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Jones, J.; Carter, B.; Wilkerson, R.; Kramer, C. – Health Education Research, 2019
This study assessed attitudes toward HIV and awareness of previous HIV prevention campaigns among young black men in the United States of America (USA). The study also ascertained the appropriateness of HIV testing messages for young black men and explored the use of social networking sites to deliver HIV testing messages for social media…
Descriptors: Social Media, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Males
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Masupe, T. K.; Ndayi, K.; Tsolekile, L.; Delobelle, P.; Puoane, T. – Health Education Research, 2018
The colliding epidemics of non-communicable diseases including diabetes with chronic infectious diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa requires contextualized innovative disease management strategies. This qualitative study conducted in a peri-urban township near Cape Town, South Africa aimed to identify and gain in-depth understanding of contextual and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Diabetes, Qualitative Research, Self Management
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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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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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King, R.; Warsi, S.; Amos, A.; Shah, S.; Mir, G.; Sheikh, A.; Siddiqi, K. – Health Education Research, 2017
Second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure is high among UK Bangladeshi and Pakistani populations, reflecting higher male smoking prevalence and fewer home smoking restrictions than the general population. The Muslim Communities Learning About Second-hand Smoke (MCLASS) study explored the feasibility and acceptability of implementing SHS education in 14 UK…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Intervention, Smoking, Foreign Countries
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Nwagu, E. N.; Dibia, S. I. C.; Odo, A. N. – Health Education Research, 2017
Social influences together with local cultural norms are central factors that can influence the use of alcohol. The study, therefore, identified socio-cultural norms and roles capable of influencing alcohol use among young people in an alcohol producing community, in Nigeria. We used qualitative technique--focused group discussions among selected…
Descriptors: Drinking, Sociocultural Patterns, Alcohol Abuse, Social Influences
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Quinn, Sandra Crouse; Hilyard, Karen M.; Jamison, Amelia M.; An, Ji; Hancock, Gregory R.; Musa, Donald; Freimuth, Vicki S. – Health Education Research, 2017
Adult influenza vaccination rates remain suboptimal, particularly among African Americans. Social norms may influence vaccination behavior, but little research has focused on influenza vaccine and almost no research has focused on racially-specific norms. This mixed methods investigation utilizes qualitative interviews and focus groups (n = 118)…
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Social Behavior, Communicable Diseases, Immunization Programs
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Strong, Larkin L.; Hoover, Diana S.; Heredia, Natalia I.; Krasny, Sarah; Spears, Claire A.; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Wetter, David W.; Fernandez, Maria E. – Health Education Research, 2016
Key modifiable risk behaviors such as smoking, poor diet and physical inactivity often cluster and may have multiplicative adverse effects on health. This study investigated barriers and facilitators to healthy eating and physical activity (PA) in overweight Mexican-origin smokers to inform the adaptation of an evidence-based smoking cessation…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Eating Habits, Health Behavior, Gender Differences
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Gibbs, D. A.; Krieger, K. E.; Cutbush, S. L.; Clinton-Sherrod, A. M.; Miller, S. – Health Education Research, 2016
Adaptation of evidence-based interventions by implementers is widespread. Although frequently viewed as departures from fidelity, adaptations may be positive in impact and consistent with fidelity. Research typically catalogs adaptations but rarely includes the implementers' perspectives on adaptation. We report data on individuals implementing an…
Descriptors: Intervention, Health Education, Dating (Social), Violence
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Bresee, S.; Caruso, B. A.; Sales, J.; Lupele, J.; Freeman, M. C. – Health Education Research, 2016
As part of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in low-income settings, it is frequently assumed that pupils can disseminate information and catalyze change at home, yet this assumption has not been rigorously assessed. We employed qualitative research methods in two phases to assess the potential for children to be change agents in five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Poverty, Change Agents
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Byron, M. J.; Cohen, J. E.; Frattaroli, S.; Gittelsohn, J.; Jernigan, D. H. – Health Education Research, 2016
Smoke-free laws, which ban smoking in public venues, can be effective in protecting public health, but it has been difficult to achieve compliance with these laws in low- and middle-income countries. This study was conducted to understand the social norms around public smoking and learn how to improve compliance in Bogor, the first Indonesian city…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Behavior, Social Behavior, Behavior Standards
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Jaime, M. C. D.; Stocking, M.; Freire, K.; Perkinson, L.; Ciaravino, S.; Miller, E. – Health Education Research, 2016
"Coaching Boys into Men" is an evidence-based dating violence prevention program for coaches to implement with male athletes. A common adaptation of this program is delivery by domestic violence and sexual violence prevention advocates instead of coaches. We explored how this implementer adaptation may influence athlete uptake of program…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Dating (Social), Prevention, Males
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García, Alexandra A.; Brown, Sharon A.; Horner, Sharon D.; Zuñiga, Julie; Arheart, Kristopher L. – Health Education Research, 2015
This pilot study evaluated an innovative diabetes symptom awareness and self-management educational program for Mexican Americans, a fast growing minority population experiencing a diabetes epidemic. Patients with diabetes need assistance interpreting and managing symptoms, which are often annoying and potentially life-threatening. A repeated…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Diabetes, Mexican Americans, Experimental Groups
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Bonnesen, C. T.; Plauborg, R.; Denbaek, A. M.; Due, P.; Johansen, A. – Health Education Research, 2015
The Hi Five study was a three-armed cluster randomized controlled trial designed to reduce infections and improve hygiene and well-being among pupils. Participating schools (n = 43) were randomized into either control (n = 15) or one of two intervention groups (n = 28). The intervention consisted of three components: (i) a curriculum (ii)…
Descriptors: Hygiene, Well Being, Focus Groups, Questionnaires
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O'Quin, K. E.; Semalulu, T.; Orom, H. – Health Education Research, 2015
Medication mismanagement is a growing public health concern, especially among elders. Annually, it is a major contributor to emergency hospitalization and nursing home placement. Elders and their caregivers, as healthcare consumers and stakeholders in this issue, are uniquely qualified to inform strategies to improve medication adherence. We…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Compliance (Psychology), Drug Therapy, Qualitative Research
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