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Health Promotion Journal of Australia

Judith Myers, Elisha Riggs, Ju-Lin Lee, Kay Gibbons, Geraldine Naughton
ISSUE ADDRESSED: Health and nutrition inequalities are prevalent among families from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. However, there is limited evidence of targeted early childhood nutrition and active play approaches due to the methodological challenges in engaging vulnerable families in research. METHODS: The aim of this paper is to report findings from a pilot intervention called Confident and Understanding Parents (CUPs). CUPs aims to improve child nutrition and active play-related outcomes for children in vulnerable families...
January 8, 2019: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Cecily Strange, Elaine Bennett, Maggie Tait, Yvonne Hauck
ISSUE ADDRESSED: Young parents (<25years) have lower engagement with health and community services and are more likely to experience negative outcomes in the perinatal period compared to older parents. The aim of this study was to evaluate the short to medium term outcomes of the young parent program (YPP), specifically designed to engage and support young parents, using responsive and co-design strategies in a community setting. METHODS: A qualitative case study used data from interviews with participating parents (n=20) and a focus group with YPP facilitators (n=5)...
December 29, 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Taylor Nally, Ann Taket, Melissa Graham
ISSUE ADDRESSED: Numerous resources exist to support workplaces to undertake gender equality work, however, it is often unclear which existing resources are being utilised by Australian workplaces. One group that can provide insight into the use of existing resources is the professionals who have undertaken gender equality work in their organisation. METHODS: Purposive sampling was used to identify informants with experience undertaking gender equality work. A sample of 12 informants was recruited from five employment sectors: five informants from the women's health sector; two from other organisations in the health sector; three from local government; and one each from manufacturing and education...
December 8, 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Nkolika J Mmako, Teresa Capetola, Claire Henderson-Wilson
AIM: In addition to food, physical activity, mental health and environmental benefits, community gardens (CGs) provide opportunities for social inclusion and increased social capital. These are particularly important to the socially isolated residents of Social Housing Developments (SHD). This scoping study explored the feasibility of a CG program for tenants of social housing development in inner eastern Melbourne by assessing their interest in, and requirements for, inclusively designed CGs...
December 7, 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Shilpi Ajwani, S Mariana Sousa, Ariana C Villarosa, Sameer Bhole, Maree Johnson, Hannah G Dahlen, Julia Hoolsema, Anthony Blinkhorn, Ravi Srinivas, Albert Yaacoub, Andrew Milat, John Skinner, Ajesh George
ISSUE ADDRESSED: All pregnant women should have a comprehensive oral health evaluation. Unfortunately, many pregnant women seldom seek dental care and some dentists are hesitant to treat during pregnancy. To address these issues, the Midwifery Initiated Oral Health Dental Service (MIOH-DS) program was developed in Australia. The aim of this study was to undertake a process evaluation and explore the perceptions of dental professionals involved in the program to determine the acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness of the program if it were to be up-scaled...
December 4, 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios, Bridie Scott-Parker
ISSUES ADDRESSED: This paper investigates the influence of mood while driving, advocates for identifying high-risk groups, and detects associations between mood while driving and risky driving behaviours. While commensurate studies regarding aggressive driving have confirmed significant detriments in driving performance, little scholarly research has studied the gaps and opportunities at the intersection of mood and risky driving in young drivers. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was implemented using 660 young drivers (17-25 years) from Australia (34...
November 22, 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Alice Grady, Luke Wolfenden, Chris Rissel, Sue Green, Kathryn Reilly, Sze Lin Yoong
ISSUE ADDRESSED: Online systems offer opportunities to provide effective, ongoing support to childcare services to implement dietary guidelines. The study aimed to assess the effectiveness of a dissemination strategy on childcare service: i) adoption and; ii) use of an online menu planning program designed to increase compliance with dietary guidelines. METHODS: A non-randomized controlled trial was conducted with long day care services across Australia. All services received an email invitation to access an online evidence-based menu planning program...
November 12, 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Marcelo Rocha Radicchi, Lenny Papertalk, Sandra Thompson
ISSUE ADDRESSED: Social inclusion is important for mental health and, schools are important settings for creating positive attitudes against prejudice. Capoeira is a Brazilian traditional culture that is a mixture of dance, martial arts and games, and has many educational possibilities. Since it arose from and helped people rise above black oppression, the purpose of the project was introducing the content of capoeira to primary school students with the aim of promoting of mental health and preventing prejudice behaviours using an intercultural perspective in a school where nearly half the students are Aboriginal...
November 2, 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Kathryn Reilly, Nicole Nathan, Alice Grady, Jason H Y Wu, John Wiggers, Sze Lin Yoong, Luke Wolfenden
ISSUE ADDRESSED: Improving implementation of school healthy canteen policies requires a comprehensive understanding of implementation barriers. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess a range of barriers, as reported by canteen managers, using a quantitative survey instrument developed based on a theoretical framework. METHODS: A cross sectional survey of primary school canteen managers from the Hunter New England region of New South Wales was conducted of eligible schools in the study region identified as having an operational canteen...
November 1, 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Nathan J Wilson, Reinie Cordier, Richard Parsons, Sharmila Vaz, Marina Ciccarelli
ISSUE ADDRESSED: The activities and wellbeing outcomes from participating at Men's Sheds are the focus of a growing body of research. Although many Men's Sheds have a clear health or social philosophy, this does not always translate into health and social activities. METHOD: This cross-sectional survey explored the health promotion and social inclusion activities of Men's Sheds and features of Sheds that predict greater levels of these activities. All Australian Men's Sheds were invited to participate...
October 31, 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Sharleen Gonzalez, Tara Clinton-McHarg, Melanie Kingsland, Alix Hall, Christophe Lecathelinais, Sharin Milner, Shauna Sherker, Ben Rogers, Christopher Doran, Daisy Brooke, John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden
ISSUES ADDRESSED: To: i) describe the prevalence of policies and practices promoting healthy eating implemented by sports clubs with junior teams; ii) examine differences in such practices across geographic and operational characteristics of clubs; and iii) describe the attitudes of club representatives and parents regarding the acceptability of sports clubs implementing policies and practices to promote healthy eating. METHODS: Cross sectional telephone surveys of junior community football club management representatives and parents/carers of junior players were conducted in the states of New South Wales and Victoria, Australia in 2016...
October 28, 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Rebecca Seah, Rebecca J Mitchell
ISSUE ADDRESSED: As injuries are preventable, understanding the age profile of specific injury mechanisms is critical for developing injury prevention strategies. This study examined the profile and temporal trends of injury mortality of young people aged ≤24 years in Australia across developmental life stages. METHOD: A retrospective analysis of injury deaths of young people aged ≤24 years was conducted using closed cases from the National Coronial Information System during 2001-2013...
October 25, 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
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December 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
James A Smith, Jenni Judd, Roxanne Bainbridge, Kalinda Griffiths, Heather D'Antoine, Margaret Cargo, Sarah Ireland
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December 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Lucy Demant, Jessica Lawrence
ISSUES ADDRESSED: Back on Track (BoT) was developed as pilot to provide an integrated service response to twenty at-risk young people residing in a metro Melbourne housing estate. For this cohort, traditional welfare sector interventions were proving ineffective, with the siloed nature of the sector identified as a key barrier to effective engagement. METHODS: Developed as an offshoot of an established CI project, the Education Engagement Partnership (EEP), BoT used Collective Impact (CI) methodology to inform project development...
December 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Catarina de Freitas, Helen Jordan, Elizabeth K Hughes
ISSUE ADDRESSED: The narrow representation of body image in the media has been linked to body dissatisfaction, particularly among readers of women's fashion magazines. Some countries have made efforts to improve body image diversity in the media and the fashion industry. This has included attempts to regulate minimum body size of models (eg, Israel, France), and the development of codes of practices such as the Australian Industry Code of Conduct on Body Image. However, there is little evidence of whether these efforts have impacted media content...
December 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Michael Thorn
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December 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Suresh Joshi, Santosh Jatrana, Yin Paradies
ISSUE ADDRESSED: Earlier research evidence suggests that there is a difference and over time change in the prevalence of tobacco smoking between immigrants and native-born population. This study investigates the differences in smoking among immigrants from English speaking (ESC) and non-English speaking (NESC) countries relative to native-born (NB) Australians, and how those differences change with duration of residence (DoR) and age at arrival (AA). METHODS: Information on 12 634 individuals from the first twelve waves (2001-2012) of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) longitudinal survey was analysed using multilevel group-mean-centred mixed logistic regression models...
December 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Jane Taylor, Rachel Cole, Mary Kynn, John Lowe
ISSUE ADDRESSED: Improving the health of men is a national policy priority. The Men's Shed program is one health promoting initiative that seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of men. This study assessed Men's Shed members' perceptions of the health and wellbeing benefits of Men's Shed activity in a large regional Queensland Men's Shed. METHODS: Data were collected via a self-administered questionnaire from 147 and three group interviews with 17 shedders. Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used to determine differences in shedders perceived health and wellbeing measures retrospectively just before joining the Men's Shed and currently...
December 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Amanda J Wheeler, Amary Mey, Jane L Fowler, Gabor Mihala, Fiona Kelly
ISSUE ADDRESSED: Stigma and discrimination can have a significant impact on successful mental health recovery. This research evaluated the effectiveness of a web-based mental health promotion intervention on stigma and discrimination in community pharmacies via assessment of staff attitudes, confidence and skills. METHODS: Guided by the intervention mapping framework, we used experiential learning techniques, including pre-recorded consumer/carer narratives, role-plays and panel discussions accessed by participants in an innovative, flexible, web-based, program of modules...
December 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
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