Tag Archives: Health promotion

Women’s Views of Postnatal Care and Evaluation of an Intervention of Postnatal Home Visits in Greece (Published)

A mixed method case control study was conducted to investigate an intervention of postnatal home visits and women’s perceptions and satisfaction of their care postpartum in Greece. In total 24 women participated in the study who delivered in the maternity unit of a public general hospital in Southern Greece. Of the participants 12 mothers had the standard postnatal care and 12 received, in addition, home visits as part of their postnatal care. Postnatal home visits are not usually provided by the National Health Service in Greece. The aim of this study was to examine the respondents’ views and needs in order provide better care for future clients. The women were interviewed 40 days after birth. The main issues that emerged were support from health professionals, support from the husband & family, physical & psychological health of the mother, care of the newborn and financial difficulties. Women were also given a self administered questionnaire to complete after the interview. The women who had home visits rated professional support significantly higher than the control group, t-test p=0.039. Future planning of health services should include the choice for new mothers to receive postnatal home visits.

Keywords: Greece, Health promotion, Home Visits, Postpartum Period

Socio-Demographic Variables Influencing Involvement in Exercise as Health Promotion Practice among Female Police Officers in Imo State, Nigeria (Published)

The study investigated the socio-demographic variables influencing involvement in exercise as health promotion practice among female police officers in Imo State, Nigeria using a cross-sectional survey design. A structured and validated questionnaire with reliability co-efficient of 0.849 was used for data collection. Data were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and one-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The study revealed that female police officers are involved in exercise which is a positive health promotion practice. There is significant difference in the involvement in exercise among female police officers in Imo State with respect to marital status. Age makes significant difference in the involvement in exercise among female police officers in Imo State. There is significant difference in the involvement in exercise among female police officers in Imo State with respect to level of education. Religion makes significant difference in the involvement in exercise among female police officers in Imo State. It was recommended that the female police officers should sustain their exercise pattern. There should be more sensitization workshops, seminars and conferences by Nigeria Police Force for female police officers to encourage them to continue in their exercise behaviour.

Keywords: Exercise, Female Police Officers, Health promotion, Socio-Demographic Variables

Conceptions Relating to Food Education in the Moroccan Textbooks: What Models of Health? (Published)

Food education is a component of health education which plays an important role in the development of citizenship and human resources of a country. Food is present in our daily life and in our curricula. Textbooks are one of the main components in implementing a curriculum and an important step in the didactic transposition. The textbooks editors’s beliefs and values have a direct influence on this transposition. In this framework, we are interested to identify the food education conceptions used in Moroccan school textbooks. Methods: The corpus of this study was composed of 7 text-books. We chose as a tool of investigation a grid elaborated in a common work with all the research teams in the European project Biohead-Citezen. Results: The Health Promotion conception is adopted in the images and the texts in the primary and middle school. Food education is absent in the high school. It is illustrated, mostly by its “Health” conception and rarely by the “Environmental” conception. But we also find the Biomedical Model approach that is represented especially by “Pathology” conception. Discussion: Our results match with those found in the studies interested in health education carried out in the framework of European project Biohead –Citizen. An effective Food Education could produce changes in knowledge, attitudes and beliefs, it’s could facilitate the acquisition of skills, and produce changes in behavior or lifestyles. Is it really contributed to these changes? It remains to verify the changes in students.

Keywords: Biomedical approach., Conception, Didactic transposition, Food Education, Health promotion

The Influence of Health Promotion on Behaviorin Preventive and Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosison Prisoner Grade I of Medan City (Published)

Introduction Pulmonary tuberculosis is recognized a directly infectious disease resulted by Tuberculosis bacterial (Mycobacterium tuberculosa). The prison Administration of Medan pointed out that for 3 years period (2009-2011) got rising cases in Pulmonary of those prisoners. One of efforts to press down is by prevention and overcome it on the prisoner is with a health promotion. Materials & Methodes: The objective of this study is to know the affect of health promotion over the effort in prevention and the treatment of Pulmonary TB on prisoners in Medan. On the preventive group, total sample of each group of intervention and control noted 158 people. On the treatment group, total sample of each group of intervention and control noted 58 people. In taking the sample is by simple random sampling. The variable to measure such as knowledge, attitude and action. The data was obtained by questionnaires that has been distributed before and after a health promotion held, then data was analyzed using t-dependent test. Result : The result of study on preventive group indicated an increasing score of knowledge found (p = 0.004), behave (p < 0.001), and action (p = <0.001) on the Pulmonary TB prevention on intervention group compared to a control group (p = > 0.05). On the treatment group also increasing score average of knowledge found (p = 0.017), attitude (p = < 0.001), and action (p = 0.025) on treatment of Pulmonary TB on intervention group compared to a control group (p = > 0.05). Conclusions:  It is found an influence of health promotion upon one’s attitudes (knowledge, behave, and action) for preventive and treatment Pulmonary TB on prisons available in Medan. 

Keywords: Behavior, Health promotion, Pulmonary TB

The Influence of Health Promotion on Behavior in Preventive and Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis on Prisoner Grade I of Medan City (Published)

Introduction Pulmonary tuberculosis is recognized a directly infectious disease resulted by Tuberculosis bacterial  (Mycobacterium tuberculosa). The prison Administration of Medan pointed out that for 3 years period (2009-2011) got rising cases in Pulmonary  of those prisoners. One of efforts to press down is by prevention and overcome it on the prisoner is with a health promotion. Materials & Methodes :The objective of this study is to know the affect of health promotion over the  effort in prevention and the treatment of Pulmonary TB on prisoners in Medan. On the preventive group, total sample of each group of intervention and control noted 158 people. On the treatment group, total sample of each  group of intervention and control noted 58 people. In taking the sample is by simple random sampling. The variable to measure such as knowledge, attitude and action. The data was obtained by questionnaires that has been distributed before and after a health promotion held, then data was analyzed using t-dependent test. Result : The result of study on preventive group indicated an increasing score of knowledge found (p = 0.004), behave (p < 0.001), and action (p = <0.001) on the Pulmonary TB prevention on intervention group compared to a control group (p = > 0.05). On the treatment group also increasing score average of knowledge found (p = 0.017), attitude (p = < 0.001), and action (p = 0.025) on treatment of Pulmonary TB on intervention group compared to a control group (p = > 0.05). Conclusions:  It is found an influence of health promotion upon one’s attitudes (knowledge, behave, and action) for preventive and treatment Pulmonary TB on prisons available in Medan. 

Keywords: Behavior, Health promotion, Pulmonary TB

Media Coverage of Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria Using Guardian and Punch Newspapers (Published)

Health issues are germane to the survival of the human race. Issues relating to health are considered very important to all strata of persons in the society irrespective of their socio-economic and political status as well as their political affiliations. It is in view of this that countries of the world take health matters particularly those on epidemics seriously because if they are left unattended to they can result in great catastrophic. It is to avoid catastrophic that countries of the world go all length to nip such problems in the bud.       Anchored on the Information, Social Responsibility and Agenda Setting Theories, this paper found  out how much attention was paid by The Guardian and Punch Newspapers on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) especially in helping to enlighten the public of the deadly nature of the virus and the generally acceptable best practices in dealing with the EVD. The paper ascertained the extent to which media coverage helped in not only creating awareness on the epidemic but also how much coverage is been giving to the spread of Ebola. Using the content analysis method, The Guardian and The Punch newspapers were critically analyzed along the lines of their news report; feature stories, articles, opinion, advertorials as well as editorial write up in order to ascertain how well media coverage helped in stemming the tide of Ebola. It was observed that both newspapers paid close attention on the Ebola Virus Disease.

Keywords: EVD, Health Reporting, Health promotion, Media

Health Promotion Initiatives for Reintegrating Employees with Depression Disorder Into the Workplace (Published)

This paper focuses on health promotion initiatives for reintegrating employees with depression disorder into the workplace. The paper see depression disorder as a mood disorder that is usually characterized by sadness, fatigue, loss of interest in most activities, and lack of energy in doing work. It discusses the causes and its impacts on the health of employee. Health promotion in this context is the combined efforts of employers, employees and society to improve the health and wellbeing of people at work. The paper notes that the essence of these health promotion initiatives is to create a workplace that provides workers with a mentally healthy and supportive environment while returning to work. Such initiatives discussed in this paper are supportive work health education, health screening, quality circle, holistic approach, communication, incentive, special and multi-modular methodology initiatives. Thereafter, the paper concludes that health promotion initiatives for reintegrating employees with depression disorder into the workplace is important for the employees, the families, employers and the society in general so that such employee may not be a nuisance to the world in general. It is recommended among other things that health promotion in the workplace should be a top priority of the government and employers since one’s health determines his or her ability to work effectively in any organization.

Keywords: Employee, Health promotion, Workplace, depression disorder