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International Journal of Mental Health Promotion

ISSN:1462-3730(print)
ISSN:2049-8543(online)
Publication Frequency:Monthly

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    699

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    50

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About the Journal

The International Journal of Mental Health Promotion (IJMHP) co-ordinates the dissemination of new research outcomes to all those involved in research, practice, and policymaking of mental health and mental health promotion, prevention and intervention program, together with mental disorder diagnosis and treatment. It was the first journal in the field and is essential reading for those with a personal or professional interest in this work.
Peer reviewed by an expert international board, the Journal is a comprehensive information resource which publishes material of distinction submitted by health services researchers, managers, health promotion professionals, educationalists, sociologists, health economists and practitioners, together with psychiatry and psychology researchers, clinical/medical staff from all branches of health and social care.

Indexing and Abstracting

Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science): 2023 Impact Factor 1.0; Scopus Citescore (Impact per Publication 2023): 1.7; JCI (Journal Citation Indicator): 0.32; JCR in the subject Psychiatry (Q4) and Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (Q4); Google Scholar, SCImago, Ebsco, Dimensions, Portico, etc...

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    Does Parental Migration Affect Left-Behind Children’s Social Anxiety? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.5, pp. 335-343, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.048483
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Father/Mother Absence and Moral Emotion)
    Abstract Social anxiety is a common psychological problem among left-behind children (LBC) and has been a popular issue in recent years. Children with higher levels of social anxiety have more emotional and behavioral problems and are prone to negative life events. Although several studies have explored the differences in social anxiety between LBC and non-left-behind children (N-LBC), the findings have not been consistent. In this study, a systematic review and meta-analysis method was used, with 411 papers retrieved on October 01, 2023, from Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science, and Chinese databases (CNKI, VIP, and Wanfang) (PROSPERO… More >

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    Impact of Exercise on Depression in Older Adults: Potential Benefits, Risks, and Appropriate Application Strategies

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.5, pp. 345-350, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.049764
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Addressing Social Issues through Mental Health Promotion in Vulnerable Populations: Challenges, Strategies, and Interventions)
    Abstract As the global elderly population increases, depression within this group has become a significant public health concern. Although exercise has been recognized for its potential to improve depression in the elderly, the benefits, risks, and implementation strategies remain contentious. This review attempts to examine the impact of exercise on depression in older adults, including potential benefits, risks, and suggestions for application. Our analysis highlights the benefits of aerobic and resistance training, which can significantly alleviate depressive symptoms and enhance overall quality of life. Despite these benefits, the review acknowledges the complexity of the exercise-depression interaction More >

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    Exploring the Prevalence and Contributing Factors of Depression among Sickle Cell Anemia Patients in Saudi Arabia’s Jazan Region

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.5, pp. 351-359, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.047219
    Abstract Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA) is a prevalent genetic condition in Saudi Arabia, particularly in the Jazan region. The study’s purpose was to assess the prevalence of de-pression among individuals with SCA in this area and to identify the factors associated with this condition. The study involved 391 adult participants, all patients in the hematology center of Prince Mohammed bin Nasser Hospital (PMNH). Data was collected through an anonymous interview questionnaire–the Arabic version of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9)–between March–May 2022. The questionnaire covered socio-demographic information and variables related to the participant’s SCA history, such as… More >

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    Associations between Social Media Use and Sleep Quality in China: Exploring the Mediating Role of Social Media Addiction

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.5, pp. 361-376, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.049606
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Social Stress, Adversity, and Mental Health in Transitional China)
    Abstract Sleep quality is closely linked to people’s health, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, the sleep patterns of residents in China were notably poor. The lockdown in China led to an increase in social media use, prompting questions about its impact on sleep. Therefore, this study investigates the association between social media use and sleep quality among Chinese residents during the COVID-19 outbreak, highlighting the potential mediating role of social media addiction. Data were collected via questionnaires through a cross-sectional survey with 779 valid responses. Variance analysis was used to test for differences in social media… More >

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    The Impact of Sleep Determination on Procrastination before Bedtime: The Role of Anxiety

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.5, pp. 377-387, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.047808
    Abstract Objective: The importance of good sleep for energy recovery and overall physical and mental health cannot be overstated. However, the increasing competitiveness of society, diversifying lifestyles, and the rapid spread of the internet and electronic devices have significantly impacted people’s sleep patterns, particularly through bedtime procrastination. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the relationship and underlying mechanisms between sleep determination, anxiety, and bedtime procrastination among the Chinese population. Method: The study utilized data from a national survey—the China Residents’ Sleep Condition Survey (November 2021, with 6,037 participants). By constructing mediation and moderation models, it analyzed the… More >

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    Exploring the Reasons for Selfie-Taking and Selfie-Posting on Social Media with Its Effect on Psychological and Social Lives: A Study among Indian Youths

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.5, pp. 389-398, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.023032
    Abstract ‘Selfie’ taking was introduced to the common people by smartphones and has become a common practice across the globe in no time. With technological advancement and the popularity of smartphones, selfie-taking has grown rapidly within a short time. In light of the new trend set by the generation, this study aimed to explore reasons for selfie-taking and selfie-posting on social media and their effects on the social and psychological lives of young adults. A purposive sampling method was adopted to select 20 Indian citizens, between 18 and 24 years. The data were collected through semi-structured More >

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    Association between Meeting 24-Hour Movement Guidelines and Psychological Features of Chinese Emerging Adults

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.5, pp. 399-406, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.048925
    Abstract Background: Emerging adulthood is a pivotal life stage, presenting significant psychological and social changes, such as decreased sociability, depression, and other mental health problems. Previous studies have associated these changes with an unhealthy lifestyle. The 24-h movement guidelines for healthy lifestyles have been developed to promote appropriate health behaviors and improve individual wellness. However, the relationship between adherence to the 24-h movement guidelines and different characteristics of Chinese emerging adults is yet to be explored. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the association between adherence to the 24-h movement guidelines and four characteristics (self-exploration, instability, possibilities,… More >

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    Research on the Effect of Dance Therapy on Improving Social Communication Ability of Children with Autism

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.5, pp. 407-416, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.030135
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Mental Health and Social Development)
    Abstract Research motivation: Through the 12 weeks dance therapy intervention for children with autism, the purpose is to explore the intervention model of dance therapy for children with autism and the changes in motor ability, social ability, and communication ability of children with autism after dance therapy intervention. The results of the research are expected to expand the intervention mode of dance therapy in my country and provide practical reference for rehabilitation intervention of children with autism. Research methods: 24 autistic boys aged 6 to 12 with mild to moderate symptoms were recruited and screened through the Internet… More >

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