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Using the responsibilities of the health educator to rate journals in the field

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Little is known about the coverage of health education responsibilities in peer-reviewed literature. Abstracts (n = 17,391) from one hundred health education related journals were reviewed and compared to the entry and graduate level responsibilities of health educators. Journals were ranked by percent of abstracts addressing at least one responsibility. The Journal of Nutrition Education and Health Education and Behavior received the highest ratings with over 90% of their abstracts pertaining to health education. A large number of abstracts addressed Responsibility I (needs assessment), but there was limited coverage of most other responsibilities. These findings have implications for professional development.

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Publication
American Journal of Health Studies, 18, 1, 1-9
Language: English
Date: 2002
Keywords
Health education journals, Peer-reviewed literature