, Holger Kilian, Frank Lehmann, Antje Richter-Kornweitz, Lotte Kaba-Schönstein
In 2003, the German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) initiated the national Cooperation-Network (CN) 'Equity in Health'. The CN is constantly increasing in size and scope, supporting setting approaches aimed at reducing health inequalities. A detailed description of the CN has not yet been available in English. The CN comprises a total of 66 institutional cooperation partners. Information concerning the structure and activities can be found on a special website. Coordination Centres (CC) have been established in the 16 federal states, for the coordination of all state-specific activities...
September 4, 2016: Health Promotion International
Stephan Van den Broucke
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September 2016: Health Promotion International
Aimei Mao, Jude Robinson
Worldwide, many nonsmokers (often women and children) are exposed to second-hand smoke (SHS) in home settings, as men retain their traditional power and control within their family and women and children have limited agency to intervene. This study, set up to explore home smoking management in rural China, found that some women were able to positively intervene to restrict men's smoking at three key stages: prior to conception, during their pregnancy and at the early years of their children's lives. By utilizing dominant social, health and political narratives about the importance of raising a healthy child supported by the One-Child Policy in China, combined with the fear of health risks of SHS to young children, the women were able to use their elevated status as bearer and carers of the only children to subvert the pre-eminence of men in domestic environments, enabling them to positively influence home smoking...
September 2016: Health Promotion International
Malcolm Whitfield, Sadiq Bhanbhro, Geoff Green, Kevin Lewis, Linda Hindle, Cathy Levy
Obesity is a global challenge for healthy populations. It has given rise to a wide range of public health interventions, focusing on supportive environments and lifestyle change, including diet, physical activity and behavioural change initiatives. Impact is variable. However, more evidence is slowly becoming available and is being used to develop new interventions. In a period of austerity, momentum is building to review these initiatives and understand what they do, how they do it and how they fit together...
September 2016: Health Promotion International
Rete Trap, Lillan Rejkjær, Ebba Holme Hansen
Salutogenic orientation is a health promotion paradigm focusing on the resources of the individual. This study analyzed the relationship between sense of coherence (SOC) and self-efficacy (SE) based on population data. By conducting an empirical analysis of the two models, we wanted to see whether we could make a valid judgement as to whether both SOC and SE could be utilized in health promotion practice, or whether one is preferable to the other. The study population was randomly selected from the Danish Central Population Register and consisted of five birth-year cohorts (1920, 1930, 1940, 1965 and 1975)...
September 2016: Health Promotion International
Keitiline R Viacava, Gibson J Weydmann, Mailton F de Vasconcelos, Juliana Jaboinski, Graziele D Batista, Rosa Maria M de Almeida, Lisiane Bizarro
The tactical use of visuoperceptual content in marketing may encourage impulsive consumption of unhealthy products. In this study, the application of visuoperceptual content was compared in advertisements used by industries of tobacco, alcohol and food. The aim was to ascertain whether similarities exist in the strategies used as variables for the selection of commercial stimuli, such as color, position and size. Scion Image and Corel Draw Graphics Suite software were used to analyze the content of a non-probabilistic sample of advertising images (N = 150)...
September 2016: Health Promotion International
Ben J Smith, Margaret Thomas, Dimitri Batras
Organized physical activity through sport and recreational activities is beneficial for physical and psychosocial well-being and community connectedness. However, many who could gain significantly from this have lower participation, especially the socioeconomically disadvantaged, Indigenous people, culturally diverse communities and people with a disability. This study examined barriers to participation by these underserved groups and the success of strategies for overcoming these used in 22 community projects over 3 years in the VicHealth Participation in Community Sport and Recreation Program, in Victoria, Australia...
September 2016: Health Promotion International
Susanne Sundell Lecerof, Martin Stafström, Ragnar Westerling, Per-Olof Östergren
Poor mental health is common among migrants. This has been explained by migration-related and socio-economic factors. Weak social capital has also been related to poor mental health. Few studies have explored factors that protect mental health of migrants in the post-migration phase. Such knowledge could be useful for health promotion purposes. Therefore, this study aimed to analyse associations between financial difficulties, housing problems and experience of discrimination and poor mental health; and to detect possible effect modification by social capital, among recently settled Iraqi migrants in Sweden...
September 2016: Health Promotion International
Wen Huang, Yanyan Dong, Lin Chen, Dandan Song, Jun Wang, Haidong Tao, Nickolas Zaller, Hongbo Zhang, Don Operario
Sexual behavior is the dominant mode of HIV transmission in China, and young female migrants are among the populations at highest risk. This article examines how HIV-related risk behaviors among female migrants might vary according to workplace settings. Participants were young female migrants recruited from three workplace settings-factories, restaurants and entertainment venues. In a cross-sectional survey, we assessed 457 participants' sociodemographic characteristics, HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, condom use knowledge, sexual behaviors, condom use behavior and reproductive health factors...
September 2016: Health Promotion International
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