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Bagherniya, Mohammad; Taghipour, Ali; Sharma, Manoj; Sahebkar, Amirhossein; Contento, Isobel R.; Keshavarz, Seyed Ali; Mostafavi Darani, Firoozeh; Safarian, Mohammad – Health Education Research, 2018
Social cognitive theory (SCT) is a well-known theory for designing nutrition education and physical activity programs for adolescents. This systematic review aimed to evaluate the efficacy of intervention studies based on SCT in reducing or preventing overweight and obesity in adolescents. An electronic literature search in PubMed-Medline, Web of…
Descriptors: Obesity, Intervention, Social Cognition, Body Composition
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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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Hoffman, Beth L.; Shensa, Ariel; Wessel, Charles; Hoffman, Robert; Primack, Brian A. – Health Education Research, 2017
Fictional medical television programs have long been a staple of television programming, and they remain popular today. We aimed to examine published literature assessing the influence of medical television programs on health outcomes. We conducted systematic literature searches in PubMed, PsychINFO and CINAHL. Selected studies had to be scholarly…
Descriptors: Fiction, Television, Medicine, Popular Culture
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McCubbin, Andrea; Fallin-Bennett, Amanda; Barnett, Janine; Ashford, Kristin – Health Education Research, 2017
Use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) is quickly growing in the United States, despite the unknown health implications and unregulated device contents. Although research is emerging around e-cigs in general, there continues to be a lack of scientific evidence regarding the safety and risks of e-cig use on maternal and fetal health, even though…
Descriptors: Smoking, Pregnancy, Mother Attitudes, At Risk Persons
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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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Yip, Calvin; Gates, Michelle; Gates, Allison; Hanning, Rhona M. – Health Education Research, 2016
To date, the impacts of school-based, peer-led nutrition education initiatives have not been summarized or assessed collectively. This review presents the current evidence, identifies knowledge gaps, and provides recommendations for future research. PubMed, Scopus, ERIC and Google Scholar were searched for refereed Canadian and American primary…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Nutrition Instruction, Self Efficacy, Eating Habits
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Martins, João; Marques, Adilson; Sarmento, Hugo; Carreiro da Costa, Francisco – Health Education Research, 2015
This article examined qualitative studies of adolescents' perspectives about the facilitators and barriers of physical activity, published from 2007 to 2014. A systematic review of "Web of Science", "EBSCO", "Psychinfo" and "ERIC" databases was performed according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Barriers, Educational Benefits, Physical Activities
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Bush, Paula Louise; García Bengoechea, Enrique – Health Education Research, 2015
To date, adolescent physical activity (PA) intervention research has focused on the school setting and suggests a need to extend interventions beyond this setting to influence teenagers' overall level of PA. But, the relative effectiveness of PA promotion strategies that can be part of such multi-setting interventions remains unknown. We completed…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Intervention, Adolescents
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Hindmarsh, Chloe S.; Jones, Sandra C.; Kervin, Lisa – Health Education Research, 2015
Alcohol media literacy is an emerging field that aims to address the link between exposure to alcohol advertising and subsequent expectancies and behaviours for children and adolescents. The design, rigour and results of alcohol media literacy programmes vary considerably, resulting in a number of unanswered questions about effectiveness. To…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Health Behavior, Teaching Methods, Program Development
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Brown, K. M.; Elliott, S. J.; Leatherdale, S. T.; Robertson-Wilson, J. – Health Education Research, 2015
The environments in which population health interventions occur shape both their implementation and outcomes. Hence, when evaluating these interventions, we must explore both intervention content and context. Mixed methods (integrating quantitative and qualitative methods) provide this opportunity. However, although criteria exist for establishing…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Health Education, Research Reports, Literature Reviews
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Kouta, Christiana; Pithara, Christalla; Zobnina, Anna; Apostolidou, Zoe; Christodoulou, Josie; Papadakaki, Maria; Chliaoutakis, Joannes – Health Education Research, 2015
Women from marginalized groups working in occupations such as domestic work are at increased risk for sexual violence. Scarce evidence exists about training interventions targeting such groups. The article aims to identify community and workplace-based training interventions aiming to increase capacity among marginalized at-risk women to deal with…
Descriptors: Intervention, Sexual Abuse, At Risk Persons, Capacity Building
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Mendonça, Gerfeson; Cheng, Luanna Alexandra; Mélo, Edilânea Nunes; de Farias, José Cazuza, Jr. – Health Education Research, 2014
The objective of this review was to systematically synthesize the results of original studies on the association between physical activity and social support in adolescents, published until April 2011. Searches were carried out in Adolec, ERIC, Lilacs, Medline, SciELO, Scopus, SportsDiscus and Web of Science electronic databases and the reference…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Social Support Groups, Correlation, Questionnaires
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Nanjappa, S.; Chambers, S.; Marcenes, W.; Richards, D.; Freeman, R. – Health Education Research, 2014
A theory-led narrative approach was used to unpack the complexities of the factors that enable successful client adherence following one-to-one health interventions. Understanding this could prepare the provider to anticipate different adherence behaviours by clients, allowing them to tailor their interventions to increase the likelihood of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Health Education, Health Behavior, Attachment Behavior
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Poole, Mary Kathryn; Seal, David W.; Taylor, Catherine A. – Health Education Research, 2014
The purpose of this review was to better understand the impact of universal campaign interventions with a media component aimed at preventing child physical abuse (CPA). The review included 17 studies featuring 15 campaigns conducted from 1989 to 2011 in five countries. Seven studies used experimental designs, but most were quasi-experimental. CPA…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Quasiexperimental Design, Parenting Skills, Risk
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Scully, Maree; Makin, Jennifer; Maloney, Sarah; Wakefield, Melanie – Health Education Research, 2014
This study aimed to determine whether there have been shifts in news coverage of sun protection issues over a 12-year period in the context of an evolving skin cancer prevention agenda. A content analysis was performed on all relevant articles (N = 552) published in the two metropolitan daily newspapers in Melbourne, Australia, from 2001 to 2012.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prevention, Cancer, Health Promotion
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