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Hoffman, Beth L.; Shensa, Ariel; Wessel, Charles; Hoffman, Robert; Primack, Brian A. – Health Education Research, 2017
Fictional medical television programs have long been a staple of television programming, and they remain popular today. We aimed to examine published literature assessing the influence of medical television programs on health outcomes. We conducted systematic literature searches in PubMed, PsychINFO and CINAHL. Selected studies had to be scholarly…
Descriptors: Fiction, Television, Medicine, Popular Culture
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DiMillo, J.; Brosseau, D. C.; Gomez-Garibello, C.; Hall, N. C.; Ezer, H.; Wang, B.; Körner, A. – Health Education Research, 2017
The objective of this study was to examine the role of interpersonal variables on melanoma survivors' self-efficacy for performing skin self-examinations (SSEs) during melanoma follow-up care. Specifically, the impact of comfort with partner assistance for SSE, SSE support received from one's partner, general partner support, relationship…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Patients, Cancer, Medical Evaluation
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Nathan, N.; Wiggers, J.; Wyse, R.; Williams, C. M.; Sutherland, R.; Yoong, S. L.; Lecathelinais, C.; Wolfenden, L. – Health Education Research, 2017
Implementation of vegetable and fruit programs in schools is less than optimal. This study aimed to identify, using a theoretical framework, factors associated with implementation of a school vegetable and fruit program; that provides a time in class for children to consume a piece of vegetable or fruit they have brought from home. Three hundred…
Descriptors: Food, Telephone Surveys, Health Behavior, Foreign Countries
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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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Laforest, Sophie; Lorthios-Guilledroit, Agathe; Nour, Kareen; Parisien, Manon; Fournier, Michel; Ellemberg, Dave; Guay, Danielle; Desgagnés-Cyr, Charles-Émile; Bier, Nathalie – Health Education Research, 2017
This study examined the effects on attitudes and lifestyle behavior of "Jog your Mind," a multi-factorial community-based program promoting cognitive vitality among seniors with no known cognitive impairment. A quasi-experimental study was conducted. Twenty-three community organizations were assigned either to the experimental group…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Life Style, Community Programs, Quasiexperimental Design
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van Lieshout, Sanne; Mevissen, Fraukje; de Waal, Esri; Kok, Gerjo – Health Education Research, 2017
Schools are a common setting for adolescents to receive health education, but implementation of these programs with high levels of completeness and fidelity is not self-evident. Programs that are only partially implemented (completeness) or not implemented as instructed (fidelity) are unlikely to be effective. Therefore, it is important to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Science Teachers
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Schopp, Laura H.; Clark, Mary J.; Lamberson, William R.; Uhr, David J.; Minor, Marian A. – Health Education Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine and compare outcomes of two voluntary workplace health management methods: an adapted worksite self-management (WSM) approach and an intensive health monitoring (IM) approach. Research participants were randomly assigned to either the WSM group or the IM group by a computer-generated list (n = 180; 92 WSM…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Health Education, Outcomes of Education, Workplace Learning
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Dumbili, Emeka W.; Henderson, Lesley – Health Education Research, 2017
Nigeria has high levels of alcohol consumption, and little or no regulation of the alcohol industry. There is a dearth of studies exploring young adults' drinking in a Nigerian context with only a few predominantly quantitative surveys. These do not explore the social meanings attached to drinking practices nor do they shed light on potential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Drinking, Qualitative Research
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Chan, H. S. K.; Knight, C.; Nicholson, M. – Health Education Research, 2017
Approximately one in four Australian children aged 5-17 years are overweight or obese. Most of the health effects of overweight and obesity in childhood do not eventuate until into adulthood; therefore, motivation for children to have a healthy diet may be low. This scoping review examined the literature for associations between diet quality in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Dietetics
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Christiansen, Lars B.; Toftager, Mette; Pawlowski, Charlotte S.; Andersen, Henriette B.; Ersbøll, Annette K.; Troelsen, Jens – Health Education Research, 2017
School recess physical activity is important for adolescent s health and development, and several studies have established evidence based on cross-sectional studies that it is influenced by the environment in the schoolyard. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect and variation across schools of a school-based intervention on students…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Physical Activities, Intervention, Educational Environment
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McCubbin, Andrea; Fallin-Bennett, Amanda; Barnett, Janine; Ashford, Kristin – Health Education Research, 2017
Use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) is quickly growing in the United States, despite the unknown health implications and unregulated device contents. Although research is emerging around e-cigs in general, there continues to be a lack of scientific evidence regarding the safety and risks of e-cig use on maternal and fetal health, even though…
Descriptors: Smoking, Pregnancy, Mother Attitudes, At Risk Persons
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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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Wong, Mee Lian; Ng, Junice Y. S.; Chan, Roy K. W.; Chio, Martin T. W.; Lim, Raymond B. T.; Koh, David – Health Education Research, 2017
We assessed the efficacy of an individual-based behavioral intervention on sexually transmitted infections' (STI) risk-reduction behaviors in Singapore. A randomized controlled trial of a behavioral intervention compared to usual care was conducted on sexually active heterosexual adolescents aged 16-19 years attending the only public STI clinic.…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Behavior, Sex Education, Intervention
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