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Treloar, Carla; Rance, Jake; Laybutt, Becky; Crawford, Sione – Health Education Research, 2012
Despite advances in understanding the structural contexts in which drug use occurs and shifts beyond the individual-level focus of adult education theory, peer education models remain wedded to questions of individual behaviour. Our analysis examines the structural context of peer education and its implications for peer training. People who inject…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Drug Use, Peer Teaching, Models
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Dreisinger, Mariah L.; Boland, Elizabeth M.; Filler, Carl D.; Baker, Elizabeth A.; Hessel, Amy S.; Brownson, Ross C. – Health Education Research, 2012
Within the realm of obesity prevention research, there have been many promising interventions to improve physical activity and nutrition among diverse target populations. However, very little information is known about the dissemination and replication of these interventions. In 2007 and 2008 as part of a larger obesity prevention initiative,…
Descriptors: Obesity, Intervention, Physical Activities, Prevention
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Elder, John P.; Lytle, Leslie; Sallis, James F.; Young, Deborah Rohm; Steckler, Allan; Simons-Morton, Denise; Stone, Elaine; Jobe, Jared B.; Stevens, June; Lohman, Tim; Webber, Larry; Pate, Russell; Saksvig, Brit I.; Ribisl, Kurt – Health Education Research, 2007
Social-ecological (SE) models are becoming more widely used in health behavior research. Applying SE models to the design of interventions is challenging because models must be tailor-made for each behavior and population, other theories need to be integrated into multi-level frameworks, and empirical research to guide model development is…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Females
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Wilson, Mark; Allen, Diane D.; Li, Jun Corser – Health Education Research, 2006
This paper compares the approach and resultant outcomes of item response models (IRMs) and classical test theory (CTT). First, it reviews basic ideas of CTT, and compares them to the ideas about using IRMs introduced in an earlier paper. It then applies a comparison scheme based on the AERA/APA/NCME "Standards for Educational and…
Descriptors: Health Education, Self Efficacy, Health Behavior, Measures (Individuals)
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Simovska, V. – Health Education Research, 2004
The paper addresses the issue of student participation from the perspective of the health-promoting schools initiative. It draws on experience from the Macedonian Network of Health-Promoting Schools and its collaboration with the Danish as well as other country networks within the European Network of Health-Promoting Schools. Student participation…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Democracy, Student Participation, Foreign Countries