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Pizacani, Barbara; Rohde, Kristen; Fenaughty, Andrea; Tutiakoff, Tiffany – Health Education Research, 2019
Smoking incurs heavy financial costs for direct medical expenditures and lost productivity related to premature death. The Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control Program designed a media campaign called 'The Real Cost' to raise awareness of the economic cost of smoking to all Alaskans, regardless of their smoking status. The campaign presented this…
Descriptors: Smoking, Costs, Mass Media Effects, Health Education
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Wallerstein, Nina; Oetzel, John G.; Duran, Bonnie; Magarati, Maya; Pearson, Cynthia; Belone, Lorenda; Davis, Joyce; DeWindt, Lori; Kastelic, Sarah; Lucero, Julie; Ruddock, Charmaine; Sutter, Erika; Dutta, Mohan J. – Health Education Research, 2019
Health education research emphasizes the importance of cultural understanding and fit to achieve meaningful psycho-social research outcomes, community responsiveness and external validity to enhance health equity. However, many interventions address cultural fit through cultural competence and sensitivity approaches that are often superficial. The…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Community Involvement, Health Education, Intervention
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Nguyen, Thi Thu Huong; White, Katherine M.; Sendall, Marguerite C.; Young, Ross McD. – Health Education Research, 2019
Alcohol use is common among Vietnamese students. Previous qualitative findings showed Vietnamese medical students believed they were not binge drinkers while reporting many binge drinking occasions they participated in or witnessed. This dichotomy warrants examination. This study aims to establish drinking patterns and examine the factors…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Health Behavior, Intention
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Vu, Milkie; Bednarczyk, Robert A.; Escoffery, Cam; Getachew, Betelihem; Berg, Carla J. – Health Education Research, 2019
Young adulthood is a critical time for catch-up HPV vaccination. We assessed predictors of vaccine recommendation and initiation among college students. We analysed cross-sectional surveys from 2397 students using multivariable logistic regressions. Guided by the Socio-ecological and Health Belief Models, measures included socio-demographic…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health Promotion, Immunization Programs, Student Attitudes
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Ou, Judy Y.; Warner, Echo L.; Nam, Gina E.; Martel, Laura; Carbajal-Salisbury, Sara; Fuentes, Vicky; Wetter, David W.; Kirchhoff, Anne C.; Kepka, Deanna – Health Education Research, 2019
Hispanics have the lowest colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates of all racial/ethnic groups and comprise the largest proportion of low-income manual laborers in the nation. We partnered with businesses to implement a community health worker (CHW)-led intervention among Hispanic workers in service-related and manual labor occupations, which often…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Cancer, Health Promotion, Health Behavior
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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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Molina, Yamil; Watson, Karriem S.; San Miguel, Liliana G.; Aguirre, Karen; Hernandez-Flores, Mariana; Giraldo, Tatiana B.; Lucio, Araceli; Coronado, Nora; Matthews, Phoenix A. – Health Education Research, 2019
We offer a framework and exemplify how to integrate multiple community perspectives in research to develop breast cancer screening interventions among Latinas non-adherent to national guidelines. We leverage members of an academic institution's community consultative service [community engagement advisory board (CEAB) members]; study team members…
Descriptors: Cancer, Screening Tests, Females, Hispanic Americans
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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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Sadeghi, Reza; Mazloomy-Mahmoodabad, Seyed-Saeed; Rezaeian, Mohsen; Fallahzadeh, Hossein; Khanjani, Narges – Health Education Research, 2019
In recent years, the geographic information system (GIS) application has used the latest spatial data to help researchers make the right decisions in the shortest time. This study was conducted with the aim of using geographic information systems (ArcGIS) for selecting the best location for installing banners and billboards in a health campaign.…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Geographic Location, Signs, Health Promotion
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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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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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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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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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