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Duwe, Elise A. G.; Holloway, Breanna M.; Chin, Jessie; Morrow, Daniel G. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study investigated how older adults' representations of hypertension relate to their illness experience (years of illness), health literacy and self-rated health. Design: Correlational study. Setting: Community-based older adults diagnosed with hypertension. Method: We measured health literacy (Short Test of Functional Health…
Descriptors: Diseases, Older Adults, Hypertension, Knowledge Level
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Lee, Den-Ching A.; Brown, Ted; Stolwyk, Rene; O'Connor, Daniel W.; Haines, Terry P. – Health Education Journal, 2016
Background: Older adults experience a high rate of falls when they transition to community-living following discharge from hospital. Objectives: To describe the proportion of older adults who could recall having discussed falls and falls prevention strategies with a health professional within 6 months following discharge from hospital. To describe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Evidence Based Practice, Accidents
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Knowlden, Adam P.; Hackman, Christine L.; Sharma, Manoj – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: College students are at an increased risk of mental distress. The purpose of this study was to determine whether mental and lifestyle factors differed according to self-reported levels of psychological distress. Design and setting: A self-report questionnaire comprising the Kessler-6 Psychological Distress Scale, Revised Life…
Descriptors: Life Style, Emotional Disturbances, Self Concept Measures, Self Esteem
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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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Sa, J.; Seo, D.-C.; Nelson, T. F.; Lohrmann, D. K.; Ellis, N. T. – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: To investigate two risky behaviours (i.e. binge drinking and drinking and driving) and their individual- and college-level correlates among South Korean international college students in the USA Design: Cross-sectional online survey (student response rate = 41.6%). Setting: South Korean college students (N = 1201) were recruited from 52…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking
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Chen, Yu; While, Alison E; Hicks, Allan – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: To investigate physical activity among older people living alone in Shanghai, People's Republic of China, and key factors contributing to their physical activity. Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was administered in nine communities in Shanghai, using a stratified random cluster sample: 521 community-dwelling older people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Garofalo, Robert; Gayles, Travis; Bottone, Paul Devine; Ryan, Dan; Kuhns, Lisa M.; Mustanski, Brian – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: HIV disproportionately affects young men who have sex with men, and knowledge about HIV transmission is one factor that may play a role in high rate of infections for this population. This study examined racial/ethnic differences in HIV knowledge among young men who have sex with men in the USA and their correlation to condom usage…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Homosexuality
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Daoud, Nihaya; Osman, Amira; Hart, Trevor A.; Berry, Elliott M.; Adler, Bella – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: Little research exists on diabetes self-care management (DSCM) in Arab populations. We examined the contribution of health belief constructs, socioeconomic position (SEP) and clinical factors (glycated haemoglobin [HbA1C] level, type of diabetes treatments, and receiving professional guidance) to DSCM among Arab patients in East…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Management, Daily Living Skills, Patients
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Siitonen, Piia; Vainio, Kirsti; Keinonen, Tuula; Kiviniemi, Vesa; Hämeen-Anttila, Katri – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: To describe the association between teachers' beliefs about medicines and teaching about illnesses and medicines-related topics by Finnish comprehensive school teachers. Design: A nationwide postal survey. Setting: Finnish primary and lower secondary school teachers. Method: Data were collected using a nationwide postal survey from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Health Education, Medicine
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Rhodes, Darson L.; Jozkowski, Kristen N.; Hammig, Bart J.; Ogletree, Roberta J.; Fogarty, Erin C. – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine if education about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/sexually transmitted disease (STD) and pregnancy prevention is dependent on professional preparation and/or class structure. Design: A secondary data analysis of the 2006 School Health Policies and Programmes Study (SHPPS) was conducted.…
Descriptors: Health Education, Pregnancy, Prevention, School Health Services
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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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Sisask, Merike; Värnik, Peeter; Värnik, Airi; Apter, Alan; Balazs, Judit; Balint, Maria; Bobes, Julio; Brunner, Romuald; Corcoran, Paul; Cosman, Doina; Feldman, Dana; Haring, Christian; Kahn, Jean-Pierre; Poštuvan, Vita; Tubiana, Alexandra; Sarchiapone, Marco; Wasserman, Camilla; Carli, Vladimir; Hoven, Christina W.; Wasserman, Danuta – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: In support of a whole-school approach to mental health promotion, this study was conducted to find out whether and how significantly teachers' satisfaction with school and their subjective psychological well-being are related to the belief that they can help pupils with mental health problems. Design: Cross-sectional data were collected…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Well Being
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Løhre, Audhild; Moksnes, Unni K.; Lillefjell, Monica – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: Although welfare in childhood and adolescence is of great public concern, individual or other resources have not been extensively studied in relation to wellbeing in schools. In this longitudinal study, factors that may promote girls' or boys' school wellbeing as well as factors that may have an adverse effect were assessed. Methods:…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Well Being, Predictor Variables, Elementary School Students
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Kabir, M. A.; Goh, Kim-Leng – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objectives: This study aimed to investigate tobacco use behaviours and their correlates among secondary school students in Nepal and Sri Lanka together with cross-country comparisons. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Methods and Settings: The data were obtained from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), 2007. Current tobacco use was considered as…
Descriptors: Smoking, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Health Behavior
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Soutome, Sakiko; Kajiwara, Kazumi; Oho, Takahiko – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: To examine whether the combined use of a task-specific self-efficacy scale for oral health behaviour (SEOH) and an oral health questionnaire (OHQ) would be useful for evaluating subjects' behaviours and cognitions. Design: Questionnaires. Methods: One hundred and eighty-five students completed the SEOH and OHQ. The 30-item OHQ uses a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Questionnaires, Health Behavior, Measures (Individuals)
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