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ERIC Number: EJ817958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Some Health Effects of Implementing School Nursing in a Norwegian High School: A Controlled Study
Svebak, Sven; Jensen, Eva Naper; Gotestam, K. Gunnar
Journal of School Nursing, v24 n1 p49-54 2008
The effects of a school nursing service on health complaints and mood were investigated in a Norwegian high school. The school nursing service was delivered to students in 1 high school, and students in a comparable high school served as the comparison group. There were 41 students in the treatment group and 63 in the comparison group. All students completed a survey at the beginning of 2 successive fall terms. The survey had items on common health complaints, perceived stress, efforts to cope, moods, and sense of humor. Results from multivariate analyses of variance found that test-retest variance was stable for all measures. Level of complaints tended to be reduced as an effect of access to the school nursing service. Sense of humor at follow-up tended to buffer health complaints and negative moods. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway