Read by QxMD icon Read
search diet

T K Masupe, K Ndayi, L Tsolekile, P Delobelle, T Puoane
The colliding epidemics of non-communicable diseases including diabetes with chronic infectious diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa requires contextualized innovative disease management strategies. This qualitative study conducted in a peri-urban township near Cape Town, South Africa aimed to identify and gain in-depth understanding of contextual and environmental issues pertinent to the patient that could influence Type 2-diabetes mellitus (T2DM) care and self-management. Participants included purposively sampled diabetics or pre-diabetics from the community, PURE study database, facility health club and health care providers...
February 1, 2018: Health Education Research
Meghan M Gillen, Charlotte H Markey
Tanning is often prompted by appearance concerns, yet little is known about associations between tanning and other appearance-altering behaviors. In the current study, we examined potential correlates of indoor and outdoor tanning that, like tanning, may enhance appearance but present health risks. College students (N = 284; Mage = 20.14, SD = 3.39) completed a survey. The main outcome measures were indoor tanning and outdoor sunbathing. Participants also answered questions pertaining to piercings and tattoos, healthy and unhealthy dieting behaviors, cigarette smoking, and interest in cosmetic surgery and enhancements...
May 24, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
Shabnam Omidvar, Fatemeh Nasiri Amiri, Fatemeh Bakouei, Khyrunnisa Begum
BACKGROUND: Females are more likely than males to perceive themselves as too heavy, this has been explained in terms of the equation of "female beauty with extreme thinness." Therefore, females are in general prone to develop unhealthy behaviors for weight management. Wrong weight control behaviors have significant health consequences. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the body weight concerns, body satisfaction, and weight control behaviors among young females and their association with age and socioeconomic status (SES)...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Marla B Hall, Tiffany M Eden, Jukelia J Bess, Hope Landrine, Irma Corral, Jeffrey J Guidry, Jimmy T Efird
African American barbershops and beauty salons are settings that have been identified as a significant and culturally relevant venue to reach minority populations for health promotion activities. By being located in almost every town in the USA, this setting is a viable means to promote healthy lifestyles among African Americans. The purpose of this formative research project was to assess African American barbershop and beauty salon owners' perceptions of providing health promotion programming in their shops, as well as to obtain information on health topics of interest and strategies for implementation...
June 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Zeina Abou-Rizk, Geneviève Rail
Our interest stems from the dramatic increase in the number of obesity studies, which expose Canadian women to a huge amount of information that links health to weight. Using feminist poststructuralist and postcolonial lenses, this paper investigates young Lebanese-Canadian women's constructions of the body and "health" practices within the context of the dominant obesity discourse. Participant-centered conversations were held with 20 young Christian Lebanese-Canadian women. A thematic analysis was first conducted and was followed by a poststructuralist discourse analysis to further our understanding of how the participants construct themselves as subjects within various discourses surrounding health, obesity, and the body...
February 2014: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Ameena T Ahmed, Caryn E Oshiro, Sheila Loharuka, Rachel Novotny
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity prevention is a national priority. School-based gardening has been proposed as an innovative obesity prevention intervention. Little is known about the perceptions of educators about school-based gardening for child health. As the success of a school-based intervention depends on the support of educators, we investigated perceptions of educators about the benefits of gardening programs to child health. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews of 9 middle school educators at a school with a garden program in rural Hawai'i were conducted...
July 2011: Hawaii Medical Journal
Ivanka Prichard, Marika Tiggemann
This study investigated the prevalence of appearance and weight-related concerns in 879 Australian brides-to-be recruited from five bridal websites. Close to 75 per cent of the sample intended to exercise more and follow a 'healthy eating plan', while over 35 per cent planned to cut fat or carbohydrates out of their diets. On average, participants wished to lose over 8 kg (18 lbs) by their wedding day, and one-third had been told to lose weight by someone else for the wedding. These findings demonstrate the salience of appearance concerns among brides-to-be and highlight the need to promote a healthier bridal body ideal...
October 2009: Journal of Health Psychology
Amy B Jordan, Emily K Kramer-Golinkoff, Victor C Strasburger
In this article we examine media use and its relationship to adolescent overweight/obesity and adolescent eating disorders. We consider the potential mechanisms through which exposure to media during adolescence (both amount of time and choice of content) might exacerbate unhealthy eating and physical activity patterns. We consider strategies that health care providers can use to identify problematic media use and suggestions they might offer to adolescents and their parents for ways to make media a more positive agent in young people's healthy development...
December 2008: Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Danilo di Diodoro
In recent decades a new ideal of beauty has evolved characterised by slim women and muscular men; obesity, which in past centuries was considered healthy and attractive, is now "out of fashion". The news media devote ample space, especially during spring and summer, to diet and fitness programs, and many diets and devices, without any scientific evidence, are presented as miracle cures. The business of diets and "natural" products generates intensive campaigns developed to promote foods, nutritional programs, and specific tools for losing weight as rapidly and effortlessly as possible...
March 2005: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1963: Ceylon Medical Journal
M G Ferriani, S Dechen, T S Dias, M A Iossi
This work aims at learning about the perception of health of overweight adolescents participating in the Multidisciplinary Program of Assistance to Overweight Adolescents developed in the Campus of Ribeirão Preto (University of São Paulo). The qualitative approach based on Minayo (1994) was adopted. Data were collected from sentences and compositions done by 17 adolescents, who were participating in the program. The theme of the compositions and sentences were: "What being healthy means?". Data analysis and interpretation was done based on the thematic analysis technique proposed by Bardin (1976)...
October 2000: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
L A Linnan, A E Kim, Y Wasilewski, A M Lee, J Yang, F Solomon
BACKGROUND: Beauty salons are located in all communities and represent a promising channel for delivering health promotion programs. No previous salon-based health promotion program has assessed the needs, interests, and preferences of licensed cosmetologists about sharing health information with their clients. METHODS: Licensed cosmetologists in one town completed a mailed survey assessing (1) health topics typically discussed with clients, (2) interest in delivering messages about beauty and health, and (3) preferred methods for learning about and sharing health information with their clients...
December 2001: Preventive Medicine
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"