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Laing, Karen; McWhirter, Jennifer; Templeton, Lorna; Hannah-Russell, Claire – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the findings from an evaluation of an intervention (Moving Parents and Children Together (M-PACT+)) aiming to address the effects of parental substance misuse (PSM) in school settings. The paper considers the evidence of effectiveness, and goes on to explore how schools were involved with the…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Parents, Family Programs, Intervention
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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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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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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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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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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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Sheikh, Afzal; Vadera, Sunil; Ravey, Michael; Lovatt, Gary; Kelly, Grace – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Over 200,000 young people in the UK embark on a smoking career annually, thus continued effort is required to understand the types of interventions that are most effective in changing perceptions about smoking amongst teenagers. Several authors have proposed the use of social norms programmes, where correcting misconceptions of what is…
Descriptors: Smoking, Social Behavior, Behavior Standards, Student Attitudes
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Chilton, Roy; Pearson, Mark; Anderson, Rob – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Schools are an important setting for a wide variety of activities to promote health. The purpose of this paper is to map the different types of health promotion programmes and activities in schools, to estimate the amount of published evaluations of health promotion within UK schools, and to identify any provisional "candidate…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Program Design
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Gunter, Barrie; Dickinson, Roger; Matthews, Julian; Cole, Jennifer – Health Education, 2013
Purpose: In the UK, advertising of infant formula products direct to consumers is not permitted. These products must be used on the recommendation of suitably qualified health or medical professionals. The aim of this study is to examine formula manufacturers' web sites to ascertain whether these are used as alternative forms of advertising that…
Descriptors: Advertising, Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites
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Byrne, Jenny; Speller, Viv; Dewhirst, Sue; Roderick, Paul; Almond, Palo; Grace, Marcus; Memon, Anjum – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss a curriculum change in the provision of health promotion in pre-service teacher education in a one-year postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) secondary course in one Higher Education Institution (HEI) in England. Design/methodology/approach: The paper describes the iterative development…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Evidence, Health Education, Teaching Methods
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Hamilton-Ekeke, Joy-Telu; Thomas, Malcolm – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of a teaching method (TLS (Teaching/Learning Sequence)) based on a social constructivist paradigm on students' conceptualisation of classification of food. Design/methodology/approach: The study compared the TLS model developed by the researcher based on the social constructivist paradigm…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Intervention
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Martin, Ellen; Senior, Naomi; Abdullah, Ammar; Brown, Janine; Collings, Suzanne; Racktoo, Sophie; Walpole, Sarah; Zeiton, Moez; Heffernan, Catherine – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: The aim of this small-scale focus group study is to explore the impact the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine has on attitudes towards HPV, cervical cancer and sexual risk taking amongst university students in the UK. Design/methodology/approach: Participants were recruited through advertisements placed on notice boards throughout the…
Descriptors: Public Health, Health Education, Sex Education, Health Promotion
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Amey, Vidya – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gauge how the perception of smoking by children has evolved since the last primary schools survey in Guernsey in 2007 and to investigate whether there is an increase in the percentage of smoke-free homes since the last survey. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 377 Year 6 (aged 10-11 years) primary…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Smoking, Marijuana, Foreign Countries
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Speller, Viv; Byrne, Jenny; Dewhirst, Sue; Almond, Palo; Mohebati, Lisa; Norman, Melanie; Polack, Sarah; Memon, Anjum; Grace, Marcus; Margetts, Barrie; Roderick, Paul – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the outcome of an education and public health collaboration investigating the impact of adapted training to enhance teachers' potential role to promote child health and wellbeing. Design/methodology/approach: The study was conducted in three phases: a survey of the health education content in…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, Child Health
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Hacker, J.; Wigg, E. – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: This paper aims to review the effectiveness of a Smoke-free Homes Project in a deprived area, Salford, in the UK. The project aimed to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke within the home, chiefly amongst households with resident smokers. Design/methodology/approach: Local people from ten deprived communities were recruited as Smoke-free…
Descriptors: Smoking, Family Environment, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries
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