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Bennett, Lindsay; Burns, Sharyn – Health Education, 2020
Purpose: Obesity in children and adolescents is a significant public health concern. The World Health Organization Health Promoting Schools (HPS) framework promotes good nutrition and physical activity in school settings. While HPS is embraced globally, effective implementation and sustainable programmes are a continued challenge. This paper aims…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Health Promotion, Prevention, Obesity
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Chukwuocha, Uchechukwu M.; Iwuoha, Greg N.; Ogara, Chisom M.; Dozie, Ikechukwu N. S. – Health Education, 2020
Purpose: This study assessed the effectiveness of malaria classroom corner (MCC), school-based intervention in the promotion of basic malaria awareness and common control practices among children of primary school age. Design/methodology/approach: A quasi-experimental design was employed, involving 206 children of primary 5 and 6 classes from two…
Descriptors: Diseases, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Orsini, Muhsin Michael; Wyrick, David L.; Hansen, William B.; O'Sullivan, Rita G.; Hallfors, Denise; Steckler, Allan B.; Ridenour, Ty A. – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs use typically increases in prevalence and frequency during middle and late adolescence. School health instruction often focusses on providing facts and rarely provides tools for addressing the psychosocial risk factors needed to prevent substance use. The purpose of this paper is to report about…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Drug Education, Incidence, Prevention
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Hatefnia, Effat; Raoofi, Azam – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease and a growing global health problem. It is estimated that about 200m people are suffering from this disease in the world. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the perceptions and factors influencing the intention to do regular physical activities in order to prevent osteoporosis in Iranian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intention, Physical Activities, Exercise
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Hoeeg, Didde; Grabowski, Dan; Christensen, Ulla – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: To treat childhood obesity, health education interventions are often aimed at the whole family. However, such interventions seem to have a relatively limited effect on weight loss. The purpose of this paper is to examine how families enrolled in a family-based health education intervention manage the intervention in their daily lives and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Obesity, Child Health, Health Promotion
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Davies, Emma L.; Law, Cara; Hennelly, Sarah E. – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Many existing interventions to reduce excessive drinking in university students attempt to target individual cognitions, which ignore the wider contextual features that drive excessive drinking and mark this as an important aspect of university life. The purpose of this paper is to explore students' views about preventing excessive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Young Adults
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Camp, Sarah-Jayne; Sherlock-Smith, Anna C.; Davies, Emma L. – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Sexual assault is prevalent on UK University campuses, and prevention efforts are being increased. However, at present there is limited evidence about UK students' attitudes towards sexual assault prevention and what they think should be done to effectively address the issue. The purpose of this paper is to explore these views to provide…
Descriptors: Rape, Student Attitudes, Prevention, Case Studies
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Kim, Sojung Claire; Namkoong, Kang; Fung, Timothy; Heo, Kwangjun; Gunther, Albert – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Although Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection in the USA, much controversy exists with respect to HPV vaccination, especially among parents of adolescents. Previous research has shown that exemplars in the media influence public opinion estimates about controversial social issues.…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Prevention, Immunization Programs, Public Opinion
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Limbu, Yam B.; Jayachandran, C.; McKinley, Christopher; Choi, Jeonghwan – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: People living on poverty-level incomes in developing nations face unique health challenges as compared to those in developed nations. New insights emerge from a bottom of the pyramid context (India) where culture-based health notions, preventive orientation and health resources differ from developed western health orientations and…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Prevention, Health Behavior, Poverty
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O'Toole, Catriona – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to scrutinise two ostensibly disparate approaches to school-based mental health promotion and offer a conceptual foundation for considering possible synergies between them. Design/methodology/approach: The paper examines current conceptualisations of child and youth mental health and explores how these inform…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Promotion, Health Education, Intervention
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Melson, Elniee; Bridle, Christopher; Markham, Wolfgang – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the process evaluation of a pilot randomised control trial of an anti-smoking intervention for Malaysian 13-14-year olds, conducted in 2011/2012. It was hypothesised that trained peer supporters would promote non-smoking among classmates through informal conversations. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, Health Behavior, Intervention
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Richards, Keith – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to better understand what influences the intentions of college students to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the USA and cancers related to HPV are on the rise. Design/Methodology/Approach: A 2×2 experimental design was used to predict the…
Descriptors: College Students, Immunization Programs, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Prevention
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Robinson, Gary; Leckning, Bernard; Midford, Richard; Harper, Helen; Silburn, Sven; Gannaway, Jess; Dolan, Kylie; Delphine, Tim; Hayes, Craig – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the process of development and the pilot implementation of a preventive life skills curriculum for Indigenous middle school students in a very remote community college in the West Arnhem region of North Australia. The curriculum integrates proven educational and psychological techniques with…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Indigenous Populations, Youth, Foreign Countries
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Sorhaindo, Annik; Mitchell, Kirstin; Fletcher, Adam; Jessiman, Patricia; Keogh, Peter; Bonell, Chris – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Evaluation of the Teens & Toddlers (T&T) positive youth development (PYD) and teenage pregnancy prevention programme suggested that the intervention had minimal effectiveness partly due to its unclear theory of change. The purpose of this paper is to examine the lived experiences of young women participating in the programme to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Females, Pregnancy
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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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