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Jack, Odette; Chase, Elaine; Warwick, Ian – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study aimed to investigate how well a single higher education institution (HEI) was perceived to be meeting the psychosocial support needs of refugee students and to identify possible ways in which the HEI might better promote refugee students' psychosocial well-being. Design: Adopting an exploratory, focused case study design, the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Well Being, Refugees, Foreign Countries
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Jassi, Amita D.; Kolvenbach, Sarah; Heyman, Isobel; Macleod, Trish; Rose, Joel; Diamond, Holly – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in children can be difficult to detect. Schools and families need to be made aware of the signs and symptoms of OCD in order to facilitate access to treatment. Parents of children with OCD may require support as well as knowledge. This study evaluated two initiatives aimed at increasing knowledge and…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Parents, Foreign Countries, Family Programs
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Ginn, Alison; Majumdar, Anne; Carr, Marimba; Eastwood, Ginny; Menger, Beth – Health Education Journal, 2016
Background: Food security is a topical issue but one that can be difficult to measure. Objective: To develop a community-approved food basket tool and use this to investigate the availability and affordability of a healthy diet in a multicultural urban setting. Design: A 7-day healthy food basket (HFB) containing 96 foods for six household types…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Food, Nutrition, Focus Groups
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Chakrabarti, Suparna; Abbott, Stephen – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objectives: To explore attitudes to and beliefs about childhood overweight and obesity among Bangladeshi mothers and to check maternal perceptions of their children's weight status. Design: Mixed methods cross-sectional study. Setting: A general practice in East London, UK. Methods: Qualitative interviews with 14 mothers; weighing and measuring 22…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Children, Foreign Countries, Language Skills
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Purssell, Edward; While, Alison – Health Education Journal, 2011
Objective: To investigate the knowledge of university students regarding pandemic and seasonal influenza. Design: Online questionnaire-based survey of undergraduate and postgraduate students, including those on nursing, medical, other health and non-health related courses. Method: The sample was recruited using the university email system, and the…
Descriptors: Immunization Programs, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Okonkwo, Ononuju; While, Alison – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: To investigate the knowledge and views of university students regarding obesity and weight management strategies. Design: Online questionnaire-based survey of undergraduate and postgraduate university students in a large London university with a diverse student population. Method: The survey was administered online and circulated…
Descriptors: Obesity, Exercise, Health Education, Health Promotion
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Caraher, Martin; Dowler, Elizabeth – Health Education Journal, 2007
Background and Objective: Successive governments have promoted local action to address food components of public health. This article presents findings from research commissioned by the (then) London NHS Office, scoping the range of food projects in the London area, and the potential challenges to public health practice. Methods: Research followed…
Descriptors: Health Education, Small Businesses, Heart Disorders, Diseases
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Stewart, Jill; Clayton, Julie; Ruston, Annmarie – Health Education Journal, 2006
Objective: To investigate current policy in respect of resourcing private sector housing renewal to promote healthy housing and communities. Design: A qualitative study using focus group research investigating what low-income home owners would find helpful in carrying out maintenance and repair to their homes. Setting: The focus groups were held…
Descriptors: Private Sector, Maintenance, Low Income, Focus Groups
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Caraher, Martin; Cowburn, Gill – Health Education Journal, 2004
Background and Objective: This article sets out the findings from an analysis of food projects, with a particular emphasis on fruit and vegetables, from the 26 Health Action Zones (HAZs) in England and those taking place within the former NHS regional areas in 2001. The objective was to gather information on the existing practice to inform future…
Descriptors: Heart Disorders, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Public Policy