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Arabyat, Rasha M.; Borrego, Matthew; Hamidovic, Ajna; Sleath, Betsy; Raisch, Dennis W. – Health Education Research, 2019
The non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) among college students is escalating at an alarming rate. A limited number of studies have utilized a theoretical framework to influence this behavior. To utilize the reasoned-action approach theory to design and evaluate a web-based intervention to influence students' attitudes, perceived norms…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, College Students, Student Attitudes, Social Attitudes
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Buller, M. K.; Bettinghaus, E. P.; Fluharty, L.; Andersen, P. A.; Slater, M. D.; Henry, K. L.; Liu, X.; Fullmer, S.; Buller, D. B. – Health Education Research, 2019
The homophily principle, that perceived similarities among people produce positive reactions, is a cross-cultural, global phenomenon. This study aimed to test the prediction that photographs that depict models similar to the target population improve health communication by increasing perceived identification in three racial/ethnic populations.…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Communication Strategies, Health Behavior
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Ghasab Shirazi, Morvarid; Kazemi, Ashraf; Kelishadi, Roya; Mostafavi, Firoozeh – Health Education Research, 2019
This study aims to evaluate the impact of a social cognitive theory (SCT)-based intervention on dietary behaviors and behavioral determinants. A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 230 adolescent girls (13-15 years old) in the intervention (n=115), and control group (n = 115), in Isfahan, Iran. Interventions were focused on changing SCT…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Intervention, Control Groups
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McGinty, Emma E.; Siddiqi, Sameer; Linden, Sarah; Horwitz, Joshua; Frattaroli, Shannon – Health Education Research, 2019
Many of the policies shown to benefit the public's health in research studies are never widely implemented. We conducted a qualitative and exploratory multiple-case study of three U.S. academic research-policy translation initiatives that resulted in the development, enactment and/or implementation of evidence-based policies to address public…
Descriptors: Public Health, Weapons, Narcotics, Drug Abuse
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Bernhart, J. A.; Dunn, C. G.; Wilcox, S.; Saunders, R. P.; Sharpe, P. A.; Stucker, J. – Health Education Research, 2019
Faith-based health promotion programs have been effective in increasing healthy eating (HE) and physical activity (PA). Very few reports exist regarding church leaders' anticipated and experienced barriers and facilitators to program implementation. Pastors (n = 38, 70%) and program coordinators (n = 54, 100%) from churches (N = 54) who attended a…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Churches, Barriers, Program Implementation
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Abbott, Laurie S.; Slate, Elizabeth H.; Lemacks, Jennifer L. – Health Education Research, 2019
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death among people living in the United States. Populations, especially minorities, living in the rural South are disproportionately affected by CVD and have greater CVD risk, morbidity and mortality. Culturally relevant cardiovascular health programs implemented in rural community settings can…
Descriptors: Heart Disorders, Death, At Risk Persons, Minority Groups
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Musekamp, G.; Gerlich, C.; Ehlebracht-Knig, I.; Dorn, M.; Hfter, A.; Tomiak, C.; Schlittenhardt, D.; Faller, H.; Reusch, A. – Health Education Research, 2019
The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of a self-management patient education programme for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) as compared with usual care education in inpatient rehabilitation. In a multicentre cluster-randomized controlled trial, 583 inpatients in 3 rehabilitation centres received an advanced self-management patient education…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Self Management, Patient Education, Fatigue (Biology)
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Nugroho, Adi; Coulter, Robert W. S.; Erasmus, Vicki; Laksmono, Pipiet A.; Mihari, Tengku S.; Richardus, Jan Hendrik – Health Education Research, 2019
Implementers of outreach program in Indonesia often provide formal training for their outreach workers (OWs) only at the startup. We believe continuous training can be provided by experienced OWs at any time if an appropriate training package is available. Using a one-group pre-test-post-test study design; we developed, implemented and evaluated…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Males, Sexuality, Homosexuality
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Kegler, Michelle C.; Lea, Jaimie; Lebow-Skelley, Erin; Lefevre, Adrienne M.; Diggs, Pam; Haardrfer, Regine – Health Education Research, 2019
Smoke-free policies such as those required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development have the potential to reduce persistent income-related disparities in secondhand smoke exposure. To understand the implementation and enforcement process, as well as barriers and facilitators to compliance and enforcement, we conducted semi-structured…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Public Housing, Smoking, Health Promotion
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Gwede, Clement K.; Sutton, Steven K.; Chavarria, Enmanuel A.; Gutierrez, Liliana; Abdulla, Rania; Christy, Shannon M.; Lopez, Diana; Sanchez, Julian; Meade, Cathy D. – Health Education Research, 2019
Despite established benefits, colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is underutilized among Latinos/Hispanics. We conducted a pilot 2-arm randomized controlled trial evaluating efficacy of two intervention conditions on CRC screening uptake among Latinos receiving care in community clinics. Participants (N = 76) were aged 50-75, most were foreign-born,…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Health Promotion, Intervention, Hispanic Americans
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Ko, Dami; Myung, Eunyoung; Moon, Tae-Joon; Shah, Dhavan V. – Health Education Research, 2019
Although low socio-economic status (SES) persons with diabetes show low levels of physical activity (PA), there is limited knowledge regarding which media is effective in improving their PA. This study aimed to determine the appropriate media for providing PA-related information to persons with diabetes in low SES compared with those in high SES.…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Diabetes, Physical Activity Level, Mass Media Effects
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Shadel, William G.; Martino, Steven C.; Setodji, Claude M.; Dunbar, Michael; Scharf, Deborah; Creswell, Kasey G. – Health Education Research, 2019
This experiment tested whether the presence of graphic health warning labels on cigarette packages deterred adult smokers from purchasing cigarettes at retail point-of-sale (POS), and whether individual difference variables moderated this relationship. The study was conducted in the RAND StoreLab (RSL), a life-sized replica of a convenience store…
Descriptors: Merchandise Information, Pictorial Stimuli, Prevention, Smoking
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Yuan, Nicole P.; Nair, Uma S.; Crane, Tracy E.; Krupski, Laurie; Collins, Bradley N.; Bell, Melanie L. – Health Education Research, 2019
Home smoking bans may be an effective way to promote tobacco cessation among treatment seeking smokers. Few studies have examined this relationship in a quitline setting. Data were obtained from 14,296 adults who were enrolled in a state quitline between January 2011 and July 2016. This study investigated whether cessation rates varied by changes…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Behavior, Intervention, Adults
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Nandha, B.; Meenakshy, V.; Abdul Khader, Nazer; Vijayakumar, K. N.; Jambulingam, P. – Health Education Research, 2019
Lymphatic filariasis (LF), a neglected tropical disease is targeted for elimination globally by 2020. National Health Policy of India set the goal by 2017 and annual single-dose mass drug administration (MDA) with anti-filarial drugs is in operation in endemic districts since 2004. Performance and effectiveness of MDA was diverse across the nation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Diseases, Immunization Programs
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Rahimdel, T.; Morowatisharifabad, M. A.; Salehi-Abargouei, A.; Mirzaei, M.; Fallahzadeh, H. – Health Education Research, 2019
This study was conducted to evaluate an education program based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB) for salt intake in individuals at risk of hypertension. This randomized controlled trial was conducted from February 2017 to December 2017 in Shahediyeh, Yazd Province, Iran. For this purpose, 140 people were selected and assigned to two groups…
Descriptors: Hypertension, At Risk Persons, Eating Habits, Health Behavior
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