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Khodabandeh, Farzaneh; Mirghafourvand, Mojgan; KamaliFard, Mahin; Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Sakineh; Asghari Jafarabadi, Mohammad – Health Education Research, 2017
A healthy lifestyle is important for mothers during the postpartum period. This study was conducted to determine the effects of a lifestyle educational package in primiparous women. This randomized clinical trial was conducted on 220 mothers assigned to two groups using block randomization. In the intervention group, the mothers received…
Descriptors: Life Style, Mothers, Pregnancy, Parent Education
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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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van Dongen, J. M.; Coffeng, J. K.; van Wier, M. F.; Boot, C. R. L.; Hendriksen, I. J. M.; van Mechelen, W.; Bongers, P. M.; van der Beek, A. J.; Bosmans, J. E.; van Tulder, M. W. – Health Education Research, 2017
This study explored the cost-effectiveness and return-on-investment of a combined social and physical environmental worksite health promotion program compared with usual practice, and of both intervention conditions separately. Participants were randomized to the combined intervention (n = 92), social environmental intervention (n = 118), physical…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Intervention, Physical Environment, Employees
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LaChausse, Robert G. – Health Education Research, 2017
The study purpose was to examine the impact of the Harvest of the Month (HOTM) program on fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption, FV preferences, other eating behaviors, physical activity and other variables related to healthy eating. A clustered randomized controlled trial was employed in 28 elementary schools. After parental consent was obtained,…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Effectiveness, Health Programs, Health Promotion
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Leung, Ka Chun; Mui, Carlo; Chiu, Wing Yan; Ng, Yuk Yiu; Chen, Matthew H. Y.; Ho, Pui Hung; Kwok, Chun Pong; Lam, Suki S. M.; Wong, Chun Yip; Wong, Kit Yee; Pang, Herbert H. – Health Education Research, 2017
This randomized controlled trial aimed to test the effectiveness of brief face-to-face patient education in increasing influenza vaccination rate among elderly in the community. Recruitment and intervention were conducted at two general outpatient clinics in Hong Kong. 529 eligible patients were randomly assigned to intervention or control group…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Patient Education, Immunization Programs, Statistical Analysis
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Nwagu, E. N.; Dibia, S. I. C.; Odo, A. N. – Health Education Research, 2017
Social influences together with local cultural norms are central factors that can influence the use of alcohol. The study, therefore, identified socio-cultural norms and roles capable of influencing alcohol use among young people in an alcohol producing community, in Nigeria. We used qualitative technique--focused group discussions among selected…
Descriptors: Drinking, Sociocultural Patterns, Alcohol Abuse, Social Influences
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Bassett-Gunter, Rebecca; Stone, Rachael; Jarvis, Jocelyn; Latimer-Cheung, Amy – Health Education Research, 2017
Parent support for physical activity (PA) is a behavior unto itself that requires motivation. Persuasive messages may be one method for motivating parent support for their children's PA. Message framing is one strategy for optimizing the impact of messages. The current study examined the relative effectiveness of gain- versus loss-framed messages…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Physical Activity Level, Social Cognition
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Chang, L. C.; Liao, L. L.; Chen, M. I.; Niu, Y. Z.; Hsieh, P. L. – Health Education Research, 2017
We designed a school-based, nationwide program called the "New Era in Eye Health" to strengthen teacher training and to examine whether the existence of a government vision care policy influenced teachers' vision care knowledge and students' behavior. Baseline data and 3-month follow-up data were compared. A random sample of teachers (n…
Descriptors: Vision, Health Programs, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation
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Couch, Elizabeth T.; Darius, Ellen F.; Walsh, Margaret M.; Chaffee, Benjamin W. – Health Education Research, 2017
Although smoking declines in the United States, the prevalence of male adolescent smokeless tobacco (ST; moist snuff and chewing tobacco) use remains unchanged. ST product characteristics, such as flavoring, packaging, and branding, could influence adolescents' ST initiation and continued use. This qualitative study examines the potential role of…
Descriptors: Rural Youth, Adolescents, Qualitative Research, Adolescent Attitudes
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Osman, Amira; Thrasher, James F.; Yong, Hua-Hie; Arillo-Santillán, Edna; Hammond, David – Health Education Research, 2017
Health warning labels (HWLs) on cigarette packs that use strong fear appeals may evoke defensive responses including acts of disparaging the warnings. Whether warning disparagement undermines HWL effectiveness remains unclear. We assessed correlates of one type of HWL disparagement and its association with subsequent cessation attempts.…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Promotion, Longitudinal Studies, Adults
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Haapala, H. L.; Hirvensalo, M. H.; Laine, K.; Laakso, L.; Hakonen, H.; Lintunen, T.; Tammelin, T. H. – Health Education Research, 2017
This study investigated the differences in physical activity (PA) at recess and school-related social factors, and described school PA promotion processes and staff experiences at four lower secondary schools from the Finnish Schools on the Move programme. Recess PA, peer relationships at school, relatedness to school, and school climate were…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Recess Breaks, Social Influences, Peer Relationship
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Story, Chandra R.; Knutson, Douglas; Brown, Jameisha B.; Spears-Laniox, Erica; Harvey, Idethia Shevon; Gizlice, Ziya; Whitt-Glover, Melicia C. – Health Education Research, 2017
African-American women report higher levels of chronic conditions and church attendance relative to the overall US population. Therefore, efforts have increased over the past decade to design church-based health promotion programs. The present study compared changes in religiosity, religious social support and general social support across time…
Descriptors: African Americans, Chronic Illness, Social Support Groups, Religion
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Borland, Ron; Li, Lin; Balmford, James – Health Education Research, 2017
Commitments to goals are theorized to affect behavior change outcomes, but competing theories argue for hard to achieve goals and strategic sub-goals as optimum strategies for success. This study aimed to explore whether the nature of the goal affects smoking cessation outcomes. A total of 1043 participants in a randomized controlled trial of…
Descriptors: Smoking, Randomized Controlled Trials, Correlation, Addictive Behavior
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Quinn, Sandra Crouse; Hilyard, Karen M.; Jamison, Amelia M.; An, Ji; Hancock, Gregory R.; Musa, Donald; Freimuth, Vicki S. – Health Education Research, 2017
Adult influenza vaccination rates remain suboptimal, particularly among African Americans. Social norms may influence vaccination behavior, but little research has focused on influenza vaccine and almost no research has focused on racially-specific norms. This mixed methods investigation utilizes qualitative interviews and focus groups (n = 118)…
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Social Behavior, Communicable Diseases, Immunization Programs
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Berg, Carla J.; Henriksen, Lisa; Cavazos-Rehg, Patricia; Schauer, Gillian L.; Freisthler, Bridget – Health Education Research, 2017
As recreational marijuana expands, it is critical to develop standardized surveillance measures to study the retail environment. To this end, our research team developed and piloted a tool assessing recreational marijuana retailers in a convenience sample of 20 Denver retailers in 2016. The tool assesses: (i) compliance and security (e.g.…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Marijuana, Retailing, Standards
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