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Southgate, Erica; Aggleton, Peter – Health Education Journal, 2017
Background: Peer education is a much-used approach to health education with young people and marginalised groups. Rarely, however, has the concept been interrogated for its meaning and usefulness, despite pleas for the importance of doing so going back several decades. Objectives: Against this background, this paper offers a specifically…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Peer Teaching, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Theories
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Tynell, Lena Lyngholt; Wimmelmann, Camilla Lawaetz; Jervelund, Signe Smith – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: In most European countries, immigrants do not systematically learn about the host countries' healthcare system when arriving. This study investigated how newly arrived immigrants perceived the information they received about the Danish healthcare system. Methods: Immigrants attending a language school in Copenhagen in 2012 received…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Health Services, Access to Information, Foreign Countries
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Phibbs, Sandi Cleveland; Faith, Jennifer; Thorburn, Sheryl – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: Poor quality communication with healthcare providers has been associated with provider avoidance. Because obesity is stigmatised in healthcare settings, this association may differ for patients who are overweight or obese compared to patients who are normal weight. Our objective was to determine if associations between patient-centred…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Interpersonal Communication, Patients, National Surveys
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Faccio, Elena; Costa, Norberto; Losasso, Carmen; Barrucci, Federica; Mantovani, Claudio; Cibin, Veronica; Andrighetto, Iginio; Ricci, Antonia – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: The high incidence of foodborne disease among children suggests the value of health promotion. Children are a high-risk group so far as foodborne disease is concerned, although they may be hard to reach with training programmes. This research investigated the use of drawings, compared with questionnaires, to evaluate the impact of a…
Descriptors: Food, Safety Education, Health Promotion, Elementary School Students
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Seidel, Gabriele; Kaiser, Birgit; Lander, Jonas; Dierks, Marie-Luise – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: To determine whether Hannover Medical School's Patient University, which was developed as the first university-based health education institution in Germany, offers a valuable means of conveying health-related knowledge, competencies and the ability to reflect on health information to its participants. Design: Participatory health…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Patients, Health Education, Medical Schools
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Wheldon, Christopher W.; Daley, Ellen M.; Buhi, Eric R.; Baldwin, Julie A.; Nyitray, Alan G.; Giuliano, Anna R. – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination is recommended for all men who have sex with men (MSM) in the USA until the age of 26 years. Despite this recommendation, vaccine uptake remains low. The purpose of this study was to (1) describe salient beliefs related to HPV vaccination among young MSM; (2) determine factors that underlie these…
Descriptors: Microbiology, Immunization Programs, Decision Making, Males
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Adams Tucker, Leigh; George, Gavin; Reardon, Candice; Panday, Saadhna – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: Drawing on the perceptions of various key stakeholders, the paper explores the strengths and limitations of involving civil society organisations in the delivery of HIV and AIDS and sexuality education in South African schools. Design: Qualitative study with a cross-sectional design. Setting: Research was conducted at 16 public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Secondary School Students
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Garnett, Bernice R.; Becker, Kelly; Vierling, Danielle; Gleason, Cara; DiCenzo, Danielle; Mongeon, Louise – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: Less than half of young people in the USA are meeting the daily physical activity requirements of at least 60 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity. A mixed-methods pilot feasibility assessment of "Move it Move it!" was conducted in the Spring of 2014 to assess the impact of a before-school physical activity…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Program Evaluation, Incentives, Physical Activity Level
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Wirtz, Philip W.; Rohrbeck, Cynthia A. – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objectives: The identification of factors which influence peoples' preparation for health safety risks posed by natural and man-made disasters is a central concern in health education. Prior studies have generally approached this issue from either a cognitive or a social influence perspective, and have failed to recognise the increased importance…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Terrorism, Coping, Self Efficacy
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Carnegie, Elaine; Whittaker, Anne; Gray Brunton, Carol; Hogg, Rhona; Kennedy, Catriona; Hilton, Shona; Harding, Seeromanie; Pollock, Kevin G.; Pow, Janette – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: To examine cultural barriers and participant solutions regarding acceptance and uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine from the perspective of Black African, White-Caribbean, Arab, Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani young people. Methods: In total, 40 young people from minority ethnic communities in Scotland took part in a…
Descriptors: Cancer, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Immunization Programs, Interviews
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Evans, Rhiannon; Murphy, Simon; Scourfield, Jonathan; Turley, Ruth – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: The utilisation of evidence-based health interventions remains a challenge in educational settings. Although driving forward the scientific evidence-base may contribute to the diffusion of such approaches, abstract notions of population-level impact may not be seen as priorities in local. This paper considers the alternative forms of…
Descriptors: Health Programs, Intervention, Evidence, Decision Making
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Hutton, Alison; Whitehead, Dean; Ullah, Shahid – Health Education Journal, 2017
Purpose: Alcohol-related accidents and injuries occur disproportionately within young people--especially when gathering at social events. This study represents a partnership between a faith-based group of volunteers specifically trained to counsel and support young people to reduce their risk of alcohol-related harm, Adelaide City Council, and the…
Descriptors: Drinking, Health Behavior, Religion, Religious Factors
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Nyika, Lawrence; Murray-Orr, Anne – Health Education Journal, 2017
While the current literature recognises the capacity of diverse methodologies to provide informative understandings of health-promoting schools (HPS), there is a paucity of examples to show how different research strategies can be used. We address this knowledge gap by examining the significance of a critical race theory-social constructivist…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Constructivism (Learning), Health Promotion
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Laughman, Anna Bawtinhimer; Boselli, Danielle; Love, Magbis; Steuerwald, Nury; Symanowski, James; Blackley, Kris; Wheeler, Mellisa; Arevalo, Gustavo; Carrizosa, Daniel; Raghavan, Derek – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: This study examined the utility of living room and church-based small group educational sessions on breast cancer and mammography, for under-served Latinas in North Carolina, USA. Design: Non-randomised, single arm design. Setting: A total of 329 self-selected Latinas participated in 31 small group educational classes in church and home…
Descriptors: Intervention, Hispanic Americans, Females, Health Promotion
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Cooper, Cheryl; Sorensen, William; Yarbrough, Susan – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: To describe the use of Photovoice as a pedagogical tool to promote experiential learning and critical dialogue among participants on an undergraduate community health course. Design: A descriptive study of the use of the pedagogical tool Photovoice, based on three foundational education theories. Results: Based on teachers' reflective…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Photography, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students
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