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Positioning social marketing as a planning process for health education

Positioning social marketing as a planning process for health education Brad L. Neiger Abstract: While social marketing is flourishing, there appears to be confusion regarding what it is, what it can reasonably do, and how it should be applied to health education. Some confusion relates to a perception that social marketing is limited to narrow […]

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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 […]

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College students’ understanding of moderate physical activity: a qualitative study

College students’ understanding of moderate physical activity: a qualitative study Timothy K. Behrens Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine college students’ understanding of physical activity and the moderate physical activity recommendation. Thirty students attended focus groups and responded to questions about physical activity. Data were analyzed using NUD*IST software and a two-step […]

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Preservice teachers’ attitudes toward teaching health education

Preservice teachers’ attitudes toward teaching health education Dolores W. Maney Abstract: Researchers explored the influence of three-credit elementary-level focused Health Education methods-intensive courses on preservice teachers’ attitudes, familiarity, and confidence toward comprehensive school health education. Reliability and validity measures were calculated, and found to be acceptable. The population consisted of 170 preservice education majors. Frequency […]

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Characteristics related to meeting CDC/ACSM physical activity guidelines in adults – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – American College of Sports Medicine

Characteristics related to meeting CDC/ACSM physical activity guidelines in adults – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – American College of Sports Medicine – study examines characteristics of adults meeting physical activity standards Lorraine Silver Wallace Abstract: This study examined characteristics associated with meeting current moderate (e”5d [wk.sup.-1] and vigorous (e”3d [wk.sup.-1]) CDC/ACSM physical activity […]

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An examination using the PRECEDE model framework to establish a comprehensive program to prevent school violence

An examination using the PRECEDE model framework to establish a comprehensive program to prevent school violence J.Don Chaney Abstract: Recent school shootings have drawn heightened public attention to issues of school crime and safety. It is imperative that education, public health, and other child welfare agencies fashion rational policies and strategies for preventing crime and […]

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Measuring the effectiveness of a community-sponsored DWI intervention for teens

Measuring the effectiveness of a community-sponsored DWI intervention for teens Alexander R. Hover Abstract: This study measured teen alcohol consumption, attitudes, and behaviors towards DWI. The intervention high school received the pre- and post-survey, with a another high school as the control group. In the previous month, students reported that 50% drank alcohol, 37% drank […]

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Knowledge of college students regarding three themes related to dietary recommendations

Knowledge of college students regarding three themes related to dietary recommendations Laura McArthur Abstract: This exploratory study assessed the knowledge of 192 college students regarding three topics related to the 2000 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Food Guide Pyramid, i.e., food composition, healthful eating, and the relationship between diet and health. Cognitive data were analyzed […]