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Crutzen, Rik; de Nooijer, Jascha; Brouwer, Wendy; Oenema, Anke; Brug, Johannes; de Vries, Nanne K. – Health Education, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gain first insight into factors which might be associated with exposure to internet-delivered interventions. Design/methodology/approach: Semi-structured focus group interviews were conducted with five groups of Dutch adolescents (n = 54), aged 12-17 years. Several aspects of exposure: a first visit;…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Adolescent Attitudes, Internet, Qualitative Research
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Mooney, Ann; Boddy, Janet; Statham, June; Warwick, Ian – Health Education, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to consider the opportunities and difficulties in developing health-promotion work in early years settings in the UK. Design/methodology/approach: As the first study of its kind conducted in the UK, a multi-method approach was adopted involving: an overview of health-related guidance and of effective…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Personnel, Foreign Countries, Health Education
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Maxwell, Claire; Aggleton, Peter; Warwick, Ian; Yankah, Ekua; Hill, Vivian; Mehmedbegovic, Dina – Health Education, 2008
Purpose: This paper aims to inform the development of policies and programmes to support children and young people's emotional wellbeing and mental health. It seeks to bring together findings both from recent systematic reviews, and from individual evaluation studies which have adopted a relatively rigorous methodology but whose findings have not…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Health Promotion, Program Evaluation, Mental Health
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Rowe, Fiona; Stewart, Donald; Patterson, Carla – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework to demonstrate the contribution of whole school approaches embodied by the health-promoting school approach, to the promotion of school connectedness, defined as the cohesiveness between diverse groups in the school community, including students, families, school staff and the wider…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Democracy, Social Sciences, Physical Environment
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Sun, Jing; Stewart, Donald – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of the population-based study in the paper is to report on progress in formulating instruments to measure children's resilience and associated protective factors in family, primary school and community contexts. Design/methodology/approach: In this paper a total of 2,794 students, 1,558 parents/caregivers, and 465 staff were…
Descriptors: Caregiver Attitudes, Personality, Factor Structure, Student Surveys
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Vahabi, Mandana – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review evidence related to the factors that influence people's understanding of health information and how miscommunication of health information can jeopardize people's health. Design/methodology/approach: A literature review was conducted of English language articles, cited in major literature databases…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Personnel, Health Conditions, Numeracy
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Robinson, Sally – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The paper comprises an evaluation of the inclusion of art-related education within a health promotion course for student nurses, which ran for four cohorts from 2001 to 2005, and a description of a project to introduce art into a clinical skills laboratory as part of the course. Design/methodology/approach: The art-related aspects of the…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Health Promotion, Nurses
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Springett, Angela G.; Wise, Joyce E. M. – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact of educating adolescents in practical ways of looking after their backs to reduce the incidence of back-pain, with particular focus on the use and carrying method of ergonomically designed schoolbags. Design/methodology/approach: An educational leaflet containing a range of back care…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Comprehensive School Health Education, Health Promotion, Adolescents
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Gabhainn, Saoirse Nic; Sixsmith, Jane; Delaney, Ellen-Nora; Moore, Miriam; Inchley, Jo; O'Higgins, Siobhan – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to outline a three-stage process for engaging with students to develop school level indicators of health in sequential class groups students first generated, then categorised indicators and finally developed schematic representations of their analyses. There is a political and practical need to develop…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Health Promotion, Models, Foreign Countries
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Sun, Jing; Stewart, Donald – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe a study which investigated the relationship between the "health-promoting school" (HPS) approach and social capital and tested the proposition that the implementation of an HPS intervention leads to a significant improvement in HPS features and social capital. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Intervention, Economic Status, School Size, Measures (Individuals)
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Knight, Cecily – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a framework for resilience education that can be used by teachers in schools. The paper seeks to identify a common language for exploring the concept of resilience. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents an overview of the construct of resilience as it appears in the literature. It provides…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Personality Traits, Teacher Education Programs
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Eadie, Douglas; MacAskill, Susan – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The primary aim of the research reported here is to provide strategic guidance for the development of a national communication strategy to improve sun protection practice amongst young people. Design/methodology/approach: The research adopted an exploratory approach, employing qualitative focus groups to represent three population groups,…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Health Promotion, Focus Groups, Experiential Learning
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Cavill, Nick; Watkins, Francine – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore views about cycling among members of identified community groups living near the Loop Line, a cycling and walking path in a deprived part of North Liverpool, UK. Design/methodology/approach: Following a literature review, qualitative focus group research was conducted among six groups of children,…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Focus Groups, Public Health, Child Health
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McNulty, Cliodna A. M.; Bowen, Jo; Gelb, David; Charlett, Andre – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The aim of this study is to measure the effectiveness of the "Bug Investigators" pack in improving children's knowledge about micro-organisms, hygiene and antibiotics when it is used within the National Curriculum in junior schools. Design/methodology/approach: Teaching, using the "Bug Investigators" pack, was given by…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Diseases, Hygiene
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Li, Han Z.; Sun, Huisheng; Liu, Zhenqi; Zhang, Yu; Cheng, Qingchun – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to find out the anti-smoking counselling frequency and its correlates in a sample of Chinese physicians. Design/methodology/approach: In this paper, 268 physicians in Baoding, a city near Beijing, filled out a questionnaire asking about their own smoking status, their anti-smoking behaviors as well as their…
Descriptors: Smoking, Physicians, Patients, Foreign Countries
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