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Global Health Promotion

Sara De Lepeleere, Maïté Verloigne, Helen Elizabeth Brown, Greet Cardon, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij
BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence of childhood overweight/obesity caused by an unhealthy diet, insufficient physical activity (PA) and high levels of sedentary behaviour (SB) is a prominent public health concern. Parenting practices may contribute to healthy behaviour change in children, but well-researched examples are limited. The aim of this study is to describe the systematic development of an intervention for parents to prevent childhood overweight/obesity through the improvement of parenting practices...
August 8, 2016: Global Health Promotion
Eloy F Ruiz, Alvaro Proaño, Diego Proaño, Junior Smith Torres-Román, J Jaime Miranda
Latin America and the Caribbean's public health literature is not widely recognized. Science in this region has even been compared to a night sky with just a few specks of light. To make those lights as reachable as possible, we developed the Latin America and the Caribbean Search Strategy (LACSS). This is a new method to utilize our region's health promotion results within MEDLINE/PubMed. In contrast to a typical MeSH query, LACSS retrieves up to six times more publication results regarding non-communicable diseases, neglected tropical diseases, injuries and other important public health relevant topics in the region...
August 4, 2016: Global Health Promotion
Katia S Mohindra
Promoting the health of women requires an understanding of the full range of factors shaping their health, including globalization. Focusing on South Asia, I outline some of the critical global women's health issues that warrant further attention by health promotion researchers. I discuss the inadequacy of international approaches for improving the health of South Asian women, occupational health hazards associated with global industries targeting women, new forms of gender based violence, gendered ethical challenges arising as global and local forces collide and the rise of transnational feminist networks that can be harnessed for advancing women's health across the region...
August 4, 2016: Global Health Promotion
Sandra Vamos, Klaus Klein
There is a growing movement related to self-tracking in the quest for better health. Why do so many people like to use 'intelligent tools' like shiny sensors or mobile apps to keep an eye on every move? Do they really help us drive sustained healthy behavioral changes? Despite technological advances and product promises, we must remember that technology alone does not facilitate change to optimize health benefits. The purpose of the commentary is to pose the question: How 'health literate' do we have to be to reap the actionable health benefits of self-tracking? Research has revealed the prevalence of limited health literacy across the globe...
August 3, 2016: Global Health Promotion
Kaniz Jannat, Mahfuzur Rahman, Leanne Unicomb, David Levine
Inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hand hygiene are responsible for approximately 800,000 deaths per year in low- and middle-income countries. We evaluated the benefits of a behavior change communication method to motivate water treatment practices in urban low income communities in Dhaka, Bangladesh. To motivate people to chlorinate their water we used a device called the 'Disgust Box'. This box provides a vivid demonstration of how piped water is contaminated with feces. Most of the respondents were able to recall the Disgust Box demonstration at both 4-month and 1-year follow-up qualitative assessments...
August 1, 2016: Global Health Promotion
Blanche Greene-Cramer, Melissa B Harrell, Deanna M Hoelscher, Shreela Sharma, Nalini Ranjit, Vinay Gupta, Gaurang Nazar, Monika Arora
Over the past three decades there has been a surge in the prevalence of overweight and obesity worldwide in both adults and children. To date few studies have examined obesity in India and most have only looked at prevalence estimates. While studies in Western countries have identified parent weight status as a predictor of child weight status, there have been no studies examining this association in India. This study examined the relationship between parent weight status and child weight status using an internationally representative growth reference for children and Asian-specific action points for adults...
July 28, 2016: Global Health Promotion
Chieh-Hsing Liu, Li-Ling Liao, Chi-Chia J Cheng, Tzu-Chau Chang
BACKGROUND: Currently, health literacy (HL) worldwide is measured primarily among adults from a medical perspective. A children's HL test from a health promotion perspective is needed. This study develops the Taiwan Children's Health Literacy Test (TCHL) targeted at Taiwanese sixth-graders. METHODS: HL indicators were identified through interviews of sixth-grade teachers, primary caregivers, and sixth-graders. They were used to develop a 25-item online test, which was finalized after pretesting and administered to a stratified random sample of 671 students across 29 sixth-grade classes...
July 27, 2016: Global Health Promotion
Naomi Sunderland, Parlo Singh, Letitia Del Fabbro, Elizabeth Kendall
This article explores the potential for health promotion capacity building across boundaries in a place-based health promotion learning network generated as part of a recent Australian Research Council-funded project in Queensland, Australia. We emphasise in particular the potential of creating new 'at the boundary' spaces of knowing that encourage and enable health promotion workers to work in interdisciplinary and intersectoral ways. The article discusses the way that diverse health promotion workers from different disciplines and government and non-government organisations came together to learn 'how to do' in new or re-invigorated ways...
July 27, 2016: Global Health Promotion
Jacky Jones, Margaret M Barry
Partnerships between sectors can achieve better outcomes than can be achieved by individual partners working alone. Trust is necessary for partnerships to function effectively. Mistrust makes partnership working difficult, if not impossible. There has been little research into partnership functioning factors that influence trust and mistrust. This study aimed to identify these factors in health promotion partnerships. Data were collected from 337 partners in 40 health promotion partnerships using a postal survey...
July 27, 2016: Global Health Promotion
Suzanne F Jackson
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September 2016: Global Health Promotion
Suzanne F Jackson
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September 2016: Global Health Promotion
Suzanne F Jackson
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September 2016: Global Health Promotion
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September 2016: Global Health Promotion
Pranay Lal, Sonu Goel, Deepak Sharma
BACKGROUND: In 2010, the global adult tobacco survey (GATS) for India revealed that nearly 40% of current smokers and 42% of current chewers had initiated tobacco use before they were of the legal age (18 years old or over). Global evidence shows that those who initiate earlier have a lower probability of quitting the use of tobacco during their lifetime. In order to sustain its profits, the tobacco industry will make every effort to recruit underage users who become lifelong users of their products...
September 2016: Global Health Promotion
Mélanie Villeval, Elsa Bidault, Thierry Lang
L'Evaluation d'Impact sur la Santé (EIS) se développe au niveau international et est encore au stade émergent en France. Elle vise à évaluer les effets positifs et négatifs potentiels d'un projet, d'un programme ou d'une politique sur la santé. L'objectif est de produire des recommandations en direction des décideurs, afin d'en maximiser les effets positifs et d'en diminuer les effets négatifs. L'EIS est un moyen particulièrement intéressant d'action sur les déterminants de la santé au-delà des comportements individuels et du système de santé...
September 2016: Global Health Promotion
Opeyemi Babatunde, Jacky Forsyth
PURPOSE: Growing evidence supports engagement in physical exercise throughout life for optimal bone health. However, promotion of physical exercise among premenopausal women presents significant challenges, which are yet to be addressed in the design of many bone-health exercise regimes. As a deviation from traditional, facility-based, supervised, long-duration and intense exercise regimes, the efficacy of short-duration, practical, lifestyle physical exercises for improving bone health and quality of life was examined...
September 2016: Global Health Promotion
J Hope Corbin, Maurice B Mittelmark, Gro T Lie
Many nongovernmental organizations in Africa rely on grassroots volunteers to provide critical health services. Considering context and the interplay of individual, organizational, and societal influences on the experience of volunteers, this paper addresses three questions: What do grassroots volunteers contribute? What organizational processes promote volunteer engagement? What are the positive and negative consequences of volunteering? Eighteen members and staff of the Tanzanian HIV and AIDS NGO, KIWAKKUKI, were selected from 6000+ women volunteers to be interviewed...
September 2016: Global Health Promotion
Hiram V Arroyo, Blanca P Mantilla Uribe, Adolfo Contreras Rengifo, Marcia F Westphal, Rosilda Mendes
Los "Centros Colaboradores" de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) son instituciones designadas para prestar apoyo estratégico en el desarrollo de los objetivos y la ejecución de las actividades de la OMS, y para generar capacidad institucional en países y regiones. En las Américas existen ocho Centros Colaboradores directamente relacionados a la promoción de la salud. Cuatro centros se ubican en Norteamérica y los otros cuatro en América Latina. El propósito de este artículo es describir los Centros Colaboradores de la Región de América Latina...
September 2016: Global Health Promotion
Thierry Lang, Elsa Bidault, Mélanie Villeval, François Alias, Benjamin Gandouet, Martine Servat, Ivan Theis, Eric Breton, Nadine Haschar-Noé, Pascale Grosclaude
BACKGROUND: The failure to simultaneously address two objectives (increasing the average health of the population and reducing health inequalities) may have led to what has been observed in France so far: an overall decrease in mortality and increase in inequality. OBJECTIVE: The Apprendre et Agir pour Réduire les Inégalités Sociales de Santé (AAPRISS) methodology is to analyze and modify interventions that are already underway in terms of their potential impact on health inequalities...
September 2016: Global Health Promotion
Günter Diem, Ross C Brownson, Vilius Grabauskas, Aushra Shatchkute, Sylvie Stachenko
The control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) was addressed by the declaration of the 66th United Nations (UN) General Assembly followed by the World Health Organization's (WHO) NCD 2020 action plan. There is a clear need to better apply evidence in public health settings to tackle both behaviour-related factors and the underlying social and economic conditions. This article describes concepts of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and outlines a set of actions that are essential for successful global NCD prevention...
September 2016: Global Health Promotion
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