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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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Herbert, Birgit; Strauss, Angelika; Mayer, Andrea; Duvinage, Kristin; Mitschek, Christine; Koletzko, Berthold – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: Evaluation of the implementation process of a kindergarten-based intervention ("TigerKids") to promote a healthy lifestyle. Design: Questionnaire survey among kindergarten teachers about programme implementation and acceptance. Setting: Kindergartens in Bavaria, Germany. Methods: Two hundred and fifteen kindergartens were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Kindergarten, Prevention
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Persson, Ann; While, Alison – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: To investigate the duration, intensity and type of physical activity undertaken by people aged 60 years and over in relation to their reported levels of participation in social activities and their perceptions of their neighbourhood. Design: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey of older people attending two luncheon and eight social…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Health, Body Weight
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Baruth, M.; Addy, C. L.; Wilcox, S.; Dowda, M. – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objectives: Individuals may engage in more than one risk behaviour at any given time. The extent to which risk behaviours cluster among African American adults has been largely unexplored. This study examined the prevalence and clustering of three risk behaviours among African American church members: smoking; low moderate-to-vigorous intensity…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Smoking, Incidence
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Weaver, H.; Jackson, K. – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: This project collected data on cancer risk factors among urban Native American youth in the northeast to inform development of a prevention initiative. Design: Face to face interviews were conducted. Setting: Interviews were conducted in homes, at a social service agency, and in a private space at a Native American cultural event in…
Descriptors: Risk, Physical Activity Level, Youth, American Indians
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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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Brannagan, Kim – Health Education Journal, 2011
Objectives: The focus of this study was to examine the relationship among precursors to physical activity, including exercise self-efficacy, perceived exertion, stress, and demographic factors, among college students. Design: This study employed an associational design. Setting: The study population was college freshmen in southeast Louisiana who…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Natural Disasters, Physical Activities, Health Promotion
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Daly-Smith, Andy J. W.; McKenna, Jim; Radley, Duncan; Long, Jonathan – Health Education Journal, 2011
Objective: To investigate the value of additional days of active commuting for meeting a criterion of 300+ minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA; 60+ mins/day x 5) during the school week. Methods: Based on seven-day diaries supported by teachers, binary logistic regression analyses were used to predict achievement of MVPA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 7
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He, Meizi; Piche, Leonard; Beynon, Charlene; Kurtz, Joanne; Harris, Stewart – Health Education Journal, 2011
Objective: To solicit school principals' and teachers' perspectives on children's screen-related sedentary behaviour and to identify possible solutions to reduce sedentary behaviours among school-aged children. Method: In-person interviews using a semi-structured interview guide were conducted with school principals and grades five and six…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Role Models, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Health Education Journal, 2011
Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop guidelines and recommendations on patient education programmes of any type, targeted specially to individuals with OA and which were designed to improve the clinical effectiveness of managing OA. Methods: The Ottawa Methods Group contacted specialized organizations that focus on management for…
Descriptors: Evidence, Patient Education, Physical Activities, Self Efficacy
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Worthy, Sheri L.; Lokken, Kristine; Pilcher, Kenneth; Boeka, Abbe – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: Overweight and obesity rates are associated with chronic diseases and higher rates of disability and continue to rise in the United States and worldwide. The purpose of this study was to build on past research and further investigate demographic and lifestyle variables associated with increased body mass index (BMI: kg/m[squared]).…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Composition, Physical Activities, Surgery
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Magoc, Dejan; Tomaka, Joe; Thompson, Sharon – Health Education Journal, 2010
Background: Obesity is the leading cause of preventable death and conveys risk for diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Overweight and obesity are common among college students, with surveys showing 35 per cent of college students to be overweight. Unhealthy diets and low physical activity are the major causes. Objective: To examine…
Descriptors: College Students, Obesity, Physical Activities, Questionnaires
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Lane, Aoife; Murphy, Niamh; Bauman, Adrian; Chey, Tien – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: To assess the impact of a community based, low-contact intervention on the physical activity habits of insufficiently active women. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Participants: Inactive Irish women. Method: A population sample of women participating in a mass 10 km event were up followed at 2 and 6 months, and those who had…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Physical Activities, Females
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Hassel, Holger; Schulte, Birgid; Keimer, Katharina Maria – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: With the help of the "OPTIMAHL 60plus" counselling aid, it is intended to improve the nutritional and physical activity behaviour, the maintenance and enhancement of the quality of life, and the autonomy of people above 60 years of age. Due to their complexity, currently available didactical counselling aids are not considered…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Control Groups, Intervention, Physical Activities
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Thomas, Non E.; Williams, D. R. R.; Rowe, David A.; Davies, Bruce; Baker, Julien S. – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate secular trends in selected cardiovascular disease risk factors (namely adiposity, physical activity, physical fitness and diet) in a sample of Welsh 12-13 year olds between 2002 and 2007. Design: Cross-sectional. Setting: A secondary school based in South West Wales. Method: Two studies in…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Risk, Dietetics
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