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Bannor, Richard; Asare, Anthony Kwame; Bawole, Justice Nyigmah – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop an in-depth understanding of the effectiveness, evolution and dynamism of the current health communication media used in Ghana. Design/methodology/approach: This paper uses a multi-method approach which utilizes a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches. In-depth interviews are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Information Dissemination, Surveys
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Yang, Bo; Nan, Xiaoli; Zhao, Xinyan – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of independent vs interdependent self-construal in non-smokers' responses to an anti-smoking message that focuses on either personal or relational consequences of smoking. Design/methodology/approach: Two web-based experimental studies were conducted among US college non-smokers. In the…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Smoking, Attitude Measures, Attitude Change
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Ollis, Debbie; Harrison, Lyn – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The health promoting school model is rarely implemented in relation to sexuality education. This paper reports on data collected as part of a five-year project designed to implement a health promoting and whole school approach to sexuality education in a five campus year 1-12 college in regional Victoria, Australia. Using a community…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Mentors, Health Promotion, Surveys
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Wang, Dongxu; Stewart, Donald; Chang, Chun – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess whether the school-based nutrition programme using the health-promoting school (HPS) framework was effective to improve parents' knowledge, attitudes and behaviour (KAB) in relation to nutrition in rural Mi Yun County, Beijing. Design/methodology/approach: A cluster-randomised intervention trial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nutrition Instruction, Health Promotion, Rural Areas
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Manu, Abubakar; Kotoh, Agnes M.; Asante, Rexford Kofi Oduro; Ankomah, Augustine – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Available studies on parent-child communication about sexual and reproductive health in Ghana have largely focused on assessing communication frequency, barriers, and who communicates with whom within the family. The purpose of this paper is to examine parental and family contextual factors that predict parental communication with young…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Correlation, Sexuality, Family Environment
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Callaghan, Mary; Molcho, Michal; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse; Kelly, Colette – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Availability and access to food is a determinant of obesity. The purpose of this paper is to examine food availability within and outside of post-primary schools in Ireland. Design/methodology/approach: Data on the internal school food environment were collected from 63 post-primary schools using questionnaires. The external school food…
Descriptors: Food, Secondary Schools, Questionnaires, Educational Environment
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Ellsworth, Devin; Ernst, Jenny; Snelling, Anastasia – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of a nutrition-education intervention delivered at low-income middle schools in Washington, DC in the USA, using a mobile farmers' market to bring hands-on lessons to schools. The program was a partnership between a local farm and university and was funded by the United States Department…
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition Instruction, Dietetics, Low Income Groups
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Healy, Nicole; Joram, Elana; Matvienko, Oksana; Woolf, Suzanne; Knesting, Kimberly – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: There is a growing need for school-based nutritional educational programs that promote healthy eating attitudes without increasing an unhealthy focus on restrictive eating or promoting a poor body image. Research suggests that "intuitive eating" ("IE") approaches, which encourage individuals to focus on internal body…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Comprehensive School Health Education, Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
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Dietrich, Janan J.; Coetzee, Jenny; Otwombe, Kennedy; Hornschuh, Stefanie; Mdanda, Sanele; Nkala, Busisiwe; Makongoza, Matamela; Tshabalala, Celokhuhle; Soon, Christine N.; Kaida, Angela; Hogg, Robert; Gray, Glenda E.; Miller, Cari L. – Health Education, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to measure prevalence and predictors of mobile phone access and use among adolescents in Soweto, South Africa. Design/Methodology/Approach: The current study was an interviewer-administered, cross-sectional survey among adolescents 14-19 years living in a hyper-endemic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Adolescents
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Gunter, Barrie; Dickinson, Roger; Matthews, Julian; Cole, Jennifer – Health Education, 2013
Purpose: In the UK, advertising of infant formula products direct to consumers is not permitted. These products must be used on the recommendation of suitably qualified health or medical professionals. The aim of this study is to examine formula manufacturers' web sites to ascertain whether these are used as alternative forms of advertising that…
Descriptors: Advertising, Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites
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Gronhoj, Alice; Bech-Larsen, Tino; Chan, Kara; Tsang, Lennon – Health Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to apply the theory of planned behavior to predict Danish adolescents' behavioral intention for healthy eating. Design/methodology/approach: A cluster sample survey of 410 students aged 11 to 16 years studying in Grade 6 to Grade 10 was conducted in Denmark. Findings: Perceived behavioral control followed by…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Teaching Methods, Body Composition, Foreign Countries
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Baro, Emmanuel E.; Ebhomeya, Loveth – Health Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the information needs of nurses in two hospitals in Nigeria and the ways in which they went about attempting to meet those needs. Design/methodology/approach: The study is a descriptive survey of nurses at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Yenagoa, and Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Foreign Countries, Job Performance, Databases
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Gong, Jie; Zhang, Zhifeng; Zhu, Zhaoyang; Wan, Jun; Yang, Niannian; Li, Fang; Sun, Huiling; Li, Weiping; Xia, Jiang; Zhou, Dunjin; Chen, Xinguang – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: The paper seeks to report data on cigarette smoking, anti-smoking practices, physicians' receipt of anti-smoking training, and the association between receipt of the training and anti-smoking practice among physicians in Wuhan, China. Design/methodology/approach: Participants were selected through the stratified random sampling method.…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Smoking, Physicians, Patients
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Nordentoft, Helle Merete; Wistoft, Karen – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the process and learning outcomes of peer collaboration in a Danish health developmental project in school health nursing. The paper explores how peer collaboration influences the school nurses' collaborative learning and competence development. Design/methodology/approach: The article is based…
Descriptors: Educational Development, School Nurses, Focus Groups, Cooperation
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Saaranen, Terhi; Sormunen, Marjorita; Pertel, Tiia; Streimann, Karin; Hansen, Siivi; Varava, Liana; Lepp, Kadi; Turunen, Hannele; Tossavainen, Kerttu – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: This paper aims to present the baseline results of a research and development project targeted to improve the occupational well-being of school staff and maintain their ability to work, in Finland and Estonia. It reveals the most problematic factors in the various aspects of the school community and professional competence and outlines…
Descriptors: Surveys, Action Research, Foreign Countries, Well Being
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