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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507891/discordance-in-perceived-risk-and-epidemiological-outcomes-of-prostate-cancer-among-african-american-men
#1
LaShanta J Rice, Melanie Jefferson, Vanessa Briggs, Ernestine Delmoor, Jerry C Johnson, Sebastiano Gattoni-Celli, Stephen J Savage, Michael Lilly, Sandip M Prasad, Rick Kittles, Chanita Hughes Halbert
As guidelines for prostate cancer screening have changed from an annual screening recommendation starting at age 50 to discussing the benefits and harms of screening with health care providers, it is necessary to examine other types of factors that are important to prostate cancer screening decisions among African American men. Perceived risk of developing cancer has been shown to predict cancer control behaviors and is lower among African Americans. We characterized perceived risk of developing prostate cancer among African American men from November 2009 to 2011 and evaluated the relationship between prostate cancer risk perceptions and sociodemographic characteristics, health care experiences, and knowledge and exposure to health information about cancer...
September 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507890/hand-washing-with-soap-and-wash-educational-intervention-reduces-under-five-childhood-diarrhoea-incidence-in-jigjiga-district-eastern-ethiopia-a-community-based-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Abdiwahab Hashi, Abera Kumie, Janvier Gasana
Despite the tremendous achievement in reducing child mortality and morbidity in the last two decades, diarrhoea is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality among children in many developing countries, including Ethiopia. Hand washing with soap promotion, water quality improvements and improvements in excreta disposal significantly reduces diarrhoeal diseases. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of hand washing with soap and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) educational Intervention on the incidence of under-five children diarrhoea...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507889/does-parental-support-influence-children-s-active-school-travel
#3
S K Mah, L Nettlefold, H M Macdonald, M Winters, D Race, C Voss, H A McKay
Today's 'backseat generation' of children is more often driven to school. Active school travel (AST) can contribute up to 30% of recommended daily physical activity. Although governed by a complex set of factors, parents are considered 'gatekeepers' of children's travel mode decisions. Therefore, we investigate the relationship between parental support and children's AST. Data were from Active Streets, Active People-Junior (British Columbia, Canada). Children self-reported travel mode to/from school for 1 week (10 trips)...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491489/the-social-context-moderates-the-relationship-between-neighborhood-safety-and-adolescents-activities
#4
Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, Denise M Feda, Leonard H Epstein, James N Roemmich
Studies of neighborhood safety and physical activity have typically neglected to consider the youth's peer context as a modifier of these relationships. This study fills this gap in testing the independent and interactive effects of perceived neighborhood safety and time spent with friends and peers on young adolescents' physical activity and sedentary behavior. Participants (N = 80; ages 13-17) completed the Pedestrian/Traffic Safety and Crime Safety subscales of the adolescent version of the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale (NEWS)...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491488/dog-attachment-and-perceived-social-support-in-overweight-obese-and-healthy-weight-children
#5
Deborah E Linder, Jennifer M Sacheck, Farzad Noubary, Miriam E Nelson, Lisa M Freeman
The development of effective and sustainable interventions to treat childhood obesity remains both a priority and a challenge. Previous studies support that dogs provide social support in overweight adults in obesity interventions, but the child-dog relationship is not as well understood. The goal of the study was to examine the child-dog relationship among children to inform novel childhood obesity interventions including dogs. A cross-sectional study was conducted in the Living Laboratory® at the Museum of Science, Boston in 2015...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480158/what-mums-think-matters-a-mediating-model-of-maternal-perceptions-of-the-impact-of-screen-time-on-preschoolers-actual-screen-time
#6
Trina Hinkley, Valerie Carson, Krystle Kalomakaefu, Helen Brown
Screen time during the preschool years is detrimental to wellbeing. The impact of parental perceptions on preschoolers' screen time is unknown. This paper explores the association between maternal perceptions of the impact of screen time on their preschoolers' wellbeing with their child's screen time and the potential mediating role of their perception of the appropriate amount of screen time. In 2013-2014, mothers of 575 preschoolers (2-5 years; metropolitan Melbourne and online sources) reported: their perceptions of the impact of screen time on 11 aspects of wellbeing, conceptually grouped to physical, social and cognitive well-being; their perceptions of the appropriate amount of screen time for preschoolers; and their child's actual screen time...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462072/organized-sport-and-physical-activity-participation-and-body-mass-index-in-children-and-youth-a-longitudinal-study
#7
John Cairney, Scott Veldhuizen
The relationship between sport participation and BMI in children and adolescents is unclear, with some studies showing no association at all and others suggesting that sport is linked to lower BMI. Another possibility, however, is that this relationship is bidirectional, with sport leading to lower BMI but BMI also influencing sport participation. Here, we examine the direction of this association by analyzing a longitudinal dataset. Data come from the Physical Health Activity Study Team (PHAST) study, a prospective open cohort study including 2278 children at baseline, followed from 2004 to 2010...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451519/a-longitudinal-ecological-study-of-household-firearm-ownership-and-firearm-related-deaths-in-the-united-states-from-1999-through-2014-a-specific-focus-on-gender-race-and-geographic-variables
#8
David A Geier, Janet K Kern, Mark R Geier
Firearms have a longstanding tradition in the United States (US) and are viewed by many with iconic stature with regards to safety and personal freedom. Unfortunately, from a public health point of view, firearm-related deaths (FRDs) in the US have reached a crisis point with an estimated > 31,000 deaths and 74,000 nonfatal injuries resulting from firearms each year. This longitudinal ecological study analyzed variations in FRDs following firearm assaults (FAs) and law enforcement incidents involving a firearm (LEIF) in comparison to variations in household firearm ownership (HFO) among different geographic and demographic groups in the US from 1999 to 2014...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451518/development-and-application-of-the-re-aim-quest-mixed-methods-framework-for-program-evaluation
#9
Jane Forman, Michele Heisler, Laura J Damschroder, Elizabeth Kaselitz, Eve A Kerr
To increase the likelihood of successful implementation of interventions and promote dissemination across real-world settings, it is essential to evaluate outcomes related to dimensions other than Effectiveness alone. Glasgow and colleagues' RE-AIM framework specifies four additional types of outcomes that are important to decision-makers: Reach, Adoption, Implementation (including cost), and Maintenance. To further strengthen RE-AIM, we propose integrating qualitative assessments in an expanded framework: RE-AIM Qualitative Evaluation for Systematic Translation (RE-AIM QuEST), a mixed methods framework...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435785/impact-of-a-brief-intervention-on-cervical-health-literacy-a-waitlist-control-study-with-jailed-women
#10
Megha Ramaswamy, Jaehoon Lee, Joi Wickliffe, Molly Allison, Amanda Emerson, Patricia J Kelly
Jailed women are four-five times more likely to have had cervical cancer compared to women without criminal justice histories. Previous research has shown that an important contributor to cervical cancer risk, and perhaps lack of follow-up, is incarcerated women's low health literacy about broader reproductive health issues. Little work has been done to address this disparity. Thus, the objective of this study was to test the effectiveness of an intervention to improve incarcerated women's cervical health literacy and ultimately address cervical cancer disparities...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435784/school-food-environment-quality-and-advertisement-frequency-of-child-oriented-packaged-products-within-walking-distance-of-public-schools
#11
Benjamin Missbach, Caterina Pachschwöll, Daniel Kuchling, Jürgen König
Food marketing for children is a major concern for public health nutrition and many schools make efforts to increase healthy eating. Food environments surrounding schools in urban areas may undermine these efforts for healthy nutrition within school programs. Our study aim is to describe the nutrition environment within walking distance of schools in terms of food quality and food marketing and to explore the degree to which elements of the nutrition environment varies by proximity to schools. In a cross-sectional study, we analyzed the surrounding food environments of a convenience sample of 46 target schools within 950m walking distance in 7 different urban districts across Vienna, Austria...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435783/hypertension-among-asians-in-los-angeles-county-findings-from-a-multiyear-survey
#12
Yajun Du, Margaret Shih, Amy S Lightstone, Susie Baldwin
Few studies have examined the prevalence of hypertension among Asians living in the United States. Multiyear data from the Los Angeles County Health Survey were used to investigate the prevalence of hypertension among Asians and Asian subgroups, and risk factors associated with the disease, using descriptive analysis and multivariate logistic regression. Age-adjusted prevalence of hypertension in Asians was 23.4%. Among Asian subgroups, age-adjusted prevalence of hypertension was lowest among Chinese (20.0%), and highest among Filipinos (32...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417062/community-partnerships-in-healthy-eating-and-lifestyle-promotion-a-network-analysis
#13
Ruopeng An, Emily Loehmer, Naiman Khan, Marci K Scott, Kimbirly Rindfleisch, Jennifer McCaffrey
Promoting healthy eating and lifestyles among populations with limited resources is a complex undertaking that often requires strong partnerships between various agencies. In local communities, these agencies are typically located in different areas, serve diverse subgroups, and operate distinct programs, limiting their communication and interactions with each other. This study assessed the network of agencies in local communities that promote healthy eating and lifestyles among populations with limited resources...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409091/pilot-survey-of-a-novel-incentive-to-promote-healthy-behavior-among-school-children-and-their-parents
#14
Byung-Kwang Yoo, Takuya Hasebe, Minchul Kim, Tomoko Sasaki, Dennis M Styne
Reversing the obesity epidemic has been a persistent global public health challenge, particularly among low socioeconomic status populations and racial/ethnic minorities. We developed a novel concept of community-based incentives to approach this problem in such communities. Applying this concept, we proposed a school intervention to promote obesity prevention in the U.S. We conducted a pilot survey to explore attitudes towards this future intervention. The survey was collected as a nonprobability sample (N = 137 school-aged children (5-12 years)) in northern California in July 2013...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409090/the-smarter-pilot-study-testing-feasibility-of-real-time-feedback-for-dietary-self-monitoring
#15
Lora E Burke, Yaguang Zheng, Qianheng Ma, Juliet Mancino, India Loar, Edvin Music, Mindi Styn, Linda Ewing, Brian French, Dan Sieworek, Asim Smailagic, Susan M Sereika
Self-monitoring (SM) of food intake is central to weight loss treatment. Technology makes it possible to reinforce this behavior change strategy by providing real-time feedback (FB) tailored to the diary entry. To test the feasibility of providing 1-4 daily FB messages tailored to dietary recordings via a smartphone, we conducted a 12-week pilot randomized clinical trial in Pittsburgh, PA in US in 2015. We compared 3 groups: SM using the Lose It! smartphone app (Group 1); SM + FB (Group 2); and SM + FB + attending three in-person group sessions (Group 3)...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409089/comparative-effectiveness-of-guided-weight-loss-and-physical-activity-monitoring-for-weight-loss-and-metabolic-risks-a-pilot-study
#16
Karissa L Peyer, Laura D Ellingson, Kathryn Bus, Sarah A Walsh, Warren D Franke, Gregory J Welk
Many consumer-based physical activity monitors (PAMs) are available but it is not clear how to use them to most effectively promote weight loss. The purpose of this pilot study was to compare the effectiveness of a personal PAM, a guided weight loss program (GWL), and the combination of these approaches on weight loss and metabolic risk. Participants completed the study in two cohorts: Fall 2010 and Spring 2011. A sample of 72 obese individuals in the Ames, IA area were randomized to one of 3 conditions: 1) (GWL, N = 31), 2) PAM, N = 29, or 3) a combination group (PAM + GWL, N = 29)...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409088/city-scale-climate-change-policies-do-they-matter-for-wellbeing
#17
Rosemary Hiscock, Arja Asikainen, Jouni Tuomisto, Matti Jantunen, Erkki Pärjälä, Clive E Sabel
Climate change mitigation policies aim to reduce climate change through reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions whereas adaption policies seek to enable humans to live in a world with increasingly variable and more extreme climatic conditions. It is increasingly realised that enacting such policies will have unintended implications for public health, but there has been less focus on their implications for wellbeing. Wellbeing can be defined as a positive mental state which is influenced by living conditions...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409087/favourable-outcomes-of-a-preventive-screening-and-counselling-programme-for-older-people-in-underprivileged-areas-in-the-netherlands-the-primus-project
#18
D J Annemarie van Dijk, Matty R Crone, Pepijn van Empelen, Willem J Assendelft, Barend J Middelkoop
An aging population is associated with an increased prevalence of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and depression. Important aspects of programmes targeted at older people are: to reach those at risk, effective screening, optimising advice, and referral to local interventions. We examined the effect of a preventive health consultation (PRIMUS), a multi-behavioural screening programme for persons aged 55-74 years in primary care. In a multi-centre randomised controlled trial, the effects of participating in the PRIMUS intervention were compared to a comparison group receiving personalised summaries and advice by postal mail, both preceded by a health risk assessment via a questionnaire...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392993/patterns-of-marijuana-and-tobacco-use-associated-with-suboptimal-self-rated-health-among-us-adult-ever-users-of-marijuana
#19
James Tsai, Italia V Rolle, Tushar Singh, Sheree L Boulet, Timothy A McAfee, Althea M Grant
The purpose of this study was to examine the patterns of marijuana and tobacco use and their associations with suboptimal self-rated health (SRH) among US adults who reported "ever, even once, using marijuana or hashish." Data came from the 2009-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, restricting to respondents aged 20 years and older who reported using marijuana at least once in their lifetime (n = 3,210). We assessed the age-adjusted prevalence of mutually exclusive groups of regular (at least once a month for more than one year) and non-regular marijuana smoking by current (serum cotinine ≥ 3...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377852/impact-of-schoolchildren-s-involvement-in-the-design-process-on-the-effectiveness-of-healthy-food-promotion-materials
#20
Christopher R Gustafson, Bryce M Abbey, Kate A Heelan
Marketing techniques may improve children's vegetable consumption. However, student participation in the design of marketing materials may increase the material's salience, while also improving children's commitment and attitudes towards healthy eating. The impact of student-led design of vegetable promotional materials on choice and consumption was investigated using 1614 observations of students' vegetable choice and plate waste in four public elementary schools in Kearney, Nebraska. Data were collected on children's vegetable choice and consumption in four comparison groups: 1) control; 2) students designed materials only; 3) students were exposed to promotional materials only; and 4) students designed materials that were then posted in the lunchroom...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
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