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Browne, Cherylea J. – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Introductory anatomy and physiology provide a core knowledge base to students within clinical health science courses. Increased student numbers, as well as reduced access to laboratory-based cadaveric resources, have created a need for enhanced learning approaches to support learning. The streamlining of courses has also resulted in the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Satisfaction, Electronic Learning, Educational Resources
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Wongtongkam, Nualnong – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Emotional distress, which includes stress, anxiety and depression, is considered a substantial mental health problem among university students because of its effects on academic achievement and well-being. The purpose of this paper is to examine levels of emotional distress, self-esteem, social support and coping methods and predicted…
Descriptors: Coping, Emotional Disturbances, Social Support Groups, Academic Achievement
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Hatefnia, Effat; Raoofi, Azam – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease and a growing global health problem. It is estimated that about 200m people are suffering from this disease in the world. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the perceptions and factors influencing the intention to do regular physical activities in order to prevent osteoporosis in Iranian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intention, Physical Activities, Exercise
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Alshehri, Saad Zafir; Byrne, Jenny; Grace, Marcus – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate how and why Saudi Arabian students engage in specific health risk behaviours (HRBs), and if there are gender differences. Design/methodology/approach: In order to find out the situation regarding university students in Saudi Arabia, quantitative data were collected by administering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Risk
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Dooris, Mark; Farrier, Alan; Powell, Susan; Holt, Maxine – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on an evaluation of the UK Healthy Universities Network (UKHUN), which explored engagement of network members; identified what members value about the network; examined facilitators and barriers to engagement; and informed the network's future development. Design/methodology/approach: The study was a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Systems Approach, Networks, Universities
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Ma, Zexin; Nan, Xiaoli; Qin, Yan; Zhou, Peiyuan – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: China and the USA are among the countries where depression is most prevalent. However, the treatment rate of depression is relatively low in these two countries. Negative attitudes toward depression is one of the major contributor to the low-treatment rate. The purpose of this paper is to examine the use of narratives to promote positive…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Positive Behavior Supports, Depression (Psychology), Cultural Context
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Wright, Jan; O'Flynn, Gabrielle; Welch, Rosie – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Health education still tends to be dominated by an approach designed to achieve individual behaviour change through the provision of knowledge to avoid risk. In contrast, a critical inquiry approach educates children and young people to develop their capacity to engage critically with knowledge, through reasoning, problem solving and…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Davies, Emma L.; Law, Cara; Hennelly, Sarah E. – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Many existing interventions to reduce excessive drinking in university students attempt to target individual cognitions, which ignore the wider contextual features that drive excessive drinking and mark this as an important aspect of university life. The purpose of this paper is to explore students' views about preventing excessive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Young Adults
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Leal, Acácia Gonçalves Ferreira; Vancini, Rodrigo Luiz; Gentil, Paulo; Benedito-Silva, Ana Amélia; da Silva, Antonio Carlos; Campos, Mário Hebling; Andrade, Marilia Santos; de Lira, Claudio Andre Barbosa – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to assess the knowledge on sport and exercise science held by a sample of Brazilian physiotherapists, nutritionists and physical educators. Design/methodology/approach: A cross-sectional research design was used. The answers given by 1,147 professionals (300 physiotherapists, 705 physical educators and 142…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physiology, Allied Health Personnel, Therapy
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Camp, Sarah-Jayne; Sherlock-Smith, Anna C.; Davies, Emma L. – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Sexual assault is prevalent on UK University campuses, and prevention efforts are being increased. However, at present there is limited evidence about UK students' attitudes towards sexual assault prevention and what they think should be done to effectively address the issue. The purpose of this paper is to explore these views to provide…
Descriptors: Rape, Student Attitudes, Prevention, Case Studies
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Kim, Sojung Claire; Namkoong, Kang; Fung, Timothy; Heo, Kwangjun; Gunther, Albert – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Although Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection in the USA, much controversy exists with respect to HPV vaccination, especially among parents of adolescents. Previous research has shown that exemplars in the media influence public opinion estimates about controversial social issues.…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Prevention, Immunization Programs, Public Opinion
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Stewart-Brown, Sarah; Cader, Mizaya; Walker, Thomas; Janjua, Sabah; Hanson, Emma; Chilton, Anne-Marie – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the evaluation of a universal, mental well-being and mindfulness programme in a UK graduate entry medical school. Design/methodology/approach: Mixed methods used in the paper were the measurement of mental well-being and mindfulness in two cohorts at three time points over 15 months; descriptive,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Well Being, Foreign Countries, Medical Students
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Ohtsuki, Makoto; Shibata, Katsumi; Fukuwatari, Tutomu; Sasaki, Yuko; Nakai, Kunihiko – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effect of an educational intervention to increase vegetable consumption by university students. Design/methodology/approach: This study is an open, parallel randomized controlled trial for 25 weeks. University students aged 18-24 years were divided into an intervention group (n=52) and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Eating Habits, Food
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Liu, Jingwen; Shangguan, Rulan; Keating, Xiaofen D.; Leitner, Jessica; Wu, Yigang – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Conceptual physical education (CPE) classes have been widely offered to promote a healthy lifestyle in higher education settings. The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of a CPE course on health-related fitness (HRF) levels among college freshmen. Design/methodology/approach: A pre- and post-test research design was used. In…
Descriptors: Physical Education, College Freshmen, Physical Fitness, Health Promotion
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Marks, Leah; Ogden, Jane – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate an online "teachable moment" intervention to promote healthy eating for overweight and food intolerance symptoms. Design/methodology/approach: The study involves a 2×2 factorial design with two conditions: group (weight loss vs food intolerance) and condition (intervention vs control).…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Intervention, Health Promotion, Eating Habits
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