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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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Nugroho, Adi; Coulter, Robert W. S.; Erasmus, Vicki; Laksmono, Pipiet A.; Mihari, Tengku S.; Richardus, Jan Hendrik – Health Education Research, 2019
Implementers of outreach program in Indonesia often provide formal training for their outreach workers (OWs) only at the startup. We believe continuous training can be provided by experienced OWs at any time if an appropriate training package is available. Using a one-group pre-test-post-test study design; we developed, implemented and evaluated…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Males, Sexuality, Homosexuality
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Nandha, B.; Meenakshy, V.; Abdul Khader, Nazer; Vijayakumar, K. N.; Jambulingam, P. – Health Education Research, 2019
Lymphatic filariasis (LF), a neglected tropical disease is targeted for elimination globally by 2020. National Health Policy of India set the goal by 2017 and annual single-dose mass drug administration (MDA) with anti-filarial drugs is in operation in endemic districts since 2004. Performance and effectiveness of MDA was diverse across the nation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Diseases, Immunization Programs
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Rahimdel, T.; Morowatisharifabad, M. A.; Salehi-Abargouei, A.; Mirzaei, M.; Fallahzadeh, H. – Health Education Research, 2019
This study was conducted to evaluate an education program based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB) for salt intake in individuals at risk of hypertension. This randomized controlled trial was conducted from February 2017 to December 2017 in Shahediyeh, Yazd Province, Iran. For this purpose, 140 people were selected and assigned to two groups…
Descriptors: Hypertension, At Risk Persons, Eating Habits, Health Behavior
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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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Salami, Kabiru K.; Ayegboyin, Matthew; Adedeji, Isaac A. – Health Education Research, 2019
The outbreak of deadliest and most widespread Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West African countries was not only unexpected but also sudden in places like Nigeria. The epidemic was an indication of weak health systems characterised by inadequate precautions and low knowledge of containment. Although Nigeria was able to contain EVD much earlier,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prevention, Communicable Diseases, Motor Vehicles
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Birtwistle, S. B.; Ashcroft, G.; Murphy, R.; Gee, I.; Poole, H.; Watson, P. M. – Health Education Research, 2019
Exercise referral schemes aim to increase physical activity amongst inactive individuals with or at risk of long-term health conditions. Yet many patients referred to these schemes (by health professionals) fail to take up the exercise opportunities on offer. Understanding factors influencing uptake to exercise referral schemes may help improve…
Descriptors: Exercise, Physical Activity Level, Patients, Health Behavior
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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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Nguyen, Thi Thu Huong; White, Katherine M.; Sendall, Marguerite C.; Young, Ross McD. – Health Education Research, 2019
Alcohol use is common among Vietnamese students. Previous qualitative findings showed Vietnamese medical students believed they were not binge drinkers while reporting many binge drinking occasions they participated in or witnessed. This dichotomy warrants examination. This study aims to establish drinking patterns and examine the factors…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Health Behavior, Intention
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Medone, Paula; Hernndez-Surez, Carlos M. – Health Education Research, 2019
Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya arboviruses (DZC), mainly transmitted by mosquito "Aedes aegypti," are global health public issues affecting 390 million people each year. In most endemic countries, vector control strategies have been focused on reducing breeding sites and adult mosquito populations. Most health communication strategies have…
Descriptors: Diseases, Disease Control, Entomology, Foreign Countries
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Strand, Mark A.; He, Meizi; Johnson, Ryan; Perry, Judith; Yin, Zenong – Health Education Research, 2019
High prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes has emerged as a concern in China. The Pathway to Health Program was designed to prevent type 2 diabetes onset in prediabetic women in a north China urban community. This process evaluation of a randomized controlled trial analysed participant surveys at the 6- and 12-month assessment times, participant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Health Promotion, Prevention
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Sadeghi, Reza; Mazloomy-Mahmoodabad, Seyed-Saeed; Rezaeian, Mohsen; Fallahzadeh, Hossein; Khanjani, Narges – Health Education Research, 2019
In recent years, the geographic information system (GIS) application has used the latest spatial data to help researchers make the right decisions in the shortest time. This study was conducted with the aim of using geographic information systems (ArcGIS) for selecting the best location for installing banners and billboards in a health campaign.…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Geographic Location, Signs, Health Promotion
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Berg, Carla J.; Dekanosidze, Ana; Torosyan, Arevik; Grigoryan, Lilit; Sargsyan, Zhanna; Hayrumyan, Varduhi; Topuridze, Marina; Sturua, Lela; Harutyunyan, Arusyak; Kvachantiradze, Lela; Maglakelidze, Nino; Gamkrelidze, Amiran; Abovyan, Romela; Bazarchyan, Alexander; Kegler, Michelle C. – Health Education Research, 2019
Local coalitions can advance public health initiative but have not been widely used or well-studied in low- and middle-income countries. This paper provides (i) an overview of an ongoing matched-pairs community-randomized controlled trial in 28 communities in Armenia and Georgia (N = 14/country) testing local coalitions to promote smoke-free…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, Public Health, Developing Nations
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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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Ahmadi, Zakieh; Sadeghi, Tabandeh; Loripoor, Marzeyeh – Health Education Research, 2018
Education is an important aspect of care for diabetic patients. This study aimed to compare the effect of education by health care provider and peer on self-care behaviors among Iranian patients with diabetes. In this clinical randomized control trial, we enrolled 120 patients with type 2 diabetes who were referred to the Diabetes Clinic at a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Diabetes, Health Education, Patients
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