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Segrott, Jeremy; Holliday, Jo; Murphy, Simon; Macdonald, Sarah; Roberts, Joan; Moore, Laurence; Phillips, Ceri – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The teaching of cooking is an important aspect of school-based efforts to promote healthy diets among children, and is frequently done by external agencies. Within a limited evidence base relating to cooking interventions in schools, there are important questions about how interventions are integrated within school settings. The purpose…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooking Instruction, Intervention, Mobile Classrooms
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Segrott, Jeremy; Rothwell, Heather; Pignatelli, Ilaria; Playle, Rebecca; Hewitt, Gillian; Huang, Chao; Murphy, Simon; Hickman, Matthew; Reed, Hayley; Moore, Laurence – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Involvement of parents/carers may increase effectiveness of primary school-based alcohol-misuse prevention projects through strengthening family-based protective factors, but rates of parental engagement are typically low. This paper reports findings from an exploratory trial of a school-based prevention intervention--Kids, Adults…
Descriptors: Prevention, Drinking, Family Programs, Family Relationship
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Littlecott, Hannah J.; Long, Sara; Hawkins, Jemma; Murphy, Simon; Hewitt, Gillian; Eccles, Gemma; Fletcher, Adam; Moore, Graham F. – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Background: Implementing health improvement is often perceived as diverting resource away from schools' core business, reflecting an assumption of a "zero-sum game" between health and education. There is some evidence that health behaviors may affect young people's educational outcomes. However, associations between implementation of…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Educational Attainment, School Health Services
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Roberts, Judith – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of new interactive, bi-lingual Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) resources called Tyfu i Fyny/Growing Up, suitable for students aged between five and 12 years. It also discusses the evidence used to support the development of the resources, the support provided for teachers and…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Sex Education, Elementary School Students, Bilingual Students
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Evans, Rhiannon; Murphy, Simon; Scourfield, Jonathan; Turley, Ruth – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: The utilisation of evidence-based health interventions remains a challenge in educational settings. Although driving forward the scientific evidence-base may contribute to the diffusion of such approaches, abstract notions of population-level impact may not be seen as priorities in local. This paper considers the alternative forms of…
Descriptors: Health Programs, Intervention, Evidence, Decision Making
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Hawkins, Jemma L.; Bravo, Paulina; Gobat, Nina; Rollnick, Stephen; Jerzembek, Gabrielle; Whitehead, Sarah; Chanon, Sue; Kelson, Mark; Adams, Orla; Murphy, Simon – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: In the light of the shortcomings of curriculum-based health promotion in secondary schools, group motivational interviewing provides a potential alternative approach. This two-phase study set out to establish the key components, feasibility and acceptability of a group motivational interviewing intervention, focused on alcohol…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Focus Groups, Interviews, Motivation Techniques
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Din, Nafees U.; Moore, Graham F.; Murphy, Simon; Wilkinson, Clare; Williams, Nefyn H. – Health Education Journal, 2015
Background and objectives: Referring clinicians' experiences of exercise referral schemes (ERS) can provide valuable insights into their uptake. However, most qualitative studies focus on patient views only. This paper explores health professionals' perceptions of their role in promoting physical activity and experiences of a National Exercise…
Descriptors: Referral, Exercise, Semi Structured Interviews, Health Personnel
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Moore, Sue N.; Murphy, Simon; Tapper, Katy; Moore, Laurence – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: Social, physical and temporal characteristics are known to influence the eating experience and the effectiveness of nutritional policies. As the school meal service features prominently in UK nutritional and health promotion policy, the paper's aim is to investigate the characteristics of the primary school dining context and their…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Nutrition, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Rothwell, Heather; Shepherd, Michael; Murphy, Simon; Burgess, Stephen; Townsend, Nick; Pimm, Claire – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess the implementation of the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes (WNHSS) at national, local and school levels, using a systems approach drawing on the Ottawa Charter. Design/methodology/approach: The approach takes the form of a single-case study using data from a documentary analysis, interviews…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Models, Systems Approach, Workshops
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Kilgour, James M.; Tayyaba, Saadia – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2016
In UK medical schools, five-option single-best answer (SBA) questions are the most widely accepted format of summative knowledge assessment. However, writing SBA questions with four effective incorrect options is difficult and time consuming, and consequently, many SBAs contain a high frequency of implausible distractors. Previous research has…
Descriptors: Investigations, Medical Schools, Foreign Countries, Graduate Medical Education
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Monrouxe, Lynn V.; Rees, Charlotte E. – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2012
Recent investigations into the UK National Health Service revealed doctors' failures to act with compassion and professionalism towards patients. The British media asked questions about what happens to students during their learning that influences such behaviour as doctors. We listened to 200 medical students' narratives of professionalism…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Discourse Analysis, Content Analysis
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Harris, J.; Cale, L. – Health Education Journal, 2007
Objective: This study aimed to determine whether it was necessary, cost effective and practical to investigate Welsh children's fitness levels in order to promote active, healthy lifestyles. Design: A multi-method study comprising a comprehensive review of literature, a questionnaire survey and interviews. Setting: This was a feasibility study…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Feasibility Studies, Tests, Questionnaires
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Faulkner, S; Hendry, L. B.; Roderique, L; Thomson, R. – Health Education Journal, 2006
Objective: The aim of this paper was to investigate drinking patterns, attitudes towards drinking and predictors of binge drinking as well as negative consequences of binge drinking in students. Design & Method: Data was collected by questionnaire from 261 students living on campus at one Welsh university. Results: The results showed that…
Descriptors: Intervention, Drug Use, Drinking, Sexuality
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Thomas, Non-Eleri; Cooper, Stephen-Mark; Baker, Julien S.; Davies, Bruce – Health Education Journal, 2006
Objective: This study considers the physical activity (PA) and dietary habits of British young people according to socio-economic status (SES). Methods: The PA and dietary habits of 98 boys and 101 girls (12.9 0.3 years) from two Welsh secondary schools (school 1 and school 2) were examined. Free school meal eligibility and Census 2001 data were…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Health Education, Physical Activities, Socioeconomic Influences
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Reeves, C.; Whitaker, R.; Parsonage, R. K.; Robinson, C. A.; Swale, K.; Bayley, L. – Health Education Journal, 2006
Objective: To examine young people's requirements and perceptions of sexual health services and education in the context of their experience of sexual relationships and knowledge of sexual health. Design: A questionnaire based cohort study. Setting: Three hundred and sixty Year 11 students (aged 15-16 years) surveyed in three Secondary Schools.…
Descriptors: Health Services, Health Education, Sex Education, Foreign Countries
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