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Wicki, Matthias; Kuntsche, Sandra; Stucki, Stephanie; Marmet, Simon; Annaheim, Beatrice – Health Education Journal, 2018
Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of Cool and Clean, Switzerland's largest substance use prevention programme, targeted specifically at 10- to 20-year-olds who belong to a sports club and train as part of a team. Method: Based on a representative sample of young people who belong to a sports club and train as part of a team…
Descriptors: Prevention, Marijuana, Drinking, Case Studies
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Teschl, Carina; Nössler, Carolin; Schneider, Melanie; Carlsohn, Anja; Lührmann, Petra – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objectives: To investigate the relationship between vegetable intake, knowledge of recommended vegetable servings and self-assessed achievement of vegetable intake recommendations. Design and setting: Cross-sectional nutritional study in a university setting. Method: Students answered a set of standardised questions. Vegetable intake was assessed…
Descriptors: Food, Eating Habits, Health Behavior, Nutrition
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Hikita, Naoko; Haruna, Megumi; Matsuzaki, Masayo; Shiraishi, Mie; Takehara, Kenji; Dagvadorj, Amarjargal; Sumya, Narantuya; Bavuusuren, Bayasgalantai; Baljinnyam, Purevdorj; Ota, Erika; Mori, Rintaro – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study investigated the use of a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) handbook, and related factors, in Mongolia. Design: Population-based cross-sectional study. Setting: Bulgan Province, Mongolia. Method: MCH handbook use was determined by examining whether participants had read it or recorded their health-related information into it.…
Descriptors: Mothers, Child Health, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Bonell, Christopher; Shackleton, Nichola; Fletcher, Adam; Jamal, Farah; Allen, Elizabeth; Mathiot, Anne; Markham, Wolfgang; Aveyard, Paul; Viner, Russell – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objectives: It has been suggested that students are healthier in schools where more students are committed to school. Previous research has examined this only using a proxy measure of value-added education (a measure of whether school-level attendance and attainment are higher than predicted by students' social profile), finding associations with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Smoking, Drinking
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Cheung, Peggy PY – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: This study aimed to examine the association between parental socioeconomic status (SES) and children's physical activity (PA) behaviour during after-school hours. Design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: Participants included 663 schoolchildren (aged between 10 and 13 years) and their parents from nine primary schools in Hong Kong.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, After School Programs
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Alldred, Pam; Fox, Nick; Kulpa, Robert – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: To assess an intervention to familiarise parents with children's books for use in primary (5-11 years) sex and relationship education (SRE) classes. Method: Case study of a 7-week programme in one London primary school, using ethnographic observation, semi-structured interviews and focus groups with parents (n = 7) and key stakeholders…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Focus Groups, Questionnaires
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Chen, Yi-Chun; Huang, Hui-Wen; Cheng, Chung-Ping; Hsieh, Hsin-Chin; Huang, Chih-Ling – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the ways in which social smoking expectations mediate the relationship between adolescent smoking behaviour and the smoking behaviour of family and peers. Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional survey. Setting: Taiwan, Republic of China. Method: The participants were 921 senior high school students…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Behavior, Structural Equation Models, Computer Software
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Hunter, Theresa; Weinstein, Melissa – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: The objective of this study was to assess male undergraduate students' human papillomavirus (HPV) knowledge and intentions to receive the HPV vaccination. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Method: A sample of 116 male undergraduate students from a university in the Midwestern USA completed a survey questionnaire assessing various aspects…
Descriptors: Cancer, Immunization Programs, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Olsson, Cecilia; Waling, Maria – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objectives: Sweden is one of three countries worldwide which has a legal requirement to ensure that pupils in compulsory school should be offered free, nutritious school meals. Furthermore, the law states that school meal provision should be included in schools' internal quality management (IQM) system. The objective of this study was to examine…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Guidelines, Food, Educational Environment
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Lo, Sally Wai Sze; Chair, Sek Ying; Lee, Iris Fung Kam – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: The objective of this study was to assess knowledge of metabolic syndrome (MS) among Chinese adults and provide directions for designing healthcare promotion schemes for improving MS awareness in the community. Design: The study adopted a cross-sectional design and a convenience sampling method. Method: Chinese adults aged 18-65 years…
Descriptors: Health Education, Foreign Countries, Adults, Health Promotion
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Abe, Keina; Akamatsu, Rie – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: Leaving a portion of meals uneaten, known as plate waste, is a serious problem among children in Japan. Although children's confidence that they can completely finish meals is related to plate waste, the circumstances that influence this confidence are not known. This study examined situations in which low self-efficacy for finishing…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Eating Habits, Correlation, Foreign Countries
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Wei, Mi-Hsiu – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: To determine the associations between health literacy, the reasons for seeking health information, and the information sources utilized by Taiwanese adults. Method: A cross-sectional survey of 752 adults residing in rural and urban areas of Taiwan was conducted via questionnaires. Chi-squared tests and logistic regression were used for…
Descriptors: Family Income, Foreign Countries, Information Seeking, Health
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Hidalgo, Jesús López-Torres; Pretel, Fernando Andrés; Bravo, Beatriz Navarro; Rabadan, Francisco Escobar; Serrano Selva, Juan Pedro; Latorre Postigo, Jose Miguel; Martínez, Ignacio Párraga – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: To examine the ability of medical students to identify hazardous drinkers using screening tools recommended in clinical practice. Design: Observational cross-sectional study. Setting: Faculty of Medicine of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. Method: The medical students learnt to use Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Case Studies
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Oudshoorn, Christian; Hartholt, Klaas A.; van Leeuwen, Johannes P. T. M.; Colin, Edgar M.; van der Velde, Nathalie; van der Cammen, Tischa J. M. – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: The objective of the present study was to examine knowledge on vitamin D and calcium in a cohort of older adults and to test the association between health knowledge, vitamin D status and dietary calcium intake. Methods: The participants of this cross-sectional survey consisted of 426 individuals (greater than or equal to 65 years),…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Older Adults, Correlation, Nutrition
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Persson, Ann; While, Alison – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: To investigate the duration, intensity and type of physical activity undertaken by people aged 60 years and over in relation to their reported levels of participation in social activities and their perceptions of their neighbourhood. Design: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey of older people attending two luncheon and eight social…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Health, Body Weight
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