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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30413129/improving-health-promotion-through-the-integration-of-technology-crowdsourcing-and-social-media
#1
Eric J Conrad, Mikaela Becker, Brent Powell, Kelly Corrine Hall
As Internet accessibility and technological innovations continue to increase communication, new opportunities have emerged to leverage these tools to improve health promotion practice. Advances and utilization of collaborative Internet communication, or social media, have provided global connectivity on an unprecedented scale. Using these innovations to leverage the collective intellect of online communities for specific goals, crowdsourcing is an approach that has the potential to solve complex public health problems...
November 9, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30371097/messaging-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-health-inequities-a-qualitative-exploration
#2
Israel M Mendez, Paige E Averett, Joseph G L Lee
BACKGROUND: There are substantial health inequities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people compared to their straight/cisgendered counterparts. As evidence of these inequities has become unequivocal, better strategies to address them are needed. One approach is to leverage communications and media advocacy efforts to raise awareness about inequities. However, some research suggests that highlighting health inequities can have negative consequences. This study aimed to explore how LGBT leaders view communication about health inequities...
October 29, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30366499/using-ripple-effects-mapping-to-evaluate-a-community-based-health-program-perspectives-of-program-implementers
#3
Lisa T Washburn, LaVona Traywick, Lauren Thornton, Jessica Vincent, Tellisha Brown
Traditional evaluation tools are oftentimes ill-suited for use in community settings where intervention outcomes of interest may occur at multiple levels and are influenced by interacting factors. Ripple effects mapping (REM) is a participatory technique engaging stakeholders to visually map project/program efforts and results to collect impact data. Using appreciative inquiry, the method helps participants and evaluators understand context for changes resulting from program experiences and is particularly well suited for community-based, participatory programs where impacts often occur beyond the individual level...
October 26, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30326740/actively-involving-middle-school-students-in-the-implementation-of-a-pilot-of-a-behavioral-economics-based-lunchroom-intervention-in-rural-schools
#4
Natoshia M Askelson, Patrick Brady, Grace Ryan, Cristian Meier, Cristina Ortiz, Carrie Scheidel, Patti Delger
School-based interventions can play an important role in improving childhood and adolescent nutrition and preventing obesity. Schools offer a unique opportunity to implement policy, systems, and environmental interventions targeting healthy eating behaviors. An intervention was piloted in six middle schools featuring behavioral economics-based changes to the lunchroom, communication training, and communicate cues for food service staff. The pilot study employed a multicomponent evaluation with students and food service directors and staff including a lunchroom assessment, online surveys, production records, and interviews...
October 16, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30318921/impact-of-an-infant-friendly-business-designation
#5
Elizabeth Hilliard, Ardith Brunt
In response to suboptimal breastfeeding rates, North Dakota added a provision to SB 2344 (public indecency legislation) creating an Infant Friendly business designation for employers providing specified lactation accommodations to employees. However, there has been no evaluation of this designation to determine effectiveness. The purpose of this article is to examine the impact of the Infant Friendly business designation in North Dakota on breastfeeding continuation rates within the context of the social ecological model (SEM)...
October 15, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30318919/readiness-to-adopt-physical-activity-policies-in-rural-communities
#6
Melinda J Ickes, Amanda Wiggins, Ellen J Hahn
The purpose was to explore community readiness to adopt physical activity (PA) policies by adapting and pilot testing an online survey (Physical Activity Readiness Survey [PARS]). PARS was adapted from the previously tested Community Readiness Survey-Short. In February/April 2016, key informants ( N = 17) involved in PA activities from two rural communities were invited to complete the PARS, representing six dimensions: knowledge, leadership, resources, community climate, existing voluntary PA policies, and political climate...
October 15, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30253668/hispanic-students-perceptions-about-hiv-sti-testing-and-prevention-a-mixed-methods-study-in-a-hispanic-serving-university
#7
Sofia B Fernandez, Melissa Howard, Michelle Hospital, Staci Leon Morris, Eric F Wagner
Hispanic young adults in the United States are disproportionately affected by HIV and should be considered a priority for prevention efforts. The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions and beliefs of English-speaking students (aged 18-24 years) at a Hispanic-serving university about HIV/sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and prevention to increase acceptance and adoption of services. Four major themes emerged from four qualitative focus groups (n = 30 students) and were corroborated by an optional anonymous survey (n = 24 surveys): (a) preferences for HIV/STI testing services, (b) essential HIV/STI testing information, (c) preferred delivery method of HIV/STI testing information, and (d) culturally appropriate message design with Hispanic young adults...
September 25, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30253667/a-partnership-in-health-related-social-media-for-young-breast-cancer-survivors
#8
Donna L Williams, Timiya S Nolan, Yu-Wen Chiu, Laura Ricks, Silvia Gisiger Camata, Barbara Craft, Karen Meneses
In the United States, about 11% (26,393) of those diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 will be young or less than 45 years old. Young breast cancer survivors, compared to older cancer survivors, are a disparate group that experience higher incidence of advanced disease, greater mortality, and poorer quality of life, and are often faced with difficulty locating support that meet the unique needs of young women. The Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, composed of three sister networks, formed a partnership aimed at harnessing the power of social media to reach and impact the lives of young women with breast cancer...
September 25, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30238822/a-nutrition-environment-measure-to-assess-tribal-convenience-stores-the-thrive-study
#9
Marianna S Wetherill, Mary B Williams, Tori Taniguchi, Alicia L Salvatore, Tvli Jacob, Tamela Cannady, Mandy Grammar, Joy Standridge, Jill Fox, Jennifer Spiegel, Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan
In rural American Indian (AI) communities, where supermarkets are rare, tribally owned and operated convenience stores are an important food source. Food environment measures for these settings are needed to understand and address the significant diet-related disparities among AIs. Through a tribal-university partnership that included tribal health and commerce representatives from two Native Nations in rural southeastern Oklahoma, we developed the Nutrition Environment Measures Survey for Tribal Convenience Stores (NEMS-TCS) to inform the development and evaluation of a healthy food retail intervention...
September 21, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30238811/patient-awareness-of-association-of-diabetes-and-periodontal-disease
#10
Neel Shimpi, Ingrid Glurich, Dixie Schroeder, Callahan Katrak, Po-Huang Chyou, Amit Acharya
This cross-sectional study sought to assess the current awareness, knowledge, and behavior regarding diabetes mellitus (DM) and periodontal disease (PD) association among a convenience sample of patients from a large Wisconsin-based integrated medical-dental health care organization serving largely rurally based communities. An anonymous 10-question survey was distributed at regional medical and dental centers of dental and medical clinics of a single health care institution over a 4-week period, to achieve a cross-sectional sampling of patients aged 18 to 80 years...
September 21, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30227756/using-the-awareness-motivation-skills-and-opportunity-framework-for-health-promotion-in-a-primary-care-network
#11
Nelly D Oelke, Lorna Milkovich, Bev Whitmore
PURPOSE: To use the Awareness, Motivation, Skills, and Opportunity (AMSO) framework as a foundation for service delivery in a primary care network (PCN). METHOD: The AMSO framework (awareness, motivation, skills, opportunity) was integrated into PCN program design: Health Basics (8 weeks with monthly follow-up) focused on healthy living and Happiness Basics (6 weeks) used positive psychology. Evaluation included quality of life (QofL) and participant experience; weight, body mass index, and waist circumference were included for Health Basics...
September 18, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30227755/an-exploration-of-the-influences-contributing-to-food-insecurity-in-chester-county-pennsylvania
#12
Joanne Christaldi, Gina Pazzaglia
Food security refers to the ideal state or condition of households that have access at all times to enough food for their members to live an active, healthy life. To better understand local food insecurity, a needs assessment was implemented to explore contributing factors and discuss solutions. A qualitative study including nine focus groups with low-income adults who receive food assistance (N = 82) and four focus groups with emergency food providers (N = 21) was conducted. Focus group data were analyzed using phenomenological methods...
September 18, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30222003/understanding-why-frequent-users-of-ems-call-9-1-1-a-grounded-theory-study
#13
Sabnam Mahmuda, Adam Wade-Vallance, Alix Stosic, Dale Guenter, Michelle Howard, Gina Agarwal, Brent McLeod, Ricardo Angeles
INTRODUCTION: Frequent users of emergency medical services (EMS) have disproportionately high 9-1-1 call frequency. Evidence suggests that this small group burdens the health care system, leading to misallocation of already-limited health resources. AIM: To understand frequent users' perceptions and experiences regarding EMS, as well as the driving factors underlying their frequent use. METHOD: A grounded theory approach guided our qualitative research process...
September 15, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30205737/local-overdose-fatality-review-team-recommendations-for-overdose-death-prevention
#14
Erin Haas, Christine Truong, Laura Bartolomei-Hill, Michael Baier, Barbara Bazron, Kathleen Rebbert-Franklin
This study compiled and detailed recommendations from Maryland Local Overdose Fatality Review Teams (LOFRTs) to provide state and local health departments with innovative strategies to address the worsening opioid epidemic and overdose-related deaths. LOFRTs consist of jurisdictional multiagency, multidisciplinary teams that share data to critically examine drug overdose cases. Goals include identification of risk factors and intervention opportunities to inform overdose prevention programs and policy. The authors qualitatively analyzed reports from Maryland LOFRTs case reviews to categorize outcomes and assess using frequency analyses...
September 11, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30203677/physical-activity-maintenance-following-home-based-individually-tailored-print-interventions-for-african-american-women
#15
Dori Pekmezi, Cole Ainsworth, Renee Desmond, Maria Pisu, Victoria Williams, Kaiying Wang, Taylor Holly, Karen Meneses, Bess Marcus, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried
African American women report low participation in physical activity and are disproportionately burdened by related conditions (obesity, breast, and colon cancer). Physical activity interventions have shown promising results among African American women, but most studies in this area have focused on short-term increases. More enduring changes in health behavior will be needed to eliminate existing health disparities. Thus, the current study examined 12-month physical activity and psychosocial outcomes from a pilot randomized controlled trial ( N = 84) of a Home-based Individually tailored Physical activity Print (HIPP) intervention for African American women in the Deep South...
September 11, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30175629/a-youth-friendly-pharmacy-initiative-decreasing-unintended-pregnancies-among-disenfranchised-youth
#16
Calpurnyia B Roberts, Jane Bedell
Teens from neighborhoods that have experienced historical and contemporary disinvestment have among the highest rates of teen pregnancy, yet they have less access to resources to reduce unintended pregnancies. In recognition of this, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) developed the Youth-Friendly Pharmacy Initiative. Over 7 consecutive months in 2015, educational materials and free NYCDOHMH condoms were placed strategically in independent pharmacies in the South Bronx. Refills were made monthly...
September 3, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30153750/availability-of-concussion-information-in-spanish-for-parents-of-youth-athletes
#17
Emily Kroshus, Laura A Gonzalez, Sara P D Chrisman, Nathalia Jimenez
All but one U.S. state has passed legislation requiring that concussion information be provided to parents of youth participants in school-sponsored sport. Such information should be accessible and easily understood if it is to be used by parents to make informed decisions regarding their children's health and safety. Accessing and understanding information about concussion may be challenging for parents who lack fluency in English. The current study sought to describe the extent and nature of Spanish-language concussion information available on the websites of U...
August 28, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30153742/identifying-implementation-science-characteristics-for-a-prenatal-oral-health-ehealth-application
#18
Cheryl A Vamos, Shana M Green, Stacey Griner, Ellen Daley, Rita DeBate, Tom Jacobs, Steve Christiansen
BACKGROUND: Oral health is a significant public health issue; yet barriers to implementing the prenatal oral health guidelines into practice remain. This formative research aimed to identify key implementation science characteristics to inform the development of an eHealth application (app) to assist providers in implementing the prenatal oral health guidelines during prenatal visits. METHOD: Guided by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research, the clinic's infrastructure, workflow, and contextual factors were assessed via clinic observation, technology assessment, prenatal provider interviews ( n = 4), clinic staff interviews ( n = 8), and two focus groups with oral health providers ( n = 16)...
August 28, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30146903/presence-of-complex-and-potentially-conflicting-information-in-prenatal-mobile-apps
#19
Jasmyne J Womack, LaKesha N Anderson, Christy J W Ledford
Pregnant women are increasingly using mobile apps as a source of supplemental information. These pregnancy-related mobile apps present women with contradictory risk recommendations without the medical research to support their claims. The content analysis describes a sample of the pregnancy-tracking mobile application environment open to pregnant mothers and uses the social amplification of risk framework. Within this framework, written recommendations and the presence or absence of corresponding citations on controversial topics in pregnancy were recorded and risk was coded as received contradictory information...
August 27, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30141355/effects-of-peer-sexual-health-education-on-college-campuses-a-systematic-review
#20
Tara Wong, Jennifer R Pharr, Tim Bungum, Courtney Coughenour, Nancy L Lough
OBJECTIVE: College peer health education groups have grown in popularity to provide information about health and wellness topics. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of peer education groups on reducing sexual health risks and increasing sexual health knowledge on a college campus. METHOD: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses guidelines were followed in searching, extracting, appraising, and synthesizing the evidence...
August 24, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
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