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Ko, Celine M.; Grace, Fran; Chavez, Gilbert N.; Grimley, Sarah J.; Dalrymple, Emily R.; Olson, Lisa E. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: Mindfulness-based interventions have been shown to have psychological benefits in college students. We explored the effects of an academic Seminar on Compassion on student psychological health. Participants: Forty-one participants (14 male, 27 female, mean age 19.8 ┬▒ 1.4 years) were assessed pre- and post- spring semesters 2013 and…
Descriptors: Seminars, Altruism, Well Being, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Fallin-Bennett, Amanda; Roditis, Maria; Glantz, Stanton A. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: Tobacco-free policies are being rapidly adopted nationwide, yet compliance with these policies remains a challenge. This study explored college campus key informants' experiences with tobacco policies, and their perceived benefits, drawbacks, and outcomes. Participants: The sample for this study was 68 key informants representing 16…
Descriptors: Smoking, School Policy, Compliance (Psychology), College Students
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Duffy, Jonathan; Johnsen, Peter; Ferris, Mary; Miller, Mary; Leighton, Kevin; McGilvray, Mark; McNamara, Lucy; Breakwell, Lucy; Yu, Yon; Bhavsar, Tina; Briere, Elizabeth; Patel, Manisha – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: To assess the safety of meningococcal group B (MenB)-4C vaccine. Participants: Undergraduates, dormitory residents, and persons with high-risk medical conditions received the MenB-4C vaccine two-dose series during mass vaccination clinics from 12/2013 through 11/2014. Methods: Adverse events (AEs) were identified by 15┬áminutes of…
Descriptors: Diseases, Immunization Programs, Hospitals, Safety
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Bersamin, Melina; Fisher, Deborah A.; Marcell, Arik V.; Finan, Laura J. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: The current study aimed to examine (1) gender differences in college students' knowledge of sexual and reproductive health care (K-SRHC) service access points, and (2) the relationship between demographic and psychosocial factors and college students' overall K-SRHC service access points. Methods and Participants: Self-report online…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Self Efficacy, Correlation, Family Planning
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Bohon, Lisa M.; Cotter, Kelly A.; Kravitz, Richard L.; Cello, Philip C.; Fernandez y Garcia, Erik – Journal of American College Health, 2016
Background: Between 9.5% and 31.3% of college students suffer from depression ("American college health association national college health assessment II: reference group executive summary spring 2013." "Amer. Coll. Health Assoc." 2013; Eagan K, Stolzenberg EB, Ramirez JJ, Aragon, MC, Suchard, RS, Hurtado S. "The American…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Depression (Psychology), Behavior Theories
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Roditis, Maria L.; Wang, Donna; Glantz, Stanton A.; Fallin, Amanda – Journal of American College Health, 2015
Objective: To measure comprehensiveness of California campus tobacco policies. Participants: Sixteen campuses representing different regions, institution types, and policies. Research occurred June-August 2013. Methods: Comprehensiveness was scored using American College Health Association's (ACHA) "Position Statement on Tobacco." The…
Descriptors: Smoking, School Policy, Campuses, Grammar
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Haas, Amie L.; Smith, Shelby K.; Kagan, Kari – Journal of American College Health, 2013
Objective: Many students pregame (ie, drink before drinking), but there are scant data evaluating changes following college entry. The authors examined pregaming across the fall quarter and identified predictors of change and initiation in college. Participants: Freshmen ("N" = 708; 53% female, 100% drinkers) were recruited during…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Drinking, At Risk Students, College Athletics
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Gibbs, Elise L.; Kass, Andrea E.; Eichen, Dawn M.; Fitzsimmons-Craft, Ellen E.; Trockel, Mickey; Wilfley, Denise E.; Taylor, C. Barr – Journal of American College Health, 2016
Objective: To examine the misuse of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-specific stimulants in a college population at high risk for or with clinical or subclinical eating disorders. Participants: Four hundred forty-eight college-age women aged 18-25 at high risk for or with a clinical or subclinical eating disorder. Methods:…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Drug Abuse, Stimulants, Emotional Disturbances
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Trieu, Sang Leng; Bratton, Sally; Marshak, Helen Hopp – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Objective: To explore the sexual and reproductive health behaviors of students from 13 community college campuses in California. Participants: Heterosexual college students, ages 18 to 24, who have had sexual intercourse (N = 4,487). Methods: The American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) survey was…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Two Year College Students, Family Planning, Contraception
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Garg, Trit; Fradkin, Nicholas; Moskowitz, Joel M. – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Objective: Because secondhand smoke is a public health concern, many colleges have adopted bans to ensure healthier environments. This study demonstrates how outdoor smoking policy change can be accomplished at a large public university. Participants: The participants were 1,537 students housed in residential communities at the University of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Smoking, Public Health, Dormitories
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Quang, Yen N.; Vu, Joanne; Yuk, Jihey; Li, Chin-Shang; Chen, Moon; Bowlus, Christopher L. – Journal of American College Health, 2010
The prevalence of chronic hepatitis B (HBV) among college-age US-born Asian and Pacific Islanders (A/PI) is not well known. Objectives: To compare the prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) seropositivity in US-born to A/PI-born students at a public university. Participants: Undergraduate who self-identified themselves as A/PI. Results:…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Incidence, Pacific Islanders, Immunization Programs
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White, Sabina; Park, Yong Sue; Cordero, Elizabeth Diane – Journal of American College Health, 2010
Objective: A posttest-only experimental design was used to examine the effectiveness of curriculum infusion (CI) in reducing alcohol consumption and associated negative consequences among college students. Methods: Faculty teaching 2 identical courses during the same quarter were recruited; both classes were randomly assigned to either a treatment…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Undergraduate Students, Research Design, Drinking
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Bourdeau, Beth; Saltz, Robert; Bersamin, Melina; Grube, Joel – Journal of American College Health, 2007
Objectives: The authors examined whether the relationship between alcohol expectancies and sexual experiences while drinking differed between Latino and white college students. Participants: The authors considered students if they were white or Latino, unmarried, aged 18-25 years, reported any drinking, and had at least 1 sexual partner in the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Prevention, Drinking, Hispanic American Students
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Shive, Steven E.; Morris, Michelle Neyman – Journal of American College Health, 2006
In this study, the authors evaluated the effectiveness of the "Energize Your Life!" social-marketing campaign pilot study to improve knowledge, attitudes, and fruit intake among community college students. The authors used a cross-sectional, quasi-experimental, pre- and posttest design. They randomly selected community college students…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Marketing, Pilot Projects, Health Promotion
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Sipkin, Diane L.; Gillam, Alix; Grady, Laurie Bisset – Journal of American College Health, 2003
"Chlamydia trachomatis" infection in college students has not undergone a detailed large-scale evaluation. The authors undertook a cross-sectional study of 4,086 students enrolled on the campuses of California State University, Sacramento, and 3 local community colleges from fall 2000 through spring 2002. They used an outreach screening…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, College Students, At Risk Persons, Sexually Transmitted Diseases