Perspectives in Public Health (PERSPECT PUBLIC HEAL)

Publisher: Royal Society for Public Health, SAGE Publications

Journal description

Current impact factor: 1.09

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2009 Impact Factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.11
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.12
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.28
ISSN 1757-9139
OCLC 301318232
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

SAGE Publications

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    • Pre-print on any website
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    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Post-print version with changes from referees comments can be used
    • "as published" final version with layout and copy-editing changes cannot be archived but can be used on secure institutional intranet
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The aims of this study were to explore the barriers to the implementation and progression of the Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) framework, from both provider and commissioner perspectives, and to ascertain whether the successes and barriers of the framework perceived by pharmacies are shared with commissioners. A structured qualitative interview study, using purposive sampling, was undertaken with 11 community pharmacists and 11 Healthy Living Champions (providers) from HLPs in the north of England. Four commissioners of such services were also interviewed. Interviews were analysed using a thematic approach. There were many aspects of the HLP framework that the service 'providers' were positive about, namely, workforce development, engagement (particularly with the smoking cessation service) and as a motivation for pharmacy teams. However, there were areas of concern about low awareness among pharmacy users, the time involved in delivery, as well as financial considerations. These were exemplified by the health checks element. Commissioners also expressed concerns about health checks as well as a lack of cohesion between commissioners and service providers and a poor understanding of the broader framework. The HLP framework was perceived as valuable by providers although there were areas of concern. A key barrier to the framework - perceived by both providers and commissioners - was the implementation of health checks. This should be considered in future commissioning. © Royal Society for Public Health 2015.
    Perspectives in Public Health 04/2015; DOI:10.1177/1757913915579457
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    ABSTRACT: The current outbreak of Ebola is the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak to date. In the United Kingdom, the outbreak has been defined as a level 4 incident, which could have a severe public health impact. Rebecca Nunn, Mohammed Jawad, Helen Cruickshank, Robin Poole, Caroline Vass and Simon Fraser from Health Education Wessex analyse the process of Ebola screening in UK ports of entry and reflect on their experiences to date.
    Perspectives in Public Health 03/2015; 135(2):66-67. DOI:10.1177/1757913915570778
  • Perspectives in Public Health 03/2015; 135(2):71-2. DOI:10.1177/1757913914566550
  • Perspectives in Public Health 03/2015; 135(2):73-4. DOI:10.1177/1757913914566549
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    ABSTRACT: Energy drink consumption has been associated with a variety of health risk behaviours, yet little research has explored the relationship between energy drinks and dietary behaviours of emerging adults. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between energy drink consumption and dietary behaviours among energy drink users and non-users within a sample of college youth. College freshmen (n = 585, m age = 18.7 years; 47% non-Hispanic White, 20.9% Hispanic, 25.5% Asian, 2.7% non-Hispanic Black and 4.4% other; 56% female), at a large, southwest university self-reported their energy drink consumption in the past week and a variety of dietary behaviours, including past week soda, diet soda, pre-packaged salty snacks, pre-packaged sweet snacks, fast food, restaurant food, frozen food, fruits, vegetables, milk and breakfast consumption. Linear regression analyses were run to determine associations between energy drink consumption and dietary behaviour among users and non-users of energy drinks. Analyses controlled for gender, race/ethnicity and body mass index (BMI). Overall, 17.5% of students had consumed energy drinks in the past week. Energy drink users were more likely to be male, White and have a greater BMI. Students also reported low past week intake of fruits, vegetables, milk and breakfast. Past week energy drink consumption was associated with increased soda and frozen meal consumption. Given a rapidly expanding energy drink market, future dietary interventions among college youth may want to consider the implications of energy drinks, as results of this study suggest consumption of these beverages is associated with unhealthy dietary behaviours and a greater BMI. © Royal Society for Public Health 2015.
    Perspectives in Public Health 02/2015; DOI:10.1177/1757913914565388
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    ABSTRACT: India carries nearly one-fifth of the global burden of diabetes cases, the majority of which are of type 2 diabetes. Recognising the need for controlling diabetes, the Government of India has initiated a national level programme for prevention and control of diabetes along with other non-communicable diseases in 2008. Despite being piloted and implemented, there is hardly any published literature about the national level situation of diabetes and its control efforts. The present article is written with the aim to fill this gap to some extent and to provide a situational analysis of the diabetes problem in India in a holistic way, addressing policy needs for the national programme. It focuses on three main areas, namely, awareness of diabetes, costs of drugs for its treatment and healthcare-system related issues. It argues that poor coverage and weak implementation of the national level programme are major forces that push patients to seek help in the weakly regulated private sector. Approaching the private sector is likely to increase the cost of care, which in turn can lead to an increased financial burden for patients and their families due to factors such as patients' lack of awareness about diabetes, poor drug price regulation and prescriptions including combinations and/or patented products of medicines used for treating diabetes by the private sector. This article addresses several needs such as strengthening the national programme and increasing its reach to unreached districts, exerting drug price regulation and implementing community-based participatory programmes for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. It also underscores a need for piloting and implementing a robust national level electronic reporting system for diabetes programmes. © Royal Society for Public Health 2015.
    Perspectives in Public Health 01/2015; DOI:10.1177/1757913914565197
  • Perspectives in Public Health 01/2015; 135(1):24-6. DOI:10.1177/1757913914563247
  • Perspectives in Public Health 01/2015; 135(1):21-3. DOI:10.1177/1757913914561701
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    ABSTRACT: Promoting mental health and emotional wellbeing (EWB) in children and young people (YP) is vitally important for their psycho-social development. Critical review of the literature reveals a dearth of research that has explored the perspective of the child, adolescent or adult in this concept, with much research being intervention focused and promoted at crisis level. The current study aims to address this gap in understanding of young persons' and parents' perspectives. A small-scale, exploratory qualitative study was conducted with YP, and parents of YP aimed at exploring the meaning of EWB and how it could be promoted. Data were collected via focus groups with 15 YP (aged 18-24 years) and 15 interviews with parents of a different group of YP. Study participants identified key constructs for good EWB as stability, coping ability, happiness, confidence, balance, empathy and being grounded. Feeling comfortable with self, managing and controlling emotions and having the confidence to persevere with challenges were all felt to contribute to a positive sense of EWB. Sources of support were overwhelmingly cited as family and friends, with schools identified as a potentially good environment for supporting and promoting the EWB of pupils. Participants stressed the need for a positive attitude change towards YP, advocating this as promoting a sense of belonging and community citizenship. A lay-informed 'recipe' for successful EWB promotion is drawn out, centred on the core goal of raising awareness and understanding of YP's EWB, in the YP themselves, their parents, schools and the wider community. This research provides key messages for society, policy makers, education and public health and healthcare practitioners for integration into the delivery of services for YP and families that include education on supporting EWB, activities for YP and a multi-agency approach to supporting families within the community. © Royal Society for Public Health 2014.
    Perspectives in Public Health 01/2015; 135(1):27-36. DOI:10.1177/1757913914558080
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    ABSTRACT: There is increasing recognition of the health and social needs of ex-service personnel, but the UK evidence base on interventions is small. This article presents the findings from an evaluation of a vocational case management programme co-funded by the National Health Service (NHS) to prevent ill health among ex-service personnel. Qualitative, semi-structured interviews with 15 ex-service personnel were conducted. Five interviews with case management staff were also undertaken. Data were transcribed, thematically coded and analysed using NVivo. Ex-service personnel valued the service and consistently highlighted 'being listened to', 'being made to feel valued by programme staff', 'having their problems taken seriously' and 'being treated as an individual' as the most valuable aspects of the programme. Respondents particularly valued the personal support that case managers provided and the environment in which the service was delivered. Case management is a viable way in which the military, health professionals and support services can provide ongoing support for ex-service personnel in transitioning successfully to civilian life. © Royal Society for Public Health 2014.
    Perspectives in Public Health 01/2015; 135(1):37-42. DOI:10.1177/1757913914555747
  • Perspectives in Public Health 01/2015; 135(1):16-7. DOI:10.1177/1757913914561713
  • Perspectives in Public Health 01/2015; 135(1):18-20. DOI:10.1177/1757913914561673
  • Perspectives in Public Health 11/2014; 134(6):318-9. DOI:10.1177/1757913914551916
  • Perspectives in Public Health 11/2014; 134:314-315. DOI:10.1177/1757913914551917
  • Perspectives in Public Health 11/2014; 134(6):309.
  • Perspectives in Public Health 11/2014; 134(6):320. DOI:10.1177/1757913914551918
  • Perspectives in Public Health 11/2014; 134(6):316-7. DOI:10.1177/1757913914551915
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    ABSTRACT: This article considers the public health implications that were predicted by sex workers a year prior to the FIFA World Cup 2014, with considerations towards the Olympic Games in 2016. Primary research conducted in 2013 in Brazil's second largest city, Rio de Janeiro, gave sex workers and civil society organizations the opportunity to voice concerns of the everyday disadvantages faced by those involved in the sex industry, with emphasis on what could cause further detriments from acting as a double draw international sporting host. This research largely took place through invitation at the 2013 Rio State Conference on HIV/AIDS, Equality and Human Rights.
    Perspectives in Public Health 09/2014; DOI:10.1177/1757913914542306