IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12733: Alkylated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Are the Largest Contributor to Polycyclic Aromatic Compound Concentrations in the Topsoil of Huaibei Coalfield, China
Handong Liang Alkyl polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (APAHs) are more toxic and persistent than their parent compounds. Here, the concentrations, composition profiles, and spatial distribution of polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) in 127 topsoil samples from Huaibei coalfield were analyzed. The PAC concentrations in different functional areas were significantly different: mining area > industrial area > residential area > agricultural area. APAHs were the major contributors to PACs, accounting for 71–83% of total PACs. Alkylnaphthalenes and alkylphenanthrenes were the pr...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yahui Qian Zhenpeng Xu Xiuping Hong Zhonggeng Luo Xiulong Gao Cai Tie Handong Liang Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12736: Alleviating Surgeons & rsquo; Stress through Listening to Natural Sounds in a Half-Encapsulated Rest Space after an Operation: A Pilot, Longitudinal Field Study
Conclusions: This risk-free, easy-to-use means of stress alleviation through natural sounds could benefit highly-stressed people working indoors. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yasushi Suko Tomoharu Shindo Kaoru Saito Norimasa Takayama Shin ’ichi Warisawa Tetsuya Sakuma Masaaki Ito Pasi Kyt ölä Tapio Nummi Kalevi Korpela Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12737: The Impact of IT-Based Healthcare Communication on Mammography Screening Utilization among Women in the United States: National Health Interview Survey (2011 & ndash;2018)
In conclusion, facilitating access to IT may help increase mammography utilization, which may contribute to eliminating disparities in breast cancer mortality. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Noof Alabdullatif Alejandro Arrieta Lucie Dlugasch Nan Hu Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12727: Impact of Teacher Incentive Intervention on Students & rsquo; Vision Healthcare Uptake: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12727: Impact of Teacher Incentive Intervention on Students’ Vision Healthcare Uptake: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph191912727 Authors: Jin Zhao Huan Wang Hongyu Guan Kang Du Yunyun Zhang Nathan Congdon Less than one-third of rural Chinese children with refractive error own or wear eyeglasses. To study the effect of teacher incentives on the acceptance of vision care offered to rural students with uncorrected refractive error, we conducted a cluster-randomized controlled trial in 1...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jin Zhao Huan Wang Hongyu Guan Kang Du Yunyun Zhang Nathan Congdon Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12739: Effectiveness of Rehabilitation Exercise in Improving Physical Function of Stroke Patients: A Systematic Review
eoung Rehabilitation is a crucial part of recovery for stroke survivors, and numerous studies have examined various exercises and treatments of stroke. In addition, it is very important for patients to choose the timing of rehabilitation and what kind of rehabilitation they will proceed with. The purpose of the current study is to examine research investigating the effects of rehabilitation exercise programs in recovery of physical function in patients with stroke, based on aspects of their physical function, physical strength, and daily activities, and systematically examine their effects. Therefore, through systemati...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kyung Eun Lee Muncheong Choi Bogja Jeoung Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12741: A Bibliometric Analysis on Conservation Land Trust and Implication for China
This study aims to explore the research hotspots of international land trust conservation, clarify the evolution of related knowledge, and provide a reference for domestically related theoretical research and practical work. The research results show the following: (1) From the perspective of the publication trend, the number of international research publications increased exponentially from 1997 to 2021, and the research involves a wide range of disciplines. (2) In terms of research hotspots, land trust and private land protection, the impact of and response to climate change, and the trust mechanism in collaborative gov...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chuan Yang Mingfeng Li Ziqi Wang Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12742: The Effects of a Cognitively Challenging Physical Activity Intervention on School Children & rsquo;s Executive Functions and Motivational Regulations
This study examined the effects of a physical education intervention consisting of cognitively challenging physical activity games on school children’s executive functions and motivational regulations. Ninety-nine fourth- and fifth-grade children participated in this two-group, repeated measures, quasi-experimental study with a cross-over design. Children’s executive functions (measured with the design fluency and Stroop and flanker tests) and motivational regulations were measured pre- and post-intervention and one month later. At post-test, the experimental group children outperformed the wait...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kolovelonis Pesce Goudas Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12743: Confronting SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Patients & rsquo; Experience in the First Pandemic Wave & mdash;Cross-Sectional Study
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12743: Confronting SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Patients’ Experience in the First Pandemic Wave—Cross-Sectional Study International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph191912743 Authors: Maja Socan Vanja Ida Erčulj The aim of the study was to investigate the real-life experience of persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Slovenia in the first pandemic wave and how the buffering effect of social and informational support affected negative feelings. We used a self-administrated questionnaire. There were 1182 eligible notified cases with the respons...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Maja Socan Vanja Ida Er čulj Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12740: An Analysis of Theoretical Perspectives in Research on Nature-Based Interventions and Pain
en Chronic pain results from a complex series of biomechanical, inflammatory, neurological, psychological, social, and environmental mechanisms. Pain and pain-related diseases are the leading causes of disability and disease burden globally. Employing nature-based interventions for the treatment of pain is an emerging field. Current theory driving the suggested mechanism(s) linking the pain reducing effects of nature-based interventions is lacking. A two-step approach was taken to complete a theoretical review and analysis. First, a literature review was completed to gather a substantive amount of research related to t...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Reo Jones Chlo é O. R. Littzen Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12744: Pandemic COVID-19 Influence on Adult & rsquo;s Oral Hygiene, Dietary Habits and Caries Disease & mdash;Literature Review
Conclusions: The literature review shows that the COVID-19 pandemic, by affecting many aspects of everyday life, including eating habits, caring for oral hygiene, and avoiding regular visits to the dentist, may generate an increase in oral diseases. Due to the differences in knowledge results, further research observations in this field are necessary. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Aleksandra Wdowiak-Szymanik Agata Wdowiak Piotr Szymanik Katarzyna Grocholewicz Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12745: Qualitative Purpose Profiles of Chinese Student Teachers
riano Teachers are well positioned to help students cultivate their purpose in life, which is an asset that is associated with optimal development. Teachers must also have a grasp on their own sense of purpose, especially during times of intense social pressure and change, when the capability to sustain and support worthy aims may impart personal resilience and contribute to the social good. To train educators who have this capability, it is therefore vital for teacher education programs to in turn understand their own students’ individualized purpose statuses. Using a qualitative person-centered approach...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fei Jiang Timothy S. Reilly Jenni Menon Mariano Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12747: The Effect of Combining Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Treatment and an Exercise Program on Fragility in a Population with Multiple Sclerosis: Cross-Over Design Trial
CONCLUSION: Participating in an exercise program and receiving tDCS separately improved the variables of depression, balance, mobility, and fatigue. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: In és Muñoz-Paredes Azael J. Herrero Roc ío Llamas-Ramos Vicente Rodr íguez-Pérez Jes ús Seco-Calvo Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12748: Factors Associated with Uptake of Effective and Ineffective Contraceptives among Polish Women during the First Period of the COVID-19 Pandemic
ielgoś The COVID-19 pandemic has burdened the healthcare system and influenced individuals’ health-related choices. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence and to identify the correlates of the use of more and less effective contraceptive methods among Poles in the initial period of the COVID-19 pandemic. The cross-sectional online study was conducted among the representative sample of 642 female respondents aged 18–49. Three groups of contraception choices (only effective methods—42.2%, mixed effective and ineffective methods—26.8%, none&mdas...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zbigniew Izdebski Krzysztof W ąż Damian Warzecha Joanna Mazur Miros ław Wielgoś Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12750: University Students Eating Habits: Normal Semester vs. Lockdown Period Caused by COVID-19 Pandemic
o In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, university students’ eating habits may change due to the stress caused by mandatory full lockdown and social isolation, as well as uncertainty about their academic future. An analysis of 332 Portuguese university students from different areas of study was carried out through an online questionnaire to verify if the lockdown period caused by COVID-19 had any influence on the students’ eating habits, as well as if this differed among students from health sciences courses and those from other areas. We found that, compared to a normal semester of classes,...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: M ónica Monteiro C íntia Ferreira-Pêgo Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12746: Changes in Social and Clinical Determinants of COVID-19 Outcomes Achieved by the Vaccination Program: A Nationwide Cohort Study
Conclusion: Despite the lifting of many control measures during the second half of 2021, restoring human mobility patterns, the situation could not be defined as syndemic, clinical determinants seeming to have more influence than social ones on COVID-19 outcomes, both before and after vaccination program implementation. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Oliver Ibarrondo Ma íra Aguiar Nico Stollenwerk Rub én Blasco-Aguado Igor Larra ñaga Joseba Bidaurrazaga Carlo Delfin S. Estadilla Javier Mar Tags: Article Source Type: research