ERIC Number: EJ1112949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
High School Students' Self-Reported Use of School Clinics and Nurses
Harper, Christopher R.; Liddon, Nicole; Dunville, Richard; Habel, Melissa A.
Journal of School Nursing, v32 n5 p324-328 Oct 2016
Access to school health clinics and nurses has been linked with improved student achievement and health. Unfortunately, no studies have examined how many students report using school clinics or nurses and for which services. This study addressed this gap with data from a nationally representative sample of 15- to 25-year-olds. Respondents who reported being in high school were provided a list of services and asked whether they had gone to a school nurse or clinic for any of the listed services. Nearly 90% reported having access to a school clinic or nurse. Among students with access, 65.6% reported using at least one service. Non-White students and younger students were more likely to report having access to a clinic or nurse. These results show many students have access to clinics or nurses and are using these services, although not uniformly for all services.
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Clinics, School Nurses, Health Services, Access to Health Care, Racial Differences, Chronic Illness, Immunization Programs, Communicable Diseases, Wellness, Correlation, Statistical Analysis, Sexuality, Risk, Health Behavior, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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