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Halbert, Chanita Hughes; Bellamy, Scarlett; Briggs, Vanessa; Delmoor, Ernestine; Purnell, Joseph; Rogers, Rodney; Weathers, Benita; Johnson, Jerry C. – Health Education Research, 2017
Obesity and excess weight are significant clinical and public health issues that disproportionately affect African Americans because of physical inactivity and unhealthy eating. We compared the effects of alternate behavioral interventions on obesity-related health behaviors. We conducted a comparative effectiveness education trial in a…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Weight, Public Health, African Americans
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Wong, Mee Lian; Ng, Junice Y. S.; Chan, Roy K. W.; Chio, Martin T. W.; Lim, Raymond B. T.; Koh, David – Health Education Research, 2017
We assessed the efficacy of an individual-based behavioral intervention on sexually transmitted infections' (STI) risk-reduction behaviors in Singapore. A randomized controlled trial of a behavioral intervention compared to usual care was conducted on sexually active heterosexual adolescents aged 16-19 years attending the only public STI clinic.…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Behavior, Sex Education, Intervention
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Roncancio, A. M.; Ward, K. K.; Carmack, C. C.; Muñoz, B. T.; Cribbs, F. L. – Health Education Research, 2017
Rates of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series completion among adolescent Hispanic females in Texas in 2014 (~39%) lag behind the Healthy People 2020 goal (80%). This qualitative study identifies Hispanic mothers' salient behavioral, normative and control beliefs regarding having their adolescent daughters complete the vaccine series.…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Adolescents, Females, Mother Attitudes
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Keatley, David A.; Ferguson, Eamonn; Lonsdale, Adam; Hagger, Martin S. – Health Education Research, 2017
Binge drinking is associated with deleterious health, social and economic outcomes. This study explored the lay understanding of the causes of binge drinking in members of the general public in the United Kingdom and Australia. Participants in the United Kingdom (N = 133) and Australia (N = 102) completed a network diagram exercise requiring them…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Opinion, Etiology, Drinking
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Poteat, V. P.; Heck, N. C.; Yoshikawa, H.; Calzo, J. P. – Health Education Research, 2017
Sexual minority (e.g. lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning; LGBQ) and gender minority (e.g. transgender) youth experience myriad health risks. Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) are school-based settings where they may have opportunities to discuss substance use, mental health, and sexual health issues in ways that are safe and tailored to their…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Social Support Groups, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Yoon, S.; Lam, W. W. T.; Sham, J. T. L.; Lam, T. H. – Health Education Research, 2017
Despite substantial research into underage youth's source of alcohol, few studies have examined how they go about obtaining alcohol through various means. This study explored the nature of alcohol access by Chinese adolescents and how their own perceptions around alcohol availability influence them to source alcohol in particular ways. This…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescents
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Rowa-Dewar, Neneh; Rooke, Catriona; Amos, Amanda – Health Education Research, 2017
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are subject to considerable public health debate. Most public health experts agree that for smokers who find it particularly challenging to quit, e-cigarettes may reduce harm. E-cigarette use in the home may also reduce children's secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure, although e-cigarette vapour may pose risks. This…
Descriptors: Smoking, Public Health, Qualitative Research, Risk
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Ebbert, Jon O.; Little, Melissa A.; Klesges, Robert C.; Bursac, Zoran; Johnson, Karen C.; Thomas, Fridtjof; Vander Weg, Mark W. – Health Education Research, 2017
We compared the effectiveness of a "stepped care" approach with increasing treatment intensity ("Step Care") to one with repeated treatments ("Recycle") among cigarette smokers interested in quitting smoking. Step 1 of the Step Care intervention consisted of a single counseling session, nicotine patch for six weeks…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Behavior Change, Smoking
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Lau, Erica Y.; Saunders, Ruth P.; Beets, Michael W.; Cai, Bo; Pate, Russell R. – Health Education Research, 2017
Examining factors that influence implementation of key program components that underlie an intervention's success provides important information to inform the development of effective dissemination strategies. We examined direct and indirect effects of preschool capacity, quality of prevention support system and teacher characteristics on…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Teacher Characteristics, Preschool Teachers, Recess Breaks
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Story, Chandra R.; Gross, Tyra T.; Harvey, Idethia S.; Whitt-Glover, Melicia C. – Health Education Research, 2017
African-American women experience higher rates of obesity compared to other racial/ethnic groups. High levels of reported church attendance among African-Americans have led to the proliferation of faith-based health programs. Pastors can influence success for faith-based programs. The purpose of this study was to assess pastors' perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Qualitative Research, Clergy, African American Attitudes
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Widman, L.; Golin, C. E.; Kamke, K.; Massey, J.; Prinstein, M. J. – Health Education Research, 2017
Adolescent girls are at substantial risk of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. To reduce these risks, we developed Health Education And Relationship Training (HEART), a web-based intervention focused on developing sexual assertiveness skills and enhancing sexual decision-making. This study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Ethnicity, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexuality
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Rayens, Mary Kay; Ickes, Melinda J.; Butler, Karen M.; Wiggins, Amanda T.; Anderson, Debra G.; Hahn, Ellen J. – Health Education Research, 2017
Emerging tobacco product use is increasing. We evaluated factors associated with perceived risk of and intention to use waterpipe tobacco by surveying students at a large university in the southeastern U.S. (N = 667). Proportional odds modeling assessed whether demographic characteristics and social acceptability are associated with perceived risk…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Smoking, Risk
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Patten, Christi A.; Boyle, Raymond; Tinkelman, David; Brockman, Tabetha A.; Lukowski, Amy; Decker, Paul A.; D'Silva, Joanne; Lichtenstein, Edward; Zhu, Shu-Hong – Health Education Research, 2017
Evidence-based treatments (e.g. quitlines) are greatly underutilized by smokers limiting their public health impact. A three-session phone intervention for nonsmoking family members and friends (i.e. support persons) was successful for increasing smoker quitline enrollment. To enhance the intervention's potential translatability, in this study, we…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Smoking, Intervention, Adults
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King, R.; Warsi, S.; Amos, A.; Shah, S.; Mir, G.; Sheikh, A.; Siddiqi, K. – Health Education Research, 2017
Second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure is high among UK Bangladeshi and Pakistani populations, reflecting higher male smoking prevalence and fewer home smoking restrictions than the general population. The Muslim Communities Learning About Second-hand Smoke (MCLASS) study explored the feasibility and acceptability of implementing SHS education in 14 UK…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Intervention, Smoking, Foreign Countries
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Guillemont, Juliette; Cogordan, Chloé; Nalpas, Bertrand; Nguyen-Thanh, Vi?t; Richard, Jean-Baptiste; Arwidson, Pierre – Health Education Research, 2017
This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a web-based intervention to reduce alcohol consumption among hazardous drinkers. A two-group parallel randomized controlled trial was conducted among adults identified as hazardous drinkers according to the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test. The intervention delivers personalized normative…
Descriptors: Intervention, Web Based Instruction, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse
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