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16 de Abril     Open Access  
A Life in the Day     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Acta Informatica Medica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access  
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
AJOB Primary Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
American Journal of Health Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 181)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità     Open Access  
Annals of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal  
Applied Research In Health And Social Sciences : Interface And Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arquivos de Ciências da Saúde     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 6)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Behavioral Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Best Practices in Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 12)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Studies in Fire Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central European Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
Child Abuse Research in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Children     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access  
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access  
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access  
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CoDAS     Open Access  
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Curare     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Digital Health     Open Access  
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Drogues, santé et société     Full-text available via subscription  
Duazary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
electronic Journal of Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Emergency Services SA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ensaios e Ciência: Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Disease     Open Access  
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access  
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Expressa Extensão     Open Access  
Face à face     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Family & Community Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 12)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access  
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Health and Human Rights     Free   (Followers: 8)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Health Inform     Full-text available via subscription  
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Health Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Health Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Health Policy and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Health Professional Student Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Health Promotion Journal of Australia : Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health Prospect     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Health Psychology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Health Renaissance     Open Access  
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Health SA Gesondheid     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Science Reports     Open Access  
Health Sciences and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Services Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Health Voices     Full-text available via subscription  
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
HERD : Health Environments Research & Design Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Highland Medical Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Hispanic Health Care International     Full-text available via subscription  
HIV & AIDS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Home Health Care Services Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Hospitals & Health Networks     Free   (Followers: 3)
IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IMTU Medical Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Indian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indonesian Journal for Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inmanencia. Revista del Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos (HIGA) Eva Perón     Open Access  
Innovative Journal of Medical and Health Sciences     Open Access  
Institute for Security Studies Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
interactive Journal of Medical Research     Open Access  
International Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Circumpolar Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Health Geographics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Health Policy and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Professions     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Promotion and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)

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Journal Cover Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health
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   ISSN (Print) 2282-0930 - ISSN (Online) 2282-0930
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  • Health promotion for older people by sectors and settings. Comparative

    • Authors: Stanisława Golinowska, Iwona Kowalska-Bobko, Walter Ricciardi, Andrea Poscia, Nicola Magnavita
      PubDate: 2017-07-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12629
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Central and territorial governmental institutions involved in health
           promotion for older people in European Union countries

    • Authors: Alicja Domagala, Iwona Kowalska Bobko
      Abstract: Defining, planning and achieving health goals including health promotion and health promotion for older people (HP4OP) are always the responsibility of the public authority. In European countries the public health and health promotion strategic framework, including HP4OP is provided by the ministry of health or others national public health organisations, which are responsible for defining of legal regulations on the different aspects of health promotion. The goal of this article is the analysis of the central and territorial government (CTG) sector’s involvement in the issue of HP4OP, their functions, activities and responsibilities in this area. The analysis is focused on the main differences and similarities between CTG’s institutions. The authors triangulated data collected using varied methods: literature review, questionnaire research (conducted in European Pro-Health 65+ project’s countries) and in-depth interviews with national experts from selected countries. In the majority of analysed countries, the central government and municipalities are the main stakeholders responsible for providing funding for these programs. The operational level for the implementation of majority HP4OP is the local level. Research countries have been identified as strongly varying in institutional, legal and political specificity. The analysis shows the increasing position of HP4OP in public health policy.  Many of the identified problems come from the implementation of a fragmented approach, the duplication of efforts undertaken by different stakeholders and the lack of a co-ordinated strategy and dedicated legal regulations at both the national and regional/local levels.
      PubDate: 2017-07-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12423
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Health Promotion for Older People Performed in Health Sector

    • Authors: Anna Sylwestra Mokrzycka
      Abstract: BackgroundHealth sector plays important role in health promotion for older population (HP4OP). The institutions involved constitute a very differentiated sphere: variety of models, structures, financing methods, different forms of providers and payers. HP4OP requires engagement of health sector and medical/public health professionals.MethodsLiterature review was used: systematic reviews for English-language papers on HP4OP and sectorial institutions activities (incl.PubMed and the healthPROelderly database). Questionnaires, individual interviews and templates were provided for collecting information from country experts. Due to the low feedback for template distribution personal interviews and desk research methods were used.Results Health sector institutions have been indicated and analysed proving the importance of primary care role, institutional and inter-sectorial cooperation, specifically with local governments and NGOs. The important results showed that the medical professional’s approach has to be changed. Moreover, innovations, new technologies used by professionals and patients may significantly improve activities of health sector oriented on effective and long lasting HP4OP.Conclusions: The research performed provided a set of information for the description of the sectorial role in HP4OP, including barriers and limitations, the prerequisites for the cooperation, good practices regarding health promotion projects/  programs focused on old population. The paper, based on EU project, presents the overall picture of health sector involvement in HP4OP and the statement that various institutional arrangements in EU do not contravene the idea of good practices applicability and importance for the effective implementation of HP4OP programs.
      PubDate: 2017-07-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12464
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Health promotion for the oldest seniors in the social sector. Examples of
           policies and programmes from Poland and the Czech Republic

    • Authors: Agnieszka Sowa-Kofta, Anna Szetela, Stanisława Golinowska
      Abstract: The article identifies health promotion activities for the oldest people, who often become users of social services due to loss of capabilities, solitude and raising care needs related to worsening health status. The analysis is  based on the literature overview, experts’ consultations and interviews on the role of the social sector institutions in health promotion in selected countries. Examples of best practices in health promotion for older people in the social sector are presented. These include programmes of health information and campaigns on health risks avoidance, stimulation of physical activity, healthy eating for the oldest seniors, promotion of mental health and support of cognitive abilities, primary prevention activities and stimulation of social and cultural participation. The article concludes that health promotion activities for the oldest population, although on the side of main activities of the social sector, are an important element of activities of public and non-public institutions in providing care to dependent populations. Good practices identified typically involve numerous health promotion activities and require cooperation at the national – policy setting – level and within community. 
      PubDate: 2017-07-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12512
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Voluntary (NGO) Sector’s Involvement in Health Promotion for Older
           Population in Europe

    • Authors: Michał Zabdyr-Jamróz
      Abstract: Background and objective: The NGO’s (non-governmental organisations’) role in health promotion is very much praised and encouraged. The basic features of this sector, namely social participation, voluntary activity and self-help, are by default considered as beneficial for health promotion for older people. New policy approaches stimulate NGOs involvement in it. This makes questions about this involvement – its role, context and success – increasingly relevant.Method: The research is based on narrative literature review as well as interviews and consultations with informers (practitioners and experts) in selected European countries.Results: Voluntary/NGO sector increases its role as a complimentary or alternative source of health promotion for older people in Europe. Its involvement, roles and functions as well as actual significance, however, depends on a number of factors. It depends on the sustainability of funding, stability of employment, elderly participation rate and recognized availability of services. Those factors are determined by socio-economic and systemic conditions: a country-specific model of third sector, overall social attitudes towards participation and system of governance in health promotion.Conclusion: The sector’s significance is widely acknowledged, however, its impact is often only assumed rather that sufficiently assessed and proven. By its voluntary nature, the sector might not be able to address the problem of health inequalities. Also, various political and economic changes across Europe result in the change of the sector’s performance.
      PubDate: 2017-07-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12420
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Workplace health promotion programs in different areas of Europe

    • Authors: Nicola Magnavita, Ilaria Capitanelli, Roberto Falvo, Daniele Ignazio La Milia, Alice Borghini, Umberto Moscato, Andrea Poscia, Walter Ricciardi
      Abstract: BackgroundAging of the workforce challenges European countries. Keeping aged workers healthy and productive, through health promotion, is a key goal of European labour policy. The aim of the present study was to collect experiences of workplace health promotion for older workers (WHPOW) conducted in 10 representative countries of Central Europe, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean.MethodsA literature review of activities of WHPOW was conducted through a comprehensive search of major scientific databases and on the website of the major European Agencies on worker health promotion. The search was restricted to papers published in English from 2000 to 2015. Companies were asked for additional documentation about WHPOW programmes in a survey conducted with SurveyMonkey.ResultsA total of 756 initiatives regarding WHPOW were identified. 134 of these were guidelines, regulations, or review studies. The remaining 622 activities were intervention studies performed or promoted in the workplace and targeted at older workers or at the aging of the workforce. Most of the programs were carried out in Central Europe (295, 47.4%), less in East Europe (193, 31.0%) and in Mediterranean countries (134, 21.6%).ConclusionOur study shows that there are only a limited number of WHPOW actions throughout the 10 selected European Countries. While in Central Europe widespread interest in issues of aging workforce has resulted in national policies to encourage WHPO, not all the countries of Eastern Europe are equally well equipped. Lastly, in Southern Europe health promotion activities are largely inadequate compared to needs.
      PubDate: 2017-07-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12439
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Health promotion actions in mass-media for seniors in selected European

    • Authors: Maciej Bartłomiej Rogala
      Abstract: BackgroundThe paper consists results of research aimed at health promotion for older people (HP4OP) in mass-media in 10 selected European countries involved in project ProHealth 65+. Identification, describing and analysis of contemporary good practices sector in media allowed for review selected interventions, programmes and actions directed to seniors corresponding to health promotion. Research indicated main relationships that determine presence of media activities in health promotions focused on seniors.Methods The content of report has been focused on target group of elderly and prepared on ground of the literature review on public health and health promotion, analysis and evaluations of EU programmes and official reports, research studies focused on impact of mass-media for health, indications of experts and partners in project ProHealth 65+, documents describing realisations of mass-media initiatives, good practices in HP4OP and searches using PubMed, Web of Science, Google Scholar, Google and base CRODIS.Results The results of the research conducted that mass-media as sector can be one of a tool enabling promotion of health for older people through activities directed to HP4OP. Results of the studies  showed that mass-media engaged in health communication process apply all kind of health promotion functions. Research confirm significant role of media influencing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours about health related topics.Conclusion In the report was presented significance and important functions of media in societies not as a tool of information but additionally a source of  education and raising awareness in context of healthy and active ageing strategy in Europe. However potential of mass-media seems to be not completely appreciated and used in HP4OP process in 10 analysed countries. The conclusion can be substantial issue to further discussions and finding solutions how to strengthen engagement of mass-media in HP4OP.Key words: mass-media, good-practices, health promotion, healthy ageing, seniors 
      PubDate: 2017-07-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12410
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Sport sector as a part of public policy for elderly people in selected EU

    • Authors: Aleksandra Malgorzata Goldys
      Abstract: The main aim of the paper is to show the role of sport sector in creating Health Promotion for Elderly People (HP4OP) policies and programs and institutional condition to do so.  The mechanisms of integration physical activity (institutions accountability, financial and resources settings) into Health Promotion and Health Promotion for Elderly People are analyzed. Physical activity in this paper relates to all kinds of physical movement undertaken in both institutionalized way (e.g. membership in a sport club) and as a part of private actions of leisure time (e.g. nordic walking with friends). Paper’s frame is based on two approaches to physical activity in health promotion: HEPA (health enhancing physical activity) and Healthy ageing.In the paper sport and physical activity is scrutinized in all this existing relation to HP4OP. As:-       part of ideal model of high quality life of elderly people (“Healthy Ageing” approach)-       tool of achieving optimal health state-       treatment, healing method-       tool of social inclusion and wider activation goals for old people (average with age people are more likely to be excluded from different aspects of social life)The main data resources for the paper come from: official documents from EU levels from 2005 (to observe direction of change in role of sport in EU public policy) to 2015, WHO reports and polls results (from several years to see the trend), evaluations from sport projects directed to elderly people  - realized after 2010, reports from international projects dedicated to elderly people with physical activity as implementation tool and sport projects directed to elderly people (not necessarily exclusively). Despite literature review, we undertook questionnaire research (conducted in European Pro-Health 65+ project’s countries) and in-depth interviews with national experts from sport sector. Rising role of sport can be observed in EU policies for last 10 years. There are dozens of documents, recommendations and reports which highlight how crucial role well managed sport-for-all (grassroots sport) can play in health promotion and HP4OP especially. From 2005 Health Enhancing Physical Activity model and notion is promoted and implemented by states, some sport federations and sport clubs. Also Healthy and Active Aging (EU and WHO policies paradigms) include physical activity as one of the policy and intervention pillars. Effective change of daily habits– especially of citizens who are older, less healthy, lonely and in some countries poor as well is still problematic. Creating sport offer for older citizens definitely demands public resources and further development of sport-for-all domain in sport sector. Classical sport classes are not sufficient. To rise level of physical activity among elderly people the whole context of their existence have to be rearranged. Family, peers and health system has to encourage to physical activity, make it possible and user-friendly in house and out-door. Another problem is great differences in sport system models and physical level between EU countries. In all EU strategies and HEPA recommendations these differences are not sufficiently highlighted and sport is described as simple and obvious tool to implement. A lot EU projects with aim to exchange good practices in HEPA domain (as there are a lot of good projects to be copied and adjusted) took place but to ensure long term legacy of this exchange strong sport for all federations are necessary. 
      PubDate: 2017-07-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12503
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Decreasing loneliness and social isolation among the older people:
           systematic search and narrative review

    • Authors: Jovana Stojanovic, Agnese Collamati, Duplaga Mariusz, Graziano Onder, Daniele Ignazio La Milia, Walter Ricciardi, Umberto Moscato, Nicola Magnavita, Andrea Poscia
      Abstract: IntroductionThe aim of this study is to sum up the current knowledge on the effectiveness of the existing interventions for alleviating loneliness and social isolation among elderly persons.MethodsWe used a systematic approach and performed a literature search of MEDLINE, ISI Web of science, SCOPUS, The Cochrane Library, and CINAHL databases. After identifying 13 eligible reviews addressing interventions of our interest, we proceeded with a narrative description of the study findings.ResultsThe initiatives largely encompassed one-to-one interventions, group activities or community engagement approaches. In particular, technology interventions were recently given much attention. Overall, the studies showed non-satisfying methodological quality and their results were often inconclusive.ConclusionsAlthough there is a growing body of evidence referring to implementation of interventions targeting social isolation and loneliness among the elderly, future well-designed interventions are necessary in order to draw firm conclusions.
      PubDate: 2017-07-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12408
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Productive aging, work engagement and participation of older workers. A
           triadic approach to health and safety in the workplace.

    • Authors: Nicola Magnavita
      Abstract: Background. Aging of the workforce poses a dramatic challenge for health and safety in all European countries.Method. Our study was based on a comprehensive review of the literature on productive aging, work engagement, and human engineering, with particular reference to older worker issues.Results. Productive aging, work engagement, and participatory ergonomics appear to be the most promising areas of research in the field of worker aging. An analysis of intervention programs enabled us to identify three main approaches that could be used to tackle the problem. These include encouraging older adults to be involved in work activities, enhancing their work engagement, and sustaining their productive efforts through participatory changes in the working environment and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. Occupational health and safety services in the workplace must extend their activities of prevention to encompass not only traditional environmental risk factors, but also non-occupational risk factors, so that this holistic approach promotes good practices and positive attitudes.Conclusions. A set of recommendations and policy briefs for supra-national, national and local authorities was formulated.
      PubDate: 2017-07-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12436
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
  • Methodological issues in the observational studies conducted in older
           population: a narrative review

    • Authors: Andrea Poscia, Agnese Collamati, Sonja Milovanovic, Davide Liborio Vetrano, Giuseppe Liotta, Tommasangelo Petitti, Maria Luisa Di Pietro, Nicola Magnavita, Walter Ricciardi, Antonio Cherubini, Graziano Onder
      Abstract: IntroductionWell-conducted observational studies may represent valuable tools for getting insight to disease etiology, detecting the effect of age-related changes, and providing an important perspective on health risk factors and disabilities in an aging population. Nevertheless, this kind of research poses several challenges for researchers. The main aim of this narrative review was to address the potential methodological issues in performing the observational studies in the elderly, the factors that influence their participation, and the possible solutions for overcoming the barriers to research in this population.MethodsComprehensive search for the papers published in the period from January 1st 1980 until 31st July 2016 in English or Italian was conducted through MEDLINE, Scopus and Web of Science electronic databases. Findings from the included papers were finally summarized.ResultsIn cohort studies, the following barriers were addressed: sample size calculation, ascertainment of the target population, frequency of data collection, exposure determination, multifactorial loss to follow-up (drop-outs), cognitive impairment, definition of confounders, and ethical aspects. Case-control studies were reported to be prone to the issues like ascertainment of cases and controls, willingness to participate, data accuracy, recall bias, issues related to patients’ multimorbidity, and cognitive impairment.ConclusionsImportant factors to consider in research in elderly people include: precise definition of the study population, well conducted recruitment process, engagement with family and home care staff, cognitive impairment assessment and the consequent relevant ethical and legal issues, relief of participant burden in order to minimize withdrawal, and engagement with the media.
      PubDate: 2017-07-20
      DOI: 10.2427/12627
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
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