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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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Niederdeppe, J.; Kemp, D.; Jesch, E.; Scolere, L.; Greiner Safi, A.; Porticella, N.; Avery, R. J.; Dorf, M. C.; Mathios, A. D.; Byrne, S. – Health Education Research, 2019
Exposure to cigarette advertising can increase the likelihood of youth smoking initiation and may encourage people who already smoke to continue. Requiring prominent, graphic warning labels could reduce these effects. We test whether graphic versus text-only warning labels in cigarette advertisements influence cognitive and emotional factors…
Descriptors: Smoking, Cues, Advertising, Imagery
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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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Medone, Paula; Hernndez-Surez, Carlos M. – Health Education Research, 2019
Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya arboviruses (DZC), mainly transmitted by mosquito "Aedes aegypti," are global health public issues affecting 390 million people each year. In most endemic countries, vector control strategies have been focused on reducing breeding sites and adult mosquito populations. Most health communication strategies have…
Descriptors: Diseases, Disease Control, Entomology, Foreign Countries
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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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Spears, Erica C.; Guidry, Jeffrey J.; Harvey, Idethia S. – Health Education Research, 2018
There is a paucity in the literature examining the African American middle-class. Most studies of African Americans and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) have concentrated on lower-SES individuals, or make no distinction between African Americans of varying socio-economic positions. Middle-class African Americans are vulnerable in ways often…
Descriptors: Diabetes, African Americans, Middle Class, Statistical Analysis
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Kiani Asiabar, Azita; Amin Shokravi, Farkhondeh; Hajifaraji, Majid; Zayeri, Farid – Health Education Research, 2018
Gaining weight above the Institute of Medicine recommended range contributes to the development of obesity, which increases risk for diseases. We evaluated the effectiveness of an educational program with the spouse's participation on the optimal gestational weight gain (GWG) in pregnancy. We conducted a randomized controlled trial on 128…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Intervention
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Hagerman, Charlotte J.; Bellini, Paula G.; Davis, Kim M.; Hoffman, Richard M.; Aaronson, David S.; Leigh, Daniel Y.; Zinar, Riley E.; Penson, David; Van Den Eeden, Stephen; Taylor, Kathryn L. – Health Education Research, 2017
Despite the evidence indicating that decision aids (DA) improve informed treatment decision making for prostate cancer (PCa), physicians do not routinely recommend DAs to their patients. We conducted semi-structured interviews with urologists (n = 11), radiation oncologists (n = 12) and primary care physicians (n = 10) about their methods of…
Descriptors: Physicians, Cancer, Patients, Primary Health Care
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Balmford, James; Borland, Ron – Health Education Research, 2017
Smokers are exposed to advice about quitting from numerous sources. Within the 2013 ITC 4-Country Survey, 1211 Australian smokers or recent ex-smokers rated the perceived importance of eight sources of advice, categorized into evidence-based, non evidence-based, personal experience and vicarious experience (two items each), and also rated their…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Behavior, Foreign Countries, Intention
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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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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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Widman, L.; Golin, C. E.; Kamke, K.; Massey, J.; Prinstein, M. J. – Health Education Research, 2017
Adolescent girls are at substantial risk of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. To reduce these risks, we developed Health Education And Relationship Training (HEART), a web-based intervention focused on developing sexual assertiveness skills and enhancing sexual decision-making. This study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Ethnicity, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexuality
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Rayens, Mary Kay; Ickes, Melinda J.; Butler, Karen M.; Wiggins, Amanda T.; Anderson, Debra G.; Hahn, Ellen J. – Health Education Research, 2017
Emerging tobacco product use is increasing. We evaluated factors associated with perceived risk of and intention to use waterpipe tobacco by surveying students at a large university in the southeastern U.S. (N = 667). Proportional odds modeling assessed whether demographic characteristics and social acceptability are associated with perceived risk…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Smoking, 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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