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McMullan, Julie; Keeney, Sinead – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: This article aims to review the previously published literature on the social and environmental factors which influence children (aged 3-5 years) to be obese/overweight and the accuracy of parental perceptions. Obesity levels are on the increase in today's society and habits are being passed from parents to children, with family…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Weight, Social Influences, Environmental Influences
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Pringle, Andy; Cooke, Carlton; Gilson, Nicholas; Marsh, Kevin; McKenna, Jim – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: With growing concerns to establish the value for returns on public health investment, there is a need to identify cost-effective physical activity interventions. This study measured change in moderate physical activity (MPA) in seven community-based intervention types, costs and cost-effectiveness of the interventions, and possible…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Public Health
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Hawley, Helen – Health Education Journal, 2009
Objective To explore what might encourage older people to exercise at home after falls rehabilitation. Design: Qualitative research methods were used based on a grounded theory approach, to provide insights into older adults' experiences following a fall, of both rehabilitation and home exercise. Setting: Community dwellings. Method: Nine…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Qualitative Research, Health Promotion, Health Personnel