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Life Education Centres: an evaluation of a mobile health education resource in Wales for children

Tudor-Smith, Chris, Frankland, Jane, Playle, Rebecca and Moore, Laurence (1995) Life Education Centres: an evaluation of a mobile health education resource in Wales for children Health Education Journal, 54, (4), pp. 393-404. (doi:10.1177/001789699505400402).

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This paper examines the short-term impact of the 'Decisions' programme of Life Education Centres (LECs) on pupil knowledge, beliefs and behaviour with regard to substance use. Data were collected from 339 10/11-year-olds pre- and post participation in the programme. The results suggest that the programme was highly rated by the pupils, and increased their knowledge about substance use and its promotion in the media. However, there was no improvement in the pupils' ability to choose a healthy course of action when under peer pressure to do otherwise, and no change in intentions to smoke when aged 16. Further research is advocated.

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Published date: 1995


Local EPrints ID: 66942
ISSN: 0017-8969
PURE UUID: 8025f829-10e1-44ed-821c-0f8527ed63b6
ORCID for Jane Frankland: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 12 Aug 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:21

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Author: Chris Tudor-Smith
Author: Jane Frankland ORCID iD
Author: Rebecca Playle
Author: Laurence Moore

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