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Cluster randomisation and design effects in school surveys: an exploration of the Irish Health Behaviours in School-aged Children data.
(National Institute of Health Sciences, 2008-09)
School surveys are typically conducted in classrooms where children are clustered and thus each participating student is not fully independent of others. Such unavoidable cluster randomisation increases the size of standard ...
Socio-demographic, health and lifestyle factors influencing age of sexual initiation among adolescents
Behavioural and developmental factors mean that adolescents who initiate sexual intercourse early may be at an increased risk of adverse sexual health outcomes at the time of first sex and later in life. In an Irish ...
Influence on self-rated health of socio-demographic, lifestyle and affluence factors
(Irish Medical Association, 2007-09)
In this analysis we employed the International Health Behaviour Among School Aged Children (HBSC) 1998 data, comprising 8326 Irish children and 115,327 children in the International dataset, to examine influences on self ...
From science to policy: experience of the Breastfeeding in Ireland Strategic Action Plan
(Cambridge University Press, 2007)
Healthcare decisions and policy-related issues are increasingly being made on research-based evidence. However, translating evidence into practice and policy can prove difficult and time consuming, not least because ...
Adolescents' perceptions of the words 'health' and 'happy'
Purpose - The shared language of youth includes understandings of concepts that can be different from those of adults. Researchers, in their efforts to explore and illuminate the health behaviours and decision-making ...
Socio-demographic predictors of self-rated health in the Republic of Ireland: findings from the National Survey on Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition, SLAN
Though Ireland continues to have a poor health profile compared with other European Union countries, previous research on social variations has been limited. For the first time in the Republic of Ireland, the influence on ...
A cross-national study of violence-related behaviours in adolescents.
(American Medical Association, 2004-06)
Background: Violent behavior among adolescents is a significant problem worldwide, and a cross-national comparison of adolescent violent behaviors can provide information about the development and pattern of physical ...
Assessing sobriety and successful membership of Alcoholics Anonymous
(Informa Healthcare, 2003-02)
This study aimed to identify appropriate measures of successful membership of Alcoholics Anonymous and to investigate membership patterns and perceptions of sobriety across sociodemographic categories of AA membership.
Interpersonal relationships as predictors of positive health among Irish youth: The more the merrier.
(Irish Medical Organisation, 2007)
ciations with supportive relationships with friends and family members, we conducted an analysis of data from the 2002 Irish Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Study (HBSC); a cross-sectional survey of 8,424 Irish ...
Construction apprentices' attitudes to workplace drug testing in Ireland.
Ireland has become one of the first European countries to legislate for workplace drug testing. However, little is known about the attitudes of Irish workers towards various aspects of workplace drug testing programmes. ...