Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management 2022-01-19T22:24:24-08:00 Yaping Liu Open Journal Systems <p>The Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management (APJHM) is a peer-reviewed journal for managers of organisations offering healthcare and aged care services. The APJHM aims to promote the discipline of health management throughout the region by facilitating the transfer of knowledge among readers by widening the evidence base for management practices.<br /><br />*Print 1(1);2006 - 5(1);2010 Online 4(2);2009 - current<br />*ISSN 2204-3136 (online); ISSN 1833-3818 (print) </p> The impact of on-campus health promotion activities on healthy lifestyle behaviours of Indian university students 2022-01-19T22:24:24-08:00 Dr. Kavitha Menon Manisha Gore Dr Rajiv Yeravdekar <p><strong>Background:</strong></p> <p>A paucity of information exists on the impact of health-promoting activities conducted in low-and-middle-income country settings including Indian Higher Education Institution (HEI). Health promoting universities offer a variety of on-campus health promotion activities to improve the health and lifestyle of the university students. However, the information on the impact of such programmes are scanty. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Aim:</strong></p> <p>The study aimed to assess the university students' Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profiles (HPLP) before and after exposure to the ongoing on-campus health promotional activities for one year.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong></p> <p>All freshmen admitted to an international university in India, with campuses across the major cities, were enrolled in the study. The study was conducted in two phases; phase 1 assessed the baseline existing HPLP scores of these students and phase 2 investigated the impact of on-campus health promotion activities for one year on the HPLP scores, a proxy for healthy lifestyle behaviour.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Results:</strong></p> <p>The total HPLP scores differed significantly between the two phases (137.9 vs 130.9; p=0.000). Similarly, a significant increase in physical activity scores between the two phases was observed (17.8 vs 19.5; p=0.000). A gender-wise comparison of total and sub-scale HPLP scores of phase I reported significantly higher total HPLP, health responsibility, nutrition, and interpersonal sub-scale scores in females; and significantly higher physical activity scores in males (18.5 vs 17.3; p=0.000). In phase 2, females had significantly higher scores in total HPLP, nutrition, interpersonal, and physical activity sub-scale scores. In both phases females had significantly higher total HPLP scores than males (Phase 1: 137.6 vs 139.8; p=0.000; Phase 2 130.6 vs 131.3; p=0.000).<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Conclusions:</strong></p> <p>A gender-wise difference on the impact of on-campus health promoting activities with higher impact on females was observed. A more focused, systematic and targeted approach through curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular courses may further improve the HPLP scores of Indian university students.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Copyright (c) A THREATENING RISE IN MELANCHOLIC STAGES AMONG YOUNG GENERATION: IS IT PANDEMIC OR SOMETHING ELSE 2022-01-19T21:47:53-08:00 Javeria M. Rafiq Sheikh Amber Nawab Sumaira Khadim Faiza Muzaffar Bushra Kamali <p><strong>Background:</strong> Depression is a disorder of low mood that comes under the category of mental illness caused by sad feelings because of a particular reason. Depressive individuals mostly show a different attitude and they have a different mindset like they mostly end up the situations or their decisions in pessimism, and suicidal.</p> <p><strong>Aims:</strong> The main aim of the study is to observe the depression in among young generation especially students of our society, with respect to current pandemic condition, that how this situation is especially affecting student mindset along with that also how we can combat with it, through available non-pharmacological options to comprehend with such situation young generations</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> The study comprises two phases. Phase 1 and phase 2. Phase 1 was mainly dependent on a cross-sectional survey study where we observed the depression among the young generation in our society, using HSLC-25 to evaluate the stage of depression with respect to symptoms observed. Phase 2: study mainly provides or deals with a non-pharmacological solution to combat depression.</p> <p><strong>Result: </strong>The result shows that depression is mainly rooting itself in our society especially among the young generation, but there are many non-pharmacological solutions that can combat depression and may heal a person of its depressed state. The results are very evident in terms of treatment.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>The study concludes that depression has risen in this particular span of a pandemic but it can be identified and easily be combatted with non-pharmacological treatments.</p> Copyright (c)