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Dohnke, Birte; Dewitt, Tanja; Steinhilber, Amina – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Unhealthy eating among adolescents from families with lower social status is a major concern. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and evaluation of a prototype-targeting intervention for the promotion of healthy eating in this target group. Design/methodology/approach: The planning model intervention mapping (IM) was…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Eating Habits, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Stiller, Anja; Schwendemann, Hanna; Bleckmann, Paula; Bitzer, Eva-Maria; Mößle, Thomas – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to introduce MEDIA PROTECT, a multi-modal intervention for parents and teachers with six components preventing problematic, and in the long run addictive, use of screen media by children; second, to present results of a formative evaluation of the teacher training, an important component of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Formative Evaluation, Faculty Development, Training
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Mittmann, Silke; Austel, Anja; Ellrott, Thomas – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of the Cancer Society of Lower Saxony's school-based nutrition education programme "5-a-day for kids", designed to increase children's fruit and vegetable consumption. Intervention: the programme included three parts (each 45 minutes): education-based classroom session;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Nutrition Instruction, Comprehensive School Health Education
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Christiansen, Hanna; Hirsch, Oliver; König, Anika; Steinmayr, Ricarda; Roehrle, Bernd – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Early onset of behavioral disorders is predictive of long term adverse outcomes. There are some indicated and selective early prevention programs for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), one of the most common behavioral disorders in childhood and adolescence. The purpose of this paper is to present a universal preschool…
Descriptors: Prevention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Access to Education, Preschool Education
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Conrad, Ines; Dietrich, Sandra; Heider, Dirk; Blume, Anne; Angermeyer, Matthias C.; Riedel-Heller, Steffi – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the health-promoting and stigma-reducing effect of the German school-based programme "Crazy? So what!". Design/methodology/approach: A quasi-experimental longitudinal control-study was carried out with assessments one week prior to the school programme, immediately after it and three…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Programs, Foreign Countries
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Jerusalem, Matthias; Hessling, Johannes Klein – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review two school intervention projects aiming to promote students' self-efficacy in Germany. Self-efficacy, defined as people's "beliefs in their capabilities to organize and execute the courses of action required to produce given attainments", is a core prevention criterion of mental health. It…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Program Descriptions, Intervention, Health Promotion
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Franze, M.; Paulus, P. – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to present a German adaptation of the Australian programme MindMatters for school mental health promotion in secondary schools. Design/methodology/approach: As well as other methods, the external evaluation consisted of a questionnaire-based pre-post-design (at one year interval of measurement; n=633…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Health Promotion, Mental Health, Interpersonal Competence
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Fridrici, Mirko; Lohaus, Arnold – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on the evaluation of an internet-delivered stress-prevention program for adolescents as a possible alternative for school-based implementation of mental health promotion. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 904 adolescents in grades eight and nine were assigned to four treatment conditions…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Health Promotion, Prevention
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Langnase, Kristina; Asbeck, Inga; Mast, Mareike; Muller, Manfred J. – Health Education, 2004
The objective of this paper is to assess the effect of the socio-economic status (SES) on long-term outcomes of a family-based obesity treatment intervention in prepubertal children. A total of 52 overweight and 26 normal weight children were investigated. Nutritional status, intake of fruit, vegetables and low fat foods, in-between meals, sports…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Obesity, Socioeconomic Status, Intervention
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Stock, Christiane; Kucuk, Nazan; Miseviciene, Irena; Petkeviciene, Janina; Kramer, Alexander – Health Education, 2004
The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with misperceptions of body shape for 1,681 first-year University students from Germany and Lithuania. The perception of body shape was rated on a five-point scale. Multifactorial logistic regression showed that German students were more likely to perceive themselves as being fatter…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Body Composition, Misconceptions, Self Concept