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James, Delores C. S.; Harville, Cedric, II – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Background: African American women (AAW) are in a unique position to be recruited into mobile (mHealth) weight management research and programs due to their high rates of obesity and their high ownership of smartphones. Aim: This study examined smartphone usage, social media engagement, and willingness to participate in mHealth weight management…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Handheld Devices, Social Media
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Darrow, William; Bhatt, Chintan; Rene, Cassandra; Thomas, Lakisha – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
In January 2016, the first case of mosquito-borne Zika infection in the mainland United States was confirmed in Miami, Florida. The first locally acquired case was reported 6 months later. Local public health and school officials began warning students of the outbreak on their return to the classroom in August 2016. In November-December 2016, we…
Descriptors: Diseases, Prevention, College Students, Public Health
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Chen, Zhenghao; Koh, Pang Wei; Ritter, Philip L.; Lorig, Kate; Bantum, Erin O'Carroll; Saria, Suchi – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
The Internet has been used extensively to offer health education content and also for social support. More recently, we have seen the advent of Internet-based health education interventions that combine content with structured social networking. In many ways this is the Internet equivalent to small group interventions. While we have some knowledge…
Descriptors: Intervention, Cancer, Internet, Health Education
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Hall, Amanda K.; Bernhardt, Jay M.; Dodd, Virginia; Vollrath, Morgan W. – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
Objective: Innovations in health information technology (HIT) provide opportunities to reduce health care spending, improve quality of care, and improve health outcomes for older adults. However, concerns relating to older adults' limited access and use of HIT, including use of the Internet for health information, fuel the digital health divide…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Access to Information, Information Utilization, Older Adults
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Harden, Samantha M.; You, Wen; Almeida, Fabio A.; Hill, Jennie L.; Linnan, Laura A.; Allen, Kacie C.; Estabrooks, Paul A. – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
Certain risk factors associated with overweight and obesity may lead to reduced productivity in the workforce (i.e., increased absenteeism and presenteeism). Participants in a large, Internet-based worksite weight loss intervention, who were present at follow-up (N = 1,030), completed a self-reported productivity measure (World Health…
Descriptors: Body Weight, At Risk Persons, Obesity, Productivity
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Agaku, Israel T.; Ayo-Yusuf, Olalekan A. – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
Introduction: This study assessed the influence of exposure to pro-tobacco advertisements on experimentation with emerging tobacco products among U.S. adolescents aged =9 years, in Grades 6 to 12. Method: Data were obtained from the 2011 National Youth Tobacco Survey. Multivariate logistic regression was used to measure the association between…
Descriptors: Smoking, Advertising, Marketing, Adolescents
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Greaney, Mary L.; Puleo, Elaine; Bennett, Gary G.; Haines, Jess; Viswanath, K.; Gillman, Matthew W.; Sprunck-Harrild, Kim; Coeling, Molly; Rusinak, Donna; Emmons, Karen M. – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
Background: Many U.S. adults have multiple behavioral risk factors, and effective, scalable interventions are needed to promote population-level health. In the health care setting, interventions are often provided in print, although accessible to nearly everyone, are brief (e.g., pamphlets), are not interactive, and can require some logistics…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Risk, Health Behavior
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Persson, Roger; Cleal, Bryan; Jakobsen, Mette Øllgaard; Villadsen, Ebbe; Andersen, Lars L. – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
Objective: To examine the relationship between self-efficacy and not wanting help to change health behaviors. Method: All employees in the Danish police department were invited to respond to an electronic questionnaire. All respondents expressing a desire to change health behaviors in relation to smoking ("n" = 845), alcohol…
Descriptors: Correlation, Help Seeking, Behavior Change, Smoking
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Shoup, Jo Ann; Wagner, Nicole M.; Kraus, Courtney R.; Narwaney, Komal J.; Goddard, Kristin S.; Glanz, Jason M. – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
Objective: Describe a process for designing, building, and evaluating a theory-driven social media intervention tool to help reduce parental concerns about vaccination. Method: We developed an interactive web-based tool using quantitative and qualitative methods (e.g., survey, focus groups, individual interviews, and usability testing). Results:…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Attitudes, Immunization Programs, Social Networks
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Rief, John J.; Mitchell, Gordon R.; Zickmund, Susan L.; Bhargava, Tina D.; Bryce, Cindy L.; Fischer, Gary S.; Hess, Rachel; Kolb, N. Randall; Simkin-Silverman, Laurey R.; McTigue, Kathleen M. – Health Education & Behavior, 2013
"Phronesis," or practical wisdom developed through experience, is an Aristotelian concept that can shed light on the capacities of patients to make health-related decisions and engage in healthy behaviors. In this article, the authors develop a conceptual framework for understanding the role of "phronesis" in lifestyle change as well as its…
Descriptors: Patients, Chronic Illness, Life Style, Change
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Davis, Kevin C.; Evans, W. Douglas; Kamyab, Kian – Health Education & Behavior, 2013
Background: Although there is debate on the effectiveness of youth-focused abstinence education programs, research confirms that parents can influence their children’s decisions about sexual behavior. To leverage parent-based approaches to adolescent sexual health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the "Parents Speak Up…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Sexuality, Sex Education, Program Effectiveness
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Bernhardt, Jay M.; Chaney, J. Don; Chaney, Beth H.; Hall, Amanda K. – Health Education & Behavior, 2013
Health education researchers have continued to explore creative new ways to leverage the Internet and diverse new media applications to increase the efficacy of their interventions. The number of new media and health education studies continues to grow, as does the number of manuscripts related to new media that are submitted to "Health Education…
Descriptors: Health Education, Internet, Educational Research, Health Promotion
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Ammann, Rahel; Vandelanotte, Corneel; de Vries, Hein; Mummery, W. Kerry – Health Education & Behavior, 2013
Despite the numerous health benefits, population physical activity levels are low and declining with age. A continued increase of Internet access allows for website-delivered interventions to be implemented across age-groups, though older people have typically not been considered for this type of intervention. Therefore, the purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Internet, Older Adults, Physical Activity Level, Feedback (Response)
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Magee, Joshua C.; Bigelow, Louisa; DeHaan, Samantha; Mustanski, Brian S. – Health Education & Behavior, 2012
The current study used a mixed-methods approach to investigate the positive and negative aspects of Internet use for sexual health information among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) young people. A diverse community sample of 32 LGBT young people (aged 16-24 years) completed qualitative interviews focusing on how, where, and when…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Information Seeking, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Thomson, Maria D.; Siminoff, Laura A.; Longo, Daniel R. – Health Education & Behavior, 2012
Background: This study explored the characteristics of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients who accessed Internet-based health information as part of their symptom appraisal process prior to consulting a health care provider. Method: Newly diagnosed CRC patients who experienced symptoms prior to diagnosis were interviewed. Brief COPE was used to…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Internet, Medical Services, Cancer
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