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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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Bergeron, Dave A.; Talbot, Lise R.; Gaboury, Isabelle – Health Education Journal, 2019
Introduction: School-based health promotion interventions (SHPI) have been introduced extensively over the last decades, but their implementation and evaluation still present challenges. Among these, the complexity of the environments in which SHPI are implemented, and intersectoral collaboration to promote more sustainable change, must be better…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Intervention, Health Education, Program Implementation
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Lindsay, Sally; Rezai, Mana; Kolne, Kendall; Osten, Victoria – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: Although gender plays an important role in health, most healthcare providers lack knowledge in providing gender-sensitive care. Offering gender-sensitivity training for healthcare providers can help to address gender-based health inequalities. Method: A mixed-methods systematic review of gender-sensitivity training programmes or…
Descriptors: Intervention, Allied Health Personnel, Gender Differences, Training
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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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Buckley, Benjamin J. R.; Thijssen, Dick H. J.; Murphy, Rebecca C.; Graves, Lee E. F.; Whyte, Greg; Gillison, Fiona; Crone, Diane; Wilson, Philip M.; Hindley, Daniel; Watson, Paula M. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: To explore the preliminary effects and acceptability of a co-produced physical activity referral intervention. Study Design: Longitudinal design with data collected at baseline and post a 12-week physical activity referral intervention. Setting: Community leisure centre. Methods: In all, 32 adults with controlled lifestyle-related…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Referral, Intervention
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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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Muise, Joanna; Oliver, Emily; Newell, Penny; Forsyth, Mark – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: To build the evidence base for first aid education by testing the hypothesis that learners will be more confident and willing to act in an emergency if their first aid education has attempted to break down perceived barriers to helping. Design: Additional activities were appended to and delivered alongside a control curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, First Aid, Instructional Effectiveness
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Dunn, Susan L.; Robbins, Lorraine B.; Smith, Sandi W.; Ranganathan, Rajiv; DeVon, Holli A.; Collins, Eileen G.; Hong, Hyokyoung G.; Tintle, Nathan L. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Hopelessness is present in 27% of patients with ischaemic heart disease (IHD), can persist for 12 months and is associated with lack of physical activity (PA). No interventions have been tested to increase PA in IHD patients who report hopelessness. This study evaluated the feasibility of conducting a randomised controlled trial to…
Descriptors: Heart Disorders, Nurses, Psychological Patterns, Social Support Groups
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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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Mello, Michael J.; Gilbard, Zoe; Burstein, Dina; Baird, Janette; Zonfrillo, Mark R.; Flanagan, Patricia; Linakis, James G.; Hackman, Holly; Howland, Jonathan – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for infants and young children in the USA, and the children of young mothers are at an even higher risk. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions have been successful in promoting behaviour change for many health conditions. This study assessed interest in mSafety, a text and video…
Descriptors: Injuries, Mothers, Risk, Safety
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Kulik, Noel; Thomas, Erica M.; Fahlman, Mariane M.; Garn, Alex C.; Centeio, Erin E.; Somers, Cheryl L.; McCaughtry, Nathan – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Existing research shows that sociodemographic factors are associated with dietary patterns among adolescents; however, little is known about when these relationships begin in children. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between dietary self-efficacy (SE) and dietary intake among children over time and by…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Eating Habits, Race, Ethnicity
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Nagler, Eve M.; Lobo, Priya – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Low socioeconomic status young people in low- and middle-income countries use tobacco at higher rates than their wealthier peers. School-based tobacco use prevention interventions that employ a life skills approach are effective at preventing tobacco use. In India, the Salaam Bombay Foundation (SBF) has implemented a multiyear,…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Promotion, Daily Living Skills, Intervention
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Koenig, Virginia E.; Provident, Ingrid M. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Health literacy is the ability to access, understand, evaluate and communicate information in a manner that promotes, maintains and improves health care in a variety of settings across the life span. Health professionals, including occupational therapists (OTs), need to consider health literacy in order to optimise client-centred…
Descriptors: Workshops, Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Multiple Literacies
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Shukri, Madihah; Zin, Zamzahaila; Zainol, Khairi; Said, Syahrin; Rajali, Afiq – Health Education Journal, 2019
Aims and objectives: This article presents findings from a dietary intervention designed to improve the nutritional knowledge, attitudes, intentions and dietary intake of socially disadvantaged children. Design: Quasi-experimental design. Methods: A total of 201 (treatment group n = 106, control n = 95) children completed the questionnaire at pre-…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Computer Assisted Instruction, Eating Habits, Intervention
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