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Im, Hyojin; Swan, Laura E. T. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: Previous research that revealed a high prevalence of low health literacy among immigrants and refugees tended to over emphasise functional health literacy as a risk factor for low health status and poor disease management. Despite a significant knowledge gap, little has been investigated regarding critical health literacy (CHL) in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Health Behavior, Refugees, Land Settlement
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Lavallée, Jacqueline F.; Grogan, Sarah; Austin, Carol A. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: This qualitative study aimed to understand the experiences, information and support needs of family members of cancer patients and their satisfaction with the services provided to them as a family member. Design: Inductive qualitative and critical realist approach to data collection and analysis. Methods: Purposive sampling was used to…
Descriptors: Cancer, Patients, Family Attitudes, Experience
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Renslow, Jillian; Maupin, Jonathan – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Using the draw-and-write methodology, this study examined cross-cultural similarities and differences in children's perceptions of health. Design: Cross-sectional design. Setting: One public elementary school in the USA and in Guatemala. Method: The total sample included 161 children 9-10 years of age, 80 in the USA and 81 in Guatemala.…
Descriptors: Health, Cross Cultural Studies, Freehand Drawing, Elementary School Students
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Botfield, Jessica R.; Newman, Christy E.; Lenette, Caroline; Albury, Kath; Zwi, Anthony B. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Digital storytelling and other methods of self-expression and autobiography have become an increasingly important tool for those working with young people, including those from migrant, refugee or other 'culturally diverse' backgrounds. A structured scoping review was undertaken to better understand the potential value and challenges of…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Autobiographies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Vandenbosch, Jessica; Van den Broucke, Stephan; Schinckus, Louise; Schwarz, Peter; Doyle, Gerardine; Pelikan, Jürgen; Muller, Ingrid; Levin-Zamir, Diane; Schillinger, Dean; Chang, Peter; Terkildsen-Maindal, Helle – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is generally considered to be a key determinant of the treatment outcomes and related costs of diabetes mellitus. While DSME programmes generally have positive outcomes, their effects may depend on certain factors, such as the type of programmes provided and patients' level of health literacy…
Descriptors: Health Education, Diabetes, Self Management, Questionnaires
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Lee, Nicole K.; Cameron, Jacqui; Battams, Samantha; Roche, Ann – Health Education Journal, 2016
Background: Considerable attention has been focused on the impact of young people's alcohol use. To address this, schools often implement alcohol and drug education and there are many potential programmes to choose from. Objective: The aim of this study was to identify evidence-based alcohol education programmes for schools. Methods: A systematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alcohol Education, Teaching Methods, Drug Education
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Hill, Julie C.; Lynne-Landsman, Sarah D.; Graber, Julia A.; Johnson, Kelly J. – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: Young people in urban areas are often the focus of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention programmes because of their high risk of unwanted pregnancy and contracting an STI. Young people in rural areas are far less studied but also have a high risk of similar outcomes. This study evaluates Giving Our Girls…
Descriptors: Females, Middle School Students, At Risk Students, Pregnancy