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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627319/selection-and-evaluation-of-media-for-behavioral-health-interventions-employing-critical-media-analysis
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Patrick A Wilson, Emily M Cherenack, Laura Jadwin-Cakmak, Gary W Harper
Although a growing number of psychosocial health promotion interventions use the critical analysis of media to facilitate behavior change, no specific guidelines exist to assist researchers and practitioners in the selection and evaluation of culturally relevant media stimuli for intervention development. Mobilizing Our Voices for Empowerment is a critical consciousness-based health enhancement intervention for HIV-positive Black young gay/bisexual men that employs the critical analysis of popular media. In the process of developing and testing this intervention, feedback on media stimuli was collected from youth advisory board members (n = 8), focus group participants (n = 19), intervention participants (n = 40), and intervention facilitators (n = 6)...
June 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627254/randomized-trial-of-a-lifestyle-physical-activity-intervention-for-breast-cancer-survivors-effects-on-transtheoretical-model-variables
#2
Stacie Scruggs, Scherezade K Mama, Cindy L Carmack, Tommy Douglas, Pamela Diamond, Karen Basen-Engquist
This study examined whether a physical activity intervention affects transtheoretical model (TTM) variables that facilitate exercise adoption in breast cancer survivors. Sixty sedentary breast cancer survivors were randomized to a 6-month lifestyle physical activity intervention or standard care. TTM variables that have been shown to facilitate exercise adoption and progress through the stages of change, including self-efficacy, decisional balance, and processes of change, were measured at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months...
June 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587533/public-attitudes-and-support-for-a-sugar-sweetened-beverage-tax-in-america-s-heartland
#3
Laurel E Curry, Todd Rogers, Pam Williams, Ghada Homsi, Jeff Willett, Carol L Schmitt
BACKGROUND: Policy and environmental strategies are part of a comprehensive approach to obesity prevention. We investigated the association between public attitudes about how the environment influences health and support for a sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax in Kansas. METHOD: We collected data via a 2014 representative dual-frame (cellular and landline) telephone survey of 2,203 adult Kansans regarding healthy eating policy support and beliefs about obesity causes and solutions...
June 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583025/freshman-flu-vaccination-behavior-and-intention-during-a-nonpandemic-season
#4
Kendra L Ratnapradipa, Ryan Norrenberns, J Austin Turner, Allison Kunerth
OBJECTIVE: To examine predictors of flu vaccination and vaccination intention among college freshmen during a nonpandemic influenza season using the health belief model (HBM). PARTICIPANTS: A total of 184 college freshmen at a single institution participated in a mixed-mode (paper or online) survey in October-November 2015. METHOD: Flu vaccination and intention to vaccinate were predicted using binomial logistic regression on HBM constructs (perceived susceptibility, severity, benefits, barriers, cues to action, and availability), prior flu vaccination history, family and peer reference behaviors, and demographics...
June 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583024/reach-out-churches-a-community-based-participatory-research-pilot-trial-to-assess-the-feasibility-of-a-mobile-health-technology-intervention-to-reduce-blood-pressure-among-african-americans
#5
Lesli E Skolarus, Joan Cowdery, Mackenzie Dome, Sarah Bailey, Jonggyu Baek, James Brian Byrd, Sarah E Hartley, Staci C Valley, Sima Saberi, Natalie C Wheeler, Mollie McDermott, Rebecca Hughes, Krithika Shanmugasundaram, Lewis B Morgenstern, Devin L Brown
Innovative strategies are needed to reduce the hypertension epidemic among African Americans. Reach Out was a faith-collaborative, mobile health, randomized, pilot intervention trial of four mobile health components to reduce high blood pressure (BP) compared to usual care. It was designed and tested within a community-based participatory research framework among African Americans recruited and randomized from churches in Flint, Michigan. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility of the Reach Out processes...
June 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582999/addressing-college-drinking-as-a-statewide-public-health-problem-key-findings-from-the-maryland-collaborative
#6
Amelia M Arria, David H Jernigan
Excessive drinking among college students is a serious and pervasive public health problem. Although much research attention has focused on developing and evaluating evidence-based practices to address college drinking, adoption has been slow. The Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems was established in 2012 to bring together a network of institutions of higher education in Maryland to collectively address college drinking by using both individual-level and environmental-level evidence-based approaches...
June 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580864/increasing-social-support-for-breakfast-project-breakfast
#7
Julie Mumm, Mary O Hearst, Amy Shanafelt, Qi Wang, Robert Leduc, Marilyn S Nanney
High school students in the United States are known to be frequent skippers of breakfast. Social support is one key element needed to encourage adolescents to consume school breakfast. This article presents an analysis of the influence of a school policy and environment change intervention on the social support of adolescents to eat breakfast. METHOD: The intervention included school policy changes in 16 schools randomized to intervention and delayed-intervention conditions, in order to allow quick and easy access to breakfast as well as to allow breakfast consumption in classrooms and hallways; a School Breakfast Program marketing campaign to address normative and attitudinal beliefs; and increasing social support and role modeling to encourage breakfast eating...
June 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578606/community-health-workers-and-use-of-mhealth-improving-identification-of-pregnancy-complications-and-access-to-care-in-the-dominican-republic
#8
Susan Bonnell, Anne Griggs, Gloria Avila, Jonathan Mack, Ruth A Bush, Julie Vignato, Cynthia D Connelly
This article presents the feasibility and acceptability of using mobile health technology by community health workers (CHWs) in San Juan Province, Dominican Republic, to improve identification of pregnancy complications and access to care for pregnant women. Although most women in the Dominican Republic receive four antenatal care visits, poor women and adolescents in remote areas are more likely to have only one initial prenatal visit to verify the pregnancy. This community-based research began when community leaders raised concern about the numbers of their mothers who died in childbirth annually; San Juan's maternal mortality rate is 144/100,000 compared to the Caribbean rate of 85/100,000...
June 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578589/the-practice-of-health-program-evaluation
#9
Sarah R Lewis
The Practice of Health Program Evaluation provides an overview of the evaluation process for public health programs while diving deeper to address select advanced concepts and techniques. The book unfolds evaluation as a three-phased process consisting of identification of evaluation questions, data collection and analysis, and dissemination of results and recommendations. The text covers research design, sampling methods, as well as quantitative and qualitative approaches. Types of evaluation are also discussed, including economic assessment and systems research as relative newcomers...
June 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573871/the-importance-of-inclusion-for-cardiovascular-health-promotion-programs-in-delaware
#10
Mia A Papas, Nicole Stolz, Elizabeth Orsega-Smith, Eileen Sparling, Brian Freedman
Individuals with disabilities experience greater rates of cardiovascular disease than individuals without disabilities. This increase can be attributed to decreased levels of physical activity, poor eating habits, and increased levels of diabetes, smoking, and obesity. Individuals with disabilities are often excluded from surveillance, treatment, and prevention efforts. Consequently, there is little known about their participation rates in health promotion and disease prevention programs. The aims of this investigation are (1) to examine time trends in cardiovascular disease and risk factors over a 10-year period by disability status and (2) to assess the inclusiveness of health promotion programs in Delaware...
June 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557551/map-it-a-practical-tool-for-planning-complex-behavior-modification-interventions
#11
Sylvia Hansen, Martina Kanning, Romy Lauer, Jürgen M Steinacker, Wolfgang Schlicht
Health research often aims to prevent noncommunicable diseases and to improve individual and public health by discovering intervention strategies that are effective in changing behavior and/or environments that are detrimental to one's health. Ideally, findings from original research support practitioners in planning and implementing effective interventions. Unfortunately, interventions often fail to overcome the translational block between science and practice. They often ignore theoretical knowledge, overlook empirical evidence, and underrate the impact of the environment...
May 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549387/enhancing-understanding-of-community-and-public-health
#12
Richard W Kim, Vinayak K Nahar
Introduction to Community and Public Health presents the essentials of community and public health and uses the diverse, real-world experiences of the authors to provide practical and memorable understandings of major concepts and principles. It is straightforward and easy to read with frequent examples and scenarios along with focus features in each chapter that describe interesting discoveries or applications that keep the reader captivated. This practical overview provides 545 valuable pages outlining the essentials of community and public health...
May 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548556/a-physical-education-intervention-effects-on-correlates-of-physical-activity-and-motivation
#13
Stephen E Palmer, Dierdra K Bycura, Meghan Warren
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to measure effects of a modified physical education (PE) unit on leisure time physical activity (LTPA), relative autonomy, and known correlates of LTPA in seventh-grade boys and girls. METHOD: A seventh-grade mountain biking unit was modified to include instructional activities targeting known correlates of PA behavior following principles of Physical Education Dedicated to Physical Activity for Life (PEDAL). A three-group design (intervention, standard PE, no PE) was employed...
May 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490203/c-safe-a-computer-delivered-sexual-health-promotion-program-for-latinas
#14
Charles H Klein, Tamara Kuhn, Midori Altamirano, Carmela Lomonaco
This article describes the development and evaluation of C-SAFE (Sexual Awareness for Everyone), a computer-delivered sexual health promotion program for Latinas. We first describe the process of adapting an evidence-based, group-level intervention into an individually administered computer-delivered program. We then present the methods and results of a randomized control trial with 321 Latinas in California and Florida to test C-SAFE's preliminary efficacy in reducing sexual health risk. We found no statistically significant differences between the two conditions at a six-month follow-up in terms of sexual behaviors or attitudes toward sexually transmitted infections and condoms, although C-SAFE women reported fewer days in the past month when their mental health was not good (p = ...
May 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443350/the-validation-of-a-school-based-culturally-grounded-drug-prevention-curriculum-for-rural-hawaiian-youth
#15
Scott K Okamoto, Susana Helm, Lindsey K Ostrowski, Lucille Flood
The purpose of this study was to validate a school-based, culturally grounded drug prevention curriculum for rural Native Hawaiian youth. Faculty and administrators from eight geographically dispersed middle-, intermediate-, or multilevel schools on Hawai'i island were interviewed on the cultural relevance and feasibility of implementation of the curriculum (Ho'ouna Pono). While all participants appreciated the culturally specific content interwoven throughout the curriculum's structure, several of them expressed concerns that the curriculum would compete with resources needed to implement Common Core national standards...
April 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443345/engaging-school-mental-health-professionals-to-deliver-evidence-based-interventions-to-hispanic-families
#16
Maria I Tapia, Manuel A Ocasio, Yannine Estrada, Hilda Pantin, Guillermo Prado
Research has demonstrated that a number of evidence-based programs can be effectively implemented in different community settings, such as schools, to target Hispanic youth and their families; however, successful implementation of such programs represents a challenge for practitioners. This article describes experiences and strategies associated with recruiting, training, and supervising school mental health professionals in the school-based implementation of an evidence-based, family-centered prevention program for Hispanic families...
April 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443342/catalyzing-implementation-of-evidence-based-interventions-in-safety-net-settings-a-clinical-community-partnership-in-south-los-angeles
#17
Denise D Payán, David C Sloane, Jacqueline Illum, Roberto B Vargas, Donzella Lee, Lark Galloway-Gilliam, LaVonna B Lewis
This study is a process evaluation of a clinical-community partnership that implemented evidence-based interventions in clinical safety net settings. Adoption and implementation of evidence-based interventions in these settings can help reduce health disparities by improving the quality of clinical preventive services in health care settings with underserved populations. A clinical-community partnership model is a possible avenue to catalyze adoption and implementation of interventions amid organizational barriers to change...
April 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438055/text-and-mobile-media-smoking-cessation-service-for-young-adults-in-south-texas-operation-and-cost-effectiveness-estimation
#18
Amelie G Ramirez, Patricia Chalela, David Akopian, Edgar Munoz, Kipling J Gallion, Cliff Despres, Jafet Morales, Rodrigo Escobar, Alfred L McAlister
To realize the promising potential of services delivered via smart phones to help young adults quit smoking at a high level of cost-efficiency, we constructed a texting and mobile media system that was promoted in South Texas via social media advertising and other recruitment channels. During the 6-month service period described here, enrollments were achieved for 798 participants with a mean age of 29.3 years. Seven-month texted follow-up found that 21% (171) of the enrollees reported abstinence at that point...
April 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438050/exploring-proxy-measures-of-mutuality-for-strategic-partnership-development-a-case-study
#19
Tilicia L Mayo-Gamble, Priscilla A Barnes, Catherine M Sherwood-Laughlin, Michael Reece, Sandy DeWeese, Carol Weiss Kennedy, Mary Ann Valenta
Partnerships between academic and clinical-based health organizations are becoming increasingly important in improving health outcomes. Mutuality is recognized as a vital component of these partnerships. If partnerships are to achieve mutuality, there is a need to define what it means to partnering organizations. Few studies have described the elements contributing to mutuality, particularly in new relationships between academic and clinical partners. This study seeks to identify how mutuality is expressed and to explore potential proxy measures of mutuality for an alliance consisting of a hospital system and a School of Public Health...
April 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438037/evaluation-of-tobacco-control-policies-in-san-francisco-homeless-housing-programs
#20
Hyojin Sung, Dorie E Apollonio
BACKGROUND: The 2014 Surgeon General's Report noted that high smoking rates in vulnerable populations such as the homeless have been a persistent public health problem; smoking prevalence among individuals experiencing homelessness exceeds 70%. Historically, service providers for the homeless have not enacted comprehensive tobacco control policies. METHOD: We conducted a qualitative study of homeless housing programs in San Francisco. Administrators representing 9 of the city's 11 homeless service agencies were interviewed to assess institutional smoking-related policies and cessation programs and perceived barriers and receptivity to instituting tobacco control interventions...
April 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
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