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    REVIEW

    Overinvolved/Protective Parenting Questionnaires for Children: A Systematic Review in the Field of Internalizing Problems

    Alysha Lohman1, Jordana K. Bayer1,2,3,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.4, pp. 203-219, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.011789
    Abstract Overinvolved/protective parenting has emerged in child development literature as part of the etiology of internalizing problems (anxiety/depression). This review aimed to explore overinvolved/protective parenting questionnaires that exist in the internalizing literature for different childhood periods and their psychometric properties (reliability, validity, norms). A systematic review was conducted through seven databases and Google Scholar. Extraction and evaluation of psychometric properties were double coded. Four hundred and sixty publications were screened for eligibility, with 20 of these further assessed. Ten overinvolved/protective parenting questionnaires were described in the literature (between 1993 and 2019) six starting as young as preschool age, two at primary… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Mind-Body Exercises (Yoga/Tai Chi) for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Quantitative Evidence of Experimental Studies

    Erfei Zuo1, Yanjie Zhang2, Qian Yu2, Tianyou Guo2, Can Jiao2, Ye Yu3, Patrick Müller4, Xinli Chi2, Md Mahhub Hossain5, Albert S. Yeung6, Notger G. Müller4, Liye Zou2,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.4, pp. 221-231, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.014552
    Abstract Background: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common pediatric psychiatric disorder. Although mindful exercises (Yoga and Tai Chi) have been increasingly accepted as alternative medicine for ADHD, no meta-analytic review has been conducted on this topic. Objective: We systematically and critically evaluated the existing literature regarding the effects of the two most widely practiced mindful exercises on ADHD symptoms and social problems in children and adolescents with ADHD. Methods: Searching literature databases included PubMed, Web of Science, Scope, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and Wanfang. Only randomized controlled trials (RCT) and nonrandomized controlled studies (NRS) that investigated the beneficial effects of Yoga… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Applying Health Belief Model to Unveil Employees’ Workplace COVID-19 Protective Behaviors: Insights for the Hospitality Industry

    Hamed Rezapouraghdam1, Osman M. Karatepe2,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.4, pp. 233-247, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.013214
    Abstract The overwhelming majority of the countries around the globe have witnessed severe cases of the COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, many countries are still beset with such an infectious disease. Despite the fact that there is currently no specific approved cure for this deadly infection, restrictions (e.g., lockdown and border closing) are gradually eased. Meanwhile, businesses are reopening and outdoor leisure activities are about to start again based on strict health, social distancing, and hygiene rules. However, as we still have a long way to reach an ultimate treatment for such deadly virus, changing human behavior sounds the best defense in tackling… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Between Chronic Diseases and Geriatric Depression: Mediational Effects of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Disability Among Older Adults

    Yi Yang1,2,* , Tao Li3
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.4, pp. 249-259, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.014321
    Abstract This study is aimed to explore relations between chronic diseases, activities of daily living (ADLs) disability and depression among older adults, particularly ADLs disability mediational effects on the correlation between chronic diseases and geriatric depression. Records of 5931 participants at age 60 and above from China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) in 2015 were used as valid samples for data relating to their chronic diseases index, ADLs scale and Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale. Our findings confirm that among older adults, 75.9% are afflicted with chronic diseases and 52.5% have ADLs difficulty or disability, and that there… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Embracing and Growing as a Peer Support Provider: An Analysis of Participants’ Experience in a Peer Support Program Based on the Recovery Model of Mental Illness

    Su Yeon Kim1, Kyung Mi Lim2, Soo Jin Kim3, Go-Un Kim4, Boyoung Kim5,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.4, pp. 261-270, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.013279
    Abstract Peer support is an important factor in the recovery of persons with mental illness. Most studies have focused on the effects of peer support programs on participants rather than on the process of mental health recovery. This study was a qualitative analysis of the experience of participants in a peer support provider program based on the recovery model of mental illness in Korean communities. The participants were recruited through flyers, and interested candidates were screened to determine whether they met the eligibility criteria. The total number of participants in individual interviews was 10, comprising 5 males and 5 females. The… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Comparative Effectiveness of Mind-Body Exercise Versus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for College Students with Problematic Smartphone Use: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    Chunping Lu1,#, Liye Zou2,#, Benjamin Becker3, Mark D. Griffiths4, Qian Yu2, Si-Tong Chen5, Zsolt Demetrovics6, Can Jiao7, Xinli Chi7, Aiguo Chen8, Albert Yeung9, Shijie Liu10, Yanjie Zhang2,11,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.4, pp. 271-282, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.014419
    Abstract Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of mind-body exercise (ME) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on addiction level and psychological well-being among college students with problematic smartphone use (PSU). Methods: A 12-week randomized controlled study was carried out at a university in central China. A total of 95 PSU college students who met the inclusion criteria were randomly assigned to a ME group (ME, n = 31), CBT group (CBT, n = 30), or control group (CG, n = 34). Both ME intervention and CBT, twice per week for 90 min per session, lasting… More >

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    Exploring Views on Caregiving for Older Persons among Formal Social Care Workers in Malaysia: A Qualitative Study

    Halimatus Sakdiah Minhat1,2,*, Hazwan Mat Din1
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.4, pp. 283-290, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.012679
    Abstract The rapid ageing process experienced by many developing countries, lead issues and challenges to deal with the highly demanding social care sector. This qualitative study aimed to explore the understanding and views of the formal caregivers in Malaysia towards social care for older persons. Series of focus group discussions were conducted among 57 institutional social care workers at four public residential care in Peninsular Malaysia based on the identified zones. Two groups of participants involved, those aged less than 40 years old and 40 years old and above, divided based on the mean age. The interview was transcribed verbatim and… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Women’s Experiences with Intimate Partner Violence and Their Mental Health Status in India: A Qualitative Study of Sambalpur City

    Rashmi Rai1, Ambarish Kumar Rai2,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.4, pp. 291-302, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.012153
    Abstract The intimate partner violence (IPV) against women has been identified as a violation of human rights and a serious public health concern. There is not only the immediate consequence of partner violence, such as injury or death but also the other long-term health consequences. IPV can be associated with psychological effects such as depressive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse. The study aims to explore the nature and causes of IPV on women’s life and their personal experiences to deal with. This is an NGO-based study. For better understanding of the issues, Purposive sampling was used in selecting women… More >

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