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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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Robinson, Sally – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The paper comprises an evaluation of the inclusion of art-related education within a health promotion course for student nurses, which ran for four cohorts from 2001 to 2005, and a description of a project to introduce art into a clinical skills laboratory as part of the course. Design/methodology/approach: The art-related aspects of the…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Health Promotion, Nurses
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Eadie, Douglas; MacAskill, Susan – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The primary aim of the research reported here is to provide strategic guidance for the development of a national communication strategy to improve sun protection practice amongst young people. Design/methodology/approach: The research adopted an exploratory approach, employing qualitative focus groups to represent three population groups,…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Health Promotion, Focus Groups, Experiential Learning
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Cavill, Nick; Watkins, Francine – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore views about cycling among members of identified community groups living near the Loop Line, a cycling and walking path in a deprived part of North Liverpool, UK. Design/methodology/approach: Following a literature review, qualitative focus group research was conducted among six groups of children,…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Focus Groups, Public Health, Child Health
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Maxwell, Claire – Health Education, 2006
Purpose: This paper aims to contribute to growing efforts to "contextualise" young people's experiences of sexual and intimate relationships in research and sex and relationships education (SRE). The study reports on which explored factors young people identified as influencing their relationships--in the past, present and future.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Boarding Schools, Focus Groups, Intimacy
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Lester, Carolyn; Allan, Alexandra – Health Education, 2006
Purpose: In response to rising prevalence of sexually transmitted infection (STI) among teenagers, this study was designed to examine teenage perceptions of sex education, access to services, and attitudes relevant to STI. Design/methodology/approach: A focus group study was conducted in three schools to discuss the sexual health needs of…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Adolescent Attitudes, Access to Health Care, Adolescents
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Dunne, Cathy; Somerset, Maggie – Health Education, 2004
This qualitative research was designed to investigate students' health needs and their views on health promotion in a University. A total of 31 students participated in focus group discussions. Inductive analysis revealed two central themes: student health concerns and health promotion in a University setting. The former included issues associated…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Qualitative Research, Health Promotion, Focus Groups