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Doubova, Svetlana V.; Martinez-Vega, Ingrid Patricia; Infante-Castañeda, Claudia; Pérez-Cuevas, Ricardo – Health Education Research, 2017
To evaluate the effect of an internet-based educational intervention to increase knowledge of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), attitudes and self-efficacy toward consistent condom use in Mexican adolescents. A field trial with an intervention and control group was conducted in 14- to 15-year-old students in two secondary schools. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Based Instruction, Intervention
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Skov-Ettrup, L. S.; Ringgaard, L. W.; Dalum, P.; Flensborg-Madsen, T.; Thygesen, L. C.; Tolstrup, J. S. – Health Education Research, 2014
The aim was to compare the effectiveness of untailored text messages for smoking cessation to tailored text messages delivered at a higher frequency. From February 2007 to August 2009, 2030 users of an internet-based smoking cessation program with optional text message support aged 15-25 years were consecutively randomized to versions of the…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness, Health Behavior
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Kim, Jae-Il; Lee, Sook; Kim, Jung-Hee – Health Education Research, 2013
The effectiveness of methods to prevent stroke recurrence and of education focusing on learners' needs has not been fully explored. The aims of this study were to assess the effects of such interventions among stroke patients and their primary caregivers and to evaluate the feasibility of a web-based stroke education program. The participants were…
Descriptors: Prevention, Motivation, Health Behavior, Evaluation Methods
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Banos, R. M.; Cebolla, A.; Oliver, E.; Alcaniz, M.; Botella, C. – Health Education Research, 2013
Possessing sufficient nutritional knowledge is a necessary component in the prevention and treatment of obesity. A solid understanding of nutrition can help people make appropriate food selections and can also help correct irrational ideas or myths people may believe about food. It is a challenge to provide this information to children in ways…
Descriptors: Internet, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Computer Games