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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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Singletary, Joanne H.; Bartle, Craig L.; Svirydzenka, Nadzeya; Suter-Giorgini, Nicola M.; Cashmore, Annette M.; Dogra, Nisha – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objectives: Increased recognition of the need for health education in schools has seen advances in health literacy in recent years. Most of these have focussed on physical health, whereas education about mental health is generally lacking and focussed on tackling stigma rather than promoting good mental health. This study evaluated a pilot…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Physical Health, Well Being, Comprehensive School Health Education
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Roberts, Simon J.; Fairclough, Stuart J.; Ridgers, Nicola D.; Porteous, Conor – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: The purpose of the present study was to assess children's physical activity, social play behaviour, activity type and social interactions during elementary school recess using a pre-validated systematic observation system. Design: Cross-sectional. Setting: Two elementary schools located in Merseyside, England. Method: Fifty-six…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Physical Activity Level, Social Behavior, Play
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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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Rouse, Peter C.; Biddle, Stuart J. H. – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: We used ecological momentary assessment to understand the physical activity and sedentary behaviour patterns of university students. Study design: Cross sectional, opportunistic sample from a university in the English midlands. Methods: Ecological momentary assessment diaries were completed every 15 minutes across two days. The sample…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Physical Activity Level, Student Behavior
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Mackay, H.; Lowe, D.; Edwards, D.; Rogers, S. N. – Health Education Journal, 2007
Objective: Sunbeds pose a potential risk to health. Although not recommended for children under 16 years of age they are used by this age group. The purpose of this study was to assess the awareness of suntanning guidelines, the use of sunbeds and the attitude towards tanning in children aged between 14 and 16 years. Design and method: 499 pupils…
Descriptors: Age, Public Health, Gender Differences, Students
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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
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Howard, Susan; Reeves, Sue – Health Education Journal, 2005
Objective: To investigate the role of snack foods in the diets of adolescents in relation to recommendations. Design: A quantitative study whereby the food intakes of 28 adolescents aged 11-14 years were recorded for three consecutive days. Setting: A secondary school in South West London. Methods: Food intake was recorded using food diaries and…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Early Adolescents, Eating Habits, Diaries