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Foley, Bridget C.; Mihrshahi, Seema; Shrewsbury, Vanessa A.; Shah, Smita – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: This study aimed to identify barriers, facilitators and potential intervention strategies for adolescents to use within the home to promote healthy eating and active living. Design: Cross-sectional design using semi-structured discussion groups. Setting: Peer leaders (aged 15-16 years) from five secondary schools in Sydney, Australia,…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Life Style
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Kerner, Charlotte; Kirk, David; De Meester, An; Haerens, Leen – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study explored whether pupils' state body satisfaction during physical education related to the degree to which they indicated that physical education stimulated them to engage in sports activities outside of school. It also investigated whether pupils' self-determined motivation mediated this relationship, such that pupils with…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Human Body, Self Concept, Student Motivation
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Mello, Michael J.; Gilbard, Zoe; Burstein, Dina; Baird, Janette; Zonfrillo, Mark R.; Flanagan, Patricia; Linakis, James G.; Hackman, Holly; Howland, Jonathan – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for infants and young children in the USA, and the children of young mothers are at an even higher risk. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions have been successful in promoting behaviour change for many health conditions. This study assessed interest in mSafety, a text and video…
Descriptors: Injuries, Mothers, Risk, Safety
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Wallace, Jessica; Covassin, Tracey; Beidler, Erica – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: The ability of athletes in underserved communities to recognise sport-related concussion (SRC) may be complicated by the lack of a qualified professional, such as an athletic trainer, present. An active learning educational activity (Concussion Bingo) was developed to assist in SRC identification. This study examined learning outcomes…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Athletes, Low Income Students
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Nagler, Eve M.; Lobo, Priya – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Low socioeconomic status young people in low- and middle-income countries use tobacco at higher rates than their wealthier peers. School-based tobacco use prevention interventions that employ a life skills approach are effective at preventing tobacco use. In India, the Salaam Bombay Foundation (SBF) has implemented a multiyear,…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Promotion, Daily Living Skills, Intervention
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Watling, David P.; Bishara, Jason D.; Zeeman, Heidi – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Adolescence is presented as a vulnerable period for accidental injury, particularly spinal cord injury, given young people's propensity for risky behaviours. School-based health promotion initiatives provide opportunities for education about the risks associated with dangerous behaviours. In this study, we aimed to describe young…
Descriptors: Safety, Beliefs, Secondary School Students, Pretests Posttests
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Scott, Joseph J.; Hansen, Vibeke; Morgan, Philip J.; Plotnikoff, Ronald C.; Lubans, David R. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To explore young people's perceptions of pedometers and investigate behaviours exhibited while being monitored. Design: Qualitative design using six focus groups with participants (mean age 14.7 years). Setting: Study participants (n = 24) were randomly selected from a previous study of 123 young people aged 14-15 years from three…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Qualitative Research, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries
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Peralta, Louisa R.; Rowling, Louise – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: The development of adolescent health literacy through school-based programmes is attracting international interest. However, there exist competing definitions, models and understandings of how these programmes should be conceptualised, implemented and evaluated. Australian Curriculum documents such as those relating to health and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Health Services, Health Promotion, Health Education
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Zhu, Xihe; Haegele, Justin A – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Health-related fitness knowledge holds the potential for physical activity and behavioural changes. The purpose of this retrospective longitudinal study with retrospective data was (a) to examine high-school students' health-related fitness knowledge growth through the 9th, 10th and 11th grades under one curriculum condition and (b) to…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, High School Students, Physical Fitness, School Districts
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Lee, Albert; St. Leger, Lawrence H.; Ling, Kelvin W. K.; Keung, Vera M. W.; Lo, Amelia S. C.; Kwong, Amy C. M.; Ma, Hilda P. S.; Armstrong, Erin S. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The Hong Kong Healthy Schools Award Scheme (HKHSA) developed an assessment and monitoring system to examine the status of Health Promoting Schools (HPS). This study made use of the HKHSA programme to investigate the school health 'profile' and student health status of four gold award schools following 3-4 years' participation in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, School Effectiveness, Profiles
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Moreno, Nancy P.; Newell, Alana D.; Zientek, Linda R.; Nimon, Kim; Vogt, Gregory L. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To examine the effectiveness of an interdisciplinary, discovery-oriented teaching unit designed to provide science and health information about HIV from the perspective of viral biology, population statistics and epidemiology. Design: Single group pre- and post-curriculum pilot study. Setting: Fifteen middle and high school classrooms…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Epidemiology, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Saucedo-Molina, Teresita de Jesús; Villarreal Castillo, Martín; Oliva Macías, Luz Alejandra; Unikel Santoncini, Claudia; Guzmán Saldaña, Rebeca María Elena – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To evaluate the effects of a universal prevention programme for disordered eating behaviours (DEB) and sedentary lifestyle among Mexican young people. Design: Non-experimental single group field study with repeated measures (pre-test, post-test and at 6-month follow-up). Setting: Public high school in Hidalgo, Mexico. Methods: In all,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Eating Habits, Eating Disorders, Physical Activity Level
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Huang, Su-Fei; Zheng, Wan-Ling; Liao, Jung-Yu; Huang, Chiu-Mieh; Lin, Tsung-Yi; Guo, Jong-Long – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Age of initiation of drug use is closely associated with the risk of developing drug dependence or abuse. Effective programmes are needed to prevent adolescents from using drugs at an early age. The aim of this intervention programme was to prevent adolescents from using illegal drugs by using drama in education (DIE) to convey a…
Descriptors: Drama, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Control Groups
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Adams Tucker, Leigh; George, Gavin; Reardon, Candice; Panday, Saadhna – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: Drawing on the perceptions of various key stakeholders, the paper explores the strengths and limitations of involving civil society organisations in the delivery of HIV and AIDS and sexuality education in South African schools. Design: Qualitative study with a cross-sectional design. Setting: Research was conducted at 16 public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Secondary School 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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