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Chester, Kayleigh L.; Klemera, Ellen; Magnusson, Josefine; Spencer, Neil H.; Brooks, Fiona M. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: The broad nature of young people's development is internationally acknowledged, which includes physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social elements. In England, schools have a legal obligation to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. It has been suggested that personal, social, health and economic (PSHE)…
Descriptors: Social Development, Moral Development, Correlation, Spiritual Development
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Warwick-Booth, Louise; Cross, Ruth; Woodall, James; Bagnall, Anne-Marie; South, Jane – Health Education Journal, 2019
Health education has changed in many ways since "Health Education Journal" was first published, with developments moving the discipline forward in ways not envisaged 75 years ago. While there have been recent concerns about the decline in status of health promotion and linked worries about health education, the contemporary evidence base…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Reflection, Foreign Countries
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Robinson, Sally; Brownett, Tristi – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This article describes a university course that aimed to create public health champions and its evaluation. The course attracted 92 participants, over three cohorts. Participants included healthcare professionals, fitness instructors, a belly dancer, housing officers, community workers and those who worked in public health policy.…
Descriptors: Public Health, Higher Education, Course Evaluation, College Students
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Kime, Nicky Helen; McKenna, Jim; Griffiths, Claire; Rivett, Martin; Gately, Paul – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the healthy weight services in one local authority in England, where obesity levels have been above the national average since 2006. Design: We conducted process and outcome evaluation using a qualitative methodology. Data were generated in focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Body Weight, Physical Health, Empowerment
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Mulvaney, C. A.; Watson, M. C.; Smith, S.; Coupland, C.; Kendrick, D. – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: To determine the prevalence of home safety practices and use of safety equipment by disadvantaged families participating in a national home safety equipment scheme in England. Design: Cross-sectional postal survey sent to a random sample of 1,000 families. Setting: England, United Kingdom. Results: Half the families (51%) returned a…
Descriptors: Children, Prevention, Family Environment, Incidence
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Robinson, Mark; Robertson, Steve – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: To understand the views of men and service providers concerning the health information needs of men. Design: A men's health programme was implemented aimed at developing new health information resources designed for use by local organizations with men in socially disadvantaged groups. Research was carried out at the scoping stage to…
Descriptors: Males, Information Needs, Health, Health Education
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Ochieng, Bertha M. N. – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: This paper examines Black adolescents' experiences and views on the interrelationships between their families' parenting practices and their wellbeing. Method: The material is drawn from a community-based qualitative study on the health and wellbeing experiences of Black African families and adolescents. A total of 53 adolescents of…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Well Being, Qualitative Research
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Foster, Geraldine R. K.; Tickle, Martin – Health Education Journal, 2013
Background and objective: Some districts in the United Kingdom (UK), where the level of child dental caries is high and water fluoridation has not been possible, implement school-based fluoridated milk (FM) schemes. However, process variables, such as consent to drink FM and loss of children as they mature, impede the effectiveness of these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Grounded Theory, Dental Health
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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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Jackson, Cath; Cheater, Francine M.; Peacock, Rose; Leask, Julie; Trevena, Lyndal – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: The objective of this feasibility study was to evaluate the acceptability and potential effectiveness of a web-based MMR decision aid in supporting informed decision-making for the MMR vaccine. Design: This was a prospective before-and-after evaluation. Setting: Thirty parents of children eligible for MMR vaccination were recruited from…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Immunization Programs, Foreign Countries, Pretests Posttests
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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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Holliday, Jo; Audrey, Suzanne; Moore, Laurence; Parry-Langdon, Nina; Campbell, Rona – Health Education Journal, 2009
Objective: The complexity and scale of health promotion interventions present challenges for the standardization of delivery. Furthermore, health promotion practice favours adapting interventions according to perceived client need. This paper examines the fidelity of intervention delivery within A Stop Smoking in Schools Trial (ASSIST),…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Intervention, Health Promotion, Formative Evaluation
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Handy, Pauline; Sankar, K. Nathan – Health Education Journal, 2008
Objective: To elicit the level of knowledge, training and preferences of men in relation to Testicular Self Examination (TSE). Setting: The Genito Urinary Medicine (GUM) department of a large teaching hospital in the North East of England. The open access clinic serves patients from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, Gateshead and surrounding…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Health Education, Hospitals, Knowledge Level
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Illingworth, Rachel; Kendrick, Denise; Collier, Jacqueline; Woods, Amanda; Wattse, Kim; Dewey, Michael; Chen, Chih-Mei – Health Education Journal, 2006
Objective: The objective of these analyses was to explore maternal antenatal decisions about baby walker use, factors associated with these decisions and the relationship between antenatal plans to use a walker and postnatal walker use. Design: Cross sectional study. Setting: Mothers-to-be (n = 1174) participating in a cluster randomised…
Descriptors: Health Education, Mothers, Health Personnel, Allied Health Occupations Education