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Evans, Catrin; Suggs, L. Suzanne; Turner, Katie; Occa, Aurora; Juma, Amdani; Blake, Holly – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: In the UK, African communities are a focus of public health efforts to increase uptake of HIV testing. Mobile phone interventions may be an innovative way of reaching migrant groups who are known to face multiple obstacles in accessing mainstream health services. This paper presents findings from a feasibility study that used…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Handheld Devices, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Telecommunications
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Im, Hyojin; Swan, Laura E. T. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: Previous research that revealed a high prevalence of low health literacy among immigrants and refugees tended to over emphasise functional health literacy as a risk factor for low health status and poor disease management. Despite a significant knowledge gap, little has been investigated regarding critical health literacy (CHL) in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Health Behavior, Refugees, Land Settlement
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Spencer, Grace; Smith, Melody; Thompson, Jill; Fairbrother, Hannah; Hoare, Karen; Fouché, Christa; Curtis, Penny – Health Education Journal, 2019
Research on migration and health is gaining significant ground, with a focus on the adverse physical and mental health outcomes experienced by migrants. The health-related experiences of children and young people who migrate, however, are relatively absent, with children's migration and health status often conflated with that of their parents. The…
Descriptors: Child Health, Migrants, Parent Influence, At Risk Persons
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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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Roberts, Courtney A.; Sage, Adam J.; Geryk, Lorie L.; Sleath, Betsy L.; Carpenter, Delesha M. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Mobile health apps hold potential to support and reinforce positive health behaviours, especially among young people with chronic diseases like asthma that require continual self-management. We aimed to gain feedback from adolescents with asthma on two existing asthma self-management apps to guide the development of an evidence- and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Diseases, Feedback (Response), Self Management
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Daley, Ellen M.; Marhefka, Stephanie L.; Wang, Wei; Noble, Charlotte A.; Mahony, Helen; Arzola, Saba; Singleton, Ashley; Malmi, Markku; Ziemba, Robert; Turner, DeAnne; Marwah, Elizabeth; Walsh-Buhi, Eric R. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study evaluated the longitudinal impact of the Teen Outreach Programme (TOP) on adolescent pregnancy, sexual behaviour, risky sex and sexual intentions in non-metropolitan high schools. Design: Pair-matched, cluster randomised controlled trial. Setting: Non-metropolitan public high schools in Florida, USA. Methods: TOP was…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Risk, Sexuality, Comparative Analysis
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Moon, Zoe; Moss-Morris, Rona; Hunter, Myra S.; Goodliffe, Samantha; Hughes, Lyndsay D. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Up to 50% of breast cancer survivors prescribed tamoxifen do not take it as prescribed for the full duration, which is linked to increased risk of recurrence and mortality. This paper tests the feasibility and acceptability of a self-directed psychoeducational intervention to support medication taking. Design: A single arm pre-post…
Descriptors: Females, Cancer, Drug Therapy, Health Behavior
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Beauchemin, James D.; Gibbs, Todd A.; Granello, Paul F.; Gabana, Nicole T. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: There is widespread evidence of the health and wellness benefits associated with moderate physical activity, and lack of engagement with these behaviours remains a significant contributor to the burden of chronic disease in the US adult population. There are clear benefits to identifying motivational factors that facilitate increased…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Wellness, Health Behavior, Chronic Illness
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Foley, Bridget C.; Mihrshahi, Seema; Shrewsbury, Vanessa A.; Shah, Smita – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: This study aimed to identify barriers, facilitators and potential intervention strategies for adolescents to use within the home to promote healthy eating and active living. Design: Cross-sectional design using semi-structured discussion groups. Setting: Peer leaders (aged 15-16 years) from five secondary schools in Sydney, Australia,…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Life Style
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Woodall, James; Cross, Ruth; Kinsella, Karina; Bunyan, Ann-Marie – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: There has been an increased focus in policy discourse on individuals with severe, multiple and complex needs. This paper seeks to understand how best to enable these individuals to take greater control over their health. Design: Qualitative, user-led, peer research. Setting: Large urban UK city. Method: Trained peer researchers with…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Health Behavior, Urban Areas, Peer Groups
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Wheldon, Christopher W.; Hoffman, Leah; Keely O'Brien, Erin; Delahanty, Janine; Zhao, Xiaoquan; Kaufman, Annette R.; Moser, Richard P. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: To explore differences in tobacco information-seeking behaviours and perceptions between sexual minority and heterosexual (or 'straight') adults and to determine if these differences are mediated by tobacco use. Design: Cross-sectional national survey. Setting: Nationally representative probability-based surveys of adults 18 years of…
Descriptors: Role, Smoking, Homosexuality, Comparative Analysis
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Anderson, Cheryl A. M.; Murray, Kate E.; Abdi, Sahra; Hurst, Samantha; Sheik-Mohamed, Amina; Begud, Bethlehem; Marcus, Bess; Nebeker, Camille; Sanchez-Flack, Jennifer C.; Bolling, Khalisa – Health Education Journal, 2019
Introduction: African women who migrate to the USA have a rich tradition of using herbs and spices to promote health. We conducted formative research on nutritional practices among East and North African women in the USA, focusing on whether traditional herbs and spices could support adherence to the "Dietary Guidelines for Americans."…
Descriptors: Females, Immigrants, Health Promotion, African Culture
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Welch, David; Ma, Ellen; Reddy, Ravi – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Sound levels in nightclubs are dangerously high. We administered the Dangerous Decibels hearing-health intervention to nightclub staff to test its efficacy. Design: In a single group, repeated measures were taken before training, a week after training and at 3 months after training. Setting: A nightclub in the city of Auckland, New…
Descriptors: Hearing (Physiology), Hearing Impairments, Prevention, Music Facilities
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Iles, Irina A.; Nan, Xiaoli; Ma, Zexin; Feldman, Robert; Butler, James; Wang, Min Qi; Zhao, Xiaoquan – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Promoting smoking cessation through effective health messaging among African American smokers is of great urgency as African Americans suffer disproportionally more from smoking-related diseases compared to White smokers. This research examines the potential impact of self-affirmation on reducing defensive processing of graphic…
Descriptors: African Americans, Smoking, Disproportionate Representation, Health Behavior
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