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Usher, Wayne; Edwards, Allan; Cudmore, Laura – Health Education Journal, 2016
Background: Given the wealth of research identifying how schools are in a strong position to promote physical activity (PA) among children, it would be reasonable to suggest that initial experiences of physical education and school sport are critical factors influencing whether a student will develop a healthy relationship to PA. However, research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Adolescents
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Laakso, E-Liisa; Armstrong, Kylie; Usher, Wayne – Health Education Journal, 2012
The evolving eHealth agenda presents a range of potential opportunities for the management and prevention of chronic disease. This paper identifies issues and barriers to the uptake of eHealth and describes a strategy ("Healthy Outcomes for Australians"[C]-HOFA) for creating a central knowledge filter and cyber space method for tracking…
Descriptors: Health, Diseases, Web 2.0 Technologies, Chronic Illness
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Usher, Wayne; Skinner, James – Health Education Journal, 2011
This article presents three types of health website categories (e-knowledge, e-business and e-professional) which are currently being used to disseminate health-related information, services and medical literature to the health consumer and professional. Moreover, criteria which have been used to establish a health website's category is…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Health Education, Classification, Web Sites
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Usher, Wayne – Health Education Journal, 2011
Introduction: To identify health website recommendation trends by Gold Coast (Australia) general practitioners (GPs) to their patients. Method: A mixed method approach to data collection and analysis was employed. Quantitative data were collected using a prepaid postal survey, consisting of 17 questions, mailed to 250 (61 per cent) of 410 GPs on…
Descriptors: Interviews, Foreign Countries, Appropriate Technology, Web Sites