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McDonald, Catherine C.; Ward, Kristen; Huang, Yanlan; Wiebe, Douglas J.; Delgado, M. Kit – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Background: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of adolescent death. Cell phone use while driving is a contributor to adolescent motor vehicle crash risk. Objective and directly observable measures of cell phone use while driving are needed to implement interventions aimed at reducing cell phone-related crash risk. Aims: To describe novel…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Motor Vehicles, Traffic Safety
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Dyer, Angela M.; Abildso, Christiaan G. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Aims: The aims of this study were to (1) evaluate the effects of a statewide intimate partner violence (IPV) training on home visitors' perceived knowledge, skills, and abilities to address IPV experienced by their clients and (2) examine home visitors' perceived barriers to addressing IPV during client home visits. Methods: In 2015, five…
Descriptors: Violence, Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship, Home Visits
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Raskind, Ilana G.; Shelton, Rachel C.; Comeau, Dawn L.; Cooper, Hannah L. F.; Griffith, Derek M.; Kegler, Michelle C. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Data analysis is one of the most important, yet least understood, stages of the qualitative research process. Through rigorous analysis, data can illuminate the complexity of human behavior, inform interventions, and give voice to people's lived experiences. While significant progress has been made in advancing the rigor of qualitative analysis,…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Educational Research
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Hahn, Ellen J.; Huntington-Moskos, Luz; Mundy, Monica; Rademacher, Kathy; Wiggins, Amanda T.; Rayens, Mary Kay; Studts, Jamie L.; Butler, Karen M. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Background: More radon-related lung cancers occur among those exposed to tobacco smoke. Objectives: To test the effects of a personalized environmental report back intervention on change in stage of action for air nicotine testing and adopting a smoke-free home and radon testing and mitigation from baseline to 3 months postintervention. Methods:…
Descriptors: Cancer, Pollution, Environmental Influences, Risk
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McHugh, Meaghan C.; Saperstein, Sandra L.; Gold, Robert S. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Cyberbullying, defined as bullying that takes place using technology, includes similar tactics found in traditional bullying as well as unique approaches such as viral repetition. Nationally, prevalence rates for cyberbullying range from 10% to as high as 40% of school-aged children, depending on the definition and measurement tool applied. The…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Eastman-Mueller, Heather P.; Habel, Melissa A.; Oswalt, Sara B.; Liddon, Nicole – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Adolescents and young adults are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This study examined the association of "GYT: Get Yourself Tested" (GYT), a sexual health social marketing campaign, with several sexual health behaviors on a nationally representative sample of high school (HS) and college students (n =…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Students, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Marketing
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Kegler, Michelle C.; Raskind, Ilana G.; Comeau, Dawn L.; Griffith, Derek M.; Cooper, Hannah L. F.; Shelton, Rachel C. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Qualitative methods help us understand context, explore new phenomena, identify new research questions, and uncover new models of change. To better understand how researchers in health education and health behavior use qualitative methods, we reviewed qualitative articles published in "Health Education & Behavior" from 2000 to 2015.…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Qualitative Research, Research Design, Inquiry
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Willmott, Taylor; Russell-Bennett, Rebekah; Drennan, Judy; Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Introduction: Game On: Know Alcohol, a school-based alcohol education program, aimed to educate adolescents on the harmful effects of (excessive) alcohol consumption. The program included two user-centered serious educational games, Perfect Pour and Dumb Driver. Purpose: To evaluate the objective effect of playing Perfect Pour and Dumb Driver on…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Comprehensive School Health Education, Adolescents, Drinking
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Yang, Jieun; Park, Eun-Cheol; Lee, Sang Ah; Lee, Sang Gyu – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Background: Hand washing is an effective way to prevent transmission of infectious diseases. Education and promotional materials about hand washing may change individuals' awareness toward hand washing. Infectious disease outbreak may also affect individuals' awareness. Aims: Our study aimed to examine associations between hand-washing education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Body, Hygiene, Health Education
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Alert, Marissa D.; Saab, Patrice G.; Llabre, Maria M.; McCalla, Judith R. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Little is known about the correlates of physical activity and sedentary behavior in Hispanic adolescents. This study examined at baseline and 2-year follow-up: (1) the relationship between self-efficacy for physical activity and physical activity, (2) the association of weight perception with physical activity and sedentary behavior, and (3)…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Obesity, Self Concept, Physical Activity Level
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Hingle, Melanie; Patrick, Heather; Sacher, Paul M.; Sweet, Cynthia Castro – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
A decade after the first health app became available, the field of digital health has produced a range of health behavior insights and an expanding product portfolio. Despite sustained interest and growth fueled by academic and industry interests, the impact of digital health on health behavior change and related outcomes has been limited. This…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Industry, Behavioral Sciences, Information Technology
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Gamarel, Kristi E.; Mitchell, Jason W. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Purpose: Several studies have noted sexual minority disparities in tobacco smoking; however, few studies have examined the role of intimate partners in these different smoking behaviors among sexual minority men and women. Furthermore, few studies distinguish between intermittent and daily smokers. Thus, this study sought to examine whether…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Minority Groups, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Brooks, Alyssa T.; Krumlauf, Michael; Beck, Kenneth H.; Fryer, Craig S.; Yang, Li; Ramchandani, Vijay A.; Wallen, Gwenyth R. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Sleep disturbances can accompany alcohol use disorders during various phases of the disease. This analysis utilized a mixed methods approach to assess whether sleep-related beliefs and/or behavior of individuals who are alcohol dependent were associated with sleep quality both pre- and postdischarge from a clinical research facility providing…
Descriptors: Sleep, Alcohol Abuse, Beliefs, Addictive Behavior
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Akinola, Motolani; Hebert, Luciana E.; Hill, Brandon J.; Quinn, Michael; Holl, Jane L.; Whitaker, Amy K.; Gilliam, Melissa L. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Young African American and Latina women aged 15 to 24 are more likely to adopt short-acting forms of contraception over long-acting reversible contraception. Mobile applications and other forms of digital media may be useful for providing adolescents with information about sexual and reproductive health both inside and outside of the health care…
Descriptors: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Nam, Cyd S.; Ross, Alexandra; Ruggiero, Cara; Ferguson, Marie; Mui, Yeeli; Lee, Bruce Y.; Gittelsohn, Joel – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Partnerships linking researchers to the policymaking process can be effective in increasing communication and supporting health policy. However, these policy partnerships rarely conduct process evaluation. The Policy Working Group (Policy WG) was the policy-level intervention of the multilevel B'More Healthy Communities for Kids (BHCK) trial. The…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Intervention, Simulation, Health Education
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