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Gowin, Mary; Wilkerson, Amanda; Maness, Sarah; Larson, Daniel J.; Crowson, H. Michael; Smith, Michael; Cheney, Marshall K. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Young adults are adopting wearables ahead of research. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the use of trackers through Social Cognitive Theory (SCT). Methods: SCT-guided individual interviews were conducted with young adults (n = 57). Typical case sampling was used to recruit college students (n = 35) and straight-to-work…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Measurement Equipment, Self Efficacy, College Students
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Duong, Hue Trong; Liu, Jiaying – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Research has documented the impact of descriptive norms on tobacco use, but few studies have investigated how media exposure shapes e-cigarette use norms. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine how exposure to e-cigarette-related news articles shapes individuals' descriptive norm perceptions about real-world e-cigarette use.…
Descriptors: Smoking, News Media, Mass Media Effects, Norms
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Tolma, Eleni L.; Stoner, Julie A.; Thomas, Cara; Engelman, Kimberly; Li, Ji; Dichkov, Aleksandar; Neely, Norma – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Breast cancer is an important public health issue among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women. However, there are very few published studies describing the evaluation of breast health promotion programs among AI/AN women. Purpose: To describe the formative evaluation of a multicomponent intervention to promote mammography…
Descriptors: American Indians, Females, Cancer, Public Health
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Shi, Junrong; Li, Yong – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Patients with diabetes and disabilities often have more difficulties in managing their diabetes. Little is known about how disabilities affect their use of diabetes education program. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between disabilities and diabetes education program use for patients with diabetes and…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Health Education, Patients, Correlation
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Bloyd Null, Dawn; Hasin, Afroza; Partridge, Julie; Welshimer, Kathleen – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: To date, research investigating workers' engagement in physical activity while working and living in constrictive environments is limited. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the determinants and prevalence of physical activity among mariners and to understand factors associated with exercise while working on the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Work Environment, Physical Environment, Semiskilled Workers
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MacCosham, Bradley; Gravelle, Francois; Morin, Joanne – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect in the world. Medical advancements in pediatric cardiac surgery have led to an increased number of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD). PA was discouraged for ACHD patients in the past however, today it is strongly encouraged for this population to remain active.…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Health Behavior, Adults, Heart Disorders
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Egan, Catherine A.; Webster, Collin A.; Beets, Michael W.; Weaver, R. Glenn; Russ, Laura; Michael, Daniel; Nesbitt, Danielle; Orendorff, Karie L. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Sedentarism is uniquely associated with numerous health problems (e.g., obesity). School-age youth spend a considerable portion of their time being sedentary, although relatively little attention has been given to examining youth sedentary time or behaviors during school.Purpose: This systematic review and meta-analysis examined…
Descriptors: Life Style, Health Behavior, Children, Adolescents
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Penn, Jeremy D.; Beseler Thompson, Erika L. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Email surveys of health behaviors are convenient and low cost, but concerns remain regarding data accuracy and implications for health promotion. Purpose: Compare the accuracy of email-collected survey data with classroom-collected data on college students' alcohol use, and compare strategies for addressing inaccuracies, including…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Student Surveys, Health Behavior, College Students
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Kinney, Dee A.; Nabors, Laura A.; Merianos, Ashley L.; Vidourek, Rebecca A. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Nearly half of all college students do not engage in the recommended amount of physical activity which may contribute to chronic diseases such as obesity. Purpose: To investigate college students' use and perceptions of wearable fitness trackers (WFTs) and the impact on confidence and motivation for increasing physical activity.…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Measurement Equipment, Physical Fitness
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Wilkerson, Amanda H.; Bhochhibhoya, Shristi; Dragicevic, Adriana; Umstattd Meyer, M. Renée – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Workplace interventions have utilized standing desks to reduce sedentary behavior. However, minimal information is available concerning factors that impact use of standing desks under real working conditions. Purpose: To qualitatively explore factors that influence standing desk use under real working conditions. Methods: Individual…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Health Behavior, Life Style, Barriers
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Kim, Hyang-Sook; Kim, Kyongseok – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Despite previous efforts to improve health literacy through entertainment media, current practice seems to address only a few public health topics. Purpose: We examined the impact of supplementary open captions about medical terminology related to physical injuries that might lead to chronic health conditions on the acquisition and…
Descriptors: Injuries, Medicine, Vocabulary, Chronic Illness
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Evans, Retta R.; Horton, Jacqueline A.; Skelton, Kara Renee – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommends that breast health should be taught during the teen years. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the process of developing a revision of the Champion's Health Belief Model Scale (CHBMS), appropriate for adolescent females, which…
Descriptors: Females, Human Body, Adolescents, Knowledge Level
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Sypes, Emma E.; McWhirter, Jennifer E. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: State-level legislation regulates the posting of health warning labels (HWLs) in indoor tanning (IT) salons in the United States. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the content and appearance of state-level legislation-mandated IT HWLs. Methods: We conducted a directed content analysis of IT HWLs, evaluating location,…
Descriptors: Merchandise Information, Health Education, Safety Education, Cancer
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Griffiths, Lisa A.; Griffiths, Mark A. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Public health professionals advocate school-based and community physical activity (PA) interventions as an effective method to increase PA levels and improve physical fitness. Purpose: This evaluation independently assessed a school-community linked PA intervention by exploring the provision, process, and impact of the program and its…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Physical Activities, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Nolan, Rachael D.; Hallam, Jeffrey S. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Death education is focused on the lifestyle behavioral and emotional aspects of grief. Although several interventions exist that aim to influence grief, many have not been theoretically examined and have lacked valid and reliable instrumentation. Purpose: This study described a construct validity approach used to develop and validate…
Descriptors: Grief, Affective Measures, Test Construction, Construct Validity
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