Families – the missing dimension in health promotion

New journal article in the American Journal of Public Health, co-authored by a US, Finnish, Scottish team highlights the importance of recognising the family as a critical nexus between individually and community focused health promotion efforts. The paper draws on empirical experiences in the area of cancer from the US and Finland on working with families as a system of co-survivors.

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Prevalence of glucosamine and omega-3 fatty acid use and characteristics of users among mid-age women

Congratulations to Thilo Kroll, CoDirector of SDHI and Professor of Disability and Public Health Research at the University of Dundee who along with colleagues David Sibbritt, Chi-Wai Lui and Jon Adams have recently had their paper Prevalence of glucosamine and omega-3 fatty acid use and characteristics of users among mid-age women: analysis of a nationally representative sample of 10,638 women’ published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging

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The full article can be found here

Current state and future prospects of research on fear of cancer recurrence

Congratulations to Gozde Ozakinci, Associate Director of SDHI and Lecturer in Health Psychology, School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews who along with colleagues Sophie Lebel, Gerald Humphris, Belinda Thewes, Judith Prins, Andreas Dinkel and Phyllis Butow have recently had their paper Current state and future prospects of research on fear of cancer recurrence’ published in the journal Psycho-Oncology

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The full article can be found here

 

New Publication: Greater number of group identifications is associated with healthier behaviour in adolescents

Congratulations to Kirsty Miller, Juliet Wakefield and Fabio Sani from Psychology at the University of Dundee who have recently had their paper ‘Greater number of group identifications is associated with healthier behaviour in adolescents’ published in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology

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The full article can be found here

Publication of a letter in the BMJ on the importance of qualitative research

Seventy six senior academics (including Professor Huw Davies) from 11 countries invite The BMJ’s editors to reconsider their policy of rejecting qualitative research on the grounds of low priority. They challenge the journal to develop a proactive, scholarly, and pluralist approach to research that aligns with its stated mission.

Read the full article here