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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025358/men-s-perceptions-of-women-s-participation-in-development-initiatives-in-rural-bangladesh
#1
Rabiul Karim, Lene Lindberg, Sarah Wamala, Maria Emmelin
Without taking masculine issues into account, women's participation in development initiatives does not always guarantee their empowerment, health, and welfare in a male-dominated society. This study aimed to explore men's perceptions of women's participation in development (WPD) in rural Bangladesh. In adopting a qualitative approach, the study examined 48 purposively selected married and unmarried men aged 20-76 years in three northwest villages. Data collection was accomplished through four focus group discussions (FGDs) with 43 men clustered into four groups and through individual interviews with five other men...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025357/fatherhood-in-australian-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-communities-an-examination-of-barriers-and-opportunities-to-strengthen-the-male-parenting-role
#2
Lyndon Reilly, Susan Rees
Traditional Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies value men's role as parents; however, the importance of promoting fatherhood as a key social determinant of men's well-being has not been fully appreciated in Western medicine. To strengthen the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male parenting role, it is vital to examine current barriers and opportunities. The first author (a male Aboriginal health project officer) conducted yarning sessions in three remote Australian communities, two being Aboriginal, the other having a high Aboriginal population...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025356/associations-between-sleep-deprivation-and-salivary-testosterone-levels-in-male-university-students-a-prospective-cohort-study
#3
Mahmoud Suleiman Abu-Samak, Beisan Ali Mohammad, May Ibrahim Abu-Taha, Luai Zidan Hasoun, Shady Helmi Awwad
Sleep deprivation is a common health problem that is growing rapidly worldwide and it is associated with short- and long-term impacts on health. The aim of this study was to detect potential predictors of salivary testosterone (sT) association with sleep deprivation in Arab male university students. In this prospective cohort study, 77 university male students in the age range of 18 to 26 years were divided into two groups, sleep-deprived (SD) participants and non-sleep-deprived (NSD) participants. Sleep deprivation was defined as sleeping less than 5 hr per night...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025355/a-content-analysis-of-testosterone-websites-sex-muscle-and-male-age-related-thematic-differences
#4
Nicholas Ivanov, Jimmy Vuong, Peter B Gray
Male testosterone supplementation is a large and growing industry. How is testosterone marketed to male consumers online? The present exploratory study entailed a content coding analysis of the home pages of 49 websites focused on testosterone supplementation for men in the United States. Four hypotheses concerning anticipated age-related differences in content coding were also tested: more frequent longevity content toward older men, and more frequent social dominance/physical formidability, muscle, and sex content toward younger men...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020851/impact-of-attending-the-diwaniyyah-on-kuwaiti-men-s-health
#5
Maha Al-Sejari
Diwaniyyah is a traditional gathering place for men in the Arab world. Most Kuwaiti men spend most of their time in the diwaniyyah, which is an important part of their social activity. The current study aims to examine the relationship between the diwaniyyah as a social community and the attendees' health conditions to determine how the diwaniyyah affects Kuwaiti men's lifestyle. A questionnaire was distributed among 500 men 16 years old and above. It comprised five parts of data: sociodemographic information, frequency of attending diwaniyyah, types of diwaniyyahs, and health lifestyle of members attending the diwaniyyah...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019282/negotiating-gender-norms-to-support-men-in-psychological-distress
#6
Aisling Keohane, Noel Richardson
Underpinning a general pattern of higher suicide rates in men is the assumption that men do not ask for help or utilize the health-care system during times of psychological distress. There has been a failure to grapple with the dynamic of when, how and from whom men might ask for help during times of psychological distress, and what key barriers or enabling factors are likely to influence potential help-givers' capacity or willingness to offer help to men in psychological distress. The aim of this study was to investigate how masculine norms impact men's help-seeking as well as care givers' behaviors and willingness to support men in need of psychological help or perceived to be at risk of suicide...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019272/amitriptyline-and-sexual-function-a-systematic-review-updated-for-sexual-health-practice
#7
Louis Wei-Hsi Chen, Melody Yun-Si Chen, Zhi-Ping Lian, Hung-Sheng Lin, Chia-Chang Chien, Hsin-Ling Yin, Yuan-Hsiang Chu, Kuo-Yen Chen
Amitriptyline is an old drug but is still prevalently used as the first-line treatment for a variety of common diseases. Surprisingly, knowledge of sexual risks with amitriptyline comes from only one clinical trial and several case reports from three decades ago. In the current study, a systematic review of the literature following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) related to amitriptyline and sexual dysfunction (SD) was performed. The frequency, gender-difference, types, disease-specificity and time course of SD, and the relationship between SD and nonsexual adversity were studied...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901203/the-role-of-monocyte-percentage-in-osteoporosis-in-male-rheumatic-diseases
#8
Yu-Jih Su, Chao Tung Chen, Nai-Wen Tsai, Chih-Cheng Huang, Hung-Chen Wang, Chia-Te Kung, Wei-Che Lin, Ben-Chung Cheng, Chih-Min Su, Sheng-Yuan Hsiao, Cheng-Hsien Lu
Osteoporosis is easily overlooked in male patients, especially in the field of rheumatic diseases mostly prevalent with female patients, and its link to pathogenesis is still lacking. Attenuated monocyte apoptosis from a transcriptome-wide expression study illustrates the role of monocytes in osteoporosis. This study tested the hypothesis that the monocyte percentage among leukocytes could be a biomarker of osteoporosis in rheumatic diseases. Eighty-seven males with rheumatic diseases were evaluated in rheumatology outpatient clinics for bone mineral density (BMD) and surrogate markers, such as routine peripheral blood parameters and autoantibodies...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891388/men-respond-too-the-effects-of-a-social-evaluative-body-image-threat-on-shame-and-cortisol-in-university-men
#9
Larkin Lamarche, Brianne Ozimok, Kimberley L Gammage, Cameron Muir
Framed within social self-preservation theory, the present study investigated men's psychobiological responses to social-evaluative body image threats. University men ( n = 66) were randomly assigned to either a high or low social-evaluative body image threat condition. Participants provided saliva samples (to assess cortisol) and completed measures of state body shame prior to and following their condition, during which anthropometric and strength measures were assessed. Baseline corrected values indicated men in the high social-evaluative body image threat condition had higher body shame and cortisol than men in the low social-evaluative body image threat condition...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884639/a-call-for-gender-inclusive-global-health-strategies
#10
Michael J Rovito, Brandon Leonard, Ramon Llamas, James E Leone, Walker Talton, Ana Fadich, Peter Baker
The WHO's "Global Strategy for Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health 2016-2030" (GS-WCAH 2016-2030) is a comprehensive plan developed to improve the lives of women, children, and adolescents. Due to the success in the creation, ratification, and advocacy of the GS-WCAH 2016-2030, the clear health outcome disparities between males and females, and the general absence of male health from existing policies and sponsored programs, it is time now to develop a global strategy specifically drafted to improve the lives of men and boys...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884638/low-intensity-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-can-improve-erectile-function-in-patients-who-failed-to-respond-to-phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibitors
#11
Chia-Chun Tsai, Chii-Jye Wang, Yung-Chin Lee, Yen-Ting Kuo, Hsiao-Hua Lin, Ching-Chia Li, Wen-Jeng Wu, Chia-Chu Liu
Managing patients with erectile dysfunction (ED) who failed to respond to phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5is) is a challenging task. Recently, low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT) was reported to improve ED by enhancing perfusion of the penis. The current study was performed to evaluate whether combined treatment with LI-ESWT and PDE5is can restore erectile function in patients who failed to respond to PDE5is alone. This was an open-label single-arm prospective study. ED patients with an erection hardness score (EHS) ≦2 under a maximal dosage of PDE5is were enrolled...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884637/men-s-mental-health-promotion-interventions-a-scoping-review
#12
Cherisse L Seaton, Joan L Bottorff, Margaret Jones-Bricker, John L Oliffe, Damen DeLeenheer, Kerensa Medhurst
There is an increasing need for mental health promotion strategies that effectively engage men. Although researchers have examined the effectiveness of diverse mental wellness interventions in male-dominated industries, and reviewed suicide prevention, early intervention, and health promotion interventions for boys and men, few have focused on sex-specific program effects. The purpose of this review was to (a) extend the previous reviews to examine the effectiveness of mental health promotion programs in males, and (b) evaluate the integration of gender-specific influences in the content and delivery of men's mental health promotion programs...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884636/acceptability-of-the-powerplay-program-a-workplace-health-promotion-intervention-for-men
#13
Cherisse L Seaton, Joan L Bottorff, John L Oliffe, Margaret Jones-Bricker, Cristina M Caperchione, Steven T Johnson, Paul Sharp
The workplace health promotion program, POWERPLAY, was developed, implemented, and comprehensively evaluated among men working in four male-dominated worksites in northern British Columbia, Canada. The purpose of this study was to explore the POWERPLAY program's acceptability and gather recommendations for program refinement. The mixed-method study included end-of-program survey data collected from 103 male POWERPLAY program participants, interviews with workplace leads, and field notes recorded during program implementation...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830317/growth-hormone-secretagogue-treatment-in-hypogonadal-men-raises-serum-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-levels
#14
John T Sigalos, Alexander W Pastuszak, Andrew Allison, Samuel J Ohlander, Amin Herati, Mark C Lindgren, Larry I Lipshultz
Realizing the reported misuse of human growth hormone (GH), investigation of a safe alternative mechanism for increasing endogenous GH is needed. Several GH secretagogues are available, including GH-releasing peptides (GHRPs) GHRP-2 and GHRP-6, and the GH-releasing hormone analog, sermorelin (SERM). Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) serves as a surrogate marker for GH. Here, the effect of GHRP/SERM therapy on IGF-1 levels is evaluated. A retrospective review of medical records was performed for 105 men on testosterone (T) therapy seeking increases in lean body mass and fat loss who were prescribed 100 mcg of GHRP-6, GHRP-2, and SERM three times daily...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830287/african-american-men-with-low-risk-prostate-cancer-are-candidates-for-active-surveillance-the-will-rogers-effect
#15
Robert Qi, Judd Moul
It is controversial whether African American men(AAM) with low-risk prostate cancer (PC) should be placed on active surveillance (AS). Recent literature indicates AAM diagnosed with low-risk disease have increased pathologic upgrading and disease progression. We evaluated the surgical pathology of AAM and Caucasians who underwent prostatectomy to assess the suitability of AAM for AS. We retrospectively reviewed 1,034 consecutive men who underwent open prostatectomy between 2004 and 2015; 345 Caucasians and 58 AAM met the American Urological Association criteria for low-risk PC...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826313/effect-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-supplementation-on-body-composition-and-circulating-levels-of-follistatin-like-1-in-males-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
#16
Shirin Jafari Salim, Shahab Alizadeh, Mahmoud Djalali, Ebrahim Nematipour, Mohammad Hassan Javanbakht
Adipokines are mediators of body composition and are involved in obesity-related complications such as cardiovascular disease. Omega-3 supplementation has not been studied in the setting of body composition and follistatin-like 1 (FSTL1) levels in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). This study aimed to investigate the effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (ω-3 PUFA) supplementation on body composition indices and serum levels of FSTL1 in CAD patients. A total of 42 male (aged 45-65 years) subjects with angiographically confirmed CAD were included in this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial study...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812972/barbershop-prostate-cancer-education-factors-associated-with-client-knowledge
#17
Barry C Hill, David R Black, Cleveland G Shields
The purpose of this paper is to identify characteristics of Black barbershop clients and barbers in an urban Midwestern city participating in a health promotion program called Affecting Cancer Together (ACT) that are associated with client knowledge about prostate cancer. Statistical analyses examined client and barber characteristics for their potential association with client prostate cancer knowledge, while controlling for ACT variables. Study findings suggested clients who are married (β = 0.99; CI [0...
September 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691552/variations-in-recruitment-yield-and-characteristics-of-participants-recruited-across-diverse-internet-platforms-in-an-hiv-testing-study-of-young-adult-men-who-have-sex-with-men-ymsm
#18
Roland C Merchant, Justin Romanoff, Melissa A Clark, Tao Liu, Joshua G Rosenberger, Jose Bauermeister, Kenneth H Mayer
The Internet is a commonly used medium for recruiting geographically dispersed, smaller populations quickly, such as young adult men-who-have-sex-with-men (YMSM). One approach to improve reach and representativeness is to employ multiple Internet platforms to recruit this hard-to-reach population. The utility of this approach has not been studied adequately, and its impact on the study sample recruited is not yet known. Using data from a study of 18- to 24-year-old HIV-uninfected, Black, Hispanic, and White United States (US) YMSM, this investigation compared advertising and enrollment metrics and participant characteristics of those recruited across Internet platforms...
September 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675118/young-men-s-preferences-for-design-and-delivery-of-physical-activity-and-nutrition-interventions-a-mixed-methods-study
#19
Lee M Ashton, Philip J Morgan, Melinda J Hutchesson, Megan E Rollo, Clare E Collins
Young adult men are under-represented in health research, and little is known about how to reach and engage them in lifestyle interventions. This mixed-methods study aimed to explore young males' preferences for recruitment strategies, content, format (delivery mode and program duration and frequency), and facilitator characteristics for future physical activity and nutrition interventions. Ten focus groups involving 61 men (aged 18-25 years) in the Hunter region, New South Wales, Australia and an online survey distributed within Australia were completed by 282 males (aged 18-25 years)...
September 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670962/peer-positive-social-control-and-men-s-health-promoting-behaviors
#20
Janie Houle, Sophie Meunier, Simon Coulombe, Coralie Mercerat, Isabelle Gaboury, Gilles Tremblay, Francine de Montigny, Lyne Cloutier, Bernard Roy, Nathalie Auger, Brigitte Lavoie
Men are generally thought to be less inclined to take care of their health. To date, most studies about men's health have focused on deficits in self-care and difficulties in dealing with this sphere of their life. The present study reframes this perspective, using a salutogenic strengths-based approach and seeking to identify variables that influence men to take care of their health, rather than neglect it. This study focuses on the association between peer positive social control and men's health behaviors, while controlling for other important individual and social determinants (sociodemographic characteristics, health self-efficacy, home neighborhood, spousal positive social control, and the restrictive emotionality norm)...
September 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
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