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Winkelman, Sloane Burke; Kimuna, Sitawa R.; Haithcox-Dennis, Melissa – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2012
In the United States, an estimated 1.2 million people are living with HIV/AIDS, and approximately 50,000 new cases of HIV are diagnosed each year. Globally, it is estimated that 33.3 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. The role of mobile populations in the spread of STIs and HIV is well-documented in many countries around the world. Long-haul…
Descriptors: Health Programs, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Evidence
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Kratzke, Cynthia; Cox, Carolyn – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2012
Despite the increased availability of smartphones and health applications (apps), little is known about smartphone technology and apps for implementation in health promotion practice. Smartphones are mobile devices with capabilities for e-mail, text messaging, video viewing, and wireless Internet access. It is essential for health promotion…
Descriptors: Evidence, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Behavior Modification
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Hou, Su-I; Hsiao, Tun-Jen; Hou, Peng-Hsi – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2012
Purpose: This study compared Internet and online health information (OHI) utilization among selected employees age 40-49 and 50-64 years, and examined the influence of age, gender, education, and worksite. Methods: A questionnaire was administered to participants from two worksites in Taiwan. Results: A total of 527 employees completed the survey…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Foreign Countries, Internet, Employees
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Koo, Malcolm; Norman, Cameron D.; Chang, Hsiao-Mei – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2012
The eight-item eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) is a previously validated scale developed to assess consumers' combined knowledge, comfort, and perceived skills at finding, evaluating, and applying electronic health information to health problems. In the present study, a Chinese version of the eHEALS was developed and its psychometric properties…
Descriptors: College Students, Reliability, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
Lariscy, Ruthann; Reber, Bryan; Paek, Hye-Jin – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2011
The aims of this study are to identify health concerns and behaviors, to understand why some concerns are more worrisome than others, and to learn what information sources are relied on for a young age cohort--7th grade students--in two poor and near-poor school districts. Focus groups--one each of girls and boys--in each of two public school…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Heredity, Smoking, Focus Groups
Hanik, Bruce; Stellefson, Michael – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2011
Background: Because of the widespread access to health information on the Internet, researchers have begun to investigate e-health literacy skills among college students. Preliminary findings indicate that the general population of college students may not have adequate skills to sufficiently search for, locate, and/or evaluate electronic sources…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Health Materials, Health Education, Majors (Students)
Seitz, Christopher M.; Milroy, Jeffrey J.; Orsini, Muhsin Michael; Wyrick, David L.; Herring, Jeremy; Koech, Mike – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2011
The hookah pipe is an ancient tool for smoking tobacco and is a growing public health concern at the global level. YouTube is a website that allows its members to post videos for people to watch and to share comments about the videos in an online forum. The purpose of the study was to investigate the types of videos about hookah on YouTube, their…
Descriptors: Evidence, Video Technology, Smoking, Health Personnel
Geiger, Brian; Evans, R. R.; Cellitti, M. A.; Smith, K. Hogan; O'Neal, Marcia R.; Firsing, S. L., III; Chandan, P. – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2011
Background: The Internet can be an invaluable resource for obtaining health information by people with disabilities. Although valid and reliable information is available, previous research revealed barriers to accessing health information online. Health education specialists have the responsibilities to insure that it is accessible to all users.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Health Education, Disabilities, Access to Education
Bliss, Kadi; Lodyga, Marc; Bochantin, Shelley; Null, Dawn – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2010
A relatively new mobile text message service, "ChaCha," describes itself as "a smart search engine powered by human intelligence." The service claims to provide high-quality, accurate information, yet there is no research published to date substantiating this claim. The purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which health and…
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Scoring Rubrics, Health Education, Textbooks
Having, Karen M.; Davis, Joan M.; Lautar, Charla J.; Woodward, Belle – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2010
The education and training of students to become culturally competent and globally aware is a priority in higher education. Faculty hold the keys to international experience for students by offering an international curricular focus, coursework, and enrichment projects. Utilization of the Internet as a portal for international collaboration holds…
Descriptors: International Education, Cooperation, Internet, Financial Support