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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535424/ethnic-inequalities-in-psychological-distress-among-urban-residents-in-the-netherlands-a-moderating-role-of-neighborhood-ethnic-diversity
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Özcan Erdem, Alex Burdorf, Frank J Van Lenthe
The main purpose of this study was to investigate whether neighborhood ethnic diversity moderated the association between ethnicity and psychological distress in the four largest cities of Netherlands. Multilevel linear regression analysis was used to assess whether the association between ethnicity and psychological distress differed by levels of neighborhood ethnic diversity. Results showed that the Turkish and Moroccan residents reported significantly higher psychological distress than native Dutch and Surinamese residents...
May 20, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528276/a-review-of-neighborhood-effects-and-early-child-development-how-where-and-for-whom-do-neighborhoods-matter
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REVIEW
Anita Minh, Nazeem Muhajarine, Magdalena Janus, Marni Brownell, Martin Guhn
This paper describes a scoping review of 42 studies of neighborhood effects on developmental health for children ages 0-6, published between 2009 and 2014. It focuses on three themes: (1) theoretical mechanisms that drive early childhood development, i.e. how neighborhoods matter for early childhood development; (2) dependence of such mechanisms on place-based characteristics i.e. where neighborhood effects occur; (3) dependence of such mechanisms on child characteristics, i.e. for whom is development most affected...
May 18, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528275/it-is-not-all-bad-for-the-grey-city-a-crossover-study-on-physiological-and-psychological-restoration-in-a-forest-and-an-urban-environment
#3
Ulrika K Stigsdotter, Sus Sola Corazon, Ulrik Sidenius, Jesper Kristiansen, Patrik Grahn
Today, urbanization presents a challenge to urban planning with regard to creating healthy living environments. The aim of this research is to gain further knowledge of the restorativeness of a best case urban and natural environment: that is a historic down town urban environment and forest environment located in an arboretum. The study has a cross-over design where 51 (N) female university students are exposed to the two environments through both seated viewing and walking. A mixed method approach is used with both physiological measurements of blood pressure (BP) and heart rate variability (HRV) and psychological measurements of mood change and perceived restorativeness...
May 18, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527329/what-role-does-adolescent-neighborhood-play-for-adult-health-a-cross-classified-multilevel-analysis-of-life-course-models-in-northern-sweden
#4
Per E Gustafsson, Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Anne Hammarström, Miguel San Sebastian
This study examined whether, and by which life course models, adolescent neighborhood environment relate to health in mid-adulthood. Data came from the Northern Swedish Cohort (n=1001), surveyed at age 16, 21, 30 and 42 years including functional somatic symptoms at age 42, and individual disadvantage neighborhood disadvantage at all four ages. Results from cross-classified multilevel models showed that 12.7% of age 42 health variance was explained by an interaction of age 16 and age 42 neighborhood of residence...
May 17, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527328/living-in-violence-neighborhood-domestic-violence-and-small-for-gestational-age-births
#5
Erica Felker-Kantor, Maeve Wallace, Katherine Theall
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between neighborhood domestic violence and small-for-gestational-age (SGA) birth and to examine if there is a differential impact of neighborhood domestic violence on SGA births by race in a high crime community. METHODS: This analysis includes all birth records issued in New Orleans, Louisiana from 2011 to 2012 geocoded by census tract (N=177 census tracts, N=8322 women). Hierarchical modeling and ecologic spatial analysis were used to examine the area-effect of neighborhood domestic violence on SGA births, independent of individual-level predictors and accounting for the propensity to live in high domestic violence neighborhoods...
May 17, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527327/nursing-work-and-sensory-experiences-of-hospital-design-a-before-and-after-qualitative-study-following-a-move-to-all-single-room-inpatient-accommodation
#6
S Donetto, C Penfold, J Anderson, G Robert, J Maben
The embodied experience of nursing practice is rarely studied. Drawing on data from an internationally relevant larger study conducted in 2013-14, here we explore the sensory dimension of the embodied experiences of nursing staff working on two acute NHS hospital wards before and after a move to all-single room inpatient accommodation. We undertook a secondary analysis of 25 interviews with nursing staff (12 before and 13 after the move with half [13/25] using photographs taken by participants) from a mixed-method before-and-after study...
May 17, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527326/race-ethnicity-modifies-the-association-between-school-prevalence-of-e-cigarette-use-and-student-level-use-results-from-the-2014-us-national-youth-tobacco-survey
#7
Edward Yu, Adam M Lippert
This study assessed racial/ethnic moderation of the association between school prevalence of lifetime e-cigarette use and students' use. Using multilevel regression methods and data from the 2014 US National Youth Tobacco Survey, we found attending schools with high rates of e-cigarette use was positively associated with students' lifetime use of e-cigarettes, especially for white students. A cross-level interaction term indicated a weaker association between non-Hispanic black race and attending high-use schools (odds ratio [OR] =0...
May 17, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525801/social-and-built-environment-factors-related-to-children-s-independent-mobility-the-importance-of-neighbourhood-cohesion-and-connectedness
#8
En-Yi Lin, Karen Witten, Melody Oliver, Penelope Carroll, Lanuola Asiasiga, Hannah Badland, Karl Parker
This study examines aspects of neighbourhood social environments (namely, neighbourhood safety, cohesion and connection) and child-specific built environment attributes in relation to children's independent mobility. The results suggest that children aged 8-13 years with parents who perceive their neighbourhood as more cohesive and more connected, and are located closer to school, engaged in higher levels of independently mobile trips. The qualitative component of this research revealed that for NZ European, Māori, Samoan and other Pacific parents, 'people danger' was the most common concern for letting their children go out alone, whereas for Asian and Indian parents, 'traffic danger' was the most common reason for their concern...
May 17, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525800/what-is-the-association-between-healthy-weight-in-4-5-year-old-children-and-spatial-access-to-purposefully-constructed-play-areas
#9
Robin Poole, Graham Moon
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity is a global issue. Understanding associated factors is essential in designing interventions to reduce its prevalence. There are knowledge gaps concerning the leptogenic potential of play areas for very young children and particularly whether there is an association between levels of childhood obesity and play area quality. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study was conducted to investigate whether spatial access to play areas had an association with healthy weight status of 4-5-year-old children...
May 15, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521177/how-community-level-social-and-economic-developments-have-changed-the-patterns-of-substance-use-in-a-transition-economy
#10
Xiaozhao Y Yang
Most social changes take place at the community level before indirectly affecting individuals. Although the contextual effect is far-reaching, few studies have investigated the important questions of: how do community-level developments affect drinking and smoking, and how do they change the existing gender and income patterns of drinking and smoking, particularly in transition economies? In this study, I used a Chinese panel dataset between 1991 and 2011 to reveal the moderating effects of community developments...
May 15, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511084/examining-ethnic-inequalities-in-health-and-tenure-in-england-a-repeated-cross-sectional-analysis
#11
Frances Darlington-Pollock, Paul Norman
Ethnic minorities experience multiple inequalities across different domains including health and tenure. Notwithstanding extensive research demonstrating a clear connection between tenure and health, the relationship between health, tenure and ethnicity is under-explored. In this paper, we examine ethnic inequalities in health and tenure in England using cross-sectional census microdata for 1991, 2001 and 2011. We find that ethnic inequalities in health persist over time while the relationship between health and tenure varies between ethnic groups...
May 13, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511083/how-do-type-and-size-of-natural-environments-relate-to-physical-activity-behavior
#12
F M Jansen, D F Ettema, C B M Kamphuis, F H Pierik, M J Dijst
Natural environments (NE) are promoted as places that support physical activity (PA), but evidence on PA distribution across various types and sizes of NE is lacking. Accelerometers and GPS-devices measured PA of Dutch general population adults aged 45-65 years (N=279). Five NE types were distinguished: 'parks', 'recreational area', 'agricultural green', 'forest & moorland', and 'blue space', and four categories of size: 0-3, 3-7, 7-27, and ≥27 ha. Modality (i.e. spatially concentrated PA, walking, jogging, and cycling) and intensity (i...
May 13, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500911/do-welfare-regimes-matter-for-oral-health-a-multilevel-analysis-of-european-countries
#13
Carol C Guarnizo-Herreño, Richard G Watt, Mai Stafford, Aubrey Sheiham, Georgios Tsakos
While the role of political factors on population health has recently received increasing attention, relatively little is known in that respect for oral health. We aimed to assess the influence of welfare state regimes on the variation in adult oral health between European countries, building on the existing literature by using a multilevel approach. Our analysis also explored how the oral health of people with different socioeconomic position was influenced by living in five different welfare state regimes...
May 10, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499470/exercise-and-environment-new-qualitative-work-to-link-popular-practice-and-public-health
#14
Russell Hitchings, Alan Latham
The health benefits of physical activity are many and well known. Those hoping to promote public health are therefore understandably keen on encouraging physical exercise. This commentary considers the role of qualitative research in this undertaking, given a context in which medical researchers have more commonly taken a quantitative approach to the motivations that are thought to underpin exercise. Our core argument is that studies concerned with how particular environments are inhabited by particular groups of exercisers could play a more central part in public health promotion...
May 9, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499149/home-as-a-place-of-caring-and-wellbeing-a-qualitative-study-of-informal-carers-and-caring-networks-lived-experiences-of-providing-in-home-end-of-life-care
#15
Debbie Horsfall, Rosemary Leonard, John P Rosenberg, Kerrie Noonan
Although the burden of caring is well described, the value of home as a potential place of wellbeing and support for informal caring networks when providing end-of-life care is not well recognised. Interviews and focus groups with 127 primary carers and members of informal care networks revealed their collaborative stories about caring for a dying person at home. Four themes emerged from the data: home as a place of comfort and belonging; places of social connection and collaborative caring; places of connection to nature and the non-human; places of achievement and triumph...
May 9, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499148/long-term-neighborhood-poverty-trajectories-and-obesity-in-a-sample-of-california-mothers
#16
Connor M Sheehan, Phillip A Cantu, Daniel A Powers, Claire E Margerison-Zilko, Catherine Cubbin
Neighborhoods (and people) are not static, and are instead shaped by dynamic long-term processes of change (and mobility). Using the Geographic Research on Wellbeing survey, a population-based sample of 2339 Californian mothers, we characterize then investigate how long-term latent neighborhood poverty trajectories predict the likelihood of obesity, taking into account short-term individual residential mobility. We find that, net of individual and neighborhood-level controls, living in or moving to tracts that experienced long-term low poverty was associated with lower odds of being obese relative to living in tracts characterized by long-term high poverty...
May 9, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473180/corrigendum-to-the-effects-of-built-environment-attributes-on-physical-activity-related-health-and-health-care-costs-outcomes-in-australia-health-place-42-2016-19-29
#17
Belen Zapata-Diomedi, Ana Maria Mantilla Herrera, J Lennert Veerman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463709/multilevel-determinants-of-teenage-childbearing-in-sub-saharan-africa-in-the-context-of-hiv-aids
#18
Monica A Magadi
This paper examined national variations and multilevel determinants of teenage childbearing in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in the context of HIV/AIDS using data from recent Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in 29 countries of SSA. Results showed significant community and national variations in teenage childbearing, partly explained by socio-economic and HIV/AIDS context. At community level, lower HIV/AIDS stigma, higher wealth and female education were associated with lower teenage childbearing. However, national socio-economic status had an intricate relationship with teenage childbearing...
April 29, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463708/improving-spatial-microsimulation-estimates-of-health-outcomes-by-including-geographic-indicators-of-health-behaviour-the-example-of-problem-gambling
#19
Francis Markham, Martin Young, Bruce Doran
Gambling is an important public health issue, with recent estimates ranking it as the third largest contributor of disability adjusted life years lost to ill-health. However, no studies to date have estimated the spatial distribution of gambling-related harm in small areas on the basis of surveys of problem gambling. This study extends spatial microsimulation approaches to include a spatially-referenced measure of health behaviour as a constraint variable in order to better estimate the spatial distribution of problem gambling...
April 29, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463707/green-space-and-pregnancy-outcomes-evidence-from-growing-up-in-new-zealand
#20
Vikram Nichani, Kim Dirks, Bruce Burns, Amy Bird, Susan Morton, Cameron Grant
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether maternal exposure to green space during pregnancy is associated with birth weight and gestational age, and whether these associations are modified by demographic and residential factors. METHODS: Data describing 5091 mother-newborn pairs with residential address during pregnancy linked to data describing their green space exposure. Independent associations determined using linear mixed effects models. RESULTS: Maternal exposure to green space during pregnancy was not associated with birth weight and gestational age for the entire cohort...
April 29, 2017: Health & Place
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