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Kirby, Joanna; Inchley, Jo – Health Education, 2013
Purpose: The wide ranging physical and mental health benefits of physical activity during adolescence are well established and walking has been identified as one of only two forms of physical activity not to show a significant decrease in participation levels across the primary/secondary years. The aim of this paper is to explore the broader…
Descriptors: Females, Geographic Location, Health Promotion, Public Health
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Levin, Kate; Inchley, Jo; Currie, Dorothy; Currie, Candace – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of the health promoting school (HPS) on adolescent well-being. Design/methodology/approach: Data from the 2006 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children: WHO-collaborative Study in Scotland were analysed using multilevel linear regression analyses for outcome measures: happiness, confidence,…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Well Being, Adolescents, Regression (Statistics)
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van Bekkum, Jennifer E.; Williams, Joanne M.; Morris, Paul Graham – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: This study aims to provide an in-depth individual level understanding of the psychological factors that affect cycle commuting. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 15 participants (eight cycle commuters and seven potential cycle commuters) from a "cycle-friendly" employer based in a Scottish city took part in the study.…
Descriptors: Coping, Interviews, Psychology, Transportation
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Whitelaw, S.; Smart, E.; Kopela, J.; Gibson, T.; King, V. – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: Social marketing is increasingly being seen as a potentially effective means of pursuing health education practice generally and within various specific areas such as mental health and wellbeing and more broadly in tackling health inequalities. This paper aims to report and reflect on the authors' experiences of undertaking a health…
Descriptors: Health Services, Long Range Planning, Obesity, Health Education
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Levin, Kate A.; Currie, Candace – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the association between mother-child and father-child communication and children's life satisfaction, and the moderating effect of communication with stepparents. Design/methodology/approach: Data from the 2006 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children: WHO-collaborative Study in Scotland…
Descriptors: Mothers, Life Satisfaction, Young Adults, Adolescents
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Kirby, Joanna; Inchley, Joanna – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the views of Scottish schoolchildren on active travel to school and their ideas about promotion strategies for school-based interventions. Design/methodology/approach: Focus group discussions were conducted with 66 students from four primary and three secondary schools. Findings: The most common…
Descriptors: Weather, Travel, Physical Activities, Safety
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Eadie, Douglas; MacAskill, Susan – Health Education, 2008
Purpose: Secondary prevention programmes have traditionally employed mass screening approaches to assess for asymptomatic signs of cancer. It has been suggested that early detection strategies involving public education and self-referral may prove more cost-effective with low risk populations for cancers with symptomatic presentation. This study,…
Descriptors: Patient Education, Prevention, Focus Groups, Disadvantaged
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Huddart, Paula – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: Primary mental health workers have been based in West Lothian schools since 2003 to act as links between the community and hospital-based services. The research programme this paper describes aimed to examine how this model worked and its impact for children and their families. Design/methodology/approach: This paper reports on interviews…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Mental Health Workers, Mental Health, Program Effectiveness
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Crisp, Beth R.; Lister, Pam Green – Health Education, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to explore nurses' perceptions of their current skills and knowledge and training needs to identify cases of child abuse and their understanding of their roles and responsibilities in relation to child abuse. Nurses, including health visitors and midwives, have been recognised as having a key role in the…
Descriptors: Nurses, Attitudes, Educational Needs, Knowledge Level
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Turner, Katrina M.; Hill, Malcolm; Stafford, Anne; Walker, Moira – Health Education, 2006
Purpose: The paper sets out to describe how children from disadvantaged areas perceive their communities and actively negotiate threats in their lives. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 60 interviews and 16 discussions groups were held with 8 to 14-year-olds sampled from four deprived communities located in the West of Scotland. Participants…
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, Disadvantaged Youth, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Alexander, Leslie M.; Currie, Candace – Health Education, 2004
Increasing numbers of young people use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for education, work and leisure activities. Research on ICT and Upper Limb Disorders (ULDs) in adults has shown that functional impairment, pain and discomfort in the upper limbs, neck and shoulder increases with frequency and duration of exposure to computer…
Descriptors: Health Education, Computer Uses in Education, Adolescents, Computers