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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092727/sitting-ducks-face-chronic-disease-an-analysis-of-newspaper-coverage-of-sedentary-behaviour-as-a-health-issue-in-australia-2000-2012
#1
Josephine Y Chau, Catriona Bonfiglioli, Amy Zhong, Zeljko Pedisic, Michelle Daley, Bronwyn McGill, Adrian Bauman
Issue addressed: This study examines how sedentary behaviour (too much sitting) was covered as a health issue by Australian newspapers and how physical activity was framed within this newspaper coverage.Methods: Articles featuring sedentary behaviour published in Australian newspapers between 2000 and 2012 were analysed for content and framing. Main outcome measures were volume, number and content of newspaper articles; framing and types of sedentary behaviour; responsibility for the problem of and solutions to high levels of sedentary behaviour; and physical activity mentions and how it was framed within sedentary behaviour coverage...
January 12, 2017: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063467/informing-health-promotion-in-rural-men
#2
Gary M H Misan, Chloe Oosterbroek, Nathan J Wilson
Issue addressed: Despite the growth of Australian men's sheds, the body of evidence regarding the health status of members, their health concerns, interests, help- or health-seeking behaviour and their preferred format for receiving health information is limited. Methods: The study involved a cross-sectional study design with data collected from 11 rural South Australian (SA) men's sheds. The survey collected information across 5 domains: demographics; health history, status, concerns and interests; health knowledge; help-seeking behaviours and health information format preferences...
December 22, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002719/establishing-a-sustainable-childhood-obesity-monitoring-system-in-regional-victoria
#3
Nicholas Crooks, Claudia Strugnell, Colin Bell, Steve Allender
Issue addressed: Childhood obesity poses a significant immediate and long-term burden to individuals, societies and health systems. Infrequent and inadequate monitoring has led to uncertainty about trends in childhood obesity prevalence in many countries. High-quality data, collected at regular intervals, over extended timeframes, with high response rates and timely feedback are essential to support prevention efforts. Our aim was to establish a sustainable childhood obesity monitoring system in regional Australia to collect accurate anthropometric and behavioural data, provide timely feedback to communities and build community engagement and capacity...
December 19, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002718/nurse-provision-of-support-to-help-inpatients-quit-smoking
#4
V Malone, N Ezard, S Hodge, L Ferguson, A Schembri, B Bonevski
Issue addressed: Identification of the factors that facilitate nurses to provide smoking cessation advice to hospitalised patients.Method: Six semistructured focus groups with 26 nurses were conducted in June 2015. Participants completed a structured survey to collect patient demographic data and assess attitudes towards their role in addressing smoking cessation among inpatients.Results: Important themes that emerged from the qualitative data were: nurses' negative perceptions of smokers, nurses' confidence in their knowledge of smoking cessation care and nurses' uncertainty around whose role it is to provide smoking cessation care...
December 19, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923111/evaluation-of-a-pilot-school-based-physical-activity-challenge-for-primary-students
#5
E Passmore, C Donato-Hunt, L Maher, R Havrlant, K Hennessey, A Milat, L Farrell
Issue addressed: Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour among children are growing public health concerns. The Culture Health Communities Activity Challenge (hereafter known as the Challenge) is a school-based pedometer program in which classes compete to achieve the highest class average daily steps in an 8-week period. The Challenge aims to encourage physical activity in primary school students, with a focus on engaging Aboriginal students. The program was piloted in 15 classes in New South Wales in 2014...
December 2, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894416/australian-university-smoke-free-policy-implementation-a-staff-and-student-survey
#6
Ashleigh Guillaumier, Billie Bonevski, Christine Paul, John Wiggers, John Germov, Dylan Mitchell, Diane Bunch
Issue addressed: Universities represent important settings for the implementation of public health initiatives such as smoke-free policies. The study aimed to assess staff and student attitudes towards policy enforcement and compliance as well as the acceptability of the provision of cessation support in this setting. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted following the introduction of a designated-areas partial smoke-free policy at two campuses of one Australian university in 2014. Staff (n=533) and students (n=3060) completed separate online surveys assessing attitudes towards smoke-free policy enforcement and compliance, and acceptability of university-provided cessation support...
November 18, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816068/evaluation-of-the-implementation-of-get-healthy-at-work-a-workplace-health-promotion-program-in-new-south-wales-australia
#7
Santosh Khanal, Beverley Lloyd, Chris Rissel, Claire Portors, Anne Grunseit, Devon Indig, Ismail Ibrahim, Sinead McElduff
Issue addressed: Get Healthy at Work (GHaW) is a statewide program to reduce chronic disease risk among NSW workers by helping them make small changes to modifiable lifestyle chronic disease risk factors and create workplace environments that support healthy lifestyles. It has two primary components: a workplace health program (WHP) for businesses and online or face-to-face Brief Health Checks (BHCs) for workers. In this paper, we discuss our evaluation to identify areas for improvement in the implementation of WHP and to assess the uptake of BHCs by workers...
November 7, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816066/sectoral-system-capacity-development-in-health-promotion-evaluation-of-an-aboriginal-nutrition-program
#8
Bill Genat, Jennifer Browne, Sharon Thorpe, Catherine MacDonald
Issue addressed: The study examined effective ways to build the capacity of health organisations and professionals in the public health sector to reduce Aboriginal chronic disease risk factors. It investigated the capacity-building strategies of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) nutrition team in the facilitation of the statewide implementation of the Victorian Aboriginal Nutrition and Physical Activity Strategy 2009-2014 (VANPAS).Methods: Using a qualitative design, the study analysed the VACCHO program from 2009-2014 across five domains of capacity development: workforce, resources, organisations, partnerships and leadership...
November 7, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806827/acceptability-of-alcohol-supply-to-children-associations-with-adults
#9
Conor Gilligan, Bernadette Ward, Rebecca Kippen, Penny Buykx, Kathy Chapman
Issue addressed: The aim of this study was to investigate predictors of adults' perceived acceptability of introducing alcohol to children less than 18 years of age.Methods: An online survey. Logistic regression analyses were used to examine the association between demographic characteristics, alcohol consumption, and social norms and adults' own age of initiation.Results: Alcohol consumption, age of initiation and perception of the acceptability of drunkenness were all correlated with the acceptability of introducing children to alcohol...
November 2, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802410/a-survey-of-cervical-screening-among-refugee-and-non-refugee-african-immigrant-women-in-brisbane-australia
#10
Judith A Anaman, Ignacio Correa-Velez, Julie King
Issue addressed: To compare the level of cervical screening uptake between refugee and non-refugee African immigrant women living in Brisbane, Australia, and examine factors associated with Pap smear testing. Methods: Cross-sectional survey with a convenience sample of 254 women aged 21-62 years from 22 African countries (144 refugees, 110 non-refugees). Chi-square tests were used to compare the demographic and health-related characteristics between refugee and non-refugee women. Bivariate and multiple logistic regression analyses were used to assess the relationship between the outcome variable (Pap smear testing) and the independent variables...
October 31, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795223/impact-of-increasing-social-media-use-on-sitting-time-and-body-mass-index
#11
Stephanie Alley, Pauline Wellens, Stephanie Schoeppe, Hein de Vries, Amanda L Rebar, Camille E Short, Mitch J Duncan, Corneel Vandelanotte
Issue addressed: Sedentary behaviours, in particular sitting, increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and poorer mental health status. In Australia, 70% of adults sit for more than 8h per day. The use of social media applications (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) is on the rise; however, no studies have explored the association of social media use with sitting time and body mass index (BMI).Methods: Cross-sectional self-report data on demographics, BMI and sitting time were collected from 1140 participants in the 2013 Queensland Social Survey...
October 28, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784506/designing-evaluation-plans-for-health-promotion-mhealth-interventions-a-case-study-of-the-milk-man-mobile-app
#12
Becky K White, Sharyn K Burns, Roslyn C Giglia, Jane A Scott
Evaluating complex health promotion interventions that use mobile apps requires comprehensive and adaptive evaluation plans. As mobile usage becomes increasingly sophisticated and personalised, broad evaluation plans are important in determining the impact and efficacy of a mobile health (mHealth) app. Evaluation should consider user feedback and outcome measures, as well as examine elements such as the robustness of the technology, the intervention principles and engagement strategies, and the interaction of the user with the technology...
October 26, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770836/the-influence-of-front-of-pack-nutrition-information-on-consumers
#13
Hannah May Brown, Nienke de Vlieger, Clare Collins, Tamara Bucher
Issue addressed: Portion size guidance strategies have been suggested as an important component of weight management; therefore, the Health Star Rating (HSR) front-of-pack labels could influence consumers' portion-size decisions. However, this has not been investigated to date. This study aims to evaluate whether presenting energy content information and HSRs influences portion size self-selection of specific foods and meals.Methods: Adults were randomly assigned to one of three experimental groups in this randomised controlled experiment...
October 20, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760676/building-research-and-evaluation-capacity-in-population-health-the-nsw-health-approach
#14
Barry Edwards, Beth Stickney, Andrew Milat, Danielle Campbell, Sarah Thackway
Issue addressed: An organisational culture that values and uses research and evaluation (R&E) evidence to inform policy and practice is fundamental to improving health outcomes. The 2016 NSW Government Program Evaluation Guidelines recommend investment in training and development to improve evaluation capacity. The purpose of this paper is to outline the approaches taken by the NSW Ministry of Health to develop R&E capacity and assess these against existing models of practice.Method: The Ministry of Health's Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence (CEE) takes an evidence-based approach to building R&E capacity in population health...
October 19, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745572/beyond-fun-runs-and-fruit-bowls-an-evaluation-of-the-meso-level-processes-that-shaped-the-australian-healthy-workers-initiative
#15
Anne C Grunseit, Samantha Rowbotham, Melanie Pescud, Devon Indig, Sonia Wutzke
Issue addressed: The Australian National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH) charged states and territories with the development and implementation of the Healthy Workers Initiative (HWI) to improve workplace health promotion. Most evaluation efforts focus on the setting (micro) level. In the present study the HWI at the meso-level (state program development) was examined to understand how jurisdictions navigated theoretical, practical, and political priorities to develop their programs, and the programmatic choices that support or hinder perceived success...
October 13, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745571/going-up-going-down-the-experience-control-and-management-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-among-southeast-asian-migrant-women-living-in-urban-australia
#16
Sansnee Jirojwong, Suzanne Brownhill, Hannah G Dahlen, Maree Johnson, Virginia Schmied
Issue addressed: In many developed countries the rate of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) for Asian-born women is higher than other groups. Studies suggest that some women have limited knowledge of the disease and poor self-management leading to health problems for themselves and their baby. Few studies report the experience of GDM among Southeast Asian migrant women living in Australia and factors that influence their management of the disease. Methods: A qualitative interpretive design was used to explore Southeast Asian migrant women's experience and management of GDM...
October 13, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745570/position-paper-on-the-need-for-portion-size-education-and-a-standardised-unit-of-measurement
#17
Tamara Bucher, Megan E Rollo, Shamus P Smith, Moira Dean, Hannah Brown, Mingui Sun, Clare Collins
Large portion sizes contribute to weight gain in western societies. Portion-size interventions, aids and education can be effective in helping prevent weight gain, but consumers are unsure what appropriate portions are and express confusion about existing guidelines. A lack of clarity about suggested serving size recommendations is a major barrier to food portion-size control. Therefore, standardised measurement units and unambiguous terminologies are required. This position paper summarises the evidence regarding the impact and importance of portion-size education and estimation, and outlines strategies for improving consumer understanding and application of this through the development of an international food measurement system and a range of appropriate portion control tools...
October 13, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719735/applying-systems-theory-to-the-evaluation-of-a-whole-school-approach-to-violence-prevention
#18
Sarah Kearney, Loksee Leung, Andrew Joyce, Debbie Ollis, Celia Green
Issue addressed: Our Watch led a complex 12-month evaluation of a whole school approach to Respectful Relationships Education (RRE) implemented in 19 schools. RRE is an emerging field aimed at preventing gender-based violence. This paper will illustrate how from an implementation science perspective, the evaluation was a critical element in the change process at both a school and policy level.Methods: Using several conceptual approaches from systems science, the evaluation sought to examine how the multiple systems layers - student, teacher, school, community and government - interacted and influenced each other...
October 6, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719734/reach-engagement-and-effectiveness-a-systematic-review-of-evaluation-methodologies-used-in-health-promotion-via-social-networking-sites
#19
Megan S C Lim, Cassandra J C Wright, Elise R Carrotte, Alisa E Pedrana
Issue addressed: Social networking sites (SNS) are increasingly popular platforms for health promotion. Advancements in SNS health promotion require quality evidence; however, interventions are often not formally evaluated. This study aims to describe evaluation practices used in SNS health promotion.Methods: A systematic review was undertaken of Medline, PsycINFO, Scopus, EMBASE, CINAHL Plus, Communication and Mass Media Complete, and Cochrane Library databases. Articles published between 2006 and 2013 describing any health promotion intervention delivered using SNS were included...
October 6, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719733/does-on-site-chaplaincy-enhance-the-health-and-well-being-of-fly-in-fly-out-fifo-personnel
#20
Angela Ebert, Karin Strehlow
Issue addressed: The fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) work style has been linked to mental-health and interpersonal issues and a need for strategies that maintain a healthy workforce. This study investigated whether 24/7 on-site chaplains deliver a service that promotes the health and well being of FIFO personnel.Methods: A phenomenological approach was used to explore the perceptions of FIFO personnel working in different roles and organisational sections on a remote mine site in Western Australia. Multi-pronged strategies recruited 29 participants who represented management, supervisors, workers and support staff...
October 6, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
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