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Sachdeva, Ruchika – American Journal of Health Education, 2022
Background: COVID-19 pandemic has been a global health threat since December 2019. It has brought the world to a standstill. The development of a vaccine has sparked great hope among all the individuals across the globe. Purpose: This study aimed to measure the perceived risks and benefits associated with the COVID-19 vaccines and to develop a…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Immunization Programs, Disease Control
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Holmes, Khristen; Anderson, Kim M.; Conner, Norma E.; Haladay, Jill – American Journal of Health Education, 2022
Background: Disparity of access to care is one cause of health disparities in communities of economic disadvantage in the United States. The Behavioral Model of Health Services Use provided the theoretical framework for the study. Purpose: This study explores how health outcomes are affected by access to care among adult residents of a vulnerable…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Economically Disadvantaged, Adults, Urban Areas
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Prochnow, Tyler; Umstattd Meyer, M. Renee; Patterson, Megan S.; Meyer, Andrew; Talbert, Tony; Sharkey, Joseph – American Journal of Health Education, 2022
Background: Physical activity (PA) is beneficial for physical, mental, and emotional health; however, Latinx children report lower PA levels. Scholars have called for a renewed focus on fathers to promote child health. Purpose: This study examines changes in Mexican-heritage child active play networks through participation in a father-focused…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Physical Activity Level, Child Health, Play
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Kane, Natasha; Neutzling, Misti; St. George, Sara M. – American Journal of Health Education, 2022
Background: Obesity and physical inactivity are serious public health concerns in the United States (US) and globally. COVID-19 restrictions are resulting in decreased physical activity (PA) levels among children. Purpose: To determine barriers and challenges to PA promotion among children during COVID-19 and inform a PA promotion video. Methods:…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Video Technology, Intervention
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Lindsay, Ana Cristina; Caires, Thaís; Le, Qun; Nogueira, Denise Lima; Tavares Machado, Márcia M.; Greaney, Mary L. – American Journal of Health Education, 2022
Background: Brazilians are a growing immigrant population in the United States and there is a lack of interventions to promote healthful energy balance-related behaviors (EBRBs) and prevent obesity among Brazilian preschool-age children. To develop needed interventions, information is required about parents' perceptions of the importance of EBRBs…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Health Education, Parent Attitudes, Pediatrics
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Seiwert, Katherine A.; Butler, Lauren; Maynard, Dan; Kinkade, Mae; Nill, David T. – American Journal of Health Education, 2022
Background: Literature shows adolescence is a critical time for forming health habits and eHealth can be an effective platform for encouraging health habits. Purpose: This study seeks to understand the impact of eHealth intervention that encourages tracking multiple health behaviors on habit participation and self-rated health. Methods: Using a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Health Behavior, Behavior Change, Intervention
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Sal, Sema; Bektas, Murat – American Journal of Health Education, 2022
Background: Obesity may cause physiological, psychological, social, and economic problems. Therefore, it is of considerable importance to implement preventive interventions for the factors that may cause obesity. Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the obesity prevention program developed for secondary school students.…
Descriptors: Obesity, Prevention, Scores, Health Promotion
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Stone, William; Faughnan, Juliette C. – American Journal of Health Education, 2022
With only about 12% of U.S. adults having what is considered proficient health literacy, a plain language "universal precautions" approach toward the writing of patient education materials is warranted. In practice, however, this is seldom done. One persistent reason for this is that the market research that informs the writing of…
Descriptors: Marketing, Health Education, Multiple Literacies, Writing for Publication
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Chaney, Beth H.; Martin, Ryan J.; Hart, Hunter; Cobb, Jordan – American Journal of Health Education, 2022
Background: Alcohol-use frequency likely has a causal impact on chronic conditions. Many university/college athletic departments have implemented policies that allow alcohol sales at sporting events. Few studies have assessed the social context and impact of sales at college football games on fan behavior. One method for retrospectively assessing…
Descriptors: Drinking, College Athletics, Social Media, Social Influences
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An, Bryan; Prabu, Varsha; Wallace, Lorraine S. – American Journal of Health Education, 2022
Background: Medicaid enrollment and retention among eligible populations remains a challenge. Purpose: We assessed health literacy-related features and content of Internet-based state Medicaid enrollment materials and resources. Methods: In February 2021, using established tools, we evaluated paper Medicaid enrollment applications and scope of…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Enrollment, Literacy, Health
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Espevik, Ali; Stellefson, Michael – American Journal of Health Education, 2022
Individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) are disproportionately affected by disparities in the United States (U.S.) healthcare system due to medical miscommunications, misdiagnoses, and treatment errors. The purpose of this commentary is to provide an overarching social-ecological perspective on how to enhance patient-centered…
Descriptors: Patients, Health Education, Clinical Diagnosis, Limited English Speaking
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Headley, Sely-Ann; Jones, Tiffiny; Kanekar, Amar; Vogelzang, Jody – American Journal of Health Education, 2022
Background: Successful management of diseases, especially COVID-19, a disease by a novel virus, is often contingent upon health literacy (HL), as it directly impacts understanding preventative mandates, testing, and treatment modalities. Many vulnerable populations have preexisting conditions and lack of insurance or access to health care. Such…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Social Media, At Risk Persons
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Kotecki, Jerome E.; Greene, Maurita A.; Khubchandani, Jagdish; Kandiah, Jayanthi – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
Background: Diet quality assessment in community health settings is critical to reduce the incidence and improve management of diet-related chronic disease. Unfortunately, understandable and actionable brief dietary screening tools that empower individuals are nearly absent. Purpose: The purpose of this article is to describe two rigorous…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Screening Tests, Counseling, Health Education
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Wang, Feifei; Boros, Szilvia – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
Background: Physical exercise interacts with sleep quality, stress and life satisfaction. Purpose: The current study examined the effectiveness of regular aerobic walking on sleep quality, stress and life satisfaction and to explore the associations between lifestyle habits and sleep quality, stress and life satisfaction. Methods: A 12-week…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Exercise Physiology, Sleep, Stress Management
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Knol, Linda L.; Brantley, Caroline – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
Background: Stress-related eating and its determinants may differ by weight status among college students. The Transactional Model of Stress and Coping provides a framework for discussion of how individuals process stressful events. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to operationalize the constructs of the model to examine determinants of…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Emotional Response, Stress Management, Eating Habits
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