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McGinty, Emma E.; Siddiqi, Sameer; Linden, Sarah; Horwitz, Joshua; Frattaroli, Shannon – Health Education Research, 2019
Many of the policies shown to benefit the public's health in research studies are never widely implemented. We conducted a qualitative and exploratory multiple-case study of three U.S. academic research-policy translation initiatives that resulted in the development, enactment and/or implementation of evidence-based policies to address public…
Descriptors: Public Health, Weapons, Narcotics, Drug Abuse
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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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Berg, Carla J.; Dekanosidze, Ana; Torosyan, Arevik; Grigoryan, Lilit; Sargsyan, Zhanna; Hayrumyan, Varduhi; Topuridze, Marina; Sturua, Lela; Harutyunyan, Arusyak; Kvachantiradze, Lela; Maglakelidze, Nino; Gamkrelidze, Amiran; Abovyan, Romela; Bazarchyan, Alexander; Kegler, Michelle C. – Health Education Research, 2019
Local coalitions can advance public health initiative but have not been widely used or well-studied in low- and middle-income countries. This paper provides (i) an overview of an ongoing matched-pairs community-randomized controlled trial in 28 communities in Armenia and Georgia (N = 14/country) testing local coalitions to promote smoke-free…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, Public Health, Developing Nations
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Kienen, Nadia; Wiltenburg, Thais Distefano; Bittencourt, Lorna; Scarinci, Isabel C. – Health Education Research, 2019
The purpose of this article is to describe the development of a theory-based, culturally and gender-relevant Community Health Worker (CWH)-led tobacco cessation intervention for low-income Brazilian women who augments the tobacco cessation program offered through the public health system using Intervention Mapping (IM). We began with the…
Descriptors: Smoking, Intervention, Program Development, Females
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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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Halbert, Chanita Hughes; Bellamy, Scarlett; Briggs, Vanessa; Delmoor, Ernestine; Purnell, Joseph; Rogers, Rodney; Weathers, Benita; Johnson, Jerry C. – Health Education Research, 2017
Obesity and excess weight are significant clinical and public health issues that disproportionately affect African Americans because of physical inactivity and unhealthy eating. We compared the effects of alternate behavioral interventions on obesity-related health behaviors. We conducted a comparative effectiveness education trial in a…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Weight, Public Health, African Americans
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Rowa-Dewar, Neneh; Rooke, Catriona; Amos, Amanda – Health Education Research, 2017
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are subject to considerable public health debate. Most public health experts agree that for smokers who find it particularly challenging to quit, e-cigarettes may reduce harm. E-cigarette use in the home may also reduce children's secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure, although e-cigarette vapour may pose risks. This…
Descriptors: Smoking, Public Health, Qualitative Research, Risk
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Akre, Christina; Suris, Joan-Carles – Health Education Research, 2017
Electronic cigarettes (ECs) acting as a gateway to smoking traditional cigarettes (TCs) is a growing public health concern of EC use among youths. To gather the opinions and perceptions of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) on whether and how EC can act as a gateway to smoking TC among youths. A qualitative method included 42 AYAs. Participants…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Young Adults, Adolescent Attitudes, Smoking
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Brown, K. E.; Newby, K.; Caley, M.; Danahay, A.; Kehal, I. – Health Education Research, 2016
Sexual health service access is fundamental to good sexual health, yet interventions designed to address this have rarely been implemented or evaluated. In this article, pilot evaluation findings for a targeted public health behavior change intervention, delivered via a website and web-app, aiming to increase uptake of sexual health services among…
Descriptors: Intervention, Web Based Instruction, Questionnaires, Pretests Posttests
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Macia, Laura; Ruiz, Hector Camilo; Boyzo, Roberto; Documet, Patricia Isabel – Health Education Research, 2016
Little documentation exists about male community health workers ("promotores") networks. The experiences of "promotores" can provide input on how to attract, train, supervise and maintain male "promotores" in CHW programs. We present the experience and perspectives of "promotores" who participated in a male…
Descriptors: Males, Public Health, Networks, Qualitative Research
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Baumann, Eva; Koller, Michael; Wiltfang, Jörg; Wenz, Hans-Jürgen; Möller, Björn; Hertrampf, Katrin – Health Education Research, 2016
In Germany, ~13 000 people are found to have oral and pharyngeal cancer every year. Awareness and knowledge about this cancer remain insufficient, particularly amongst elderly people. A campaign for early detection was launched in Northern Germany in April 2012. The first step of the campaign was to increase awareness about oral cancer. Prior to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cancer, Human Body, Consciousness Raising
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de Bruijn, Gert-Jan; Spaans, Pieter; Jansen, Bastiaan; van't Riet, Jonathan – Health Education Research, 2016
Adolescent hearing loss is a public health problem that has eluded effective intervention. A persuasive message strategy was tested for its effectiveness on adolescents' intention to listen to music at a reduced volume. The messages manipulated both type of message frame [positive consequences of listening to music at a reduced volume…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Adolescents, Intention, Music
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Allen, Jane A.; Davis, Kevin C.; Duke, Jennifer C.; Nonnemaker, James M.; Bradfield, Brian R.; Farrelly, Matthew C.; Novak, Scott P.; Zarkin, Gary A. – Health Education Research, 2016
This study examines the relationship between self-reports of being high on marijuana and perceptions about driving high or drunk. Data were collected in 2014 from an online convenience sample of adult, past 30-day marijuana and hashish users in Colorado and Washington (n = 865). Respondents were asked, "Were you high or feeling the effects of…
Descriptors: Adults, Marijuana, Drug Abuse, Surveys
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Byron, M. J.; Cohen, J. E.; Frattaroli, S.; Gittelsohn, J.; Jernigan, D. H. – Health Education Research, 2016
Smoke-free laws, which ban smoking in public venues, can be effective in protecting public health, but it has been difficult to achieve compliance with these laws in low- and middle-income countries. This study was conducted to understand the social norms around public smoking and learn how to improve compliance in Bogor, the first Indonesian city…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Behavior, Social Behavior, Behavior Standards
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Gielen, A. C.; McDonald, E. M.; Omaki, E.; Shields, W.; Case, J.; Aitken, M. – Health Education Research, 2015
Child passenger safety remains an important public health problem because motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children, and the majority of children ride improperly restrained. Using a mobile app to communicate with parents about injury prevention offers promise but little information is available on how to create such a tool.…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Public Health, Handheld Devices, Child Safety
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