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Hamilton-Ekeke, Joy-Telu; Abam, Regina Patricia; Ogobiri, Eunice – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2020
Purpose: The study determined the level of health literacy in terms of knowledge of drug abuse as well as its application in making healthy decisions among secondary school students in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Method: Three research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. Survey-design was utilised and 260…
Descriptors: Wellness, Secondary School Students, Health Promotion, Foreign Countries
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VanderMolen, Julia; Brew, Ranelle – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2020
Purpose: The study of health literacy and general literacy are closely related, but not identical. Health literacy has received some attention in clinical education (Coleman & Appy, 2012; Coleman, Nguyen, Garvin, Sou, & Carney, 2016), but is not often explored in health education research and teaching. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Health Education, Competence, Advocacy
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Shields, Margaret; Thomas, Kate H.; Bernard, Chandelle; Lumsden, Duncan – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2020
Purpose: While military mental health has been a topic of interest in recent years, the relationship between branch of military service and female veteran mental health outcomes has been under-explored. Female veterans are six times more likely to commit suicide than civilian counterparts, and present posttraumatic stress (PTS) rates that sit at…
Descriptors: Females, Veterans, Armed Forces, Military Service
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Shields, Margaret; Hunnell, William; Tucker, Melanie; Price, Annie – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2020
Purpose: Anxiety disorders are a common mental health problem on college campuses. Underused creative programs offer intrinsic value to the successful integration of college students. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of the use of building block therapy (LEGO® ) in stress management/reduction in comparison to traditional art…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Anxiety, College Students, Art Therapy
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Lanier, Jacqueline; Wodika, Alicia – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2020
Purpose: A primary responsibility in health education is to assess community health needs, which is often a difficult skill to master for the entry level health educator. This article outlines the outcomes of a long-term study of an undergraduate needs assessment course where students completed a real-world assessment with a community partner…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teamwork, Health Education, Community Needs
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Willis, Kent; Tuell, Christina; Marzilli, Colleen – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2020
Purpose: Technology is an important part of healthcare in the United States. There are opportunities for a better understanding of how technology and digital health can improve health and healthcare. The purpose of this study was to answer two research questions. The first research question was, what is the understanding of digital health in the…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, Access to Health Care, Access to Information
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Macido, Antony – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2019
Purpose: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a growing problem in the United States and worldwide. Diabetes possesses a significant burden on the healthcare costs. An evidence-based, practical, and economically feasible strategy to tackle the growing burden of DM is imminent. Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) is the backbone to improve…
Descriptors: Patient Education, Diabetes, Nurses, Patients
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Wodika, Alicia; Rhodes, Darson – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2019
Purpose: The aim of this study was to better understand how program planning and evaluation courses prepare students for their future careers in various health settings. Participants (n=20) from three different institutions with Health Education programs in the U.S. participated in the study. Methods: A modified snow-ball sampling technique was…
Descriptors: Health Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Alumni
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Thomas, Kehinde Adesina; Uwandu, Chisom Norberth – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2019
Purpose: Nutrition education through low cost information and communication technologies could improve the quality of health service delivery and build up health workers' capacity especially at the primary health care level. The study examined the utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for nutrition education in Imo state,…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Teaching Methods, Information Technology, Primary Health Care
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Hancher-Rauch, Heidi L.; Britt-Spells, Angelitta; Wojtyna, Amie; Standish, Megan – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2019
Purpose: The Internet is a key resource for college students seeking health information, but it is unclear how well students are trained to evaluate the quality of information accessed. This pilot study sought to determine the sources and critical appraisal of health information accessed by public health students enrolled in a midwestern…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, College Students, Health, Student Behavior
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Evans, Melissa S.; Massey-Stokes, Marilyn; Denson, Kathleen – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to: (a) evaluate the effectiveness of a required Health-Related Fitness (HRF) course in changing dietary behaviors among community college (CC) students, and (b) explore student perceptions about the effectiveness of HRF curriculum activities in changing behaviors. Methods: Pre- and…
Descriptors: Health Related Fitness, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Food
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Johns, Judith A.; Moyer, Matthew T. – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2018
Purpose: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, effective health education curricula feature instructional strategies and learning experiences built on theoretical approaches that have effectively influenced health-related behaviors among youth. The attitudes, beliefs and norms (ABN) domain is proposed as an alternative to…
Descriptors: Health Education, Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Health Behavior
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Toth, Sarah E.; Evans, Retta R.; O'Neal, Marcia R.; Highfill, M. Christine – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2018
The elementary classroom offers a potentially favorable setting to impact student health. However, research indicates that Elementary Health Education (EHE) is frequently omitted or haphazardly delivered. Traditional efforts in educational change have had limited success and lack a theoretical foundation. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: School Districts, Health Education, Elementary Education, School Readiness
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Tettey, Naa-Solo – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2018
Understanding the social determinants of health, health equity, and social justice from a social ecological perspective is vital for public health students. This paper provides an example of a creative method for teaching health disparities, using the HBO television series "The Wire." Methods: The pedagogical strength of "The…
Descriptors: Public Health, Health Education, Access to Health Care, Teaching Methods
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Robinson, Jenelle N.; Stanford, Jevetta; Webb, Fern Jureidini – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate adolescent satisfaction with the curriculum HealthSpeaks. HealthSpeaks was designed to use poetry to increase awareness about healthy behaviors and health conditions. Research has shown that using poetry in education and related fields promotes social connections, information retention, and awareness among…
Descriptors: Poetry, Health Education, Adolescents, Satisfaction
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