IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7877: Effects of Unloaded vs. Ankle-Loaded Plyometric Training on the Physical Fitness of U-17 Male Soccer Players
aiel Chelly The aim of this study was to compare the impact of two differing plyometric training programs (loaded plyometrics (with 2.5% of body mass placed above the ankle joint) vs. unloaded plyometrics), performed biweekly for 10 weeks, on the physical fitness of elite junior male soccer players. Participants aged 16.0 ± 0.5 years were randomly assigned between unloaded plyometrics (UP; n = 12), loaded plyometrics (LP; n = 14) and control (C; n = 12) groups. Two-way analyses of performance (group x time) were assessed by 40-m sprint times; 9–3–6–3&ndas...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mehrez Hammami Nawel Gaamouri Katsuhiko Suzuki Ridha Aouadi Roy J. Shephard Mohamed Souhaiel Chelly Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7867: Linking Challenge –Hindrance Stressors to Safety Outcomes and Performance: A Dual Mediation Model for Construction Workers
This study collected multi-source data over two timepoints for 105 safety supervisors and 379 construction workers in China. Results revealed that both challenge and hindrance stressors were positively related to occupational injuries, but only challenge stressors were positively associated with attentiveness. In addition, occupational injuries mediated the relationship between both challenge and hindrance stressors and task performance, while attentiveness mediated only the relationship between challenge stressors and task performance. These findings contribute to our knowledge of stress management in the construction pro...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Junwei Zheng Xueqin Gou Hongyang Li Hong Xue Hongtao Xie Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7879: Psychological Variables Related to Developmental Changes during Adolescence —A Comparison between Alpine and Non-Alpine Sport Participants
IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7879: Psychological Variables Related to Developmental Changes during Adolescence—A Comparison between Alpine and Non-Alpine Sport Participants International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph17217879 Authors: Niedermeier Kogler Frühauf Kopp Alpine sport is a popular form of exercise and provides several skills that are potentially relevant for positive development during adolescence. However, empirical data on differences between alpine and non-alpine sport participants in variables related to developmental changes are lacking. Theref...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Niedermeier Kogler Fr ühauf Kopp Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7869: Motivation for and Effect of Cooking Class Participation: A Cross-Sectional Study Following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
haru Fukuda We explored the association between the motivation for and effects of cooking class participation in disaster-affected areas following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. We conducted questionnaire surveys in January and February 2020, and applied three Poisson regression models to a cross-sectional dataset of participants, analyzing three perceived participation effects: increase in new acquaintances and friends, increase in excursion opportunities, potential for gaining motivation, and a new sense of life purpose. We also applied the interaction term of motivation variables and usual eating ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ai Tashiro Kayako Sakisaka Yuri Kinoshita Kanako Sato Sakiko Hamanaka Yoshiharu Fukuda Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7880: Prevalence and Associated Factors of Self-Treatment among the Elderly —A Comparative Study between Empty and Non-Empty Nesters in Shandong, China
Conclusions: The study indicated that empty nesters had lower likelihood of self-treatment than non-empty ones. Empty nesters with better socioeconomic status were more likely to use self-treatment; by contrast, non-empty nesters with relatively poorer socioeconomic status were more inclined to self-treatment. Targeted interventions should be developed to maximize the effectiveness of self-treatment and reduce health risks. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zhaorong Gao Lingzhong Xu Wenzhe Qin Jiao Zhang Jinling Zhou Fangfang Hu Zhuang Hong Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7878: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Towards COVID-19 Amongst Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong
This study assessed the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) towards coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among South Asians in Hong Kong and examined the factors that affect KAP towards COVID-19 in this population. This cross-sectional descriptive study recruited participants with assistance from South Asian community centres and organisations. A total of 352 participants completed questionnaires to assess their level of KAP towards COVID-19. The mean knowledge score was 5.38/10, indicating a relatively low knowledge level. The participants expressed certain misconceptions regarding the prevention of COVID-19 infection...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Cho Lee Wong Jieling Chen Ka Ming Chow Bernard M.H. Law Dorothy N.S. Chan Winnie K.W. So Alice W.Y. Leung Carmen W.H. Chan Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7881: Effectiveness of Hydrocolloid Dressings for Treating Pressure Ulcers in Adult Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
akiewicz The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of hydrocolloid dressings in the treatment of grade I, II, III, and IV pressure ulcers in adult patients. We compared the therapeutic effects of hydrocolloids and alternative dressings in pressure ulcer treatment. We conducted a systematic review, using a literature search only in English, from database inception until 20 April 2020, to identify randomized trials comparing various types of dressings applied in the healing of pressure ulcers. The databases were PubMed, Embase, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). The study s...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Magdalena Sylwia Kami ńska Anna Maria Cybulska Karolina Skonieczna- Żydecka Katarzyna Augustyniuk El żbieta Grochans Beata Karakiewicz Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7882: Ionophore Toxin Maduramicin Produces Haff Disease-Like Rhabdomyolysis in a Mouse Model
Qiu Guo Jiang Maduramicin is a toxic ionophore antibiotic that is isolated from Streptomyces, frequently occurring in an aquatic environment. To understand the potential role of maduramicin in crayfish consumption related Haff disease, a mouse model was established in this study. Two exposure routes of maduramicin in the abdominal muscle and the hepatopancreas tissue homogenates of crayfish were given intragastrically to mice in different doses for seven days. Action changes, clinical symptoms, feed consumption, body weight, blood biochemistry, and histopathology examination of mice were observed and analyzed. I...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Gao Song Zuo Yang Ji Ji Peng Qiu Guo Jiang Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7883: Prevalence of Physical Frailty and Its Multidimensional Risk Factors in Korean Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Findings from Korean Frailty and Aging Cohort Study
This study aimed to investigate the standardized prevalence and multidimensional risk factors associated with frailty among Korean community-dwelling older adults. We analyzed the baseline data of 2907 adults aged 70–84 years (mean age 75.8 ± 3.9 years, 57.8% women) in the Korean Frailty and Aging Cohort Study. The Fried frailty phenotype was used to define frailty. Analyzed data included sociodemographic, physical, physical function, biological, lifestyle, health condition, medical condition, psychological, and social domains. Data were standardized using the national standard population compo...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Heeeun Jung Miji Kim Yunhwan Lee Chang Won Won Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7884: Fast Response to Superspreading: Uncertainty and Complexity in the Context of COVID-19
va S. Schernhammer Although the first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) wave has peaked with the second wave underway, the world is still struggling to manage potential systemic risks and unpredictability of the pandemic. A particular challenge is the “superspreading” of the virus, which starts abruptly, is difficult to predict, and can quickly escalate into medical and socio-economic emergencies that contribute to long-lasting crises challenging our current ways of life. In these uncertain times, organizations and societies worldwide are faced with the need to develop appropriate strategi...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lukas Zenk Gerald Steiner Miguel Pina e Cunha Manfred D. Laubichler Martin Bertau Martin J. Kainz Carlo J äger Eva S. Schernhammer Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7885: Parental Attitudes to Childhood Overweight: The Multiple Paths through Healthy Eating, Screen Use, and Sleeping Time
Cuestas The main goal of this paper is to examine how parental attitudes toward sleeping, screen use, and feeding their child influence the child’s body mass index (BMI) through the child’s behaviors related to time dedicated to sleep and television, and their healthy eating. Using survey data from 908 parents, results show that parental attitudes have a significant influence on children’s behavior and, more importantly, on their BMI. The three forms of a child’s behavior (sleeping, watching TV, and healthy eating patterns) are affected by what parents do and the...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Garcia-Conde Marin Maya Cuestas Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7850: Environment Changes, Aflatoxins, and Health Issues, a Review
Bonassi Juana Sánchez-Alarcón Crops contaminated by aflatoxins (AFs), the toxic and carcinogenic mycotoxins produced namely by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus, have severe impacts on human health. Changes in temperature and water availability related to actual climate changes (increased temperature, heavy rainfalls, and droughts) are modulating factors of mould growth and production of mycotoxins. To protect human and animal health from the harmful effects caused by AFs, the development of a safe and effective multifaceted approach in combating food and feed contamination with AFs is nec...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Rafael Valencia-Quintana Mirta Mili ć Daniela Jak šić Maja Šegvić Klarić Mar ía Guadalupe Tenorio-Arvide Guillermo Alejandro P érez-Flores Stefano Bonassi Juana S ánchez-Alarcón Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7851: Postpartum Weight Retention and Its Determinants in Lebanon and Qatar: Results of the Mother and Infant Nutrition Assessment (MINA) Cohort
arah Naja Excessive Postpartum Weight Retention (PWR) is postulated to increase the risk of adverse health outcomes for mothers and offspring. Using data from the Mother and Infant Nutritional Assessment (MINA) cohort in Lebanon and Qatar, this study aimed to examine PWR and its determinants at 6 months after delivery. Pregnant women (n = 183) were recruited during their first trimester and were followed up through pregnancy and after delivery. During this period, face-to-face interviews as well as extraction from medical charts were conducted to collect data regarding the socioeconomic, anthropometric and dietary inta...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lara Nasreddine Jennifer Ayoub Nada Abbas Mariam Abdul Malik Farah Naja Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7853: Hyperbaric Oxygen Exposure Attenuates Circulating Stress Biomarkers: A Pilot Interventional Study
m Kyu-Sang Park Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been used to provide oxygen to underperfused organs following ischemia or carbon monoxide intoxication. Various beneficial consequences of HBOT have been reported, including wound healing, anti-inflammatory action, and cell survival; however, the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects have not been elucidated yet. We applied a single HBOT program consisting of administration of 2.8 atmospheres absolute (ATA) for 45 min, followed by 2.0 ATA for 55 min, to 10 male volunteers without any metabolic disease. Within 1 week of HBOT, there was no alteration in serum...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jae Seung Chang Eunha Chang Yoonsuk Lee Yong Sung Cha Seung-Kuy Cha Won Gil Cho Yangsik Jeong Hyun Kim Kyu-Sang Park Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7854: Timing of Entry into Paid Employment, Adverse Physical Work Exposures and Health: The Young Helsinki Health Study
In conclusion, early entry into paid employment appears not to associate to immediate poorer health in young employees, although it was associated with smoking and obesity even after full adjustment. Exposure to physically heavy work and uncomfortable working postures may increase the risk of adverse health outcomes. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tea Lallukka Rahman Shiri Olli Pietil äinen Johanna Kausto Hilla Sumanen Jaana I. Halonen Eero Lahelma Ossi Rahkonen Minna M änty Anne Kouvonen Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7852: Good Practice Data Linkage (GPD): A Translation of the German Version
se Rosenbusch Nadine Scholten Mandy Schulz Christoph Stallmann Enno Swart Stefanie Wobbe-Ribinski Antke Wolter Jan Zeidler Falk Hoffmann The data linkage of different data sources for research purposes is being increasingly used in recent years. However, generally accepted methodological guidance is missing. The aim of this article is to provide methodological guidelines and recommendations for research projects that have been consented to across different German research societies. Another aim is to endow readers with a checklist for the critical appraisal of research proposals and articles. This Good ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Stefanie March Silke Andrich Johannes Drepper Dirk Horenkamp-Sonntag Andrea Icks Peter Ihle Joachim Kieschke Bianca Kollhorst Birga Maier Ingo Meyer Gabriele M üller Christoph Ohlmeier Dirk Peschke Adrian Richter Marie-Luise Rosenbusch Nadine Scholten Ma Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7855: Multiple Cryotherapy Attenuates Oxi-Inflammatory Response Following Skeletal Muscle Injury
Ewa Ziemann The oxi-inflammatory response is part of the natural process mobilizing leukocytes and satellite cells that contribute to clearance and regeneration of damaged muscle tissue. In sports medicine, a number of post-injury recovery strategies, such as whole-body cryotherapy (WBC), are used to improve skeletal muscle regeneration often without scientific evidence of their benefits. The study was designed to assess the impact of WBC on circulating mediators of skeletal muscle regeneration. Twenty elite athletes were randomized to WBC group (3-min exposure to −120 °C, twice a day for 7 ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Agnieszka Zembron-Lacny Barbara Morawin Edyta Wawrzyniak-Gramacka Jaroslaw Gramacki Pawel Jarmuzek Dariusz Kotlega Ewa Ziemann Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7856: The Moderating Effect of Distance on Features of the Built Environment and Active School Transport
Adams Despite growing research supporting the impact of the built environment on active school transport (AST), distance persists as the most powerful predictor of walking and biking to school. There is a need to better understand how environmental features interact with distance to affect AST, and whether the influence of environmental factors persist across different distance thresholds. Multilevel models using cluster-robust standard errors were used to examine for interactions between objectively measured macroscale environmental features and several reported distances from home to school (up to ¼, &...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Allison Ross Josephine Godwyll Marc Adams Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7857: COVID-19-Related Mental Health Effects in the Workplace: A Narrative Review
Nicola Mucci The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has deeply altered social and working environments in several ways. Social distancing policies, mandatory lockdowns, isolation periods, and anxiety of getting sick, along with the suspension of productive activity, loss of income, and fear of the future, jointly influence the mental health of citizens and workers. Workplace aspects can play a crucial role on moderating or worsening mental health of people facing this pandemic scenario. The purpose of this literature review is to deepen the psychological aspects linked to workplace factors, following the e...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Gabriele Giorgi Luigi Isaia Lecca Federico Alessio Georgia Libera Finstad Giorgia Bondanini Lucrezia Ginevra Lulli Giulio Arcangeli Nicola Mucci Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7858: Solid Oxygen-Purifying (SOP) Filters: A Self-Disinfecting Filters to Inactivate Aerosolized Viruses
This study indicated that these manufactured Solid Oxygen-purifying (SOP) filters have the potential to self-disinfect, filter, and inactivate aerosolized viruses. MS2 bacteriophage was used as a model virus in two different experiments. The first experiment involved aerosolization of the virus, while the second were a higher viral load using a soaking method. The SOP filters inactivated up to 99.8% of the virus particles in both experiments, provided that the density of the SOP filter was high. Thus, SOP filters could self-clean, which led to protection against airborne and aerosolized viruses by inactivating them on cont...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Michael Versoza Jaeseok Heo Sangwon Ko Minjeong Kim Duckshin Park Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7859: Travel Anxiety, Risk Attitude and Travel Intentions towards “Travel Bubble” Destinations in Hong Kong: Effect of the Fear of COVID-19
This study investigates the relationship amongst fear of COVID-19, travel anxiety, risk attitude and travel intention towards “travel bubble” destinations. Results show that fear of COVID-19, travel anxiety and risk attitude negatively impact travel intention. Furthermore, travel anxiety and risk attitude moderate the indirect impacts between fear of COVID-19 and travel intention. Future research and implications of practices are presented. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jian Ming Luo Chi Fung Lam Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7860: Hand and Oral Hygiene Practices among Adolescents in Dominican Republic, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago: Prevalence, Health, Risk Behavior, Mental Health and Protective Factors
Conclusion: The survey showed poor OH and HH behavior practices. Several sociodemographic factors, health risk behaviors, poor mental health, and low parental support were associated with poor OH and/or HH behavior that can assist with tailoring OH and HH health promotion. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Supa Pengpid Karl Peltzer Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7863: Assessment of Landslide Susceptibility Based on Multiresolution Image Segmentation and Geological Factor Ratings
Zhang Evaluating the susceptibility of regional landslides is one of the core steps in spatial landslide prediction. Starting from multiresolution image segmentation and object-oriented classification theory, this paper uses the four parameters of entropy, energy, correlation, and contrast from remote-sensing images in the Zigui–Badong section of Three Gorges Reservoir as image texture factors; the original image data for the study area were divided into 2279 objects after segmentation. According to the various indicators of the existing historical landslide database in the Three Gorges Reservoir area, co...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: GongHao Duan JunChi Zhang Shuiping Zhang Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7862: Heat Extremes, Public Health Impacts, and Adaptation Policy in Germany
ovitch Global warming with increasing weather extremes, like heat events, is enhancing impacts to public health. This essay focuses on unusual extreme summer heat extremes occurring in Germany at higher frequency, longer duration, and with new temperature records. Large areas of the country are affected, particularly urban settlements, where about 77% of the population lives, which are exposed to multiple inner-city threats, such as urban heat islands. Because harm to public health is directly released by high ambient air temperatures, local and national studies on heat-related morbidity and mortality indicate that vul...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hans-Guido M ücke Jutta Maria Litvinovitch Tags: Essay Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7864: A Transdiagnostic Approach to Sexual Distress and Sexual Pleasure: A Preliminary Mediation Study with Repetitive Negative Thinking
ia Roberto Sexual distress is a core characteristic of sexual dysfunction; however, little is known about its correlates. In the current study, we aimed to contribute to the understanding of both sexual distress and its positive counterpart, sexual pleasure, by taking a transdiagnostic approach to sexual distress using two types of repetitive negative thinking: worry and rumination. Because sexual activity mostly occurs in a dyadic context, we also looked at the potential mediating effect of co-worry and co-rumination, and we used them as mediators. Our preliminary exploratory quantitative study used a cross-sectional ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Patr ícia M. Pascoal Catarina F. Raposo Magda Sofia Roberto Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7865: Prevalence and Correlates of Individuals Screening Positive for Depression and Anxiety on the PHQ-4 in the German General Population: Findings from the Nationally Representative German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP)
König Our aim was to estimate the prevalence and correlates of probable depression and anxiety in the general adult population in Germany. Repeated cross-sectional data (i.e., cross-sectional data observed at different time points: year 2012 and year 2014) were derived from the innovation sample of the German Socio-Economic Panel, a population-based study of German households. The validated Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-4) was used to measure probable depression and anxiety. In the analytical sample, n equaled 2952 individuals. According to the PHQ-4 cut-off values, 10.4% of the individuals had probable depre...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Andr é Hajek Hans-Helmut K önig Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7866: Effects of S-PBL in Maternity Nursing Clinical Practicum on Learning Attitude, Metacognition, and Critical Thinking in Nursing Students: A Quasi-Experimental Design
n Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, there are many restrictions in effect in clinical nursing practice. Since effective educational strategies are required to enhance nursing students’ competency in clinical practice, this study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of simulation problem-based learning (S-PBL). A quasi-experimental control group pretest-post-test design was used. Nursing students were allocated randomly to the control group (n = 31) and the experimental group (n = 47). Students in the control group participated in a traditional maternity clinical practicum for a week, whi...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hae Kyoung Son Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7868: Scoping Review: Intergenerational Resource Transfer and Possible Enabling Factors
Wong Chau Chan Chung Yeoh We explore the intergenerational pattern of resource transfer and possible associated factors. A scoping review was conducted of quantitative, peer-reviewed, English-language studies related to intergenerational transfer or interaction. We searched AgeLine, PsycINFO, Social Work Abstracts, and Sociological Abstracts for articles published between Jane 2008 and December 2018. Seventy-five studies from 25 countries met the inclusion criteria. The scoping review categorised resource transfers into three types: financial, instrumental, and emotional support. Using an intergenerationa...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wong Liao Etherton-Beer Baldassar Cheung Dale Flo Huseb ø Lay-Yee Millard Peri Thokala Wong Chau Chan Chung Yeoh Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7872: ZanzaMapp: A Scalable Citizen Science Tool to Monitor Perception of Mosquito Abundance and Nuisance in Italy and Beyond
Alessandra della Torre Mosquitoes represent a considerable nuisance and are actual/potential vectors of human diseases in Europe. Costly and labour-intensive entomological monitoring is needed to correct planning of interventions aimed at reducing nuisance and the risk of pathogen transmission. The widespread availability of mobile phones and of massive Internet connections opens the way to the contribution of citizen in complementing entomological monitoring. ZanzaMapp is the first mobile “mosquito” application for smartphones specifically designed to assess citizens’ perce...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Beniamino Caputo Mattia Manica Federico Filipponi Marta Blangiardo Pietro Cobre Luca Delucchi Carlo Maria De Marco Luca Iesu Paola Morano Valeria Petrella Marco Salvemini Cesare Bianchi Alessandra della Torre Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7861: Assessing the Influence of Compost and Biochar Amendments on the Mobility and Uptake of Heavy Metals by Green Leafy Vegetables
This study recommends careful selection of vegetables for cultivation when organic fertilizers are applied to soil with elevated contents of trace elements or co-application of compost in mix with biochar to mitigate possible negative effects and human health risk. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Agnieszka Medy ńska-Juraszek Magdalena Bednik Piotr Chohura Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7874: Association between Physical Literacy and Physical Activity: A Multilevel Analysis Study among Chinese Undergraduates
Conclusions: Perceived PL and PA levels were significantly related. The association between PL and GPA was identical. GPA and BMI showed significant difference between each group. The study offers a path to explore the concept of PL and how it can affect the PA of Chinese undergraduates. Furthermore, on the basis of this study, more research could develop practical interventions for Chinese undergraduates to enhance their PL and engagement in a lifetime of PA. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Rui-Si Ma Raymond Kim-Wai Sum Ming-Hui Li Yan Huang Xue-Liang Niu Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7871: Characteristics of Exposure of Reproductive-Age Farmworkers in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand, to Organophosphate and Neonicotinoid Insecticides: A Pilot Study
This study characterized and identified predictors of exposure to OP and NEO among 100 reproductive-age farmworkers from two intensive farming areas in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand, including 50 each from the Fang (FA) and Chom Thong (CT) districts. OP exposure was determined by measuring the urinary concentrations of six dialkylphosphates (DAPs), whereas NEO exposure was determined by measuring the urinary concentrations of NEO compounds and their metabolites (NEO/m). The most frequently detected OPs were diethylphosphate (DEP) and diethylthiophosphate (DETP), with DETP having the highest geometric mean (GM) concentratio...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Neeranuch Suwannarin Tippawan Prapamontol Tomohiko Isobe Yukiko Nishihama Shoji F. Nakayama Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7870: The Association between Influenza Vaccination and the Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Infection, Severe Illness, and Death: A Systematic Review of the Literature
rio Caini We reviewed the association between seasonal influenza vaccination and the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection or complicated illness or poor outcome (e.g., severe disease, need for hospitalization or ventilatory support, or death) among COVID-19 patients. None of the studies that were reviewed (n = 12) found a significant increase in the risk of infection or in the illness severity or lethality, and some reported significantly inverse associations. Our findings support measures aimed at raising influenza vaccination coverage in the coming months. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Marco Del Riccio Chiara Lorini Guglielmo Bonaccorsi John Paget Saverio Caini Tags: Communication Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7875: Is It Possible to Predict the Concentration of Natural Volatile Organic Compounds in Forest Atmosphere?
In this study, 380 samples were collected and analyzed to examine the characteristics of NVOC emitted from a birch forest. NVOC were analyzed in May and July 2019, and measurements were performed at three different locations. Using a pump and stainless-steel tube filled with Tenax-TA, 9 L of NVOC was collected at a speed of 150 mL/h. The analysis of NVOC composition in the forest showed that it comprised α-pinene 27% and camphor 10%. Evaluation of the correlation between the NVOC concentration and the microclimate in the forests showed that the concentration increased markedly with the increase in temperature...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Geonwoo Kim Sujin Park Dooahn Kwak Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7873: Effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Exercise for Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Conclusions: Our meta-analysis suggested that TCE may be effective in alleviating pain; relieving stiffness and improving the physical function for patients with KOA. Yet; given the methodological limitations of included RCTs in this meta-analysis; more high-quality RCTs with large sample size and long-term intervention are required to further confirm the effectiveness and underlying mechanisms of TCE for treating KOA. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ruojin Li Hongwei Chen Jiahao Feng Ying Xiao Haoyang Zhang Christopher Wai-Kei Lam Hong Xiao Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7876: What Lies Behind Teaching and Learning Green Chemistry to Promote Sustainability Education? A Literature Review
Wang In this qualitative study, we aim to identify suitable pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning green chemistry among college students and preservice teachers by examining the teaching methods that have been used to promote green chemistry education (GCE) and how these methods have supported green chemistry learning (GCL). We found 45 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals since 2000 that specifically described teaching methods for GCE. The content of the articles was analyzed based on the categories of the teaching methods used and the revised version of Bloom’s taxonomy. A...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chen Jeronen Wang Tags: Review Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7813: Laser Tooth Preparation for Pit and Fissure Sealing
Conclusion: Mechanical preparation increases retention of sealants, especially when etching material is used; additionally, bonding can help the retention. The best technique is mechanical preparation via laser and subsequent use of etching, without bonding prior to application of the dental sealant. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yair Schwimmer Nurit Beyth Diana Ram Eitan Mijiritsky Esti Davidovich Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7810: Heritability and Environmental Correlation of Phase Angle with Anthropometric Measurements: A Twin Study
Norio Sakai Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA)-derived phase angle (PhA) is a valuable parameter to assess physical health. However, the genetic and environmental aspects of PhA are not yet well understood. The present study aimed to estimate the heritability of PhA and investigate the relationships between PhA and anthropometric measurements. PhA and skeletal muscle mass index (SMI) were examined using multi-frequency BIA in 168 Japanese twin volunteers (54 males and 114 females; mean age = 61.0 ± 16.5 years). We estimated the narrow-sense heritability of these parameters and the genetic and envir...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daisuke Matsumoto Fujio Inui Chika Honda Rie Tomizawa Mikio Watanabe Karri Silventoinen Norio Sakai Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7816: Emotion Regulation Strategies, Workload Conditions, and Burnout in Healthcare Residents
Conclusions: The relationship between workload, emotion regulation, and burnout seems to be complex. That is, similar work conditions might generate different levels of burnout depending on the resident’s emotional regulation strategies. This might partly explain why existing initiatives based on workload changes have had a modest impact on burnout. Results also support including emotion regulation training in prevention and treatment programs targeting burnout during residency. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ram ón Martín-Brufau Alejandro Martin-Gorgojo Carlos Suso-Ribera Eduardo Estrada Mar ía-Eugenia Capriles-Ovalles Santiago Romero-Brufau Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7817: The Development of a Public Bathroom Perception Scale
This study provides the first scale to assess value concerning public bathrooms and to highlight the relevance of different bathrooms’ aspects to users. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Guido Corradi Eduardo Garcia-Garzon Juan Ram ón Barrada Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7818: The Determinants of Conspiracy Beliefs Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic in a Nationally Representative Sample of Internet Users
In conclusion, younger persons rather than older, those with a lower rather than with a higher level of education, employees rather than students and persons with lower rather than higher HL were more likely to believe the conspiracy theories. Surprisingly, contrary to expectations, higher eHL was significantly associated with greater belief in such theories. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mariusz Duplaga Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7819: Test@Work Texts: Mobile Phone Messaging to Increase Awareness of HIV and HIV Testing in UK Construction Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Conclusions: SMS messaging for HIV prevention and awareness is acceptable to adults in the construction industry, has high uptake, low attrition and good engagement with message content, when delivered during a global pandemic. Data collection methods may need refinement for audience, and effect of COVID-19 on results is yet to be understood. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matthew Middleton Sarah Somerset Catrin Evans Holly Blake Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7820: The Social Support Networks Scale (SSNS) for Family Caregivers of Children with Cancer: A Psychometric Evaluation
te;n Marcela Salazar García Currently, information about the psychometric properties of the Social Support Networks Scale (SSNS) for family caregivers of children with cancer is not yet available; therefore, there is no empirical evidence of its validity and reliability to support its use in this population. The aim of this study is to determine a factorial model of the SSNS, estimate its internal consistency reliability, describe its distribution, and check its concurrent validity. A convenience sample of 633 family caregivers of children with cancer hospitalized in a National Institute of Health in Mexico Ci...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Filiberto Toledano-Toledano Jos é Moral de la Rubia Ren é Reyes Frometa Fabiola Gonz ález Betanzos Laura Villavicencio Guzm án Marcela Salazar Garc ía Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7821: Challenges When Evaluating Cognitive Bias Modification Interventions for Substance Use Disorder
ith In recent years, advances in experimental psychology have led to a better understanding in automatic, unconscious processes, referred to as attentional and approach biases amongst individuals with substance use disorders. Attentional biases refer to the relatively automatic tendencies for attention to be preferentially allocated towards substance-related cues. Whereas, approach bias refers to the relatively automatic behavioral tendencies of individuals to reach out to substance-related cues in their natural environment. While, several reviews confirm the existence of these biases, and the effectiveness of bias mod...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Melvyn W. B. Zhang Helen E. Smith Tags: Perspective Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7823: Multi –Criteria–Decision–Analysis (MCDA) for the Horizon Scanning of Health Innovations an Application to COVID 19 Emergency
IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7823: Multi–Criteria–Decision–Analysis (MCDA) for the Horizon Scanning of Health Innovations an Application to COVID 19 Emergency International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph17217823 Authors: Matteo Ruggeri Chiara Cadeddu Paolo Roazzi Donatella Mandolini Mauro Grigioni Marco Marchetti Aim: In this article, we aim to present a tool for the early assessment of medical technologies. This evaluation system was designed and implemented by the National Centre for HTA and the National Centre for Innovative Technologies of the Istit...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matteo Ruggeri Chiara Cadeddu Paolo Roazzi Donatella Mandolini Mauro Grigioni Marco Marchetti Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7822: Soil Bacterial Community Structure in Turfy Swamp and Its Response to Highway Disturbance
Hong Wang In recent years, the construction and development of highways in turfy swamp areas has been very common. When highways pass through turfy swamps, they can change the local soil, vegetation and hydrological environment, but the impact on soil microorganisms is unclear. We studied the impact of highways on soil microbial communities and diversity in three turfy swamps. Soil samples were collected in the affected area (distance from the expressway 10 m) and control area (distance from the expressway 500–1000 m), and the soil properties, heavy metal content and microbial composition were measured. S...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yuanyuan He Yan Xu Yan Lv Lei Nie Hong Wang Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7826: Green Innovation and Business Sustainability: New Evidence from Energy Intensive Industry in China
Lu Lau Chinese manufacturing has recently undertaken the responsibility of energy conservation and emission reduction to address climate change. This research analyzes green innovation on business sustainability in the energy-intensive industry in China from the manager perspective, researched data from 229 Chinese managers via structural equation modeling (SEM). The results demonstrated that green innovation had three dimensions: green product innovation, recycling, and green publicity. Business sustainability also had three dimensions: financial performance, environmental performance, and social performance. It...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Li Msaad Sun Tan Lu Lau Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7827: Hospital Wastewater —Important Source of Multidrug Resistant Coliform Bacteria with ESBL-Production
IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7827: Hospital Wastewater—Important Source of Multidrug Resistant Coliform Bacteria with ESBL-Production International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph17217827 Authors: Kristína Lépesová Petra Olejníková Tomáš Mackuľak Klára Cverenkárová Monika Krahulcová Lucia Bírošová This work compares the prevalence of antibiotic resistant coliform bacteria in hospital wastewater effluents in Slovak (SR) and Czech Republic (ČR). It also describes select...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Krist ína Lépesová Petra Olejn íková Tom áš Mackuľak Kl ára Cverenkárová Monika Krahulcov á Lucia B írošová Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7824: Application of Epidemiological Geographic Information System: An Open-Source Spatial Analysis Tool Based on the OMOP Common Data Model
Conclusions: As an open-source, cross-country, spatial analytics solution, AEGIS may globally assess the differences in geographical distribution of health outcomes through the use of standardized geocode and observational health databases. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jaehyeong Cho Seng Chan You Seongwon Lee DongSu Park Bumhee Park George Hripcsak Rae Woong Park Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7825: The Effects of Pro-Inflammatory and Anti-Inflammatory Agents for the Suppression of Intimal Hyperplasia: An Evidence-Based Review
Dain Yazid Anti-atherogenic therapy is crucial in halting the progression of inflammation-induced intimal hyperplasia. The aim of this concise review was to methodically assess the recent findings of the different approaches, mainly on the recruitment of chemokines and/or cytokine and its effects in combating the intimal hyperplasia caused by various risk factors. Pubmed and Scopus databases were searched, followed by article selection based on pre-set inclusion and exclusion criteria. The combination of keywords used were monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 OR MCP-1 OR TNF-alpha OR TNF-α AND hyperplasia ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Rohaina Che Man Nadiah Sulaiman Mohamad Fikeri Ishak Ruszymah Bt Hj Idrus Mohd Ramzisham Abdul Rahman Muhammad Dain Yazid Tags: Article Source Type: research