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York St John University is a university located on a large urban campus in York, England. It is one of several higher education institutions which have religious foundations; others include Canterbury Christ Church University, Liverpool Hope University, St. Mary's University College, University of Chester, University of Chichester, University of Cumbria, University of Derby, University of Gloucestershire, University of Winchester, and Bishop Grosseteste University.As of July 2011, there were 6,057 students, reading a wide variety of subjects, in four faculties: Arts; Education and Theology; York St John Business School and Health and Life science. Wikipedia.

Village A.,York St John University
Mental Health, Religion and Culture | Year: 2015

Psychological type theory would suggest that the two perceiving functions (sensing and intuition) and the two judging functions (thinking and feeling) shape the way that readers engage with biblical texts. Previous studies of churchgoers have demonstrated associations between psychological function preferences and preferences for interpretation. Building on this work, the current study examines whether biblical scholars engage with texts in ways that are predicted by their psychological function preferences. A sample of 338 members of the Society of Biblical Literature completed an online survey that measured their subject disciplines and methods of study, four psychological functions and four corresponding text-handling styles. Scholars who used “postmodern” methods such as reader response, ideological criticism or cultural studies were more likely to prefer intuition to sensing and feeling to thinking. There were significant correlations between text-handling styles and psychological type preferences, suggesting that psychological function has some influence on how biblical scholars perceive and evaluate texts. © 2015 Taylor & Francis.

Background:Treatment of prostate cancer with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is associated with metabolic changes that have been linked to an increase in cardiovascular risk.Methods:This randomised controlled trial investigated the effects of a 12-week lifestyle intervention that included supervised exercise training and dietary advice on markers of cardiovascular risk in 50 men on long-term ADT recruited to an on-going study investigating the effects of such a lifestyle intervention on quality of life. Participants were randomly allocated to receive the intervention or usual care. Cardiovascular outcomes included endothelial function (flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) of the brachial artery), blood pressure, body composition and serum lipids. Additional outcomes included treadmill walk time and exercise and dietary behaviours. Outcomes were assessed before randomisation (baseline), and 6, 12 and 24 weeks after randomisation.Results:At 12 weeks, the difference in mean relative FMD was 2.2% (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.1–4.3, P=0.04) with an effect size of 0.60 (95% CI <0.01–1.18) favouring the intervention group. Improvements in skeletal muscle mass, treadmill walk time and exercise behaviour also occurred in the intervention group over that duration (P<0.05). At 24 weeks, only the difference in treadmill walk time was maintained.Conclusions:This study demonstrates that lifestyle changes can improve endothelial function in men on long-term ADT for prostate cancer. The implications for cardiovascular health need further investigation in larger studies over longer duration.British Journal of Cancer advance online publication, 14 January 2016; doi:10.1038/bjc.2015.479 www.bjcancer.com. © 2016 Cancer Research UK

Rivers I.,Brunel University | Noret N.,York St John University
Journal of Adolescent Health | Year: 2013

Purpose: To explore those contextual factors that predict potential suicide ideation among students who observe bullying at school. Methods: 1,592 students of whom 1,009 who reported having observed bullying at school were surveyed from 14 secondary schools in the North of England. Role-related (not-involved, victim, perpetrator, 'bully-victim' and observer) and gender-wise comparisons of key variables were undertaken prior to hierarchical multiple regressions to determine those associated with potential suicide ideation. Results: Analyses indicated that students who observed bullying behavior were significantly more likely than those not involved in bullying to report symptoms of interpersonal sensitivity, to indicate greater helplessness and potential suicide ideation. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses indicated that, among boys, helplessness (β =.48, p <.001) followed by frequency of bullying perpetration (β =.11, p <.001), and a less supportive home climate (β = -.10, p <.004) were associated with potential suicide ideation. Helplessness was found to be the only variable associated with potential suicide ideation among girls (β =.49, p <.001). Conclusions: Perceived helplessness is significantly associated with potential suicide ideation among students who observe bullying at school. © 2013 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. All rights reserved.

Spring H.,York St John University
Health Information and Libraries Journal | Year: 2011

The popularity of Health 2.0 technologies has grown exponentially in recent years. They are increasingly being used to inform and support professional practice. This article discusses the use of the health facet of Web 2.0 applications by health professionals. In particular, it considers their value in the delivery of information literacy agendas by health librarians for health professionals. © 2011 The authors. Health Information and Libraries Journal © 2011 Health Libraries Group.

Spring H.,York St John University
Health Information and Libraries Journal | Year: 2014

This feature looks at the challenges for information literacy in rare and orphan diseases. In particular, it focuses on the information difficulties faced by those living with a rare condition or awaiting a diagnosis, and also those of the health professionals in charge of their care. The feature also highlights some of the key issues that library and information professionals need to be aware of when providing information support in such circumstances. © 2014 Health Libraries Group.

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