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Alber, Julia M.; Askay, David; Kolodziejski, Lauren R.; Ghazvini, Sanam; Tolentino, Brenda; Gibbs, Siena L. – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
Background: Although receiving the HPV vaccine can help to prevent the development of cancer and HPV-related diseases, many individuals are not vaccinated in adolescence. Purpose: To examine knowledge about changes to the FDA's approval of the HPV vaccine for adults ages 26-45 years and to utilize the Integrated Behavioral Model (IBM) constructs…
Descriptors: Immunization Programs, Prevention, Cancer, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Redican, Kerry J.; Akpinar-Elci, Muge – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
Background: One Health refers to the dynamic interdependence of human, animal and environmental health and provides a unique lens through which to examine health problems. Purpose: The purposes of this manuscript were: (1) to contextualize One Health in public health and health education; (2) provide examples of a One Health approach to…
Descriptors: Public Health, Health Education, Holistic Approach, Communicable Diseases
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Faus, Amy; Schlaier, Jan – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
As health education professionals, it may be easy to overlook the significance of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) Responsibilities and Competencies. This commentary discusses how Certified Health Education Specialists at one nonprofit organization brought the Responsibilities and Competencies to life as they…
Descriptors: Pediatrics, Mental Health, Health Programs, Youth Programs
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Cass, Anna L.; Holt, Elizabeth W.; Criss, Shaniece; Hunt, Eleanor; Reed, Rachel – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
Background: University wellness education can have a long-term impact on the health-related knowledge and behaviors of individuals. Moreover, individual perceptions influence the likelihood of participation in health-promoting behaviors. Therefore, understanding college students' health-related priorities and perceptions may increase the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Health Related Fitness, Wellness
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Stellefson, Michael; Paige, Samantha; Wang, Min Qi; Chaney, Beth H. – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
COVID-19 is highly contagious respiratory illness that has spread globally to over 200 countries and territories. Like never before, the world has become reliant on effective health education to facilitate behavioral responses that will slow the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. The prevention, risk mitigation, and containment of COVID-19 is an…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Adults, Chronic Illness
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Beemer, Lexie R.; Twardzik, Erica; Colabianchi, Natalie; Hasson, Rebecca E. – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
Background: Understanding how and where children accumulate their physical activity (PA) and sedentary minutes throughout the day has important implications for behavioral interventions. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the duration and intensity of habitual PA and sedentary time (SED) at and away from school among preadolescent…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Physical Activity Level, Life Style, Children
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Eifert, Elise; Chaney, Beth; Redican, Kerry; Eddy, Jim – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
The "American Journal of Health Education" (AJHE) has been published for over 50 years. Over time, the mission and goal of AJHE have evolved from a publication focused primarily on school health issues in the United States to an international journal focused on chronic disease, and related lifestyle factors, for health education and…
Descriptors: Health Education, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Competencies, Periodicals
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Douglas, Crystal Clark; Jones, Rachel; Green, Rachel; Brown, Kristina; Yount, Greschen; Williams, Robert – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
Background: Dietary modification is critical for the management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), yet few women with PCOS report receiving nutrition education. Nutrition knowledge may translate to dietary behaviors and diet quality, but nutrition knowledge among women with PCOS is unknown. Purpose: Using a descriptive design, we assessed…
Descriptors: College Students, Diseases, Knowledge Level, Nutrition
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Reid, Kristin; Armstrong, N.; Todd, D.; Ballard, L.; Szczepaniak, C.; Tinsley, C. – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
Background: Mental health concerns for the collegial population are noted throughout the literature, with a recent focus on assessment, interventions and outreach. Concerns regarding individual resilience, barriers to seeking care and outreach opportunity venues have led careful consideration for further investigation of the rural college student.…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, College Students, Intervention, Outreach Programs
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Moyce, Sally C.; Sisson, Nathaniel; Thompson, Sophia; Velazqueaz, Maria; Claudio, David; Aghbashian, Elizabeth; Demorest, Heather; Vanderwood, Karl – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
Background: Engaging minorities in research especially in Montana where Latinos make up a small percentage of the population can be a challenge. We describe an effort to recruit Latinos into a research study by hosting a health screening event. Purpose: This event served as the first step in the creation of an academic-community partnership.…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Health Services
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Hawks, Steven R.; Elsmore, Elizabeth; Hawks, Jenna L. – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
In tandem with the popularization of yoga, ongoing research suggests a meaningful role for yoga practice in relation to the achievement of numerous health education objectives in a variety of settings among diverse populations. In particular, yoga shows promise as an adjunctive intervention for preventing and/or managing a wide range of chronic…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Physical Activities, Relaxation Training, Health Promotion
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Peacock, Jessica; Bowling, April; Finn, Kevin; McInnis, Kyle – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
Background: Outdoor education may positively impact the educational, physical, and emotional development of youth, but studies are sparse among urban children. Purpose: To investigate 1) physical activity (PA) levels in outdoor versus indoor education environments, 2) science learning gains during outdoor education, and 3) programmatic…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Physical Activity Level, Science Instruction
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Cousin, Carolyn – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
A cancer partnership was established between the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) Georgetown University Medical Center in 2000 to focus on Cancer Prevention and Control. The major goal of the Partnership was cancer research, education, and cancer outreach. African American populations…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Cooperation, Medical Research, Medical Education
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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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