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Georgiadis, Manolis M.; Biddle, Stuart J. H.; Stavrou, Nektarios A. – Health Education Journal, 2006
Background: Gradual elevation of body weight leads numerous individuals to dieting and weight loss behaviours. Nevertheless, the prevalence of obesity continues to rise in industrialised countries. The examination of the motivational determinants of dietary modification ("dieting") in order to identify clusters of individuals in the…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Questionnaires
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Thomas, Non-Eleri; Cooper, Stephen-Mark; Baker, Julien S.; Davies, Bruce – Health Education Journal, 2006
Objective: This study considers the physical activity (PA) and dietary habits of British young people according to socio-economic status (SES). Methods: The PA and dietary habits of 98 boys and 101 girls (12.9 0.3 years) from two Welsh secondary schools (school 1 and school 2) were examined. Free school meal eligibility and Census 2001 data were…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Health Education, Physical Activities, Socioeconomic Influences
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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
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Vossen, Deborah P.; McArel, Heather; Vossen, Jeffery F.; Thompson, Angela M. – Health Education Journal, 2004
Objective: The common cold, known as upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), is the world's most prevalent illness. The purpose of this study was to determine if physical activity is linked to the incidence and/or duration of the common cold. Method: Undergraduate university students (n=200) were asked to complete two questionnaires. The…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Incidence, Physical Activity Level, Health
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Wormald, Helen; Ingle, Lee – Health Education Journal, 2004
Objective: The main objective of this study was to explore patients' perceptions of general practitioner (GP) exercise referral (ER) schemes with a view to providing a better service for future patients. Design: A qualitative focus group methodology. Setting: Meeting rooms or communal areas in leisure centres across North Yorkshire. Method: Thirty…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Group Activities, Physical Activity Level, Focus Groups
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Gaffney, Brian; Yarnell, John – Health Education Journal, 2004
Life expectancy in Northern Ireland continues to increase and it is expected that mortality due to heart disease, stroke and some cancers will continue to fall. The infant mortality rate, once higher is similar to that of the other UK and European countries. However, in common with neighboring countries, Northern Ireland has low levels of physical…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activity Level, Nutrition, Health Promotion
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