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Shadel, William G.; Martino, Steven C.; Setodji, Claude M.; Dunbar, Michael; Scharf, Deborah; Creswell, Kasey G. – Health Education Research, 2019
This experiment tested whether the presence of graphic health warning labels on cigarette packages deterred adult smokers from purchasing cigarettes at retail point-of-sale (POS), and whether individual difference variables moderated this relationship. The study was conducted in the RAND StoreLab (RSL), a life-sized replica of a convenience store…
Descriptors: Merchandise Information, Pictorial Stimuli, Prevention, 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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Jones, J.; Carter, B.; Wilkerson, R.; Kramer, C. – Health Education Research, 2019
This study assessed attitudes toward HIV and awareness of previous HIV prevention campaigns among young black men in the United States of America (USA). The study also ascertained the appropriateness of HIV testing messages for young black men and explored the use of social networking sites to deliver HIV testing messages for social media…
Descriptors: Social Media, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Males
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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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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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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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Evans, W. Douglas; Andrade, Elizabeth L.; Barrett, Nicole; Snider, Jeremy; Cleary, Sean; Edberg, Mark – Health Education Research, 2019
The authors designed and evaluated an innovative, branded campaign called 'Adelante' to promote positive youth development (PYD) and reduce risk behaviors among Latino youth near Washington, DC. Repeated cross-sectional surveys were conducted in the intervention and a comparison community to evaluate campaign exposure and changes in PYD outcomes.…
Descriptors: Marketing, Community Programs, Hispanic Americans, Adolescents
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Kim, Minjin; Lee, Haeok; Kiang, Peter; Allison, Jeroan – Health Education Research, 2019
Although Korean American women have a higher risk of developing cervical cancer, currently there are limited culturally relevant intervention strategies for improving primary prevention of cervical cancer by promoting HPV vaccination in this population. This study reports the development of a cross-cultural, cross-generational storytelling HPV…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Students, Females, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Noonan, D.; Silva, S.; Njuru, J.; Bishop, T.; Fish, L. J.; Simmons, L. A.; Choi, S. H.; Pollak, K. I. – Health Education Research, 2018
Text-based interventions are effective for smoking cessation, but have not been tested in rural older adults. The purpose of this study was to compare the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a text-based Scheduled Gradual Reduction (SGR) program to a non-SGR text messaging support condition among rural older adults. Adults over…
Descriptors: Smoking, Prevention, Intervention, Rural Areas
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Bagherniya, Mohammad; Taghipour, Ali; Sharma, Manoj; Sahebkar, Amirhossein; Contento, Isobel R.; Keshavarz, Seyed Ali; Mostafavi Darani, Firoozeh; Safarian, Mohammad – Health Education Research, 2018
Social cognitive theory (SCT) is a well-known theory for designing nutrition education and physical activity programs for adolescents. This systematic review aimed to evaluate the efficacy of intervention studies based on SCT in reducing or preventing overweight and obesity in adolescents. An electronic literature search in PubMed-Medline, Web of…
Descriptors: Obesity, Intervention, Social Cognition, Body Composition
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Wright, Julie A.; Whiteley, Jessica A.; Watson, Bonnie L.; Sheinfeld Gorin, Sherri N.; Hayman, Laura L. – Health Education Research, 2018
Recommendations for the prevention of childhood obesity encourage providers to counsel parents and their children on healthy diet and activity behaviors. This study evaluated the feasibility of a theory-based, tailored communication intervention for obesity prevention ("Team Up for Health") delivered during a well-child visit. A…
Descriptors: Prevention, Child Health, Obesity, Intervention
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Nacken, A.; Rehfuess, E. A.; Paul, I.; Lupapula, A.; Pfadenhauer, L. M. – Health Education Research, 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa carries a high burden of the HIV epidemic, with young adults being particularly affected. Well-designed school-based HIV prevention interventions can contribute to establishing protective behaviour. The aim of this study was to explore the needs of primary school students and teachers in the region of Kagera, Tanzania, regarding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Comprehensive School Health Education, Prevention
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Ruggiero, C. F.; Poirier, L.; Trude, A. C. B.; Yang, T.; Schwendler, T.; Gunen, B.; Loh, I. H.; Perepezko, K.; Nam, C. S.; Sato, P.; Gittelsohn, J. – Health Education Research, 2018
B'More Healthy Communities for Kids was a multi-level, multi-component obesity prevention intervention to improve access, demand and consumption of healthier foods and beverages in 28 low-income neighborhoods in Baltimore City, MD. Process evaluation assesses the implementation of an intervention and monitor progress. To the best of our knowledge,…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness, Child Health, Obesity
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Sullivan, L.; Pursell, L.; Molcho, M. – Health Education Research, 2018
Concussion education is an important aspect of concussion prevention. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a novel, theory of planned behavior (TPB)-driven concussion education program on secondary school athletes' concussion-reporting relevant cognitions immediately post-intervention and at 3 months follow-up. Data were…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Prevention, Health Education, Health Promotion
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Carvajal, S. C.; Huang, S.; Bell, M. L.; Denman, C.; Guernsey de Zapien, J.; Cornejo, E.; Chang, J.; Staten, L. K.; Rosales, C. – Health Education Research, 2018
Chronic diseases are the primary health burden among Mexican-origin populations and health promotion efforts have not been able to change negative population trends. This research presents behavioral and subjective health impacts of two related community health worker (CHW) interventions conducted in the US-Mexico border region. "Pasos…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Public Health, Health Promotion, Mexican Americans
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