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Health Promotion Journal of Australia facilitates communication between researchers, practitioners and policy makers involved in health promotion activities. More

Editor in Chief: Jonine Jancey

 
 
 

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Volume 25 Number 3 2014
RESEARCH FRONT: Healthy Places and Spaces

 
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Healthy places and spaces: the impact of the built environment and active transport on physical activity and population health 
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Chris Rissel and Peter McCue
pp. 155-156
 
 

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Health promotion success in Australia and a note of warning 
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Colin Binns , Peter Howat and Jonine Jancey
pp. 157-159
 
 

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Developing a research and practice tool to measure walkability: a demonstration project 
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Billie Giles-Corti , Gus Macaulay , Nick Middleton , Bryan Boruff , Fiona Bull , Iain Butterworth , Hannah Badland , Suzanne Mavoa , Rebecca Roberts and Hayley Christian
pp. 160-166

Growing evidence shows that higher-density, mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly neighbourhoods encourage active transport, including transport-related walking. However, there is little objective data to benchmark the walkability of neighbourhoods within and between Australian cities in order to monitor planning and design intervention progress, and assess built environment and urban policy interventions required to achieve increased walkability. This demonstration project developed, trialled and validated a ‘Walkability Index Tool’ that could be used by policy makers and practitioners to assess the walkability of local areas; or by researchers to access geospatial data assessing walkability.

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Active travel to work in NSW: trends over time and the effect of social advantage 
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Alexis Zander , Chris Rissel , Kris Rogers and Adrian Bauman
pp. 167-173

Socioeconomic advantage, housing location and car ownership influence active travel for transport. Between 2001 and 2011, active commuting rose in inner Sydney, decreased slightly in outer Sydney and declined in the Greater Metropolitan Region. People living in high socioeconomic areas, more rural areas and areas with lower car ownership are more likely to actively commute. More needs to be done in New South Wales consistently across regions and socio-demographic groups to increase levels of active commuting.

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Incidental physical activity in Melbourne, Australia: health and economic impacts of mode of transport and suburban location 
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Margaret J. Beavis and Marj Moodie
pp. 174-181

Increasing physical activity has major health benefits, even in the overweight and the elderly, and active travel improves health and productivity. Conservative modelling for increased public transport use, walking and cycling showed annual savings of up to 272 deaths, 903 new cases of disease and overall up to $12.2 million in health costs and $22.9 million in production. Increasing active transport can considerably improve health and economic outcomes.

 
  
 

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Associations between the frequency of cycling and domains of quality of life 
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Melanie Crane , Chris Rissel , Christopher Standen and Stephen Greaves
pp. 182-185
 
  
 

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Neighbourhood influences on mental health in master planned estates: a qualitative study of resident perspectives 
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Jacinta Francis , Billie Giles-Corti , Lisa Wood and Matthew Knuiman
pp. 186-192

The proliferation of new housing developments on Australia’s urban fringe presents unique opportunities to explore neighbourhoods and mental health. This study investigated the physical and social correlates of mental health in residents of new housing developments and found that mental health was influenced by service availability, security and a sense of community. These findings may help urban planners to design residential areas that promote healthy living.

 
  
 

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Artificial light at night: a neglected population health concern of the built environment 
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Margaret Grose
pp. 193-195
 
  
 

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Healthy places, active transport and path dependence: a review of the literature 
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Melissa Hensley , Derlie Mateo-Babiano and John Minnery
pp. 196-201

This review examines the concept of path dependence to better understand barriers to change in the built environment. It explores whether policy-makers tend to become ‘locked-in’ to a particular development pattern that supports car-based transport over more active modes. Results suggest that this framework can assist in understanding barriers to change and provide insights into developing future successful public health interventions.

 
  
 

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Building partnerships for healthy environments: research, leadership and education 
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Susan Thompson , Jennifer Kent and Claudine Lyons
pp. 202-208

Preventing contemporary chronic disease is a complex problem that can only be addressed by collaborative partnerships. The Healthy Built Environments Program is an exemplar of such a partnership. It brings health and the built environment together to create environments that support and encourage people to lead healthy lives on a daily basis.

 
  
 

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We need more active travel intervention research – why not travel plans? 
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Nicholas Petrunoff , Chris Rissel , Li Ming Wen and Jeni Bindon
pp. 209-210
 
 

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People’s experiences of using outdoor gym equipment in parks 
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Susan Furber , Hayden Pomroy , Samantha Grego and Karen Tavener-Smith
pp. 211-211
 
 

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Design and promotion of an outdoor gym for older adults: a collaborative project 
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Ashleigh Scott , Vicki Stride , Leonie Neville and Myna Hua
pp. 212-214
 
 

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Pole walking down-under: profile of pole walking leaders, walkers and programs in Australia and factors relating to participation 
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Juliette O. Fritschi , Jannique G. Z. van Uffelen and Wendy J. Brown
pp. 215-221

Surveys were administered to pole walking leaders and pole walkers to investigate the characteristics of pole walking leaders, walkers and programs in Australia. Participants’ perceptions of pole walking, and reasons for participation were identified. Pole walking is being practised by an older population for health and fitness benefits, and social, environmental, and personal enjoyment.

 
  
 

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Gender differences in effectiveness of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) lifestyle intervention: an Australasian study 
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Lillian M. Kent , Darren P. Morton , Paul M. Rankin , Brett G. Mitchell , Esther Chang and Hans Diehl
pp. 222-229

Lifestyle intervention programs are efficacious in treating chronic disease, but men appear to do better than women. This paper explores the short-term effectiveness of the Australasian Complete Health Intervention Program (CHIP) intervention. Defining the gender-specific physiological and behavioural factors that contribute to responsiveness to lifestyle change will assist in the development of more effective lifestyle interventions for both men and women.

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Published online 02 December 2014
Love Bugs: promoting sexual health among young people in Samoa 
Emma Heard, Leveti Auvaa and Charlotte Pickering

Young people in Samoa experience high rates of sexually transmitted infections and alienation from sexual health services. This paper outlines a health promotion initiative that addressed sexual health for young people in Samoa through education, personal skill development and the implementation of free condom dispensers at the national university campus.

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These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    HE14069  Accepted 02 December 2014
    'The Secret Shame': A content analysis of online news reporting of a celebrity admitting smoking while pregnant.
    Beverley Carroll, Becky Freeman
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    HE14059  Accepted 22 November 2014
    Key beliefs of hospital nurses’ hand hygiene decisions: peer protection and more salient cues
    Katherine White, Nerina Jimmieson, Nicholas Graves, Adrian Barnett, Wendell Cockshaw, Phillip Gee, Katie Page, Megan Campbell, Elizabeth Martin, David Brain, David Paterson
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    HE14062  Accepted 30 October 2014
    Prevention of postnatal mental health problems in women: knowledge exchange in primary care in Victoria, Australia
    Heather Rowe, Jane Fisher
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    HE14030  Accepted 28 October 2014
    A qualitative study of smoking within a Western Sydney Arabic-speaking community: A focus on men in the context of their families
    Anastasia Phillips, Abdul Monaem, Christine Newman
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1. Published 17 April 2014
From evidence to action: health promotion and alcohol

Julia Stafford, Steve Allsop and Mike Daube

2. Published 19 December 2013
Academic and personal problems among Australian university students who drink at hazardous levels: web-based survey

J. Hallett, P. Howat, A. McManus, R. Meng, B. Maycock and K. Kypri

3. Published 17 April 2014
Health promotion: an ethical analysis

Stacy M. Carter

4. Published 17 April 2014
Getting Australia more active: challenges and opportunities for health promotion

A. P. Hills, S. J. Street and N. Harris

5. Published 19 December 2013
Building health promotion capacity in a primary health care workforce in the Northern Territory: some lessons from practice

Jenni Judd and Helen Keleher

6. Published 17 April 2014
Urban design and health: progress to date and future challenges

Melanie Lowe, Claire Boulange and Billie Giles-Corti

7. Published 9 September 2014
Sustaining dignity? Food insecurity in homeless young people in urban Australia

Belinda Crawford, Rowena Yamazaki, Elise Franke, Sue Amanatidis, Jioji Ravulo, Kate Steinbeck, Jan Ritchie and Siranda Torvaldsen

8. Published 17 April 2014
Mobilisation, politics, investment and constant adaptation: lessons from the Australian health-promotion response to HIV

Graham Brown, Daryl O'Donnell, Levinia Crooks and Rob Lake

9. Published 9 September 2014
Understanding food security issues in remote Western Australian Indigenous communities

Christina M. Pollard, Anett Nyaradi, Matthew Lester and Kay Sauer

10. Published 19 December 2013
Young adult perceptions of Australia’s physical activity recommendations for adults

Kim A. Jose, Verity J. Cleland, Alison J. Venn and Emily Hansen

11. Published 17 April 2014
Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about lung cancer in three culturally and linguistically diverse communities living in Australia: a qualitative study

Nicola Scott, Connie Donato-Hunt, Melanie Crane, Mayanne Lafontaine, Megan Varlow, Holly Seale and David Currow

12. Published 9 September 2014
An exploratory study identifying where local government public health decision makers source their evidence for policy

Melissa Stoneham and James Dodds

13. Published 17 April 2014
On the road to prevention: road injury and health promotion

Mark Stevenson and Jason Thompson

14. Published 19 December 2013
Key influences on motivations for utility cycling (cycling for transport to and from places)

Kristiann C. Heesch and Shannon Sahlqvist

15. Published 19 December 2013
Can small stores have a big impact? A qualitative evaluation of a store fruit and vegetable initiative

Breeana Gardiner, Miranda Blake, Raeleigh Harris, Carena Gee, Stella Charaktis, Christine Choong, Rebecca Lade, Laura Duff and Claire Palermo

16. Published 19 December 2013
Edible gardens in early childhood education settings in Aotearoa, New Zealand

A. Dawson, R. Richards, C. Collins, A. I. Reeder and A. Gray

17. Published 9 September 2014
Treats: low socioeconomic status Australian parents’ provision of extra foods for their overweight or obese children

Melanie Pescud and Simone Pettigrew

18. Published 19 December 2013
The vocational education setting for health promotion: a survey of students’ health risk behaviours and preferences for help

Billie Bonevski, Ashleigh Guillaumier, Christine Paul and Raoul Walsh

19. Published 9 September 2014
Creating a sustainable health promotion workforce in Australia: a health promoting approach to professionalisation

Andrew Jones-Roberts, Janine Phillips and Kirsty Tinsley

20. Published 17 April 2014
Closing the chasm between research and practice: evidence of and for change

Lawrence W. Green


      
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