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Liao, Li-Ling; Lai, I-Ju; Chang, Li-Chun – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the nutrition literacy status of Taiwanese college students and to assess the relationship between nutrition literacy and healthy-eating behaviours. Design: Cross-sectional design with convenience sampling. Setting: Six universities in northern, central and southern Taiwan; both national and private…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Literacy
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Silver, Michelle Pannor; Easty, Laura Kathleen; Sewell, Karen M.; Georges, Rosemary; Behman, Amy – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: University has been identified as an important time to develop exercise habits. The aim of this study was to examine factors that enhanced exercise participation among a diverse set of undergraduate students and their perceived facilitators as well as barriers to exercising regularly. Setting: A large public university in one of the…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Exercise, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Murray, B. Lee – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: While statistics related to the sexual abuse of people with developmental disabilities are alarming, there remains a gap in the services and supports available to promote sexual health and healthy relationships and prevent sexual abuse of this population. Objective: To develop and deliver a sexual health education programme for…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Health Education, Adolescents, Developmental Disabilities
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Yu, Xiaoran; Pendse, Asmita; Slifko, Shay; Inman, Arpana G.; Kong, Peggy; Knettel, Brandon A. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This evaluation examined the effectiveness and cultural compatibility of a community health worker (CHW) training programme on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Haiti. Design: Mixed-methods including pre- and post-course tests of WASH knowledge, focus group discussions and semi-structured observation. Setting: Haiti is among the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Training, Community Health Services, Health Personnel
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Foley, Bridget C.; Mihrshahi, Seema; Shrewsbury, Vanessa A.; Shah, Smita – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: This study aimed to identify barriers, facilitators and potential intervention strategies for adolescents to use within the home to promote healthy eating and active living. Design: Cross-sectional design using semi-structured discussion groups. Setting: Peer leaders (aged 15-16 years) from five secondary schools in Sydney, Australia,…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Life Style
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Noonan, Robert J.; Boddy, Lynne M.; Knowles, Zoe R.; Fairclough, Stuart J. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study investigated relative associations between physical activity and selected predisposing, reinforcing and enabling factors among 9- to 10-year-old children from socially disadvantaged communities and examined the extent to which these associations varied by sex. Design: Cross-sectional design. Setting: Ten public primary…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Trayner, Kirsten M. A.; Anderson, Niall; Cameron, J. Claire – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: In response to an outbreak of severe meningococcal disease caused by serogroup W, the UK introduced the meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) for adolescents and new university students as a control measure. Objective: To estimate MenACWY vaccine uptake and identify factors associated with uptake, barriers and motivations towards vaccination…
Descriptors: Immunization Programs, Diseases, Adolescents, Barriers
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Kerner, Charlotte; Kirk, David; De Meester, An; Haerens, Leen – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study explored whether pupils' state body satisfaction during physical education related to the degree to which they indicated that physical education stimulated them to engage in sports activities outside of school. It also investigated whether pupils' self-determined motivation mediated this relationship, such that pupils with…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Human Body, Self Concept, Student Motivation
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Mello, Michael J.; Gilbard, Zoe; Burstein, Dina; Baird, Janette; Zonfrillo, Mark R.; Flanagan, Patricia; Linakis, James G.; Hackman, Holly; Howland, Jonathan – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for infants and young children in the USA, and the children of young mothers are at an even higher risk. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions have been successful in promoting behaviour change for many health conditions. This study assessed interest in mSafety, a text and video…
Descriptors: Injuries, Mothers, Risk, Safety
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Kulik, Noel; Thomas, Erica M.; Fahlman, Mariane M.; Garn, Alex C.; Centeio, Erin E.; Somers, Cheryl L.; McCaughtry, Nathan – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Existing research shows that sociodemographic factors are associated with dietary patterns among adolescents; however, little is known about when these relationships begin in children. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between dietary self-efficacy (SE) and dietary intake among children over time and by…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Eating Habits, Race, Ethnicity
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Nagler, Eve M.; Lobo, Priya – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Low socioeconomic status young people in low- and middle-income countries use tobacco at higher rates than their wealthier peers. School-based tobacco use prevention interventions that employ a life skills approach are effective at preventing tobacco use. In India, the Salaam Bombay Foundation (SBF) has implemented a multiyear,…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Promotion, Daily Living Skills, Intervention
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Chester, Kayleigh L.; Klemera, Ellen; Magnusson, Josefine; Spencer, Neil H.; Brooks, Fiona M. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: The broad nature of young people's development is internationally acknowledged, which includes physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social elements. In England, schools have a legal obligation to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. It has been suggested that personal, social, health and economic (PSHE)…
Descriptors: Social Development, Moral Development, Correlation, Spiritual Development
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Agnew, Shire; Gunn, Alexandra C. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: Understandings of menstruation, including those within teaching, continue to draw on dominant discourses that construct menstruation as shameful and secret. This study trialled a new pedagogical approach to menstruation education that offered opportunities to engage with and mobilise alternative discourses. Design: Teachers of students…
Descriptors: Females, Physiology, Social Attitudes, Preadolescents
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Kristina, Susi Ari; Yulianto, Yulianto; Prabandari, Yayi Suryo – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To implement a new health promotion course as part of pharmacy public health practices and to identify pharmacy students' knowledge, perceived role and self-efficacy with respect to what was learned through this. Method: A total of 119 fifth-year pharmacy students undertook a new health promotion course in a pharmacy school in…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Pharmaceutical Education, Pharmacy, Questionnaires
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Watling, David P.; Bishara, Jason D.; Zeeman, Heidi – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Adolescence is presented as a vulnerable period for accidental injury, particularly spinal cord injury, given young people's propensity for risky behaviours. School-based health promotion initiatives provide opportunities for education about the risks associated with dangerous behaviours. In this study, we aimed to describe young…
Descriptors: Safety, Beliefs, Secondary School Students, Pretests Posttests
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