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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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Musekamp, G.; Gerlich, C.; Ehlebracht-Knig, I.; Dorn, M.; Hfter, A.; Tomiak, C.; Schlittenhardt, D.; Faller, H.; Reusch, A. – Health Education Research, 2019
The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of a self-management patient education programme for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) as compared with usual care education in inpatient rehabilitation. In a multicentre cluster-randomized controlled trial, 583 inpatients in 3 rehabilitation centres received an advanced self-management patient education…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Self Management, Patient Education, Fatigue (Biology)
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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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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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Elder, J. P.; Haughton, J.; Perez, L. G.; Martínez, M. E.; De la Torre, C. L.; Slymen, D. J.; Arredondo, E. M. – Health Education Research, 2017
Cancer screening rates among Latinas are generally low, reducing the likelihood of early cancer detection in this population. This article examines the effects of a community intervention ("Fe en Acción"/Faith in Action) led by community health workers ("promotoras") on promoting breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Cancer, Females, Churches
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Richards, R.; McNoe, B.; Iosua, E.; Reeder, A. I.; Egan, R.; Marsh, L.; Robertson, L.; Maclennan, B.; Dawson, A.; Quigg, R.; Petersen, A.-C. – Health Education Research, 2017
Behaviour change, specifically that which decreases cancer risk, is an essential element of cancer control. Little information is available about how awareness of risk factors may be changing over time. This study describes the awareness of cancer risk behaviours among adult New Zealanders in two cross-sectional studies conducted in 2001 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cancer, Behavior Change, Risk
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Laforest, Sophie; Lorthios-Guilledroit, Agathe; Nour, Kareen; Parisien, Manon; Fournier, Michel; Ellemberg, Dave; Guay, Danielle; Desgagnés-Cyr, Charles-Émile; Bier, Nathalie – Health Education Research, 2017
This study examined the effects on attitudes and lifestyle behavior of "Jog your Mind," a multi-factorial community-based program promoting cognitive vitality among seniors with no known cognitive impairment. A quasi-experimental study was conducted. Twenty-three community organizations were assigned either to the experimental group…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Life Style, Community Programs, Quasiexperimental Design
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Schopp, Laura H.; Clark, Mary J.; Lamberson, William R.; Uhr, David J.; Minor, Marian A. – Health Education Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine and compare outcomes of two voluntary workplace health management methods: an adapted worksite self-management (WSM) approach and an intensive health monitoring (IM) approach. Research participants were randomly assigned to either the WSM group or the IM group by a computer-generated list (n = 180; 92 WSM…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Health Education, Outcomes of Education, Workplace Learning
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Christiansen, Lars B.; Toftager, Mette; Pawlowski, Charlotte S.; Andersen, Henriette B.; Ersbøll, Annette K.; Troelsen, Jens – Health Education Research, 2017
School recess physical activity is important for adolescent s health and development, and several studies have established evidence based on cross-sectional studies that it is influenced by the environment in the schoolyard. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect and variation across schools of a school-based intervention on students…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Physical Activities, Intervention, Educational Environment
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Story, Chandra R.; Gross, Tyra T.; Harvey, Idethia S.; Whitt-Glover, Melicia C. – Health Education Research, 2017
African-American women experience higher rates of obesity compared to other racial/ethnic groups. High levels of reported church attendance among African-Americans have led to the proliferation of faith-based health programs. Pastors can influence success for faith-based programs. The purpose of this study was to assess pastors' perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Qualitative Research, Clergy, African American Attitudes
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LaChausse, Robert G. – Health Education Research, 2017
The study purpose was to examine the impact of the Harvest of the Month (HOTM) program on fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption, FV preferences, other eating behaviors, physical activity and other variables related to healthy eating. A clustered randomized controlled trial was employed in 28 elementary schools. After parental consent was obtained,…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Effectiveness, Health Programs, Health Promotion
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Haapala, H. L.; Hirvensalo, M. H.; Laine, K.; Laakso, L.; Hakonen, H.; Lintunen, T.; Tammelin, T. H. – Health Education Research, 2017
This study investigated the differences in physical activity (PA) at recess and school-related social factors, and described school PA promotion processes and staff experiences at four lower secondary schools from the Finnish Schools on the Move programme. Recess PA, peer relationships at school, relatedness to school, and school climate were…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Recess Breaks, Social Influences, Peer Relationship
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Story, Chandra R.; Knutson, Douglas; Brown, Jameisha B.; Spears-Laniox, Erica; Harvey, Idethia Shevon; Gizlice, Ziya; Whitt-Glover, Melicia C. – Health Education Research, 2017
African-American women report higher levels of chronic conditions and church attendance relative to the overall US population. Therefore, efforts have increased over the past decade to design church-based health promotion programs. The present study compared changes in religiosity, religious social support and general social support across time…
Descriptors: African Americans, Chronic Illness, Social Support Groups, Religion
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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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Dowd, A. Justine; Chen, Michelle Y.; Schmader, Toni; Jung, Mary E.; Zumbo, Bruno D.; Beauchamp, Mark R. – Health Education Research, 2016
Changes in social cognitions targeted within a group-based mentoring program for adolescent girls were examined as predictors of changes in physical activity (PA) and dietary behavior (in two separate models) over the course of the 7-week program. Data were collected from 310 participants who participated in the program. Multilevel path models…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Females, Attitude Change, Social Cognition
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