Kevin Dadaczynski

Kevin Dadaczynski
University of Applied Sciences Fulda · Department of Nursing and Health Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
My research focus is on health promotion and prevention with special interest on settings-based health promotion and on digital health communication. I am intererested in (complex) intervention research (mainly in the area of overweight prevention and mental health for different target groups and settings) and its underlying implementation processes and outcomes. Moreover, my research focuses on how digital media can be used to promote, maintain and restore health. More on: www.dadaczynski.net
Additional affiliations
March 2018 - present
University of Applied Sciences Fulda
Position
  • Professor (Full)
September 2016 - March 2018
Federal Center for Health Education
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  • Researcher
April 2013 - August 2016
Leuphana University Lüneburg
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (184)
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Regular physical activity and high physical fitness levels have positive effects on health and well-being over the entire lifespan. Moreover, their potential impact on educational outcomes has been increasingly discussed. Hence, the aim of this paper is to systematically analyze longitudinal studies dealing with impacts of physical activity and fit...
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Background: Worldwide, one third of the adult population is insufficiently physically active. This fact has led to a strong demand for public health initiatives. Given the mixed evidence on the effectiveness of worksite interventions promoting physical activity (PA), a pedometer-based and gamified intervention, Healingo Fit, was developed and evalu...
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Background: Digital communication technologies are playing an important role in the health communication strategies of governments and public health authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The internet and social media have become important sources of health-related information on COVID-19 and on protective behaviors. In addition, the COVID-19 in...
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Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and their underlying risk factors are seen as major public health problems that threaten health and welfare systems worldwide. The holistic and resource oriented Health Promoting School (HPS) approach can serve as an appropriate framework for the prevention and control of NCDs. The paper aimed to map the implementati...
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund Die vorliegende Studie untersucht, in welchem Ausmaß Schulen Maßnahmen der Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention während der COVID-19-Pandemie umsetzen. Von besonderem Interesse sind hierbei Unterschiede nach demografischen Variablen, Schulform, Bundesland und die Beteiligung an Landesinitiativen der Gesundheitsförderung....
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Zusammenfassung Die Schule ist einer der wichtigsten Orte, an dem die Förderung der Gesundheit von Kindern und Jugendlichen ansetzen kann, u. a. weil die Schülerinnen und Schüler hier einen Großteil ihrer Zeit verbringen. Allerdings kann sich Schule nur in Teilen der Gesundheitsförderung widmen und die Schule ist selbst nur ein Teil der alltägliche...
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Hintergrund: Während vermehrt Studienbefunde zur allgemeinen Gesundheitskompetenz (GK) vorliegen, mangelt es an Erkenntnissen zur digitalen GK im Jugendalter und deren Assoziationen mit Indikatoren des Gesundheitsverhaltens. Methodik: Empirische Basis bildet eine von Oktober 2019 bis Februar 2020 im Bundesland Hessen durchgeführte Querschnittstudi...
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Zusammenfassung Gesundheitsbezogene Informationen werden zunehmend über digitale Medien angeboten und vor allem von jungen Altersgruppen häufig rezipiert. Diese Entwicklung wurde durch die COVID-19 Pandemie beschleunigt. Vor diesem Hintergrund nimmt die digitale Gesundheitskompetenz einen höheren Stellenwert ein. Im Vordergrund dieses Beitrags steh...
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Zusammenfassung Gesundheitskompetenz adressiert den Umgang mit gesundheitsbezogenen Informationen. Dazu gehören die Fähigkeiten des Individuums, aber auch die des Gesundheitssystems, responsiv auf diese Fähigkeiten einzugehen. Trotz großer Fortschritte in den letzten Jahren besteht hoher wissenschaftlicher Entwicklungsbedarf, z.B. im Hinblick auf D...
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The Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic and the associated “infodemic” have shown the importance of surveillance and promotion of health literacy, especially for young adults such as university students who use digital media to a very high degree. This study aimed to assess the validity and reliability of the Italian version of the COVID-19...
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We face an unprecedented period of history during which COVID-19 is clustered with other global conditions, such as obesity, undernutrition, an infodemic, and climate change. This syndemic (synergy of epidemics) calls for the development of children’s and youth’s health literacy and socioemotional skills, support for behavioural hygiene (e.g. washi...
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a growing interest in online information about coronavirus worldwide. This study aimed to investigate the digital health literacy (DHL) level, information-seeking behaviour, and satisfaction of information on COVID-19 among East and South East Asia university students. This cross-sectional web-based study was...
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Background This study investigates university students’ digital health literacy and web-based information-seeking behaviours during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in England. It compares undergraduate and postgraduate students in non-health related subjects with health care students, many of whom were preparing for, or working in, frontl...
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The COVID-19 pandemic and the concomitant infodemic have emphasized the importance of digital health literacy (DHL) to global public health research and practice. The aim of this study was to examine information-seeking behavior, the ability to find, understand and deal with health information among university college students in Denmark and/in add...
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Digital health literacy is crucial in accessing and applying health information in the COVID-19 pandemic period. Young college students are exposed daily to digital technologies, and they have further increased the use of digital information during the COVID-19 period. This study aimed to adapt DHLI into Korean and to assess the psychometric proper...
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merz - Zeitschrift für Medienpädagogik, Ausgabe 2022/01 "Gesundheit und Medien"; Abstract: Nicht zuletzt auch infolge der mit der COVID-19 Pandemie einhergehenden Flut an Informationen ist die Fähigkeit des Suchens, Verstehens, der kritischen Bewertung und Anwendung gesundheitsbezogener Informationen eine zentrale Ressource des gesunden Aufwachse...
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Background Health literacy is an important skill to deal with and information and positively influences individual and community health. Information concerning health is available from a plethora of online resources. The concept of digital health literacy has gained prominence with the pandemic. The absence of valid tools to analyze digital literac...
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Hintergrund: Der Nationale Aktionsplan zur Gesundheitskompetenz fordert eine nutzer-freundliche und gesundheitskompetente Entwicklung des Gesundheitswesens auf allen Ebenen. Während bislang vor allem die individuelle Perspektive auf Gesundheitskompetenz betrachtet wurde, wird das Augenmerk seit einiger Zeit verstärkt auf die organisationale Gesundh...
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Dieses Referenzwerk bietet einen umfangreichen Überblick zu den zentralen Themen der Gesundheitskompetenz. Die einzelnen Sektionen behandeln sowohl die Grundlagen und Historie, als auch aktuelle Entwicklungen dieses spannenden Fachgebietes. Das Standardwerk richtet sich an Studierende, Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler unterschiedlicher Disz...
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Einrichtungen der (Gesundheits-)Versorgung sehen sich zunehmend mit der Forderung nach der Gestaltung einer gesundheitskompetenten Organisation konfrontiert. Für die Stärkung dieser sog. organisationalen Gesundheitskompetenz liegen bereits Tools für das Krankenhaus vor, nicht jedoch für andere Versorgungsbereiche (d. h. Pflege und Eingliederungs...
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Objectives Examine if prior health-related behaviours during primary school are associated with being tested for SARS-CoV-2 and testing positive during adolescence. Design Retrospective cohort study using an online cohort survey (1 April 2014 to 28 February 2020) linked to routine PCR SARS-CoV-2 test results (1 March 2020 to 31 August 2021) Setti...
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Settings und Lebenswelten gelten weltweit als Schlüsselstrategie zur Umsetzung der Prinzipien der Primärprävention und Gesundheitsförderung. Entsprechend finden sich in der aktuellen Interventionslandschaft zahlreiche Vorhaben, die mehr oder minder stark auf den Setting- und/oder Lebensweltansatz rekurrieren. Neben einer unklaren theoretischen Fund...
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Emerging empirical evidence indicates a limited health literacy for a substantial proportion of children and adolescents. Although it is generally agreed upon promoting health literacy as early as possible in the lifespan, there is a lack of interventions addressing children and adolescents and their primary living environments. This article descri...
Conference Paper
Digital health literacy in university students and the capacity of academic and public institutions to maintain and promote health are timely, critical, and applicable to the whole world, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has impacted society at whole. It changed the ways students access public health information and communicate...
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As a result of international epidemiological findings, health literacy (HL) is seen as an urgent public health issue and should be promoted as early as possible. However, there is a lack of universal interventions addressing young people regardless potential health risks or already existing health problems. Available interventions often focus on th...
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Background Digital communication technologies are playing an important role in the health communication strategies of university students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The internet and social media have become important sources of health-related information on COVID-19 and digital health literacy is a key competence to navigate web-based COVID-19 i...
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Background: The public health importance of digital health literacy has significantly increased during COVID-19 pandemic all over the world. Health literacy enables individuals in informed and timely decision making. Anxiety particularly during difficult situations may hinders the decision making ability of individuals. The aim of this study was to...
Technical Report
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Der vorliegende Bericht stellt erstmals ausgewählte Ergebnisse der „COVID-19 Health Literacy“ (COVID-HL) Schulleitungsstudie vor. Im Fokus stehen Ergebnisse zu arbeitsbedingten Stressbelastungen, gesundheitsriskanten Arbeitsbewältigungsstrategien sowie zu gesundheitlichen Beanspruchungen von Schulleitungen und Schulleitungsmitgliedern während der d...
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Introduction: Digital health literacy (DHL) has recently been proposed as a means of enabling healthy decisions for protective behavior, preventive measures, and adherence with COVID-19 policies and recommendations especially in the era of the “infodemic”. This study aimed to (1) identify COVID-19 related DHL and its association with online informa...
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Im Rahmen des Vortrages soll kurz der aktuelle Forschungsstand im Bereich Gamification beschrieben sowie gamifizierte Anwendungsszenarien aus der medizinischen Ausbildung vorgestellt werden. Dabei werden Spiele und Szenarien beschrieben, die einen förderlichen Einfluss auf Lernprozesse und die Motivation von Studierenden haben. Die Vor- und Nachtei...
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Purposes: To explore the associated factors of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and examine psychometric properties of the coronavirus-related health literacy questionnaire (HLS-COVID-Q22) and Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy questionnaire. Methods: An online survey was conducted from 23 June to 16 July 2021 on 387 school principals across Taiwan. Da...
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The entire world is faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, which is also accompanied by an infodemic. This refers to the rapid spread of (accurate and false) information, mainly through internet usage increasing. Digital health literacy (DHL) is therefore important for addressing challenges related to online health information and services, as well as f...
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Position Statement of International Union for Health Promotion and Education (2021). Critical Actions for Mental Health Promotion
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It is generally agreed upon that the development of health literacy should be addressed from an early age onwards in order to empower children to develop their full health potential. Schools can be seen as an ideal venue for strengthening health literacy because they reach almost all school-aged children throughout their school years. The developme...
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Early-on in the COVID-19 pandemic when universities were closed as part of the nation-wide public health response to the COVID-19 outbreak, studying and student life significantly changed. Based on limited evidence the aim of this study was to explore the relationship between Sense of Coherence (SoC), future worries and mental health outcomes among...
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Zusammenfassung Zur digitalen Transformation des Gesundheitswesens sind vom Bundesgesundheitsministerium in jüngster Zeit mehrere Gesetze verabschiedet worden, die weitreichende Innovationen zur Verbesserung der Versorgung und Erhöhung der Leistungsfähigkeit des Gesundheitssystems beinhalten. Gleichzeitig steigen damit die Anforderungen an die Nutz...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by rapidly emerging evidence, changing guidance, and misinformation, which present new challenges for health literacy (HL) and digital health literacy (DHL) skills. This study explored whether COVID-19-related information access, attitudes, and behaviors were associated with health literacy and digital hea...
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Purpose: School principals are generally seen as key facilitators for the delivery and long-term implementation of activities on school health promotion, including health literacy. However, there is little evidence on the health literacy and health status of this occupational group. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the health literacy of...
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Gesundheitskompetenz, verstanden als die Fähigkeit des Findens und angemessenen Umgangs mit gesundheitsbezogenen Informationen, kann als Schlüsselkompetenz des 21. Jahrhunderts verstanden werden. Angesichts der Informationsvielfalt und ihrer Bedeutung für die Erhaltung und Förderung von Gesundheit, sollte Gesundheitskompetenz möglichst früh im Lebe...
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As a result of the corona pandemic, the amount of digital health information has increased substantially. As the quantity and diversity of information increased, so does the need for evidence based and reliable health information. In the special course of study “Health Communication”, students of the Bachelors program “Health Promotion” at Fulda Un...
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Hintergrund der Studie: Menschen mit Beeinträchtigung stellen eine Bevölkerungsgruppe dar, die häufig von einer vulnerablen Lebenslage gekennzeichnet sind und insbesondere in der Forschung zur Gesundheitskompetenz bisher selten berücksichtigt wurden. Allgemein bezieht sich die Gesundheitskompetenz auf die Fähigkeit eines jeden Menschen, Information...
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COVID-19 has created significant challenges for higher education institutions and major disruptions in teaching and learning. To explore the psychological wellbeing of domestic and international university students during the COVID-19 pandemic, an online cross-sectional survey recruited 787 university students (18+ years) currently studying at an A...
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Objectives: During the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults experience various challenges, including information uncertainties, financial pressure, and visit restrictions, which may lead to anxiety about the future. As a protective factor, sense of coherence (SOC) may play a role to reduce some psychological discomfort. This study aimed to analyze the r...
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund und Ziel Kinder und Jugendliche mit Behinderung und krankheitsbedingter Einschränkung zählen zu einer vulnerablen Bevölkerungsgruppe. Bislang liegen für Deutschland allerdings wenige Erkenntnisse zum Vergleich der psychischen Gesundheit von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit und ohne Behinderung und krankheitsbedingter Einschr...
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The article will be published soon. Hintergrund und Ziel der Arbeit. Menschen mit Behinderung stellen eine vulnerable Bevölkerungsgruppe dar und wurden in der Forschung zum Gesundheitsbewusstsein und zur Gesundheitskompetenz bisher wenig berücksichtigt. Ziel der Studie ist daher, das Gesundheitsbewusstsein und die Gesundheitskompetenz von Menschen...
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Purpose: A deluge of fake news and misinformation about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the Internet poses challenges for the public in their search for reliable and relevant health information for taking protective measures, especially among people with chronic diseases (PWCD). This study aimed to (a) understand the satisfaction level...
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We aim to evaluate the associations between digital health literacy (DHL) related to COVID-19 and online information-seeking behavior among university students. Methods: A total of 3.084 students (75.7% women), with an average age of 24.2 (SD = 7.5) participated in this cross-sectional study, most of whom (36.5%) were from social sciences and pur...
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Numerous findings are known to exist between dietary habits, physical activity, and child and adolescent health. Here, we will use data from the most recent Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study to describe dietary habits and patterns of physical activity. Using the survey data for 11-, 13-and 15-year-old students from across German...
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BACKGROUND Digital communication technologies play an important role in the health communication strategy of governments and public health authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The internet and social media have become important sources of health information on coronavirus and protective behaviours. In addition, the COVID-19 infodemic spreads f...
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The aim of this SHE Factsheet is to provide an overview of current evidence on health literacy with a specific focus on schools, pupils, and educational staff (including teachers, school principals, and school staff). It intends to inform professionals and organisations working in and with schools (e.g. ministries, teachers, teacher training instit...
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Background Ample evidence exists that wellbeing is critical during teenage years. Therefore, options for implementing wellbeing among adolescents are needed. To fulfill this need, gamification promises to be a suitable method. Gamification uses game design elements from a game context (points, leaderboards) and game elements (randomness, tension) i...
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The link between health, socio-economic status and the living environment is increasingly moving into the focus of public health research and policy. The aim of the European Union’s Project “Joint Action Health Equity Europe (JAHEE)” is to enable countries to identify and implement needs-based measures to promote health equity. In one of JAHEE’s wo...
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Der vorliegende Bericht stellt erstmals ausgewählte Ergebnisse der „COVID-19 Health Literacy“ (COVID-HL) Studie bei Studierenden an Hochschulen in Deutschland vor. Im Fokus stehen Ergebnisse zur Informationssuche von und zur Zufriedenheit mit Online-Gesundheitsinformationen, zur digitalen Gesundheitskompetenz und zur psychischen Gesundheit von Stud...
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Leitbegriffe der Gesundheitsförderung, siehe: https://www.leitbegriffe.bzga.de/alphabetisches-verzeichnis/gesundheitsfoerderung-und-schule/ Ziel der schulischen Gesundheitsförderung ist es, alle Mitglieder der Schulgemeinschaft dazu zu befähigen, mehr Verantwortung für die eigene Gesundheit und die ihrer Mitmenschen zu übernehmen. Dafür kommen sow...
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Zusammenfassung Digitale Spieleanwendungen können im Bereich Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung eingesetzt werden, um etwa gesundheitsrelevante Informationen zu vermitteln oder Verhaltensänderungen zu evozieren. Dabei sind die beiden relevantesten spielerischen Ansätze Serious Games (Spiele mit ernsthaftem Hintergrund) und Gamification (Anwendung...
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To date, studies on individual and organizational health literacy (OHL) in facilities for people with disabilities are scarce. Thus, the aims of this study are (1) to adapt an existing instrument for measuring organizational health literacy (OHL), namely, the “Health literate health care organization scale” (HLHO-10), to the context of facilities f...