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Lwin, May O.; Malik, Shelly; Kang, Vernon Beng Tat; Chen, Grace Peimin – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study investigated the extent to which the efficacy of a hypertension awareness programme in Singapore may differ based on age, gender, race and housing type (as proxy for income). Method: Pre- and post-programme survey responses on blood pressure (BP) knowledge and beliefs from 9,960 grade 5 students were assessed. Post-programme…
Descriptors: Hypertension, Health Education, Health Promotion, Gender Differences
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Garnett, Bernice R.; Becker, Kelly; Vierling, Danielle; Gleason, Cara; DiCenzo, Danielle; Mongeon, Louise – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: Less than half of young people in the USA are meeting the daily physical activity requirements of at least 60 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity. A mixed-methods pilot feasibility assessment of "Move it Move it!" was conducted in the Spring of 2014 to assess the impact of a before-school physical activity…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Program Evaluation, Incentives, Physical Activity Level
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Massey, William V.; Stellino, Megan B.; Holliday, Megan; Godbersen, Travis; Rodia, Rachel; Kucher, Greta; Wilkison, Megan – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: To identify the effects of a structured and multifaceted physical activity and recess intervention on student and adult behaviour in school. Design: Mixed-methods and community-based participatory approach. Setting: Large, urban, low-income school district in the USA. Methods: Data were collected at three time points over a 1-year…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Recess Breaks, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
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Paek, Hye-Jin; Jung, Yumi; Oh, Hyun Jung; Alaimo, Katherine; Pfeiffer, Karin; Carlson, Joseph J.; Wen, Yalu; Betz, Heather Hayes; Orth, Julie – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: To evaluate the short-term outcome of the social marketing approach used in Project FIT, we developed a school- and community-based programme for promoting healthful eating and physical activity in kindergarten to 5th-grade children and their parents. Design: A 2-year quasi-experiment for children and two cross-sectional surveys for…
Descriptors: Marketing, Social Influences, Health Promotion, Eating Habits
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Hobday, Karen; Ramke, Jacqueline; du Toit, Rènée; Pereira, Sara M. – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: To assess whether there was an improvement in the knowledge, attitudes and practices of students after the Healthy Eyes in Schools Project intervention and to complete a process evaluation to inform future implementation of health promotion interventions. Design: A descriptive, mixed-methods design was used, including questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes, Health Behavior, Visual Acuity
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Simms, Kathryn; Bock, Sara; Hackett, Lewis – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: Prior research on the efficacy of physical education has been conducted in a piecemeal fashion. More specifically, studies typically test a single benefit hypothesized to be associated with physical education (e.g. body mass index [BMI]) while excluding others (e.g. social skills) and not controlling for important confounds (e.g. diet).…
Descriptors: Prediction, Eating Habits, Body Composition, Academic Achievement
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He, Meizi; Piche, Leonard; Beynon, Charlene; Kurtz, Joanne; Harris, Stewart – Health Education Journal, 2011
Objective: To solicit school principals' and teachers' perspectives on children's screen-related sedentary behaviour and to identify possible solutions to reduce sedentary behaviours among school-aged children. Method: In-person interviews using a semi-structured interview guide were conducted with school principals and grades five and six…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Role Models, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Gosling, Rachael; Stanistreet, Debbi; Swami, Viren – Health Education Journal, 2008
Objective: To explore the perceptions of physical activity and healthy eating among children from two north west of England primary schools, with the ultimate aim of improving healthy lifestyle choices. Design: A qualitative study in which each child participated in two focus groups. Setting: Two primary schools in a deprived ward of Warrington,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries
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Urrutia-Rojas, Ximena; Ahmad, Naveed; Bayona, Manuel; Bae, Sejong; Rivers, Patrick A; Singh, Karan P – Health Education Journal, 2008
Objective: The purpose of this study is to determine specific risk factors associated with obesity among African American, Hispanic and Caucasian children. Design: This is a cross-sectional study conducted on 1076 fifth grade children from 17 elementary schools at Fort Worth, Texas. Data were collected through questionnaires and physical…
Descriptors: African American Children, Obesity, Prevention, Ethnic Groups