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Scott, Joseph J.; Hansen, Vibeke; Morgan, Philip J.; Plotnikoff, Ronald C.; Lubans, David R. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To explore young people's perceptions of pedometers and investigate behaviours exhibited while being monitored. Design: Qualitative design using six focus groups with participants (mean age 14.7 years). Setting: Study participants (n = 24) were randomly selected from a previous study of 123 young people aged 14-15 years from three…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Qualitative Research, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries
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Renslow, Jillian; Maupin, Jonathan – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Using the draw-and-write methodology, this study examined cross-cultural similarities and differences in children's perceptions of health. Design: Cross-sectional design. Setting: One public elementary school in the USA and in Guatemala. Method: The total sample included 161 children 9-10 years of age, 80 in the USA and 81 in Guatemala.…
Descriptors: Health, Cross Cultural Studies, Freehand Drawing, Elementary School Students
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Spencer, Grace; Lewis, Sophie; Reid, Megan – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Increasing numbers of young people live with a chronic health condition. Much research to date has explored young people's self-management of their illness and related symptomatology. Relatively less is known about how young people manage their long-term condition in everyday social contexts. This paper reports on findings from a…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Coping, College Students, Identification (Psychology)
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Cho, Young Hoan; You, Myoungsoon; Choi, Hyoseon – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: Health message design plays an important role in knowledge acquisition and changes in attitudes towards a nutrient or substance, such as caffeine. To foster the effectiveness of health education, greater attention should be paid to the gist-based design of health messages that include visual representations. Fuzzy-trace theory…
Descriptors: Graphic Arts, Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Health Education
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Martin, Shirley; Horgan, Deirdre; Scanlon, Margaret; Eldin, Nazih; O'Donnell, Anne – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This paper presents findings of a qualitative study which explored children and young people's understanding of health and the factors that contribute, or act as barriers, to healthy lifestyles. Views were elicited from consultations with children and young people as part of the process for the development of a National Obesity Policy…
Descriptors: Health, Public Policy, Barriers, Obesity
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Lee, Albert; St. Leger, Lawrence H.; Ling, Kelvin W. K.; Keung, Vera M. W.; Lo, Amelia S. C.; Kwong, Amy C. M.; Ma, Hilda P. S.; Armstrong, Erin S. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The Hong Kong Healthy Schools Award Scheme (HKHSA) developed an assessment and monitoring system to examine the status of Health Promoting Schools (HPS). This study made use of the HKHSA programme to investigate the school health 'profile' and student health status of four gold award schools following 3-4 years' participation in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, School Effectiveness, Profiles
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Valdez, Elizabeth Salerno; Pottinger, Heidi; Urbon-Bonine, Angela; Duncan, Burris – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study sought to determine the feasibility of (a) engaging college students in experiential learning through a 10-day whole foods plant-based diet intervention, (b) bringing pertinence to the course topics that had an emphasis on chronic conditions and (c) understanding how the intervention influenced students' perceptions and…
Descriptors: Food, Intervention, Dietetics, Experiential Learning
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Aldrich, Rosalie S.; Wilde, Jerry; Miller, Elizabeth – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) gatekeeper suicide prevention training on individuals' ability to recognise the warning signs of suicide, intention to question someone they think is suicidal, persuade the suicidal person to stay alive, and know how and where to get help for the…
Descriptors: Suicide, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Pretests Posttests
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Bánfai, Bálint; Pandur, Attila; Schiszler, Bence; Pék, Emese; Radnai, Balázs; Bánfai-Csonka, Henrietta; Betlehem, József – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objectives: First aid programmes should include not only the transfer of knowledge and skills but also improve participants' helping attitudes. The aim of this study was to evalute the immediate and long-term effects of a 3-day first aid programme for kindergarten children. Methods: One hundred and eighteen kindergarten children (5--7 years old)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, First Aid, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education
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Waling, Andrea; Roffee, James A. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Using student narratives of experiences of exclusion and non-inclusion at university, this paper builds an evidence base for, and explores ways in which universities can respond to, the contemporary concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, intersex and queer/questioning (LGBTIQ+) undergraduate students. Design:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Integration, Undergraduate Students, Homosexuality
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Huang, Su-Fei; Zheng, Wan-Ling; Liao, Jung-Yu; Huang, Chiu-Mieh; Lin, Tsung-Yi; Guo, Jong-Long – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Age of initiation of drug use is closely associated with the risk of developing drug dependence or abuse. Effective programmes are needed to prevent adolescents from using drugs at an early age. The aim of this intervention programme was to prevent adolescents from using illegal drugs by using drama in education (DIE) to convey a…
Descriptors: Drama, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Control Groups
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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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Lwin, May O.; Malik, Shelly; Kang, Vernon Beng Tat; Chen, Grace Peimin – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study investigated the extent to which the efficacy of a hypertension awareness programme in Singapore may differ based on age, gender, race and housing type (as proxy for income). Method: Pre- and post-programme survey responses on blood pressure (BP) knowledge and beliefs from 9,960 grade 5 students were assessed. Post-programme…
Descriptors: Hypertension, Health Education, Health Promotion, Gender Differences
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Hayball, Felicity Z.L.; Pawlowski, Charlotte Skau – Health Education Journal, 2018
Aims and objectives: The importance of childhood physical activity is widely recognised. Helping children to articulate their opinions is a crucial factor in improving their health and well-being, yet the field is predominantly focused on adult-led quantitative methods and lacks deeper understanding from a child perspective. Methods: This paper…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Photography, Freehand Drawing, Health Behavior
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Hutton, Alison; Whitehead, Dean; Ullah, Shahid – Health Education Journal, 2017
Purpose: Alcohol-related accidents and injuries occur disproportionately within young people--especially when gathering at social events. This study represents a partnership between a faith-based group of volunteers specifically trained to counsel and support young people to reduce their risk of alcohol-related harm, Adelaide City Council, and the…
Descriptors: Drinking, Health Behavior, Religion, Religious Factors
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