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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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Wong, Josephine Pui-Hing; Kteily-Hawa, Roula; Chambers, Lori A.; Hari, Shriya; Vijaya, Chikermane; Suruthi, Ragulan; Islam, Shazia; Vahabi, Mandana – Health Education Research, 2019
Story-based learning is well recognized as an effective strategy for adult health education. However, there is a scarcity of research on story-based health education among women in South Asian diasporic communities. To address this gap, we undertook a pilot study in Toronto to explore how South Asian women respond to the use of fact-based and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Health Behavior, Asians
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Molina, Yamil; Watson, Karriem S.; San Miguel, Liliana G.; Aguirre, Karen; Hernandez-Flores, Mariana; Giraldo, Tatiana B.; Lucio, Araceli; Coronado, Nora; Matthews, Phoenix A. – Health Education Research, 2019
We offer a framework and exemplify how to integrate multiple community perspectives in research to develop breast cancer screening interventions among Latinas non-adherent to national guidelines. We leverage members of an academic institution's community consultative service [community engagement advisory board (CEAB) members]; study team members…
Descriptors: Cancer, Screening Tests, Females, Hispanic Americans
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Kim, Minjin; Lee, Haeok; Kiang, Peter; Allison, Jeroan – Health Education Research, 2019
Although Korean American women have a higher risk of developing cervical cancer, currently there are limited culturally relevant intervention strategies for improving primary prevention of cervical cancer by promoting HPV vaccination in this population. This study reports the development of a cross-cultural, cross-generational storytelling HPV…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Students, Females, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Kienen, Nadia; Wiltenburg, Thais Distefano; Bittencourt, Lorna; Scarinci, Isabel C. – Health Education Research, 2019
The purpose of this article is to describe the development of a theory-based, culturally and gender-relevant Community Health Worker (CWH)-led tobacco cessation intervention for low-income Brazilian women who augments the tobacco cessation program offered through the public health system using Intervention Mapping (IM). We began with the…
Descriptors: Smoking, Intervention, Program Development, Females
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Elder, J. P.; Haughton, J.; Perez, L. G.; Martínez, M. E.; De la Torre, C. L.; Slymen, D. J.; Arredondo, E. M. – Health Education Research, 2017
Cancer screening rates among Latinas are generally low, reducing the likelihood of early cancer detection in this population. This article examines the effects of a community intervention ("Fe en Acción"/Faith in Action) led by community health workers ("promotoras") on promoting breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Cancer, Females, Churches
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Dumbili, Emeka W.; Henderson, Lesley – Health Education Research, 2017
Nigeria has high levels of alcohol consumption, and little or no regulation of the alcohol industry. There is a dearth of studies exploring young adults' drinking in a Nigerian context with only a few predominantly quantitative surveys. These do not explore the social meanings attached to drinking practices nor do they shed light on potential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Drinking, Qualitative Research
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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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Story, Chandra R.; Gross, Tyra T.; Harvey, Idethia S.; Whitt-Glover, Melicia C. – Health Education Research, 2017
African-American women experience higher rates of obesity compared to other racial/ethnic groups. High levels of reported church attendance among African-Americans have led to the proliferation of faith-based health programs. Pastors can influence success for faith-based programs. The purpose of this study was to assess pastors' perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Qualitative Research, Clergy, African American Attitudes
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Widman, L.; Golin, C. E.; Kamke, K.; Massey, J.; Prinstein, M. J. – Health Education Research, 2017
Adolescent girls are at substantial risk of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. To reduce these risks, we developed Health Education And Relationship Training (HEART), a web-based intervention focused on developing sexual assertiveness skills and enhancing sexual decision-making. This study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Ethnicity, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexuality
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Story, Chandra R.; Knutson, Douglas; Brown, Jameisha B.; Spears-Laniox, Erica; Harvey, Idethia Shevon; Gizlice, Ziya; Whitt-Glover, Melicia C. – Health Education Research, 2017
African-American women report higher levels of chronic conditions and church attendance relative to the overall US population. Therefore, efforts have increased over the past decade to design church-based health promotion programs. The present study compared changes in religiosity, religious social support and general social support across time…
Descriptors: African Americans, Chronic Illness, Social Support Groups, Religion
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Dowd, A. Justine; Chen, Michelle Y.; Schmader, Toni; Jung, Mary E.; Zumbo, Bruno D.; Beauchamp, Mark R. – Health Education Research, 2016
Changes in social cognitions targeted within a group-based mentoring program for adolescent girls were examined as predictors of changes in physical activity (PA) and dietary behavior (in two separate models) over the course of the 7-week program. Data were collected from 310 participants who participated in the program. Multilevel path models…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Females, Attitude Change, Social Cognition
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Owczarzak, Jill; Broaddus, Michelle; Pinkerton, Steven – Health Education Research, 2016
Continued debate about the relative value of fidelity versus adaptation, and lack of clarity about the meaning of fidelity, raise concerns about how frontline service providers resolve similar issues in their daily practice. We use SISTA ("Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics about acquired immune deficiency syndrome"), an evidence-based…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), African Americans, Females, Semi Structured Interviews
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Schuyler, A. C.; Masvawure, T. B.; Smit, J. A.; Beksinska, M.; Mabude, Z.; Ngoloyi, C.; Mantell, J. E. – Health Education Research, 2016
Partner negotiation and insertion difficulties are key barriers to female condom (FC) use in sub-Saharan Africa. Few FC interventions have provided comprehensive training in both negotiation and insertion skills, or focused on university students. In this study we explored whether training in FC insertion and partner negotiation influenced young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Females, Contraception
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Petersen, Suni; Do, Trina; Shaw, Christy; Brake, Kaile – Health Education Research, 2016
Worldwide more deaths occur due to conditions that can be ameliorated by behavior change. Changing health behaviors using models popularized in non-western countries has not proven particularly successful. The purpose of this study was to test variables elicited during qualitative interviews and cultural conversations to develop a model of health…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Females
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