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ERIC Number: EJ1042255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0268-1153
Your Health, an Intervention at Senior Vocational Schools to Promote Adolescents' Health and Health Behaviors
Bannink, Rienke; Broeren, Suzanne; Heydelberg, Jurriën; van 't Klooster, Els; van Baar, Cathelijn; Raat, Hein
Health Education Research, v29 n5 p773-785 Oct 2014
This study evaluates the appreciation, application and effects of an intervention (Your Health), in which adolescents received a consultation with the school nurse. A cluster randomized controlled trial with an intervention and control group (care-as-usual) was conducted among first-grade senior vocational students. Adolescents (n = 418) completed a questionnaire at baseline and 6-month follow-up assessing health and health behaviors. School absenteeism was monitored via the school registration system. After the consultation, adolescents and nurses evaluated the consultation by questionnaire. Adolescents appreciated being invited for the consultation and gave the consultation a positive mean rating of 8.78 on a 10-point scale. Adolescents rated the other nine items on the appreciation of the consultation also high. In 36.8% of the adolescents, nurses suspected problems. Most often these adolescents were given tailored advice (59.3%) or they were referred to another professional (40.7%). No statistically significant effects of the intervention were found on the health and health behaviors of adolescents. This study supports the use of Your Health as a promising intervention to reach senior vocational students. Future research is needed to evaluate long-term effects and the effects and appreciation of the subsequent help that is offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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