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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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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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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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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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Grace, Marcus; Woods-Townsend, Kathryn; Griffiths, Janice; Godfrey, Keith; Hanson, Mark; Galloway, Ian; Azaola, Marta Cristina; Harman, Kerry; Byrne, Jenny; Inskip, Hazel – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the outcome of a city-wide survey of teenagers' views on their health, and compare this with the outcomes of a science-oriented health intervention called LifeLab, a hospital-based classroom aimed at developing teenagers' attitudes towards their health and that of their future children.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Stakeholders, Health Education, Intervention
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Burke, Eimear; McCarthy, Bernard – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: Only limited published research is available exploring the lifestyle practices of student nurses. The purpose of this paper is to explore the lifestyle behaviours and exercise beliefs of Irish student nurses. Design/methodology/approach: A descriptive survey design was used. First-year and third-year undergraduate student nurses (n=182)…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Undergraduate Students, Physical Activities