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Dusenbury, Linda; Brannigan, Rosalind; Hansen, William B.; Walsh, John; Falco, Mathea – Health Education Research, 2005
As prevention programs become disseminated, the most serious threat to effectiveness is maintaining the quality of implementation intended by the developers. This paper proposes a methodology for measuring quality of implementation in school settings and presents data from a pilot study designed to test several of the proposed components. These…
Descriptors: Prevention, Program Content, Program Implementation, Intervention
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Gal, Iddo; Prigat, Ayelet – Health Education Research, 2005
Readability and usability problems with patient information leaflets continue to be reported despite long-standing recognition of their existence and the availability of guidelines for developing health education materials. This exploratory study examined possible causes for such problems, based on interviews with professionals who developed…
Descriptors: Patient Education, Readability, Health Education, Health Promotion
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Barlow, J. H.; Bancroft, G. V.; Turner, A. P. – Health Education Research, 2005
Chronic disease is a public health issue that could be addressed, in part, by increasing the ability of individuals to better manage their condition and its consequences on a day-to-day basis. One intervention designed to facilitate this is the Chronic Disease Self Management Course (CDSMC) that is delivered by volunteer, lay tutors who themselves…
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Management, Public Health, Chronic Illness
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Woods, Susan E.; Springett, Jane; Porcellato, Lorna; Dugdill, Lindsey – Health Education Research, 2005
This article looks at how children between the ages of 4 and 8 years report they feel when they are exposed to passive smoking and how they react in these situations. Data were collected annually from a cohort of 250 primary school children, which was tracked from their Reception Classes to Year 3 across six Liverpool schools. Quantitative and…
Descriptors: Smoking, Child Health, Interviews, Elementary School Students
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Wills, W.; Backett-Milburn, K.; Gregory, S.; Lawton, J. – Health Education Research, 2005
In this paper, we explore the secondary school environment as an important context for understanding young teenagers eating habits and food practices. We draw on data collected during semi-structured interviews with 36 young teenagers (aged 13/14 years) living in disadvantaged circumstances in Scotland. We found that the systems inherent in school…
Descriptors: Health Education, Self Concept, Food, Adolescents
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Ross, Alastair J.; Heim, Derek; Flatley, Kirsty; Davies, John B.; Sudbery, Megan – Health Education Research, 2005
This paper describes the results of a survey undertaken to contribute to a health needs assessment of persistent street drinkers in Drumchapel, Greater Glasgow. Street drinkers, members of the public and local service providers [including agency professionals (community workers; health workers; social workers) and others (e.g. shopkeepers)] were…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Needs Assessment, Foreign Countries, Social Work
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Abrahamsson, Agneta; Springett, Jane; Karlsson, Leif; Ottosson, Torgny – Health Education Research, 2005
In general, most women are familiar with the need to stop smoking when they are pregnant. In spite of this, many women find it difficult to stop. Using a phenomenographic approach, this study explored Swedish pregnant and post-pregnant women's ways of making sense of smoking during pregnancy. A total of 17 women who either smoked throughout…
Descriptors: Health Education, Smoking, Females, Self Efficacy
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Kegler, Michelle C.; Malcoe, Lorraine Halinka – Health Education Research, 2005
This study assesses similarities and differences in anti-smoking socialization beliefs of White and Native American parents in a low-income, rural population in northeastern Oklahoma. Data are from a population-based, cross-sectional children's environmental health study in which in-home interviews were conducted with 356 parents (56.2% White,…
Descriptors: Socialization, Rural Population, Low Income, Smoking
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Kaljee, L. M.; Genberg, B. L.; Minh, T. T.; Tho, L. H.; Thoa, L. T. K.; Stanton, B. – Health Education Research, 2005
Research suggests that youth are consuming more alcohol and at younger ages than in the past. Data also indicate that alcohol consumption is associated with participation in other risk behaviors including aggression and sexual behaviors. As part of a randomized control effectiveness trial for an HIV prevention program, 480 Vietnamese youth (15-20…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Females, Prevention, Drinking
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Crone, D.; Smith, A.; Gough, B. – Health Education Research, 2005
This paper reports findings from a qualitative investigation into the relationship between physical activity and mental health from the experiences of participants on exercise referral schemes. A grounded theory methodology was adopted which used focus groups and semi-structured interviews with participants from three exercise referral schemes in…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Physical Activities, Females, Focus Groups
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Miles, A.; Waller, J.; Hiom, S.; Swanston, D. – Health Education Research, 2005
The incidence of skin cancer has risen rapidly in the UK over the last 20 years, prompting public health organizations to try and raise awareness of the dangers of sun exposure and the need to practice sun-safe behaviour. This study aimed to assess baseline levels of sun-safe knowledge and behaviour in a British population-representative sample,…
Descriptors: Incidence, Legislators, Public Health, Cancer
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Robinson, Kerry; Elliott, Susan J.; Driedger, S. Michelle; Eyles, John; O'Loughlin, Jennifer; Riley, Barb; Cameron, Roy; Harvey, Dexter – Health Education Research, 2005
The purpose of this paper is to examine the utility of linking systems between public health resource and user organizations for health promotion dissemination and capacity building, and to identify factors related to the success of linking systems. The design is a parallel-case study using key informant interviews and content analysis of project…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Public Health, Content Analysis, Heart Disorders
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Nierkens, Vera; Stronks, Karien; van Oel, Clarine J.; de Vries, Hein – Health Education Research, 2005
Tobacco smoking is a very important preventable cause of mortality and morbidity, and this is also the case in immigrant populations. Therefore, smoking cessation interventions need to take these groups into account. Insight into the applicability of behavioral smoking cessation interventions for non-Western populations is necessary. The objective…
Descriptors: Smoking, Self Efficacy, Social Cognition, Interviews
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Kwok, Cannas; Cant, Rosemary; Sullivan, Gerard – Health Education Research, 2005
BreastScreen (a free breast cancer screening service) has been implemented in Australia since 1991. Surveys conducted overseas consistently report that women of Chinese ancestry have low participation rates in breast cancer screening. Although Chinese women's use of breast cancer screening services has been investigated abroad, to date there are…
Descriptors: Females, Cancer, Foreign Countries, Fear
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Graham, J. W.; Tatterson, J. W.; Roberts, M. M.; Johnston, S. E. – Health Education Research, 2004
The Alcohol-related Harm Prevention (AHP) program is a normative education and skill-acquisition program designed to reduce serious, long-term alcohol-related harm in college students. Without admonishing students not to drink, which is likely to fail in many student populations, the AHP program attempts to give students the necessary perceptions,…
Descriptors: Caring, College Students, Prevention, Drinking
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