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Araz-Ledezma, Ana B.; Massar, Karlijn; Kok, Gerjo – Health Education Research, 2020
Adolescents in Panama face multiple challenges to their sexual health, rights and well-being such as high rates of teenage pregnancy (~30% of all pregnancies), increased HIV infections and sexual violence. In the absence of sufficient evidence-based data and an ongoing debate in Panamanian society about how to approach "adolescents' health…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Decision Making, Environmental Influences
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Weiger, C. V.; Alexander, T. N.; Moran, M. B. – Health Education Research, 2020
Smoking education and prevention campaigns have had marked success in reducing rates of tobacco use among adolescents, however, disparities in use continue to exist. It is critical to assess if adolescents at risk for tobacco use are being exposed to antitobacco campaigns. We used data from Wave 2 of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Education, Health Programs, Prevention
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Hoffmann, Laura; Mlinaric, Martin; Mlard, Nora; Leo, Teresa; Grard, Adeline; Lindfors, Pirjo; Kunst, Anton E.; Richter, Matthias – Health Education Research, 2020
School tobacco policies (STPs) are a crucial strategy to reduce adolescents smoking. Existing studies have investigated STPs predominantly from a school-related 'insider' view. Yet, little is known about barriers that are not identified from the 'schools' perspective', such as perceptions of local stakeholders. Forty-six expert interviews from…
Descriptors: Barriers, Program Implementation, School Policy, Prevention
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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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Gittelsohn, J.; Jock, B.; Poirier, L.; Wensel, C.; Pardilla, M.; Fleischhacker, S.; Bleich, S.; Swartz, J.; Trude, Angela C. B. – Health Education Research, 2020
OPREVENT2 was a multilevel, multicomponent (MLMC) adult obesity prevention that sought to improve access and demand for healthier food and physical activity opportunities in six Native American communities in the Southwest and Midwest. OPREVENT2 worked with worksites, food stores, schools (grades 2-6), through social media and mailings, and with a…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Intervention, Obesity, Health Behavior
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Bonnesen, Camilla Thørring; Jensen, Marie P.; Madsen, Katrine R.; Toftager, Mette; Rosing, Johanne A.; Krølner, Rikke F. – Health Education Research, 2020
Process evaluation of public health interventions is important for understanding intervention results and can help explain why interventions succeed or fail. This study evaluated implementation of a school-based intervention combining educational and environmental strategies to prevent stress among Danish high school students. We investigated dose…
Descriptors: Prevention, Stress Variables, Public Health, Educational Strategies
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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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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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Shadel, William G.; Martino, Steven C.; Setodji, Claude M.; Dunbar, Michael; Scharf, Deborah; Creswell, Kasey G. – Health Education Research, 2019
This experiment tested whether the presence of graphic health warning labels on cigarette packages deterred adult smokers from purchasing cigarettes at retail point-of-sale (POS), and whether individual difference variables moderated this relationship. The study was conducted in the RAND StoreLab (RSL), a life-sized replica of a convenience store…
Descriptors: Merchandise Information, Pictorial Stimuli, Prevention, Smoking
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Salami, Kabiru K.; Ayegboyin, Matthew; Adedeji, Isaac A. – Health Education Research, 2019
The outbreak of deadliest and most widespread Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West African countries was not only unexpected but also sudden in places like Nigeria. The epidemic was an indication of weak health systems characterised by inadequate precautions and low knowledge of containment. Although Nigeria was able to contain EVD much earlier,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prevention, Communicable Diseases, Motor Vehicles
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Jones, J.; Carter, B.; Wilkerson, R.; Kramer, C. – Health Education Research, 2019
This study assessed attitudes toward HIV and awareness of previous HIV prevention campaigns among young black men in the United States of America (USA). The study also ascertained the appropriateness of HIV testing messages for young black men and explored the use of social networking sites to deliver HIV testing messages for social media…
Descriptors: Social Media, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Males
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Wong, Josephine Pui-Hing; Kteily-Hawa, Roula; Chambers, Lori A.; Hari, Shriya; Vijaya, Chikermane; Suruthi, Ragulan; Islam, Shazia; Vahabi, Mandana – Health Education Research, 2019
Story-based learning is well recognized as an effective strategy for adult health education. However, there is a scarcity of research on story-based health education among women in South Asian diasporic communities. To address this gap, we undertook a pilot study in Toronto to explore how South Asian women respond to the use of fact-based and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Health Behavior, Asians
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Cavallo, Dana A.; Kong, Grace; Ells, Daniel M.; Camenga, Deepa R.; Morean, Meghan E.; Krishnan-Sarin, Suchitra – Health Education Research, 2019
Rates of e-cigarette use are high among youth, and there is little known about the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes. Since peer influence is a powerful determinant of tobacco use, we aimed to identify message themes about e-cigarettes that youth would use to encourage or discourage peers from using e-cigarettes. We conducted 10 focus…
Descriptors: Smoking, Prevention, Youth, Peer Influence
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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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