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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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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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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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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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Yuan, Nicole P.; Nair, Uma S.; Crane, Tracy E.; Krupski, Laurie; Collins, Bradley N.; Bell, Melanie L. – Health Education Research, 2019
Home smoking bans may be an effective way to promote tobacco cessation among treatment seeking smokers. Few studies have examined this relationship in a quitline setting. Data were obtained from 14,296 adults who were enrolled in a state quitline between January 2011 and July 2016. This study investigated whether cessation rates varied by changes…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Behavior, Intervention, Adults
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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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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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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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González-Salvado, Violeta; Abelairas-Gómez, Cristian; Peña-Gil, Carlos; Neiro-Rey, Carmen; Barcala-Furelos, Roberto; González-Juanatey, José Ramón; Rodríguez-Núñez, Antonio – Health Education Research, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a novel cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training method embedded in a cardiac rehabilitation program at enhancing patients' CPR and defibrillation skills. One hundred and fourteen participants with coronary heart disease enrolled on an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation program were…
Descriptors: Training, Rehabilitation, Heart Disorders, Teaching Methods
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Wolfenden, Luke; Jones, Jannah; Parmenter, Ben; Razak, Lubna Abdul; Wiggers, John; Morgan, Philip J.; Finch, Meghan; Sutherland, Rachel; Lecathelinais, Christophe; Clinton-McHarg, Tara; Gillham, Karen; Yoong, Sze Lin – Health Education Research, 2019
The primary aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a childcare-based intervention in increasing child physical activity by allowing children unrestricted access to outdoor areas for free-play when structured activity is not taking place. A randomized controlled trial was conducted in six childcare services. Intervention services provided…
Descriptors: Child Care, Physical Activity Level, Intervention, Play
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Rubin, D. A.; Wilson, K. S.; Honea, K. E.; Castner, D. M.; McGarrah, J. G.; Rose, D. J.; Dumont-Driscoll, M. – Health Education Research, 2019
Process evaluations provide insight into the implementation of complex interventions. This study is a process evaluation for the implementation of a parent-led physical activity intervention at home with youth with a rare neurodevelopmental disorder (Prader-Willi syndrome, PWS) and youth with non-syndromal obesity (NSO). Participants included 42…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Intervention, Neurological Impairments, Developmental Disabilities
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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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Wallerstein, Nina; Oetzel, John G.; Duran, Bonnie; Magarati, Maya; Pearson, Cynthia; Belone, Lorenda; Davis, Joyce; DeWindt, Lori; Kastelic, Sarah; Lucero, Julie; Ruddock, Charmaine; Sutter, Erika; Dutta, Mohan J. – Health Education Research, 2019
Health education research emphasizes the importance of cultural understanding and fit to achieve meaningful psycho-social research outcomes, community responsiveness and external validity to enhance health equity. However, many interventions address cultural fit through cultural competence and sensitivity approaches that are often superficial. The…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Community Involvement, Health Education, Intervention
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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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