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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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Marks, Leah; Ogden, Jane – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate an online "teachable moment" intervention to promote healthy eating for overweight and food intolerance symptoms. Design/methodology/approach: The study involves a 2×2 factorial design with two conditions: group (weight loss vs food intolerance) and condition (intervention vs control).…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Intervention, Health Promotion, Eating Habits
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Sheikh, Afzal; Vadera, Sunil; Ravey, Michael; Lovatt, Gary; Kelly, Grace – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Over 200,000 young people in the UK embark on a smoking career annually, thus continued effort is required to understand the types of interventions that are most effective in changing perceptions about smoking amongst teenagers. Several authors have proposed the use of social norms programmes, where correcting misconceptions of what is…
Descriptors: Smoking, Social Behavior, Behavior Standards, Student Attitudes
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Chilton, Roy; Pearson, Mark; Anderson, Rob – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Schools are an important setting for a wide variety of activities to promote health. The purpose of this paper is to map the different types of health promotion programmes and activities in schools, to estimate the amount of published evaluations of health promotion within UK schools, and to identify any provisional "candidate…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Program Design
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Byrne, Jenny; Speller, Viv; Dewhirst, Sue; Roderick, Paul; Almond, Palo; Grace, Marcus; Memon, Anjum – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss a curriculum change in the provision of health promotion in pre-service teacher education in a one-year postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) secondary course in one Higher Education Institution (HEI) in England. Design/methodology/approach: The paper describes the iterative development…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Evidence, Health Education, Teaching Methods
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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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Speller, Viv; Byrne, Jenny; Dewhirst, Sue; Almond, Palo; Mohebati, Lisa; Norman, Melanie; Polack, Sarah; Memon, Anjum; Grace, Marcus; Margetts, Barrie; Roderick, Paul – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the outcome of an education and public health collaboration investigating the impact of adapted training to enhance teachers' potential role to promote child health and wellbeing. Design/methodology/approach: The study was conducted in three phases: a survey of the health education content in…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, Child Health
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Hacker, J.; Wigg, E. – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: This paper aims to review the effectiveness of a Smoke-free Homes Project in a deprived area, Salford, in the UK. The project aimed to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke within the home, chiefly amongst households with resident smokers. Design/methodology/approach: Local people from ten deprived communities were recruited as Smoke-free…
Descriptors: Smoking, Family Environment, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries
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Francis, Donna Marie; Adams, Ruth – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: This paper aims to examine whether the health education and health promotion literature is inclusive of people with physical mobility impairments. The English government Department of Health statistics indicate that the number of people living with physical mobility impairments is increasing and this is largely a result of chronic illness…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Chronic Illness, Social Change
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Ginsborg, Jane; Kreutz, Gunter; Thomas, Mike; Williamon, Aaron – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to compare the self-reported health-promoting behaviours of music and non-music performance students in higher education. It also seeks to determine the extent to which perceived health and self-reported symptoms are associated with lifestyle, emotional affect state, self-regulation and self-efficacy.…
Descriptors: Music, Self Efficacy, Physical Health, Musicians
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Mooney, Ann; Boddy, Janet; Statham, June; Warwick, Ian – Health Education, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to consider the opportunities and difficulties in developing health-promotion work in early years settings in the UK. Design/methodology/approach: As the first study of its kind conducted in the UK, a multi-method approach was adopted involving: an overview of health-related guidance and of effective…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Personnel, Foreign Countries, Health Education
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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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McNulty, Cliodna A. M.; Bowen, Jo; Gelb, David; Charlett, Andre – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The aim of this study is to measure the effectiveness of the "Bug Investigators" pack in improving children's knowledge about micro-organisms, hygiene and antibiotics when it is used within the National Curriculum in junior schools. Design/methodology/approach: Teaching, using the "Bug Investigators" pack, was given by…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Diseases, Hygiene
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