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McHugh, Camilla A.; Anderson, Lindsey; Lloyd, Jenny; Logan, Stuart; Wyatt, Katrina – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This paper uses a qualitative approach to explore the factors that influence diet and physical activity choices of 11-13-year-olds with a particular focus on the impact of the school environment. Design: Qualitative focus groups. Setting: Three purposively sampled secondary schools in Devon, UK. Method: A total of 53 students, aged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dietetics, Physical Activities, Adolescents
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Warwick-Booth, Louise; Cross, Ruth – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: Disadvantaged young women in England have been documented as having unmet needs. This has resulted in the growth of gender-specific intensive intervention programmes in which a more holistic women-centred service approach is implemented. Gender matters because structural inequalities (bias and disadvantaging societal conditions) that…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Differences, Intervention, Disadvantaged
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García-Moya, Irene; Brooks, Fiona; Morgan, Antony; Moreno, Carmen – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objectives: Teacher connectedness is an important factor for young people's well-being. The aim of this paper was to examine teacher connectedness in detail and its potential association with emotional wellbeing. More specifically, we set out to analyse whether teacher connectedness acted as a universal asset for boys and girls of different ages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Well Being, Adolescents
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Condon, L.; Rhodes, C.; Warren, S.; Withall, J.; Tapp, A. – Health Education Journal, 2013
Aim: To explore teenagers experiences of the breastfeeding promotion and support delivered by health professionals. Design: A qualitative study conducted in an English city. Methods: Pregnant teenagers and teenage mothers (n = 29) took part in semi-structured interviews and focus groups between March and July 2009. Results: Breastfeeding is…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Infants, Nutrition, Foreign Countries
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Watkins, F.; Bristow, K.; Robertson, S.; Norman, R.; Litva, A.; Stanistreet, D. – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: To explore the experiences of young men aged 16-19, living in an area of high deprivation, when accessing local sexual health services. Design: A qualitative design drawing on ethnographic methods. Setting: A local college. Methods: A multi-method approach was adopted using: one-to-one semi-structured interviews with young men and…
Descriptors: Males, Sexuality, Health Behavior, Foreign Countries
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Ingram, Jenny; Salmon, Debra – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: To describe patterns and reasons of attendance and young people's views of the drop-in service. Design: Analysis of a prospective database, questionnaire survey and qualitative interviews and discussions. Setting: Sexual health drop-in clinics in 16 secondary schools (including three pupil-referral units) in deprived areas of a city in…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Age, Contraception, Health Education
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Killoran, Amanda; McCormick, Geraldine – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: To describe the development of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) evidence-based guidance on one-to-one interventions for prevention of STIs and under 18 conceptions, as a focus for an integrated approach to sexual health services. Method: Documentation of the process for developing NICE guidance that is…
Descriptors: Health Services, Prevention, Field Tests, Guidance
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Turnbull, Triece; van Schaik, Paul; van Wersch, Anna – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: The aim of the current study was to examine adolescents' perceptions of the quality of a Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) intervention, their preferences for sources of SRE and how these vary as a function of gender, school's faith and school type. Design: A non-experimental design was used. Setting: The participants (N = 759…
Descriptors: Intervention, Sex Education, Adolescents, Measures (Individuals)
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Dominick, Gregory M.; Friedman, Daniela B.; Hoffman-Goetz, Laurie – Health Education Journal, 2009
Objective: To systematically review definitions and descriptions of computer literacy as related to preventive health education programs. Method: A systematic review of the concept of computer literacy as related to preventive health education was conducted. Empirical studies published between 1994 and 2007 on prevention education programs with a…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Prevention, Definitions
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Peerbhoy, Denise; Bourke, Cathriona – Health Education Journal, 2007
Objective: To document young people's and teachers' responses to "Icebreaker", a Theatre in Education (TIE) performance exploring themes of sexual health and relationships, in relation to "Healthy Arts"' objectives. Design: Data reported here were part of a wider evaluation of a government funded scheme. Setting: Data was…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Adolescents, Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Relationship
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Kay, C. M.; Morgan, D. L.; Tripp, J. H.; Davies, C.; Sykes, S. – Health Education Journal, 2006
Objective: This paper explores young peoples' health concerns and their knowledge and views of school nurse drop-in clinics (drop-ins) held in their schools. Design: Cross section survey of adolescents using questionnaires delivered in schools to 10 per cent of the population, and school drop-in monitoring data from the Primary Care Trust (PCT).…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Confidentiality, Clinics, School Health Services