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Nalukwago, Judith; Alaii, Jane; van den Borne, Bart; Bukuluki, Paul Mukisa; Kimbowa, Musa; Bockh, Emily; Coutinho, Sheila Marunga; Crutzen, Rik – Health Education Research, 2020
This study is a process evaluation of an adolescent-focused intervention of the USAID Communication for Healthy Communities program, in Uganda. We used mixed methods including observation, consultations and review of program documents to collect data on program coverage, reach and factors influencing implementation. Findings show that program…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Programs, Adolescents, Program Effectiveness
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Dono, Joanne; Miller, Caroline; Ettridge, Kerry; Wilson, Carlene – Health Education Research, 2020
A systematic scoping review of anti-smoking mass media campaign literature provided opportunity to explore how social normative theories and constructs are used to influence smoking cessation. Synthesis of findings was constrained by significant heterogeneity. Nevertheless, the results indicate that a broader conceptualization of social norm is…
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Social Behavior, Smoking, Health Promotion
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Winskell, K.; Sabben, G.; Akelo, V.; Ondeng'e, K.; Odero, I.; Mudhune, V. – Health Education Research, 2020
Electronic games delivered via smartphones have the potential to become valuable tools in HIV prevention in high-prevalence and low-resource international settings. To ground theoretical elaboration around novel mHealth interventions in contextual realities, it is important to understand the mechanisms of their effects as perceived by local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Rhodes, Scott D.; Alonzo, Jorge; Mann-Jackson, Lilli; Song, Eunyoung Y.; Tanner, Amanda E.; Garcia, Manuel; Smart, Benjamin D.; Baker, Logan S.; Eng, Eugenia; Reboussin, Beth A. – Health Education Research, 2020
The Latinx population in the United States is disproportionately affected by HIV. Our community-based participatory research partnership developed, implemented and evaluated a Spanish-language peer navigation intervention designed to increase HIV testing and condom use among social networks of immigrant Spanish-speaking Latinx gay, bisexual and…
Descriptors: Peer Counseling, Intervention, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention
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Rosenberg, M.; Lester, L.; Maitland, C.; Teal, R. – Health Education Research, 2019
Commercial companies invest in sport and arts sponsorship to align their brand with highly engaged spectators. Competing for spectator attention are government and non-government organizations promoting healthy lifestyles. This study investigated spectator engagement on the effectiveness of health messages promoted at sponsored events. Surveys…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Audience Response, Audiences, Adults
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Lorthios-Guilledroit, A.; Filiatrault, J.; Richard, L. – Health Education Research, 2019
Peer education is widely used as a health promotion strategy. However, few efforts have been undertaken to understand the implementation of peer-led health promotion programs (HPPs). This multiple-case study identifies factors facilitating the implementation of a peer-led HPP for older adults presenting with fear of falling ("Vivre en…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Health Programs, Health Promotion, Peer Teaching
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Strand, Mark A.; He, Meizi; Johnson, Ryan; Perry, Judith; Yin, Zenong – Health Education Research, 2019
High prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes has emerged as a concern in China. The Pathway to Health Program was designed to prevent type 2 diabetes onset in prediabetic women in a north China urban community. This process evaluation of a randomized controlled trial analysed participant surveys at the 6- and 12-month assessment times, participant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Health Promotion, Prevention
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Sadeghi, Reza; Mazloomy-Mahmoodabad, Seyed-Saeed; Rezaeian, Mohsen; Fallahzadeh, Hossein; Khanjani, Narges – Health Education Research, 2019
In recent years, the geographic information system (GIS) application has used the latest spatial data to help researchers make the right decisions in the shortest time. This study was conducted with the aim of using geographic information systems (ArcGIS) for selecting the best location for installing banners and billboards in a health campaign.…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Geographic Location, Signs, Health Promotion
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Evans, W. Douglas; Andrade, Elizabeth L.; Barrett, Nicole; Snider, Jeremy; Cleary, Sean; Edberg, Mark – Health Education Research, 2019
The authors designed and evaluated an innovative, branded campaign called 'Adelante' to promote positive youth development (PYD) and reduce risk behaviors among Latino youth near Washington, DC. Repeated cross-sectional surveys were conducted in the intervention and a comparison community to evaluate campaign exposure and changes in PYD outcomes.…
Descriptors: Marketing, Community Programs, Hispanic Americans, Adolescents
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Kim, Minjin; Lee, Haeok; Kiang, Peter; Allison, Jeroan – Health Education Research, 2019
Although Korean American women have a higher risk of developing cervical cancer, currently there are limited culturally relevant intervention strategies for improving primary prevention of cervical cancer by promoting HPV vaccination in this population. This study reports the development of a cross-cultural, cross-generational storytelling HPV…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Students, Females, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Arabyat, Rasha M.; Borrego, Matthew; Hamidovic, Ajna; Sleath, Betsy; Raisch, Dennis W. – Health Education Research, 2019
The non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) among college students is escalating at an alarming rate. A limited number of studies have utilized a theoretical framework to influence this behavior. To utilize the reasoned-action approach theory to design and evaluate a web-based intervention to influence students' attitudes, perceived norms…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, College Students, Student Attitudes, Social Attitudes
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Buller, M. K.; Bettinghaus, E. P.; Fluharty, L.; Andersen, P. A.; Slater, M. D.; Henry, K. L.; Liu, X.; Fullmer, S.; Buller, D. B. – Health Education Research, 2019
The homophily principle, that perceived similarities among people produce positive reactions, is a cross-cultural, global phenomenon. This study aimed to test the prediction that photographs that depict models similar to the target population improve health communication by increasing perceived identification in three racial/ethnic populations.…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Communication Strategies, Health Behavior
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Bernhart, J. A.; Dunn, C. G.; Wilcox, S.; Saunders, R. P.; Sharpe, P. A.; Stucker, J. – Health Education Research, 2019
Faith-based health promotion programs have been effective in increasing healthy eating (HE) and physical activity (PA). Very few reports exist regarding church leaders' anticipated and experienced barriers and facilitators to program implementation. Pastors (n = 38, 70%) and program coordinators (n = 54, 100%) from churches (N = 54) who attended a…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Churches, Barriers, Program Implementation
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Abbott, Laurie S.; Slate, Elizabeth H.; Lemacks, Jennifer L. – Health Education Research, 2019
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death among people living in the United States. Populations, especially minorities, living in the rural South are disproportionately affected by CVD and have greater CVD risk, morbidity and mortality. Culturally relevant cardiovascular health programs implemented in rural community settings can…
Descriptors: Heart Disorders, Death, At Risk Persons, Minority Groups
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Kegler, Michelle C.; Lea, Jaimie; Lebow-Skelley, Erin; Lefevre, Adrienne M.; Diggs, Pam; Haardrfer, Regine – Health Education Research, 2019
Smoke-free policies such as those required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development have the potential to reduce persistent income-related disparities in secondhand smoke exposure. To understand the implementation and enforcement process, as well as barriers and facilitators to compliance and enforcement, we conducted semi-structured…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Public Housing, Smoking, Health Promotion
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