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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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Pardo, Berta Murillo; Bengoechea, Enrique Garcia; Lanaspa, Eduardo Generelo; Bush, Paula L.; Casterad, Javier Zaragoza; Clemente, Jose A. Julian; Gonzalez, Luis Garcia – Health Education Research, 2013
This narrative review describes the available scientific evidence regarding promising school-based strategies to increase physical activity of adolescents. We conducted a literature search for studies published up to 2011, regarding adolescent physical activity intervention studies that resulted in increased physical activity (regardless of…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Intervention
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Latham, Teaniese P.; Sales, Jessica M.; Renfro, Tiffaney L.; Boyce, Lorin S.; Rose, Eve; Murray, Colleen C.; Wingood, Gina M.; DiClemente, Ralph J. – Health Education Research, 2012
This manuscript assesses priorities and challenges of adolescent females by conducting a meeting with teen advisory board (TAB) members to collect information regarding their lives and experiences pre-, during and post-incarceration in a juvenile detention facility. Multiple themes emerged regarding the impact of incarceration on young…
Descriptors: Intervention, Institutionalized Persons, African Americans, Females
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Levin, Kate A.; Kirby, Joanna; Currie, Candace – Health Education Research, 2012
Family structure is associated with a range of adolescent risk behaviours, with those living in both parent families generally faring best. This study describes the association between family structure and adolescent risk behaviours and assesses the role of the family meal. Data from the 2006 Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children survey were…
Descriptors: Smoking, Females, Marijuana, Drinking
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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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Camacho-Minano, Maria J.; LaVoi, Nicole M.; Barr-Anderson, Daheia J. – Health Education Research, 2011
A narrative systematic review was conducted to describe the available evidence from physical activity (PA) interventions that targeted girls aged 5-18 years and to determine their effectiveness and key characteristics of success. Systematic literature searches were conducted using four databases: PubMed, Web of Science, PsychInfo and SPORTDiscus…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Intervention, Family Relationship, Quasiexperimental Design
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de Vet, Emely; Gebhardt, Winifred Anne; Sinnige, Judith; Van Puffelen, Anne; Van Lettow, Britt; de Wit, John B. F. – Health Education Research, 2011
Forming implementation intentions (i.e. action plans that specify when, where and how a person will act) could be effective in promoting condom use on a large scale. However, the technique implies that people are able to form high quality implementation plans that are likely to induce behaviour change. Young single females, aged 16-30 years old,…
Descriptors: Females, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Womens Education, Gender Differences
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Eime, R. M.; Payne, W. R.; Casey, M. M.; Harvey, J. T. – Health Education Research, 2010
Physical activity (PA) is important for lifelong health; however, participation is lower in rural compared with metropolitan areas and declines during adolescence, particularly for girls. It is likely that this decline is related to the number of life transitions that occur during adolescence. This qualitative study examined the views of active…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Individual Activities, Females, Focus Groups
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Wright, Marcie S.; Wilson, Dawn K.; Griffin, Sarah; Evans, Alexandra – Health Education Research, 2010
This study obtained qualitative data to assess how parental role modeling and parental social support influence physical activity in underserved (minority, low-income) adolescents. Fifty-two adolescents (22 males, 30 females; ages 10-14 years, 85% African-American) participated in a focus group (6-10 per group, same gender). Focus groups were…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Physical Activities, Females, Focus Groups
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Haug, Ellen; Torsheim, Torbjorn; Sallis, James F.; Samdal, Oddrun – Health Education Research, 2010
The school is an important setting for physical activity. The purpose of the present study was to examine the association between physical environmental characteristics and participation in daily physical activity during school breaks. Data from 130 schools and 16 471 students (Grades 4-10) in Norway were obtained in 2004 through self-administered…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Physical Activities, Females, Physical Activity Level
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Elder, John P.; Lytle, Leslie; Sallis, James F.; Young, Deborah Rohm; Steckler, Allan; Simons-Morton, Denise; Stone, Elaine; Jobe, Jared B.; Stevens, June; Lohman, Tim; Webber, Larry; Pate, Russell; Saksvig, Brit I.; Ribisl, Kurt – Health Education Research, 2007
Social-ecological (SE) models are becoming more widely used in health behavior research. Applying SE models to the design of interventions is challenging because models must be tailor-made for each behavior and population, other theories need to be integrated into multi-level frameworks, and empirical research to guide model development is…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Females
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Plotnikoff, Ronald C.; Bercovitz, Kim; Rhodes, Ryan E.; Loucaides, Constantinos A.; Karunamuni, Nandini – Health Education Research, 2007
The purpose of this study was to test a conceptual model based on theoretical and empirically supported relationships related to the influences of weight perceptions, weight concerns, desires to change weight, friends, age and location in relation to physical activity (PA) and smoking in adolescents. A total of 1242 males and 1446 females (mean…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Physical Activities, Smoking, Females
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Mullany, Britta C.; Becker, S.; Hindin, M. J. – Health Education Research, 2007
Observational studies suggest that including men in reproductive health interventions can enhance positive health outcomes. A randomized controlled trial was designed to test the impact of involving male partners in antenatal health education on maternal health care utilization and birth preparedness in urban Nepal. In total, 442 women seeking…
Descriptors: Spouses, Health Education, Females, Health Behavior
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Ward, D. S.; Saunders, R.; Felton, G. M.; Williams, E.; Epping, J. N.; Pate, R. R. – Health Education Research, 2006
Physical activity levels begin to decline in childhood and continue falling throughout adolescence, with girls being at greatest risk for inactivity. Schools are ideal settings for helping girls develop and maintain a physically active lifestyle. This paper describes the design and implementation of "Lifestyle Education for Activity Program", or…
Descriptors: Intervention, Physical Activities, Females, Physical Activity Level
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Brooks, Fiona; Magnusson, Josefine – Health Education Research, 2006
Identifying ways to increase and sustain active living among young people represents a priority for health promotion interventions. This qualitative study explored the experiences of adolescent boys and girls in the United Kingdom (aged 14-15 years) who had made the transition from inactivity to active participation in physical education (PE). The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Health Promotion