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Health promoting hospitals
Dietscher, C., Pelikan, J., Schmied, H. Oxford Bibliographies in Public Health, Chapter: Health Promoting Hospitals (2016).

When you talk about it, something in your heart becomes lighter.
Sarkadi, A., Warner, G. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry (2014).

Strengthening patient and family engagement in healthcare – The New Haven Recommendations.
Wieczorek CC, Nowak P, Frampton SB, Pelikan JM.
Patient Educ Couns. 2018 Apr 10. pii: S0738-3991(18)30160-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2018.04.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Impact of different sequences of mechanical and thermal processing on the rheological properties of Porphyridium cruentum and Chlorella vulgaris as functional food ingredients.
Bernaerts TMM, Panozzo A, Verhaegen KAF, Gheysen L, Foubert I, Moldenaers P, Hendrickx ME, Van Loey AM.
Food Funct. 2018 Apr 25;9(4):2433-2446. doi: 10.1039/c8fo00261d.

Investigation of health promotion status in specialized hospitals associated with Hamadan University of Medical Sciences: health-promoting hospitals.
Hamidi Y, Hazavehei SMM, Karimi-Shahanjarini A, SeifRabiei MA, Farhadian M, Alimohamadi S, Kharghani Moghadam SM.
Hosp Pract (1995). 2017 Dec;45(5):215-221. doi: 10.1080/21548331.2017.1400368. Epub 2017 Nov 13.

Promoting smoking cessation in China: a foot-in-the-door approach to tobacco control advocacy.
Chan SSC, Cheung YTD, Wong DCN, Jiang CQ, He Y, Yang L, Jiang B, Wu L, Tan SY, Cheng KK, Lam TH.
Glob Health Promot. 2017 Aug 1:1757975917720799. doi: 10.1177/1757975917720799. [Epub ahead of print]

Standards of health promoting hospitals: 68 or 40 measurable elements?
Nikpajouh A.
Health Promot Perspect. 2017 Jun 14;7(3):109-110. doi: 10.15171/hpp.2017.20. eCollection 2017. No abstract available.

The Application of Salutogenesis to Health Development in Youth with Chronic Conditions.
Aujoulat I, Mustin L, Martin F, Pélicand J, Robinson J.
In: Mittelmark MB, Sagy S, Eriksson M, Bauer GF, Pelikan JM, Lindström B, Espnes GA, editors. The Handbook of Salutogenesis [Internet]. Cham (CH): Springer; 2017. Chapter 32.
2016 Sep 3.

The Application of Salutogenesis in Hospitals.
Dietscher C, Winter U, Pelikan JM.
In: Mittelmark MB, Sagy S, Eriksson M, Bauer GF, Pelikan JM, Lindström B, Espnes GA, editors. The Handbook of Salutogenesis [Internet]. Cham (CH): Springer; 2017. Chapter 27.
2016 Sep 3.

Health-related behaviors moderate the association between age and self-reported health literacy among Taiwanese women.
Duong TV, Sørensen K, Pelikan JM, Van den Broucke S, Lin IF, Lin YC, Huang HL, Chang PW.
Women Health. 2017 May 24:1-15. doi: 10.1080/03630242.2017.1333074. [Epub ahead of print]

Development and Validation of a Questionnaire to Assess Knowledge, Threat and Coping Appraisal, and Intention to Practice Healthy Behaviors Related to Non-Communicable Diseases in the Thai Population.
Chamroonsawasdi K, Chottanapund S, Tunyasitthisundhorn P, Phokaewsuksa N, Ruksujarit T, Phasuksathaporn P.
Behav Sci (Basel). 2017 Apr 14;7(2). pii: E20. doi: 10.3390/bs7020020.

What does “Smoke-free Hospital” mean?
Štěpánková L.
Cas Lek Cesk. 2017 Winter;156(1):24-27. Czech.

How can the functioning and effectiveness of networks in the settings approach of health promotion be understood, achieved and researched?
Dietscher C.
Health Promot Int. 2017 Feb 1;32(1):139-148. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dat067.

The Impact of Setting the Standards of Health Promoting Hospitals on Hospital Indicators in Iran.
Amiri M, Khosravi A, Riyahi L, Naderi S.
PLoS One. 2016 Dec 13;11(12):e0167459. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167459. eCollection 2016.

The Lawa model: A sustainable, integrated opisthorchiasis control program using the EcoHealth approach in the Lawa Lake region of Thailand.
Sripa B, Tangkawattana S, Sangnikul T.
Parasitol Int. 2017 Aug;66(4):346-354. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2016.11.013. Epub 2016 Nov 24. Review.

Exploring knowledge, attitudes, and practices toward older adults with hypertension in primary care.
Chotisiri L, Yamarat K, Taneepanichskul S.
J Multidiscip Healthc. 2016 Oct 26;9:559-564. eCollection 2016.

Effects of Application of Social Marketing Theory and the Health Belief Model in Promoting Cervical Cancer Screening among Targeted Women in Sisaket Province, Thailand.
Wichachai S, Songserm N, Akakul T, Kuasiri C.
Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2016;17(7):3505-10.

Implementing a “Health Promoting Workplace”: compatible organizational practices in university hospital.
Bilterys R, Dedobbeleer N.
Sante Publique. 2016 Jan-Feb;28(1):49-59. French.

Epidemiology of Antibiotic Use and Antimicrobial Resistance in Selected Communities in Thailand.
Khamsarn S, Nampoonsak Y, Busamaro S, Tangkoskul T, Seenama C, Rattanaumpawan P, Boonyasiri A, Thamlikitkul V.
J Med Assoc Thai. 2016 Mar;99(3):270-5.

Advances in health promotion in Asia-Pacific: promoting health through hospitals.
Huang N, Chien LY, Chiou ST.
Glob Health Promot. 2016 Mar;23(1 Suppl):26-34. doi: 10.1177/1757975916635504.

Health Promoting Hospitals Model in Iran.
Yaghoubi M, Javadi M, Bahadori M, Ravangard R.
Iran J Public Health. 2016 Mar;45(3):362-9.

Health promoting hospitals: a study on educational hospitals of Isfahan, Iran.
Afshari A, Mostafavi F, Keshvari M, Ahmadi-Ghahnaviye L, Piruzi M, Moazam E, Hejab K, Eslami AA.
Health Promot Perspect. 2016 Mar 31;6(1):23-30. doi: 10.15171/hpp.2016.04. eCollection 2016.

Workplace violence against nurses–prevalence and association with hospital organizational characteristics and health-promotion efforts: Cross-sectional study.
Wei CY, Chiou ST, Chien LY, Huang N.
Int J Nurs Stud. 2016 Apr;56:63-70. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.12.012. Epub 2016 Jan 6.

Values and strategies: management of radical organizational change in a university hospital.
Orvik A.
Int J Health Plann Manage. 2017 Apr;32(2):114-132. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2332. Epub 2016 Jan 17.

Health promotion implementation capacities in hospitals matter: results from the PRICES-HPH study.
Röthlin F, Schmied H, Dietscher C.
Health Promot Int. 2017 Jun 1;32(3):442-455. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dav100.

Why should and how can hospitals improve their organizational health literacy?
Pelikan JM, Dietscher C.
Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2015 Sep;58(9):989-95. doi: 10.1007/s00103-015-2206-6. German.

Informal relationship patterns among staff of local health and non-health organizations in Thailand.
Maneechay M, Pongpirul K.
BMC Health Serv Res. 2015 Mar 20;15:113. doi: 10.1186/s12913-015-0781-8.

Movement disability: situations and factors influencing access to health services in the northeast of Thailand.
Wongkongdech A, Laohasiriwong W.
Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ). 2014 Jul-Sep;12(47):168-74.

An association between organophosphate pesticides exposure and Parkinsonism amongst people in an agricultural area in Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand.
Norkaew S, Lertmaharit S, Wilaiwan W, Siriwong W, Pérez HM, Robson MG.
Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig. 2015;66(1):21-6.

Implementing ‘self-help friendliness’ in German hospitals: a longitudinal study.
Trojan A, Nickel S, Kofahl C.
Health Promot Int. 2016 Jun;31(2):303-13. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dau103. Epub 2014 Dec 10.

Factors affecting cervical cancer screening uptake by Hmong hilltribe women in Thailand.
Wongwatcharanukul L, Promthet S, Bradshaw P, Jirapornkul C, Tungsrithong N.
Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2014;15(8):3753-6.

Pain as social representation: a study with Italian health professionals involved in the ‘Hospital and District without Pain’ project.
Nencini A, Sarrica M, Cancian R, Contarello A.
Health Promot Int. 2015 Dec;30(4):919-28. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dau027. Epub 2014 May 14.

Impact of a pedometer program on nurses working in a health-promoting hospital.
Lavoie-Tremblay M, Sounan C, Trudel JG, Lavigne GL, Martin K, Lowensteyn I.
Health Care Manag (Frederick). 2014 Apr-Jun;33(2):172-80. doi: 10.1097/HCM.0000000000000010.

Health promotion initiatives: An experience of a Well Women’s Clinic.
Dudeja P, Singh A, Jindal AK.
Med J Armed Forces India. 2014 Jan;70(1):64-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mjafi.2013.10.001. Epub 2013 Dec 16.

Strengthening health promotion in hospitals with capacity building: a Taiwanese case study.
Lee CB, Chen MS, Chien SH, Pelikan JM, Wang YW, Chu CM.
Health Promot Int. 2015 Sep;30(3):625-36. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dat089. Epub 2014 Jan 20.

Self-reported changes in the implementation of hospital-based health promotion in Taiwan.
Lee CB, Chen MS, Powell MJ, Chu CM.
Am J Health Promot. 2015 Jan-Feb;29(3):200-3. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.120816-ARB-397.

Health promoting Hospitals in Iran: How it is.
Yaghoubi M, Javadi M.
J Educ Health Promot. 2013 Jul 31;2:41. doi: 10.4103/2277-9531.115840. eCollection 2013.

Organizational capacities for health promotion implementation: results from an international hospital study.
Röthlin F, Schmied H, Dietscher C.
Health Promot Int. 2015 Jun;30(2):369-79. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dat048. Epub 2013 Jul 19.

Adolescents at suicide risk: nursing care they consider helpful.
Pugnaire Gros C, Jarvis S, Mulvogue T, Wright D.
Sante Ment Que. 2012 Autumn;37(2):193-207. French.

Health issues among nurses in Taiwanese hospitals: National survey.
Chiou ST, Chiang JH, Huang N, Wu CH, Chien LY.
Int J Nurs Stud. 2013 Oct;50(10):1377-84. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.01.012. Epub 2013 Feb 28.

Barriers to and facilitators of the implementation of health promoting hospitals in Taiwan: a top-down movement in need of ground support.
Lee CB, Chen MS, Wang YW.
Int J Health Plann Manage. 2014 Apr-Jun;29(2):197-213. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2156. Epub 2012 Dec 10.

Health status and bio-indicators among elderly people in rural areas, Thailand.
Apidechkul T.
J Med Assoc Thai. 2012 Aug;95(8):1066-74.

Achieving organizational change: findings from a case study of health promoting hospitals in Taiwan.
Lee CB, Chen MS, Powell M, Chu CM.Health Promot Int. 2014 Jun;29(2):296-305. doi: 10.1093/heapro/das056. Epub 2012 Oct 2.

Health promoting hospitals in Lithuania: health professional support for standards.
Miseviciene I, Zalnieraitiene K.
Health Promot Int. 2013 Dec;28(4):512-21. doi: 10.1093/heapro/das035. Epub 2012 Sep 6.

The health promoting hospital movement in Taiwan: recent development and gaps in workplace.
Lee CB, Chen MS, Chu CM.
Int J Public Health. 2013 Apr;58(2):313-7. doi: 10.1007/s00038-012-0391-8. Epub 2012 Aug 2.

Seminar for HPH coordinators (Health Promoting Hospitals) and WHO HPH Autumn School 2011 held in Prague.
Lenka S, Milena K, Ivana K.
Cas Lek Cesk. 2012;151(3):149-51. Czech.

Transition towards health promoting hospitals: adapting a global framework to Pakistan.
Khowaja AR, Karmaliani R, Mistry R, Agha A.
East Mediterr Health J. 2011 Oct;17(10):738-43.

Pilot Health Promoting Hospital in rural South Africa: evidence-based approach to systematic hospital transformation.
Delobelle P, Onya H, Langa C, Mashamba J, Depoorter AM.
Glob Health Promot. 2011 Mar;18(1):47-50.

Comparison of the health-promoting orientation of three tertiary care hospitals of India.
Goel S, Gupta AK, Ahuja P, Jain BU, Bains P, Goel S, Singh A.
Natl Med J India. 2011 Mar-Apr;24(2):83-5.

Experiences of working with the tobacco issue in the context of health promoting hospitals and health services: a qualitative study.
Carlfjord S, Kristenson M, Lindberg M.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2011 Feb;8(2):498-513. doi: 10.3390/ijerph8020498. Epub 2011 Feb 15.

Lifestyle modification programs protecting cardiovascular health in Germany and Sweden. A qualitative interview study.
Meyer C, Göpel E, Siegrist J, Heiss C, Kelm M, Rassaf T.Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2011 Feb;54(2):213-20. doi: 10.1007/s00103-010-1202-0. German.

Health-promoting organization and organizational effectiveness of health promotion in hospitals: a national cross-sectional survey in Taiwan.
Lin YW, Lin YY.
Health Promot Int. 2011 Sep;26(3):362-75. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daq068. Epub 2010 Nov 17.

Advances in health promotion in Africa: promoting health through hospitals.
Delobelle P, Onya H, Langa C, Mashamba J, Depoorter AM.
Glob Health Promot. 2010 Jun;17(2 Suppl):33-6. doi: 10.1177/1757975910363929.

Potential benefits and perceived need for health promoting hospitals in Pakistan: a healthcare stakeholder’s perspective.
Khowaja AR, Mistry R, Agha A, Karmaliani R.
J Pak Med Assoc. 2010 Apr;60(4):274-9.

Health promoting health services: a review of the evidence.
McHugh C, Robinson A, Chesters J.
Health Promot Int. 2010 Jun;25(2):230-7. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daq010. Epub 2010 Feb 23. Review.

Development and validation of the WHO self-assessment tool for health promotion in hospitals: results of a study in 38 hospitals in eight countries.
Groene O, Alonso J, Klazinga N.
Health Promot Int. 2010 Jun;25(2):221-9. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daq013. Epub 2010 Feb 22.

The Balanced Scorecard of acute settings: development process, definition of 20 strategic objectives and implementation.
Groene O, Brandt E, Schmidt W, Moeller J.
Int J Qual Health Care. 2009 Aug;21(4):259-71. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzp024. Epub 2009 Jun 19.

The organisational diagnosis of a Health Promoting Hospital in Taiwan.
Lin YW, Huang HL, Tung SC.
Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Aug;76(2):248-53. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2008.12.025. Epub 2009 Feb 7.

The “salutogenic” approach–designing a health-promoting hospital environment.
Dilani A, Armstrong K.
World Hosp Health Serv. 2008;44(3):32-5.

Health-promoting hospitals in Estonia: what are they doing differently?
Põlluste K, Alop J, Groene O, Härm T, Merisalu E, Suurorg L.
Health Promot Int. 2007 Dec;22(4):327-36. Epub 2007 Nov 6.

Managerial attitudes on the development of health promoting hospitals in Beijing.
Guo XH, Tian XY, Pan YS, Yang XH, Wu SY, Wang W, Lin V.
Health Promot Int. 2007 Sep;22(3):182-90. Epub 2007 May 11.

Patient education in Western European hospitals: a comparison of the Netherlands, Flanders and England.
Albada A, Elbers E, Visser A.
Patient Educ Couns. 2007 Apr;66(1):4-10. Epub 2007 Feb 20.

Beyond managing healthcare risks: the health-promoting hospital initiative in Mexico.
Santos-Burgoa C.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Sep;1076:624-7.

Supplement: 9th international conference on health promoting hospitals, Copenhagen, May 16-18, 2001.
Juul Jorgensen S, Moller L, Tonnesen H.
Int J Integr Care. 2001;1:e37. No abstract available.

Health promotion needs of children and adolescents in hospitals: a review.
Aujoulat I, Simonelli F, Deccache A.
Patient Educ Couns. 2006 Apr;61(1):23-32. Review.

Commentary on Whitehead D (2004) Health-promoting hospitals: the role and function of nursing. Journal of Clinical Nursing 14, 20-27.
Smith M, Cusack L.
J Clin Nurs. 2006 Feb;15(2):230-2; author reply 233. No abstract available.

Standards for health promotion in hospitals: development and pilot test in nine European countries.
Groene O, Jorgensen SJ, Fugleholm AM, Møller L, Garcia-Barbero M.
Int J Health Care Qual Assur Inc Leadersh Health Serv. 2005;18(4-5):300-7.

Evaluating the progress of the health promoting hospitals initiative? A WHO perspective. Commentary on: Whitehead, D. (2004) The European Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH) project: how far on? Health Promotion International, 19, 259-267.
Groene O.
Health Promot Int. 2005 Jun;20(2):205-7. Epub 2005 Apr 6. No abstract available.

Health promoting hospitals: the role and function of nursing.
Whitehead D.
J Clin Nurs. 2005 Jan;14(1):20-7. Review.

Evaluation of the participation of Aretaieion Hospital, Greece in the WHO Pilot Project of Health Promoting Hospitals.
Tountas Y, Pavi E, Tsamandouraki K, Arkadopoulos N, Triantafyllou D.
Health Promot Int. 2004 Dec;19(4):453-62. Epub 2004 Nov 4.

Occupational stress and assessment of human resources in health: from assessment to the changing process.
Ragazzoni P, Tangolo D, Zotti AM.
G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2004 Apr-Jun;26(2):119-26. Italian.

A geriatric day-care unit: a health promoting hospital initiative.
Le Faou AL, Ozguler A, Okra N, Laudet J.
Promot Educ. 2004;11(1):11-6. No abstract available.

Health promoting hospital.
Sansoni J.
Prof Inferm. 2004 Jan-Mar;57(1):56-9. Italian.

The European Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH) project: how far on?
Whitehead D.
Health Promot Int. 2004 Jun;19(2):259-67.

Changes of patients’ satisfaction with the health care services in Lithuanian Health Promoting Hospitals network.
Miseviciene I, Milasauskiene Z.
Medicina (Kaunas). 2003;39(6):604-9.

Identifying the opportunities for health promoting emergency departments.
Bensberg M, Kennedy M, Bennetts S.
Accid Emerg Nurs. 2003 Jul;11(3):173-81.

Like parent, like child. A health promoting hospital project.
Mavor T.
Patient Educ Couns. 2001 Dec 15;45(4):261-4.

The challenge of effectively addressing tobacco control within a health promoting NHS Trust.
Quinn J, Sengupta S, Cleary H.
Patient Educ Couns. 2001 Dec 15;45(4):255-9. Review.

Implementing health promotion in health care settings: conceptual coherence and policy support.
Aujoulat I, Le Faou AL, Sandrin-Berthon B, Martin F, Deccache A.
Patient Educ Couns. 2001 Dec 15;45(4):245-54. Review.

The health promoting hospital (HPH): concept and development.
Pelikan JM, Krajic K, Dietscher C.
Patient Educ Couns. 2001 Dec 15;45(4):239-43. Review.

Health promoting hospitals: a typology of different organizational approaches to health promotion.
Johnson A, Baum F.
Health Promot Int. 2001 Sep;16(3):281-7. Review.

Patient education in Hungary.
Trinn C, Molnar P.
Patient Educ Couns. 2001 Jul;44(1):71-4.

Patient education in Belgium: evolution, policy and perspectives.
Deccache A, van Ballekom K.
Patient Educ Couns. 2001 Jul;44(1):43-8.

Creating health and health promoting hospitals: a worthy challenge for the twenty-first century.
Hancock T.
Int J Health Care Qual Assur Inc Leadersh Health Serv. 1999;12(2-3):viii-xix.

What are we doing in cardiopulmonary resuscitation training in Europe? An analysis of a survey.
Garcia-Barbero M, Caturla-Such J.
Resuscitation. 1999 Aug;41(3):225-36.

Tobacco smoking among surgical patients. Smoking habits and information to smokers in Danish departments of anesthesiology.
Møller AM, Pedersen T.
Ugeskr Laeger. 1999 Jun 14;161(24):3670-2. Danish.

Promoting health in health care organizations and hospitals? A survey of the French community in Belgium.
Deccache A, Libion F, Van Cangh C, Dumont J, Collignon JL, Borgs M.
Promot Educ. 1999 Mar;6(1):31-5, 25. French.

Quality evaluation from the patient viewpoint–exemplary results from the European WHO Project “Health-Promoting Hospitals”.
Trojan A, Nickel S, Schneiders-Kastning P.
Gesundheitswesen. 1997 Dec;59(12):720-5. German.

Implementation of non-smoking policies in hospitals–Tom Hurst Memorial Lecture.
Ashcroft S.
World Hosp Health Serv. 1996;32(3):31-6.

Audit of the support for breastfeeding mothers in Fife maternity hospitals using adapted ‘Baby Friendly Hospital’ materials.
Campbell H, Gorman D, Wigglesworth A.
J Public Health Med. 1995 Dec;17(4):450-4.

Health-promoting hospitals. Early warning systems.
Harrison D, Ashcroft S.
Health Serv J. 1994 Oct 6;104(5423):28-30. No abstract available.

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