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Showing PubMed Articles 1–25 of 279 from American journal of health promotion : AJHP

An interview with Donald B. Ardell.

Health promotion contrarians: Luther Terry, Halbert L. Dunn, Robert F. Allen, and Edward M. Kennedy.

Commentary: opposing views and civil discourse.

References from game changers and contrarians.

Workforce Characteristics and Attitudes Regarding Participation in Worksite Wellness Programs.

Purpose . To estimate workforce participation characteristics and employees' attitudes regarding participation in workplace wellness programs. Design . Data from a statewide stratified random sample were used to compare small (

Engaging Minority Youth in Diabetes Prevention Efforts Through a Participatory, Spoken-Word Social Marketing Campaign.

Purpose . To examine the reach, efficacy, and adoption of The Bigger Picture, a type 2 diabetes (T2DM) social marketing campaign that uses spoken-word public service announcements (PSAs) to teach youth about socioenvironmental conditions influencing T2DM risk. Design . A nonexperimental pilot dissemination evaluation through high school assemblies and a Web-based platform were used. Setting . The study took place in San Francisco Bay Area high schools during 2013. Subjects . In the study, 885 students were ...

An Integrated Approach to Addressing Chronic Disease Risk Factors in Financially Disadvantaged Women in South Carolina.

Purpose . We combined data from the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection (NBCCEDP) and Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) programs in South Carolina to assess whether cancer screening outcomes in NBCCEDP impacted participation in WISEWOMAN lifestyle interventions, and whether the status of WISEWOMAN baseline risk factors (obesity, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and smoking) determined subsequent completion of lifestyle interventions...

Light-Intensity Physical Activity and All-Cause Mortality.

Purpose . Research demonstrates that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is associated with a reduced risk of all-cause mortality. Few studies have examined the effects of light-intensity physical activity on mortality. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the association between objectively measured light-intensity physical activity and all-cause mortality risk. Design . Longitudinal. Setting . National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2006 with follow-up through Decemb...

Reliability and Validity of the Commitment to Physical Activity Scale for Adolescents.

Purpose . To examine psychometric properties of a Commitment to Physical Activity Scale for Adolescents (CPASA). Design . Two test-retest studies and a prospective study, approved by a university institutional review board, were conducted in midwestern U.S. urban areas. Setting . The first test-retest study occurred in four community centers, the second test-retest study took place in a community school, and the prospective study occurred in eight middle schools. Subjects . To measure commitment at baseline...

Health Behaviors and Medication Adherence in Elderly Patients.

Purpose . To explore the relationships of selected health behaviors to medication adherence. Design . A retrospective cohort study. Setting . Data from Korean national health insurance claims between January 2010 and June 2011. Subjects . Patients aged 65 years and older with hypertension (N = 662,170), hyperlipidemia (N = 244,702), or diabetes (N = 179,285). Measures . Medication adherence as a medication possession ratio from January to June 2011 as a dependent variable. The waist circumference (cm) and t...

Determining Barriers and Facilitators Associated With Willingness to Use a Personal Health Information Management System to Support Worksite Wellness Programs.

Purpose . To determine the barriers and facilitators associated with willingness to use personal health information management (PHIM) systems to support an existing worksite wellness program (WWP). Design . The study design involved a Web-based survey. Setting . The study setting was a regional hospital. Subjects . Hospital employees comprised the study subjects. Measures . Willingness, barriers, and facilitators associated with PHIM were measured. Analysis . Bivariate logit models were used to model two bi...

Toward Effective Water Pipe Tobacco Control Policy in the United States: Synthesis of Federal, State, and Local Policy Texts.

Purpose . Water pipe tobacco smoking (WTS) is growing in popularity among U.S. young adults and is associated with health risks similar to those of cigarette smoking. The purpose of this study is to examine existing tobacco control policies (TCPs) in order to investigate how they engage WTS. Approach . A systematic synthesis of content and legal interactions among federal, state, and local TCP documents. Setting . Pennsylvania, which represents a politically and demographically diverse microcosm of the Unit...

Text to Quit China: An mHealth Smoking Cessation Trial.

Purpose . To assess the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of a text message-based smoking cessation intervention in China. Design . Study design was a randomized control trial with a 6-month follow-up assessment of smoking status. Setting . Zhejiang, Heilongjiang, and Shaanxi provinces in China provided the study setting. Subjects . A total of 8000 adult smokers in China who used Nokia Life Tools and participated in phase 2 (smoking education via text message) of the study were included. Intervention...

Integrated Approaches to Occupational Health and Safety: A Systematic Review.

Objective . The study objective was to conduct a systematic review of the effectiveness of integrated workplace interventions that combine health promotion with occupational health and safety. Data Source . Electronic databases (n = 8), including PsychInfo and MEDLINE, were systematically searched. Study Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria . Studies included were those that reported on workplace interventions that met the consensus definition of an "integrated approach," published in English, in the scientific...

Combined Associations of Muscle-Strengthening Activities and Accelerometer-Assessed Physical Activity on Multimorbidity: Findings From NHANES.

Purpose . Physical activity (PA) has previously been demonstrated to be inversely related with multimorbidity (having more than one chronic disease); however, it is unknown whether dual participation in both PA and muscle-strengthening activities (MSA) may further reduce the odds of being multimorbid. Therefore, the purpose of our study was to determine the association between multimorbidity and individuals meeting recommended guidelines for both PA and MSA. Design . Nonexperimental. Setting . The 2003-2006...

Promoting Policy and Environmental Change in Faith-Based Organizations: Description and Findings From a Mini-Grants Program.

Purpose . The Emory Prevention Research Center's Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network mini-grant program funded faith-based organizations to implement policy and environmental change to promote healthy eating and physical activity in rural South Georgia. This study describes the existing health promotion environment and its relationship to church member behavior. Design . Cross-sectional. Setting . Data were obtained from parishioners of six churches in predominantly rural South Georgia. Subjects ...

An Overview of State Policies Supporting Worksite Health Promotion Programs.

Purpose . Worksite health promotion (WHP) programs can reduce the occurrence of cardiovascular disease risk factors. State law can encourage employers and employer-provided insurance companies to offer comprehensive WHP programs. This research examines state law authorizing WHP programs. Design . Quantitative content analysis. Setting . Worksites or workplaces. Subjects . United States (and the District of Columbia). Intervention . State law in effect in 2013 authorizing WHP programs. Measures . Frequency a...

Applying the Salutogenic Framework to Nutrition Research and Practice.

Synopsis Much research has identified a sea of factors related to unhealthy diets to make sense of why people struggle to eat healthy diets. However, little is known of factors that empower healthy eating. Antonovsky's salutogenesis provides an innovative framework to study these factors and identify resources and mechanisms underlying healthy eating practices. We give recommendations for future research and provide examples of how salutogenesis has inspired our own research to gain new insights into the or...

Why We Need More Than Just Randomized Controlled Trials to Establish the Effectiveness of Online Social Networks for Health Behavior Change.

Synopsis Despite their popularity and potential to promote health in large populations, the effectiveness of online social networks (e.g., Facebook) to improve health behaviors has been somewhat disappointing. Most of the research examining the effectiveness of such interventions has used randomized controlled trials (RCTs). It is asserted that the modest outcomes may be due to characteristics specific to both online social networks and RCTs. The highly controlled nature of RCTs stifles the dynamic nature o...

Stages of Change and Patient Activation Measure Scores in the Context of Incentive-Based Health Interventions.

Purpose . To determine if two widely used behavioral change measures-Stages of Change (SoC) and Patient Activation Measure (PAM)-correlate with each other, are affected by financial incentives, or predict positive outcomes in the context of incentive-based health interventions. Design . Secondary analysis of two randomized controlled trials of incentives for weight loss and for improved diabetes self-monitoring. Setting . Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Newark, New Jersey. Subjects . A total of 132 obese and 75...

In Brief.

Editor's Desk: The Contrarians Issue.

The Art of Health Promotion.

Evaluating Your Health Promotion Program for the Return on Allocated Resources (ROAR) Factor.

Development and Pilot Test of the Workplace Readiness Questionnaire, a Theory-Based Instrument to Measure Small Workplaces' Readiness to Implement Wellness Programs.

Purpose . To develop a theory-based questionnaire to assess readiness for change in small workplaces adopting wellness programs. Design . In developing our scale, we first tested items via "think-aloud" interviews. We tested the revised items in a cross-sectional quantitative telephone survey. Setting . The study setting comprised small workplaces (20-250 employees) in low-wage industries. Subjects . Decision-makers representing small workplaces in King County, Washington (think-aloud interviews, n = 9), an...


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