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International Journal of Mental Health Promotion

ISSN:1462-3730(print)
ISSN:2049-8543(online)
Publication Frequency:Bimonthly (Regular issues of IJMHP-International Journal of Mental Health Promotion will be published monthly from 2023)

  • Online
    Articles

    146

  • on board
    editors

    36



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): 2021 Impact Factor 1.086; Scopus Citescore (Impact per Publication 2021): 0.80; SNIP(Source Normalized Impact per Paper 2021): 0.294; JCR in the subject Psychiatry (Q4) and Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (Q4); Google Scholar, SCImago, Ebsco, Dimensions, Portico, etc...

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    REVIEW

    Psychological Impacts of Coronavirus Outbreaks on Adults: A Rapid Evidence Review

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 619-634, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.013177
    Abstract A recent rapid review highlighted the negative psychological impacts of quarantining during coronavirus outbreaks on the public. However, to date, there has been no review of the psychological impacts of coronavirus on adults using research from community samples and not restricted to people quarantined during coronavirus. A rapid review was conducted to provide timely evidence about the mental health implications of coronavirus outbreaks on adults and to inform psychological research concerning the current COVID-19 outbreak. Three databases and Google Scholar were searched and a total of 27 studies were identified. Symptoms of anxiety and depression were identified during coronavirus outbreaks… More >

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    How Does COVID-19 Affect Demographic, Administrative, and Social Economic Domain? Empirical Evidence from an Emerging Economy

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 635-648, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021689
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Impact and Expectations by COVID-19 Pandemic: Citizens and Firms Views)
    Abstract Worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on social and economic conditions as well as mental and physical health. Pakistan is considered in high ranks on Uncertainty Avoidance Index (UAI). The people of Pakistan have already faced numerous obstacles in terms of food and housing prospects. Job security, inflated prices of food items, and financial distress are the foremost vital challenges of Pakistan’s people during the Pandemic. This study examines the people’s perception of social, economic, and psychological impact and explores the causes and trends of spreading the COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan. A primary survey method was conducted… More >

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    Influence of Teachers’ Occupational Stress on Anxiety by Using Cross-Media Teaching Method

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 649-664, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019178
    Abstract This paper is to study the conditions of teachers’ occupational stress and anxiety by using cross-media teaching method, and reveals the influence relationship between them. To this end, a questionnaire survey of 228 teachers using cross-media teaching method from 3 schools in Guangdong Province (China) was conducted. The conclusions are as follows: Teachers who use cross-media teaching method have high levels of occupational stress and anxiety, lack of leadership and administrative support, overloaded work, state anxiety and trait anxiety are all at a high level. Under general characteristics differences, gender does not constitute a factor causing occupational stress and anxiety… More >

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    Mindfulness Intervention on Adolescents’ Emotional Intelligence and Psychological Capital during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 665-677, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019623
    Abstract Background: Since the outbreak of COVID-19 caused adults suffer from mental disorders, it would be an essential for psychologist to help individuals overcome mental disorders. Objective: This study aim to explore whether the intervention of mindfulness is an efficient method to enhance adolescents’ emotional intelligence (EI) and psychological capital (PC) to provide a theoretical basis and future directions for both targeted crisis intervention and psychological trauma recovery plans. Design: This research was designed as randomized controlled trial and total of 798 students were evaluated statistically. Methods: We used paired-sample t-tests and repeated measures ANOVA to compare every factor defined above… More >

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    Risk Factors and Gender Differences for Depression in Chilean Older Adults: A Cross-Sectional Analysis from the National Health Survey 2016–2017

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 679-697, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.020105
    Abstract Depressive disorders are recognized as one of the most common mental health conditions across different age groups. However, the risk factors associated with depression among older people from low-and middle-income countries remains unclear. This study aims to identify socio-demographic, health and psychosocial-related factors associated with depression in Chilean older adults. A cross-sectional study was carried out in a representative sample of 1,765 adults aged ≥60 years participants from the Chilean National Health Survey 2016–2017. Depression was assessed with the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI-SF). Associations between the exposure variables and depression were investigated using Poisson regression analyses. The main findings… More >

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    Neurodevelopmental in Relation to Breastfeeding–Experiences among Hungarian Preterm Infants at 12 Months of Corrected Age: Empirical Study

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 699-709, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021809
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Health Psychology in Healthcare Settings)
    Abstract Preterm and low birth weight infants are at higher risk of neurodevelopmental outcomes; breastfeeding offers several beneficial aspects for them. This study aimed to describe the average neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm infants and examine the associations between neurodevelopment and breastfeeding among Hungarian preterm infants at 12 months of corrected age. 154 preterm infants with low birth weight (<2500 g) and their mothers were participated in this study. Bayley-III Screening Test (Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development Screening Test, Third Edition) was administered to measure the cognitive, language and motor skills of infants; breastfeeding data was obtained through parental anamnesis. To… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Psychological and Emotional Responses during Different Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic Based on a Survey of a Mental Health Hotline

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 711-724, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.020556
    Abstract Background: The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in 2019 triggered psychological and emotional responses. This research investigates the psychological status and emotional problems of those who sought psychological assistance during the epidemic period by calling a mental health hotline. Methods: This study aims to combine qualitative and quantitative research. Descriptive analysis was used for undertaking qualitative research. We analyzed the data from group 1 (n = 706), in which the people used the mental health hotline from 25 January 2020 to 23 June 2020. A self-designed questionnaire was developed in accordance with the classification and summarized items from group 1’s psychological problems… More >

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    Mental Health Disorders of the Indonesian People in the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Who is Vulnerable to Experiencing it?

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 725-737, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021452
    Abstract The extraordinary situation related to COVID-19 makes people worry about their health, family health, work, finances, and other daily activities. This condition can lead to social unrest, which has consequences for mental health problems. This study aims to determine the mental health consequences at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia. This is a cross-sectional study involving a target population aged 18 years and over who had access to electronic communication devices. An online questionnaire was randomly distributed and snowballed throughout 34 provinces in Indonesia. The study was conducted from 2 to 4 May 2020. Non-parametric and multivariate linear… More >

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    Associations of Sport Participation with Depression and Anxiety among Chinese Minority Adolescents

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 739-747, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019395
    Abstract This study aimed to explore associations of sport participation with anxiety and depressive symptoms among Chinese minority adolescents. A cross-sectional study was conducted among Chinese adolescents in Tibet. A convenience sample method was used to select participants. Finally, 1452 students completed the survey and 1421 (52.10% girls, Grades 4–9, 13.46 ± 1.41 years old) adolescents met the inclusion criteria of analysis. Sociodemographic variables, sport participation, depression and anxiety were evaluated by self-reported questionnaires. Among 1421 participants, 80% of adolescents lived in rural area and more than four fifths of participants had siblings. The parent’s education level of participants was mostly… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Depression, Anxiety, and Behavioural Changes during the COVID-19 Pandemic among Medical and Nursing Students

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 749-757, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.020972
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Impact and Expectations by COVID-19 Pandemic: Citizens and Firms Views)
    Abstract During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical and nursing students are faced with various challenges such as the need to attend online classes and juggling clinical postings under the new norm. This study aimed to assess the association between depression, anxiety, and behavioural changes among medical and nursing students during the COVID-19 pandemic. An online self-administered questionnaire was distributed between March 2021 and July 2021 to 292 undergraduates medical and nursing students in a higher education institute on the East Coast of Malaysia. The questionnaires consisted of four parts: sociodemographic data, the Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7, the Patient Health Questionnaire-9, and questions related… More >

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    Physical exercise, Sedentary Behaviour, Sleep and Depression Symptoms in Chinese Young Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Compositional Isotemporal Analysis

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 759-769, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.020152
    Abstract Numerous studies links movement activity (e.g., physical activity, sedentary behavior [SB], and sleep) with mental health or illness indicators during the COVID-19 pandemic; however, research has typically examined time-use behaviors independently, rather than considering daily activity as a 24-hour time-use composition. This cross-sectional study aimed to use compositional isotemporal analysis to estimate the association between reallocation of time-use behaviors and depression symptoms in young adults in China. Participants (n = 1475; 68.0% of female; 20.7 [1.60] years) reported their time spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), light physical activity (LPA), SB, and sleep. Replacing SB with sleep, LPA,… More >

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    “Goals Give You Hope”: An Exploration of Goal Setting in Young People Experiencing Mental Health Challenges

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 771-781, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.020090
    Abstract The mental health of New Zealand’s adolescents is, by global standards, remarkably poor. Addressing such mental health needs is not only pertinent with regards to the quality of life of our young people, but also the health of our society as a whole, with current unmet youth mental health needs becoming future adult population health deficits. While an array of evidence-based psychotherapies are available as treatment, our knowledge of the mechanism of actions underlying each of these is lacking. We propose that the practice of goal setting as a therapeutic technique may represent not only a common element across these… More >

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    The Association between Physical Education and Mental Health Indicators in Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Study

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 783-793, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.018332
    Abstract Objective: To explore the associations between physical education attendance and mental health indicators. Methods: Using data from the Global Student Health Survey, the frequency of physical education attendance, suicidality-related indicators, loneliness, bullying, and anxiety were all assessed using a standardized self-reported questionnaire. Multivariable logistic regression was used to estimate the association between physical education attendance and mental health-related indicators. Results: The study included 276,169 participants from 71 countries (47.3% males, aged 11–18 years old). After controlling for sex, age, food insecurity, close friends, physical activity, sedentary time, others’ help, and parents’ understanding, physical education attendance was not signifi- cantly associated… More >

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