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Sadat Nurullah, - - 2012
This review highlights some recent developments in the area of received and provided support, and particularly the effect of such support in promoting better health and well-being. Studies conducted in the past ten years suggest that receiving social support has mixed effects on physical and mental health in that the ...
Campbell, Laura - - 2012
The purpose of this case study was to determine if the assignments offered in a health education course fulfilled a balance of the three psychological needs of the self-determination theory. Method: Undergraduate female students were asked to identify each assignment with the corresponding psychological need. Each response was analyzed for ...
Kelley, R. - - 2012
Has public health and medical research over the last century resulted in a new understanding of what behaviors are needed for "healthy living" or has it confirmed what was already known through "indigenous wisdom"? Of the 129 historical recommendations identified in the text books published in the 1920s, 1930s, and ...
Michel, Kacy - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to qualitatively examine how cultural, occupational, and familial systems impact physical activity within marriage as well as how the marital system itself affects activity. Employing principles derived from Bertalanffy's Systems Theory, we utilized interviews and photo-elicitation to guide our study of twelve spousal pairs. ...
Vidourek, Rebecca - - 2012
School connectedness is a leading protective factor against youth engagement in risky behaviors. Ohio teachers (N = 419) completed a survey (60% response rate) examining benefits and barriers to positively connecting students to school. Results indicated that the leading benefits were increased school climate, student self-esteem and student involvement in ...
Ford, Kentya - - 2012
Little effort has been made to develop communication messages that influence African American young adults to obtain H1N1 immunization. To better understand the communication sources that are most influential in their decision making, this cross-sectional study was undertaken among 540 students attending Delaware State University. Findings indicate students who had ...
Freeman, Jeanne - - 2012
The interchange of the terms sex and gender frequently occurs and is problematic. This exchange of a biologically-constructed variable with a socially-constructed variable creates confusion, reduces the effectiveness of cross-discipline communication, and violates the premises of cultural competency. A brief review of empirical research published in two health education journals ...
Wang, Min - - 2012
The study applied the Geographic Information System (GIS) to identify the need for primary care physicians in Prince George's County, Maryland. Primary care physicians included medical specialists in family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology. Two Census variables (population size, percentage of African Americans/Blacks) that can serve as ...
Asare, Matthew - - 2012
Background: The purpose of this study was to use health belief model (HBM) and acculturation to assess sexual communication behaviors among African immigrants. Methods: A 47-item cross-sectional survey administered to a purposive sample of 412 African immigrants in Ohio. Results: The study revealed that the HBM constructs as a set ...
Evans, Marion Willard - - 2012
New health care initiatives call for increased primary prevention in primary care. The National Ambulatory Care Survey surveys physicians on patient care, including delivery of health education. This study investigates opportunities for health education in primary care. There were discrepancies in health education delivered when patients were identified to be ...
Wilson, Kelly - - 2012
Background: Curriculum issues in sexuality exceed typical content scope and many individuals are involved in the adoption process. Purpose: This descriptive study investigates characteristics of individuals in school districts that do or do not implement a abstinence-plus sexuality education curriculum. Methods: Authors investigated characteristics of districts utilizing a web-based survey. ...
Gordon, Brian - - 2012
Answers as to whether sexually-oriented music lyrics influence adolescent sexual initiation are unclear.
Moore, Justin - - 2012
The objective of the current study was to determine the association of rural children's afterschool environment and healthy behaviors. The study employed a cross-sectional design recruiting youth (N=147) ages 9-18 enrolled in grades 4, 7 and 11 from two rural counties in Georgia. Analyses tested the association of afterschool setting ...
Tataw, David - - 2012
This paper presents the findings of a focus group organized in collaboration with the African American urban community of GeorgeTown in Jackson Mississippi. The goal of the study is to identify and understand knowledge of prostate cancer risk factors and symptoms, utilization of existing prevention resources; and health education strategies. ...
Knowlden, Adam - - 2012
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to identify sleep hygiene practices amenable to modification among undergraduate college students. Methods. Data were collected from cross-sectional samples of undergraduate students over two phases. Results. The majority of the sample received less than 7 hours of sleep. Descriptive analysis of the Sleep ...
Penhollow, Tina - - 2012
Associations between religiosity and sexual attitudes and behaviors among college students have been documented. The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which personal religiosity and organizational religiosity were predictive of sexual behaviors. Data were collected at a southeastern university using a self-report questionnaire. Results for females ...
Baker, Jillian - - 2012
Culturally competent behavioral risk reduction interventions cannot be designed in isolation. They must be designed in partnership between the researchers and the community of study. Community based participatory research (CBPR) emphasizes engagement between community and research partners with the intention of building community capacity and improving community health. This article ...
Chaney, Elizabeth H. - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Few assessments of stress and depression have been developed and validated for use with the Latino migrant and seasonal farmworker (MSFW) population, and very little research has been conducted to identify the coping mechanisms used by MSFWs to deal with these psychological issues. PURPOSE: The purpose was to develop ...
Ferraro, Kenneth - - 2011
Objectives: To determine if implementation of an abstinence education program is associated with academic performance.
Baldwin, Sue - - 2011
Quality assurance in health education/promotion profession has taken significant strides over recent decades to enhance the delivery of health education/promotion services to consumers. Over the past 35+ years the profession has helped to provide quality assurance by working to credential both the academic professional preparation programs and the individuals who ...
Norwood, Carolette - - 2011
This study assesses socio-behavioral influence on HIV testing among non-marginalized African American women (N = 432African-American women). Participants were drawn from a major Midwestern university. Over half tested for HIV at least once (63.6%). HIV tested women were more likely to report aprior STD (45%), sexual relations with someone previously ...
Hurtado-Ortiz, Maria - - 2011
This research study examined the behavioral lifestyle patterns and health status of at-risk Latino college students for future diabetes onset in relation to their age, gender, and acculturation status. Participants were 156 Latino (34% male and 66% female) university students who had a first and/or second degree relative afflicted with ...
Kelley-Baker, Tara - - 2011
Objective: We examined the effect of a brief intervention, titled SafeNights, to reduce victimization among young college-aged females.
Hill, Mandy - - 2011
Objective: To assess gender differences and determine whether economic determinants are correlated to delayed medical care among this population.
Regmi, Krishna - - 2011
There have been clear policy themes in the development of primary care in the last two decades. Devolving decision-making power using localised purchasing has developed into commissioning, making health service providers part of a competitive market-based service with a user-driven approach, whilst protecting service standards through bottom-up planning and a ...
Williams, Ronald D., - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the health beliefs related to secondhand smoke exposure and perceptions of smoke-free policies among members of a college population. A stratified sample of students, employees, and community members (n = 1,069) completed a brief 7-item survey. Females were more likely than males ...
Sbarbaro, Victor - - 2011
This exploratory study investigated influential factors associated with bullying and cyberbullying and identifying possible correlations. A sample of 106 middle school students was surveyed utilizing the Cyberbullying and Online Aggression Survey Instrument and the Bullying Survey measuring physical, verbal, social, and cyberbullying behaviors. Results indicated significant correlations among grade level ...
Peters, Ronald J., - - 2011
The relationship between psychological distress and perceived problems receiving student financial aid was assessed from 180 African American students attending a historically black college or university in the fall of 2010. After adjusting for age, grades, and school classification, a series of hierarchical linear regressions indicated that HBCU students' report ...
O'Rourke, Thomas - - 2011
The purpose of this paper is to present a brief history of survey modes, encourage the use of multi mode surveys and identify inherent challenges in using a multi mode approach. While multi mode surveys are not a new phenomenon recent technological advancements such as the increased use and reliance ...
Hoffman, Ashlee - - 2011
This study examined university students' perceived confidence and importance in helping friends involved in disordered eating. A total of 419 university students completed a valid and reliable survey. Results indicated that although students felt it was important to be knowledgeable about disordered eating, the majority felt only moderately confident in ...
Barry, Adam - - 2011
Scale development represents a salient tool in the repertoire of public health education practitioners and researchers. However, too few professionals have a clear understanding of the complexities and intricacies associated with the development of a survey. Consequently, the purpose of this article is to a) briefly describe inherent issues associated ...
Kwan, Matthew - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to build a comprehensive picture of how physical activity relates to the transitional experiences during students' first year at university. To help inform the development of future intervention efforts, the current study conducted 8 focus groups (N = 45) to gain a better understanding ...
Williams, Ronald D., - - 2011
Substance use and abuse among rural youth represents a significant public health concern throughout the United States. Unfortunately, many rural communities have a limited health education workforce; therefore, conducting appropriate needs assessment strategies in youth drug use is difficult. This study details a social and epidemiological needs assessment in two ...
Lein, Donald H., - - 2011
Osteoporosis is associated with painful fractures that result in both personal and societal costs. Osteoporosis-related fractures lead to decreased mobility and increased morbidity including disfigurement and loss of independence. As bone loss begins early in life, young women are advised to start preventive behaviors to achieve optimal peak bone mass. ...
Clemons, Diana - - 2011
As health educators continue to seek solutions for combating risk behaviors such as alcohol and drug use, sexual activity, and violence in youth, novel approaches for engagement in education are needed. The Future Leaders Outreach Network (FLON)programs were developed, implemented, and evaluated in an urban setting with predominantly African American ...
West, Joshua - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with Hispanic adolescents' intentions to avoid texting while driving. Data for this study came from 135 Hispanic adolescents attending high school. Participants completed a survey based on the Theory of Planned Behavior. After controlling for gender and age, behavioral attitudes, ...
Weber, Amy - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to provide a summary of current physical activity interventions available for older adults (50 years and older) that report findings on physical, social, and/or mental health outcomes and establish recommendations. A systematic database search was conducted. A total of twenty-three interventions met the identified ...
Ickes, Melinda - - 2011
When considering a framework to guide health promotion professionals, there are many models and theories to choose from. The purpose of this manuscript is to showcase the Freirian Model, and discuss implications it could have on health promotion. Friere's ideas have been directly linked to the concept of health promotion; ...
Forrest, Kimberly - - 2011
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Unhealthy lifestyles contribute to the development of heart disease. Rural populations often have disadvantages in achieving good health. This study evaluated the prevalence of heart disease and associated risk factors in rural versus urban residents of Pennsylvania by ...
Cunningham, George - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine how the advertisement focus influences attitudes toward and intentions to join a fitness club. Students (N = 200) from a public university in the Southwest participated in an experimental study in which a fitness club's advertisement varied based on the focus (health-oriented ...
Putnam, Janice - - 2010
Little is known about health topics that interest college students, or what online resources are used to obtain answers. The aim of this study was to identify student centered information to promote online health information literacy skills. The objectives were to explore the health issues of interest, document what web ...
Corda, Kirsten - - 2010
To overcome shortcomings and boost the strength of commonly used health behavior theories, researchers have suggested combining these theories into a single, unified model. Thus, the objective was to engage in "theoretical fusion" to construct an integrated, comprehensive health behavior polytheoretical framework. The resulting polytheoretical framework represents a fusion of ...
Weiss, Josie - - 2010
The purpose of this research was to generate a substantive theory that explains how rural adolescent females think about teen pregnancy and how this influences their sexual choices. Grounded theory methods were used to analyze data collected from 20 adolescent females. The participants lived in risk-promoting environments. They saw beyond ...
Butler, Karen - - 2010
This article provides an overview and evaluation of a diabetes prevention and awareness campaign. The purpose of this project was to involve students and faculty across multiple disciplines in order to develop public service announcements (PSAs) targeting young adults aged 18-24. These PSAs were designed to promote diabetes prevention activities ...
Suggs, L. - - 2010
Given the health disparities for Hispanic women, it is important to understand factors that influence health information seeking behavior. This study aimed to examine the extent to which educated Hispanic women seek out health information, sources used, and the factors that motivated health information seeking behavior. Focus groups were conducted ...
Scholly, Kristen - - 2010
This study examined factors associated with adverse sexual outcomes among 24,963, 18-24 year old undergraduate college students participating in the Spring, 2004 National College Health Assessment Survey. Alcohol use, mental health problems, and higher rates of perceived peer sexual activity were associated with increased odds of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) ...
O'Rourke, Thomas - - 2010
Study abroad has always been considered a valuable learning experience. Increased awareness and value of study abroad programs has been reflected by the record number of students choosing this option. Based on the authors' extensive experience, the purpose of this article is to assist interested faculty and staff who are ...
Young, Michael - - 2010
The purpose of the study was to determine whether a sexual "double standard" existed for casual heterosexual behavior (hooking-up) and condom provision. Participants (n = 500 college students) completed a questionnaire that included one of six vignettes (three vignette types, male or female model). Participants evaluated statements, comprising three scales, ...
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