ERIC Number: EJ1153934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Health among Schoolchildren from the School Nurse's Perspective
Ellertsson, Ann-Sofi; Garmy, Pernilla; Clausson, Eva K.
Journal of School Nursing, v33 n5 p337-343 Oct 2017
The aim of the study was to investigate Swedish school nurses' perceptions of schoolchildren's health. The study is based on two national surveys in which school nurses responded to questions about schoolchildren's health in 2015 (n = 181) and 2005 (n = 129). A statistical comparison showed that physical and mental health of schoolchildren in high-risk areas was perceived as worse than that of children in low-risk areas. There were no differences regarding the number of spontaneous visits or consulting reasons related to gender in high- and low-risk areas. A national framework for data collection and reporting of schoolchildren's health may be important for school nurses to demonstrate the need for increased support in, for example, high-risk areas. By paying attention to factors that can affect schoolchildren's health, school nurses can also direct health promotion to areas where it is needed. Increased cooperation among school health professionals may also prevent illness and improve health.
Descriptors: School Nurses, Prevention, Diseases, Health Personnel, Cooperation, Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Physical Health, Mental Health, Gender Differences, Health Promotion, Risk, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Status, Questionnaires, Online Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden