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Liu, Chieh-Hsing; Chang, Fong-Ching; Liao, Li-Ling; Niu, Yu-Zhen; Cheng, Chi-Chia; Shih, Shu-Fang – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study assessed school principals' understanding, attitudes and willingness to influence the implementation of the health-promoting schools (HPS) programme in Taiwan and teachers' willingness to sustain it. Method: In 2014, a total of 1,140 school principals and 1,110 teachers (HPS coordinators) completed questionnaires concerning…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Liao, Jung-Yu; Huang, Chiu-Mieh; Lee, Charles Tzu-Chi; Hsu, Hsiao-Pei; Chang, Chiu-Ching; Chuang, Che-Jen; Guo, Jong-Long – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The use of illicit drugs by adolescents is a widespread problem in Taiwan. The aim of this study was to identify risk and protective factors. Design: Web-based survey of high school students. Setting: Senior high schools and vocational high schools in northern Taiwan. Method: Survey data were collected from 15,754 students. Logistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drug Abuse, Adolescents, At Risk Persons
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Vandenbosch, Jessica; Van den Broucke, Stephan; Schinckus, Louise; Schwarz, Peter; Doyle, Gerardine; Pelikan, Jürgen; Muller, Ingrid; Levin-Zamir, Diane; Schillinger, Dean; Chang, Peter; Terkildsen-Maindal, Helle – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is generally considered to be a key determinant of the treatment outcomes and related costs of diabetes mellitus. While DSME programmes generally have positive outcomes, their effects may depend on certain factors, such as the type of programmes provided and patients' level of health literacy…
Descriptors: Health Education, Diabetes, Self Management, Questionnaires
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Chen, Yi-Chun; Huang, Hui-Wen; Cheng, Chung-Ping; Hsieh, Hsin-Chin; Huang, Chih-Ling – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the ways in which social smoking expectations mediate the relationship between adolescent smoking behaviour and the smoking behaviour of family and peers. Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional survey. Setting: Taiwan, Republic of China. Method: The participants were 921 senior high school students…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Behavior, Structural Equation Models, Computer Software
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Wei, Mi-Hsiu – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: To determine the associations between health literacy, the reasons for seeking health information, and the information sources utilized by Taiwanese adults. Method: A cross-sectional survey of 752 adults residing in rural and urban areas of Taiwan was conducted via questionnaires. Chi-squared tests and logistic regression were used for…
Descriptors: Family Income, Foreign Countries, Information Seeking, Health
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Seo, Dong-Chul; Torabi, Mohammad R.; Chin, Ming-Kai; Lee, Chung Gun; Kim, Nayoung; Huang, Sen-Fang; Chen, Chee Keong; Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching; Wong, Patricia; Chia, Michael; Park, Bock-Hee – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: To identify levels of moderate-intensity physical activity (MPA) and vigorous-intensity physical activity (VPA) in a representative sample of college students in six East Asian economies and examine their relationship with weight, alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: College students…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Body Composition, Drinking, Smoking
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Li, Ren-Hau – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: The aim of this study was to develop a new and shorter Chinese version of Ryff's psychological well-being scale. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: In recent years there have been several versions of this scale, including 84-item, 54-item and 18-item versions. Researchers in different countries have built on Ryff's version to…
Descriptors: Validity, Reliability, Foreign Countries, Structural Equation Models
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Lin, Shu-Ping; Wang, Ming-Jye – Health Education Journal, 2013
Background: Long-term behaviour change in type 2 diabetic patients may provide effective glycemic control. Purpose: To investigate the key factors that promote behaviour change in diabetic subjects using the transtheoretical model. Methods: Subjects were selected by purposive sampling from type 2 diabetes outpatients. Self-administered…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Health Behavior, Diabetes, Patients
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Chen, Shih-Neng; Tseng, Jauling – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: To assess various marginal effects of nutrient intakes, health behaviours and nutrition knowledge on the entire distribution of body mass index (BMI) across individuals. Design: Quantitative and distributional study. Setting: Taiwan. Methods: This study applies Becker's (1965) model of health production to construct an individual's BMI…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Composition, At Risk Persons, Foreign Countries