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Chen, Cheng-Chia; Seo, Dong-Chul; Lin, Hsien-Chang – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this longitudinal study was to examine the effects of state-level socioeconomic status (SES), the density of fast food restaurants and walking to work on body mass index (BMI) among US adults aged 50 years and older. The study sought further to account for the interaction effects of three different hierarchical levels of…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Older Adults, Body Composition, Socioeconomic Status
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Veerasamy, Arthi; Gage, Jeffrey; Kirk, Ray – Health Education Journal, 2018
Introduction: Children and young people in India have a high prevalence of dental decay. As part of a broader epidemiological study, we interviewed 10 head teachers to understand the status of, and challenges to, inclusion of oral health education in the curricula of public and private schools in Tamil Nadu, India. Objectives: The two main…
Descriptors: Dental Health, Foreign Countries, Epidemiology, Interviews
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Metos, Julie; Gren, Lisa; Brusseau, Timothy; Moric, Endi; O'Toole, Karen; Mokhtari, Tahereh; Buys, Saundra; Frost, Caren – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The objective of this study was to understand adolescent girls' experiences using practical diet and physical activity measurement tools and to explore the food and physical activity settings that influence their lifestyle habits. Design: Mixed methods study using quantitative and qualitative methods. Setting: Large city in the western…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Nutrition, Physical Activities
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Scott, Joseph J.; Hansen, Vibeke; Morgan, Philip J.; Plotnikoff, Ronald C.; Lubans, David R. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To explore young people's perceptions of pedometers and investigate behaviours exhibited while being monitored. Design: Qualitative design using six focus groups with participants (mean age 14.7 years). Setting: Study participants (n = 24) were randomly selected from a previous study of 123 young people aged 14-15 years from three…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Qualitative Research, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries
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Renslow, Jillian; Maupin, Jonathan – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Using the draw-and-write methodology, this study examined cross-cultural similarities and differences in children's perceptions of health. Design: Cross-sectional design. Setting: One public elementary school in the USA and in Guatemala. Method: The total sample included 161 children 9-10 years of age, 80 in the USA and 81 in Guatemala.…
Descriptors: Health, Cross Cultural Studies, Freehand Drawing, Elementary School Students
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Wilder, Rachel – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To assess what kinds of knowledge policymakers in a sample of English primary schools utilised to make decisions about their school's sex and relationships education policy. Method: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with policymakers at three primary schools in the southwest of England, and documentary analysis of the schools'…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary School Students, Sexuality, Interpersonal Relationship
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Førland, Georg; Eriksson, Monica; Silèn, Charlotte; Ringsberg, Karin – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study examines people's experiences of how to live with a chronic disease, their learning needs and their reasons for participating in a health education programme. The aim of the study was to examine if and how a Sense of Coherence (SOC) might guide an understanding of learning processes in health education. Methods: This study…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Health Education, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis
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Collado-Rivera, Maria; Branscum, Paul; Larson, Daniel; Gao, Haijuan – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the determinants of sugary drink consumption among overweight and obese adults attempting to lose weight using the Integrative Model of Behavioural Prediction (IMB). Design: Cross-sectional design. Method: Determinants of behavioural intentions (attitudes, perceived norms and perceived…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Health Behavior, Factor Analysis, Obesity
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Spencer, Grace; Lewis, Sophie; Reid, Megan – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Increasing numbers of young people live with a chronic health condition. Much research to date has explored young people's self-management of their illness and related symptomatology. Relatively less is known about how young people manage their long-term condition in everyday social contexts. This paper reports on findings from a…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Coping, College Students, Identification (Psychology)
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Cho, Young Hoan; You, Myoungsoon; Choi, Hyoseon – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: Health message design plays an important role in knowledge acquisition and changes in attitudes towards a nutrient or substance, such as caffeine. To foster the effectiveness of health education, greater attention should be paid to the gist-based design of health messages that include visual representations. Fuzzy-trace theory…
Descriptors: Graphic Arts, Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Health Education
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Lee, Lan-Ting; Cheng, Shu Hui; Lin, Chii-Jeng; Chi, Mei Hung; Lee, I Hui; Yang, Yen Kuang – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Communication skills are important, but the evaluation of these skills in the medical curriculum remains inconsistent. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between the communication skills scores of junior medical students following curricula with different module evaluations and the clinical interview performance of…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Communication Skills, Psychiatry, Interviews
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Sowa, Stephen; Warwick, Ian; Chase, Elaine – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To analyse the production and use of health education films in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. Design: Review of community health education films and their use by three partner organisations. Methods: A focused content analysis of 18 community health education films was conducted, and three exemplar films were selected for more detailed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Films, Health Education, Public Health
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Martin, Shirley; Horgan, Deirdre; Scanlon, Margaret; Eldin, Nazih; O'Donnell, Anne – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This paper presents findings of a qualitative study which explored children and young people's understanding of health and the factors that contribute, or act as barriers, to healthy lifestyles. Views were elicited from consultations with children and young people as part of the process for the development of a National Obesity Policy…
Descriptors: Health, Public Policy, Barriers, Obesity
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Botfield, Jessica R.; Newman, Christy E.; Lenette, Caroline; Albury, Kath; Zwi, Anthony B. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Digital storytelling and other methods of self-expression and autobiography have become an increasingly important tool for those working with young people, including those from migrant, refugee or other 'culturally diverse' backgrounds. A structured scoping review was undertaken to better understand the potential value and challenges of…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Autobiographies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Nik Farid, Nik Daliana; Mohd Arshad, Mohd Faris bin; Yakub, Nur Asyikin; Ahmad Zaki, Rafdzah; Muhamad, Haslina; Abdul Aziz, Norlaili; Dahlui, Maznah – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Internet-based health promotion offers a promising approach to fostering healthy sexual behaviour among adolescents. The objective of this study was to identify the potential of an Internet-based programme to improve sexual and reproductive health (SRH) knowledge among Malaysian young people. Design: A pre-test/post-test design was used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Sexuality, Health Behavior
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