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16 de Abril     Open Access  
A Life in the Day     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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: 11)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
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: 6)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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: 13)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
American Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Health Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 229)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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: 2)
Archive of Community Health     Open Access  
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: 3)
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: 3)
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: 6)
Behavioral Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Best Practices in Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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: 20)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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: 17)
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Studies in Fire Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
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: 10)
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   (Followers: 1)
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: 2)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Contraception and Reproductive Medicine     Open Access  
Curare     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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: 17)
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: 19)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
electronic Journal of Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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   (Followers: 2)
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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: 10)
Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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: 6)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
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: 9)
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: 16)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Security : Health, Science and Policy     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: 16)
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: 9)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Health Inform     Full-text available via subscription  
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Health Notions     Open Access  
Health Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Health Policy and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Health Professional Student Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
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: 16)
Health Prospect     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 50)
Health Psychology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Health Renaissance     Open Access  
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
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: 3)
Health Voices     Full-text available via subscription  
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Healthy-Mu Journal     Open Access  
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: 11)
Home Health Care Services Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Hospitals & Health Networks     Free   (Followers: 4)
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: 5)
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: 35)
International Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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)

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   ISSN (Print) 1353-8292
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  • The health impacts of women's low control in their living environment: A
           theory-based systematic review of observational studies in societies with
           profound gender discrimination
    • Authors: Andy Pennington; Lois Orton; Shilpa Nayak; Adele Ring; Mark Petticrew; Amanda Sowden; Martin White; Margaret Whitehead
      Pages: 1 - 10
      Abstract: Publication date: May 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 51
      Author(s): Andy Pennington, Lois Orton, Shilpa Nayak, Adele Ring, Mark Petticrew, Amanda Sowden, Martin White, Margaret Whitehead
      We conducted a systematic review of observational evidence on the health impacts of women's low control/autonomy in the living environment in societies with profound gender discrimination and gender bias. Thirty observational studies of varying methodological quality were included. Overall, the evidence suggests that women's lower control or autonomy (for example lack of freedom of movement outside the home, lack of authority to access healthcare for sick children) was associated with poorer mental and physical health for women and higher morbidity and mortality for their children, after adjusting for their socioeconomic circumstances. Further studies are needed to disentangle and understand the pathways between low control and health outcomes in contexts of profound gender discrimination. This systematic review has highlighted the general low quality of the evidence base on this research question. It identifies the pressing need for high quality, longitudinal studies in the future.

      PubDate: 2018-02-25T19:55:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.02.001
      Issue No: Vol. 51 (2018)
  • Causal nature of neighborhood deprivation on individual risk of coronary
           heart disease or ischemic stroke: A prospective national Swedish
           co-relative control study in men and women
    • Authors: Per-Ola Forsberg; Henrik Ohlsson; Kristina Sundquist
      Pages: 1 - 5
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Per-Ola Forsberg, Henrik Ohlsson, Kristina Sundquist
      We studied the association between neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) and incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) or ischemic stroke in the total population and in full- and half-siblings to determine whether these associations are causal or a result from familial confounding. Data were retrieved from nationwide Swedish registers containing individual clinical data linked to neighborhood of residence. After adjustment for individual SES, the association between neighborhood SES and CHD showed no decrease with increasing genetic resemblance, particularly in women. This indicates that the association between neighborhood SES and CHD incidence is partially causal among women, which represents a novel finding.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T12:18:57Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.12.006
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • The meaning of community in diverse neighborhoods: Stratification of
           influence and mental health
    • Authors: Emily Walton
      Pages: 6 - 15
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Emily Walton
      As the United States diversifies, individuals are increasingly encountering and managing racial and ethnic difference in their neighboring relationships, thus challenging the “cultural” basis for consensus on the local meaning of community. This mixed-methods study considers the ways in which sense of community relates to mental health in two longstanding racially- and socioeconomically-diverse neighborhoods. I ask how social resources are distributed within diverse neighborhoods, integrating survey (N = 243) and interview (N = 60) data to make observations about both the existence and nature of relationships among the unique dimensions of sense of community and mental health. Findings indicate that the influence dimension of sense of community is particularly vital for mental health, and that whites and homeowners perceive and utilize influence more than other residents. I use residents’ narratives about their experiences to interpret how influence may relate to mental health and elaborate the ways in which people of color, renters, and individuals with long tenure comprehend their lack of influence in diverse neighborhoods.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T12:18:57Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.01.001
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • Chains of risk for alcohol use disorder: Mediators of exposure to
           neighborhood deprivation in early and middle childhood
    • Authors: Katherine J. Karriker-Jaffe; Sara L. Lönn; Won K. Cook; Kenneth S. Kendler; Kristina Sundquist
      Pages: 16 - 26
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Katherine J. Karriker-Jaffe, Sara L. Lönn, Won K. Cook, Kenneth S. Kendler, Kristina Sundquist
      Our goal was to test a cascade model to identify developmental pathways, or chains of risk, from neighborhood deprivation in childhood to alcohol use disorder (AUD) in young adulthood. Using Swedish general population data, we examined whether exposure to neighborhood deprivation during early and middle childhood was associated with indicators of social functioning in adolescence and emerging adulthood, and whether these were predictive of AUD. Structural equation models showed exposure to neighborhood deprivation was associated with lower school achievement during adolescence, poor social functioning during emerging adulthood, and the development of AUD for both males and females. Understanding longitudinal pathways from early exposure to adverse environments to later AUD can inform prevention and intervention efforts.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T12:18:57Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.12.008
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • Exploring masculinities, sexual health and wellbeing across areas of high
           deprivation in Scotland: The depth of the challenge to improve
           understandings and practices
    • Authors: Karen Lorimer; Lesley McMillan; Lisa McDaid; Dona Milne; Siân Russell; Kate Hunt
      Pages: 27 - 41
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Karen Lorimer, Lesley McMillan, Lisa McDaid, Dona Milne, Siân Russell, Kate Hunt
      Within and across areas of high deprivation, we explored constructions of masculinity in relation to sexual health and wellbeing, in what we believe to be the first UK study to take this approach. Our sample of 116 heterosexual men and women age 18–40 years took part in individual semi-structured interviews (n = 35) and focus group discussions (n = 18), across areas in Scotland. Drawing on a socio-ecological framework, findings revealed experience in places matter, with gender practices rooted in a domestically violent milieu, where localised, socio-cultural influences offered limited opportunities for more egalitarian performances of masculinity. We discuss the depths of the challenge in transforming masculinities in relation to sexual health and wellbeing in such communities.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T12:18:57Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.12.002
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • Social capital and child nutrition in India: The moderating role of
    • Authors: Kriti Vikram
      Pages: 42 - 51
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Kriti Vikram
      Empirical studies of social capital rarely take into account the socioeconomic context of the region in which it operates, indeed as most of this research has been located in high income countries. It is imperative to investigate how development may influence the impact of social capital, especially in developing countries. This paper examines the relationship between social capital and child nutrition using the India Human Development Survey, 2005–2006. Using a multilevel framework and a sample of 6770 rural children under the age of five, it finds that household based bridging social capital, expressed as connections with development based organizations, is positively associated with child nutrition. Bonding social capital, expressed as ties with caste and religious based organizations, has the opposite impact. At the village level, contextual measures of social capital are associated with nutritional status of children, but their influence is conditional on local development.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T12:18:57Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.12.007
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • Psychosocial wellbeing and place characteristics in Mexico
    • Authors: Chiara Cazzuffi; David López-Moreno
      Pages: 52 - 64
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Chiara Cazzuffi, David López-Moreno
      This paper investigates the relationship between individual psychosocial wellbeing and place characteristics in Mexico, using multi-level models and nationally representative survey data. We explore psychosocial wellbeing in terms of self-reported depression symptoms, feelings of sadness and experience of stress; analyse place characteristics at the level of municipality and at the level of locality; and investigate individual-level heterogeneities in the relationship by gender, age, wealth and employment status. Our results suggest the existence of a significant relationship between individual psychosocial wellbeing and place characteristics, and provide evidence of heterogeneity in how place characteristics affect the psychosocial wellbeing of different groups.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T12:18:57Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.01.002
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • Sociodemographic disparities in e-cigarette retail environment: Vape
           stores and census tract characteristics in Orange County, CA
    • Authors: Georgiana Bostean; Luis Sanchez; Adam M. Lippert
      Pages: 65 - 72
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Georgiana Bostean, Luis Sanchez, Adam M. Lippert
      Research shows disproportionate availability of tobacco retailers in disadvantaged neighborhoods, but little is known about the neighborhood correlates of e-cigarette specialty retailers (i.e., “vape stores”). We compiled addresses for all vape stores in Orange County (OC) (n = 174), CA, using a systematic internet search. Using American Community Survey data, we investigated the spatial structure and census tract correlates of vape store count. 23.4% of census tracts had at least one vape store, and those areas had higher percentage Hispanic population. Multivariate zero-inflated Poisson regressions revealed a higher incidence rate of vape stores in tracts with larger proportions of Hispanics, lower population density, and greater tobacco retailer density, net of other sociodemographic factors and zoning. These results suggest nicotine control initiatives in the age of e-cigarettes must consider the locational strategies of e-cigarette retailers, which are more common in Hispanic communities and areas already marked by tobacco retail activity.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T12:18:57Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.12.004
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • Neighborhood characteristics, food deserts, rurality, and type 2 diabetes
           in youth: Findings from a case-control study
    • Authors: Angela D. Liese; Archana P. Lamichhane; Sara C.A. Garzia; Robin C. Puett; Dwayne E. Porter; Dana Dabelea; Ralph B. D’Agostino; Debra Standiford; Lenna Liu
      Pages: 81 - 88
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Angela D. Liese, Archana P. Lamichhane, Sara C.A. Garzia, Robin C. Puett, Dwayne E. Porter, Dana Dabelea, Ralph B. D’Agostino, Debra Standiford, Lenna Liu
      Little is known about the influence of neighborhood characteristics on risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) among youth. We used data from the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Case-Control Study to evaluate the association of neighborhood characteristics, including food desert status of the census tract, with T2D in youth. We found a larger proportion of T2D cases in tracts with lower population density, larger minority population, and lower levels of education, household income, housing value, and proportion of the population in a managerial position. However, most associations of T2D with neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics were attributable to differences in individual characteristics. Notably, in multivariate logistic regression models, T2D was associated with living in the least densely populated study areas, and this finding requires further exploration.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T12:18:57Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.01.004
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • Investigating connectivity in the urban food landscapes of migrant women
           facing food insecurity in Washington, DC
    • Authors: Colleen Hammelman
      Pages: 89 - 97
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Colleen Hammelman
      The survival strategies of migrant women living in urban poverty are embedded in urban food landscapes (‘foodscapes’) characterized by dynamic social relationships and mobility. Relying on interviews with 31 migrant women in Washington, DC, this paper traces the socio-spatial conditions of their urban foodscapes to show that urban environments inhabited by low-income migrants are dynamic, stretching across multiple neighborhoods as they move throughout the city with social networks to obtain affordable, quality, and culturally appropriate food. Investigating these foodscapes demonstrates the relational nature of food provisioning strategies thus providing a critique of simplistic explanations of hunger that treat food insecure residents as static, ignorant, and individual economic actors. These explanations risk producing equally simplistic and inefficient approaches to addressing food insecurity such as increasing mainstream consumption opportunities in so-called food deserts or focusing on nutrition education and individual choice without considering residents’ dynamic urban experiences. As a result, this paper argues that programmatic responses to insecure urban foodscapes should be developed that foster social and physical connectivity while better addressing structural causes of hunger.

      PubDate: 2018-02-25T19:55:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.01.003
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • Context matters: Community social cohesion and health behaviors in two
           South African areas
    • Authors: Sheri A. Lippman; Hannah H. Leslie; Torsten B. Neilands; Rhian Twine; Jessica S. Grignon; Catherine MacPhail; Jessica Morris; Dumisani Rebombo; Malebo Sesane; Alison M. El Ayadi; Audrey Pettifor; Kathleen Kahn
      Pages: 98 - 104
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Sheri A. Lippman, Hannah H. Leslie, Torsten B. Neilands, Rhian Twine, Jessica S. Grignon, Catherine MacPhail, Jessica Morris, Dumisani Rebombo, Malebo Sesane, Alison M. El Ayadi, Audrey Pettifor, Kathleen Kahn
      Background Understanding how social contexts shape HIV risk will facilitate development of effective prevention responses. Social cohesion, the trust and connectedness experienced in communities, has been associated with improved sexual health and HIV-related outcomes, but little research has been conducted in high prevalence settings. Methods We conducted population-based surveys with adults 18–49 in high HIV prevalence districts in Mpumalanga (n = 2057) and North West Province (n = 1044), South Africa. Community social cohesion scores were calculated among the 70 clusters. We used multilevel logistic regression stratified by gender to assess individual- and group-level associations between social cohesion and HIV-related behaviors: recent HIV testing, heavy alcohol use, and concurrent sexual partnerships. Results Group-level cohesion was protective in Mpumalanga, where perceived social cohesion was higher. For each unit increase in group cohesion, the odds of heavy drinking among men were reduced by 40% (95%CI 0.25, 0.65); the odds of women reporting concurrent sexual partnerships were reduced by 45% (95%CI 0.19, 1.04; p = 0.06); and the odds of reporting recent HIV testing were 1.6 and 1.9 times higher in men and women, respectively. Conclusions We identified potential health benefits of cohesion across three HIV-related health behaviors in one region with higher overall evidence of group cohesion. There may be a minimum level of cohesion required to yield positive health effects.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T12:18:57Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.12.009
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • Negotiating home base: Narratives of psychological well-being among female
           military members
    • Authors: Natalie P. Mota; Maria Medved; Diane Hiebert-Murphy; Debbie Whitney; Jitender Sareen
      Pages: 105 - 111
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Natalie P. Mota, Maria Medved, Diane Hiebert-Murphy, Debbie Whitney, Jitender Sareen
      The current study aimed to understand how active duty service women with low levels of current psychological distress make sense of their military experiences in ways that might contribute to psychological well-being. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with active duty female members in the Canadian Forces and transcripts were analyzed using narrative analysis. A sense of belonging was found to be of utmost salience to the women, with several participants negotiating and constructing places that felt like home to them, and with different degrees of attachment to the military versus civilian world. The findings of this work are discussed within the context of focusing prevention and intervention efforts on increasing belongingness and a sense of home for female service members.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T12:18:57Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.01.005
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • Privacy, boundaries and smart homes for health: An ethnographic study
    • Authors: Alison Burrows; David Coyle; Rachael Gooberman-Hill
      Pages: 112 - 118
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Alison Burrows, David Coyle, Rachael Gooberman-Hill
      This article explores how people negotiate borders and boundaries within the home, in the context of health and the introduction of new technologies. We draw on an ethnographic study involving a socially diverse group of people, which included people with experience of telecare or smart home energy systems. Participants engaged in various strategies to regulate the borders of their home, even though new technologies have begun to change the nature of these borders. Participants managed health conditions but also their use of technology through boundary work that permitted devices to be more or less visible and integrated within the home. Findings highlight that if smart healthcare technologies are to be accepted in the home then there is a need for mechanisms that allow people to control the interpretation of data and flow of information generated about them and their households.

      PubDate: 2018-02-25T19:55:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.01.006
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • Different response of human mortality to extreme temperatures (MoET)
           between rural and urban areas: A multi-scale study across China
    • Authors: Chenzhi Wang; Zhao Zhang; Maigeng Zhou; Pin Wang; Peng Yin; Wan Ye; Lingyan Zhang
      Pages: 119 - 129
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Chenzhi Wang, Zhao Zhang, Maigeng Zhou, Pin Wang, Peng Yin, Wan Ye, Lingyan Zhang
      Background The environmental variation in mortality due to extreme temperatures has been well-documented by many studies. Mortality to extreme temperatures (MoET) was recognized to vary geographically, either by countries within a region or by areas within a country. However, so far, little attention has been paid to rural residents, with even lesser attention on the potential rural-urban differences. The aim of our study was to offer a quite comprehensive analysis on the differences in temperature-mortality relationship between rural and urban areas across China. Method A distributed lag nonlinear model was built to describe the temperature-mortality relationship, based on the mortality data and meteorological variable of 75 communities in China from 2007 to 2012. Subsequently, a meta-analysis was applied to compare the differences in the temperature-mortality relationship between rural and urban areas at various levels. Results Distinct responses regarding MoET between rural and urban areas were observed at different spatial scales. At regional level, more U-shaped curves were observed for temperature-mortality relationships in urban areas, while more J-shaped curves were observed in rural areas. At national scale, we found that the cold effect was stronger in rural areas (RR: rural 1.69 vs. urban 1.51), while heat effect was stronger in urban areas (RR: rural 1.01 vs. urban 1.12). Moreover, the modifying influence of air pollution on temperature-mortality relationship was found to be very limited. Conclusion The difference in response of MoET between rural and urban areas was noticeable, cold effect is more significant in China both in rural and urban areas. Additionally, urban areas in southern China and rural areas in northern China suffered more from extreme temperature events. Our findings suggest that differences in rural-urban responses to MoET should be taken seriously when intervention measures for reducing the risks to residents’ health were adopted.

      PubDate: 2018-02-25T19:55:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.01.011
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • OpenStreetMap data for alcohol research: Reliability assessment and
           quality indicators
    • Authors: Jonathan Bright; Stefano De Sabbata; Sumin Lee; Bharath Ganesh; David K. Humphreys
      Pages: 130 - 136
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Jonathan Bright, Stefano De Sabbata, Sumin Lee, Bharath Ganesh, David K. Humphreys
      There is a growing interest in using OpenStreetMap [OSM] data in health research. We evaluate the usefulness of OSM data for researching the spatial availability of alcohol, a field which has been hampered by data access difficulties. We find OSM data is about 50% complete, which appears adequate for replicating findings from other studies using alcohol licensing data. Further, we show how OSM quality metrics can be used to select areas with more complete alcohol data. The ease of access and use may create opportunities for analysts and researchers seeking to understand broad patterns of alcohol availability.

      PubDate: 2018-02-25T19:55:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.01.009
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • Spaces of hope' Youth perspectives on health and wellness in
           indigenous communities
    • Authors: Lydia Wood; David Kamper; Kate Swanson
      Pages: 137 - 145
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Lydia Wood, David Kamper, Kate Swanson
      This article addresses an apparent paradox between academic and policy depictions of American Indian reservations as “broken” and “unhealthy” places, and Indigenous youth perceptions of reservations as spaces of “health” and “wellness.” Public health literature often frames reservations as damaged, health-denying places, chronicling the extraordinarily high rates of suicide, substance abuse, as well as vast health disparities. Despite these dire statistics, our research with Native youth in San Diego County found that young people chose to primarily emphasize their positive experiences with, and attachments to, their reservations. In this article, we share strength- and desire-based narratives to explore how reservations can serve as spaces of wellness for Indigenous youth, despite ongoing settler colonial harm. We seek to expand the discussion on the unintended consequences of deficit-centered scholarship by arguing that health research should also engage with the narratives of hope and desire that are reflective of the way many Native youth feel about their communities. In this article, we urge scholars and practitioners to rethink how we conduct health research to include methodologies that listen to the narratives and experiences of those who, day in and day out, navigate settler colonial landscapes, while continuing to create spaces of hope and healing.

      PubDate: 2018-02-25T19:55:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.01.010
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • Making space work: Staff socio-spatial practices in a paediatric
           outpatient department
    • Authors: Tineke Water; Jill Wrapson; Stephen Reay; Katrina Ford
      Pages: 146 - 153
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Tineke Water, Jill Wrapson, Stephen Reay, Katrina Ford
      Studies of the characteristics of therapeutic landscapes have become common in medical geography. However, there is limited analysis of how therapeutic landscapes are produced. Based upon the qualitative theoretical thematic analysis of focus group data, this study examined the spatial work carried out by healthcare practitioners in a paediatric outpatients’ department, turning unsatisfactory space into a therapeutic place. The study highlights the spatial strategies employed by staff to mitigate socio-spatial deficiencies in the healthcare environment. Staff perceived the task of making space work as an integral part of their duty of care to patients and an important facet of their professional identity. This study concludes that many of the spatial aspects of health care practice are often taken for granted. However this may hide the crucial role that health professionals have in producing places that heal.

      PubDate: 2018-02-25T19:55:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.01.007
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • Health inequities faced by Ethiopian migrant domestic workers in Lebanon
    • Authors: Bina Fernandez
      Pages: 154 - 161
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Bina Fernandez
      This paper investigates the healthcare needs, access to healthcare, and healthcare strategies of Ethiopian migrant domestic workers (MDWs) in Lebanon, drawing on qualitative empirical research. The analysis focusses on four types of health care needs: minor illnesses, pregnancies, serious illnesses (such as cancer, tuberculosis or heart problems), and emergencies (due to accidents, suicide attempts or assaults). Predictably, access to healthcare is distinctly differentiated according to an MDW's status as a documented, freelancer, or undocumented worker. Drawing on the concepts of systemic health inequities and inter-personal racial discrimination, the paper provides evidence for inequitable access to healthcare experienced by Ethiopian women in Lebanon. I identify the specific forms of exclusion they experience and develop a matrix for analysis of systemic inequities in access to healthcare differentiated by migrant status.

      PubDate: 2018-02-25T19:55:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.01.008
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • Associations between social capital and depression: A study of adult twins
    • Authors: Hannah Cohen-Cline; Shirley AA Beresford; Wendy Barrington; Ross Matsueda; Jon Wakefield; Glen E. Duncan
      Pages: 162 - 167
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 50
      Author(s): Hannah Cohen-Cline, Shirley AA Beresford, Wendy Barrington, Ross Matsueda, Jon Wakefield, Glen E. Duncan
      Social capital is associated with depression independently of individual-level risk factors. We used a sample of 1586 same-sex twin pairs to test the association between seven measures of social capital and two related measures of neighborhood characteristics with depressive symptoms accounting for uncontrolled selection factors (i.e., genetics and shared environment). All measures of cognitive social capital and neighborhood characteristics were associated with less depressive symptoms in between-twin analysis. However, only measures of cognitive social capital were significantly associated with less depressive symptoms within-pairs. These results demonstrate that cognitive social capital is associated with depressive symptoms free of confounding from genetic and environmental factors shared within twins.

      PubDate: 2018-02-25T19:55:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.02.002
      Issue No: Vol. 50 (2018)
  • Nature as a facilitator for physical activity: Defining relationships
           between the objective and perceived environment and physical activity
           among community-dwelling older people
    • Authors: Kirsi E. Keskinen; Merja Rantakokko; Kimmo Suomi; Taina Rantanen; Erja Portegijs
      Pages: 111 - 119
      Abstract: Publication date: January 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 49
      Author(s): Kirsi E. Keskinen, Merja Rantakokko, Kimmo Suomi, Taina Rantanen, Erja Portegijs
      The aim was to study the correspondence between the objective and perceived environment and to assess their associations with physical activity (PA) in older people. 848 community-dwelling older people aged 75–90 were interviewed on their difficulties in walking 500m, perceiving nature as a facilitator for outdoor mobility, and PA. The presence of water and landscape diversity were objectively assessed inside 500m and 1000m circular buffers around participants’ homes. Using logistic regression, participant data were analyzed together with the objectively assessed environmental features. Our results indicate that higher habitat diversity within natural areas correlates with higher PA among older people without walking difficulties and the presence of water correlates with higher PA among those with walking difficulties.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T12:18:57Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.12.003
      Issue No: Vol. 49 (2018)
  • On lenses and blind spots in qualitative exercise and environment
           research: A Response to Stephanie Coen
    • Authors: Russell Hitchings; Alan Latham; UCL
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 January 2018
      Source:Health & Place
      Author(s): Russell Hitchings, Alan Latham, UCL
      Qualitative research focused on how people experience the social and material environments in which they exercise has the potential to inform public health agendas in all sorts of ways. This commentary takes up the claim made by Stephanie Coen that such research should begin with an ‘equity lens’ and place a greater emphasis on ‘critique’ than we did in the ‘Exercise and Environment’ special issue to which she responds. At its best qualitative research reveals new ways of thinking about the social and material contexts at hand. As such, it has the potential to highlight important dimensions of the lived experience of popular fitness practices that may have hitherto been relatively overlooked. Always starting with the overt aim of applying an ‘equity lens’ truncates the possibility of discovering such dimensions. Furthermore, being too wedded to an overtly critical stance may end up hindering, rather than encouraging, the most positive dialogue between those studying the cotemporary exercise experience and those involved in public health.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T12:18:57Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.12.001
  • Bring out your dead!: A study of income inequality and life expectancy in
           the United States, 2000–2010
    • Authors: Terrence D. Hill; Andrew Jorgenson
      Pages: 1 - 6
      Abstract: Publication date: January 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 49
      Author(s): Terrence D. Hill, Andrew Jorgenson
      We test whether income inequality undermines female and male life expectancy in the United States. We employ data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia and two-way fixed effects to model state-level average life expectancy as a function of multiple income inequality measures and time-varying characteristics. We find that state-level income inequality is inversely associated with female and male life expectancy. We observe this general pattern across four measures of income inequality and under the rigorous conditions of state-specific and year-specific fixed effects. If income inequality undermines life expectancy, redistribution policies could actually improve the health of states.

      PubDate: 2017-11-16T21:57:25Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.11.001
      Issue No: Vol. 49 (2017)
  • The natural context of wellbeing: Ecological momentary assessment of the
           influence of nature and daylight on affect and stress for individuals with
           depression levels varying from none to clinical
    • Authors: Femke Beute; Yvonne A.W. de Kort
      Pages: 7 - 18
      Abstract: Publication date: January 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 49
      Author(s): Femke Beute, Yvonne A.W. de Kort
      This paper explores how everyday encounters with two natural phenomena -natural elements and daylight- influence affect and stress levels for people differing in mental health. Nature and daylight exposure both have well-documented beneficial effects on mental health and affect but to what extent their exposure has beneficial effects in daily life is currently under investigated, as is the question whether lower mental health would make one more, or instead, less responsive. To this end, an ecological momentary assessment protocol was employed for a period of 6 days. Fifty-nine participants varying in level of depressive symptoms from none to clinical completed momentary assessments of affect, stress, and their physical environment. Results indicate beneficial effects of nature and daylight on affect and some effects on stress and stress-related outcomes. For nature exposure, but not for daylight exposure, effects were stronger for those in higher need of restoration, stressing the importance of our everyday environment for mental wellbeing.

      PubDate: 2017-12-13T09:49:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.11.005
      Issue No: Vol. 49 (2017)
  • Patterns of food and physical activity environments related to children's
           food and activity behaviors: A latent class analysis
    • Authors: Robin S. DeWeese; Punam Ohri-Vachaspati; Marc A. Adams; Jonathan Kurka; Seung Yong Han; Michael Todd; Michael J. Yedidia
      Pages: 19 - 29
      Abstract: Publication date: January 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 49
      Author(s): Robin S. DeWeese, Punam Ohri-Vachaspati, Marc A. Adams, Jonathan Kurka, Seung Yong Han, Michael Todd, Michael J. Yedidia
      Relationships between food and physical activity (PA) environments and children's related behaviors are complex. Latent class analyses derived patterns from proximity to healthy and unhealthy food outlets, PA facilities and parks, and counts of residential dwellings and intersections. Regression analyses examined whether derived classes were related to food consumption, PA, and overweight among 404 low-income children. Compared to children living in Low PA-Low Food environments, children in High Intersection&Parks-Moderate Density&Food, and High Density-Low Parks-High Food environments, had significantly greater sugar-sweetened beverage consumption (ps<0.01) and overweight/obesity (ps<0.001). Children in the High Density-Low Parks-High Food environments were more likely to walk to destinations (p = 0.01) Recognizing and leveraging beneficial aspects of neighborhood patterns may be more effective at positively influencing children's eating and PA behaviors compared to isolating individual aspects of the built environment.

      PubDate: 2017-12-13T09:49:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.11.002
      Issue No: Vol. 49 (2017)
  • Comparing objective measures of the built environment in their
           associations with youth physical activity and sedentary behavior across
           heterogeneous geographies
    • Authors: Melissa N. Poulsen; Emily A. Knapp; Annemarie G. Hirsch; Lisa Bailey-Davis; Jonathan Pollak; Brian S. Schwartz
      Pages: 30 - 38
      Abstract: Publication date: January 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 49
      Author(s): Melissa N. Poulsen, Emily A. Knapp, Annemarie G. Hirsch, Lisa Bailey-Davis, Jonathan Pollak, Brian S. Schwartz
      We compared two strategies for measuring built environment features in their associations with youth physical activity and sedentary behavior across heterogeneous geographies of Pennsylvania. Physical activity environments of communities representing a rural-to-urban gradient were characterized through direct observation and spatially referenced archival data subjected to confirmatory factor analysis. Stratified regression analyses assessed associations between environmental measures and behavioral outcomes by community type. Neither strategy was consistently associated with behavior across communities. Findings highlight the importance of differentiating community type in evaluating associations of the built environment, and the challenge of measuring meaningful differences that influence youth behavior across heterogeneous geographies.

      PubDate: 2017-12-13T09:49:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.11.003
      Issue No: Vol. 49 (2017)
  • Comparing residence-based to actual path-based methods for defining
           adolescents’ environmental exposures using granular spatial data
    • Authors: Alison J. Culyba; Wensheng Guo; Charles C. Branas; Elizabeth Miller; Douglas J. Wiebe
      Pages: 39 - 49
      Abstract: Publication date: January 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 49
      Author(s): Alison J. Culyba, Wensheng Guo, Charles C. Branas, Elizabeth Miller, Douglas J. Wiebe
      This paper uses data from a population-based case control study of daily activities and assault injury to examine residence-based versus actual path-based approaches to measuring environmental exposures that pose risks for violence among adolescents. Defining environmental exposures based on participant home address resulted in significant misclassification compared to gold standard daily travel path measures. Dividing participant daily travel paths into origin-destination segments, we explore a method for defining spatial counterfactuals by comparing actual trip path exposures to shortest potential trip path exposures. Spatial methods explored herein can be utilized in future research to more accurately quantify environmental exposures and associations with health outcomes.

      PubDate: 2017-12-13T09:49:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.11.007
      Issue No: Vol. 49 (2017)
  • The development of a spatial palliative care index instrument for
           assessing population-level need for palliative care services
    • Authors: Nadine Schuurman; Michael Martin; Valorie A. Crooks; Ellen Randall
      Pages: 50 - 58
      Abstract: Publication date: January 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 49
      Author(s): Nadine Schuurman, Michael Martin, Valorie A. Crooks, Ellen Randall
      We developed an index to measure potential need for palliative care services (PCIX). This is an instrument that enables spatial identification of potential population-level need for palliative care services and can be developed using census data. Four indicators of potential need for palliative care services —age, sex, living arrangement, socio-economic status (SES)—were used to produce composite potential need scores for DAs. Scores were graphically mapped, producing a spatial delineation of relative need for end-of-life services. To assess the benefit of combining multiple variables to define potential need, PCIX resolution was compared to general SES-based delineations of need. PCIX scores and maps were generated for all DAs, revealing spatial variability in potential need for palliative care services (PCS). Comparison of PCIX maps to those based on purely on SES indicated that use of variables specifically linked to palliative need resulted in more precise delineations of potential populations in need of PCS. Using composite scores – based on freely available census data - to spatially assess potential need for palliative care services can provide critical data for decision makers charged with rationalizing service locations and service capacity.

      PubDate: 2017-12-13T09:49:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.11.004
      Issue No: Vol. 49 (2017)
  • Green pastures: Do US real estate prices respond to population health'
    • Authors: Claudia Nau; David Bishai
      Pages: 59 - 67
      Abstract: Publication date: January 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 49
      Author(s): Claudia Nau, David Bishai
      We investigate whether communities with improving population health will subsequently experience rising real estate prices. Home price indices (HPIs) for 371 MSAs from 1990 to 2010 are regressed against life-expectancy five years prior. HPIs come from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Life expectancy estimates come from the Institute of Health Metrics. Our analysis uses random and fixed effect models with a comprehensive set of controls. Life expectancy predicted increases in the HPI controlling for potential confounders. We found that, this effect varied spatially. Communities that invest their revenue from property taxes in public health infrastructure could benefit from a virtuous cycle of better health leading to higher property values. Communities that do not invest in health could enter vicious cycles and this could widen geospatial health and wealth disparities.

      PubDate: 2017-12-13T09:49:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.11.008
      Issue No: Vol. 49 (2017)
  • Neighbourhood social and physical environment and general practitioner
           assessed morbidity
    • Authors: Peter P. Groenewegen; Jan-Paul Zock; Peter Spreeuwenberg; Marco Helbich; Gerard Hoek; Annemarie Ruijsbroek; Maciej Strak; Robert Verheij; Beate Volker; Geeke Waverijn; Martin Dijst
      Pages: 68 - 84
      Abstract: Publication date: January 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 49
      Author(s): Peter P. Groenewegen, Jan-Paul Zock, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Marco Helbich, Gerard Hoek, Annemarie Ruijsbroek, Maciej Strak, Robert Verheij, Beate Volker, Geeke Waverijn, Martin Dijst
      The aim of our study was to investigate the association between health enhancing and threatening, and social and physical aspects of the neighbourhood environment and general practitioner (GP) assessed morbidity of the people living there, in order to find out whether the effects of environmental characteristics add up or modify each other. We combined GP electronic health records with environmental data on neighbourhoods in the Netherlands. Cross-classified logistic multilevel models show the importance of taking into account several environmental characteristics and confounders, as social capital effects on the prevalence of morbidity disappear when other area characteristics are taken into account. Stratification by area socio-economic status, shows that the association between environmental characteristics and the prevalence of morbidity is stronger for people living in low SES areas. In low SES areas, green space seems to alleviate effects of air pollution on the prevalence of high blood pressure and diabetes, while the effects of green space and social capital reinforce each other.

      PubDate: 2017-12-13T09:49:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.11.006
      Issue No: Vol. 49 (2017)
  • Traveling with blindness: A qualitative space-time approach to
           understanding visual impairment and urban mobility
    • Authors: Sandy Wong
      Pages: 85 - 92
      Abstract: Publication date: January 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 49
      Author(s): Sandy Wong
      This paper draws from Hägerstrand’s space-time framework to generate new insights on the everyday mobilities of individuals with visual impairments in the San Francisco Bay Area. While existing research on visual impairment and mobility emphasizes individual physical limitations resulting from vision loss or inaccessible public spaces, this article highlights and bridges both the behavioral and social processes that influence individual mobility. A qualitative analysis of sit-down and mobile interview data reveals that the space-time constraints of people with visual impairments are closely linked to their access to transportation, assistive technologies, and mobile devices. The findings deepen our understandings of the relationship between health and mobility, and present intervention opportunities for improving the quality of life for people with visual impairment.

      PubDate: 2017-12-13T09:49:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.11.009
      Issue No: Vol. 49 (2017)
  • Modest ratios of fast food outlets to supermarkets and green grocers are
           associated with higher body mass index: Longitudinal analysis of a sample
           of 15,229 Australians aged 45 years and older in the Australian National
           Liveability Study
    • Authors: Xiaoqi Feng; Thomas Astell-Burt; Hannah Badland; Suzanne Mavoa; Billie Giles-Corti
      Pages: 101 - 110
      Abstract: Publication date: January 2018
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 49
      Author(s): Xiaoqi Feng, Thomas Astell-Burt, Hannah Badland, Suzanne Mavoa, Billie Giles-Corti
      Food purchasing decisions are made within the context of the range of options available, yet most epidemiological studies focus upon single outlet types. Ratios of fast food outlets to supermarkets and green grocers were linked to addresses of 15,229 adults in the 45 and Up Study at baseline (2006–2008) and follow-up (2009–2010). Compared to having no fast food outlet but having healthy food outlets within 3.2km from home, multilevel growth curves revealed that relative exposure>25% fast food outlets were associated with 0.36–1.19kg/m2 higher BMI (p<0.05). These associations were consistent as people aged. No associations were observed for food outlets<0.8km.

      PubDate: 2017-12-26T20:57:25Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.10.004
      Issue No: Vol. 49 (2017)
  • Health of newly arrived immigrants in Canada and the United States:
           Differential selection on health
    • Authors: Yao Lu; Neeraj Kaushal; Nicole Denier; Julia Shu-Huah Wang
      Pages: 1 - 10
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 48
      Author(s): Yao Lu, Neeraj Kaushal, Nicole Denier, Julia Shu-Huah Wang
      Canada and the U.S. are two major immigrant-receiving countries characterized by different immigration policies and health care systems. The present study examines whether immigrant health selection, or the "healthy immigrant effect", differs by destination and what factors may account for differences in immigrant health selection. We use 12 years of U.S. National Health Interview Survey and Canadian Community Health Survey data to compare the risks of overweight/obesity and chronic health conditions among new immigrants in the two countries. Results suggest a more positive health selection of immigrants to Canada than the U.S. Specifically, newly arrived U.S. immigrants are more likely to be overweight or obese and have serious chronic health conditions than their Canadian counterparts. The difference in overweight/obesity was explained by differences in source regions and educational levels of immigrants across the two countries. But this is not the case for serious chronic conditions. These results suggest that immigration-related policies can potentially shape immigrant health selection.

      PubDate: 2017-09-08T02:16:25Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.08.011
      Issue No: Vol. 48 (2017)
  • Photovoicing the neighbourhood: Understanding the situated meaning of
           intangible places for ageing-in-place
    • Authors: Susan van Hees; Klasien Horstman; Maria Jansen; Dirk Ruwaard
      Pages: 11 - 19
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 48
      Author(s): Susan van Hees, Klasien Horstman, Maria Jansen, Dirk Ruwaard
      Ageing-in-place is considered important for the health of older adults. In this paper, inspired by a constructivist approach to ageing-in-place, we unravel professionals’ and older adults’ constructions of ageing-in-place. Their perspectives are studied in relation to a policy that aims to develop so-called ‘lifecycle-robust neighbourhoods’ in the southern part of the Netherlands. We conducted a photovoice study in which 18 older adults (70–85 years) living independently and 14 professionals (social workers, housing consultants, neighbourhood managers and community workers) were asked to photograph and discuss the places they consider important for ageing-in-place. Based on a theoretically informed analysis of the data, we found that professionals primarily consider objective characteristics of neighbourhoods such as access to amenities, mobility and meeting places as important enablers for older adults to remain living independently. Analysis of older adults’ photographs and stories show that they associate ageing-in-place with specific lived experiences and attachments to specific, intangible and memory-laden public places. We conclude that exploring these experiences helps to increase current knowledge about place attachment in old age.

      PubDate: 2017-09-26T08:26:40Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.08.007
      Issue No: Vol. 48 (2017)
  • Comparisons of depression, anxiety, well-being, and perceptions of the
           built environment amongst adults seeking social, intermediate and
           market-rent accommodation in the former London Olympic Athletes’ Village
    • Authors: Bina Ram; Aparna Shankar; Claire M. Nightingale; Billie Giles-Corti; Anne Ellaway; Ashley R. Cooper; Angie Page; Steven Cummins; Daniel Lewis; Peter H. Whincup; Derek G. Cook; Alicja R. Rudnicka; Christopher G. Owen
      Pages: 31 - 39
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 48
      Author(s): Bina Ram, Aparna Shankar, Claire M. Nightingale, Billie Giles-Corti, Anne Ellaway, Ashley R. Cooper, Angie Page, Steven Cummins, Daniel Lewis, Peter H. Whincup, Derek G. Cook, Alicja R. Rudnicka, Christopher G. Owen
      The Examining Neighbourhood Activities in Built Living Environments in London (ENABLE London) study provides a unique opportunity to examine differences in mental health and well-being amongst adults seeking social, intermediate (affordable rent), and market-rent housing in a purpose built neighbourhood (East Village, the former London 2012 Olympic Athletes’ Village), specifically designed to encourage positive health behaviours. Multi-level logistic regression models examined baseline differences in levels of depression, anxiety and well-being across the housing groups. Compared with the intermediate group, those seeking social housing were more likely to be depressed, anxious and had poorer well-being after adjustment for demographic and health status variables. Further adjustments for neighbourhood perceptions suggest that compared with the intermediate group, perceived neighbourhood characteristics may be an important determinant of depression amongst those seeking social housing, and lower levels of happiness the previous day amongst those seeking market-rent housing. These findings add to the extensive literature on inequalities in health, and provide a strong basis for future longitudinal work that will examine change in depression, anxiety and well-being after moving into East Village, where those seeking social housing potentially have the most to gain.

      PubDate: 2017-09-26T08:26:40Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.09.001
      Issue No: Vol. 48 (2017)
  • Community social support as a protective factor against suicide: A
           gender-specific ecological study of 75 regions of 23 European countries
    • Authors: Nuša Zadravec Šedivy; Tina Podlogar; David C.R. Kerr; Diego De Leo
      Pages: 40 - 46
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 48
      Author(s): Nuša Zadravec Šedivy, Tina Podlogar, David C.R. Kerr, Diego De Leo
      By studying differences in suicide rates among different geographical regions one may identify factors connected to suicidal behaviour on a regional level. Many studies have focused on risk factors, whereas less is known about protective factors, such as social support. Using suicide rates and data from the European Social Survey (ESS) we explore the association between regional level social support indicator and suicide rates in 23 European countries in 2012. Linear multiple regression analyses using region as the unit of analysis revealed inverse relationships between mean respondent valuing of social support and suicide rates for both genders, with some indication of a stronger relationship among men. Social support may have a protective effect against suicide on a regional level. Thus, increasing social support could be an effective focus of preventive activities, resulting in lowering suicide rates, with greater expected results among men.

      PubDate: 2017-09-26T08:26:40Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.09.004
      Issue No: Vol. 48 (2017)
  • Museum-based programs for socially isolated older adults: Understanding
           what works
    • Authors: Carolyn Todd; Paul M. Camic; Bridget Lockyer; Linda J.M. Thomson; Helen J. Chatterjee
      Pages: 47 - 55
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 48
      Author(s): Carolyn Todd, Paul M. Camic, Bridget Lockyer, Linda J.M. Thomson, Helen J. Chatterjee
      This paper presents research findings that help to understand how museum programs created opportunities to enhance wellbeing and health, and changed experiences of social isolation in older adults. The research conceptualized how program elements enabled both individual experiences and relational processes to occur. These components operated within a context that was enriched by the museum as a place to support wellbeing and enhance social interaction. To meaningfully support socially isolated older people as part of local public health strategies, museums need to be accessible and engaging places that purposively support social interaction by involving people and objects, participating in multiple sessions over time, that are facilitated by skilled and knowledgeable staff.

      PubDate: 2017-09-26T08:26:40Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.08.005
      Issue No: Vol. 48 (2017)
  • Antibiotic optimisation in ‘the bush’: Local know-how and
           core-periphery relations
    • Authors: Alexander Broom; Jennifer Broom; Emma Kirby; Alexandra Gibson; Mark Davis
      Pages: 56 - 62
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 48
      Author(s): Alexander Broom, Jennifer Broom, Emma Kirby, Alexandra Gibson, Mark Davis
      The growing global concern around antimicrobial mis-use and proliferating resistance has resulted in increasing interest in optimising antibiotics, particularly in hospitals. While the agenda to tighten antibiotic use has been critically explored in metropolitan settings, the dynamics of rural and remote settings have remained largely unexplored. Drawing on 30 interviews with doctors, nurses, and pharmacists in a remote Australian hospital, we focus on the pertinence of setting, and its importance for contextualising and potentially achieving antibiotic optimisation. Building on previous work on the dynamics of locale and core-periphery relations, here we consider how antimicrobial practice is deeply embedded in experiences of being on the geographical periphery, and crucially, at the periphery of (established) knowledge.

      PubDate: 2017-09-26T08:26:40Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.09.003
      Issue No: Vol. 48 (2017)
  • Public green spaces and positive mental health – investigating the
           relationship between access, quantity and types of parks and mental
    • Authors: Lisa Wood; Paula Hooper; Sarah Foster; Fiona Bull
      Pages: 63 - 71
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 48
      Author(s): Lisa Wood, Paula Hooper, Sarah Foster, Fiona Bull
      Associations between parks and mental health have typically been investigated in relation to the presence or absence of mental illness. This study uses a validated measure of positive mental health and data from RESIDential Environments (RESIDE) Project to investigate the association between the presence, amount and attributes of public green space in new greenfield neighbourhood developments and the mental health of local residents (n = 492). Both the overall number and total area of public green spaces were significantly associated with greater mental wellbeing, and findings support a dose-response relationship. Positive mental health was not only associated with parks with a nature focus, but also with green spaces characterised by recreational and sporting activity. The study demonstrates that adequate provision of public green space in local neighbourhoods and within walking distance is important for positive mental health.

      PubDate: 2017-09-26T08:26:40Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.09.002
      Issue No: Vol. 48 (2017)
  • The effects of air pollution on individual psychological distress
    • Authors: Victoria Sass; Nicole Kravitz-Wirtz; Steven M. Karceski; Anjum Hajat; Kyle Crowder; David Takeuchi
      Pages: 72 - 79
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 48
      Author(s): Victoria Sass, Nicole Kravitz-Wirtz, Steven M. Karceski, Anjum Hajat, Kyle Crowder, David Takeuchi
      This study is the first of its kind to utilize longitudinal, nationally representative panel data from the United States to assess the relationship between exposure to air pollution and reports of psychological distress. Using annual-average measures of air pollution in respondents' census blocks of residence we find that over the period 1999–2011 particulate matter 2.5 is significantly associated with increased psychological distress; this association remains even after controlling for a robust set of demographic, socioeconomic, and health-related covariates. This study suggests that public health efforts to reduce the personal and societal costs of mental illness should consider addressing not only individual characteristics and factors in the social environment, but also underexplored facets of the physical environment such as air pollution.

      PubDate: 2017-11-16T21:57:25Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.09.006
      Issue No: Vol. 48 (2017)
  • Walkability, complete streets, and gender: Who benefits most'
    • Authors: Wyatt A. Jensen; Tammy K. Stump; Barbara B. Brown; Carol M. Werner; Ken R. Smith
      Pages: 80 - 89
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 48
      Author(s): Wyatt A. Jensen, Tammy K. Stump, Barbara B. Brown, Carol M. Werner, Ken R. Smith
      Does street walkability and a new complete street renovation relate to street use and gender composition' We audited two mixed-walkability complete streets ("complete less-urban" and "complete-urban"), one low-walkable street, and one high-walkable street at pre-renovation and twice post-renovation. Complete street users increased, especially for the complete-less urban street. Typically, the high-walkable street attracted the most and the low-walkable street attracted the fewest total people, males, and females; complete streets were in between. On blocks with people, females were only 29% of users; females were much less common on low- walkable streets. Street improvements might enhance gender equity.

      PubDate: 2017-11-16T21:57:25Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.09.007
      Issue No: Vol. 48 (2017)
  • Accessibility of fast food outlets is associated with fast food intake. A
           study in the Capital Region of Denmark
    • Authors: Kamille Almer Bernsdorf; Cathrine Juel Lau; Anne Helms Andreasen; Ulla Toft; Maja Lykke; Charlotte Glümer
      Pages: 102 - 110
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 48
      Author(s): Kamille Almer Bernsdorf, Cathrine Juel Lau, Anne Helms Andreasen, Ulla Toft, Maja Lykke, Charlotte Glümer
      Literature suggests that people living in areas with a wealth of unhealthy fast food options may show higher levels of fast food intake. Multilevel logistic regression analyses were applied to examine the association between GIS-located fast food outlets (FFOs) and self-reported fast food intake among adults (+ 16 years) in the Capital Region of Denmark (N = 48,305). Accessibility of FFOs was measured both as proximity (distance to nearest FFO) and density (number of FFOs within a 1km network buffer around home). Odds of fast food intake ≥ 1/week increased significantly with increasing FFO density and decreased significantly with increasing distance to the nearest FFO for distances ≤ 4km. For long distances (>4km), odds increased with increasing distance, although this applied only for car owners. Results suggest that Danish health promotion strategies need to consider the contribution of the built environment to unhealthy eating.

      PubDate: 2017-10-18T16:53:04Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.10.003
      Issue No: Vol. 48 (2017)
  • Geographical inequalities in health in a time of austerity: Baseline
           findings from the Stockton-on-Tees cohort study
    • Authors: R. Bhandari; A. Kasim; J. Warren; N. Akhter; C. Bambra
      Pages: 111 - 122
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 48
      Author(s): R. Bhandari, A. Kasim, J. Warren, N. Akhter, C. Bambra
      Stockton-on-Tees has the highest geographical inequalities in health in England with the life expectancy at birth gap between the most and deprived neighbourhoods standing at over 17 years for men and 11 years for women. In this study, we provide the first detailed empirical examination of this geographical health divide by: estimating the gap in physical and general health (as measured by EQ. 5D, EQ. 5D-VAS and SF8PCS) between the most and least deprived areas; using a novel statistical technique to examining the causal role of compositional and contextual factors and their interaction; and doing so in a time of economic recession and austerity. Using a stratified random sampling technique, individual-level survey data was combined with secondary data sources and analysed using multi-level models with 95% confidence intervals obtained from nonparametric bootstrapping. The main findings indicate that there is a significant gap in health between the two areas, and that compositional level material factors, contextual factors and their interaction appear to be the major explanations of this gap. Contrary to the dominant policy discourse in this area, individual behavioural and psychosocial factors did not make a significant contribution towards explaining health inequalities in the study area. The findings are discussed in relation to geographical theories of health inequalities and the context of austerity.

      PubDate: 2017-10-18T16:53:04Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.10.002
      Issue No: Vol. 48 (2017)
  • Care farms as a space of wellbeing for people with a learning disability
           in the United Kingdom
    • Authors: Suzanne Rotheram; Sarah McGarrol; Francine Watkins
      Pages: 123 - 131
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 48
      Author(s): Suzanne Rotheram, Sarah McGarrol, Francine Watkins
      People with a learning disability in the UK are increasingly choosing to spend their time on ‘care farms’ but there is limited research examining these spaces from their perspective. A qualitative research design was used to ask eighteen of these clients how care farms contributed to their health and wellbeing. For these participants care farms can be understood, using Fleuret and Atkinson's (2007) framework, as a ‘space of wellbeing’ and as a positive and life-enhancing space. Positive language was used by participants to describe the farms contrasting with ne gative language describing other spaces and activities. Farms were identified as contributing positively to mental and social wellbeing.

      PubDate: 2017-10-26T00:04:21Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.10.001
      Issue No: Vol. 48 (2017)
  • A far greater sense of community: The impact of volunteer behaviour on the
           wellness of rural older Australians
    • Authors: Jeni Warburton; Rachel Winterton
      Pages: 132 - 138
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 48
      Author(s): Jeni Warburton, Rachel Winterton
      This paper builds on place-based research investigating the transformative potential of volunteering for service-deprived, ageing rural communities. Here, we critically explore the relationship between communities of place, voluntarism and wellness for rural older Australians. We draw on data from a large qualitative multi-site study, and utilise Ryan et al.’s (2005) systemic model of community attachment. Findings support the dual perspective of strong community sentiments through social embeddedness in rural communities; and personal interests, associated with rational choice theory, through healthy ageing practices. Both aspects have demonstrated positive impact on wellness, but also risks to wellness associated with over-expectations of volunteers.

      PubDate: 2017-11-09T21:21:31Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.10.005
      Issue No: Vol. 48 (2017)
  • Connecting qualitative research on exercise and environment to public
           health agendas requires an equity lens
    • Authors: Stephanie E. Coen
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 November 2017
      Source:Health & Place
      Author(s): Stephanie E. Coen
      In this commentary, I respond to the special section in Health&Place (vol. 46) on “Exercise and environment: new qualitative work to link popular practice and public health” edited by Hitchings and Latham. I argue that if qualitative research is to effectively inform public health policy and practice it cannot ignore the fact that physical activity participation is inequitable. Without building in a critical equity lens, geographers risk perpetuating the “inequality paradox”—that is, the potential for population health interventions to inadvertently exacerbate health inequalities. Related to this, I challenge the editors’ assumption that geographers’ critiques of public health approaches to physical activity and our applied efforts to foster physical activity participation are mutually exclusive endeavours. Rather, I argue they are mutually necessary within a social justice agenda. Finally, I close this commentary by offering ways forward for qualitative research on exercise and environment to connect with public health agendas and inform interventions.

      PubDate: 2017-11-16T21:57:25Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.09.005
  • Relationship between the neighbourhood built environment and early child
    • Authors: Hayley Christian; Stephen Ball Stephen Zubrick Sally Brinkman Gavin Turrell
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Health & Place, Volume 48
      Author(s): Hayley Christian, Stephen J Ball, Stephen R Zubrick, Sally Brinkman, Gavin Turrell, Bryan Boruff, Sarah Foster
      The relationship between features of the neighbourhood built environment and early child development was investigated using area-level data from the Australian Early Development Census. Overall 9.0% of children were developmentally vulnerable on the Physical Health and Well-being domain, 8.1% on the Social Competence domain and 8.1% on the Emotional Maturity domain. After adjustment for socio-demographic factors, Local Communities with the highest quintile of home yard space had significantly lower odds of developmental vulnerability on the Emotional Maturity domain. Residing in a Local Community with fewer main roads was associated with a decrease in the proportion of children developmentally vulnerable on the Social Competence domain. Overall, sociodemographic factors were more important than aspects of the neighbourhood physical environment for explaining variation between Local Communities in the developmental vulnerability of children.

      PubDate: 2017-10-11T16:47:06Z
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