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Wagemakers, Annemarie; van Husen, Gwen; Barrett, Jennifer B.; Koelen, Maria A. – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: The STI/HIV prevention programme in Amsterdam aims to improve the sexual health of Amsterdam residents of African, Antillean, Aruban and Surinamese origins. The programme strategy is to achieve and enhance the participation of migrant community-based organisations (CBOs) in sexual health promotion through a grant scheme and by providing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Prevention
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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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Watkins, Francine; Jones, Sue – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: The aim of this study was to identify the complexities and pressures faced by parents when trying to embed knowledge of healthy eating in their children's lifestyles. Design: Qualitative design using focus groups with parents and children aged 10 to 11 years. Methods: The research was conducted in two phases. The first phase involved…
Descriptors: Obesity, Parent Influence, Food, Parent Child Relationship
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Lee, Den-Ching A.; Pritchard, Elizabeth; McDermott, Fiona; Haines, Terry P. – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of patient education in reducing falls, promoting behavioural change and the uptake of prevention activities in older adults during and after hospitalization. Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods: A systematic search of five health science databases was performed up to November 2012. Studies…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Accidents, Accident Prevention, Hospitals
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Pescud, Melanie; Pettigrew, Simone; Henley, Nadine – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: To explore low socioeconomic parents' beliefs in relation to children's nutrition. Design: A qualitative, longitudinal study over 12 months involving 37 low socioeconomic parents. Setting: Perth, Western Australia. Method: Parents' nutrition-related beliefs were explored via interviews, focus groups and…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Disadvantaged, Obesity, Eating Habits
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den Hartog, Franciska; Wagemakers, Annemarie; Vaandrager, Lenneke; van Dijk, Marieke; Koelen, Maria A. – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: BeweegKuur (Exercise Therapy) is a Dutch lifestyle programme in which participants are referred by a general practitioner (GP) to a lifestyle advisor. To support participants, regional and local alliances are established. The present study explored the successes and challenges associated with collaboration processes in local BeweegKuur…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Life Style, Interviews, Focus Groups
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Garcia, Jane Mertz; Sellers, Debra M.; Hilgendorf, Amy E.; Burnett, Debra L. – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: Our aim was to evaluate a health education programme (TBIoptions: Promoting Knowledge) designed to increase public awareness and understanding about traumatic brain injury (TBI) through in-person (classroom) and computer-based (electronic) learning environments. Design: We used a pre-post survey design with randomization of participants…
Descriptors: Health Education, Program Evaluation, Brain, Injuries
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Mahadevan, Meena; Hartwell, Heather; Feldman, Charles; Raines, Emily – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: Malnutrition, secondary to decreased food intake, is a public health problem of epidemic proportions among older adults in the United States of America (USA). Compared to community-dwelling senior citizens, congregate (sheltered) housing residents are found to be frailer, with documented deficiencies in several major and minor…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Nutrition, Older Adults, Health
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Lowe, Wendy Anne – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objectives: Discourses of complexity have entered health professional education. This paper explores the meaning of complexity by asking how health professionals are educated and some of the consequences of that education. Design: A qualitative study was carried out drawing on reflexivity, discourse analysis and grounded methodology. Setting: Two…
Descriptors: Health Education, Guidelines, Case Studies, Semi Structured Interviews
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Wang, Shu Mei; Zou, Jin Liang; Gifford, Mervyn; Dalal, Koustuv – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: This study investigated how young urban students conceptualize health and fitness and tried to identify their sources of information about health-related issues. The findings are intended to help make suggestions for policy makers to design and develop effective health-education strategies. Methods: Focus group discussions (FGDs) of 20…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Physical Fitness, Health Education
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Smedley, Jenna; Jancey, Jonine M.; Dhaliwal, Satvinder; Zhao, Yun; Monteiro, Sarojini M. D. R.; Howat, Peter – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: This study aimed to determine women's reported health behaviours (physical activity, diet, weight management) before and during pregnancy, and to identify sources of health information. Design: Retrospective study incorporating quantitative (a self-completed survey) and qualitative (one-on-one interviews) methods. Methodology:…
Descriptors: Females, Pregnancy, Health Behavior, Exercise
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Bastani, Farideh; Golaghaie, Farzaneh; Farahani, Mansoureh A.; Rafeie, Mohammad – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: To establish family-centred health education for patients in a neurosurgery unit and to evaluate its impact on patients' and families' satisfaction. Design: Cooperative participatory research through which a group of clinical nurses and an academic researcher engaged in cycles of action and reflection. Setting: The study was conducted…
Descriptors: Health Education, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Robinson, Mark; Robertson, Steve – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: To understand the views of men and service providers concerning the health information needs of men. Design: A men's health programme was implemented aimed at developing new health information resources designed for use by local organizations with men in socially disadvantaged groups. Research was carried out at the scoping stage to…
Descriptors: Males, Information Needs, Health, Health Education
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Ochieng, Bertha M. N. – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: This paper examines Black adolescents' experiences and views on the interrelationships between their families' parenting practices and their wellbeing. Method: The material is drawn from a community-based qualitative study on the health and wellbeing experiences of Black African families and adolescents. A total of 53 adolescents of…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Well Being, Qualitative Research
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Arora, Amit; Nguyen, Deon; Do, Quang Vinh; Nguyen, Bao; Hilton, Glen; Do, Loc Giang; Bhole, Sameer – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: This study, nested within a large cohort study, sought to explore how well Vietnamese mothers with pre-school children understood the dental health education material commonly available in New South Wales, Australia. Design: Qualitative research. Setting: Home-based interviews. Method: Vietnamese-speaking mothers ("n" = 24)…
Descriptors: Dental Health, Vietnamese People, Mothers, English (Second Language)
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