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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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Blaakman, Susan; Tremblay, Paul J.; Halterman, Jill S.; Fagnano, Maria; Borrelli, Belinda – Health Education Research, 2013
Many children, including those with asthma, remain exposed to secondhand smoke. This manuscript evaluates the process of implementing a secondhand smoke reduction counseling intervention using motivational interviewing (MI) for caregivers of urban children with asthma, including reach, dose delivered, dose received and fidelity. Challenges,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Child Health, Community Health Services, Smoking
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Hall, William J.; Zeveloff, Abigail; Steckler, Allan; Schneider, Margaret; Thompson, Deborah; Pham, Trang; Volpe, Stella L.; Hindes, Katie; Sleigh, Adriana; McMurray, Robert G. – Health Education Research, 2012
Process evaluation is an assessment of the implementation of an intervention. A process evaluation component was embedded in the HEALTHY study, a primary prevention trial for Type 2 diabetes implemented over 3 years in 21 middle schools across the United States. The HEALTHY physical education (PE) intervention aimed at maximizing student…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Classroom Techniques, Physical Education, Middle Schools
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Girasek, Deborah C. – Health Education Research, 2011
This study evaluated whether a brief videotape could motivate pregnant pool owners to be trained in infant/child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Women were recruited from prenatal classes in South Florida. Eligible volunteers were randomized to view a video or receive standard treatment, after completing a questionnaire. The video explained…
Descriptors: Video Technology, First Aid, Control Groups, Intervention
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Mangunkusumo, R. T.; Brug, J.; Duisterhout, J. S.; de Koning, H. J.; Raat, H. – Health Education Research, 2007
An Internet tool for monitoring, personalized feedback and referral was developed to support routine adolescent preventive care and was compared with usual practice using paper and pencil (P&P). A total of 1071 students (average age 15 years) from seven secondary schools were randomly assigned to the Internet or P&P group. The Internet group…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Health Promotion, Physicians, Nurses
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Sanchez, Victoria; Steckler, Allan; Nitirat, P.; Hallfors, D.; Cho, H.; Brodish, P. – Health Education Research, 2007
In "a treatment effectiveness trial", a program is evaluated in a real-world setting, with an emphasis on achieving high implementation fidelity. Through fidelity assessment, the link between program implementation and outcomes is systematically evaluated and ultimately leads to a greater understanding of program success or failure. This paper…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Attendance, Drug Abuse, Drinking
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Haines, Jess; Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne; Perry, Cheryl L.; Hannan, Peter J.; Levine, Michael P. – Health Education Research, 2006
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of V.I.K. (Very Important Kids), a school-based, multi-component intervention designed to prevent teasing and unhealthy weight-control behaviors among fourth through sixth grade students. The effectiveness of the V.I.K. intervention was evaluated using a pre-post…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Body Composition, School Activities, Intervention
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Haerens, Leen; Deforche, Benedicte; Maes, Lea; Cardon, Greet; Stevens, Veerle; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse – Health Education Research, 2006
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of a middle school physical activity and healthy eating intervention, including an environmental and computer-tailored component, and to investigate the effects of parental involvement. A random sample of 15 schools with seventh and eight graders was randomly assigned to one of three…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Intervention, Physical Activities
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Rees, Rebecca; Kavanagh, J.; Harden, A.; Shepherd, J.; Brunton, G.; Oliver, S.; Oakley, A. – Health Education Research, 2006
A systematic review was conducted to examine the barriers to, and facilitators of, physical activity among young people (11-16 years). The review focused on the wider determinants of health, examining community- and society-level interventions. Four trials and 16 studies of young people's views were included. Evidence for the effectiveness of the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Gender Issues
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Park, Eunok – Health Education Research, 2006
The number of research papers evaluating programs designed to prevent adolescent smoking have increased in the last 13 years in Korea. The purpose of this study was to evaluate these programs, to review the features of the studies and to systemically assess the results on the knowledge about, and attitude to, smoking and smoking behavior. Database…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Smoking, Prevention, Electronic Libraries
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de Vries, Hein; Dijk, Froukje; Wetzels, Joyce; Mudde, Aart; Kremers, Stef; Ariza, Carles; Vitoria, Paulo Duarte; Fielder, Anne; Holm, Klavs; Janssen, Karin; Lehtovuori, Riku; Candel, Math – Health Education Research, 2006
The European Smoking Prevention Framework Approach (ESFA) study in six countries tested the effects of a comprehensive smoking prevention approach after 24 (T3; N = 10751) and 30 months (T4; N = 9282). The programme targeted four levels, i.e. adolescents in schools, school policies, parents and the community. In Portugal, 12.4% of the T1…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Smoking, Prevention
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Schagen, Sandie; Blenkinsop, Sarah; Schagen, Ian; Scott, Emma; Eggers, Michelle; Warwick, Ian; Chase, Elaine; Aggleton, Peter – Health Education Research, 2005
An evaluation of the National Healthy School Standard (NHSS) was undertaken by the authors on behalf of the Department of Health and the Department for Education and Skills. One part of the evaluation involved gaining access to a number of datasets derived from previous research and analysing the health-related outcomes of schools which had…
Descriptors: National Standards, Health Education, Questionnaires, Health Behavior
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Reubsaet, A.; Reinaerts, E. B. M.; Brug, J.; van Hooff, J. P.; van den Borne, H. W. – Health Education Research, 2004
This paper describes the process evaluation of an organ donation education program for high school students aged 15-18 years of which the effectiveness was established. The program consisted of three components: a video with group discussion, an interactive computer-tailored program and a registration training session. A cross-sectional survey was…
Descriptors: Video Technology, High School Students, Group Discussion, Formative Evaluation