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Special Issue "2nd Edition: Towards a Public Health Wellness: Psychosocial & Physical Health in Community"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 1365

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Won Ju Hwang
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College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, 26 Kyunghee-daero, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02447, Korea
Interests: occupational health; health promotion; job stress; cardiovascular disease; global health
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Prof. Dr. Mi Jeong Kim
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Guest Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is 2nd Edition of the Special Issue "https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/Psychosocial_Physical", which is interested in how wellness can be achieved through the public health environment and community care in the workplace and through information technology. Psychological health is often used interchangeably with mental health care and is mainly considered in terms of stress management.

However, this Special Issue considers smart care for public wellness because nursing and public health are integrated with information technologies to support public health, and such integration can support public health promotion. Information technology can improve overall quality of life by promoting workers’ wellness and satisfaction. This Special Issue welcomes research contributions in wellness care in public health and community care. The aim is to highlight issues on the wellness in public health and community care by emphasizing the perspectives of psychological and physical health promotion.

Dr. Won Ju Hwang
Prof. Dr. Mi Jeong Kim
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • psychological health
  • physical health
  • wellness
  • job stress
  • emotional labor
  • public health promotion
  • occupational health
  • action research
  • community life

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Biophilic Experience-Based Residential Hybrid Framework
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(14), 8512; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19148512 - 12 Jul 2022
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There has been increasing academic interest in biophilic design in response to recent environmental and climate change issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic. However, discussions of the utilization of digital technology in providing universal access to nature, and opportunities to experience more diverse nature, [...] Read more.
There has been increasing academic interest in biophilic design in response to recent environmental and climate change issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic. However, discussions of the utilization of digital technology in providing universal access to nature, and opportunities to experience more diverse nature, are lacking. This study aimed to compare and analyze major theoretical systems for biophilic experiences in a residential environment, and to propose a hybrid framework that combines physical and digital design techniques for comparison and analysis. This paper discusses framework application strategies in line with scales of residential environments. Based on a systematic literature review, this study integrated and derived key elements of biophilic experience for a better quality of life in a modern residential environment and proposed a hybrid framework and strategy based on this. As a result, a hybrid framework of 15 integrated factors for three biophilic experiences was derived, and various strengths and potential opportunities were identified in terms of application depending on the scales. At the unit scale, it was found that the well-being and health of residents improved; at the building scale, the potential for sustainability was highlighted; at the complex scale, there was a contribution to higher residential competitiveness in multi-dimensional aspects. In particular, the biophilic experience-based hybrid framework in this study provided insights into addressing the weaknesses and threats discussed in the existing biophilic design. Full article
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Mental States: A Key Point in Scam Compliance and Warning Compliance in Real Life
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(14), 8294; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19148294 - 07 Jul 2022
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The internet’s convenience and anonymity have facilitated different types of covert fraud, resulting in economic, mental, and social harm to victims. Understanding why people are deceived and implementing appropriate interventions is critical for fraud reduction. Based on the Bayesian brain theory, individuals’ mental [...] Read more.
The internet’s convenience and anonymity have facilitated different types of covert fraud, resulting in economic, mental, and social harm to victims. Understanding why people are deceived and implementing appropriate interventions is critical for fraud reduction. Based on the Bayesian brain theory, individuals’ mental states may be a key point in scam compliance and warning compliance. Fraud victims with different mental states may construct various hypotheses and explanations about the fraud they are exposed to, causing different cognition and behavior patterns. Therefore, we first conducted a semi-structured in-depth interview with online fraud victims to investigate the individual and social factors that affect victims’ mental states. Grounded theory analysis showed five core factors influencing scam compliance: psychological traits, empirical factors, motivation, cognitive biases, and emotional imbalance. Based on our findings of psychological processes and deception’s influential factors, we then designed warnings to inform victims of fraud, particularly for those involving novel types of scams. Tested on a real-life setting, our designed warnings effectively enhanced warning compliance, allowing more fraud victims to avoid financial losses. Full article
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Mindfulness-Based Interventions for the Recovery of Mental Fatigue: A Systematic Review
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(13), 7825; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19137825 - 26 Jun 2022
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Background: There is evidence that mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) can help one to recover from mental fatigue (MF). Although the strength model of self-control explains the processes underlying MF and the model of mindfulness and de-automatization explains how mindfulness training promotes adaptive self-regulation leading [...] Read more.
Background: There is evidence that mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) can help one to recover from mental fatigue (MF). Although the strength model of self-control explains the processes underlying MF and the model of mindfulness and de-automatization explains how mindfulness training promotes adaptive self-regulation leading to the recovery of MF, a systematic overview detailing the effects of MBI on the recovery of MF is still lacking. Thus, this systematic review aims to discuss the influences of MBI on the recovery of MF. Methods: We used five databases, namely, PubMed, Web of Science, EBSCOhost, Scopus, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) for articles published up to 24 September 2021, using a combination of keywords related to MBI and MF. Results: Eight articles fulfilled all the eligibility criteria and were included in this review. The MBI directly attenuated MF and positively affected the recovery of psychology (attention, aggression and mind-wandering) and sports performance (handgrip, plank exercise and basketball free throw) under MF. However, the interaction did not reach statistical significance for the plank exercise. Therefore, the experience and duration of mindfulness are necessary factors for the success of MBI. Conclusions: mindfulness appears to be most related to a reduction in MF. Future research should focus on improving the methodological rigor of MBI to confirm these results and on identifying facets of mindfulness that are most effective for attenuating MF. Full article
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