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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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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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Gibbs, Andrew; Willan, Samantha; Jama-Shai, Nwabisa; Washington, Laura; Jewkes, Rachel – Health Education Research, 2015
Participatory approaches to behaviour change dominate HIV- and intimate partner violence prevention interventions. Research has identified multiple challenges in the delivery of these. In this article, we focus on how facilitators conceptualize successful facilitation and how these understandings may undermine dialogue and critical consciousness,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Facilitators (Individuals), Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Intervention
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Everett-Murphy, K.; De Villiers, A.; Ketterer, E.; Steyn, K. – Health Education Research, 2015
As part of a comprehensive programme to prevent non-communicable disease in South Africa, there is a need to develop public education campaigns on healthy eating. Urban populations of lower socioeconomic status are a priority target population. This study involved formative research to guide the development of a nutrition resource appropriate to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nutrition Instruction, Nutrition, Educational Resources
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DePalma, R.; Francis, D. A. – Health Education Research, 2014
In South Africa, high pregnancy and infection rates show that many teenagers are having sex, and that they are not adequately protecting themselves against undesired pregnancies and disease. Sex education is usually taught as part of the subject area Life Orientation. In a qualitative study of 25 Life Orientation teachers in the South African Free…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Teachers, Qualitative Research
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Ebersohn, Liesel; Ferreira, Ronel – Health Education Research, 2011
This paper explains how teachers in schools function as resources to buoy resilience in the face of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome-compounded adversities. We draw on participatory reflection and action data from a longitudinal study with teachers (n = 57, 5 males, 52 females) from six schools in three South…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Personality Traits, Social Support Groups, Community Organizations
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Tibbits, Melissa K.; Smith, Edward A.; Caldwell, Linda L.; Flisher, Alan J. – Health Education Research, 2011
This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of the HealthWise South Africa HIV and substance abuse prevention program at impacting adolescents' polydrug use and sexual risk behaviors. HealthWise is a school-based intervention designed to promote social-emotional skills, increase knowledge and refusal skills relevant to substance use and…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Substance Abuse, Intervention, Leisure Time
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Cain, Demetria; Schensul, Stephen; Mlobeli, Regina – Health Education Research, 2011
Communicating about sex is a vital component of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention and influences how HIV educators convey messages to communities and how couples negotiate safer sex practices. However, sexual communication inevitably confronts culturally based behavioral guidelines and linguistic taboos unique to diverse social…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Municipalities, Disease Control, Mothers
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Mason-Jones, Amanda J.; Flisher, Alan J.; Mathews, Catherine – Health Education Research, 2011
Characteristics of learners who become peer educators are rarely explored despite the potential relevance to the success of peer education programmes. Fifteen high schools selected to implement peer education HIV prevention programmes in South Africa were recruited. A total of 2339 Grade 10 learners were surveyed and comparisons were made between…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Foreign Countries
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Aaro, Leif E.; Breivik, Kyrre; Klepp, Knut-Inge; Kaaya, Sylvia; Onya, Hans E.; Wubs, Annegreet; Helleve, Arnfinn; Flisher, Alan J. – Health Education Research, 2011
A 14-item human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome knowledge scale was used among school students in 80 schools in 3 sites in Sub-Saharan Africa (Cape Town and Mankweng, South Africa, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania). For each item, an incorrect or don't know response was coded as 0 and correct response as 1. Exploratory factor…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Socioeconomic Status, Knowledge Level, Factor Structure
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Mantell, Joanne E.; Smit, Jennifer A.; Beksinska, Mags; Scorgie, Fiona; Milford, Cecilia; Balch, Erin; Mabude, Zonke; Smith, Emily; Adams-Skinner, Jessica; Exner, Theresa M.; Hoffman, Susie; Stein, Zena A. – Health Education Research, 2011
Young men in South Africa can play a critical role in preventing new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections, yet are seldom targeted for HIV prevention. While reported condom use at last sex has increased considerably among young people, consistent condom use remains a challenge. In this study, 74 male higher education students gave their…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Focus Groups, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Helleve, Arnfinn; Flisher, Alan J.; Onya, Hans; Mathews, Catherine; Aaro, Leif Edvard; Klepp, Knut-Inge – Health Education Research, 2011
This paper has the following aims: (i) to explore the extent to which students who received an intervention involving HIV/AIDS and sexuality perceived that their teacher cared for their health and well-being, (ii) to investigate the characteristics of students who reported to have caring teachers and (iii) to document the association between…
Descriptors: Caring, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Control Groups, Municipalities
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Mathews, Catherine; Aaro, Leif Edvard; Flisher, Alan J.; Mukoma, Wanjiru; Wubs, Annegreet G.; Schaalma, Herman – Health Education Research, 2009
Early coital debut is a risk factor for HIV. In this paper we investigate the predictors of young adolescents' transition to first intercourse using a social cognition theoretical framework. The analyses reported here were based on a longitudinal study of 2360 students in the schools allocated to the control arm of a cluster-randomized controlled…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Socioeconomic Status, Self Efficacy, Early Adolescents
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Dlamini, Siyabonga; Taylor, Myra; Mkhize, Nosipho; Huver, Rosemarie; Sathiparsad, Reshma; de Vries, Hein; Naidoo, Kala; Jinabhai, Champak – Health Education Research, 2009
The cross-sectional study investigated South African rural high school learners' choice of sexual abstinence in order to be able to develop tailored health education messages. All Grade 9 learners from one class at each of 10 randomly selected rural high schools participated. The Integrated Model for Motivational and Behavioural Change was used to…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Education, Self Efficacy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Wegner, L.; Flisher, A. J.; Caldwell, L. L.; Vergnani, T.; Smith, E. A. – Health Education Research, 2008
There is a need for effective prevention programmes aimed at reducing risk behaviour among South African adolescents. HealthWise South Africa is a school-based programme designed to reduce sexual and substance use risk behaviour, and promote positive use of leisure time among high-school learners (students). Based on successful programmes in the…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Formative Evaluation, Prevention, Focus Groups
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