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Wahl-Alexander, Zachary; Chomentowski, Peter – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objectives: Basic activity programmes are offered in numerous universities, with the primary objective of increasing involvement in different physical activities while instilling the value of lifetime fitness. Although these programmes have been shown to be beneficial, there is a lack of research focused on their effectiveness of improving…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Physical Activity Level, College Students, Health Promotion
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Saucedo-Molina, Teresita de Jesús; Villarreal Castillo, Martín; Oliva Macías, Luz Alejandra; Unikel Santoncini, Claudia; Guzmán Saldaña, Rebeca María Elena – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To evaluate the effects of a universal prevention programme for disordered eating behaviours (DEB) and sedentary lifestyle among Mexican young people. Design: Non-experimental single group field study with repeated measures (pre-test, post-test and at 6-month follow-up). Setting: Public high school in Hidalgo, Mexico. Methods: In all,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Eating Habits, Eating Disorders, Physical Activity Level
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Grey, Elisabeth B; Gillison, Fiona B; Thompson, Dylan – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: Generating interest in health interventions is an important first step towards engagement with health promotion and effecting behaviour change. This study explored whether framing health information about physical activity and diet from an evolutionary mismatch perspective could help to generate interest in health promotion among…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Information Sources, Health Behavior, Behavior Change
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Drummond, Murray; Elliott, Sam; Drummond, Claire; Lewis, Felicity – Health Education Journal, 2017
Background: Men's health has been subjected to diverse approaches to research over the past two decades. Much of the literature has focused on specific medical and health issues. Other contributions have focused more broadly on masculinities and its relationship to health. It is arguable that there has not been a lot of attention paid to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Dietetics, Health Behavior
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Piana, Natalia; Ranucci, Claudia; Buratta, Livia; Foglia, Elena; Fabi, Marta; Novelli, Francesca; Casucci, Simone; Reginato, Elisa; Pippi, Roberto; Aiello, Cristina; Leonardi, Alessia; Romani, Giannermete; De Feo, Pierpaolo; Mazzeschi, Claudia – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: To describe an innovative school-based intervention to promote healthy lifestyles. To evaluate its effects on children's food habits and to highlight the key components which contribute most to the beneficial effects obtained from children's, teachers' and parents' perspectives. Design: An educational tool to improve personal awareness,…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Life Style, Intervention, Child Health
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Merga, Margaret K. – Health Education Journal, 2016
Background and context: Schools in Australia and internationally are increasingly adopting a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) approach to teaching and learning. The review: While discussion of a BYOD approach has taken place, there is a dearth of consideration of the potential impact of BYOD policy on student health. Implementation of a BYOD policy…
Descriptors: Risk, Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices, Educational Policy
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Gutuskey, Lila; McCaughtry, Nate; Shen, Bo; Centeio, Erin; Garn, Alex – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: In the USA there are rising rates of obesity among children, at least in part due to unhealthy eating and physical inactivity. Implementing school-based health interventions with elementary school children focused on youth empowerment could lead to improved health environments and behaviours. The purpose of the present study was to…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Qualitative Research
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Carter, Stephanie R.; Walker, Alia; Abdul-Latif, Safiyah; Maurer, Laurie; Masunungure, Daniel; Tedaldi, Ellen; Patterson, Freda – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: Efforts to improve cardiovascular health among adult African American populations, particularly through organised physical activity, have met with limited success. This study pilot-tested a novel soul line dancing and nutrition education programme ("Nice to Your Heart") that was designed and implemented as part of an academic…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Pilot Projects, Community Programs, Intervention
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Ng, Mandy K.; Yousuf, Bilal; Bigelow, Philip Lloyd; Van Eerd, Dwayne – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: To review the characteristics of effective health promotion interventions for reducing chronic diseases and their risk factors in truck drivers. Methods: MEDLINE (PubMed), SCOPUS, Web of Science Conference Proceedings, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), and the National Transportation Library were…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Intervention, Chronic Illness, Risk
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Piggin, Joe – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objectives: Physical inactivity is a major public health concern. At a population level, it is increasingly perceived to be a social problem which is global and multidimensional, and which requires attention by a diverse range of state, private and civil society organisations. Given the increasing attention to physical in/activity by a range of…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Politics, Correlation, Health Promotion
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Albu, Mihai; Atack, Lynda; Srivastava, Ishaan – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: Motivating clients to change the health behaviour, and maintaining an interest in exercise programmes, is an ongoing challenge for health educators. With new developments in technology, simulation and gaming are increasingly being considered as ways to motivate users, support learning and promote positive health behaviours. The purpose…
Descriptors: Health Education, Simulation, Usability, Health Behavior
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Paek, Hye-Jin; Jung, Yumi; Oh, Hyun Jung; Alaimo, Katherine; Pfeiffer, Karin; Carlson, Joseph J.; Wen, Yalu; Betz, Heather Hayes; Orth, Julie – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: To evaluate the short-term outcome of the social marketing approach used in Project FIT, we developed a school- and community-based programme for promoting healthful eating and physical activity in kindergarten to 5th-grade children and their parents. Design: A 2-year quasi-experiment for children and two cross-sectional surveys for…
Descriptors: Marketing, Social Influences, Health Promotion, Eating Habits
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Koutsogeorgou, Eleni; Davies, John Kenneth; Aranda, Kay; Zissi, Anastasia; Chatzikou, Maria; Cerniauskaite, Milda; Quintas, Rui; Raggi, Alberto; Leonardi, Matilde – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objectives: This paper examines the context of health promotion actions that are focused on/contributing to strengthening social capital by increasing community participation, reciprocal trust and support as the means to achieve better health and more active ageing. Method: The methodology employed was a literature review/research synthesis, and a…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Health Promotion, Social Capital, Community Involvement
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Aksay, Ebubekir – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the use of stairways/moving stairways in shopping malls and examine the extent to which simple warning signs determined whether people took the stairs. Design: Large posters that could readily be seen by mall visitors were situated between the stairs and moving stairways in shopping malls.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Health Behavior, Printed Materials, Children
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Roozbahani, Nasrin; Ghofranipour, Fazlollah; Eftekhar Ardabili, Hassan; Hajizadeh, Ebrahim – Health Education Journal, 2014
Background: Postpartum women are a population at risk for sedentary living. Physical activity (PA) prior to pregnancy may be effective in predicting similar behaviour in the postpartum period. Objective: To test a composite version of the extended transtheoretical model (TTM) by adding "past behaviour" in order to predict PA behaviour…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Females, Foreign Countries
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