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Kumar, Janavi; Adhikari, Koushik; Li, Yijing; Lindshield, Erika; Muturi, Nancy; Kidd, Tandalayo – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to enable community members to discuss their perceptions of eating habits and physical activity in relation to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, and reveal facilitators and barriers to healthy eating behavior and physical activity engagement. Design/methodology/approach: Nine focus groups, which included six…
Descriptors: Barriers, Motivation, Attitudes, Eating Habits
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Hameen-Anttila, Katri; Airaksinen, Marja; Timonen, Johanna; Bush, Patricia; Ahonen, Riitta – Health Education, 2006
Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate teachers' attitudes towards medicines and to determine what they are willing to teach children about medicines. This study is part of a larger project where medicine education materials accessible on the internet (www.uku.filaakekasvatus, in Finnish with English introduction) were designed,…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Focus Groups, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Hameen-Anttila, Katri; Juvonen, Mirja; Ahonen, Riita; Bush, Patricia J.; Airaksinen, Marja – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: This study is part of a larger project, which aims to develop medicine education materials for teachers. The aim of the present study was to discover children's interests in medicines and teachers' opinions on what should be taught about medicines to children of different ages. Furthermore, teachers' opinions were assessed about the…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Comprehensive School Health Education, Focus Groups, Childhood Interests