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Bhana, Deevia; Pillay, Janet – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: In South Africa, Black African women between the ages of 15 and 24 years are especially vulnerable to HIV. The heterosexual transmission of the disease is exacerbated by social and cultural conditions that perpetuate gender relations of inequality. Problematic conceptualisations of femininity increase sexual risk. The objective of this…
Descriptors: Females, Sexuality, Gender Issues, Femininity
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Morris-Paxton, Angela A.; Van Lingen, Johanna M.; Elkonin, Diane – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: The aim of this study was to measure possible impacts of a salutogenic lifestyle education programme on wellness and academic outcomes in a group of socioeconomically disadvantaged students in the first year of higher education. Setting: University in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Methods: A mixed-methods approach was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Life Style, Wellness, Health Promotion
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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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Morris-Paxton, Angela A.; Van Lingen, Johanna M.; Elkonin, Diane – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: A critical evaluation of a salutogenic, wellness education programme was conducted with a group of first-year socioeconomically disadvantaged higher education students, in order to assess the value they placed on health information and wellness priorities. Methods: This study took a mixed-methods approach utilising a…
Descriptors: Health Programs, Health Education, Wellness, Program Evaluation
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Daniels, Karen; Forinder, Ulla; Clarke, Marina; Snyman, Stefanus; Ringsberg, Karin C. – Health Education Journal, 2016
Background: The worldwide growth of non-communicable diseases requires important lifestyle adaptations. The earlier a healthy lifestyle is adopted, the better. Enabling a healthy lifestyle for children during the preschool years ideally involves the cooperation of parents and teachers. Health promotion with parents and teachers is most effective…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Parent Attitudes
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van Zyl, Hendra; Visser, Pieter; van Wyk, Elmarie; Laubscher, Ria – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: Innovative public health approaches are required to improve human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) education and prevention among adolescents, one of the most vulnerable groups to HIV/AIDS. Consequently, elearning and classroom instruction was assessed for HIV/AIDS knowledge uptake and internalizing…
Descriptors: Public Health, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level
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Abiona, Titilayo; Balogun, Joseph; Yohannes, Eden; Adefuye, Adedeji; Yakut, Yavuz; Amosun, Seyi; Frantz, Jose – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: To examine HIV/AIDS knowledge, perceptions of knowledge and sources of HIV information among university students in four countries with different HIV prevalence rates. Methods: A survey was completed by 2,570 randomly selected university students from the USA, Turkey, South Africa and Nigeria. Logistic regression analysis was used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Knowledge Level, Attitude Measures
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Melwa, Irene T.; Oduntan, Olalekan A. – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: To assess the basic knowledge about HIV and AIDS among young South Africans in the Capricorn District of Limpopo Province, South Africa. Design: A questionnaire-based cohort study, involving data collection from senior high school students. Setting: Randomly selected high schools in the Capricorn District, Limpopo Province, South…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, African Culture, Medicine, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Balogun, Joseph; Abiona, Titilayo; Lukobo-Durrell, Mainza; Adefuye, Adedeji; Amosun, Seyi; Frantz, Jose; Yakut, Yavuz – Health Education Journal, 2011
Objective: This comparative study evaluated the readability and test-retest reliability of a questionnaire designed to assess the attitudes, beliefs behaviours and sources of information about HIV/AIDS among young adults recruited from universities in the United States of America (USA), Turkey and South Africa. Design/Setting: The instrument was…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Test Reliability, Difficulty Level, Young Adults