IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5278: Perception and Acceptance of People with Disabilities by Employers and Co-Workers
This article uses representative samples of respondents from two studies—the CATI research (2019) on samples of Polish employers and co-workers, and the CAWI research (2021) on samples of employers from Poland and Finland. The analysis methods used included confirmatory factor analysis, nested models and nonparametric analysis of variance. The research confirmed the resistance of the ADS scale to respondents’ characteristics, and found no differences for nested models constructed for groups based on categorical variables characterizing the respondents. As for acceptance of various types of disability in the wor...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Alicja Grze śkowiak Urszula Za łuska Cyprian Kozyra Dorota Kwiatkowska-Ciotucha Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5279: Somatic Characteristics and Special Motor Fitness of Young Top-Level Polish Table Tennis Players
echowska In the present study, we aimed to identify the impact of chosen anthropometric measurements on the special physical fitness of elite junior table tennis players at different stages of sport training. A total of 87 table tennis players aged 13.4 ± 1.74 years (43.7% girls and 56.3% boys) from two Polish teams were analyzed. The anthropometry measurements included height, sitting height, body weight, arm span, humerus and femur breadths, five skinfold thicknesses, and five girths were assessed. Participants’ somatotypes were also calculated using the Heath–Carter method as well as body mass ind...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Beata Pluta Szymon Galas Magdalena Krzyka ła Marcin Andrzejewski Karolina Podciechowska Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5280: Barriers and Benefits of the Scheduled Telephone Referral Model (DETELPROG): A Qualitative Approach
Salgado Esther María Medrano-Sánchez The recently developed scheduled mobile-telephone referral model (DETELPROG) has achieved especially important results in reducing waiting days for patients, but it has been decided to explore what barriers and positive aspects were detected by both primary care physicians (PCPs) and hospital attending physicians (HAPs) regarding its use. For this, a qualitative descriptive study was carried out through six semi-structured interviews and two focus groups in a sample of eleven PCPs and five HAPs. Interviews were carried out from September 2019 to February 2020. Data w...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Luis Miguel Azogil-L ópez Valle Coronado-V ázquez Juan Jos é Pérez-Lázaro Juan G ómez-Salgado Esther Mar ía Medrano-Sánchez Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5281: Caring for Mothers: A Narrative Review on Interpersonal Violence and Peripartum Mental Health
i Gabriele Sani Interpersonal violence in the perinatal period is frequent and should be considered a prominent health issue due to the risk of escalation of violence and the significant impact on mothers’ parenting after childbirth. Domestic violence during pregnancy can be associated with fatal and non-fatal adverse health outcomes due to the direct trauma to a pregnant woman’s body and to the effect of stress on fetal growth and development. Emotional violence is a risk factor for prenatal and/or postpartum depression. Recent studies focusing on abusive situations during peripartum and possible prevent...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Marianna Mazza Emanuele Caroppo Giuseppe Marano Daniela Chieffo Lorenzo Moccia Delfina Janiri Lucio Rinaldi Luigi Janiri Gabriele Sani Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5282: The Effects of Orthodontic Brackets on the Time and Accuracy of Digital Impression Taking
Conclusions: Following a comparison of the duration and accuracy of the impressions between the three groups, our results suggest that its degree was the highest in the CB group where a monocrystalline bracket was attached. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hyojin Heo Minji Kim Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5284: The Suffering of Advanced Chronic Renal Patients and Their Relationship with Symptoms in Loja, Ecuador
José Rafael González-López Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease (ACKD) supposes a public health problem in Ecuador that requires a comprehensive approach. In view of the scarcity of studies on the subject in this country, the objective of this research was to determine the signs and symptoms associated with the patients’ physical, social and psychological spheres that allow properly developing palliative care. A longitudinal, prospective and observational study was conducted with ACKD patients. In order to assess the symptomatic burden and suffering of these patients, the Edmonton Symptom Asses...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Patricia Bonilla-Sierra Ana Magdalena Vargas-Mart ínez Fatima Leon-Larios Joselin Valeria Arciniega Carri ón Tatiana Cecibel Jim énez Alverca Mar ía de las Mercedes Lomas-Campos Jos é Rafael González-López Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5283: Impacts of Industrial Restructuring and Technological Progress on PM2.5 Pollution: Evidence from Prefecture-Level Cities in China
Xuan PM2.5 pollution has produced adverse effects all over the world, especially in fast-developing China. PM2.5 pollution in China is widespread and serious, which has aroused widespread concern of the government, the public and scholars. This paper evaluates the evolution trend and spatial pattern of PM2.5 pollution in China based on the data of 281 prefecture-level cities in China from 2007 to 2017, and reveals the pollution situation of PM2.5 and its relationship with industrial restructuring and technological progress by using spatial dynamic panel model. The results show that China’s PM2.5 pollution has si...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ning Xu Fan Zhang Xin Xuan Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5286: Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) toward the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in a Saudi Population-Based Survey
Conclusion: Promoting public knowledge about COVID-19 by the Ministry of Health is paramount in defeating this disease. Providing more education and awareness for public to comply with WHO’s recommendation is recommended. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Abdulrahman H. Alqahtani Saleh A. Alqahtani Abdullah S. Alhodaib Ahmed M. Al-Wathinani Amin Daoulah Sameer Alhamid Salah N. Al-Otaibi Mohammed Abufayyah Ahmad M. Wazzan Saif S. Alshahrani Yahya S. Almaleh Abdulmajeed M. Mobrad Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5285: Direct and Inverse Correlates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among School-Age Autistic Boys
ley Young people with autism are often bullied at school, a potential direct correlate of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This may be compounded by their difficulties in social interaction. Alternately, some of these young people may develop ‘coping strategies’ against bullying that may have an inverse association with PTSD. As a vulnerable population for PTSD, a sample of 71 young males with autism were surveyed for their self-reported experiences of being bullied at school, their coping strategies for dealing with this bullying, and their own evaluations of the severity of two of the key diagnostic...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Vicki Bitsika Christopher F. Sharpley Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5287: Cultural Adaptation and Validation of the Quality of Dying in Long-Term Care Scale (QoD-LTC) for Spanish Nursing Homes
Conclusions: The QoD-LTC scale presents an adequate factorial structure, internal consistency, and feasibility to evaluate psychosocial quality of dying in nursing homes. It can be used as a quality indicator. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel Puente-Fern ández Rosel Jimeno-Ucles Emilio Mota-Romero Concepci ón Roldán Katherine Froggatt Rafael Montoya-Ju árez Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5289: Prenatal HIV Test Uptake and Its Associated Factors for Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in East Africa
In conclusion, the pooled prenatal HIV test uptake for PMTCT of HIV was low in East Africa compared to the global target. Scaling up interventions to improve enablers whilst addressing barriers to the use of prenatal HIV test services are essential to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in East African countries. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Feleke Hailemichael Astawesegn Virginia Stulz Kingsley E. Agho Haider Mannan Elizabeth Conroy Felix Akpojene Ogbo Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5288: Updating Standards of Facial Growth in Romanian Children and Adolescents Using the Anthropometric Method –A Pilot Study
IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5288: Updating Standards of Facial Growth in Romanian Children and Adolescents Using the Anthropometric Method–A Pilot Study International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph18105288 Authors: Emilia Ogodescu Malina Popa Magda Luca Andreea Igna Mariana Miron Krisztina Martha Anca Tudor Carmen Todea The anthropometric method is an important tri-dimensional and non-invasive assessment instrument for accurate diagnosis in paedodontics, orthodontics, and other medical fields. Our aim was to propose a technique that is accessible for clinician...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Emilia Ogodescu Malina Popa Magda Luca Andreea Igna Mariana Miron Krisztina Martha Anca Tudor Carmen Todea Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5290: Virtual Reality-Based Cognitive Stimulation on People with Mild to Moderate Dementia due to Alzheimer ’s Disease: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5290: Virtual Reality-Based Cognitive Stimulation on People with Mild to Moderate Dementia due to Alzheimer’s Disease: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph18105290 Authors: Jorge Oliveira Pedro Gamito Teresa Souto Rita Conde Maria Ferreira Tatiana Corotnean Adriano Fernandes Henrique Silva Teresa Neto The use of ecologically oriented approaches with virtual reality (VR) depicting instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) is a promising approach for interventions on acquired brain in...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jorge Oliveira Pedro Gamito Teresa Souto Rita Conde Maria Ferreira Tatiana Corotnean Adriano Fernandes Henrique Silva Teresa Neto Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5291: Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 Response on Population Health in Saudi Arabia: Results from the “Sharik” Health Indicators Surveillance System during 2020
Conclusions: This study shows some evidence of the impact of responses to COVID-19 on the health of the population in Saudi Arabia. Significant reductions in fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity, and significant increases in e-cigarette use, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia may increase the burden of chronic diseases in Saudi Arabia in the near future. Thus, continuous monitoring of the health risk factors within the population, and early interventions, are recommended to prevent future increases in chronic diseases. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nasser F. BinDhim Nora A. Althumiri Mada H. Basyouni Norah AlMousa Mohammed F. AlJuwaysim Alanoud Alhakbani Najat Alrashed Elaf Almahmoud Rawan AlAloula Saleh A. Alqahtani Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5292: Space-Time Dependence of Emotions on Twitter after a Natural Disaster
Oliver Gruebner Natural disasters can have significant consequences for population mental health. Using a digital spatial epidemiologic approach, this study documents emotional changes over space and time in the context of a large-scale disaster. Our aims were to a) explore the spatial distribution of negative emotional expressions of Twitter users before, during, and after Superstorm Sandy in New York City (NYC) in 2012 and b) examine potential correlations between socioeconomic status and infrastructural damage with negative emotional expressions across NYC census tracts over time. A total of 984,311 geo-referenced t...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Sonja I. Garske Suzanne Elayan Martin Sykora Tamar Edry Linus B. Grabenhenrich Sandro Galea Sarah R. Lowe Oliver Gruebner Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5294: Oral Health Status of 12-Year-Old Hani Children in the Yunnan Province of China: A Cross-Sectional Study
Conclusion: Dental caries and gingival bleeding were prevalent among 12-year-old Hani children in the Yunnan province in China. Dental fluorosis was uncommon. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kitty Jieyi Chen Ni Zhou Biao Xu Yuexiao Li Shinan Zhang Chunhung Chu Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5293: Design of Nature Tourism Route in Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
This study proposes the design of alternative multi-parameter tourist routes in the Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve based on spatial network analysis implemented in ArcGIS 10.5® software. Tourist interest points were identified and mapped using spatial analysis software, then two routes for bicycles and hiking were defined as being the most efficient, based on the most frequented tourist attractions. The main contribution of this study is the identification of optimal routes for vehicular, bicycling, and hiking traffic through tourist attractions, considering variables such as the time, distance, average circulation speed,...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Danny Castillo-Vizuete Alex Gavilanes-Montoya Carlos Ch ávez-Velásquez Pa úl Benalcázar-Vergara Carlos Mestanza-Ram ón Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5295: Occupational Noise-Induced Hearing Loss among Migrant Workers in Kuwait
The objective of the study was to assess the prevalence of ONIHL among migrant workers in Kuwait and explore workplace and individual risk factors that are associated with ONIHL. We obtained data of annual physical exams for the year 2018 conducted by the Shuaiba Industrial Medical Center (SIMC) for all industrial workers in the area. We applied univariate and multivariate logistic regression models to estimate the effects of individual and occupational characteristics on ONIHL. A total of 3474 industrial workers visited the SIMC for an annual exam. The vast majority were men (99%) and non-Kuwaitis (98%) with a median age ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mariam Buqammaz Janvier Gasana Barrak Alahmad Mohammed Shebl Dalia Albloushi Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5296: Dating Violence: Idealization of Love and Romantic Myths in Spanish Adolescents
The objective of this study is to explore the false myths of romantic love in adolescents and their related factors. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 16–19-year-old teenagers (n = 180), through questionnaires and by employing the romantic love myths scale, the ambivalent sexism inventory, and the love attitudes scale. Adolescents accepted to a greater degree the love myths associated with idealization than those related to abuse with scale values of Med = 2.72, SD = 0.55, and Med = 1.34, SD = 0.68, respectively. Designed models predict love idealization on the basis of benevolent sexism (β = 0.03; CI 9...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Adelina Mart ín-Salvador Karima Saddiki-Mimoun Mar ía Ángeles Pérez-Morente Mar ía Adelaida Álvarez-Serrano Mar ía Gázquez-López Encarnaci ón Martínez-García Elisabet Fern ández-Gómez Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5298: Measurement Invariance in the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression (CES-D) Scale among English-Speaking Whites and Asians
This study compared the measurement invariances for one-, two-, three-, and four-factor models of the CES-D across English-speaking Whites and Asians: White Americans, White Australians, Indians, Filipinos, and Singaporeans. White Americans and Australians, Indians, Filipinos, and Singaporeans English speakers (782 men and 824 women) whose ages ranged from 20 to 79 years, completed the CES-D. They were recruited from the data pool of the 2013 and 2014 Coping and Health Survey. Confirmatory factor analyses indicated that the original four-factor model showed the best fit, compared to the other models. Mean and covariance st...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tsukasa Kato Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5299: A Longitudinal Study of the Relation between Childhood Activities and Psychosocial Adjustment in Early Adolescence
Conclusions: Parent–child play time is important for healthy psychosocial development. More efforts should be directed to urge parents and caregivers to replace child-alone screen time with parent–child play time. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Rosa S. Wong Keith T. S. Tung Nirmala Rao Frederick K. W. Ho Ko Ling Chan King-Wa Fu Winnie W. Y. Tso Fan Jiang Jason C. S. Yam David Coghill Ian C. K. Wong Patrick Ip Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5297: Digital Quantification of Occlusal Contacts: A Methodological Study
Conclusions: Digital casts can be used for quantification of the total occlusal contact area (in mm2) owing to the high reliability of repeated measurements and the strong validity of the method compared to traditionally employed stone cast measurements. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jacob Sigvardsson Samuel Nilsson Maria Ransj ö Anna Westerlund Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5300: Personalized Type 2 Diabetes Management Using a Mobile Application Integrated with Electronic Medical Records: An Ongoing Randomized Controlled Trial
Seung-Hyun Ko Controlling type 2 diabetes (T2DM) requires a comprehensive approach including patient education, self-monitoring of blood glucose, individualized behavioral strategies, and frequent contact with healthcare professionals (HCPs). We aimed to compare the efficacy of a personalized lifestyle intervention based on a mobile phone application with regular care in participants with T2DM. This is an ongoing randomized controlled open-label parallel-group trial with a target accrual of 282 participants, of which 181 have been enrolled to date. Participants are randomly assigned to one of three groups: (1) regula...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Eun-Young Lee Jae-Seung Yun Seon-Ah Cha Sun-Young Lim Jin-Hee Lee Yu-Bae Ahn Kun-Ho Yoon Seung-Hyun Ko Tags: Study Protocol Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5277: Infant Cognitive Development and Stimulating Parenting Practices in Rural China
This study examines the prevalence of cognitive delay among infants and toddlers in rural China and its relationship with one of the potential sources of the observed delay: low levels of stimulating parenting practices (SPPs). Data were compiled from five distinct studies, resulting in a pooled sample of 4436 caregivers of 6–29-month-old infants. The sampling sites span five provinces in rural China. According to the data, on average, rates of delay are high—51 percent. The low rates of SPPs among our sample demonstrate that this may be one source of the high prevalence of delays. The results of the multivaria...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hannah Johnstone Yi Yang Hao Xue Scott Rozelle Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5261: Women ’s Narratives about COVID-19, Preventive Practices and Sources of Information in Northwestern Tanzania
IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5261: Women’s Narratives about COVID-19, Preventive Practices and Sources of Information in Northwestern Tanzania International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph18105261 Authors: Zaina Mchome Gerry Mshana Esther Peter Diana Aloyce Saidi Kapiga Heidi Stöckl COVID-19 has affected millions of people across the world. We conducted a phone based qualitative study to explore women’s perceptions of COVID-19, knowledge of its symptoms, transmission, and prevention practices in Northwestern Tanzania. We also examined their sources of inf...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zaina Mchome Gerry Mshana Esther Peter Diana Aloyce Saidi Kapiga Heidi St öckl Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5262: Valuation of a Company Producing and Trading Seaweed for Human Consumption: Classical Methods vs. Real Options
The objective of this paper is to analyze different models for the valuation of investment projects in a company in the aquaculture sector in order to conclude whether there is a model that represents a better valuation. Therefore, in this study, four valuation models have been applied, three classical models (net present value, internal rate of return, and payback) and a more recent model, real options (RO) for a company producing and marketing seaweed in Galicia (region located in the northwest of Spain). The results obtained, RO (€5,527,144.04) and net present value (€5,479,659.19), conclude that the RO model ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Raisa P érez-Vas F élix Puime Guillén Joaqu ín Enríquez-Díaz Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5263: Reducing Aggression by Developing Emotional and Inhibitory Control
In conclusion, preventive research should have among its priorities the design of such program given their implications for psychosocial development. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Miriam Romero-L ópez Mar ía Carmen Pichardo Ana Justicia-Arr áez Judit Bembibre-Serrano Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5264: An Experimental Evidence on Public Acceptance of Genetically Modified Food through Advertisement Framing on Health and Environmental Benefits, Objective Knowledge, and Risk Reduction
arías Owing to the emerging challenges on global food security and the decade of controversies over genetically modified food (hereafter GMF), the present study aims to explore the effects of advertisement framing on health and environmental benefits, sources of perceived risk reduction, and domain-specific knowledge on the acceptance of GMF. The study conducted a quasi-experimental factorial 2 (advertisement message framing: health vs. environmental benefits) × 2 (expert endorsement: present vs. absent) between-subject design involving 300 adult participants from Pakistan. Using a multi-group structural e...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Syed Hassan Raza Umer Zaman Paulo Ferreira Pablo Far ías Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5265: Economic Stress at Work: Its Impact over Absenteeism and Innovation
Nicola Mucci Economic stress has been recognized as a major threat to the well-being and performance of workers, especially during times of global economic crisis. An interesting and relatively unexplored research topic concerns the associations between economic stress and employee job outcomes such as innovative behaviors, indispensable for business survival. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between economic stress, absenteeism and innovation. We considered both a direct and a mediation hypothesis and hypothesized that economic stress can have a negative influence on innovation directl...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Martin Sanchez-Gomez Gabriele Giorgi Georgia Libera Finstad Federico Alessio Antonio Ariza-Montes Giulio Arcangeli Nicola Mucci Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5267: The “Healthcare Workers’ Wellbeing (Benessere Operatori)” Project: A Picture of the Mental Health Conditions of Italian Healthcare Workers during the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic
IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5267: The “Healthcare Workers’ Wellbeing (Benessere Operatori)” Project: A Picture of the Mental Health Conditions of Italian Healthcare Workers during the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph18105267 Authors: Valentina Di Mattei Gaia Perego Francesca Milano Martina Mazzetti Paola Taranto Rossella Di Pierro Chiara De Panfilis Fabio Madeddu Emanuele Preti During the last year, the COVID-19 outbreak put all the healthcare workers around the world at risk of physical and psychol...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Valentina Di Mattei Gaia Perego Francesca Milano Martina Mazzetti Paola Taranto Rossella Di Pierro Chiara De Panfilis Fabio Madeddu Emanuele Preti Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5268: Effects of an Existential Nursing Intervention for College Students in the COVID-19 Pandemic Situation
This study designed an intervention based on logo-autobiography to reduce Korean college students’ stress and depression and help them find meaning in their lives amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. A quasi-experimental design was used to conduct group interventions among college students. A total of 22 and 26 participants were included in the experimental and control groups, respectively. The experimental group received six sessions of a logo-autobiography for college students (LAC). The effects of the LAC interventions were assessed at baseline, post-intervention, and four weeks after the program’s end to determine...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Sunhee Cho Sun Joo Jang Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5266: Access to Refugee and Migrant Mental Health Care Services during the First Six Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Canadian Refugee Clinician Survey
This study aimed to assess refugee clinician perspectives on mental health care during the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically access to and delivery of community mental health care services. We utilized a mixed methods design. We surveyed members of a national network of Canadian clinicians caring for refugees and migrants. Seventy-seven clinicians with experience caring for refugee populations, representing an 84% response rate, participated in the online survey, 11 of whom also participated in semi-structured interviews. We report three major themes: exacerbation of mental health issues and inequities in social determinants...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Joseph Benjamen Vincent Girard Shabana Jamani Olivia Magwood Tim Holland Nazia Sharfuddin Kevin Pottie Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5269: Effects of Plyometric and Balance Training on Neuromuscular Control of Recreational Athletes with Functional Ankle Instability: A Randomized Controlled Laboratory Study
In conclusion, both programs improved ankle joint position sense and muscle activation of the ankle plantar flexors during single-leg drop landing. The plyometric group showed a reduced adjusting time of the ankle plantar flexor following the impact from drop landing. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Pi-Yin Huang Amornthep Jankaew Cheng-Feng Lin Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5270: Using Social Media Mining and PLS-SEM to Examine the Causal Relationship between Public Environmental Concerns and Adaptation Strategies
Hsiao With growing scientific evidence showing the harmful impact of air pollution on the environment and individuals’ health in modern societies, public concern about air pollution has become a central focus of the development of air pollution prevention policy. Past research has shown that social media is a useful tool for collecting data about public opinion and conducting analysis of air pollution. In contrast to statistical sampling based on survey approaches, data retrieved from social media can provide direct information about behavior and capture long-term data being generated by the public. However, ther...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chia-Lee Yang Chi-Yo Huang Yi-Hao Hsiao Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5272: Willingness to Be Vaccinated against COVID-19 in Spain before the Start of Vaccination: A Cross-Sectional Study
s Sánchez-Más José Tuells Vaccine hesitancy has increased in the past few years, influenced by the socio-cultural differences, political populism, or concerns related to the effectiveness and safety of some vaccines, resulting a feeling of distrust. This feeling can become a barrier against the achievement of the immunity necessary to stop the expansion of COVID-19. The aim of this study was to evaluate the acceptance of the vaccine against COVID-19 in Spain, as well as to identify the factors that have an influence on the concerns and attitudes of people against accepting the vaccine in the mont...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Noelia Rodr íguez-Blanco Sergio Montero-Navarro Jos é M. Botella-Rico Antonio J. Felipe-G ómez Jes ús Sánchez-Más Jos é Tuells Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5273: Influence of Indoor Temperature Exposure on Emergency Department Visits Due to Infectious and Non-Infectious Respiratory Diseases for Older People
The objective of this study is to study the cumulative effect of indoor temperature exposure on emergency department visits due to infectious (IRD) and non-infectious (NIRD) respiratory diseases among older adults. Subjects were collected from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database in Taiwan. The cumulative degree hours (CDHs) was used to assess the cumulative effect of indoor temperature exposure. A distributed lag nonlinear model with quasi-Poisson function was used to analyze the association between CDHs and emergency department visits due to IRD and NIRD. For IRD, there was a significant risk at 27, 28, 29, 30, and...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chien-Cheng Jung Nai-Tzu Chen Ying-Fang Hsia Nai-Yun Hsu Huey-Jen Su Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5271: Determinants and Prediction of Injury Severities in Multi-Vehicle-Involved Crashes
Xinyuan Zhu Multi-vehicle (MV) crashes, which can lead to great damages to society, have always been a serious issue for traffic safety. A further understanding of crash severity can help transportation engineers identify the critical reasons and find effective countermeasures to improve transportation safety. However, studies involving methods of machine learning to predict the possibility of injury-severity of MV crashes are rarely seen. Besides that, previous studies have rarely taken temporal stability into consideration in MV crashes. To bridge these knowledge gaps, two kinds of models: random parameters logit m...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Xiuguang Song Rendong Pi Yu Zhang Jianqing Wu Yuhuan Dong Han Zhang Xinyuan Zhu Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5274: Factors Associated with SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Physician Trainees in New York City during the First COVID-19 Wave
liver Damaskini Valvi Occupational and non-occupational risk factors for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection have been reported in healthcare workers (HCWs), but studies evaluating risk factors for infection among physician trainees are lacking. We aimed to identify sociodemographic, occupational, and community risk factors among physician trainees during the first wave of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in New York City. In this retrospective study of 328 trainees at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, we administered a survey to assess risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 i...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kate R. Pawloski Betty Kolod Rabeea F. Khan Vishal Midya Tania Chen Adeyemi Oduwole Bernard Camins Elena Colicino I. Michael Leitman Ismail Nabeel Kristin Oliver Damaskini Valvi Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5275: “Moving for My Baby!” Motivators and Perceived Barriers to Facilitate Readiness for Physical Activity during Pregnancy among Obese and Overweight Women of Urban Areas in Northern Taiwan
IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5275: “Moving for My Baby!” Motivators and Perceived Barriers to Facilitate Readiness for Physical Activity during Pregnancy among Obese and Overweight Women of Urban Areas in Northern Taiwan International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph18105275 Authors: Yvonne Hsiung Ching-Fang Lee Li-Kang Chi Jian-Pei Huang Low levels of physical activity (PA) are of a health concern among high body mass index (BMI) women living a sedentary lifestyle and being overweight or obese during pregnancy is associated with increased risks of maternal and fet...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yvonne Hsiung Ching-Fang Lee Li-Kang Chi Jian-Pei Huang Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5276: Can Social Prescribing Foster Individual and Community Well-Being? A Systematic Review of the Evidence
erton Social prescribing programmes (SP) are person-centred coaching schemes meant to help participants improve individual circumstances, thereby to reduce demand on health and social care. SP could be an innovative means to improve preventive and public health in the pursuit of universal financially sustainable healthcare. Given its potential, our systematic review assesses type, content, and quality of evidence available regarding SP effectiveness at the individual, system, and community levels. We examine the impact of SP on addressing loneliness, social isolation, well-being, and connectedness, as well as related c...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dragana Vidovic Gina Yannitell Reinhardt Clare Hammerton Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5227: Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Metabolic, Genetic, Epigenetic and Environmental Risk Factors
cés Isabel Gómez-Hurtado Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most frequent causes of chronic liver disease in the Western world, probably due to the growing prevalence of obesity, metabolic diseases, and exposure to some environmental agents. In certain patients, simple hepatic steatosis can progress to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which can sometimes lead to liver cirrhosis and its complications including hepatocellular carcinoma. Understanding the mechanisms that cause the progression of NAFLD to NASH is crucial to be able to control the advancement of the disease. The mai...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Oriol Juanola Sebasti án Martínez-López Rub én Francés Isabel G ómez-Hurtado Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5230: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients ’ Acceptance in E-Health Clinical Trials
Conclusions: Current TH COPD interventions have a pooled acceptance rate of 51%, but this is accompanied by a high dropout rate of 63%. Acceptance and dropout levels in TH clinical trials can be affected by sociodemographic and intervention-related factors. This knowledge enlightens designs for well-accepted future TH clinical trials. PROSPERO registration number CRD4201707854. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Saeed M. Alghamdi Ahmed M. Al Rajah Yousef S. Aldabayan Abdulelah M. Aldhahir Jaber S. Alqahtani Abdulaziz A. Alzahrani Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5229: Will Next Match Location Influence External and Internal Training Load of a Top-Class Elite Professional European Soccer Team?
Conclusions: This study confirms and provides evidence regarding the influence on internal and external TL data preceding home and away matches from a team that played in European competitions. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Rafael Oliveira Jo ão Paulo Brito Nuno Loureiro V ítor Padinha Hadi Nobari Bruno Mendes Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5224: The Effect of Changes in Physical Self-Concept through Participation in Exercise on Changes in Self-Esteem and Mental Well-Being
Ahn The aim of the present study was to examine the impact of the changes in physical self-concept induced by exercise participation on the changes in global self-esteem and mental well-being using a structural model analysis. A total of 189 university students in Seoul, Korea, participated in the present study for two waves. The participants responded through a survey measuring physical self-concept, self-esteem, and mental well-being before and after a six-week exercise course. Regression analysis was used to calculate the amount of change in each variable, and the calculated residual scores were used for correlation...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Inwoo Kim Jihoon Ahn Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5228: Extremophiles, a Nifty Tool to Face Environmental Pollution: From Exploitation of Metabolism to Genome Engineering
iorentino Extremophiles are microorganisms that populate habitats considered inhospitable from an anthropocentric point of view and are able to tolerate harsh conditions such as high temperatures, extreme pHs, high concentrations of salts, toxic organic substances, and/or heavy metals. These microorganisms have been broadly studied in the last 30 years and represent precious sources of biomolecules and bioprocesses for many biotechnological applications; in this context, scientific efforts have been focused on the employment of extremophilic microbes and their metabolic pathways to develop biomonitoring and bioremediat...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Giovanni Gallo Rosanna Puopolo Miriam Carbonaro Emanuela Maresca Gabriella Fiorentino Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5233: Stress Perceived by University Health Sciences Students, 1 Year after COVID-19 Pandemic
This study aimed to analyze the stress caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Health Sciences students from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) almost 1 year after the pandemic began. This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted with a sample of 252 university students who completed a self-administered online questionnaire. It evaluated the impact of perceived stress with a modified scale (PSS-10-C), and assessed anxiety and depression on the Goldberg scale. Students presented stress (13.1%), anxiety (71.4%) and depression (81%). Females (81.7%) and the third-year Occupational Therapy students (p = 0.010) ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yolanda Marc én-Román Angel Gasch-Gallen Irene Isabel Vela Mart ín de la Mota Estela Calatayud Isabel G ómez-Soria Beatriz Rodr íguez-Roca Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5226: Contemplating Help-Seeking in Perinatal Psychological Distress —A Meta-Ethnography
IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5226: Contemplating Help-Seeking in Perinatal Psychological Distress—A Meta-Ethnography International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph18105226 Authors: Minna Anneli Sorsa Jari Kylmä Terese Elisabet Bondas Perinatal psychological distress (PPD) may cause delays in help-seeking in the perinatal period, which is crucial for families with small children. Help-seeking theories focus on rational processes of behavior wherein ‘help-seeking’ is viewed as a decision-making process, in which action is preceded by recognizing a problem. W...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Minna Anneli Sorsa Jari Kylm ä Terese Elisabet Bondas Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5234: Staphylococcus aureus —An Additional Parameter of Bathing Water Quality for Crowded Urban Beaches
IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5234: Staphylococcus aureus—An Additional Parameter of Bathing Water Quality for Crowded Urban Beaches International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph18105234 Authors: Nancy Topić Arijana Cenov Slaven Jozić Marin Glad Diana Mance Dražen Lušić Damir Kapetanović Davor Mance Darija Vukić Lušić During the last years, the report of the occurrence of waterborne disease symptoms related to non-enteric pathogens has increased, without any record of higher levels of indicator bacteria (Escherichia coli and intestinal ente...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nancy Topi ć Arijana Cenov Slaven Jozi ć Marin Glad Diana Mance Dra žen Lušić Damir Kapetanovi ć Davor Mance Darija Vuki ć Lušić Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5232: Peri-Implant Behavior of Tissue Level Dental Implants with a Convergent Neck
Conclusions: Tissue level implants with a convergent transepithelial neck exhibit less peri-implant bone loss than bone level implants regardless of the type of prosthesis. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Rub én Agustín-Panadero Irene Berm údez-Mulet Luc ía Fernández-Estevan Mar ía Fernanda Solá-Ruíz Roc ío Marco-Pitarch Marina Selva-Garc ía Álvaro Zubizarreta-Macho Raquel Le ón-Martínez Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 5235: Do Uncontrolled Hypertension, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, and Obesity Mediate the Relationship between Health Literacy and Chronic Kidney Disease Complications?
de Winter Health literacy is the ability to deal with information related to one’s health. Patients with low health literacy and chronic diseases, such as chronic kidney disease (CKD), have poor disease-management skills, which could lead to complications. We used logistic regressions and structural equational modeling to assess whether low health literacy is associated with the development of cardiovascular disease and mortality in patients with CKD, and whether this association is mediated by the presence of uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, obesity, or albuminuria. Data from 2742 adult partic...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Gurgel do Amaral Reijneveld Almansa Navis de Winter Tags: Article Source Type: research