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Barriers to parent involvement in middle school health education

Barriers to parent involvement in middle school health education Scott D. Winnail Abstract: This study examined barriers to parent involvement in health education of children in two suburban middle schools in the Southeastern United States. A random sample of 500 households with middle school children received survey. Results showed the parent population to have unusually […]

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The effects of exercise on birth weight: a meta-analysis

The effects of exercise on birth weight: a meta-analysis Eddie T.C. Lam Abstract: Previous research regarding the effects of exercise on pregnancy outcomes has been inconsistent. The purpose of this study was to adopt an objective research technique, meta-analysis, to summarize and analyze different studies with controversial results. Three coding variables (i.e., exercise duration, pre-pregnancy […]

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Can physical activity interventions change perceived exercise benefits and barriers?

Can physical activity interventions change perceived exercise benefits and barriers? Lynda B. Ransdell Abstract: This study examined changes in physical activity and perceived exercise benefits, barriers, and benefit- to-barrier differences in mothers and daughters who participated in 12-week home-based (HB) and university-based (UB) physical activity interventions. Two (group) by two (time) repeated measures ANOVAs and […]

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Health-risk behaviors between students attending public and private high schools

Health-risk behaviors between students attending public and private high schools Tina M. Penhollow Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore differences among selected health-risk behaviors between adolescents in public and private high schools. Data were collected from a sample of students in Northwest Florida (N = 1606). Private high school students reported higher […]

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Violence And Post Traumatic Stress Disorder In A Sample Of Inner City Street Prostitutes

Violence And Post Traumatic Stress Disorder In A Sample Of Inner City Street Prostitutes – Statistical Data Included Roberto J. Valera Abstract: A sample of inner-city prostitutes was surveyed to examine reported levels of violence and assess this population for the existence of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The sample comprised 100 individuals, representing three […]

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Sexual knowledge of college students in a southern state: relationship to sexuality education

Sexual knowledge of college students in a southern state: relationship to sexuality education – results of Louisianna college student study shows need for sexuality programs Linda Synovitz Abstract: Participants were college students (602 female, 313 male) attending four Louisiana state universities. The instrument contained 27 sexual knowledge (SexK) items and 18 items assessing previous sexuality […]

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a rediscovered mind-body tool in public health

Biofeedback relaxation training: a rediscovered mind-body tool in public health Kristine S. Calderon Abstract: More attention is turning to mind-body approaches in public health with the increased realization of the importance of the stress-disease relationship. This paper reintroduces biofeedback relaxation training (BFRT) as a mind-body tool for stress management to address stress-related disease in public […]

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The ordering and wording of questionnaire items: Part I

The ordering and wording of questionnaire items: Part I Thomas O’Rourke Using a questionnaire is commonplace as a means of collecting data. A well-designed questionnaire is essential to improving response rate and increasing the quality of the data collected. A previous article (O’ Rourke, 2001) presented and described several basic guidelines relating to the physical […]

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the effect of a prevention program on adolescents’ risk and protective factors

Substance abuse prevention in sixth grade: the effect of a prevention program on adolescents’ risk and protective factors Thomas W. Tatchell Abstract: This study investigated the effectiveness of the Prevention Dimensions Program (PDP) (Utah Education Network, 2002), a K-12 Utah-safe and drug-free schools and communities prevention plan using a pretest/posttest, experimental verses control group design. […]

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The effect of health care provider persuasive strategy on patient compliance and satisfaction

The effect of health care provider persuasive strategy on patient compliance and satisfaction Carrie J. Cropley Abstract: This study hypothesized that both female and male health providers would elicit the greatest patient/consumer satisfaction when using “pro-social” compliance gaining strategies. Female providers were expected to be less likely than male providers to gain patient compliance and […]