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Claudia Meier Magistretti, Soo Downe, Bengt Lindstrøm, Marie Berg, Katharina Tritten Schwarz
There is a lack of systematic evidence concerning health orientation in maternity practice in the current climate of risk avoidance. The midwifery professional project is orientated toward the preservation of normal physiological processes during the maternity episode. This study investigates accounts of midwives who were working in health-orientated birth settings, to examine if and how they frame a health orientation in professional practice. Twenty-seven narrative interviews were conducted with midwives working in pre-, peri-, and postnatal care in different maternity care settings in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
M Lizarbe-Chocarro, F Guillén-Grima, I Aguinaga-Ontoso, N Canga Armayor
BACKGROUND: The sense of coherence (SOC), the central concept of the salutogenesis model described by Aaron Antonovsky, has been employed as a predictor of measures of perceived and objective health. It is strongly and positively related to healthy behaviour and is mainly developed while young and studying. University students are a target youth group for applying measures promoting health according to their SOC level; it is therefore necessary to check the quality of the scale's measurement...
2016: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
Erika Langham, Alex M T Russell, Nerilee Hing, Sally M Gainsbury
Understanding why some people experience problems with gambling whilst others are able to restrict gambling to recreational levels is still largely unexplained. One potential explanation is through salutogenesis, which is a health promotion approach of understanding factors which move people towards health rather than disease. An important aspect of salutogenesis is sense of coherence. Individuals with stronger sense of coherence perceive their environment as comprehensible, manageable and meaningful. The present study examined the relationship of individuals' sense of coherence on their gambling behaviour and experience of gambling related harm...
August 29, 2016: Journal of Gambling Studies
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: Reports an error in "Resilience in Palestinian Adolescents Living in Gaza" by Rozanna J. Aitcheson, Soleman H. Abu-Bader, Mary K. Howell, Deena Khalil and Salman Elbedour (Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Advanced Online Publication, May 30, 2016, np). There were grammatical errors to the Method section of the abstract and the Method subsection Participants. Corrected versions are provided. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2016-26488-001...
January 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
Mary Malone, Karen A Whittaker, Sarah Cowley, Ivanka Ezhova, Jill Maben
OBJECTIVES: This paper draws on a narrative review of the literature, commissioned to support the Health Visitor Implementation Plan, and aimed at identifying messages about the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by health visitors to work within the current system of health care provision. DESIGN: The scoping study and narrative review used three complementary approaches: a broad search, a structured search, and a seminal paper search to identify empirical papers from the health visitor literature for review...
September 2016: Nurse Education Today
Emily Swan, Laura Bouwman, Gerrit Jan Hiddink, Noelle Aarts, Maria Koelen
Antonovsky's salutogenesis is a theoretical perspective on health development that explores physical, mental, and social factors that contribute to a 'healthy life orientation' and also a theoretical approach to behavior change. Previous studies applying salutogenesis show that a high sense of coherence (SOC), a composite measure from salutogenesis indicating one's capacity to cope with stress, is associated with a healthy life orientation and lifestyle behaviors, including healthy eating patterns. However, limited evidence exists on the factors that underlie SOC, which could be used to strengthen this capacity as a means to enable healthier eating...
June 30, 2016: Global Health Promotion
Kyriakoula Merakou, Euthalia Kyklou, Eleni Antoniadou, Georgios Karageorgos, Ermolaos Doufexis, Anastasia Barbouni
Context • A cohort of studies on secular populations has indicated the role that religiosity plays in psychological well-being. An increase in the participation in religious activity has been shown to have a positive correlation with beneficial mental health outcomes. Internationally, few studies exist regarding the sense of coherence (SOC) of monks. SOC is a health asset related to stress management skills. Objective • The study aimed to assess the SOC of monks who lived at Mount Athos, Greece, and to determine its correlation with demographic characteristics...
2016: Advances in Mind-body Medicine
Rozanna J Aitcheson, Soleman H Abu-Bader, Mary K Howell, Deena Khalil, Salman Elbedour
: [Correction Notice: An Erratum for this article was reported in Vol 9(1) of Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy (see record 2016-36102-001). There were grammatical errors to the Method section of the abstract and the Method subsection Participants. Corrected versions are provided.] Objective: The pathogenic impact of ongoing political conflict on children and adolescents has been well-documented in the literature. The present study, by contrast, examined the factors that support adolescent health and utilized a salutogenic model to examine prevalence of depression and anxiety and predictors of resilience in a group of adolescents attending secondary school in Gaza...
January 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
Ingvild Aune, Unn Dahlberg, Gørill Haugan
OBJECTIVE: Salutogenesis focuses on identifying the causes of health rather than the causes of illness, and in this way offers a health promotion framework for maternity services. The application of salutogenesis theory in empirical studies of healthy women in maternity care appears to be rare, and mostly incomplete. The objective of this study is to examine the psychometric properties of the Orientation to Life Questionnaire (OLQ) assessing sense of coherence (SOC) in a population of healthy Norwegian women during the postnatal period...
June 2016: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
Enrique J Vera-Remartínez, Joan J Paredes-Carbonell, Dory Aviñó Juan-Ulpiano, Mercedes Jiménez-Pérez, Rosa Araujo Pérez, José M Agulló-Cantos, Almudena Mora Notario
Estudio realizado desde el enfoque de la salutogénesis que pretende determinar el sentido de coherencia (SOC) en jóvenes presos de la Comunidad Valenciana en España y elaborar un mapa de activos para la salud dirigido a promover la salud en esta población. Se utilizó el test "SOC-13" y un cuestionario de preguntas abiertas elaboradoad hoc, el cual autocompletaron los internos de 18 a 22 años de edad, de los tres centros penitenciarios de la región. Participaron 124 jóvenes varones (ya que no había ninguna mujer) y se recogieron variables sociodemográficas y penitenciarias...
April 7, 2016: Global Health Promotion
Angelina Wilson, Nceba Z Somhlaba
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health is a state of well-being and not just the absence of diseases. With this definition, there has been a surge of mental health research, albeit still predominantly in Western countries, which is reflected in contemporary theories on positive mental health that include 'flourishing mental health', 'salutogenesis', and 'fortigenesis'. However, in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), mental health research is slowly receiving scholarly attention...
March 21, 2016: Global Public Health
Shun Suzuki, Naoki Narushima, Hitoshi Koga, Ichiyo Matsuzaki
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June 7, 2016: Sangyō Eiseigaku Zasshi, Journal of Occupational Health
M C Enke
The idea of improving population health by means of collective action and prevention of diseases in 1973 resulted in the decision of the Bavarian Parliament to establish a "Bavarian Centre for Health Education". According to its statutes, the aim was to promote the cooperation between institutions and organizations working in the field of public health and health education in Bavaria and to make their efforts effective by information, organization and coordination. The work of the 1970s and 80s was largely based on risk factor model, using methods of information and deterrence...
February 2016: Das Gesundheitswesen
Irene García-Moya, Antony Morgan
Twenty years have passed since the publication of the seminal paper 'The salutogenic model as a theory to guide health promotion' (Health Promot Int 1996; 11: :11-18.), in which Antonovsky proposed salutogenesis and its central construct sense of coherence as a way of boosting the theoretical basis for health promotion activities. Since then there has been a notable amount of conceptual and empirical work carried out to further explore its significance. The aim of this paper is to critically assess the current theoretical status of salutogenesis and its utility to advance effective health promotion practice for young people...
February 17, 2016: Health Promotion International
Sally Ferguson, Jenny Browne, Jan Taylor, Deborah Davis
BACKGROUND: in Western countries, caesarean section rates are increasing at an alarming rate. This trend has implications for women׳s health and calls into question the use of pathogenesis to frame maternity services. The theory of salutogenesis offers an alternative as it focuses on health rather than illness. Sense of coherence (SOC), the cornerstone of salutogenesis, is a predictive indicator of health. This study aimed to explore associations between pregnant women׳s SOC, their birthing outcomes and factors associated with SOC changes...
March 2016: Midwifery
Stephen Parkin
This commentary seeks to make a contribution to applied and academic debates concerning recovery from drug dependence. This involves a discussion of various commonalities relating to the places and spaces of substance use/treatment; the identification of various tensions relating to 'structure and agency' in current service provision and the way in which environmentally disparate settings may be synthesised to establish enabling environments of recovery. At the centre of this discussion is Aaron Antonovsky's (1984) model of 'salutogenesis' (and 'salutogenic environments') and how this conceptual framework may be considered and/or applied in the field of recovery from dependent substance use...
July 2016: International Journal on Drug Policy
Lene Povlsen, Ina Borup
In 1953 when the Nordic School of Public Health was founded, the aim of public health programmes was disease prevention more than health promotion. This was not unusual, since at this time health usually was seen as the opposite of disease and illness. However, with the Ottawa Charter of 1986, the World Health Organization made a crucial change to view health not as a goal in itself but as the means to a full life. In this way, health promotion became a first priority and fundamental action for the modern society...
August 2015: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
Bo Eriksson
The Nordic School of Public Health (NHV) was jointly founded in 1953 by the Nordic countries. Until 1979, the school provided ad hoc courses on public health topics, using external teachers drawn mainly from the Nordic countries. At the time, the permanent staff of the school was small. In 1979, it began a Master's degree programme and a few academic positions were established and filled, to support these courses. The programme included four main areas: Epidemiology, Social Medicine, Environmental Health and Health Services Administration...
August 2015: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
Sally Ferguson, Deborah Davis, Jenny Browne, Jan Taylor
BACKGROUND: as concern for increasing rates of caesarean section and interventions in childbirth in Western countries mounts, the utility of the risk approach (inherent in the biomedical model of maternity care) is called into question. The theory of salutogenesis offers an alternative as it focuses on the causes of health rather than the causes of illness. Sense of coherence (SOC), the cornerstone of salutogenic theory, is a predictive indicator of health. We hypothesised that there is a relationship between a woman's SOC and the childbirth choices she makes in pregnancy...
November 2015: Midwifery
Khoon Kiat Tan, Sally Wai-Chi Chan, Wenru Wang, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of a salutogenesis-based self-care program on quality of life, sense of coherence, activation and resilience among older community dwellers. METHODS: This is a feasibility randomized controlled trial. Sixty-four older community-dwellers were recruited from a Singapore senior activity center and randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. The intervention group attended a 12-week Resource Enhancement and Activation Program...
January 2016: Patient Education and Counseling
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