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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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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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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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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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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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Nandha, B.; Meenakshy, V.; Abdul Khader, Nazer; Vijayakumar, K. N.; Jambulingam, P. – Health Education Research, 2019
Lymphatic filariasis (LF), a neglected tropical disease is targeted for elimination globally by 2020. National Health Policy of India set the goal by 2017 and annual single-dose mass drug administration (MDA) with anti-filarial drugs is in operation in endemic districts since 2004. Performance and effectiveness of MDA was diverse across the nation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Diseases, Immunization Programs
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Zhao, Xiaoquan; Peterson, Emily B.; Oh, Kyeung Mi; Cai, Xiaomei – Health Education Research, 2019
First-generation Chinese and Korean male immigrants in the United States are at high risk for tobacco use. This study pilot-tested a graphic, native-language text-messaging intervention to promote smoking cessation among these groups. First-generation Chinese and Korean male immigrant smokers (N = 71) were recruited from the Washington DC area.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Chinese Americans, Korean Americans, Smoking
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Passmore, S.; Jones, L. – Health Education Research, 2019
There has been an emphasis on schools to promote healthy lifestyles and many intervention programmes have attempted this. Most programmes are evaluated at the time and/or shortly afterwards. This is a review of the impact and sustainability of the Health for Life programme 2--5 years after the initial phase. It captures the experiences of the…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Health Promotion, Life Style
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Ou, Judy Y.; Warner, Echo L.; Nam, Gina E.; Martel, Laura; Carbajal-Salisbury, Sara; Fuentes, Vicky; Wetter, David W.; Kirchhoff, Anne C.; Kepka, Deanna – Health Education Research, 2019
Hispanics have the lowest colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates of all racial/ethnic groups and comprise the largest proportion of low-income manual laborers in the nation. We partnered with businesses to implement a community health worker (CHW)-led intervention among Hispanic workers in service-related and manual labor occupations, which often…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Cancer, Health Promotion, Health Behavior
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Noonan, D.; Silva, S.; Njuru, J.; Bishop, T.; Fish, L. J.; Simmons, L. A.; Choi, S. H.; Pollak, K. I. – Health Education Research, 2018
Text-based interventions are effective for smoking cessation, but have not been tested in rural older adults. The purpose of this study was to compare the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a text-based Scheduled Gradual Reduction (SGR) program to a non-SGR text messaging support condition among rural older adults. Adults over…
Descriptors: Smoking, Prevention, Intervention, Rural Areas
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Perepezko, K.; Tingey, L.; Sato, P.; Rastatter, S.; Ruggiero, C.; Gittelsohn, J. – Health Education Research, 2018
Youth obesity is a major public health problem in the United States, especially among urban-based, minority youth. The B'More Healthy Communities for Kids (BHCK) trial worked at multiple levels of the food environment, including carryouts, to increase access to and demand for healthy, affordable foods. The objective of this article is to describe…
Descriptors: Food, Intervention, Obesity, Low Income
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Rameshbabu, Anjali; Reddy, Diane M.; Ports, Katie A. – Health Education Research, 2018
This intervention sought to bring about a dietary behavior change among individuals who are vulnerable to negative health outcomes and behaviors. Using a randomized controlled trial, we examined the efficacy of a six-week Education + "Self-Regulation" intervention against an Education Only condition in reducing saturated fat intake among…
Descriptors: Diseases, Health Promotion, Behavior Change, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Ruggiero, C. F.; Poirier, L.; Trude, A. C. B.; Yang, T.; Schwendler, T.; Gunen, B.; Loh, I. H.; Perepezko, K.; Nam, C. S.; Sato, P.; Gittelsohn, J. – Health Education Research, 2018
B'More Healthy Communities for Kids was a multi-level, multi-component obesity prevention intervention to improve access, demand and consumption of healthier foods and beverages in 28 low-income neighborhoods in Baltimore City, MD. Process evaluation assesses the implementation of an intervention and monitor progress. To the best of our knowledge,…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness, Child Health, Obesity
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Quilliam, E. T.; McKay, B. A.; Lapinski, M. K.; Viken, G.; Plasencia, J.; Wang, Z.; Fraser, A. – Health Education Research, 2018
Millions of dollars have been spent on the design and dissemination of educational materials to improve handwashing to prevent infectious diseases. School-age children have been the focus of many of these efforts; yet little is known about the content of these materials. This study uses content analysis to examine the theoretical and motivational…
Descriptors: Hygiene, Health Promotion, Child Health, Health Behavior
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Carvajal, S. C.; Huang, S.; Bell, M. L.; Denman, C.; Guernsey de Zapien, J.; Cornejo, E.; Chang, J.; Staten, L. K.; Rosales, C. – Health Education Research, 2018
Chronic diseases are the primary health burden among Mexican-origin populations and health promotion efforts have not been able to change negative population trends. This research presents behavioral and subjective health impacts of two related community health worker (CHW) interventions conducted in the US-Mexico border region. "Pasos…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Public Health, Health Promotion, Mexican Americans
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