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Perepezko, K.; Tingey, L.; Sato, P.; Rastatter, S.; Ruggiero, C.; Gittelsohn, J. – Health Education Research, 2018
Youth obesity is a major public health problem in the United States, especially among urban-based, minority youth. The B'More Healthy Communities for Kids (BHCK) trial worked at multiple levels of the food environment, including carryouts, to increase access to and demand for healthy, affordable foods. The objective of this article is to describe…
Descriptors: Food, Intervention, Obesity, Low Income
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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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Cardarelli, Roberto; Horsley, Mary; Ray, Lisa; Maggard, Nancy; Schilling, Jennifer; Weatherford, Sarah; Feltner, Fran; Gilliam, Kayla – Health Education Research, 2018
This exploratory study aimed to address the effectiveness of a lay-health worker (LHW) model in addressing social needs and readmissions of high-risk patients admitted in a rural community hospital. A quasi-experimental study design assessed implementation of a LHW model for assisting high-risk patients with their post-discharge social needs.…
Descriptors: Lay People, Health Education, Health Promotion, At Risk Persons
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Ahmadi, Zakieh; Sadeghi, Tabandeh; Loripoor, Marzeyeh – Health Education Research, 2018
Education is an important aspect of care for diabetic patients. This study aimed to compare the effect of education by health care provider and peer on self-care behaviors among Iranian patients with diabetes. In this clinical randomized control trial, we enrolled 120 patients with type 2 diabetes who were referred to the Diabetes Clinic at a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Diabetes, Health Education, Patients
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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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Masupe, T. K.; Ndayi, K.; Tsolekile, L.; Delobelle, P.; Puoane, T. – Health Education Research, 2018
The colliding epidemics of non-communicable diseases including diabetes with chronic infectious diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa requires contextualized innovative disease management strategies. This qualitative study conducted in a peri-urban township near Cape Town, South Africa aimed to identify and gain in-depth understanding of contextual and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Diabetes, Qualitative Research, Self Management
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Rameshbabu, Anjali; Reddy, Diane M.; Ports, Katie A. – Health Education Research, 2018
This intervention sought to bring about a dietary behavior change among individuals who are vulnerable to negative health outcomes and behaviors. Using a randomized controlled trial, we examined the efficacy of a six-week Education + "Self-Regulation" intervention against an Education Only condition in reducing saturated fat intake among…
Descriptors: Diseases, Health Promotion, Behavior Change, Randomized Controlled Trials
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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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Scaioli, G.; Bert, F.; Martorana, M.; Gili, R.; Thomas, R.; Gualano, M. R.; Siliquini, R. – Health Education Research, 2018
Given the increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes (ECs) and a lack of regulation of EC advertising, this study aimed to analyse online videos promoting ECs to assess the main marketing messages that could influence consumers' perceptions of associated risks and benefits. A web search of EC advertising videos was performed on YouTube by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, Advertising, Video Technology
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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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Quilliam, E. T.; McKay, B. A.; Lapinski, M. K.; Viken, G.; Plasencia, J.; Wang, Z.; Fraser, A. – Health Education Research, 2018
Millions of dollars have been spent on the design and dissemination of educational materials to improve handwashing to prevent infectious diseases. School-age children have been the focus of many of these efforts; yet little is known about the content of these materials. This study uses content analysis to examine the theoretical and motivational…
Descriptors: Hygiene, Health Promotion, Child Health, Health Behavior
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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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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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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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