ERIC Number: EJ1087355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
A Systematic Review of Consent Procedures, Participation Rates, and Main Findings of Health-Related Research in Alternative High Schools from 2010 to 2015
Johnson, Karen E.; Morris, Marian; Rew, Lynn; Simonton, Amanda J.
Journal of School Nursing, v32 n1 p20-31 Feb 2016
There is a well-established link between educational attainment and health. Alternative high schools (AHSs) serve students who are at risk for school dropout. Health-related research conducted in AHSs has been sparse. Achieving high participation rates is critical to producing generalizable results and can be challenging in research with adolescents for reasons such as using active consent. These challenges become greater when working with vulnerable populations of adolescents. In this systematic review, we examined health-related studies conducted in AHSs between 2010 and 2015. Results indicated that (1) health-related research in AHSs has increased over the past 5 years, (2) AHS students continue to experience significant disparities, (3) active consent is commonly used with AHS students, (4) 42% of studies reported participation rates or provided enough information to calculate participation rates, and (5) school nurses are missing from health-related research conducted in AHSs. Implications for future research and school nursing are discussed.
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, High Schools, Informed Consent, Health Education, Educational Research, Educational Attainment, Student Experience, Disadvantaged, School Nurses, Research Problems, Research Methodology, Meta Analysis, Literature Reviews, Bibliometrics, Participation, At Risk Students, Mental Health Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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