https://www.syncsci.com/journal/AHB/issue/feed Advances in Health and Behavior 2022-04-18T14:50:50+08:00 Snowy Wang snowy.wang@syncsci.com Open Journal Systems <p><a title="Registered Journal" href="https://www.reviewercredits.com/user/adv-health-behav" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="/journal/public/site/images/jasongong/Logo_ReviewerCredits-journal.jpg" alt="" width="17%" align="right"></a><strong>Advances in Health and Behavior (AHB)</strong> (ISSN: 2630-466X) published biannually, is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes empirical and theoretical articles that apply sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of health and illness and the organization of medicine and health care.</p> <p>Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:&nbsp;<br>• Health policy management and behavioral health<br>• Medical behavior, medical humanities and doctor-patient relationship<br>• Psychological behavior and quality of life<br>• Physical illness and mental health<br>• Public health and behavioral health<br>• The clinical diagnosis and treatment and behavior management<br>• Psychological behavioral health diagnosis and assessment<br>• Psychological behavior intervention and treatment&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>• Behavioral medicine and nursing and functional rehabilitation<br>• The behavioral medicine research<br>• Behavioral medicine and other interdisciplinary<br>• Smoke and health<br>• Drink and health<br>• Sleep and health</p> https://www.syncsci.com/journal/AHB/article/view/AHB.2022.01.001 The impact of the experience of Sexual Violence on female sexual dysfunction 2022-04-18T14:50:50+08:00 Somayeh Naderi smy.naderi@yahoo.com <p><strong>Purpose<br></strong>Sexual violence is among the most violent crimes that may occur against individuals. Such crimes have long-term effects on victims and usually cause physical and psychological harm. Accordingly, in the present study, the predictive role of Sexual Violence on Women’s sexual dysfunctions was investigated.<br><strong>Methodology <br></strong>In a descriptive-analytic study through simple random sampling, 140 women were selected. The research instrument was the Female Sexual Dysfunctional Detection Inventory (FSDDI). SPSS-19 software was used to analyze the data.<br><strong>Findings<br></strong>The results showed that women with sexual violence history had higher mean scores. Moreover, sexual pain disorder and sexual dissatisfaction were predicted by the variable sexual violence history (P ˂ 0.001). So, the history of sexual violence in women could lead to sexual dysfunctions in the future and affect the lack of sexual satisfaction.</p> 2022-04-18T14:30:13+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.syncsci.com/journal/AHB/article/view/AHB.2021.01.006 The effect of meditation on depression, anxiety, and stress in university students 2021-11-08T12:17:20+08:00 Melike Demir Doğan melekdm@gmail.com Tuğçe Polat tgc.polat@outlook.com Muhammed Mücahit Yilmaz mhcd4696@gmail.com <p><strong>Purpose</strong>: The aim of this study is to determine the effect of meditation on depression, anxiety, and stress levels of university students.<br><strong>Methods</strong>: In the study, the data were collected using personal information form and Depression, anxiety, and stress scale. The meditation group performed a 20-minute attention and awareness meditation once a week for 8 weeks.<br><strong>Findings:</strong> As a result of the statistical analysis, it was observed that there was no significant difference in the comparison of the anxiety, stress, and depression levels between two groups at the end of 8 weeks.&nbsp;<br><strong>Implications:</strong> Consequently, it was determined that meditation was an ineffective approach for reducing the anxiety, stress, and depression levels.</p> 2021-11-08T11:59:41+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.syncsci.com/journal/AHB/article/view/AHB.2021.01.005 COVID-19 surveillance: Results of activities 2021-10-27T10:34:31+08:00 Giuseppe Andrea De Biase giuseppe.debiase@regione.calabria.it Alba Malara albamalara@gmail.com Annamaria Ruberto editor@syncsci.com <p>Following the rapid spread of a new Coronavirus identified in China, on 30.01.2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declares a state of public health emergency of international importance and in Italy health surveillance measures are promptly strengthened. The aim of the study is to describe the surveillance system for the spread of the epidemic and how the surveillance contributes to the monitoring system and to the regional weekly risk classification.</p> 2021-10-26T16:13:50+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##