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Research evidence suggests that engaging with nature can promote health by reducing stress, improving cognition, fostering social connectivity, and supporting healthy behaviours such as physical activity, healthy eating, and pro-environmental practices. Yet there are empirical data gaps about...
Everyday Wild: How do preserved natural areas in the City of Edmonton contribute to adult perceptions of health and well-being?Download
This study used participant photography and semi-structured interviews with 33 participants to explore the perceived health and well-being effects of natural area parks in the City of Edmonton, Alberta. Findings include that the proximity of the natural areas to residences was essential as it...
OBJECTIVE: Interventions that address the built environment present an opportunity to affect behaviours such as physical activity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a community walking map developed for eight neighbourhoods in the City of Edmonton (COE). METHOD: A walking map developed...
BACKGROUND: Health promotion and disease prevention have been increasingly recognized as activities that may be within the scope of emergency medicine. The purpose of this feasibility study was to identify health risks and offer immediate interventions to adult patients who have drug and/or...
Health Status, Health Promoting Behaviors, and Facilitators and Barriers to Health Promoting Behaviors of Urban versus Rural Primary Caregivers of Children with DisabilitiesDownload
Background: Primary caregivers of children with disabilities are at risk for poor health; rural caregivers may be especially at risk. Engagement in health promoting behaviors can improve the health of these caregivers but few studies have described these behaviors or outlined the facilitators and...
Health promotion and quality of life among mothers of preadolescents in Chile: A focused ethnographyDownload
The aim of this ethnographic trial was to identify cultural patterns present in mothers’ actions when protecting their children from environmental risks like drugs and violence. Data collection consisted in a tape-recorded structured interview with 10 mothers of 9 to 13-year-old preadolescents,...
Focused ethnography was used to identify beliefs, values and practices of Health Promotion and Quality of Life among mothers of preadolescents in Argentina. This study described how they influence their preadolescents’ choices and protect them from risk behaviors. Data were collected from a...
Health promotion and quality of life among mothers of preadolescents: A focused ethnography study in Timbo/SC-BrazilDownload
This is a focused ethnography study of 10 preadolescents’ mothers who participate in OASE (Help Group of Evangelic Women) in Timbó, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The purpose of the study was to describe variances in patterns of health promotion, quality of life and preadolescents’ risk behavior from...
Canadian school jurisdictions have adopted health promotion policies and guidelines as part of a broader comprehensive strategy to address childhood obesity, but there is limited research that has investigated how these “naturally occurring” population level interventions have influenced changes...