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    The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Interventions on Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review

    Qiqi Feng1, Zhijian Huang2, Yanqiu Wang1, Bin Wang1,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.6, pp. 417-428, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.049010

    Abstract Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are emerging non-pharmacological treatments for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). In this systematic review, the authors aimed to evaluate the potential efficacy of MBIs to provide recommendations for treating patients with mTBI. We searched of the English literature on MBIs for patients with mTBI as of 01 September, 2023, using the PubMed, Web of Science, PsycINFO, and Scopus databases. One author performed data extraction and quality scoring of the included literature according to the proposed protocol, and another conducted the review. The review was not registered. A total of 11 studies met… More >

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    Mindfulness Facets and Psychological Well-Being among Meditators: Serenity as a Mediating Process

    Rebecca Y. M. Cheung1,*, Iris Yili Wang2, Elsa Ngar-Sze Lau3

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.3, pp. 177-187, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.047190

    Abstract Guided by the theoretical processes of mindfulness and psychological well-being, this study examined serenity as a mediator between mindfulness facets and psychological well-being, as indexed by depressive symptoms and life satisfaction. Participants were 133 mindfulness practitioners who took part in a 3-day transnational meditation event in Hong Kong. Upon informed consent, participants completed a self-report questionnaire. The findings from structural equation modeling showed that serenity mediated the relation between two facets of mindfulness, including describing and nonreacting to inner experience, and life satisfaction. Serenity also mediated the relation between the mindfulness facet of describing and More >

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    Sleep Quality and Emotional Adaptation among Freshmen in Elite Chinese Universities during Prolonged COVID-19 Lockdown: The Mediating Role of Anxiety Symptoms

    Xinqiao Liu*, Linxin Zhang, Xinran Zhang

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.2, pp. 105-116, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.042359

    Abstract Under the effects of COVID-19 and a number of ongoing lockdown tactics, anxiety symptoms and poor sleep quality have become common mental health issues among college freshmen and are intimately related to their emotional adaptation. To explore this connection, this study gathered data from a sample of 256 freshmen enrolled in an elite university in China in September 2022. The association between sleep quality, anxiety symptoms, and emotional adaptation was clarified using correlation analysis. Additionally, the mediating function of anxiety symptoms between sleep quality and emotional adaptation was investigated using a structural equation model. The… More >

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    Associations of Domain and Pattern of Sedentary Behaviors with Symptoms of Mental Disorders in Saudi Adults: ‘The Sedentary Behavior Paradox’

    Abdullah B. Alansare*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.1, pp. 11-20, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.044656

    Abstract Emerging evidence suggests the existence of ‘paradoxical’ relationships between domain-specific sedentary behavior (SB) and health outcomes. This study assessed the associations of total and domain-specific SB, by pattern, with symptoms of mental disorders in Saudi adults. Participants (n = 554) completed a web-based survey between January 18th, 2023 and February 5th, 2023. Total SB was measured by using the Sedentary Behavior Questionnaire. Total SB was then partitioned into leisure, occupational, and commuting SB during weekdays and on weekend days. Symptoms of mental disorders including symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress were evaluated by using the… More >

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    Associations between Mental Health Outcomes and Adverse Childhood Experiences and Character Strengths among University Students in Southern China

    Yulan Yu1,2, Rassamee Chotipanvithayakul3, Hujiao Kuang4, Wit Wichaidit3,*, Chonghua Wan1,2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.12, pp. 1343-1351, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.043446

    Abstract Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can negatively affect mental health, whereas character strengths seem to be positively correlated with mental health. Detailed information on the history of ACEs among university students in China and the extent which mental health is associated with ACEs and character strengths can contribute to the needed empirical evidence for relevant stakeholders. Objectives of this study are 1) to estimate the prevalence of ACEs among undergraduate students in Southern China; and 2) to assess the extent which mental health outcomes (positive growth, well-being, and depression) are associated with ACEs and character strengths… More >

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    Research on the Intervention Effect of Art-Making on the Anxiety Symptoms of College Students

    Qiuyue Wu1,2,3, Zhicheng Wang2, Tao Li2,3,*, Lu Wang1

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.11, pp. 1237-1243, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.046844

    Abstract This research was to investigate the intervention effect of art-making on the anxiety symptoms of college students. A sample of 400 college students took part in this research. They were assigned to the experiment group (n = 200) and the control group (n = 200) according to Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) scores. Unlike the control group, the experiment group received a standard art-making program under the supervision of trained instructors for a period of twelve sessions two times weekly which was continued for six weeks. Self-Rating Anxiety Seale (SAS) and Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA) were More >

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    Coping with Trauma: The Relationship between Religiosity, Spirituality, and Post-Traumatic Symptoms among Civilians Exposed to Ongoing Rocket-Fire

    Jonathan T. Wolkinson, Michael Weinberg*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.10, pp. 1137-1145, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.029641

    Abstract Living under ongoing shelling and missile attacks could cause a widespread of disruption of everyday life and emotional distress. Coping with such distress could be associated with the personal resources of religion and spirituality. The present study aimed to examine the relationships between religiosity and spirituality with Post Traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms among a civilian population frequently exposed to missile and rocket threats. One hundred and twenty-four (N = 124) civilian participants living within 10 km from shelling and missile attacks fired towards them, completed demographic, religiosity, spirituality, and PTSD questionnaires. The study findings demonstrate… More >

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    Associations of Time Spent on Study and Sleep with Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Junior High School Students: Report from the Large-Scale Monitoring of Basic Education Data in China

    Hao Yao1, Shuzhen Chen2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.9, pp. 1053-1065, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.028844

    Abstract In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and under the pressure of high competitiveness for higher education in China, junior high school students’ mental health is facing greater challenges. Understanding the time allocation of study and sleep is necessary for developing effective prevention and treatment programs. Based on a survey of 31,057 junior high school students in 47 junior high schools in Gansu Province, mainland China, the study analyzed the associations of time spent on study and sleep with anxiety and depressive symptoms among junior high school students through chi-square test, ANOVA, logistic regression model… More >

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    Cross-Lagged Relationship between Physical Activity Time, Openness and Depression Symptoms among Adolescents: Evidence from China

    Xiaojie Cao1, Qinyu Zhang2, Xinqiao Liu3,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.9, pp. 1009-1018, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.029365

    Abstract The relationship between physical activity time, openness and depression symptoms among adolescents is a cutting-edge research direction in the field, yet it remains unclear. This study is based on a sample of 7924 students from a nationally representative China Education Panel Survey database and examines the bidirectional relationships between physical activity time, openness and depression symptoms among Chinese adolescents. Descriptive analysis showed that during the 7th and 8th grades, the average physical activity time decreased to less than one hour per day, accompanied by a decreasing trend in openness and a slight worsening in depression… More >

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    A Novel Edge-Assisted IoT-ML-Based Smart Healthcare Framework for COVID-19

    Mahmood Hussain Mir1,*, Sanjay Jamwal1, Ummer Iqbal2, Abolfazl Mehbodniya3, Julian Webber3, Umar Hafiz Khan4

    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.137, No.3, pp. 2529-2565, 2023, DOI:10.32604/cmes.2023.027173

    Abstract The lack of modern technology in healthcare has led to the death of thousands of lives worldwide due to COVID- 19 since its outbreak. The Internet of Things (IoT) along with other technologies like Machine Learning can revolutionize the traditional healthcare system. Instead of reactive healthcare systems, IoT technology combined with machine learning and edge computing can deliver proactive and preventive healthcare services. In this study, a novel healthcare edge-assisted framework has been proposed to detect and prognosticate the COVID-19 suspects in the initial phases to stop the transmission of coronavirus infection. The proposed framework… More >

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