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Community ownership and maintenance of heart health programs was a major study goal of the Minnesota Heart Health Program (MHHP), a community-based National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute (NIH)-funded demonstration project. A partnership between the University of Minnesota and three Upper Midwest intervention communities was initiated in 1981. Local(More)
The results from a telephone survey in 2001-02 of a probability sample of Australian households including 10,173 men aged 16-59 (response rate 69.4%) are used to assess the prevalence of circumcision across social groups in Australia and examine lifetime history of sexually transmissible infection (STI), sexual difficulties in the last year, sexual(More)
In the face of declining population levels of physical activity, programs that encourage cycling represent an under-developed strategy in Australia. In 2003, we implemented a pilot cycling proficiency training (CPT) program for adults in central Sydney, New South Wales. To evaluate the program, participants completed pre- and post-course self-administered(More)
Because of the importance of empowerment in health promotion, the measurement of empowerment is a priority for health promotion research. The present study sought to develop a valid and reliable instrument to assess psychological empowerment and to resolve the theoretical question of whether psychological empowerment is a topic-specific or general(More)
Project Northland task force members are typically female, have children, and belong to a number of other community or social groups. Members were likely to participate more in the task forces if they were relative newcomers to the community and if they got satisfaction from their participation. While explaining only a modest amount of the variance (15.5%),(More)
AIM Active transport to and from school is frequently identified as an opportunity to increase energy expenditure among young people. The epidemiology of travel behaviours among Grade 6, 8 and 10 students in NSW is reported. METHODS A representative population survey of students in NSW, Australia was conducted during February to May 2004 (n = 2750) and(More)
  • C Rissel
  • 1991
In some Western populations television is the principal source of health information. Such dependence on the media for health information is cause for concern when the reliability of health information is considered, and media promotion of 'unhealthy' products such as tobacco, alcohol and confectionery. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation television(More)