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Jack, Odette; Chase, Elaine; Warwick, Ian – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study aimed to investigate how well a single higher education institution (HEI) was perceived to be meeting the psychosocial support needs of refugee students and to identify possible ways in which the HEI might better promote refugee students' psychosocial well-being. Design: Adopting an exploratory, focused case study design, the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Well Being, Refugees, Foreign Countries
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Liao, Li-Ling; Lai, I-Ju; Chang, Li-Chun – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the nutrition literacy status of Taiwanese college students and to assess the relationship between nutrition literacy and healthy-eating behaviours. Design: Cross-sectional design with convenience sampling. Setting: Six universities in northern, central and southern Taiwan; both national and private…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Literacy
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Silver, Michelle Pannor; Easty, Laura Kathleen; Sewell, Karen M.; Georges, Rosemary; Behman, Amy – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: University has been identified as an important time to develop exercise habits. The aim of this study was to examine factors that enhanced exercise participation among a diverse set of undergraduate students and their perceived facilitators as well as barriers to exercising regularly. Setting: A large public university in one of the…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Exercise, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Trayner, Kirsten M. A.; Anderson, Niall; Cameron, J. Claire – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: In response to an outbreak of severe meningococcal disease caused by serogroup W, the UK introduced the meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) for adolescents and new university students as a control measure. Objective: To estimate MenACWY vaccine uptake and identify factors associated with uptake, barriers and motivations towards vaccination…
Descriptors: Immunization Programs, Diseases, Adolescents, Barriers
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Fane, Jennifer; Pill, Shane; Rankin, Joss – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine how pre-service physical education (PE) teacher education students understand health education and their role as health educators. The challenges that a cohort of pre-service teachers (n = 20) majoring and minoring in PE face in engaging in a socially contextualised understanding of health are…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Health Education, Teacher Role
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Willoughby, Jessica Fitts; Myrick, Jessica Gall – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: While research suggests media use is positively associated with skin-damaging behaviours, especially among US college-aged women, less is known about the role of specific media types in potentially promoting indoor or outdoor tanning. Design: We used an online survey to examine the relationship between demographic variables,…
Descriptors: Females, Social Media, Health Behavior, Demography
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Johnston, Bryan; El-Arabi, Ahmad; Tuomela, Krista; Nelson, David – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: Children in the USA face increasing nutrition-related health risks, including obesity rates of 16.9% -- a figure that has more than tripled over the past four decades. Nutrition education is beneficial to improve children's health through obesity prevention and the promotion of healthy habits, and the elementary school years are a key…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Medical Students, Nutrition Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Njoku, Anuli – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: To describe faculty efforts to deliver and evaluate health disparities--related education in US online undergraduate and graduate public health courses. Design: A pre- and post-survey was given to a cohort of 46 US college students in three public health courses taught asynchronously online over an 8-week period in 2017. This study took…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Online Courses, College Students, Knowledge Level
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Hunt, Sarah; Wei, Yifeng; Kutcher, Stan – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: Mental health concerns on university campuses are increasing in the UK. Improving mental health literacy (MHL) for students may be a useful part of an integrated approach to effectively address these concerns. This study evaluated a previously demonstrated effective Canadian campus MHL resource in a UK student sample. Design: This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Mental Health, Literacy
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Lupton, Deborah; Leahy, Deana – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: To use the design method of storyboarding to challenge pre-service health education teachers to work together to think creatively and differently about digital health, to introduce pre-service teachers to the method as a pedagogical technique for use in their own classrooms, to experiment with our methods as a design sociology research…
Descriptors: Health Education, Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers
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Bhana, Deevia; Pillay, Janet – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: In South Africa, Black African women between the ages of 15 and 24 years are especially vulnerable to HIV. The heterosexual transmission of the disease is exacerbated by social and cultural conditions that perpetuate gender relations of inequality. Problematic conceptualisations of femininity increase sexual risk. The objective of this…
Descriptors: Females, Sexuality, Gender Issues, Femininity
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Valdez, Elizabeth Salerno; Pottinger, Heidi; Urbon-Bonine, Angela; Duncan, Burris – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study sought to determine the feasibility of (a) engaging college students in experiential learning through a 10-day whole foods plant-based diet intervention, (b) bringing pertinence to the course topics that had an emphasis on chronic conditions and (c) understanding how the intervention influenced students' perceptions and…
Descriptors: Food, Intervention, Dietetics, Experiential Learning
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Robinson, Sally; Brownett, Tristi – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This article describes a university course that aimed to create public health champions and its evaluation. The course attracted 92 participants, over three cohorts. Participants included healthcare professionals, fitness instructors, a belly dancer, housing officers, community workers and those who worked in public health policy.…
Descriptors: Public Health, Higher Education, Course Evaluation, College Students
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Aldrich, Rosalie S.; Wilde, Jerry; Miller, Elizabeth – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) gatekeeper suicide prevention training on individuals' ability to recognise the warning signs of suicide, intention to question someone they think is suicidal, persuade the suicidal person to stay alive, and know how and where to get help for the…
Descriptors: Suicide, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Pretests Posttests
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Fontein-Kuipers, Yvonne; Romeijn, Enja; Zwijnenberg, Arwen; Eekhof, Willemijn; van Staa, AnneLoes – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To examine how student midwives in higher education learn to become competent and confident woman-centred practitioners. Design: Participant observation study using a 'buddy' approach. Setting: Bachelor of Midwifery students in one higher education institution in the Netherlands Methods: First-year student midwives followed one woman…
Descriptors: Females, Obstetrics, Bachelors Degrees, Foreign Countries
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