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American Journal of Men's Health

Chibuokem G Amuneke-Nze, Benita A Bamgbade, Jamie C Barner
Little is known regarding interventions that incorporate health management perceptions among African American (AA) men, to reduce the risk for developing various medical conditions. Using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), the study objective was to better understand health-care perceptions of AA men by assessing participants' attitudes, subjective norms (SNs), and perceived behavioral control (PBC) regarding health management. AA adult males in Texas were recruited to participate in one of four qualitative focus groups...
November 15, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Lina Mrayan, Sanaa Abujilban, Jamila Abuidhail, Muneer Bani Yassein, Hanan Al-Modallal
Studies of different cultures have reported that expectant fathers experience physiological and psychological changes during their partner's pregnancy. These symptoms are classed as Couvade Syndrome (sympathetic pregnancy) symptoms. The main aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Couvade Syndrome among Jordanian expectant fathers. A descriptive quantitative research design that utilized the Men's Health During Partners' Pregnancy (MHDPP) questionnaire was employed to collect data from three Maternal and Child Health Care Centers in public hospitals...
November 2, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Saeid Doaei, Naser Kalantari, Nastaran Keshavarz Mohammadi, Pantea Izadi, Maryam Gholamalizadeh, Hassan Eini-Zinab, Tuire Salonurmi, Alireza Mosavi Jarrahi, Shahram Rafieifar, Rahim Najafi, Mahnaz Sadeghypor, Ghasem Azizi Tabesh, Mark O Goodarzi
The role of FTO genotype in the effect of FTO gene expression level on change in body mass index and body composition has not been studied. This study aimed to investigate the role of FTO genotype in the association between change in the expression level of the FTO gene with changes in anthropometric measurements in obese and overweight adolescent boys. Eighty-four boys aged 12 to 16 years participated in this longitudinal study. A bioimpedance analyzer (BIA) was used to estimate percentage of body fat (%body fat) and percentage of skeletal muscle (%skeletal muscle)...
October 29, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Henrie M Treadwell, Marguerite Ro, LaTonya Sallad, Erica McCray, Cheryl Franklin
Health disparities that focus on gender and on the ancillary dependent variables of race and ethnicity reflect continually early illness, compromised quality of life, and often premature and preventable deaths. The inability of the nation to eliminate disparities also track along race and gender in communities where a limited number of health-care providers and policymakers identify as being from these traditionally underserved and marginalized population groups. Epidemiologists and other researchers and analysts have traditionally failed to integrate the social determinants of health and other variables known to support upward mobility in their predictive analyses of health status...
October 20, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Mohammad Karamouzian, Mehran Rostami
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October 19, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Moustafa A Elsaied, Doaa Masallat, Ibrahim A Abdel-Hamid
The aim of this study was to evaluate the levels of adiponectin in diabetic patients with and without erectile dysfunction (ED). In addition, the correlations of adiponectin with the scores of international index of erectile function (IIEF) and total testosterone levels were explored in diabetic and nondiabetic patients with ED. The study included three groups: Type 2 Diabetic patients (T2DM) with and without ED and a third nondiabetics with ED group, each of 29 patients. Fasting blood glucose (FBG), fasting insulin (FI), homeostasis model assessments of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR index), testosterone and adiponectin levels were evaluated...
October 19, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Joan L Bottorff, Gayl Sarbit, John L Oliffe, Cristina M Caperchione, Danielle Wilson, Anne Huisken
There is a need for tailored smoking cessation programs specifically for Indigenous fathers who want to quit smoking.The aim of this study was to engage Indigenous men and key informants in guiding cultural adaptations to the Dads in Gear (DIG) cessation program. In Phase 1 of this qualitative participatory study, Indigenous men were engaged in group sessions and key informants in semistructured interviews to gather advice related to cultural adaptations to the DIG program. These data were used to guide the development of program prototypes...
October 16, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Sultan Ayoub Meo, Muhammad Abdullah Ansary, Fahad Rayan Barayan, Abdulaziz Sulaiman Almusallam, Abdulrahman Muteb Almehaid, Nawaf Saad Alarifi, Thamer Abdulnasir Alsohaibani, Inam Zia
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are rapidly becoming an alternative form of nicotine consumption worldwide and a disruptive element in the global health diplomacy. This study aimed to investigate the impact of e-cigarettes on lung function and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) among young healthy male adults. Sixty apparently healthy male volunteers were recruited and divided into two groups. Group 1 (e-cigarette-exposed group) consisted of 30 males who were daily e-cigarette users (age 27.07 ± 6...
October 15, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, Russell Brewer, Leo Wilton
Previous research has highlighted the homonegative atmospheres of many religious communities in Western society and their harmful impact on Black sexual minority (SM) people's mental and physical health. However, few studies have examined the relationship between sexual orientation disclosure to church members and exposure to homonegative religious messages in religious settings. This online quantitative study investigated this relationship among a sample of 320 Black SM men. The participants for this study were recruited nationally from across the United States and had a mean age of 34 years...
October 12, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Allyssa L Harris, Heidi Collins Fantasia, Courtney E Castle
Parent-child sexual communication has been associated with reducing adolescent sexual risk behaviors. Limited research on parent-child sexual communication has been conducted on African American (AA) adolescent males who are at increased risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS. The purpose of this research was to examine AA father-son sexual communication and the effect of contextual factors on the sexual risk behaviors. The final sample consisted of 96 AA adolescent males, ages 16-21 years...
October 12, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Brian P Cole, Michael Baglieri, Scott Ploharz, Margaret Brennan, Michael Ternes, Tristan Patterson, Ashley Kuznia
This study explored relations between conformity to masculine norms, gender role conflict, hope, and psychological well-being among a sample of 389 men from a university, with a predominantly White student body, located in the Midwestern United States. Bivariate correlations revealed that men's conformity to masculine norms and gender role conflict were positively correlated. Bivariate correlations revealed no significant relations between conformity to masculine norms, trait hope, and psychological well-being...
October 12, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Christina J Sun, Jennifer L Nall, Scott D Rhodes
Black men who have sex with men (MSM) with HIV experience significant health inequities and poorer health outcomes compared with other persons with HIV. The primary aims of this study were to describe the needs, assets, and priorities of Black MSM with HIV who live in the Southern United States and identify actions to improve their health using photovoice. Photovoice, a participatory, collaborative research methodology that combines documentary photography with group discussion, was conducted with six Black MSM with HIV...
October 8, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Cherisse L Seaton, Joan L Bottorff, Margaret Jones-Bricker, Sonia Lamont
Men are a hard-to-reach group in the promotion of modifiable behaviors such as physical activity. Examining the individual differences among men that might predict positive behavior changes could support customization of health promotion programs. This study examined the role of emotional outlook, positive emotion, and ego-resilience in determining men's physical activity and health-related quality of life following implementation of a gender-sensitive workplace health intervention. Using a pre-post within-subjects design, computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) was used to collect measures of emotion and ego-resilience along with physical activity and health-related quality of life (using the 12-item short form [SF-12]) at baseline ( n = 139) and after 6 months ( n = 80) from adult men ( Mage = 43...
November 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Burcin Erkal, Aysel Kalayci Yigin, Sukru Palanduz, Selcuk Dasdemir, Mehmet Seven
Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is a common sex chromosome-related abnormality seen among men. KS negatively affects spermatogenesis and testosterone production. It increases the risk of thrombosis but its molecular mechanism has not been well described yet. Elevated PAI-1 is a risk factor for thrombosis. The rs1799889 polymorphism located in the promoter region of the PAI-1 gene was detected in patients with deep venous thrombosis. In this study, the PAI-1 gene variant and its plasma levels in KS patients were examined...
November 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Maya Kagan, Michal Itzick, Ahuva Even-Zohar, Ester Zychlinski
The current study assessed the association between demographic factors (age, relationship status, and education), psychosocial factors (self-rated health and self-reported loneliness), and factors related to attitudes and behaviors associated with seeking help (prior experience with social workers, attitudes towards social workers, and the stigma attached to seeking help from social workers, and the self-reported likelihood of seeking social workers' help among older men in Israel. The data were collected through structured questionnaires, administered to a sample of 256 older men...
November 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Dexter L Cooper, Tiffany Zellner-Lawrence, Mohamed Mubasher, Ananya Banerjee, Natalie D Hernandez
Human papillomavirus (HPV) awareness and vaccination among males in the general population is low. Men in general, but particularly racial/ethnic men, are disproportionately affected by HPV. The purpose of this article is to examine college males' (a) HPV awareness, (b) sexual behaviors, and (c) intention to receive the HPV vaccination. A non-probability sample of all students who self-reported their race/ethnicity and were attending a university in Southeastern United States were contacted by the university registrar's office and recruited to participate in the 15-minute survey...
November 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Joanie Sims-Gould, Rei Ahn, Neville Li, Callista Anne Ottoni, Dawn C Mackey, Heather Anne McKay
North American "hegemonic masculinity" values strength, autonomy, independence, and resilience among its ideals. As men age, their capacity is increasingly challenged and demands that they adapt to new physical and social realities. Although some reports on effective health-promoting programs for men are emerging, there is a need to better understand older men's experiences with their mobility and physical activity. This is a photovoice study with men ( N = 14) who were enrolled in a choice-based activity program for low active men...
November 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Hamidreza Mokarami, Stefano Toderi, Tayebe Rahimi Pordanjani, Ebrahim Taban
There is limited information on the specific psychosocial risks at work that can impact sexual function. The general aim of this study was to investigate the effects of multiple dimensions of psychosocial work stressors on the male sexual function. This was a cross-sectional study conducted among 153 male nurses working in two hospitals in Iran. Sexual function and psychosocial job stressors were measured using the Persian version of the International Index of Erectile Function (P-IIEF) and the Persian version of the Health and Safety Executive (P-HSE) Management Standards Indicator Tool...
November 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Michał Radwan, Bartosz Wielgomas, Emila Dziewirska, Paweł Radwan, Paweł Kałużny, Anna Klimowska, Wojciech Hanke, Joanna Jurewicz
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a high-production volume industrial chemical found in many consumer products. BPA is a suspected potent endocrine disruptor, with endocrine-disrupting properties demonstrated in animal studies. Few human studies have examined bisphenol A exposure in relation to male fertility and, results are divergent. The aim of the study is to examine the associations between urinary BPA concentration and male fertility. Bisphenol A urinary concentrations were measured using gas chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry in 315 men under 45 years of age with normal sperm concentration (⩾15 mln/ml) recruited from a male reproductive health clinic...
November 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Monika Bidzan, Omar Yousaf, Mariusz Lipowski, Małgorzata Lipowska
While there is a general consensus on the biological implications of health-related behaviors, there is little research on the implications of health-related behaviors on body-esteem in a nonclinical population of men. This study aimed to examine, using a multidimensional measure of health-related behaviors and controlling for body mass index (BMI), whether body-esteem in men can be predicted by health-related behaviors. Five hundred and sixty-one men between the ages of 30 and 45 years ( M = 35.42, SD = 4...
November 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
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