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    Virtual Reality Neurorehabilitation

    Zhihan Lv1,*, Jinkang Guo2
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 287-310, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019829
    Abstract The present work investigates the application of virtual reality (VR) technology to neurorehabilitation. By consulting a wealth of data, the advantages of VR in neurorehabilitation are introduced, followed by the application status of VR in the rehabilitation of stroke patients, Parkinson’s patients, mental and psychological diseases. Besides, many research experiments on the application of VR technology in rehabilitation medicine at the present stage are investigated. The results indicate that compared with traditional balance training, the VR-based neurological rehabilitation training method can more effectively ease the tilt degree and strengthen the trunk control ability and balance function of patients with post-stroke… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Neighborhood Disadvantage and Self-Esteem—Do Socioeconomic and Relational Resources Matter?

    Joongbaeck Kim1, Manacy Pai2,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 311-329, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.017555
    Abstract Extensive research suggests that living in a socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhood is associated with poor mental health. Few studies, however, have examined (1) whether neighborhood disadvantage is associated with residents’ self-esteem; and (2) the extent to which individual-level socioeconomic resources such as income and education, and relational resources such as marriage and social support moderate the association between neighborhood disadvantage and self-esteem. This study employs data from the Americans’ Changing Lives panel survey (hereafter ACL), a 15-year panel study of the U.S. adult population ages 25 and older in original sample. Because hierarchical linear model was employed to analyze data, findings… More >

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    Do Personality Variables Predict Job Embeddedness and Proclivity to Be Absent from Work?

    Rashin Kaviti, Osman M. Karatepe*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 331-345, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.018516
    Abstract The current knowledge base lacks evidence about situational- and surface-level personality variables and their impacts on job embeddedness and proclivity to be absent from work. With this recognition, drawing from the hierarchical personality model and fit theory as well as job embeddedness theory, our paper explores the influences of job resourcefulness (JR) and customer orientation (CO) on job embeddedness and propensity to be absent from work. We tapped time-lagged data gathered from hotel customer-contact employees in the United Arab Emirates to assess the aforementioned linkages via structural equation modeling. CO is a complete mediator between JR and job embeddedness, while… More >

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    How Urban Public Service Affects the Well-Being of Migrant Workers: An Empirical Analysis Based on the Theoretical Perspective of Social Comparison Theory

    Xuefeng Li1, Keli Yin1,* , Md Zahir Ahmed2, Oli Ahmed3, Mary C. Jobe4, Fatema Akhter Hiramoni5
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 347-359, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019734
    Abstract Government city management is facing higher requirements with the development of the number of migrant workers. Therefore, improving their subjective well-being is a significant practical problem that the government must consider in public governance. This research discusses the influence of public service satisfaction on the well-being of urban migrant workers from the perspective of social comparison theory and the role of the sense of social equity and social conflict in the process of this influence. Using the structural equation modeling and moderated mediating mechanism analysis, the results show that: (1) the satisfaction of social and economic public service significantly and… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Perceived Stress and Coping Styles among the General Population in Saudi Arabia during COVID-19 Pandemic

    Waleed A. Alghamdi1,2, Sami H. Alzahrani3, Saeed S. Shaaban1,*, Naseem A. Alhujaili2
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 361-373, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.017685
    Abstract This article examines the stress levels, coping responses, and influence of adaptive and maladaptive coping styles on stress in Saudi Arabia during the COVID-19 pandemic. An online cross-sectional survey was distributed to the attendees of a pandemic-related awareness webinars. The questionnaire assessed demographic and clinical characteristics, coping strategies (the brief COPE inventory), and stress levels (the Perceived Stress Scale). A multivariate linear regression analysis was conducted to assess the predictors of stress. The highest adaptive and maladaptive coping styles were reported for religion and self-distraction. Certain groups were independently more vulnerable to experience stress, including young- and middle-aged adults, females,… More >

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    The Effect of Brain Gym on Global Cognitive Function of Institutionalized Older People

    Araceli Cano-Estrada1,*, Araceli Jimenez-Mendoza2, Denny Contreras-Guerrero1, Mario Hernandes-Alejandro3, Andres Salas-Casas4
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 375-383, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.018857
    Abstract Cognitive function of older adults is influenced by several factors such as age, sex, education, and physical activity so that it can impact the decrease in progressive cognitive function. It is necessary to implement cognitive training in old people’s care to prevent or delay the onset of age-related cognitive decline. Brain gym is a series of simple motion exercises and is an alternative therapy that stimulates the brain. This study aims to evaluate the effect of brain gym as a cognitive training intervention on global cognitive functioning of institutionalized older population. The study is a non-randomized quasi-experimental one using pre-and… More >

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    Association between Self-Rated Health and Depressive Symptoms in Rural Chinese Adults: A Cohort Study Based on Propensity Score Matching

    Yang Wang1, Jinlong Lin1,*, M. James C. Crabbe2,3,4, Xiao-Guang Yue5
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 385-398, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.020664
    Abstract Health status is widely regarded as a correlate of depressive symptoms. However, health assessments based on clinical diagnosis in rural areas with poor medical conditions are very limited. Self-rated health (SRH) serves as a simple and convenient evaluation indicator, which may be used as an independent predictor of depressive symptoms. To confirm the relationship between SRH and depressive symptoms in rural adults, a longitudinal survey of rural households in China was conducted using the China Family Panel Studies (CFPS) from 2012 to 2016. Propensity score matching and logistic regression analysis were used to explore the association. After data cleansing, 3,127… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Relationship between Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms and Anxiety Levels during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Healthcare Professionals vs. Non-Healthcare Professionals

    Faruk Kurhan1,*, Gülsüm Zuhal Kamış2, Emine Füsun Akyüz Çim3, Abdullah Atli4, Dilem Dinc5
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 399-413, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019013
    Abstract The present study investigated the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on anxiety levels, contamination and responsibility/control obsessions and associated OC behaviors in healthcare versus non-healthcare professionals. The study also aimed to examine the relationship between anxiety levels and obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptom levels, gender, age, educational level, and personal and family history of chronic diseases. The 664 participants included 395 (59.5%) men and 269 (40.5%) women and comprised 180 (27.1%) healthcare professionals and 484 (72.9%) non-healthcare professionals. The survey included three data collection tools: (i) Sociodemographic data form, (ii) Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and (iii) the Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale Abriged (DOCS-A)… More >

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    ARTICLE

    A Social Intervention Approach to Rehabilitate the Health Psychology of Left-behind Children with Psychological Problems in Healthcare Settings

    Qijie Jiang1, Chi Zhang2,*, Xiaoli Duan3, Siyi Pei4
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 415-423, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.017787
    Abstract Background: Left-behind children are more inclined to generate psychological problems relative to non-left-behind children, thus how to rehabilitate their health psychology and promote the psychological health development of this special disadvantaged group in healthcare settings should be paid more attention to. Objective: This paper attempts to present a social intervention approach and explore its impact on the rehabilitation of rural left-behind children’s psychological problems in healthcare settings. Methods: This study firstly designed a social intervention program based on the health psychology theory and the generation causes of left-behind children’s psychological problems, and then three groups were applied to test the… More >

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    Sequential Mediating Effect of Proactive Coping and Perceived Stress in the Relationships between Self-Esteem Stability and Life Satisfaction

    Seungju Hyun*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 425-437, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.018829
    Abstract While the effect of self-esteem stability on life satisfaction is widely verified, it is not very known how coping strategies explain this relationship. The present study focused on proactive coping, a preliminary step to minimize the impact of expected stressors, and a process of recognizing stressful events as challenges and actively managing them. Specifically, this study (N = 280) examined whether proactive coping and perceived stress mediated the relationship between self-esteem stability and life satisfaction in a sequential manner. The results indicate that proactive coping and perceived stress sequentially mediated the relationship between self-esteem stability and life satisfaction, respectively. This… More >

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    Mental Health Literacy of University Students in Vietnam and Cambodia

    Anja Dessauvagie1, Hoang-Minh Dang2, Tuyet Truong3, Thu Nguyen4, Bich Hong Nguyen5, Huong Cao6, Socheata Kim7, Gunter Groen1,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 439-456, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.018030
    Abstract Mental health literacy (MHL) refers to knowledge and attitudes that shape the recognition, management, and prevention of mental disorders. While the topic has been exhaustively researched in Western countries, research from Southeast Asia still is limited. Previous studies in this field showed a moderate recognition of mental disorders, a high prevalence of stigmatizing attitudes and a low willingness to seek professional help among Southeastern-Asian populations. This study explored the level of MHL among university students from different parts of Vietnam and Cambodia. Correlations with influencing factors (gender, age, study year, educational attainment of the parents, urban/rural origin, ethnicity, personal experiences… More >

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