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Kime, Nicky Helen; McKenna, Jim; Griffiths, Claire; Rivett, Martin; Gately, Paul – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the healthy weight services in one local authority in England, where obesity levels have been above the national average since 2006. Design: We conducted process and outcome evaluation using a qualitative methodology. Data were generated in focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Body Weight, Physical Health, Empowerment
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Daly-Smith, Andy J. W.; McKenna, Jim; Radley, Duncan; Long, Jonathan – Health Education Journal, 2011
Objective: To investigate the value of additional days of active commuting for meeting a criterion of 300+ minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA; 60+ mins/day x 5) during the school week. Methods: Based on seven-day diaries supported by teachers, binary logistic regression analyses were used to predict achievement of MVPA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 7
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Pringle, Andy; Cooke, Carlton; Gilson, Nicholas; Marsh, Kevin; McKenna, Jim – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: With growing concerns to establish the value for returns on public health investment, there is a need to identify cost-effective physical activity interventions. This study measured change in moderate physical activity (MPA) in seven community-based intervention types, costs and cost-effectiveness of the interventions, and possible…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Public Health
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Pringle, Andy; Gilson, Nick; McKenna, Jim; Cooke, Carlton – Health Education Journal, 2009
Objective: Identifying community physical activity interventions that facilitate increases in moderate physical activity (MPA) is important in meeting targets set in government health policy. This study evaluated community interventions that aimed to increase levels of MPA. Intervention themes included exercise referral, classes and groups, peer…
Descriptors: Exercise, Community Programs, Health Programs, Program Evaluation