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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927312/-now-what-perceived-factors-influencing-knowledge-exchange-in-school-health-research
#1
Kristin M Brown, Susan J Elliott, Jennifer Robertson-Wilson, Michelle M Vine, Scott T Leatherdale
Increasing the uptake of school health research into practice is pivotal for improving adolescent health. COMPASS, a longitudinal study of Ontario and Alberta secondary students and schools (2012-2021), used a knowledge exchange process to enhance schools' use of research findings. Schools received annual summaries of their students' health behaviors and suggestions for action and were linked with a knowledge broker to support them in making changes to improve student health. The current research explored factors that influenced COMPASS knowledge exchange activities...
September 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927306/overcoming-challenges-in-school-wide-survey-administration
#2
Catherine N Rasberry, India Rose, Elizabeth Kroupa, Andrew Hebert, Amanda Geller, Elana Morris, Catherine A Lesesne
School-based surveys provide a useful method for gathering data from youth. Existing literature offers many examples of data collection through school-based surveys, and a small subset of literature describes methodological approaches or general recommendations for health promotion professionals seeking to conduct school-based data collection. Much less is available on real-life logistical challenges (e.g., minimizing disruption in the school day) and corresponding solutions. In this article, we fill that literature gap by offering practical considerations for the administration of school-based surveys...
September 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905635/developing-a-health-care-system-for-children-in-foster-care
#3
Mary V Greiner, Sarah J Beal
In 2012, the Comprehensive Health Evaluations for Cincinnati's Kids (CHECK) Center was launched at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to provide health care for over 1,000 children placed into foster care each year in the Cincinnati community. This consultation model clinical program was developed because children in foster care have been difficult to manage in the traditional health care setting due to unmet health needs, missing medical records, cumbersome state mandates, and transient and impoverished social settings...
September 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899234/a-youth-leader-program-in-baltimore-city-recreation-centers-lessons-learned-and-applications
#4
Angela C B Trude, Elizabeth Anderson Steeves, Cara Shipley, Pamela J Surkan, Priscila de Morais Sato, Tracey Estep, Stella Clanton, Lisa Lachenmayr, Joel Gittelsohn
Peer-led interventions may be an effective means of addressing the childhood obesity epidemic; however, few studies have looked at the long-term sustainability of such programs. As part of a multilevel obesity prevention intervention, B'More Healthy Communities for Kids, 16 Baltimore college students were trained as youth-leaders (YLs) to deliver a skill-based nutrition curriculum to low-income African American children (10-14 years old). In April 2015, formative research was used to inform sustainability of the YL program in recreation centers...
September 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893112/evaluation-of-an-intimate-partner-violence-training-for-home-visitors-using-the-theory-of-planned-behavior
#5
Christiaan G Abildso, Angela Dyer, Alfgeir L Kristjansson, Michael J Mann, Thomas Bias, Jessica Coffman, Emily Vasile, Danielle Davidov
INTRODUCTION: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public health issue with recent intervention focus by home visiting programs with at-risk families in the United States. Home visitors are typically required to assess IPV but feel unprepared to do so and desire training. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of a daylong IPV training on the intention to enact three key IPV behaviors (screening, making referrals, and safety planning) using the theory of planned behavior. METHOD: Survey of 125 home visitors in West Virginia was conducted before and after a daylong IPV training...
September 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893101/improving-hepatitis-c-identification-technology-alone-is-not-the-answer
#6
Bruce Nitsche, Sara C Miller, Margaret Giorgio, Carolyn A Berry, Andrew Muir
An estimated 3 to 5 million Americans are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), and approximately 75% of those persons were born between 1945 and 1965 (the so-called baby boomer generation). Because of the largely asymptomatic nature of HCV, up to 50% of those infected are unaware of their disease. Risk-based testing has been largely ineffective. Based on prevalence data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other organizations recommend a onetime HCV antibody test for all baby boomers...
September 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891723/state-mandated-nutrition-physical-activity-and-screen-time-policies-in-child-care-centers
#7
Catherina Chang-Martinez, Nasar U Ahmed, Ruby A Natale, Sarah E Messiah
BACKGROUND: The child care center (CCC) environment presents opportunities for healthy weight promotion in preschoolers. Our study examined the current state of CCC adherence to nutrition, physical activity, and screen time legislative regulations and the differences in their adherence by center socioeconomic position (SEP: low, middle, high) in Miami-Dade County. METHOD: In 34 CCC, we used the Environment and Policy Assessment and Observation tool to evaluate nutrition, physical activity, and screen time practices during 1-school day...
September 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891348/shifting-the-culture-around-public-health-advocacy-training-future-public-health-professionals-to-be-effective-agents-of-change
#8
Sarah R Blenner, Cathy M Lang, Michael L Prelip
There is a critical need to build the capacity of our current and future public health workforce and the communities we serve to engage in public health advocacy. Advocacy should be an integral piece of our intervention strategies and public health discourse. Incorporating public health advocacy into public health training, practice, and research serves as a long-term investment for the public's health. Advocacy can achieve systemic change by addressing the social determinants of health. We developed an advocacy training program that embeds students in community-based organizations (CBOs) for 9 months, providing students with experiential education through the application of advocacy skills and CBOs with opportunities to expand and broaden their advocacy efforts...
September 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891334/-poems-in-the-entrance-area-using-photo-stories-to-promote-hiv-medication-adherence
#9
Michelle Teti, Deana Hayes, Rose Farnan, Victoria Shaffer, Mary Gerkovich
Adherence to antiretroviral medication among people living with HIV (PL-HIV) is critical to individual and public health. By some estimates only a quarter of PL-HIV are sufficiently adherent, underscoring a continued need for adherence-promoting strategies. In this analysis we explore the effect of adherence education posters developed via Photovoice. A group of PL-HIV generated images and captions to describe their adherence experiences and used their photo-stories to design 10 posters. We assessed viewers' ( N = 111) adherence knowledge, self-efficacy, and communication changes quantitatively and qualitatively before and 3 months after poster placement in the clinic...
September 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882076/assessing-health-promotion-interventions-limitations-of-traditional-research-methods-in-community-based-studies
#10
Anne Dressel, Robert Schneider, Melissa DeNomie, Jennifer Kusch, Whitney Welch, Mirtha Sosa, Sally Yeldell, Tatiana Maida, Jessica Wineberg, Keith Holt, Rebecca Bernstein
Most low-income Americans fail to meet physical activity recommendations. Inactivity and poor diet contribute to obesity, a risk factor for multiple chronic diseases. Health promotion activities have the potential to improve health outcomes for low-income populations. Measuring the effectiveness of these activities, however, can be challenging in community settings. A "Biking for Health" study tested the impact of a bicycling intervention on overweight or obese low-income Latino and African American adults to reduce barriers to cycling and increase physical activity and fitness...
September 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868936/perceptions-of-using-sit-to-stand-desks-in-a-middle-school-classroom
#11
Heather Erwin, Aaron Beighle, Ash Routen, Ben Montemayor
The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of sit-to-stand desks in a middle school classroom. Participants used sit-to-stand desks during health class. Momentary time sampling was used for physical activity and behavioral observations. Results indicate students sat 37%, stood 59%, and walked 4% of the time. Misbehaviors occurred 4% of the observed period. The following themes emerged: focus, freedom, distractions, and design. Sit-to-stand desks appear to encourage standing during instruction while simultaneously limiting misbehaviors...
September 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799430/genesis-of-an-employee-wellness-program-at-a-large-university
#12
Lisa K Lloyd, Sylvia H Crixell, Janet R Bezner, Katherine Forester, Carolyn Swearingen
University employee wellness programs have potential to support positive changes in employee health, thereby improving productivity and mitigating the rise in health care costs. The purpose of this article is to describe a theory-driven approach to systematically planning, developing, and implementing a comprehensive university employee wellness program. Long-term program goals were to improve employee health, well-being, and productivity by focusing on decreasing sedentary behavior, increasing physical activity, improving dietary habits, and reducing stress...
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766380/milk-vending-does-not-improve-college-students-milk-and-calcium-intakes
#13
Angela M Rose, Rachel A Williams, Andrew S Hanks, Julie A Kennel, Carolyn Gunther
In the transition from adolescence to young adulthood, overall diet quality decreases, including a reduction in both dairy and calcium consumption. The objective of this pilot study was to determine the impact of milk vending on milk and calcium intakes in college students. Participants were 124 college students living in dorms at a large public university (Fall 2012). Milk vending machines were installed in two campus dorms. Before and 2 months after installation, students were surveyed about milk and calcium intakes, as well as attitudes regarding milk vending...
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760008/using-an-expert-panel-to-develop-social-support-program-sequencing-for-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
#14
Patrick J Brady, Hee-Jung Song, James Butler
BACKGROUND: Young adults living with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) often encounter poor health outcomes, such as uncontrolled blood glucose levels. Social support programs can be a helpful method to support T1DM self-management. Effectively planning and tailoring social support programs for young adults living with T1DM are crucial for improving these programs and associated outcomes. OBJECTIVES: This study convened an expert panel primarily composed of young adults living with T1DM to generate ideas and key components for sequential inclusion in social support programs prioritizing them...
July 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758507/changes-in-behaviors-and-outcomes-among-school-based-employees-in-a-wellness-program
#15
James LeCheminant, Ray M Merrill, Travis D Masterson
OBJECTIVE: To examine the health behavior changes and mental-health and job-related outcomes of school-based employees over 2 years while participating in a worksite wellness program. METHOD: All participants in this analysis (n = 1,873) were employees of a large public school district in the western United States and voluntarily enrolled in a comprehensive wellness program. Exercise level, fruit and vegetable consumption, restful sleep, smoking, alcohol consumption, self-rated health, mental health-related outcomes (stress, depression, life-satisfaction, and loneliness), and job-related outcomes (job performance, absenteeism, job-related satisfaction) are reported...
July 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705030/college-students-responses-to-emotional-anti-alcohol-abuse-media-messages-should-we-scare-or-amuse-them
#16
Moon J Lee
This study examined college students' responses to emotional anti-alcohol abuse media messages (i.e., fear vs. humor appeal) aimed at discouraging heavy/binge drinking. An experiment was conducted with 94 college students. As expected, college students generally expressed higher levels of interest in anti-alcohol abuse media messages when watching fear appeal than those watching humor appeal. However, college binge drinkers who watched the fear appeal reported lower levels of readiness to change their drinking behavior than those who watched the humor appeal...
July 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669242/understanding-the-experiences-of-low-income-individuals-receiving-farmers-market-incentives-in-the-united-states-a-qualitative-study
#17
Mateja R Savoie Roskos, Heidi Wengreen, Julie Gast, Heidi LeBlanc, Carrie Durward
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify benefits and barriers to using a farmers' market (FM) incentive program among program participants. DESIGN: In qualitative semistructured interviews, participants were asked about their experiences with shopping at FM, using FM incentives, barriers to fruit and vegetable (F&V) intake, and changes in dietary intake. Interviews were recorded and transcribed. Inductive content analysis was used to code, categorize, and develop themes based on the transcriptions...
July 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669241/reality-versus-grant-application-research-plans
#18
Linda Burhansstipanov, Linda U Krebs, Daniel Petereit, Mark B Dignan, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Michele Sargent, Kristin Cina, Kimberly Crawford, Doris Thibeault, Simone Bordeaux, Shalini Kanekar, Golam Mushih Tanimul Ahsan, Drew Williams, Ivor Addo
This article describes the implementation of the American Indian mHealth Smoking Dependence Study focusing on the differences between what was written in the grant application compared to what happened in reality. The study was designed to evaluate a multicomponent intervention involving 256 participants randomly assigned to one of 15 groups. Participants received either a minimal or an intense level of four intervention components: (1) nicotine replacement therapy, (2) precessation counseling, (3) cessation counseling, and (4) mHealth text messaging...
July 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669233/the-graying-of-rural-america-community-engagement-and-health-promotion-challenges
#19
Wilson Majee, Lydia Aziato, Karien Jooste, Adaobi Anakwe
BACKGROUND: Although social participation has been linked to positive physical and mental health outcomes, elderly people in rural areas remain highly disengaged. Also, few studies have examined community residents' perceptions of the barriers and opportunities for the elderly to participate in community activities. PURPOSE: This article highlights the perceptions of rural community residents regarding their understanding of the following: (1) community leadership, (2) barriers and opportunities for the elderly to engage in leadership, and (3) potential community-based solutions for promoting more social participation...
July 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812931/advocacy-and-public-policy-perceptions-and-involvement-of-master-certified-health-education-specialists
#20
Dianne L Kerr, Emily Van Wasshenova, Rachel Mahas, F Jeannine Everhart, Amy Thompson, Debra Boardley
Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES; n = 186) participated in a mail survey on advocacy and public policy. Over half of participants reported that they had contacted a public official or provided policy-related information to consumers or other professionals. Participants identified barriers and benefits to influencing public policy. The greatest benefit was identified as improving the health or welfare of the public while the greatest barrier was that they were busy with other priorities. Participants also described their level of involvement, knowledge, training in advocacy, and their self-efficacy in performing various advocacy activities...
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