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Gonzalez-Guarda, Rosa Maria; Guerra, Jessica E.; Cummings, Amanda A.; Pino, Karen; Becerra, Maria M. – Journal of School Nursing, 2015
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the preliminary efficacy of a dating violence (DV) prevention program for Cuban American adolescents ("JOVEN"/YOUTH: "Juntos Opuestos a la Violence Entre Novios"/Together Against Dating Violence). A randomized-controlled experimental design with a delayed condition was used to evaluate…
Descriptors: Violence, Dating (Social), Prevention, Hispanic Americans
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Strunk, Catherine M.; Sorter, Michael T.; Ossege, Julianne; King, Keith A. – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
Many school-based suicide prevention programs do not show a positive impact on help-seeking behaviors among emotionally troubled teens despite their being at high risk for suicide. This study is a secondary analysis of the Surviving the Teens® program evaluation to determine its effect on help-seeking behaviors among troubled youth. Results showed…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Suicide, Prevention, Adolescents
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Biddle, Virginia Sue; Kern, John, III; Brent, David A.; Thurkettle, Mary Ann; Puskar, Kathryn R.; Sekula, L. Kathleen – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
Pennsylvania's response to adolescent suicide is its Student Assistance Program (SAP). SAP has been funded for 27 years although no statewide outcome studies using case-level data have been conducted. This study used logistic regression to examine drug-/alcohol-related behaviors and suspensions of suicidal students who participated in SAP. Of the…
Descriptors: Suicide, Prevention, At Risk Students, Referral
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Kouba, Joanne; Velsor-Friedrich, Barbarba; Militello, Lisa; Harrison, Patrick R.; Becklenberg, Amy; White, Barb; Surya, Shruti; Ahmed, Avais – Journal of School Nursing, 2013
Asthma is the most prevalent chronic illness in childhood affecting 7 million youth. Many youth with asthma face another risk factor in obesity. Obesity, in turn, increases disorders such as asthma. Studies have recommended that asthma programs also address weight management in youth. Taking this into consideration, the I Can Control Asthma and…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Child Health, At Risk Persons, Urban Areas
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Ogunfowokan, Adesola A.; Fajemilehin, Reuben B. – Journal of School Nursing, 2012
Sexual abuse has been considered a public health issue because of the various health implications resulting from it. The school nurse has a responsibility in assisting the high school girl to prevent victimization. This study adopted a quasi-experimental design in which a sexual abuse prevention education package was developed and used to educate…
Descriptors: Females, Prevention, Public Health, Foreign Countries
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Garcia, Carolyn; Pintor, Jessie Kemmick; Lindgren, Sandi – Journal of School Nursing, 2010
Latino girls (Latinas) experience disproportionate rates of emotional distress, including suicidal ideation, which may be indicative of inadequate coping abilities. Prevention of mental health problems, a U.S. public health priority, is particularly critical for Latina adolescents due to lack of access to mental health treatments. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Intervention, School Nurses, Focus Groups
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Walsh, Audrey; Moseley, Jane; Jackson, Winston – Journal of School Nursing, 2008
This study examined the impact of an infant-feeding classroom activity on the breast-feeding knowledge and intentions of adolescents living in Nova Scotia, Canada. One hundred twenty-one students attending two high schools were administered one pretest and two posttest questionnaires. Students were arbitrarily assigned to a control or intervention…
Descriptors: Intervention, School Nurses, Bilingual Education, Intention
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Lowe, John – Journal of School Nursing, 2008
This pilot study tests the feasibility of using a Talking Circle approach and measures cultural values and beliefs within a HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevention program conducted among a Native American (Cherokee) youth population. A descriptive correlation design was used to examine the relationship between Cherokee self-reliance and…
Descriptors: Prevention, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Communicable Diseases, American Indian Culture
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Jannone, Laura; O'Connell, Kathleen A. – Journal of School Nursing, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine coping strategies used by teens as they attempted to quit smoking. The teens were attending a school-based cessation program titled "Quit 2 Win" that was offered in four high schools. This study examined situations in which teens were tempted to smoke. The study compares coping strategies teens reported in…
Descriptors: Smoking, School Nurses, Coping, High School Students
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Streng, Nancy J. – Journal of School Nursing, 2007
Student health advocates (SHAs) are high school students who, under the supervision of the school nurse, provide health education and health promotion activities to other students via a peer education model. This 3-year follow-up study explored how the SHA experience influences career choice and attitudes of the participants. It also examined what…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Career Choice, Followup Studies
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Sweeney, Nancy M.; Tucker, Joanne; Reynosa, Brenda; Glaser, Dale – Journal of School Nursing, 2006
This study measured the effectiveness of a 9 a.m. nutrition break after it had been implemented for 1 academic year at an inner-city high school. Effectiveness was measured by student participation rates, student and teacher evaluations of hunger-associated symptoms experienced by students, and teacher evaluations of the effects on the learning…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, School Nurses, Nutrition, Student Participation
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Mauriello, Leanne M.; Driskell, Mary Margaret H.; Sherman, Karen J.; Johnson, Sara S.; Prochaska, Janice M.; Prochaska, James O. – Journal of School Nursing, 2006
This article describes the development and pilot testing of a computer-based, multiple-behavior obesity prevention program for adolescents. Using the Transtheoretical Model as a framework, this intervention offers individualized feedback based on readiness to engage in physical activity, to consume fruits and vegetables, and to limit television…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Television Viewing, Obesity, Intervention