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Magoc, Dejan; Tomaka, Joe; Thompson, Sharon – Health Education Journal, 2010
Background: Obesity is the leading cause of preventable death and conveys risk for diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Overweight and obesity are common among college students, with surveys showing 35 per cent of college students to be overweight. Unhealthy diets and low physical activity are the major causes. Objective: To examine…
Descriptors: College Students, Obesity, Physical Activities, Questionnaires
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Carlfjord, Siw; Johansson, Kjell; Bendtsen, Preben; Nilsen, Per; Andersson, Agneta – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate staff experiences of the use of a computer-based concept for lifestyle testing and tailored advice implemented in routine primary health care (PHC). Design: The design of the study was a cross-sectional, retrospective survey. Setting: The study population consisted of staff at nine PHC units in the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Primary Health Care
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Soderlund, Lena L.; Malmsten, Janna; Bendtsen, Preben; Nilsen, Per – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: To evaluate how a motivational interviewing (MI) training course for child healthcare nurses in Sweden affected their work with children's weight issues and their attitudes to MI. Design: Cross-sectional survey, descriptive design. Setting: Nurses were recruited from 33 different child healthcare centres in Ostergotland, Sweden. Method:…
Descriptors: Obesity, Nurses, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Jackson, Cath; Cheater, Francine M.; Peacock, Rose; Leask, Julie; Trevena, Lyndal – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: The objective of this feasibility study was to evaluate the acceptability and potential effectiveness of a web-based MMR decision aid in supporting informed decision-making for the MMR vaccine. Design: This was a prospective before-and-after evaluation. Setting: Thirty parents of children eligible for MMR vaccination were recruited from…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Immunization Programs, Foreign Countries, Pretests Posttests
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Caperchione, Cristina; Coulson, Fiona – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: The RE-AIM framework has been recognized as a tool to evaluate the adoption, delivery, and sustainability of an intervention, and estimate its potential public health impact. In this study four dimensions of the RE-AIM framework (adoption, implementation, effectiveness, and maintenance) were used to evaluate the WellingTONNE Challenge…
Descriptors: Intervention, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Guidelines
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Swaminathan, S.; Thomas, T.; Kurpad, A. V.; Vaz, M. – Health Education Journal, 2009
Objective: To document children's views on healthy eating, perceptions of healthy and unhealthy foods and health consequences of consuming unhealthy foods. Design: Baseline data from a three-year longitudinal study. Setting A purposive sample of 307 school children aged 7 to 15 years were recruited from three schools representing various…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Mothers, Diseases
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Holliday, Jo; Audrey, Suzanne; Moore, Laurence; Parry-Langdon, Nina; Campbell, Rona – Health Education Journal, 2009
Objective: The complexity and scale of health promotion interventions present challenges for the standardization of delivery. Furthermore, health promotion practice favours adapting interventions according to perceived client need. This paper examines the fidelity of intervention delivery within A Stop Smoking in Schools Trial (ASSIST),…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Intervention, Health Promotion, Formative Evaluation
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Lubans, David; Morgan, Philip – Health Education Journal, 2008
Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify potential determinants of objectively measured physical activity in the "Learning to Enjoy Activity with Friends" (LEAF) study. Design: This study involved a quasi-experimental design and students (N = 116) were assigned to an intervention group (n = 50) or a comparison group (n = 66)…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Intervention, Physical Activities, Adolescents
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McCann, Lyndsey; Donnelly, Lyn; Quinn, Phelim; McAnerney, Rosemary – Health Education Journal, 2008
Objective: To identify the key issues for service providers in delivering high quality sexual health services, responsive to the needs of young people, in a rural area of Northern Ireland. Design: A triangulation survey approach using questionnaires, in-depth interviews and focus groups was undertaken with a range of organizations and…
Descriptors: Health Services, Focus Groups, Young Adults, Adolescents
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Audrey, Suzanne; Holliday, Jo; Campbell, Rona – Health Education Journal, 2008
Objective: Although current UK policy argues that schools have a key role in raising health standards, emphasis on the core curriculum restricts teachers' opportunities to undertake health promotion activities. The challenge is to design effective health promotion interventions that minimize pressures on teaching staff and curriculum space. Here…
Descriptors: Intervention, Health Promotion, Smoking, Formative Evaluation
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Egan, M. B.; Bielby, G.; Eves, A.; Lumbers, M. L.; Raats, M. M.; Adams, M. R. – Health Education Journal, 2008
Objective: A nationwide survey of teachers investigated the teaching of food hygiene in UK secondary schools. Previous studies have focused on effective strategies in consumer food hygiene training but there is little research focusing on school-based education. Design: The questionnaire was developed based on the results of in-depth interviews…
Descriptors: Home Economics, Secondary Schools, Learning Activities, Food Standards
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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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Dunne, Fidelma; McAleer, Sean; Roff, Susan – Health Education Journal, 2006
Objective: To assess the undergraduate educational environment in a large UK medical school. Method: Prospective study using the already validated Dundee Ready Education Environment (DREEM) questionnaire ("Appendix 1"). Setting: A large UK medical school. Participants: All medical students enrolled in the academic year 2002/2003. Main…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Medical Education, Medical Students, Medical Schools
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Fraser, Kim; Wallis, Marianne; St. John, Winsome – Health Education Journal, 2004
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a "single session" group, early intervention, multidisciplinary, education programme (entitled the "Fun not Fuss with Food" group programme) designed to improve children's problem eating and mealtime behaviours. Design: A quasi-experimental time-series design incorporating data…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Parent Education, Foreign Countries, Eating Habits