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ERIC Number: EJ794080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1529-1944
Status of Health Appraisal Services for Primary School Children in Edo State, Nigeria
Ojugo, Augustine I.
International Electronic Journal of Health Education, v8 p146-152 2005
The purpose of this study was to determine the status of the health appraisal services provided for primary school children in Edo State, Nigeria. Using the cross-sectional survey design a total of 1506 primary school children were selected from across the state as the study participants. The analysis of data collected through a 14-item questionnaire showed that: four vital aspects of health observation (observation of mouth and teeth, nose and throat, skin, and ears) were not provided for the children; all aspects of health examination were not provided for the children; and records of the health histories of the children were not kept. These results were discussed and the study recommended that professional counselors be enlisted in the schools for a better management of school health services. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria