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Vandenbosch, Jessica; Van den Broucke, Stephan; Schinckus, Louise; Schwarz, Peter; Doyle, Gerardine; Pelikan, Jürgen; Muller, Ingrid; Levin-Zamir, Diane; Schillinger, Dean; Chang, Peter; Terkildsen-Maindal, Helle – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is generally considered to be a key determinant of the treatment outcomes and related costs of diabetes mellitus. While DSME programmes generally have positive outcomes, their effects may depend on certain factors, such as the type of programmes provided and patients' level of health literacy…
Descriptors: Health Education, Diabetes, Self Management, Questionnaires
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Khan, Delvin; Fjerbaek, Annette; Andreasen, Jan J.; Thorup, Charlotte B.; Dinesen, Birthe – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To determine how cardiac patients use the Activeheart.dk digital toolbox Methods: Mixed-methods study. A total of n = 33 cardiac surgical patients were enrolled in a study, which encouraged use of the Activeheart portal for 4 weeks after discharge. Patients were surveyed with respect to their demographic characteristics, e-health…
Descriptors: Surgery, Questionnaires, Interviews, Heart Disorders
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Hayball, Felicity Z.L.; Pawlowski, Charlotte Skau – Health Education Journal, 2018
Aims and objectives: The importance of childhood physical activity is widely recognised. Helping children to articulate their opinions is a crucial factor in improving their health and well-being, yet the field is predominantly focused on adult-led quantitative methods and lacks deeper understanding from a child perspective. Methods: This paper…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Photography, Freehand Drawing, Health Behavior
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Tynell, Lena Lyngholt; Wimmelmann, Camilla Lawaetz; Jervelund, Signe Smith – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: In most European countries, immigrants do not systematically learn about the host countries' healthcare system when arriving. This study investigated how newly arrived immigrants perceived the information they received about the Danish healthcare system. Methods: Immigrants attending a language school in Copenhagen in 2012 received…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Health Services, Access to Information, Foreign Countries
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Bruselius-Jensen, Maria; Bonde, Ane Høstgaard; Christensen, Julie Hellesøe – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: Research has shown that developing health literacy in early life is critical to reducing lifestyle-related diseases, with schools being identified as central settings for this purpose. This paper examines how one classroom-based health educational programme, "IMOVE," helped Danish primary school pupils develop health literacy…
Descriptors: Literacy, Health Promotion, Health Education, Life Style
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Bruselius-Jensen, Maria; Renwick, Kerry; Aagaard-Hansen, Jens – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: Drawing on the concepts of the cosmopolitan person and democratic health education, this article explores the merits of primary school-based, cross-cultural dialogues for global health education. Design: A qualitative study of the learning outcomes of the Move/Eat/Learn (MEL) project. MEL facilitates cultural meetings, primarily…
Descriptors: Health Education, Elementary Education, Holistic Approach, Cultural Awareness
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Stenov, Vibeke; Henriksen, Jan Erik; Folker, Anna P.; Skinner, Timothy C.; Willaing, Ingrid – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate participants' experiences of and satisfaction with the content and outcome of 13 different sessions of a 4-day diabetes education programme and to compare participants' experiences with the extent of educator talk in the sessions. A 10-second event coding was used to evaluate educators'…
Descriptors: Patient Education, Group Instruction, Educational Indicators, Educational Quality
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Grabowski, Dan – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: To analyse the interrelated processes of identity, participation and knowledge in the context of the health educational Lifecalculator computer game. The analysis focuses on if and how this school-based health promotion initiative communicated relevant health knowledge to adolescents. Further development of the concept of health…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Computer Games
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Borup, Ina K.; Andersen, Anette; Holstein, Bjorn E. – Health Education Journal, 2011
Objective: To examine if students who re-visit the school nurse use medicines differently than other students when exposed to aches and psychological problems. Methods: The study includes all 11-, 13- and 15-year-old students from a random sample of schools in Denmark, response rate 87 per cent, n = 5,205. The data collection followed the…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Medicine, Foreign Countries, Adolescents
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Povlsen, Lene; Karlberg, Ingvar; Ringsberg, Karin C – Health Education Journal, 2008
Objective: The aim of the study was to analyse how parents of Turkish and Turkish/Kurdish children with diabetes and health care professionals perceived the education and support provided, and to assess what was required to improve the collaboration between the families and the team in order to optimize selfcare and metabolic control. Design: A…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Health Education, Diabetes, Foreign Countries
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Borup, Ina; Holstein, Bjorn E. – Health Education Journal, 2007
Background: School health services are important tools for health promotion among schoolchildren, but little is known about their effects. This article addresses the effects of dialogues with school health nurses among schoolchildren who were victims of bullying. Study population and methods: Cross-sectional and school-based survey, the Danish…
Descriptors: Health Services, Health Promotion, Bullying, School Nurses
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Odom, Sue E.; Deis, Michael H. – Health Education Journal, 2007
With the emergence of a global economy, it is imperative that faculty have an increased understanding of variables or factors affecting the welfare and health care systems of different countries. In addition, they must become knowledgeable about how the European Union plays a part in the evolution of these systems and be aware of the business…
Descriptors: Health Services, Travel, Global Approach, Foreign Countries