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ERIC Number: ED110195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Health History in Re-establishing the Value of School Health Services.
This paper briefly examines the past and present status of school health services and describes a study designed to compare the health assessment abilities of the physical examination with a health history questionnaire technique. The study demonstrates the superiority of the health history as a diagnostic procedure and as a means of increasing parental involvement. These findings suggest that the school health services using the health history procedures would be able to make referrals to community health agencies which are based on adequate information, and that such a specific referral, accompanied by clinical data and parental involvement, could help overcome the poor clinical image of school health services today. It is suggested that the periodic physical examination (without use of medical histories of children) is an inadequate procedure for the appraisal of the health status of children. (GO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Health, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania