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Mercken, L.; Moore, L.; Crone, M. R.; De Vries, H.; De Bourdeaudhuij, I.; Lien, N.; Fagiano, F.; Vitoria, P. D.; Van Lenthe, F. J. – Health Education Research, 2012
Preventing smoking initiation among adolescents of lower socio-economic groups is crucial for the reduction of socio-economic inequalities in health. The aim of the present study was to examine whether effective smoking prevention interventions in Europe are equally effective among adolescents of low- and high-socio-economic status (SES). As part…
Descriptors: Intervention, Economic Status, Smoking, Prevention
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O'Dea, Jennifer A.; Wagstaff, Samantha – Health Education Research, 2011
This national study examined student breakfast consumption and nutritional quality of breakfast in 2000 and 2006 by gender, school grade, school socioeconomic status (SES) and weight status after the implementation of a national breakfast promotion campaign. Participants were 4237 schoolchildren in grades 2-12 from 32 schools in 2000 and 5645…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Eating Habits, Scientific Concepts, Foreign Countries
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Ridgers, Nicola D.; Carter, Laura M.; Stratton, Gareth; McKenzie, Thomas L. – Health Education Research, 2011
School playtime (recess) provides children an opportunity to engage in a range of active and sedentary play behaviors on a daily basis. However, little data have investigated changes in playtime behaviors over time. The aim of this study was to investigate how children's physical activity levels, the size of their social group, play behaviors and…
Descriptors: Play, Intervals, Physical Activities, Antisocial Behavior
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Bauer, K. W.; Neumark-Sztainer, D.; Hannan, P. J.; Fulkerson, J. A.; Story, M. – Health Education Research, 2011
Identifying factors that contribute to students' behavior and weight improvements during school-based obesity prevention interventions is critical for the development of effective programs. The current study aims to determine whether the support and resources that adolescent girls received from their families were associated with improvements in…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Composition, Intervention, Physical Activities
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Galbraith, Jennifer S.; Herbst, Jeffrey H.; Whittier, David K.; Jones, Patricia L.; Smith, Bryce D.; Uhl, Gary; Fisher, Holly H. – Health Education Research, 2011
The concept of core elements was developed to denote characteristics of an intervention, such as activities or delivery methods, presumed to be responsible for the efficacy of evidence-based behavioral interventions (EBIs) for HIV/AIDS prevention. This paper describes the development of a taxonomy of core elements based on a literature review of…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Disease Control, Prevention, Classification
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Vogel, Ineke; Brug, Johannes; Van Der Ploeg, Catharina P. B.; Raat, Hein – Health Education Research, 2011
Analogue to occupational noise-induced hearing loss, MP3-induced hearing loss may be evolving into a significant social and public health problem. To inform prevention strategies and interventions, this study investigated correlates of adolescents' risky MP3-player listening behavior primarily informed by protection motivation theory. We invited…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Health, Audio Equipment, Handheld Devices
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Lee, Christina S.; Hayes, Rashelle B.; McQuaid, Elizabeth L.; Borrelli, Belinda – Health Education Research, 2010
Introduction. Only one previous study on minority retention in smoking cessation treatment has been conducted (Nevid JS, Javier RA, Moulton JL III. "Factors predicting participant attrition in a community-based, culturally specific smoking cessation program for Hispanic smokers." "Health Psychol" 1996; 15: 226-29). We investigated predictors of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Smoking, Diseases, Home Visits
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De Cocker, Katrien A.; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse M.; Cardon, Greet M. – Health Education Research, 2010
Pedometer use and step count goals have become popular in physical activity (PA) interventions in different settings. Previous pedometer-based workplace interventions were short term, uncontrolled and executed outside Europe. This European quasi-experimental study evaluated the effects of a 20-week pedometer-based PA workplace intervention.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Physical Activities, Health Promotion
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Bansal-Travers, Maansi; Cummings, K. Michael; Hyland, Andrew; Brown, Anthony; Celestino, Paula – Health Education Research, 2010
The objective of this study was to test the efficacy of specially designed educational materials to correct misperceptions held by smokers about nicotine, nicotine medications, low tar cigarettes, filters and product ingredients. To accomplish this, 682 New York State Smokers' Quitline callers were randomized to one of two groups: control group…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Smoking, Knowledge Level
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Byrnes, Hilary F.; Miller, Brenda A.; Aalborg, Annette E.; Plasencia, Ana V.; Keagy, Carolyn D. – Health Education Research, 2010
Reliability and validity of intervention studies are impossible without adequate program fidelity, as it ensures that the intervention was implemented as designed and allows for accurate conclusions about effectiveness (Bellg AJ, Borrelli B, Resnick B "et al." Enhancing treatment fidelity in health behavior change studies: best practices…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, Health Behavior, Behavior Modification
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Vogel, Ineke; Brug, Johannes; Van Der Ploeg, Catharina P. B.; Raat, Hein – Health Education Research, 2010
There is an increasing population at risk of hearing loss and tinnitus due to increasing high-volume music listening. To inform prevention strategies and interventions, this study aimed to identify important protection motivation theory-based constructs as well as the constructs "consideration of future consequences" and "habit…
Descriptors: Music, Prevention, Behavior Modification, Adolescents
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Han, Hae-Ra; Lee, H.; Kim, M. T.; Kim, K. B. – Health Education Research, 2009
Despite rapidly increasing incidence rates of breast cancer, recent immigrants such as Korean-American (KA) women report disproportionately lower utilization of screening tests compared with other ethnic groups. Early screening of breast cancer for this population may be greatly facilitated by indigenous lay health workers (LHWs). We conducted an…
Descriptors: Intervention, Females, Health Personnel, Screening Tests
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Araujo-Soares, Vera; McIntyre, Teresa; Sniehotta, Falko F. – Health Education Research, 2009
This paper aims to test the direct predictors of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB), action planning and coping planning as predictors of changes in physical activity (PA) in 157 adolescents (mean age: 12). TPB measures, the Action Planning and Coping Planning Scales (APCPS) and the International Physical Activity Questionnaires were measured…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals), Intention
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Haerens, L.; De Bourdeaudhuij, I.; Barba, G.; Eiben, G.; Fernandez, J.; Hebestreit, A.; Kovacs, E.; Lasn, H.; Regber, S.; Shiakou, M.; De Henauw, S. – Health Education Research, 2009
One purpose of "identification and prevention of dietary- and lifestyle-induced health effects in children and infants" (IDEFICS) is to implement a standardized community-based multi-component healthy eating intervention for younger children in eight different countries. The present study describes important influencing factors for dietary…
Descriptors: Intervention, Focus Groups, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction
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Primack, Brian A.; Fine, Danielle; Yang, Christopher K.; Wickett, Dustin; Zickmund, Susan – Health Education Research, 2009
Although media literacy represents an innovative venue for school-based antismoking programming, studies have not systematically compared student impressions of these and traditional programs. This study utilized data from a randomized trial comparing these two types of programs. After each program, students responded to three open-ended questions…
Descriptors: Coding, Comparative Analysis, Educational Innovation, Assignments
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