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Im, Hyojin; Swan, Laura E. T. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: Previous research that revealed a high prevalence of low health literacy among immigrants and refugees tended to over emphasise functional health literacy as a risk factor for low health status and poor disease management. Despite a significant knowledge gap, little has been investigated regarding critical health literacy (CHL) in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Health Behavior, Refugees, Land Settlement
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Lavallée, Jacqueline F.; Grogan, Sarah; Austin, Carol A. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: This qualitative study aimed to understand the experiences, information and support needs of family members of cancer patients and their satisfaction with the services provided to them as a family member. Design: Inductive qualitative and critical realist approach to data collection and analysis. Methods: Purposive sampling was used to…
Descriptors: Cancer, Patients, Family Attitudes, Experience
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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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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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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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Lee, Nicole K.; Cameron, Jacqui; Battams, Samantha; Roche, Ann – Health Education Journal, 2016
Background: Considerable attention has been focused on the impact of young people's alcohol use. To address this, schools often implement alcohol and drug education and there are many potential programmes to choose from. Objective: The aim of this study was to identify evidence-based alcohol education programmes for schools. Methods: A systematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alcohol Education, Teaching Methods, Drug Education
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Hill, Julie C.; Lynne-Landsman, Sarah D.; Graber, Julia A.; Johnson, Kelly J. – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: Young people in urban areas are often the focus of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention programmes because of their high risk of unwanted pregnancy and contracting an STI. Young people in rural areas are far less studied but also have a high risk of similar outcomes. This study evaluates Giving Our Girls…
Descriptors: Females, Middle School Students, At Risk Students, Pregnancy
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Abiona, Titilayo; Balogun, Joseph; Yohannes, Eden; Adefuye, Adedeji; Yakut, Yavuz; Amosun, Seyi; Frantz, Jose – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: To examine HIV/AIDS knowledge, perceptions of knowledge and sources of HIV information among university students in four countries with different HIV prevalence rates. Methods: A survey was completed by 2,570 randomly selected university students from the USA, Turkey, South Africa and Nigeria. Logistic regression analysis was used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Knowledge Level, Attitude Measures
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Caird, Jennifer; Kavanagh, Josephine; O'Mara-Eves, Alison; Oliver, Kathryn; Oliver, Sandy; Stansfield, Claire; Thomas, James – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objectives: To examine evidence from studies exploring the relationship between childhood obesity and educational attainment. Design: A systematic review of secondary analyses and observational studies published in English after 1997 examining attainment as measured by grade point average or other validated measure, in children aged 6 to 16 years,…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Obesity, Correlation, Children
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Yoo, Jeong-Ju; Jacob, John; Baier, Margaret – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: To investigate parental influence on adolescent boys' use and risk-perceptions of using appearance-related products. Design: Using appearance-enhancing products can present a health threat to adolescents, as these products are not only applied to the body, but can also be ingested. Adolescents may look to their parents for information…
Descriptors: Age, Intervention, Adolescents, Parent Influence
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Bowden, Dawn E.; Barr, Nikki; Rickert, Shannon – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: This study examined the effects of chronic health conditions on tobacco cessation and participation in a follow-up assessment among 13,900 smokers in a telephone-based tobacco cessation programme. Design: This study involved gathering data from individuals during pre- and post-intervention telephonic assessments following their decision…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Conditions, Program Effectiveness, Depression (Psychology)
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Balogun, Joseph; Abiona, Titilayo; Lukobo-Durrell, Mainza; Adefuye, Adedeji; Amosun, Seyi; Frantz, Jose; Yakut, Yavuz – Health Education Journal, 2011
Objective: This comparative study evaluated the readability and test-retest reliability of a questionnaire designed to assess the attitudes, beliefs behaviours and sources of information about HIV/AIDS among young adults recruited from universities in the United States of America (USA), Turkey and South Africa. Design/Setting: The instrument was…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Test Reliability, Difficulty Level, Young Adults
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Liu, Chiung-ju – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify determinants of comprehension of an educational pamphlet on colon cancer, by adults at least 50 years of age living in the United States. Design: Data were analysed from the "2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy" survey. The survey was designed to assess functional English…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Pamphlets, Reading Fluency, Physical Activity Level
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Dominick, Gregory M.; Friedman, Daniela B.; Hoffman-Goetz, Laurie – Health Education Journal, 2009
Objective: To systematically review definitions and descriptions of computer literacy as related to preventive health education programs. Method: A systematic review of the concept of computer literacy as related to preventive health education was conducted. Empirical studies published between 1994 and 2007 on prevention education programs with a…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Prevention, Definitions
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Robertson, Steve; Galdas, Paul M.; McCreary, Donald R.; Oliffe, John L.; Tremblay, Gilles – Health Education Journal, 2009
The issue of "men's health", and how best to promote it, has been gaining increasing attention in both academic and media arenas across the globe. Whilst commentaries on the state of health promotion for men have been provided in countries including Australia and the United Kingdom, no corresponding Canadian-specific insights have yet…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Behavior, Health Education, Health Promotion
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