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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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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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Jones, J.; Carter, B.; Wilkerson, R.; Kramer, C. – Health Education Research, 2019
This study assessed attitudes toward HIV and awareness of previous HIV prevention campaigns among young black men in the United States of America (USA). The study also ascertained the appropriateness of HIV testing messages for young black men and explored the use of social networking sites to deliver HIV testing messages for social media…
Descriptors: Social Media, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Males
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Cavallo, Dana A.; Kong, Grace; Ells, Daniel M.; Camenga, Deepa R.; Morean, Meghan E.; Krishnan-Sarin, Suchitra – Health Education Research, 2019
Rates of e-cigarette use are high among youth, and there is little known about the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes. Since peer influence is a powerful determinant of tobacco use, we aimed to identify message themes about e-cigarettes that youth would use to encourage or discourage peers from using e-cigarettes. We conducted 10 focus…
Descriptors: Smoking, Prevention, Youth, Peer Influence
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Nguyen, Thi Thu Huong; White, Katherine M.; Sendall, Marguerite C.; Young, Ross McD. – Health Education Research, 2019
Alcohol use is common among Vietnamese students. Previous qualitative findings showed Vietnamese medical students believed they were not binge drinkers while reporting many binge drinking occasions they participated in or witnessed. This dichotomy warrants examination. This study aims to establish drinking patterns and examine the factors…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Health Behavior, Intention
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Vu, Milkie; Bednarczyk, Robert A.; Escoffery, Cam; Getachew, Betelihem; Berg, Carla J. – Health Education Research, 2019
Young adulthood is a critical time for catch-up HPV vaccination. We assessed predictors of vaccine recommendation and initiation among college students. We analysed cross-sectional surveys from 2397 students using multivariable logistic regressions. Guided by the Socio-ecological and Health Belief Models, measures included socio-demographic…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health Promotion, Immunization Programs, Student Attitudes
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Kim, Minjin; Lee, Haeok; Kiang, Peter; Allison, Jeroan – Health Education Research, 2019
Although Korean American women have a higher risk of developing cervical cancer, currently there are limited culturally relevant intervention strategies for improving primary prevention of cervical cancer by promoting HPV vaccination in this population. This study reports the development of a cross-cultural, cross-generational storytelling HPV…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Students, Females, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Dumbili, Emeka W.; Henderson, Lesley – Health Education Research, 2017
Nigeria has high levels of alcohol consumption, and little or no regulation of the alcohol industry. There is a dearth of studies exploring young adults' drinking in a Nigerian context with only a few predominantly quantitative surveys. These do not explore the social meanings attached to drinking practices nor do they shed light on potential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Drinking, Qualitative Research
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Rayens, Mary Kay; Ickes, Melinda J.; Butler, Karen M.; Wiggins, Amanda T.; Anderson, Debra G.; Hahn, Ellen J. – Health Education Research, 2017
Emerging tobacco product use is increasing. We evaluated factors associated with perceived risk of and intention to use waterpipe tobacco by surveying students at a large university in the southeastern U.S. (N = 667). Proportional odds modeling assessed whether demographic characteristics and social acceptability are associated with perceived risk…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Smoking, Risk
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Schuyler, A. C.; Masvawure, T. B.; Smit, J. A.; Beksinska, M.; Mabude, Z.; Ngoloyi, C.; Mantell, J. E. – Health Education Research, 2016
Partner negotiation and insertion difficulties are key barriers to female condom (FC) use in sub-Saharan Africa. Few FC interventions have provided comprehensive training in both negotiation and insertion skills, or focused on university students. In this study we explored whether training in FC insertion and partner negotiation influenced young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Females, Contraception
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McMahon, Sarah; Winter, Samantha C.; Palmer, Jane E.; Postmus, Judy L.; Peterson, N. Andrew; Zucker, Sharon; Koenick, RuthAnne – Health Education Research, 2015
This article reports findings from a longitudinal, experimental evaluation of a peer education theater program, Students Challenging Realities and Educating Against Myths (SCREAM) Theater. This study examines the impact of SCREAM Theater on a range of bystander-related outcomes (i.e. bystander intentions, bystander efficacy, perception of friend…
Descriptors: Intervention, Peer Teaching, Longitudinal Studies, Theater Arts
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Kroshus, Emily; Garnett, Bernice R.; Baugh, Christine M.; Calzo, Jerel P. – Health Education Research, 2015
Secondary prevention of harm from sport-related concussion is contingent on immediate removal from play post-injury. To date, educational efforts to reduce the prevalent risk behavior of continued play while symptomatic have been largely ineffective. Social norms theory may hold promise as a foundation for more effective concussion education aimed…
Descriptors: Norms, Social Theories, Health Education, Trauma
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Liu, Chieh-Hsing; Chang, Fong-Ching; Liao, Li-Ling; Niu, Yu-Zhen; Cheng, Chi-Chia; Shih, Shu-Fang; Chang, Tzu-Chau; Chou, Hsin-Pei – Health Education Research, 2015
In 2011, the Taiwan government expanded its support of school-district/university partnership programs that promote the implementation of the evidenced-based Health Promoting Schools (HPS) program. This study examined whether expanding the support for this initiative was effective in advancing HPS implementation, perceived HPS impact and perceived…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Foreign Countries, School Districts, Partnerships in Education
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Robertson, Lindsay A.; Marsh, L. – Health Education Research, 2015
The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control mandates the creation of smoke-free environments to protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke and reduce demand for tobacco. We aimed to examine the extent and nature of smoke-free campus policies at tertiary education institutions throughout New Zealand, and examine the policy development process.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, Health Promotion, School Policy
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Jaganath, D.; Mulenga, C.; Hoffman, R. M.; Hamilton, J.; Boneh, G. – Health Education Research, 2014
University students represent a subset of young men and women at risk for HIV in high prevalence settings. Innovative programs are needed to raise awareness on the unique issues around HIV and AIDS in the university campus, while training student leaders for peer-based education. The Process and Collaboration for Empowerment and Discussion (PACED)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Education, College Students
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