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Gowin, Mary; Wilkerson, Amanda; Maness, Sarah; Larson, Daniel J.; Crowson, H. Michael; Smith, Michael; Cheney, Marshall K. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Young adults are adopting wearables ahead of research. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the use of trackers through Social Cognitive Theory (SCT). Methods: SCT-guided individual interviews were conducted with young adults (n = 57). Typical case sampling was used to recruit college students (n = 35) and straight-to-work…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Measurement Equipment, Self Efficacy, College Students
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Duong, Hue Trong; Liu, Jiaying – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Research has documented the impact of descriptive norms on tobacco use, but few studies have investigated how media exposure shapes e-cigarette use norms. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine how exposure to e-cigarette-related news articles shapes individuals' descriptive norm perceptions about real-world e-cigarette use.…
Descriptors: Smoking, News Media, Mass Media Effects, Norms
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Tolma, Eleni L.; Stoner, Julie A.; Thomas, Cara; Engelman, Kimberly; Li, Ji; Dichkov, Aleksandar; Neely, Norma – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Breast cancer is an important public health issue among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women. However, there are very few published studies describing the evaluation of breast health promotion programs among AI/AN women. Purpose: To describe the formative evaluation of a multicomponent intervention to promote mammography…
Descriptors: American Indians, Females, Cancer, Public Health
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Shi, Junrong; Li, Yong – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Patients with diabetes and disabilities often have more difficulties in managing their diabetes. Little is known about how disabilities affect their use of diabetes education program. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between disabilities and diabetes education program use for patients with diabetes and…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Health Education, Patients, Correlation
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Bloyd Null, Dawn; Hasin, Afroza; Partridge, Julie; Welshimer, Kathleen – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: To date, research investigating workers' engagement in physical activity while working and living in constrictive environments is limited. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the determinants and prevalence of physical activity among mariners and to understand factors associated with exercise while working on the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Work Environment, Physical Environment, Semiskilled Workers
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Sypes, Emma E.; McWhirter, Jennifer E. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: State-level legislation regulates the posting of health warning labels (HWLs) in indoor tanning (IT) salons in the United States. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the content and appearance of state-level legislation-mandated IT HWLs. Methods: We conducted a directed content analysis of IT HWLs, evaluating location,…
Descriptors: Merchandise Information, Health Education, Safety Education, Cancer
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Griffiths, Lisa A.; Griffiths, Mark A. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Public health professionals advocate school-based and community physical activity (PA) interventions as an effective method to increase PA levels and improve physical fitness. Purpose: This evaluation independently assessed a school-community linked PA intervention by exploring the provision, process, and impact of the program and its…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Physical Activities, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Nolan, Rachael D.; Hallam, Jeffrey S. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Death education is focused on the lifestyle behavioral and emotional aspects of grief. Although several interventions exist that aim to influence grief, many have not been theoretically examined and have lacked valid and reliable instrumentation. Purpose: This study described a construct validity approach used to develop and validate…
Descriptors: Grief, Affective Measures, Test Construction, Construct Validity
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Paige, Samantha R.; Stellefson, Michael; Krieger, Janice L.; Alber, Julia M. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: The Internet is an important tool for empowering patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to learn about and self-manage their condition. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to understand which aspects of the online experience facilitates or hinders the perceived ability of patients with COPD to achieve their…
Descriptors: Patients, Chronic Illness, Internet, Computer Use
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Nolan, Rachael D.; Hallam, Jeffrey S. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Many grief-based Health Education programs have not been theoretically examined to show how and why beneficial effects have been reported with their use and implementation. Purpose: We used a construct validity of the treatment approach to test the implicit theoretical structure of the theory of grief recovery (TOGR) and evaluate the…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Grief, Theories, Health Education
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O'Brien-Richardson, Patricia – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: African American adolescent girls have the highest prevalence of overweight and obesity and the lowest levels of physical activity when compared to their peers, putting them at risk for a future of chronic diseases. Data from several studies have identified hair management as a perceived barrier to physical activity among African…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, High School Students, Physical Activities
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McFadden, Carrie; Li, Qing – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Research indicates that increased exercise behaviors collectively called FIT (frequency, intensity, and time) values, equate with positive health outcomes. Young college adults often gain weight due to decreased exercise. Purpose: This study seeks to understand whether wearable exercise technology is associated with increased exercise…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Readiness, Student Motivation, Exercise
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Stellefson, Michael; Becker, Craig M.; Paige, Samantha R.; Spratt, Susannah – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Though the U.S. health care system is among the best in the developed world, access to chronic care remains a problem for many, in part, because the system is not ideally suited to treat long-term conditions. Consequently, economic and societal costs associated with chronic disease are rising rapidly. To complement traditional pathogenic chronic…
Descriptors: Public Health, Wellness, Health Promotion, Diseases
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Willis, Don E. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: A growing but limited body of research has assessed food insecurity among college students. The majority of these studies relied on convenience or nonprobability samples. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence and odds of food insecurity among undergraduate students. Methods: Online survey data were collected…
Descriptors: College Students, Hunger, Undergraduate Students, Racial Differences
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Coppola, Angela M.; Voils, Allison L.; Gafkjen, Janet; Hancock, David J. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide recommendations for children's physical activity (PA) and nutrition practices. Community partnerships in school-based programs are recommended by the CDC to support children's opportunities to regularly engage in these practices. Purpose: Informing the role of Health…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Eating Habits
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