04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Psychological disidentification with the academic domain among ethnic minority adolescents in The Netherlands

Psychological disidentification with the academic domain among ethnic minority adolescents in The Netherlands

BACKGROUND: Among ethnic minority group adolescents, experiences with discrimination and prejudice in school settings are thought to lead to a defensive detachment of the self from the school domain. That is, these adolescents may disengage their self-feelings from their academic performances causing the academic self to become a less important part of global self-worth. However, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Glycohemoglobin (A1C) distribution in school children: results from a school-based screening program

Glycohemoglobin (A1C) distribution in school children: results from a school-based screening program

OBJECTIVE: To establish the normal distribution for glycohemoglobin (A1C) in sixth and seventh grade children and to assess the practicality of a school-based fingerstick screening program. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Fingerstick capillary whole blood was collected from 400 children aged 11 to 13 years and the percent A1C was determined on-site. RESULTS: Among the boys, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Service learning, social justice, and campus health

Service learning, social justice, and campus health

Healthy campuses are critical so that students can learn and actively participate in shaping and maintaining a strong educational environment. This Viewpoint describes the commonalities between service learning, social justice, campus health, and the goals of Healthy Campus 2010, which was developed from the larger Healthy People 2010 objectives proposed by the US Department of […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Cancer research training for high school and college students at a comprehensive cancer center

Cancer research training for high school and college students at a comprehensive cancer center

BACKGROUND: The number of American students pursuing advanced science degree continues to wane. Summer research experience programs are ideal mechanisms to introduce high school and college students to scientific lifestyles. METHODS: A follow-up of participants from 1995-2003 was conducted to gauge student perception of the program and to measure outcomes. RESULTS: Data are presented from […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Health Professions Scholars Program. An academic health center and public education partnership

Health Professions Scholars Program. An academic health center and public education partnership

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Cigarette acquisition and proof of age among US high school students who smoke

Cigarette acquisition and proof of age among US high school students who smoke

OBJECTIVE: To determine how US high school students who are under 18 years of age and who smoke obtain their cigarettes and whether they are asked for proof of age. DESIGN AND SETTING: Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 1995, 1997, and 1999 national Youth Risk Behavior Surveys which employed national probability […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The effect of health value and ethnicity on the relationship between hardiness and health behaviors

The effect of health value and ethnicity on the relationship between hardiness and health behaviors

Associations among hardiness, health value, and health protective behaviors were examined as a function of ethnicity among 80 African American and 100 European American college students. The role of health value as moderator versus mediator in the hardiness-health behavior link was explored. Racial differences in correlations among hardiness, control, and commitment were found, with stronger […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The relative importance of social versus commercial sources in youth access to tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs

The relative importance of social versus commercial sources in youth access to tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs

BACKGROUND: Youth substance use began to increase in 1992 following a decade-long decline, leading to increased interest in controlling access to tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. METHODS: The anonymous and voluntary Minnesota Student Survey was administered to 133,794 public school students in grades 6, 9, and 12. Questions addressed current frequency of use of tobacco, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Internet use among community college students: implications in designing healthcare interventions

Internet use among community college students: implications in designing healthcare interventions

The Internet has become a commonly used venue for seeking healthcare information. Young adults search the Internet for health information more than any other group, yet little is known about use patterns among community college students. The authors surveyed a diverse community college to assess students’ use of the Internet for health-related information. More than […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Heart disease awareness among college students

Heart disease awareness among college students

The purpose of this research was to explore college students’ attitudes about heart disease risks and preventive strategies. The survey population consisted of students enrolled in selected lecture courses at Arizona State University. A total of 1481 surveys were used in data analysis. Respondents indicated a lower perception of heart disease risk for women than […]

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