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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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Smit, Eline Suzanne; Hoving, Ciska; Cox, Vincent Cornelis Maria; de Vries, Hein – Health Education Research, 2012
This study investigated the influence of two different recruitment strategies on the reach and effect of a web-based multiple tailored smoking cessation program. From May 2009 until June 2010, Dutch adult smokers were recruited via mass media or general practices. Those who completed the baseline questionnaire were followed up during 6 weeks (two…
Descriptors: Intervention, Smoking, Public Health, Internet
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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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Li, Xiaoming; Zhang, Liying; Mao, Rong; Zhao, Qun; Stanton, Bonita – Health Education Research, 2011
This study was designed to evaluate potential preventive effects of a cultural adaption of the Focus on Kids (FOK) program among Chinese adolescents through a quasi-experimental intervention trial in Nanjing, China. High school students were assigned to either experimental groups (n = 140) or control groups (n = 164) by schools (with three schools…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Intervention
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Dave, Jayna M.; Evans, Alexandra E.; Pfeiffer, Karin A.; Watkins, Ken W.; Saunders, Ruth P. – Health Education Research, 2010
Availability and accessibility (AA) has been consistently shown across studies as the most important correlate of fruits and vegetables (FV) intake. However, there is little data on factors that influence AA of FV, especially in Hispanic families. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to examine the association between parental factors,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Multiple Regression Analysis, Family Environment, Low Income
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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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van der Horst, Klazine; Kremers, Stef; Ferreira, Isabel; Singh, Amika; Oenema, Anke; Brug, Johannes – Health Education Research, 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether perceived parenting practices and parenting style dimensions (strictness and involvement) are associated with adolescents' consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. In this cross-sectional study, secondary school students (n = 383, mean age 13.5 years) completed a self-administered questionnaire…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship
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Saaranen, Terhi; Tossavainen, Kerttu; Turunen, Hannele; Kiviniemi, Vesa; Vertio, Harri – Health Education Research, 2007
This study aimed to develop a theoretical basis for the promotion of school staff's occupational well-being. The "Content Model for the Promotion of School Community Staff's Occupational Well-being" describes the four aspects of the promotion of occupational well-being ("working conditions", "worker and work",…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Nurses, Occupational Safety and Health, Foreign Countries
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Harrison, Simone L.; Saunders, V.; Nowak, M. – Health Education Research, 2007
Excessive exposure to sunlight during early childhood increases the risk of developing skin cancer. Self-administered questionnaires exploring sun-protection knowledge, practices and policy were mailed to the directors/co-ordinators/senior teachers of all known early childhood services in Queensland, Australia, in 2002 (n = 1383; 56.5% response).…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Child Care Centers
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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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O'Dea, Jennifer A.; Wilson, Rachel – Health Education Research, 2006
A large national study of schoolchildren aged 6-18 years was conducted to assess nutritional and socio-cognitive factors associated with body mass index (BMI). A questionnaire was used to assess nutritional quality of breakfast, importance of physical activity and food variety score, among 4441 students from randomly selected schools in all states…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Locus of Control, Obesity, Body Composition
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Worsley, Anthony – Health Education Research, 2006
A random population survey administered by mail to examine lay people's views of children's food policies and their associations with demographics, personal values and confidence in authorities was conducted among adults in Victoria, Australia. Three hundred and seventy-seven people responded (response rate 57.6%). The questionnaire contained 35…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Nutrition, Public Health
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Bere, E.; Veierod, M. B.; Bjelland, M.; Klepp, K.-I. – Health Education Research, 2006
This study reports the effect of the Fruits and Vegetables Make the Marks intervention, a school-based fruit and vegetable intervention consisting of a home economics classroom component and parental involvement and encouraged participation in the Norwegian School Fruit Programme, all delivered during the school year of 2001-02. Nine randomly…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Home Economics, Intervention, Formative Evaluation
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Bere, E.; Veierod, M. B.; Bjelland, M.; Klepp, K.-I. – Health Education Research, 2006
This study reports the effect of a school-randomized fruit and vegetable intervention consisting of a subscription to the Norwegian School Fruit Programme at no parental cost, and the Fruit and Vegetables Make the Marks (FVMM) educational programme, both delivered in the school year of 2001-02. Nine randomly chosen schools received the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Questionnaires, Eating Habits, Effect Size
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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