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    Responsible Use of Alcohol Workshop for Big Ten Student Athlete Professionals
    (1998-04-16) Engs, Ruth Clifford
    The purpose of this presentation is to acquaint personnel at big 10 universities with responsibility for student athletes with issues concerning drinking on campus and how it relates to the student athlete. The history of drinking cultures, statistics concerning student and student athlete drinking patterns, suggestions for responsible alcohol education and harm reduction will be discussed.
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    WHAT DOES THE HEALTH CONCERN QUESTIONNAIRE REALLY TELL US?
    (1982-08-30) Engs, Ruth Clifford; Mulhall, Peter F .
    BACKGROUND:The literature suggests that stress is associated with illness, especially among older adults. The PURPOSE of the study was to assess if there is an association between health concerns and life stress among college students. A purpose was also to develop a shorter version of the scale and to develop calculations for a single score. METHODS: Health concerns as measured by the"Health Concern Questionnaire," and life stress, as measured by the "Social Readjustment Rating Scale” was used.The sample included 306 students enrolled in personal health classes during the academic year 1977-1978. RESULTS: correlation between the top 12 items of concern and the total instrument was found to be quite high (r=.94). However, Only a slight positive correlation between the short and full version of the "Health Concern Questionnaire" and the “Social Readjustment Rating Scale” (r=.20) was found (P <.001).CONCLUSION: The 12 item shortened version only takes 5 minutes to complete, including the calculations of the "Total Concern Score" which makes is useful for class administration to detrmine how concerned students are about general health matters.
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    MAGIC IN GOOD HEALTH
    (1994) Engs, Ruth Clifford
    This presentation is a health education lecture using magic effects. It covers alcohol, smoking and drugs, sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, nutrition, and other health topics. It is a working outline for a presentation that can last from ten minutes to an hour depending what magic effects are used. It includes the “patter” (factual health information), effects (what the audience sees), equipment and material for the effects, and where to place items before and after the presentation. This magic lecture was presented in different forms and venues during 1992-1997.
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    TEACHING AND USING MAGIC FOR HIV PREVENTION: WORKSHOP MANUAL FOR HIV PREVENTION OUTREACH WORKERS
    (1994-07-08) Engs, Ruth Clifford
    Magic techniques and “tricks” can be used by outreach workers or educators as part of HIV prevention programming and health promotion. The technique illustrated here are good "attention getters," have short educational messages, and can be used with sexually active teenagers, young adults, "bar patrons" or as in-class presentations. They can also be taught to peer educators.
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    Using Hypnosis to Reduce Stress Related Problems of Single Parenthood
    (1982-03-23) Engs, Ruth Clifford
    Young single parent women have stressful physical, social and psychological life events resulting from their pregnancy and parenting without a partner. Teaching self- hypnosis techniques can help reduce stress and increase coping with their situation.
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    TEACHING RESPONSIBLE DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE
    (1980-02) Engs, Ruth Clifford
    Various philosophies of alcohol and drug education have been attempted in schools, colleges and universities—generally without much success. They include abstinence, socio-economic, alcoholism, alternatives, control of consumption/prohibition models. Seeing that most young and older adults today in the United States consume at least one psychoactive drug on a daily basis, it is recommended that the philosophy of responsible use and choices concerning alcohol and other drugs been instituted in schools, colleges, universities and communities. This philosophy and educational program would include the responsible use of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, coffee, tea, and responsible use and choices concerning recreational drugs such as marihuana, alcohol, and tobacco.
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    BOOZE AND YOU’S: A CAMPUS ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAM
    (1976-10) Engs, Ruth Clifford
    The development of the Indiana University’s mid-1970s BOOZE AND YOU’S alcohol education program with the message of responsible drinking for those who choose to drink is discussed in this paper. The program evolved out of a task force created by the Dean of Student’s Office. The group, chaired by Dr. Ruth Engs, developed a reliable survey instrument concerning drinking behavior and knowledge, the Student Alcohol Questionnaire (SAQ) to be available in the public domain for educational and academic research. The task force created a Training Manual for "Booze and You’s" Group Leaders for training the resident assistants to present the program; the manual is found at the end of this paper. It also developed and tested a film, "Booze and You’s" before implementation of the program. It is recommended that colleges and universities create a task force to examine drinking problems on campus, do a base line survey with an instrument such as the SAQ, and determine problems specific to their campus so they can be addressed as part of an overall campus alcohol education program.