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Passmore, S.; Jones, L. – Health Education Research, 2019
There has been an emphasis on schools to promote healthy lifestyles and many intervention programmes have attempted this. Most programmes are evaluated at the time and/or shortly afterwards. This is a review of the impact and sustainability of the Health for Life programme 2--5 years after the initial phase. It captures the experiences of the…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Health Promotion, Life Style
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Nacken, A.; Rehfuess, E. A.; Paul, I.; Lupapula, A.; Pfadenhauer, L. M. – Health Education Research, 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa carries a high burden of the HIV epidemic, with young adults being particularly affected. Well-designed school-based HIV prevention interventions can contribute to establishing protective behaviour. The aim of this study was to explore the needs of primary school students and teachers in the region of Kagera, Tanzania, regarding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Comprehensive School Health Education, Prevention
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Quilliam, E. T.; McKay, B. A.; Lapinski, M. K.; Viken, G.; Plasencia, J.; Wang, Z.; Fraser, A. – Health Education Research, 2018
Millions of dollars have been spent on the design and dissemination of educational materials to improve handwashing to prevent infectious diseases. School-age children have been the focus of many of these efforts; yet little is known about the content of these materials. This study uses content analysis to examine the theoretical and motivational…
Descriptors: Hygiene, Health Promotion, Child Health, Health Behavior
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Jin, Y.; Chen, J.; Jiang, Y.; Yu, B. – Health Education Research, 2017
The aim of this present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention curriculum toward children and to compare the knowledge gains between children who were taught by teachers and their parents. Four hundred and eighty-four school-age children recruited from one primary school in Beijing, China, were randomly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse
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Kelcey, Ben; Shen, Zuchao – Health Education Research, 2017
A key consideration in planning studies of community-based HIV education programs is identifying a sample size large enough to ensure a reasonable probability of detecting program effects if they exist. Sufficient sample sizes for community- or group-based designs are proportional to the correlation or similarity of individuals within communities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Planning, Community Programs, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Mukamana, O.; Johri, M. – Health Education Research, 2016
Schools can play an important role in health promotion mainly by improving students' health literacy, behaviors and academic achievements. School-based health promotion can be particularly valuable in developing countries facing the challenges of low health literacy and high burden of disease. We conducted a scoping review of the published…
Descriptors: Intervention, Health Promotion, Developing Nations, Literature Reviews
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Liao, Li-Ling; Lai, I.-Ju; Chang, Li-Chun; Lee, Chia-Kuei – Health Education Research, 2016
Unhealthy food advertising is an important contributor to childhood obesity. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the impact of a food advertising literacy program that incorporated components of health-promoting media literacy education on fifth-grade children. Participants were 140 fifth-graders (10 and 11 years old) from one school…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Obesity
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Wright, Caradee Y.; Reeder, Anthony I.; Albers, Patricia N. – Health Education Research, 2016
Interventions in primary schools that increase sun-protective behaviours and decrease ultraviolet radiation exposure, sunburn incidence and skin cancer risk can be effective. SunSmart School Accreditation Programmes (SSAP) are recommended. Prior to SSAP implementation in South Africa, we explored the feasibility of obtaining national baseline…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Risk Management
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Harrison, S. L.; Garzón-Chavez, D. R.; Nikles, C. J. – Health Education Research, 2016
Queensland, Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer globally. Predetermined criteria were used to score the comprehensiveness of sun protection policies (SPP) of primary schools across Queensland. SPP were sought for schools in 10 regions (latitude range 16.3°S-28.1°S) from 2011 to 2014. Of the 723 schools sampled, 90.9% had a written SPP…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cancer, Prevention, School Policy
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Crooks, C. V.; Scott, K. L.; Broll, R.; Zwarych, S.; Hughes, R.; Wolfe, D. A. – Health Education Research, 2015
Integrating social and emotional learning (SEL) programming throughout curricula to support the development of healthy behaviors and prevent violence is critical for a comprehensive approach to school health. This study used a post-test comparison design to evaluate a healthy relationships program for eighth grade students that applies a SEL…
Descriptors: Health Programs, Health Promotion, Interpersonal Competence, Middle School Students
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King, Kristi McClary; Ling, Jiying – Health Education Research, 2015
Improving children's nutrition and physical activity have become priorities in the United States. This quasi-experimental study evaluated the longitudinal effects of a 3-year, school-based, health promotion intervention (i.e. nutrition and physical education, classroom physical activity, professional development and health promotion for teachers…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Child Health, Physical Activity Level, Quasiexperimental Design
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Gray, Heewon Lee; Contento, Isobel R.; Koch, Pamela A. – Health Education Research, 2015
This study investigates the link between process evaluation components and the outcomes of a school-based nutrition curriculum intervention, "Choice, Control and Change". Ten New York City public middle schools were recruited and randomly assigned into intervention or control condition. The curriculum was to improve sixth to seventh…
Descriptors: Obesity, Prevention, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Nathan, N.; Wolfenden, L.; Williams, C. M.; Yoong, S. L.; Lecathelinais, C.; Bell, A. C.; Wyse, R.; Sutherland, R.; Wiggers, J. – Health Education Research, 2015
Despite significant investment in many countries, the extent of schools' adoption of obesity prevention policies and practices has not been widely reported. The aims of this article are to describe Australian schools' adoption of healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices over an 8-year period and to determine if their adoption…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Prevention, Obesity, Physical Activities
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de Greeff, J. W.; Hartman, E.; Mullender-Wijnsma, M. J.; Bosker, R. J.; Doolaard, S.; Visscher, C. – Health Education Research, 2014
This study examined the differences between children with a low socioeconomic status [socially disadvantaged children (SDC)] and children without this disadvantage (non-SDC) on physical fitness and academic performance. In addition, this study determined the association between physical fitness and academic performance, and investigated the…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Socioeconomic Status
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Haapala, H. L.; Hirvensalo, M. H.; Laine, K.; Laakso, L.; Hakonen, H.; Lintunen, T.; Tammelin, T. H. – Health Education Research, 2014
The national Finnish Schools on the Move programme support schools with their individual plans to promote school-based physical activity (PA). We examined the changes in adolescents' recess and overall PA in four lower secondary schools and described the school actions to promote students' PA and the local contact persons' perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Physical Activity Level, Recess Breaks
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