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Ioannou, Soula; Kouta, Christiana; Charalambous, Neofytos – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: This paper seeks to discuss the rationale of the newly reformed health education curriculum in Cyprus, which aspires to enable not only teachers, but also all the school personnel, to work from the perspective of health promotion. It is a curriculum which moves from the traditional approach of health education focusing on individual…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Foreign Countries, School Personnel
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Reinaerts, E.; De Nooijer, J.; De Vries, N. K. – Health Education, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to show how the intervention mapping (IM) protocol could be applied to the development of two school-based interventions. It provides an extensive description of the development, implementation and evaluation of two interventions which aimed to increase fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption among primary…
Descriptors: Intervention, Health Promotion, Parent Participation, Program Implementation
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Skarstrand, Eva; Larsson, Jorgen; Andreasson, Sven – Health Education, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the adaptation and programme development of the Strengthening Families Programme to a Swedish setting. Design/methodology/approach: A descriptive approach was employed with a focus on the cultural adaptation and programme development. This included meetings with two reference groups, a telephone…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Programs, Program Development, Interviews
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Lowe, Geoff – Health Education, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of some health-related effects of creative and expressive writing. Design/methodology/approach: Reviews some of the main research studies exploring links between expressive writing and aspects of health, including two new experimental studies showing effects of poetry on mood and immune…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Poetry, Influences, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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de Meyrick, Julian – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: The intention of this paper is to encourage debate among ethical researchers on this very important issue. Research necessary to underpin health education and health promotion is often controversial and often involves vulnerable populations such as young people and children. It is essential that the rights of these respondents are…
Descriptors: Medical Research, Health Education, Health Promotion, Research Projects
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Cotugna, Nancy; Vickery, Connie E. – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: The purpose of the Nutrition Education Students and Teachers (NEST) project was to develop a model of collaboration between University of Delaware dietetics students and elementary teachers to promote nutrition education in the classroom. Design/methodology/approach: Junior and senior level students in a nutrition education course…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Health Education, Dietetics, Science Fairs
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Barnes, Jonathan – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: Current research in both cognitive neuroscience and what has been called "positive psychology" point to the need for wholesale reappraisal of what happens in schools, especially with regard to the wellbeing of children. Seeks to examine this issue. Design/methodology/approach: Reviews and discussion of research by the World…
Descriptors: Psychology, School Policy, Health Education, Creative Activities
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Williams, Geoffrey C.; Markakis, Kathryn M.; Ossip-Klein, Deborah; McIntosh, Scott; Tripler, Scott; Grady-Weliky, Tana – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: To provide a rationale regarding the importance of physician behavior change counseling. To describe the double helix behavior change curriculum at the University of Rochester (UR). To provide initial evidence that the curriculum is effective. Design/methodology/approach: Evidence that physician use of the 5A's model is effective in…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Behavior, Physicians, Health Behavior
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Cho, Hyunyi; Oehlkers, Peter; Mandelbaum, Juan; Edlund, Karen; Zurek, Melanie – Health Education, 2004
This article focuses on psychosocial barriers to sexual health and their implications on the design and delivery of mass media-based public health campaigns. A family planning campaign that attempted to address barriers to seeking sexual health information and services by promoting positive attitudes toward couple's communication about sexual…
Descriptors: Family Planning, Public Health, Young Adults, Older Adults
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Hansen, William B.; Dusenbury, Linda – Health Education, 2004
All Stars Core is a school-based drug abuse prevention program for 11 to 14 year olds from the United States. It focuses on five qualities that protect children from drug use: viewing drug use as uncommon and unacceptable to the peer group (norms); viewing drug use as interfering with future goals; commitment to avoid drug use; positive attention…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Smoking, Prevention, Drug Abuse
Dennison, Darwin; And Others – Health Education, 1990
A weight management program utilized the participant's own data for the participant to (1) understand energy balance; (2) compare his/her diet with U.S. dietary codes; (3) know which food selections were high in calories, fat, and cholesterol, and low in complex carbohydrates and fiber; and (4) understand weight management. (JD)
Descriptors: Adults, Body Composition, Body Weight, Computer Software
Petty, Osmond; And Others – Health Education, 1990
This article presents a model for mapping relationships in health and family life education. The model emphasizes a behavioral approach to health promotion as an individual and collective endeavor, resulting from decision making by individuals and the wider community. Sample curriculum units are included. (Author/IAH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Family Life Education
Oltarsh, Valerie D. – Health Education, 1990
The Refugee Health Education Program was developed to provide refugees from the Soviet Union, Iran, Vietnam, and Cambodia with information on disease prevention, chronic disease management, and effective utilization of New York's health services. Additional goals include health promotion through culturally adpated education and provision of…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Needs, Health Programs, Health Promotion
Ross, Helen S.; And Others – Health Education, 1990
This article describes the goals, development, implementation, evaluation, and learning outcomes associated with the Multicultural Community Health Coalition Project at San Jose State University (CA). (IAH)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Adults, Community Health Services