Research

A new scoping review is under way

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 Ongoing research aims to identify nudge strategies for behavior-based prevention and control of neglected tropical diseases.

A scoping review protocol was recently published in JBI Evidence Synthesis. The protocol describes and presents a planned scoping review that aims to identify nudge strategies for behavior-based prevention and control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The scoping review will synthesize the available evidence on various types of nudge strategies and map knowledge gaps that could guide future research for behavioral interventions, targeting NTDs or similar infectious diseases.

The lead author is Fiona Vande Velde, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Public Health Science, NMBU.

The protocol is available online. Reference:
Vande Velde, F.; Longva, J.; Overgaard, H.J.; and Bastien, S. (2020). Identifying nudge strategies for behavior-based prevention and control of neglected tropical diseases. JBI Evidence Synthesis: July 23, 2020 - Volume Online First - Issue. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-20-00042

Published 11. August 2020 - 9:53 - Updated 11. August 2020 - 13:20

Healthy neighborhoods for children and adolescents

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A new systematic review identifies features of the built environment that promote participation in leisure activities and well-being among children and adolescents.  

The neighbourhoods in which children and their families live their daily lives are important settings for health-promoting actions and policy.  A rapidly urbanising world creates challenges, and there is a need to maintain, upgrade and develop urban areas to promote public health.  A systematic review published in the third issue of JBI Evidence Synthesis, ‘Promoting activity participation and well-being among children and adolescents: a systematic review of neighbourhood built-environment determinants’, explores the characteristics of the neighbourhood built environment and their potential to support activity participation and strengthen physical and mental well-being in childhood and adolescents. 

The systematic review represents an attempt to identify central factors in planning and creating health-promoting neighbourhoods for children and adolescents. It deals with evidence concerning the influence of different built environment characteristics, such as roads and streets, buildings, green space, facilities and pedestrian infrastructure, on the children’s and adolescents’ well-being and their opportunities to participate in leisure activities.

Lead author of the systematic review is Dr. Emma Charlott A. Nordbø, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

Reference:  
Nordbø, E.C.A.; Nordh, H; Raanaas, R.K; Aamodt, G. (2020). Promoting activity participation and well-being among children and adolescents: a systematic review of neighborhood built-built environment determinants.
JBI Evidence Synthesis: March 2020 - Volume 18 - Issue 3 - p 370-458 
doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00051.   

Published 11. August 2020 - 9:34 - Updated 11. August 2020 - 10:14