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Willoughby, Jessica Fitts; Myrick, Jessica Gall – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: While research suggests media use is positively associated with skin-damaging behaviours, especially among US college-aged women, less is known about the role of specific media types in potentially promoting indoor or outdoor tanning. Design: We used an online survey to examine the relationship between demographic variables,…
Descriptors: Females, Social Media, Health Behavior, Demography
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Willoughby, Jessica Fitts; Muldrow, Adrienne – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objectives: Text message-based interventions may provide sexual health information to young people through a number of service types, from sending information on a regularly scheduled timeline, to providing an automated menu, to allowing young people to connect directly with health educators. While such service types exist, it is not clear which…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Health Education, Telecommunications
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Myrick, Jessica Gall; Willoughby, Jessica Fitts; Verghese, Roshni Susana – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: The goal of this study was to take an in-depth look at why college students do (or do not) seek health information, and how they seek information when they do. Design: Qualitative content analysis of responses to an open-ended prompt embedded in a survey about health information seeking behaviours. Setting: Nearly 700 (N?=?697) college…
Descriptors: Young Adults, College Students, Health Promotion, Information Seeking
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Francis, Diane B.; Noar, Seth M.; Widman, Laura; Willoughby, Jessica Fitts; Sanchez, Diana M.; Garrett, Kyla P. – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: Condom distribution programmes are an important means of preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs); yet little research has examined their perceived and actual impact on college campuses. Design: Quantitative, cross-sectional study. Setting: Large public university in the Southeastern USA. Method: Approximately 2 months after a…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Campuses, Higher Education, Case Studies