International Electronic Journal of Health Education

Articles from Vol. 12, Annual

A Critical Review of Computer-Assisted Learning in Public Health Via the Internet, 1999-2008
Introduction Despite the use of computers and the internet since the 1980s to deliver health messages to the public, there is limited empirical evidence that computer-assisted learning via the internet affects change in health behaviors. (1-3) This...
A Culturally Appropriate Framework for Educating Collegiate International Students about Alcohol
Introduction Alcohol Use in International Contexts According to the World Health Organization (1) alcohol consumption is a prominent health concern across the globe with over 2 billion consumers of alcoholic beverages and an estimated 76. (3)...
Correlates of Cigarette Smoking among Male Chinese College Students in China-A Preliminary Study
Introduction The adverse health effects of cigarette smoking have been widely studied and determined. Cigarette smoking is the major cause of many chronic and deadly diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,...
Cost of Health Education to Increase STD Awareness in Female Garment Workers in Bangladesh
Introduction Female garment workers in Bangladesh develop a social sub-group as they live away from their families, usually by themselves in a metropolitan city like Dhaka. (1) Consequently, they make decisions about their lives and daily activities...
Differences in Reliability of Reproductive History Recall among Women in North Africa
Introduction Breast Cancer is the most common malignancy in most countries including Morocco and Egypt in North Africa. (1,2) Some reproductive factors such as early menarche, late menopause, infertility, and age older than 35 years at first child...
Evaluation of a Computer-Based Patient Education and Motivation Tool on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice towards Influenza Vaccination
Introduction Influenza-related illnesses cause an average of 36,000 deaths (1) and 134,000 hospitalizations (2) every year in the United States. (3) Children less than 2 years of age have a high rate of influenza-related hospitalizations (4-6) and...
Exercise Self-Efficacy and Perceived Wellness among College Students in a Basic Studies Course
Introduction With our technology-driven society overcome with sedentary behaviors, and its associated negative physical and emotional consequences (e.g., heart disease, depression), the need for effective health promotion strategies is undeniably...
Exploring a Virtual Conference Web Site for Undergraduate Health Education Students
Introduction Attendance at national conferences is just one of many activities integral to the professional development of health educators. Participation at professional conferences is encouraged for reasons such as the acquisition of new skills...
Historical Research: A Thematic Analysis of Convention and Conference Themes for Selected Professional Health Education Associations from 1975 to 2009
Introduction Interest in the history of health education and the role and development of professional associations is an important but often overlooked topic in the literature. As a profession, we are often limited by what materials exist, whether...
Hopelessness and Suicidal Behavior among Chinese, Thai and Korean College Students and Predictive Effects of the World Health Organization's WHOQOL-BREF
Introduction In Western countries, e.g. U.S., suicide is a significant and complex public health issue and has been widely studied among college students (1,2) as well as in other populations. (3,4) The suicide rate among American young people aged...
Physical Activity Levels in Normal Weight and Overweight Portuguese Children: An Intervention Study during an Elementary School Recess
Introduction The health and behavioral benefits of Physical Activity (PA) in childhood and adolescence are well known.1 Current PA guidelines for children recommend moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) for at least 60 min a day. (1-3) Although,...
Physician-Based Tobacco Smoking Cessation Counseling in Belgrade, Serbia
Introduction The risk and burden of tobacco smoking on illness (e.g., several cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cardiovascular diseases) and death is well established. (1,2) About five million people die from smoking-related illnesses...
Preparing Culturally Competent Health Educators: The Development and Evaluation of a Cultural Immersion Service-Learning Program
Introduction Health educators are living and practicing in a more diverse society. Population estimates clearly demonstrate changing demographics in the United States with ethnic minorities increasing dramatically in the 21st century. Hispanics...
Priority Health Behaviors among South African Undergraduate Students
Introduction The global prevalence of chronic diseases has increased dramatically over recent years, causing approximately 60% of the 56.5 million reported deaths globally each year. (1) The total number of people dying from chronic diseases worldwide...
Readability Levels of Health-Based Websites: From Content to Comprehension
Introduction In a position statement issued by the American Association for Health Education (AAHE) related to health literacy in 2008, health literacy was defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand...
Strategies for Living with the Challenges of HIV and Antiretroviral Use in Zambia
Introduction Recent health surveys indicate HIV prevalence is 19.7% in urban areas in Zambia. (1) The progression of disease in persons living with HIV/AIDS has dramatically altered with the advent of ARV medications; in Zambia, the aim of HIV/AIDS...
The Relationship between Parental Health, Family Functioning and Adolescent Body Mass Index
Introduction The prevalence of obesity among children, adolescents, and adults has risen to epidemic proportions within the last decade. (1) Obesity is associated with morbidity and mortality due to type II diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis,...
Urban Men's Knowledge and Perceptions regarding Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pakistan
Introduction Pakistan is currently the sixth most populous country in the world, with an estimated population of 160 million and a growth rate of 1.9 percent. (1) Pakistan enjoys a unique geographical location being at the cross roads of Central...
Usability Test of an Interactive Dietary Recording
Introduction Dietary intake methods are used to collect one's diet habit. Knowing one's energy profile and nutrient profile can help to assess whether the individual has balanced energy or has risks for metabolic syndromes or obesity related diseases....
Using Organization Development Concept to Conduct Administrative Assessment of Health Promoting Schools in Taiwan-A Preliminary Study
Introduction The children and adolescent health problems including smoking, teenage pregnancy, HIV infection, drug abuse, accidents, nutrition and mental health problems are major concerns in Taiwan as well as around the world. Available data showed...
Using the Global-School-Based Student Health Survey to Identify Correlates of Smoking in Chilean Youth
Introduction It has been reported that Chile has among the highest youth tobacco smoking prevalence in the world. The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), conducted from 1999 to 2001, reported that youth in Chile had the highest rate of smoking among...
Using the PEN-3 Model to Assess Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs about Diabetes Type 2 among Mexican American and Mexican Native Men and Women in North Texas
Introduction Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is currently the sixth leading cause of death for all groups in the United States. (1) The prevalence of this disease is disproportionately higher among the Hispanic population, representing their fourth...