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Gibson, Isla; Whitelaw, Sandy; Topping, Christopher; Kopela, Joanna – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: The objective of this research was to explore how accessible the concept of food and physical literacy is for health and well-being professionals, and assess its potential effect on service delivery. Design: Formative research and 'concept testing' with potential deliverers of food and physical literacy. Setting: Dumfries and Galloway,…
Descriptors: Obesity, Food, Well Being, Literacy
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Evans, Josie M. M.; Connelly, Jenni; Jepson, Ruth; Gray, Cindy; Shepherd, Ashley; Mackison, Dionne – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: A Bingo club was selected for the design and delivery of a health intervention (Well!Bingo) in order to engage with older women living in areas of socio-economic disadvantage. In the light of our experience, we discuss the significance of the setting in relation to a typology of health promotion settings. Design and Setting: The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Intervention, Games
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Hayball, Felicity Z.L.; Pawlowski, Charlotte Skau – Health Education Journal, 2018
Aims and objectives: The importance of childhood physical activity is widely recognised. Helping children to articulate their opinions is a crucial factor in improving their health and well-being, yet the field is predominantly focused on adult-led quantitative methods and lacks deeper understanding from a child perspective. Methods: This paper…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Photography, Freehand Drawing, Health Behavior
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Carnegie, Elaine; Whittaker, Anne; Gray Brunton, Carol; Hogg, Rhona; Kennedy, Catriona; Hilton, Shona; Harding, Seeromanie; Pollock, Kevin G.; Pow, Janette – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: To examine cultural barriers and participant solutions regarding acceptance and uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine from the perspective of Black African, White-Caribbean, Arab, Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani young people. Methods: In total, 40 young people from minority ethnic communities in Scotland took part in a…
Descriptors: Cancer, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Immunization Programs, Interviews
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Leask, Calum F.; Sandlund, Marlene; Skelton, Dawn A.; Chastin, Sebastien F. M. – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: The increasing health care costs associated with an ageing population and chronic disease burden are largely attributable to modifiable lifestyle factors that are complex and vary between individuals and settings. Traditional approaches to promoting healthy lifestyles have so far had limited success. Recently, co-creating public health…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Public Health, Health Promotion, Intervention
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Beaton, Laura; Freeman, Ruth – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: To use the Theory of Diffusion of Innovations as a framework to explore the qualitative data gleaned from a process evaluation of the Smile4life intervention across Scottish National Health Service (NHS) Boards and to inform future oral health promotion and homelessness. Design: A qualitative exploration. Setting: In 2012, the…
Descriptors: Dental Health, Homeless People, Health Promotion, Program Implementation
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Harden, Jeni; Dickson, Adele – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: Young children living in socioeconomically deprived areas of Scotland have an increased risk of becoming overweight or obese. To enhance understanding of the wider contexts within which family food practices are developed, this study examined the experiences of low-income mothers with young children. Design: Qualitative longitudinal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Economically Disadvantaged, At Risk Persons
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Coles, Emma; Watt, Celia; Freeman, Ruth – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: To use a qualitative exploration to evaluate whether "Something to Smile About" (STSA), an oral health intervention, had increased the oral health capacity of staff working with homeless people. Setting: A National Health Service board area in Scotland. Method: A purposive sample of 14 staff members from STSA-participating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Dental Health, Intervention
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Smith, Debbie M.; Ward, Christine; Forbes, Shareen; Reynolds, Rebecca M.; Denison, Fiona C. – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: Maternal obesity (Body Mass Index [BMI] greater than or equal to 30kg/m([superscript 2]) is associated with numerous maternal and fetal complications. Recent guidelines have called for advice to be given to women as pregnancy is a good time for intervention as due to women's motivations for change being high and changes may impact on…
Descriptors: Obesity, Pregnancy, Body Weight, Body Composition
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Smith, Patricia Anne; Freeman, Ruth – Health Education Journal, 2009
Objective: To investigate the views and experiences of parents whose children have rampant tooth decay. Methods: In-depth, semi-structured interviews were carried out with 19 parents of varied age and social background whose children had been referred to Dundee Dental Hospital for assessment for dental extractions. Participants were encouraged to…
Descriptors: Family Life, Dental Health, Charts, Medical Services
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Truman, J.; Rankin, D.; Backett-Milburn, K.; Platt, S. – Health Education Journal, 2007
Objective: To explore the diverse roles of drop-in services in the HLC sector; to develop further the classification of drop-in services offered by earlier studies; and to provide an example of some the challenges faced by HLCs in their attempts to tackle poor health using area-based methods with vulnerable, hard-to-reach users. Setting: Scottish…
Descriptors: Well Being, Risk, Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation
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Strachan, G.; Wright, G. D.; Hancock, E. – Health Education Journal, 2007
Objective: The objective of this evaluation was to examine the extent to which participants in the Tailor Made Leisure Package programme experienced any improvement in their health and wellbeing. Design: A quantitative survey. Setting: The Healthy Living Centre initiative is an example of a community-based intervention which was formalized as part…
Descriptors: Intervention, Health Promotion, Health Conditions, Public Health
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Spratt, Jennifer; Shucksmith, Janet – Health Education Journal, 2006
Objective: The overall aim of the research was to investigate the approaches taken to tobacco education by primary school teachers. Setting: Research was conducted in four diverse areas of Scotland. Methods: Semi-structured interviews and focus groups were conducted with primary 6 and primary 7 teachers. Questions explored the classroom issues…
Descriptors: Siblings, Smoking, Focus Groups, Health Promotion
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Dyer, K. J.; Fearon, K. C. H.; Buckner, K.; Richardson, R. A. – Health Education Journal, 2005
Objective: To evaluate the effect of a needs-based, nutrition education leaflet on nutritional knowledge. Design: Comparison of nutritional knowledge levels before and after exposure to a nutrition education leaflet. Setting: A regional colorectal out-patient clinic in Edinburgh. Method: A nutrition education leaflet, based on an earlier…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Clinics, Dietetics, Cancer
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Dyer, K. J.; Fearon, K. C. H.; Buckner, K.; Richardson, R. A. – Health Education Journal, 2004
Objective: To establish the dietary knowledge, attitudes and potential barriers to change of patients attending a colorectal outpatient clinic. Design: Use of a semistructured interview to generate qualitative and quantitative data. Setting: A regional colorectal outpatient clinic within Edinburgh. Method: Patients attending clinic with colorectal…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Nutrition, Educational Attainment, Cancer
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