PTSD Symptoms & Functioning in US Veterans

Research Paper Title Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Functioning, and Suicidal Ideation in US Military Veterans: A Symptomics Approach. Background To examine the association between individual symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and measures of functioning, quality of life, and suicidal ideation given that previous research has focused on PTSD diagnosis and symptom clusters. Methods Data… Read More

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The Benefits of Exercising!

Introduction Physical activity can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular activity can improve your quality of life. As little as 30 minutes a day can allow you to… Read More

Central Obesity: Primary School Children & Their Health

Research Paper Title Is Central Obesity Associated with Poorer Health and Health-related Quality of Life in Primary School Children? Cross-sectional Results from the Baden-Württemberg Study. Background Childhood obesity and its consequences are a growing threat to national economies and health services. The aim of this study was to determine associations between waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) as… Read More

Inactive People: Physical Activity Promotion & Quality of Life

Research Paper Title Effectiveness of the Physical Activity Promotion Programme on the Quality of Life and the Cardiopulmonary Function for Inactive People: Randomized Controlled Trial. Background The purpose is to assess cardiopulmonary function outcomes and quality of life values in inactive people that participated in the Physical Activity Promotion Programme (PAPP) against the control group… Read More

Research: Employee Wellness Programmes

Research Paper Title The Impact of an Employee Wellness Programme in Clothing/Textile Manufacturing Companies: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Background The prevalence of health risk behaviours is growing amongst South African employees. Health risk behaviours have been identified as a major contributor to reduced health related quality of life (HRQoL) and the increased prevalence of non-communicable… Read More

Research: Friends, Middle Age & Wellbeing

Having a large network of friends is critical to the psychological wellbeing of middle aged adults. Researchers used information collected from over 7000 adults born in Great Britain in 1958. Having fewer friends at age 45 was associated with poorer psychological wellbeing at age 50, over and above the differences accounted for by educational factors,… Read More