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Dresler, Emma; Anderson, Margaret – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Young people drinking to extreme drunkenness is a source of concern for policy makers and health promoters. There are a variety of community groups who appear to respond to the alcohol-related problems. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the working practices and relationships among local community groups as part of the…
Descriptors: Risk, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Health Behavior
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Velardo, Stefania; Drummond, Murray – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Health literacy is a key international public health goal. Conceptualising health literacy as an asset highlights the importance of fostering a health literate youth for the benefit of future generations, yet research has predominantly focused on examining adults' and older adolescents' health literacy. This presents a gap for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Nutrition, Literacy, Knowledge Level
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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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Boddy, Gail; Booth, Alison; Worsley, Anthony – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Teachers disseminate food knowledge and skills in secondary school curricula that provide essential skills for a healthy life. The purpose of this paper is to explore Australian secondary school teachers' views of healthy eating and their sources of information in planning their food, nutrition and health curriculum.…
Descriptors: Food, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Nutrition
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Ma, Zexin; Nan, Xiaoli; Qin, Yan; Zhou, Peiyuan – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: China and the USA are among the countries where depression is most prevalent. However, the treatment rate of depression is relatively low in these two countries. Negative attitudes toward depression is one of the major contributor to the low-treatment rate. The purpose of this paper is to examine the use of narratives to promote positive…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Positive Behavior Supports, Depression (Psychology), Cultural Context
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Hoeeg, Didde; Grabowski, Dan; Christensen, Ulla – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: To treat childhood obesity, health education interventions are often aimed at the whole family. However, such interventions seem to have a relatively limited effect on weight loss. The purpose of this paper is to examine how families enrolled in a family-based health education intervention manage the intervention in their daily lives and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Obesity, Child Health, Health Promotion
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Paakkari, Olli; Torppa, Minna; Villberg, Jari; Kannas, Lasse; Paakkari, Leena – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore Finnish adolescents' subjective health literacy (HL) in association to school achievement, learning difficulties, educational aspirations, and family affluence. Design/methodology/approach: Nationally representative data were collected in Finland as a part of the international Health Behaviour in…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Learning Problems, Academic Achievement
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Murphy, Christina; Barry, Margaret M.; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: School-based programmes face a variety of personal, environmental and organisational challenges to implementation. Stakeholders can provide crucial contextual information to improve implementation. The purpose of this paper is to explore teachers' perspectives on implementation through a bottom-up participatory process.…
Descriptors: Health Education, Program Implementation, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Dohnke, Birte; Dewitt, Tanja; Steinhilber, Amina – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Unhealthy eating among adolescents from families with lower social status is a major concern. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and evaluation of a prototype-targeting intervention for the promotion of healthy eating in this target group. Design/methodology/approach: The planning model intervention mapping (IM) was…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Eating Habits, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Kok, Michele S. Y.; Jones, Mat; Solomon-Moore, Emma; Smith, Jane R. – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The quality of voluntary sector-led community health programmes is an important concern for service users, providers and commissioners. Research on the fidelity of programme implementation offers a basis for assessing and further enhancing practice. The purpose of this paper is to report on the fidelity assessment of Living Well Taking…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Program Implementation, Diabetes, Health Promotion
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Hanlon, Clare; Morris, Tony; O'Sullivan, Grant Anthony – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore a health program comprising the individual experiences, successes and setbacks of adults in an individually tailored, community-based smoking intervention and physical activity program. The program incorporated physical activity consultation (PAC) and phone support from the well-established Quit…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Health Promotion, Physical Activity Level, Smoking
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Dresler, Emma; Anderson, Margaret – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Young adult's drinking is about pleasure, a communal practice of socialising together in a friendship group. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the evolving support practices of drinking groups for better targeting of health communications messages. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative descriptive study examined the…
Descriptors: Drinking, Friendship, Socialization, Qualitative Research
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Chesnut, Ryan; DiNallo, Jennifer M.; Czymoniewicz-Klippel, Melina T.; Perkins, Daniel F. – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Parent-focused interventions (PFIs) are a promising method for supporting parents and promoting children's well-being. Few PFIs in the USA, however, include physical health promotion content and are universal programs. The purpose of this paper is to describe a universal health-promoting PFI for parents of elementary school-aged children…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Well Being, Child Health, Health Promotion
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Ridlo, Ilham Akhsanu; Zein, Rizqy Amelia – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore participants' attitudes and receptivity to a #CondomEmoji campaign insofar as investigating whether attitudes and receptivity were important predictors for brand impression and intention to buy. Design/methodology/approach: This study involved 206 research participants who live in Jakarta and…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Contraception, Safety, Sexuality
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Kostenius, Catrine; Hallberg, Josef; Lindqvist, Anna-Karin – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The use of modern technology has many challenges and risks. However, by collaborating with schoolchildren, ideas to effectively promote health and learning in school can be identified. The purpose of this paper is to examine how a participatory approach can deepen the understanding of how schoolchildren relate to and use gamification as a…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Learning Processes, Phenomenology, Risk
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