Advances in Health and Behavior https://www.syncsci.com/journal/AHB <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> SyncSci Publishing Pte. Ltd, Singapore en-US Advances in Health and Behavior 2630-466X <p>Authors contributing to&nbsp;<em>Advances in Health and Behavior</em>&nbsp;agree to publish their articles under the&nbsp;<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0">Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International License</a>, allowing third parties to share their work (copy, distribute, transmit) and to adapt it, under the condition that the authors are given credit, that the work is not used for commercial purposes, and that in the event of reuse or distribution, the terms of this license are made clear.</p> The impact of the experience of Sexual Violence on female sexual dysfunction https://www.syncsci.com/journal/AHB/article/view/AHB.2022.01.001 <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> Somayeh Naderi ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2022-04-18 2022-04-18 5 192 199 10.25082/AHB.2022.01.001 The effect of meditation on depression, anxiety, and stress in university students https://www.syncsci.com/journal/AHB/article/view/AHB.2021.01.006 <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> Melike Demir Doğan Tuğçe Polat Muhammed Mücahit Yilmaz ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2021-11-08 2021-11-08 5 186 191 10.25082/AHB.2021.01.006 COVID-19 surveillance: Results of activities https://www.syncsci.com/journal/AHB/article/view/AHB.2021.01.005 <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> Giuseppe Andrea De Biase Alba Malara Annamaria Ruberto ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2021-10-26 2021-10-26 5 182 185 10.25082/AHB.2021.01.005