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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779266/associations-of-mental-health-with-cardiovascular-risk-phenotypes-and-adiposity-in-adolescence-a-cross-sectional-community-based-study
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Kate Lycett, Clare McNamara, Fiona K Mensah, David Burgner, Jessica A Kerr, Josh Muller, Melissa Wake
AIM: Cardiovascular disease and mental illness commonly co-occur in later life, but it is unknown how early these associations arise. We aimed to determine the extent to which: (i) childhood mental health is associated with functional and structural cardiovascular risk phenotypes and adiposity in late childhood/adolescence, and (ii) associations between mental health and cardiovascular phenotypes may be explained by differential body mass index. METHODS: This cross-sectional study drew on three longitudinal community-based cohort studies (two enriched for overweight/obesity) in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia, with harmonized follow-up in 2014...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779075/gardening-for-health-patterns-of-gardening-and-fruit-and-vegetable-consumption-among-the-navajo
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India J Ornelas, Katie Osterbauer, Lisa Woo, Sonia K Bishop, Desiree Deschenie, Shirley A A Beresford, Kevin Lombard
American Indians, including Navajo, are disproportionately affected by obesity and diabetes, in part due to diet-related health behaviors. The purpose of this study was to assess the patterns of gardening and fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption among residents in two communities on the Navajo Nation in order to inform a community gardening intervention. We analyzed survey data collected from participants in the Yéego Gardening study conducted in two communities in the Navajo Nation (N = 169). We found that 51% of the sample gardened, and on average participants gardened 8...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774616/psychological-effects-of-belonging-to-a-facebook-weight-management-group-in-overweight-and-obese-adults-results-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Monica Jane, Jonathan Foster, Martin Hagger, Suleen Ho, Robert Kane, Sebely Pal
This study was conducted to test whether the weight outcomes in an online social networking group were mediated by changes to psychological outcome measures in overweight and obese individuals, following a weight management programme delivered via Facebook. The data analysed in this study were collected during a three-armed, randomised, controlled clinical weight management trial conducted with overweight and obese adults over 24 weeks. Two intervention groups were given the same weight management programme: one within a Facebook group, along with peer support from other group members (the Facebook Group); the other group received the same programme in a pamphlet (the Pamphlet Group)...
May 18, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769174/a-self-directed-mobile-intervention-waznapp-to-promote-weight-control-among-employees-at-a-lebanese-university-protocol-for-a-feasibility-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marco Bardus, Ghassan Hamadeh, Bouchra Hayek, Rawan Al Kherfan
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity have become major health problems globally with more than 1.9 billion overweight adults. In Lebanon, the prevalence of obesity and overweight is 65.4% combined. Risk factors of obesity and overweight are preventable and can be addressed by modifications in the environment and in an individual's lifestyle. Mobile technologies are increasingly used in behavioral, self-directed weight management interventions, providing users with additional opportunities to attain weight control (weight loss, weight gain prevention, etc)...
May 16, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768583/self-reported-weight-and-height-are-valid-measures-to-determine-weight-status-results-from-the-brazilian-national-health-survey-pns-2013
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Naiara Ferraz Moreira, Verônica Gronau Luz, Caroline Camila Moreira, Rosângela Alves Pereira, Rosely Sichieri, Márcia Gonçalves Ferreira, Ana Paula Muraro, Paulo Rogério Melo Rodrigues
Self-reported measures have been used to obtain weight and height information in some epidemiological surveys. The validation of such information is necessary to guarantee data quality. This study assessed the validity of self-reported weight and height to determine weight status. Data were obtained in the Brazilian National Health Survey, a Brazilian household-based nationwide survey carried out in 2013. In this survey, 40,366 individuals (aged ≥ 18 years) provided self-reported and measured information about weight and height...
May 10, 2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759957/a-mobile-health-intervention-to-reduce-pain-and-improve-health-morph-in-older-adults-with-obesity-protocol-for-the-morph-trial
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Jason Fanning, Amber K Brooks, Edward Ip, Barbara J Nicklas, W Jack Rejeski
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is a complex, age-related health issue that affects both physical functioning and quality of life. Because the impact of chronic pain is worsened by obesity and inactivity, nonpharmacological interventions that promote movement, reduce sitting, and aid in weight loss are needed to help manage pain symptoms among older adults with chronic pain. OBJECTIVE: The Mobile Intervention to Reduce Pain and Improve Health (MORPH) pilot trial aims to develop and test the feasibility and acceptability of a novel, patient-centered intervention to reduce chronic pain and improve physical functioning in older adults, leveraging the combination of telecoaching and individually adaptive mHealth tools to decrease both body mass and sedentary behavior...
May 14, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755046/the-church-bridge-project-an-academic-community-perspective-of-a-church-based-weight-management-pilot-intervention-among-young-adult-african-americans
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Jennifer L Lemacks, Robert E James, Laurie Abbott, Hwanseok Choi, Ashley Parker, Ashley Bryant, Penny A Ralston, Annither Gilner Rigsby, Patricia Gilner
BACKGROUND: Churches are effective community partners and settings to address weight management among African Americans. There is limited information on the use of churches to reach young adult populations and church collaborations with primary care clinics. OBJECTIVES: The Church Bridge Project represents a community-academic partnership that presents the recruitment process of a church-based weight management intervention and describes baseline data of participants recruited from churches and primary care providers...
2018: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754863/relationships-of-anxiety-and-depression-with-cardiovascular-health-in-youth-with-normal-weight-to-severe-obesity
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Amy C Gross, Alexander M Kaizer, Justin R Ryder, Claudia K Fox, Kyle D Rudser, Donald R Dengel, Aaron S Kelly
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationships of depression and anxiety symptoms with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and measures of vascular health in youth. Major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder are considered CVD risk factors in youth. STUDY DESIGN: Participants (n = 202) were 8- to 18-year-olds from a cross-sectional study evaluating cardiovascular health across a wide range of body mass index values (normal weight to severe obesity). CVD risk measurement included blood pressure, fasting lipids, glucose, insulin, carotid artery intima-media thickness, compliance and distensibility, brachial artery flow-mediated dilation, carotid-radial artery pulse wave velocity, body fat percentage, and a metabolic syndrome cluster score...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746536/sociodemographic-factors-associated-with-reported-attempts-at-weight-loss-and-specific-dietary-regimens-in-sweden-the-swediet-2017-study
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Linnea Bärebring, Anna Winkvist, Hanna Augustin
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of active weight loss attempts in Sweden, and to study the extent to which overweight individuals may or may not correctly identify themselves as overweight. Additional aims were to determine the sociodemographic factors associated with following a specific dietary regimen and with attempts at losing weight. A postal questionnaire was sent to 2000 randomly selected men and women living in Sweden. The inclusion criteria was an age of 20-65 years. In total, the response rate was 28% and the completed questionnaires from 555 participants were analyzed in this study...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735909/influence-of-gender-on-associations-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-symptoms-with-chronic-conditions-and-quality-of-life
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Sarah Appleton, Tiffany Gill, Anne Taylor, Douglas McEvoy, Zumin Shi, Catherine Hill, Amy Reynolds, Robert Adams
Women are less likely than men to be diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We examined contemporary gender differences in symptoms, health status, and quality of life associated with diagnosed OSA and OSA symptoms in a population-based sample. A 2015 postal/on-line questionnaire of 2889 active participants of The North West Adelaide Health Study (response rate = 54%, male n = 704; female n = 856; age 30⁻100 years) assessed previously diagnosed OSA, OSA symptoms, insomnia, doctor-diagnosed medical conditions, and the SF-36...
May 7, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733775/what-determines-low-satisfaction-with-life-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Sherri L LaVela, Bella Etingen, Scott Miskevics, Allen W Heinemann
OBJECTIVE: To examine variables associated with satisfaction with life (SWL) in individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: Cross-sectional, national survey to assess SWL, demographic and injury characteristics, health care utilization, chronic conditions (obesity, diabetes, heart problems, lung problems, hypertension, high cholesterol), symptoms (poor sleep, pain, depression), social support, grief/loss, and independence. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling Veterans with SCI...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731318/longitudinal-associations-between-anhedonia-and-body-mass-index-trajectory-groups-among-adolescents
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Junhan Cho, Nicholas I Goldenson, Mollie S Pester, Rubin Khoddam, Mariel S Bello, Genevieve F Dunton, Britni R Belcher, Adam M Leventhal
PURPOSE: Although evidence suggests that anhedonia-a reduced ability to experience pleasure in response to rewarding stimuli-may predict weight gain during adolescence, it remains unclear whether changes in anhedonia during adolescence are associated with changes in body mass index (BMI). This study examines longitudinal associations between changes in anhedonia and developmental trajectories of BMI during adolescence. METHODS: Self-report measures of anhedonia and BMI were collected at five semiannual assessments among students from 10 high schools in Los Angeles, CA, area (N = 3,396) followed up from the 9th grade to the 11th grade...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724670/a-multisite-2-year-follow-up-of-psychopathology-prevalence-predictors-and-correlates-among-adolescents-who-did-or-did-not-undergo-weight-loss-surgery
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Sanita L Hunsaker, Beth H Garland, Dana Rofey, Jennifer Reiter-Purtill, James Mitchell, Anita Courcoulas, Todd M Jenkins, Meg H Zeller
PURPOSE: We aimed to characterize prevalence, change, predictors, and correlates of psychopathology and associations with weight loss in adolescents with severe obesity 24 months after weight loss surgery (WLS) utilizing a controlled multisite sample design. METHODS: Adolescents undergoing WLS (n = 139) and nonsurgical comparisons with severe obesity (NSComp; n = 83) completed validated questionnaires assessing psychopathology and potential predictors and correlates at presurgery/baseline and 24 months postoperatively/follow-up...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723172/health-care-provider-counseling-for-weight-loss-among-adults-with-arthritis-and-overweight-or-obesity-united-states-2002-2014
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Dana Guglielmo, Jennifer M Hootman, Louise B Murphy, Michael A Boring, Kristina A Theis, Brook Belay, Kamil E Barbour, Miriam G Cisternas, Charles G Helmick
In the United States, 54.4 million adults report having doctor-diagnosed arthritis (1). Among adults with arthritis, 32.7% and 38.1% also have overweight and obesity, respectively (1), with obesity being more prevalent among persons with arthritis than among those who do not have arthritis (2). Furthermore, severe joint pain among adults with arthritis in 2014 was reported by 23.5% of adults with overweight and 31.7% of adults with obesity (3). The American College of Rheumatology recommends weight loss for adults with hip or knee osteoarthritis and overweight or obesity,* which can improve function and mobility while reducing pain and disability (4,5)...
May 4, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720541/risk-of-type-2-diabetes-among-lesbian-bisexual-and-heterosexual-women-findings-from-the-nurses-health-study-ii
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Heather L Corliss, Nicole A VanKim, Hee-Jin Jun, S Bryn Austin, Biling Hong, Molin Wang, Frank B Hu
OBJECTIVE: Lesbian and bisexual (LB) women are more likely than heterosexual women to exhibit risk factors for type 2 diabetes, but studies estimating the burden of type 2 diabetes among LB women are uncommon and limited to cross-sectional designs. This study investigated incidence of type 2 diabetes in LB women and heterosexual women in a large, longitudinal U.S. cohort. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Women participating in the Nurses' Health Study II ages 24-44 years in 1989 were prospectively followed through 2013...
May 2, 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718951/the-complementary-health-approaches-for-pain-survey-chaps-validity-testing-and-characteristics-of-a-rural-population-with-pain
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Termeh Feinberg, Dina L Jones, Christa Lilly, Amna Umer, Kim Innes
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about patterns and correlates of Complementary Health Approaches (CHAs) in chronic pain populations, particularly in rural, underserved communities. This article details the development and implementation of a new survey instrument designed to address this gap, the Complementary Health Approaches for Pain Survey (CHAPS). DESIGN: Following pilot-testing using pre-specified criteria to assess quality and comprehension in our target population, and after feedback regarding face-validity from content experts and stakeholders, the final cross-sectional self-report survey required 10-12 minutes to complete...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716573/health-related-quality-of-life-in-paediatric-arterial-hypertension-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tadej Petek, Tjaša Hertiš, Nataša Marčun Varda
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of paediatric hypertension is increasing worldwide, especially due to the childhood obesity epidemic, and is an important public-health concern. While the Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) was already shown to be impaired in the adult hypertensive population, a scarcity of data still exists on HRQoL in paediatric hypertensive patients. Our purpose was thus to assess the HRQoL of children and adolescents with arterial hypertension, using self- and proxy-reports, and to determine the correlations between child and parent questionnaire scores...
May 1, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710116/baseline-cognition-assessment-among-patients-with-oropharyngeal-cancer-using-promis-and-nih-toolbox
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Parul Sinha, Alex W K Wong, Dorina Kallogjeri, Jay F Piccirillo
Importance: Cognitive dysfunction (CD) is recognized by the American Cancer Society as a treatment effect in head and neck cancer, but the extent of this problem at baseline in oropharyngeal cancer (OPC), the most common subsite in current practice, to our knowledge has never been studied. Objective: To assess the baseline cognition of patients with OPC using National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored instruments of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) and NIH Toolbox Cognitive Battery (NIHTB-CB)...
April 18, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708777/healthcare-encounters-for-pok%C3%A3-mon-go-risks-and-benefits-of-playing
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Erika M Barbero, Diane M Carpenter, Joetta Maier, Daniel S Tseng
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to quantify the health risks and benefits of Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game played on the mobile phone utilizing real-world locations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthcare encounters containing references to Pokémon Go in Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) from July 5, 2016 to November 5, 2016 were reviewed. Subjects were classified according to the nature of the healthcare encounter subsequent to playing Pokémon Go: adverse event/injury, self-reported benefit, or incidental mention...
April 30, 2018: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706117/physical-education-and-leisure-time-physical-activity-in-youth-are-both-important-for-adulthood-activity-physical-performance-and-health
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Elin Ekblom-Bak, Örjan Ekblom, Gunnar Andersson, Peter Wallin, Björn Ekblom
BACKGROUND: The importance of youth physical activity (PA) for adulthood PA, performance, and health was retrospectively evaluated. METHODS: A total of 258,146 participants (49% women), aged 19-70, with a first-time health-profile assessment between 1982 and 2015, provided self-reported data on current perceived health, PA, lifestyle, and physical education class participation, and PA outside school hours before age 20. Data on anthropometrics, blood pressure, and estimated maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max ) were obtained...
April 28, 2018: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
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