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Unutmaz Durmusoglu, Zeynep Didem; Kocabey Çiftçi, Pinar – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objectives: Publications on tobacco control were quantitatively analysed to gain insight into the essential characteristics of the research field and trends and patterns in publication activities. The goal was to detect changes in the number of publications before and after the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO…
Descriptors: Public Health, Smoking, Publications, Statistical Analysis
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Pettinger, Clare; Parsons, Julie M.; Cunningham, Miranda; Withers, Lyndsey; D'Aprano, Gia; Letherby, Gayle; Sutton, Carole; Whiteford, Andrew; Ayres, Richard – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: High levels of social and economic deprivation are apparent in many UK cities, where there is evidence of certain "marginalised" communities suffering disproportionately from poor nutrition, threatening health. Finding ways to engage with these communities is essential to identify strategies to optimise wellbeing and life…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Well Being, Food, Foreign Countries
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Owens, Christabel; Charles, Nigel – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objectives: Significant others can play a key role in suicide prevention, but little attention has been given to the resources they may need in order to do so effectively. Based on previous qualitative research and working in partnership with suicide prevention charities, we developed a simple educational leaflet to help family members and friends…
Descriptors: Suicide, Prevention, Family Role, Peer Influence
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Leask, Calum F.; Sandlund, Marlene; Skelton, Dawn A.; Chastin, Sebastien F. M. – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: The increasing health care costs associated with an ageing population and chronic disease burden are largely attributable to modifiable lifestyle factors that are complex and vary between individuals and settings. Traditional approaches to promoting healthy lifestyles have so far had limited success. Recently, co-creating public health…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Public Health, Health Promotion, Intervention
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Donné, Lennie; Hoeks, John; Jansen, Carel – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: College students are a group at risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs). While they are generally well informed about STIs, they do not consistently use condoms. An important element in preventing STIs is safer sex communication, especially with a sexual partner. This may be difficult, however, because of a lack of…
Descriptors: College Students, At Risk Persons, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health Behavior
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Ajilore, Kolade; Atakiti, Ifeoluwa; Onyenankeya, Kevin – Health Education Journal, 2017
Introduction: Apprehension over a possible recurrence of Ebola remains pervasive among college students in Nigeria. Prevention education continues to be carried out through public service announcements (PSAs) on radio, television and in the social media. However, little is known about college students' knowledge, attitudes and adherence to PSAs on…
Descriptors: Public Service, Health Promotion, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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Donaldson-Feilder, Emma; Lewis, Rachel; Pavey, Louisa; Jones, Bethan; Green, Melanie; Webster, Angela – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: The objective of this study was to examine employees' perceived barriers and facilitators of physical activity and healthy dietary choices, and managers' perceptions of how best to facilitate physical activity and healthy dietary choices among their team members. Design: Single time-point survey with categorical and open-ended…
Descriptors: Exercise, Dietetics, Health Behavior, Barriers
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Zhong, Connie S.; Melendez-Torres, G. J. – Health Education Journal, 2017
Background: Adolescents with asthma face unique challenges due to hormonal changes, psychosocial development and healthcare transition. Peer-led self-management programmes may increase treatment adherence and social adjustment by addressing these challenges. The purpose of this study was to assess whether peer-led self-management programmes…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Diseases, Peer Teaching, Self Management
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Perrault, Evan K. – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: Not being able to effectively communicate with a new physician because of high anxiety associated with the interaction could lead to issues not being addressed, or even inaccurate diagnoses. Using uncertainty reduction and media richness theories as guidance, this study sought to find ways health educators within healthcare…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Stress Management, Physicians, Biographies
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Robillard, Alyssa G; Reed, Cymone; Larkey, Linda; Kohler, Connie; Ingram, Lucy A; Lewis, Kaleea; Julious, Carmen – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objectives: African American women are disproportionately impacted upon by HIV, particularly in the Southern states of the USA where the percentage of new cases of HIV and the percentage of people living with HIV in the USA are highest. This study describes the lived experiences of HIV-positive African American women based on their written…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Experience
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Rytkönen, Minna Maarit; Kaunisto, Merita Anneli; Pietilä, Anna-Maija K – Health Education Journal, 2017
Background and purpose: Participation is a crucial factor in primary healthcare and social services, enabling clients to maintain their own health and well-being. However, adolescents' participation in service provision may be compromised because they are often not understood or heard as equal clients in encounters with primary services. The aim…
Descriptors: Primary Health Care, Social Services, Access to Health Care, Adolescents
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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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Troiano, Gianmarco; Nante, Nicola; Cozzolino, Mauro – Health Education Journal, 2017
Background: On 14 May 2013, Angelina Jolie (AJ), revealed herself to be the carrier of a BReast CAncer 1 (BRCA1) gene mutation and announced her decision to undergo a prophylactic mastectomy, followed by a laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. This review explores the impact of the "Angelina Jolie Effect" in order to reveal…
Descriptors: Cancer, Genetic Disorders, Patients, Attitude Change
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Santoro, Jonathan D.; Yedla, Manisha; Lazzareschi, Daniel V.; Whitgob, Emily E. – Health Education Journal, 2017
As of 2010, 19% of the US population lives with a disability, and with the average lifespan of persons with disability increasing, this number is expected to rise. This has prompted the identification of a need for disability-based education by the US Institute of Medicine, the Surgeon General of the United States, the Association of American…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Medical Education, Course Content, Medical Schools
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Sniderman, Jhase A.; Roffey, Darren M.; Lee, Richard; Papineau, Gabrielle D.; Miles, Isabelle H.; Wai, Eugene K.; Kingwell, Stephen P. – Health Education Journal, 2017
Background: Evidence-based treatments for adult back pain have long been confirmed, with research continuing to narrow down the scope of recommended practices. However, a tension exists between research-driven treatments and unsubstantiated modalities and techniques promoted to the public. This disparity in knowledge translation, which results in…
Descriptors: Pain, Adults, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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