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Vanderloo, Leigh M.; Tucker, Patricia – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: To compare physical activity and sedentary time among young children whose schools adhere to traditional (i.e. three outdoor playtimes = 70 minutes) versus balanced day (i.e. two outdoor playtimes = ~55 minutes) schedules in Ontario full-day kindergarten classrooms. Design: The project was part of a larger, 2-year cross-sectional study.…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Life Style, Young Children, Kindergarten
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Langdon, Jody; Johnson, Chad; Melton, Bridget – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: To identify the influence of parental autonomy support, basic need satisfaction and motivation on emerging adults' physical activity level and exercise behaviours. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: This study convenience-sampled approximately 435 college students identified as emerging adults--aged 18-25 years, who did not have a…
Descriptors: Exercise, Young Adults, Performance Factors, Health Behavior
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Rote, Aubrianne E – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: This study took the form of an intervention examining change in physical activity and quality of experience among students in an introductory health course who were asked to wear a Fitbit activity monitor throughout the semester. Method: College students (N = 56) took part in this controlled trial. Students enrolled in an introductory…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Health Education, Measurement Equipment, College Students
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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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Efstathiou, Nicholas T.; Risvas, Grigorios S.; Theodoraki, Eleni-Maria M.; Galanaki, Evangelia P.; Zampelas, Antonios D. – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between classroom psychological climate and the physical and sedentary behaviour of primary school students after the implementation of an innovative education programme regarding nutrition and physical activity. Design: Randomised controlled trial. Setting: Study…
Descriptors: Health Education, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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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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Daoud, Nihaya; Osman, Amira; Hart, Trevor A.; Berry, Elliott M.; Adler, Bella – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: Little research exists on diabetes self-care management (DSCM) in Arab populations. We examined the contribution of health belief constructs, socioeconomic position (SEP) and clinical factors (glycated haemoglobin [HbA1C] level, type of diabetes treatments, and receiving professional guidance) to DSCM among Arab patients in East…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Management, Daily Living Skills, Patients
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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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Correa-Burrows, Paulina; Burrows, Raquel A. – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: A recent economic approach suggests that people do not account for the long-term implications of unhealthy behaviours, preventing them from performing a fully rational trade-off between current benefits and future costs, leading to negative health outcomes. We examined whether the current allocation of time to physical activity among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Life Style, Obesity, Health Behavior
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Ridgers, Nicola D.; Saint-Maurice, Pedro F.; Welk, Gregory J.; Siahpush, Mohammad; Huberty, Jennifer L. – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: Little research has investigated children's physical activity levels during school recess and the contribution of recess to school day physical activity levels by weight status. The aims of this study were to examine non-overweight and overweight children's physical activity levels during school recess, and examine the contribution of…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Recess Breaks, Measurement Equipment, Elementary School Students
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McDaniel, Tyler; Melton, Bridget F.; Langdon, Jody – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: A physical activity passport (PAP) was developed to increase student's physical activity through the collaboration of student life and academics. The purpose was to measure the effectiveness of the PAP. Design: The research design used was a quantitative, descriptive, quasi-experimental design with experimental and control groups.…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Taymoori, Parvaneh; Berry, Tanya R.; Lubans, David R. – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: The purpose of this longitudinal study was to examine changes in physical activity behavior, psychological factors and interpersonal influences associated with exercise behavior during the transition from secondary school to high school in Sanandaj, Iran. Design: Data were collected from students in 2006 (N = 1,073), of whom 844…
Descriptors: Evidence, Self Efficacy, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities
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Johnston, Lynne Halley; Warwick, Jane; De Ste Croix, Mark; Crone, Diane; Sldford, Adrienne – Health Education Journal, 2005
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a centralised referral mechanism (CRM) upon the number and type of "inappropriate referrals" made to a countywide physical activity referral scheme. Design: Case study. Method: Phase 1: Hierarchical Content Analysis of 458 "inappropriate referrals" made to a countywide scheme over a…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Patients