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Leung, Sharron S. K.; Mak, Yim Wah; Chui, Ying Yu; Chiang, Vico C. L.; Lee, Angel C. K. – Health Education Journal, 2009
Objective: This study aimed to examine occupational stress and mental health among secondary school teachers in Hong Kong, and to identify the differences between those actively engaged in stress management behaviors and those who were not. Design: Survey design was adopted using validated instruments including Occupational Stress Inventory…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Health Conditions, Mental Health, Questionnaires
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Opheim, Arild; Andreasson, Sven; Eklund, Astri Brandell; Prescott, Peter – Health Education Journal, 2009
Objective: To explore the effects of brief training in Motivational interviewing (MI) for medical students. Design: Video recordings of consultations between 113 final-year medical students and simulated patients were scored blind by two independent raters with the Motivational Interviewing Skill Code (MISC). Half of the students participated in a…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Students, Interviews, Patients
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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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Morgan, Philip J.; Hansen, Vibeke – Health Education Journal, 2008
Objective: The aim of the current study was to examine the perceptions of classroom teachers regarding the benefits and outcomes of their PE programs. Design: Cross-sectional. Setting: Thirty eight randomly selected primary schools in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Method: A mixed-mode methodology was utilized, incorporating semi-structured…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries
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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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Coleman, Lester; Testa, Adrienne – Health Education Journal, 2007
Objective: To provide evidence about the sexual health knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of an ethnically diverse sample of young people from Secondary/High schools in London. Design: Cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey. The sample consisted of students in school Years 11 to 13 (aged 15-18 years), present in school on the day of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Health Education, Females, Ethnic Groups
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Mackay, H.; Lowe, D.; Edwards, D.; Rogers, S. N. – Health Education Journal, 2007
Objective: Sunbeds pose a potential risk to health. Although not recommended for children under 16 years of age they are used by this age group. The purpose of this study was to assess the awareness of suntanning guidelines, the use of sunbeds and the attitude towards tanning in children aged between 14 and 16 years. Design and method: 499 pupils…
Descriptors: Age, Public Health, Gender Differences, Students
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Tanvatanakul, Vasuton; Amado, Joao; Saowakontha, Sastri – Health Education Journal, 2007
Object: To investigate channels for communication of health information to various groups in the community. Design: An exploratory cross sectional design was used, followed by focus groups of selected participants to confirm and clarify the findings. Setting: Five levels of sub-district administration organizations were selected from different…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Focus Groups, Rural Areas, Information Sources
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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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Peerbhoy, Denise; Bourke, Cathriona – Health Education Journal, 2007
Objective: To document young people's and teachers' responses to "Icebreaker", a Theatre in Education (TIE) performance exploring themes of sexual health and relationships, in relation to "Healthy Arts"' objectives. Design: Data reported here were part of a wider evaluation of a government funded scheme. Setting: Data was…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Adolescents, Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Relationship
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Barter-Godfrey, Sarah; Taket, Ann – Health Education Journal, 2007
Objective: To understand low uptake of breast cancer screening through exploring the personal reasoning underlying women's attendance or non-attendance, and identifying differences between those who attend and those who decline. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: Community and home environments of women eligible for breast screening aged…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Females, Ethnic Groups, Cancer
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