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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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Wiggers, Danielle; Reid, Jessica L.; Hammond, David – Health Education Research, 2020
The current study examined the efficacy of health warnings on caffeinated energy drinks (CEDs). Participants aged 12-24 years (n = 2040) completed an online survey where they were asked to recall any existing warning statements on CED products and were randomized to one of 29 experimental warning conditions. Regression models were fitted to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Merchandise Information, Health Promotion, Stimulants
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Sharp, Paul; Bottorff, Joan L.; Oliffe, John L.; Hunt, Kate; Caperchione, Cristina M. – Health Education Research, 2020
Preventive lifestyle interventions are needed to address challenges in engaging men in conventional health programmes. This process evaluation examined the feasibility and acceptability of HAT TRICK, a gender-sensitized programme targeting physical activity, healthy eating and social connectedness. A mixed-methods approach was utilized to examine…
Descriptors: Prevention, Life Style, Intervention, Health Promotion
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Farewell, Charlotte V.; Puma, Jini; Bergling, Emily; Webb, Julie; Quinlan, Jennie; Shah, Puja; Maiurro, Emily – Health Education Research, 2020
Obesity and overweight in early childhood have detrimental impacts on children's health and development. Changing policy, system and environmental features focused on physical activity and healthy eating behaviors as part of health promotion interventions can play a key role in prevention strategies in early childhood education settings. These…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Health Promotion, Program Implementation, Evidence Based Practice
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Vu, Milkie; King, Adrian R.; Jang, Hyun Min; Bednarczyk, Robert A. – Health Education Research, 2020
Georgia experiences higher human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancer burden and lower HPV vaccine uptake compared with national estimates. Using the P3 model that concomitantly assesses practice-, provider- and patient-level factors influencing health behaviors, we examined facilitators of and barriers to HPV vaccine promotion and uptake in…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Immunization Programs, Barriers, Allied Health Personnel
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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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Gwede, Clement K.; Sutton, Steven K.; Chavarria, Enmanuel A.; Gutierrez, Liliana; Abdulla, Rania; Christy, Shannon M.; Lopez, Diana; Sanchez, Julian; Meade, Cathy D. – Health Education Research, 2019
Despite established benefits, colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is underutilized among Latinos/Hispanics. We conducted a pilot 2-arm randomized controlled trial evaluating efficacy of two intervention conditions on CRC screening uptake among Latinos receiving care in community clinics. Participants (N = 76) were aged 50-75, most were foreign-born,…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Health Promotion, Intervention, Hispanic Americans
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Ko, Dami; Myung, Eunyoung; Moon, Tae-Joon; Shah, Dhavan V. – Health Education Research, 2019
Although low socio-economic status (SES) persons with diabetes show low levels of physical activity (PA), there is limited knowledge regarding which media is effective in improving their PA. This study aimed to determine the appropriate media for providing PA-related information to persons with diabetes in low SES compared with those in high SES.…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Diabetes, Physical Activity Level, Mass Media Effects
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