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Ghasab Shirazi, Morvarid; Kazemi, Ashraf; Kelishadi, Roya; Mostafavi, Firoozeh – Health Education Research, 2019
This study aims to evaluate the impact of a social cognitive theory (SCT)-based intervention on dietary behaviors and behavioral determinants. A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 230 adolescent girls (13-15 years old) in the intervention (n=115), and control group (n = 115), in Isfahan, Iran. Interventions were focused on changing SCT…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Intervention, Control Groups
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Keshani, Parisa; Hossein Kaveh, Mohammad; Faghih, Shiva; Salehi, Moosa – Health Education Research, 2019
This study aimed to assess the impact of educational intervention, based on health belief model (HBM) and collaborative learning techniques on diet quality in adolescents. In this field trial study, 311 students aged 13-15 years old were included, of which 163 and 148 allocated in the experimental and comparison groups, respectively. They were…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Adolescents, Models, Cooperative Learning
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Evans, W. Douglas; Andrade, Elizabeth L.; Barrett, Nicole; Snider, Jeremy; Cleary, Sean; Edberg, Mark – Health Education Research, 2019
The authors designed and evaluated an innovative, branded campaign called 'Adelante' to promote positive youth development (PYD) and reduce risk behaviors among Latino youth near Washington, DC. Repeated cross-sectional surveys were conducted in the intervention and a comparison community to evaluate campaign exposure and changes in PYD outcomes.…
Descriptors: Marketing, Community Programs, Hispanic Americans, Adolescents
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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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Scaioli, G.; Bert, F.; Martorana, M.; Gili, R.; Thomas, R.; Gualano, M. R.; Siliquini, R. – Health Education Research, 2018
Given the increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes (ECs) and a lack of regulation of EC advertising, this study aimed to analyse online videos promoting ECs to assess the main marketing messages that could influence consumers' perceptions of associated risks and benefits. A web search of EC advertising videos was performed on YouTube by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, Advertising, Video Technology
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van Lieshout, Sanne; Mevissen, Fraukje; de Waal, Esri; Kok, Gerjo – Health Education Research, 2017
Schools are a common setting for adolescents to receive health education, but implementation of these programs with high levels of completeness and fidelity is not self-evident. Programs that are only partially implemented (completeness) or not implemented as instructed (fidelity) are unlikely to be effective. Therefore, it is important to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Science Teachers
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Chan, H. S. K.; Knight, C.; Nicholson, M. – Health Education Research, 2017
Approximately one in four Australian children aged 5-17 years are overweight or obese. Most of the health effects of overweight and obesity in childhood do not eventuate until into adulthood; therefore, motivation for children to have a healthy diet may be low. This scoping review examined the literature for associations between diet quality in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Dietetics
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Wong, Mee Lian; Ng, Junice Y. S.; Chan, Roy K. W.; Chio, Martin T. W.; Lim, Raymond B. T.; Koh, David – Health Education Research, 2017
We assessed the efficacy of an individual-based behavioral intervention on sexually transmitted infections' (STI) risk-reduction behaviors in Singapore. A randomized controlled trial of a behavioral intervention compared to usual care was conducted on sexually active heterosexual adolescents aged 16-19 years attending the only public STI clinic.…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Behavior, Sex Education, Intervention
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Roncancio, A. M.; Ward, K. K.; Carmack, C. C.; Muñoz, B. T.; Cribbs, F. L. – Health Education Research, 2017
Rates of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series completion among adolescent Hispanic females in Texas in 2014 (~39%) lag behind the Healthy People 2020 goal (80%). This qualitative study identifies Hispanic mothers' salient behavioral, normative and control beliefs regarding having their adolescent daughters complete the vaccine series.…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Adolescents, Females, Mother Attitudes
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Yoon, S.; Lam, W. W. T.; Sham, J. T. L.; Lam, T. H. – Health Education Research, 2017
Despite substantial research into underage youth's source of alcohol, few studies have examined how they go about obtaining alcohol through various means. This study explored the nature of alcohol access by Chinese adolescents and how their own perceptions around alcohol availability influence them to source alcohol in particular ways. This…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescents
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Kelcey, Ben; Shen, Zuchao – Health Education Research, 2017
A key consideration in planning studies of community-based HIV education programs is identifying a sample size large enough to ensure a reasonable probability of detecting program effects if they exist. Sufficient sample sizes for community- or group-based designs are proportional to the correlation or similarity of individuals within communities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Planning, Community Programs, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Akre, Christina; Suris, Joan-Carles – Health Education Research, 2017
Electronic cigarettes (ECs) acting as a gateway to smoking traditional cigarettes (TCs) is a growing public health concern of EC use among youths. To gather the opinions and perceptions of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) on whether and how EC can act as a gateway to smoking TC among youths. A qualitative method included 42 AYAs. Participants…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Young Adults, Adolescent Attitudes, Smoking
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Couch, Elizabeth T.; Darius, Ellen F.; Walsh, Margaret M.; Chaffee, Benjamin W. – Health Education Research, 2017
Although smoking declines in the United States, the prevalence of male adolescent smokeless tobacco (ST; moist snuff and chewing tobacco) use remains unchanged. ST product characteristics, such as flavoring, packaging, and branding, could influence adolescents' ST initiation and continued use. This qualitative study examines the potential role of…
Descriptors: Rural Youth, Adolescents, Qualitative Research, Adolescent Attitudes
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Doubova, Svetlana V.; Martinez-Vega, Ingrid Patricia; Infante-Castañeda, Claudia; Pérez-Cuevas, Ricardo – Health Education Research, 2017
To evaluate the effect of an internet-based educational intervention to increase knowledge of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), attitudes and self-efficacy toward consistent condom use in Mexican adolescents. A field trial with an intervention and control group was conducted in 14- to 15-year-old students in two secondary schools. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Based Instruction, Intervention
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Zhao, Xiaoquan; Cai, Xiaomei – Health Education Research, 2016
The Tips From Former Smokers ("Tips") campaign in the United States primarily targets adult smokers, but considers adolescents an important secondary audience. This study examines the association between exposure to Tips and smoking outcomes in the adolescent population in the United States. We analyzed data from the 2013 National Youth…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes
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