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Ormston, R.; van der Pol, M.; Ludbrook, A.; McConville, S.; Amos, A. – Health Education Research, 2015
The "quit4u" stop smoking service (SSS) was developed by National Health Service (NHS) Tayside for smokers in deprived areas of Dundee (UK). quit4u combined behavioural support and pharmacotherapy with financial incentives for each week that participants remained quit. A quasi-experimental study was undertaken with smokers using quit4u…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Health Promotion, Smoking, Foreign Countries
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Wilson, Inga S.; Ritchie, Deborah; Amos, Amanda; Shaw, April; O'Donnell, Rachel; Mills, Lynsey M.; Semple, Sean E.; Turner, Steve W. – Health Education Research, 2013
This article explores mothers' narratives of changing home smoking behaviours after participating in an intervention (Reducing Families' Exposure to Smoking in the Home [REFRESH]) aimed at reducing families' exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) in homes in Scotland. An analysis of qualitative findings illuminates quantitative changes in levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Change, Qualitative Research, Mothers
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Kirby, Joanna; Levin, Kate A.; Inchley, Jo – Health Education Research, 2012
This paper explores school sports facility provision, physical education allocation and opportunities for physical activity and their association with the number of days adolescent girls participate in at least 60 min of moderate-vigorous physical activity per week (MVPAdays). Data were collected through self-administered questionnaires from…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Physical Activities, Females
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Hunt, Kate; Sweeting, Helen; Sargent, James; Lewars, Heather; Cin, Sonya Dal; Worth, Keilah – Health Education Research, 2009
The objective is to examine the association between the amount of smoking seen in films and current smoking in young adults living in the west of Scotland in the UK. Cross-sectional analyses (using multivariable logistic regression) of data collected at age 19 (2002-04) from a longitudinal cohort originally surveyed at age 11 (1994-95) were…
Descriptors: Smoking, Risk, Young Adults, Adolescents
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Levin, K. A.; Currie, C. – Health Education Research, 2009
The aim of this study was to examine trends in toothbrushing and inequalities in toothbrushing among girls and boys in Scotland between 1998 and 2006. A secondary aim was to investigate the association between the health promoting school (HPS) initiative and toothbrushing. Data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children 1998, 2002 and 2006…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Regression (Statistics), Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Wills, W.; Backett-Milburn, K.; Gregory, S.; Lawton, J. – Health Education Research, 2005
In this paper, we explore the secondary school environment as an important context for understanding young teenagers eating habits and food practices. We draw on data collected during semi-structured interviews with 36 young teenagers (aged 13/14 years) living in disadvantaged circumstances in Scotland. We found that the systems inherent in school…
Descriptors: Health Education, Self Concept, Food, Adolescents
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Ross, Alastair J.; Heim, Derek; Flatley, Kirsty; Davies, John B.; Sudbery, Megan – Health Education Research, 2005
This paper describes the results of a survey undertaken to contribute to a health needs assessment of persistent street drinkers in Drumchapel, Greater Glasgow. Street drinkers, members of the public and local service providers [including agency professionals (community workers; health workers; social workers) and others (e.g. shopkeepers)] were…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Needs Assessment, Foreign Countries, Social Work
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Turner, K. M.; Gordon, J. – Health Education Research, 2004
Schools which enforce a no-smoking policy may experience lower rates of pupil smoking. Little is known, however, about how young people view such restrictions and it has been argued that smoking bans might actually encourage adolescent smoking. This paper presents pupils' views on the extent to which staff could, and should, enforce smoking…
Descriptors: Smoking, Discussion Groups, Student Attitudes, School Policy