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Arabyat, Rasha M.; Borrego, Matthew; Hamidovic, Ajna; Sleath, Betsy; Raisch, Dennis W. – Health Education Research, 2019
The non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) among college students is escalating at an alarming rate. A limited number of studies have utilized a theoretical framework to influence this behavior. To utilize the reasoned-action approach theory to design and evaluate a web-based intervention to influence students' attitudes, perceived norms…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, College Students, Student Attitudes, Social Attitudes
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Buller, M. K.; Bettinghaus, E. P.; Fluharty, L.; Andersen, P. A.; Slater, M. D.; Henry, K. L.; Liu, X.; Fullmer, S.; Buller, D. B. – Health Education Research, 2019
The homophily principle, that perceived similarities among people produce positive reactions, is a cross-cultural, global phenomenon. This study aimed to test the prediction that photographs that depict models similar to the target population improve health communication by increasing perceived identification in three racial/ethnic populations.…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Communication Strategies, Health Behavior
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Bernhart, J. A.; Dunn, C. G.; Wilcox, S.; Saunders, R. P.; Sharpe, P. A.; Stucker, J. – Health Education Research, 2019
Faith-based health promotion programs have been effective in increasing healthy eating (HE) and physical activity (PA). Very few reports exist regarding church leaders' anticipated and experienced barriers and facilitators to program implementation. Pastors (n = 38, 70%) and program coordinators (n = 54, 100%) from churches (N = 54) who attended a…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Churches, Barriers, Program Implementation
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Abbott, Laurie S.; Slate, Elizabeth H.; Lemacks, Jennifer L. – Health Education Research, 2019
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death among people living in the United States. Populations, especially minorities, living in the rural South are disproportionately affected by CVD and have greater CVD risk, morbidity and mortality. Culturally relevant cardiovascular health programs implemented in rural community settings can…
Descriptors: Heart Disorders, Death, At Risk Persons, Minority Groups
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Kegler, Michelle C.; Lea, Jaimie; Lebow-Skelley, Erin; Lefevre, Adrienne M.; Diggs, Pam; Haardrfer, Regine – Health Education Research, 2019
Smoke-free policies such as those required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development have the potential to reduce persistent income-related disparities in secondhand smoke exposure. To understand the implementation and enforcement process, as well as barriers and facilitators to compliance and enforcement, we conducted semi-structured…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Public Housing, Smoking, Health Promotion
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Gwede, Clement K.; Sutton, Steven K.; Chavarria, Enmanuel A.; Gutierrez, Liliana; Abdulla, Rania; Christy, Shannon M.; Lopez, Diana; Sanchez, Julian; Meade, Cathy D. – Health Education Research, 2019
Despite established benefits, colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is underutilized among Latinos/Hispanics. We conducted a pilot 2-arm randomized controlled trial evaluating efficacy of two intervention conditions on CRC screening uptake among Latinos receiving care in community clinics. Participants (N = 76) were aged 50-75, most were foreign-born,…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Health Promotion, Intervention, Hispanic Americans
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Ko, Dami; Myung, Eunyoung; Moon, Tae-Joon; Shah, Dhavan V. – Health Education Research, 2019
Although low socio-economic status (SES) persons with diabetes show low levels of physical activity (PA), there is limited knowledge regarding which media is effective in improving their PA. This study aimed to determine the appropriate media for providing PA-related information to persons with diabetes in low SES compared with those in high SES.…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Diabetes, Physical Activity Level, Mass Media Effects
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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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Zhao, Xiaoquan; Peterson, Emily B.; Oh, Kyeung Mi; Cai, Xiaomei – Health Education Research, 2019
First-generation Chinese and Korean male immigrants in the United States are at high risk for tobacco use. This study pilot-tested a graphic, native-language text-messaging intervention to promote smoking cessation among these groups. First-generation Chinese and Korean male immigrant smokers (N = 71) were recruited from the Washington DC area.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Chinese Americans, Korean Americans, Smoking
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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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Passmore, S.; Jones, L. – Health Education Research, 2019
There has been an emphasis on schools to promote healthy lifestyles and many intervention programmes have attempted this. Most programmes are evaluated at the time and/or shortly afterwards. This is a review of the impact and sustainability of the Health for Life programme 2--5 years after the initial phase. It captures the experiences of the…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Health Promotion, Life Style
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Cavallo, Dana A.; Kong, Grace; Ells, Daniel M.; Camenga, Deepa R.; Morean, Meghan E.; Krishnan-Sarin, Suchitra – Health Education Research, 2019
Rates of e-cigarette use are high among youth, and there is little known about the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes. Since peer influence is a powerful determinant of tobacco use, we aimed to identify message themes about e-cigarettes that youth would use to encourage or discourage peers from using e-cigarettes. We conducted 10 focus…
Descriptors: Smoking, Prevention, Youth, Peer Influence
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Vu, Milkie; Bednarczyk, Robert A.; Escoffery, Cam; Getachew, Betelihem; Berg, Carla J. – Health Education Research, 2019
Young adulthood is a critical time for catch-up HPV vaccination. We assessed predictors of vaccine recommendation and initiation among college students. We analysed cross-sectional surveys from 2397 students using multivariable logistic regressions. Guided by the Socio-ecological and Health Belief Models, measures included socio-demographic…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health Promotion, Immunization Programs, Student Attitudes
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Ou, Judy Y.; Warner, Echo L.; Nam, Gina E.; Martel, Laura; Carbajal-Salisbury, Sara; Fuentes, Vicky; Wetter, David W.; Kirchhoff, Anne C.; Kepka, Deanna – Health Education Research, 2019
Hispanics have the lowest colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates of all racial/ethnic groups and comprise the largest proportion of low-income manual laborers in the nation. We partnered with businesses to implement a community health worker (CHW)-led intervention among Hispanic workers in service-related and manual labor occupations, which often…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Cancer, Health Promotion, Health Behavior
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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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