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ALBashtawy, Mohammed; Al Qadire, Mohammad; Aloush, Sami; Tawalbeh, Loai; AlAzzam, Manar; Suliman, Mohammad; Batiha, Abdul-Monim; Alhalaiqa, Fadwa; Alshakh, Hind; Abd Al-Rahman, Areej – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
Headache is considered one of the most common complaints affecting all ages: children, adolescents, and adults. A school-based, cross-sectional study was conducted to assess primary headache among high school students aged 16-18 in Grades 11-12, over a period of 3 weeks (May 2017). A questionnaire was designed, in accordance with the International…
Descriptors: High School Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 11, Grade 12
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Strunk, Catherine M.; King, Keith A.; Vidourek, Rebecca A.; Sorter, Michael T. – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
Youth suicide is a serious public health issue in the United States. It is currently the third leading cause of death for youth aged 10 to 19. School-based prevention programs may be an effective method of educating youth and enhancing their help-seeking. Most school-based suicide prevention programs have not been rigorously evaluated for their…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Adolescents, Suicide, Prevention
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King, Keith A.; Vidourek, Rebecca A.; Merianos, Ashley L. – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
School violent victimization is a serious public health problem among youth. The current study investigated the association between youth alcohol use and school violent victimization among middle school and high school students ("N" = 54,361). The PRIDE national survey for Grades 6-12 was administered to youth in their classrooms.…
Descriptors: Violence, Victims, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescents
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Andersen, Lori; Myers, Leann; O'Malley, Keelia; Mundorf, Adrienne R.; Harris, Diane M.; Johnson, Carolyn C. – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Childhood obesity continues to be a public health problem in the United States. Increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables (F/V) is one strategy for decreasing high consumption of energy-dense, high-fat foods, thereby improving weight status. Many Orleans Parish public schools were provided with salad bars (SBs) to augment school…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Food, Eating Habits
Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2011
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is an epidemiologic surveillance system that was established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help monitor the prevalence of behaviors that not only influence youth health, but also put youth at risk for the most significant health and social problems that can occur during…
Descriptors: Reservation American Indians, American Indian Students, Comparative Analysis, Urban Schools
Beck-Cross, Cathy – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Youth suicide is a public health issue and the second leading cause of death for young Iowans ages 15 to 24 years, with young males six times more likely to die than their female peers (Iowa Department of Public Health, 2009). Suicide among adolescents is a complex issue, but there are patterns of individual, family, school, and community…
Descriptors: Suicide, Adolescents, Young Adults, Gender Differences
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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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Hobin, Erin P.; Leatherdale, Scott; Manske, Steve; Dubin, Joel A.; Elliott, Susan; Veugelers, Paul – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: This study examined differences in students' time spent in physical activity (PA) across secondary schools in rural, suburban, and urban environments and identified the environment-level factors associated with these between school differences in students' PA. Methods: Multilevel linear regression analyses were used to examine the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Rural Urban Differences
Townsend, Megan – Wake County Public School System, 2014
The 2013 North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey (NCYRBS) was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adapted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to monitor health-risk behaviors and to measure progress toward achieving Healthy North Carolina 2020 objectives. The survey, administered in…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Risk, Public Health, Health Promotion
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Planinac, Lynn; Leatherdale, Scott T.; Manske, Steve R.; Arbour, Meghan – Educational Research and Reviews, 2008
Youth smoking and physical inactivity are significant public health issues, with implications for both health and education stakeholders, as school-based policies and programs have the potential to reach a broad population of youth to address these issues. Knowledge exchange tools designed around comprehensive school-level data collection systems…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Physical Activities, Public Health, Child Health
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Li, Ling; King, Mark E.; Winter, Sam – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
The December 2008 release of China's new "Guidelines for health education in primary and secondary schools" by the Ministry of Education addressed many of the concerns arising from the academic and popular discourse on Chinese adolescent sexuality and sexuality education. The focus of this reform, common with similar reforms elsewhere in…
Descriptors: Health Education, Adolescents, Guidelines, Foreign Countries
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Amaral, Gorette; Geierstanger, Sara; Soleimanpour, Samira; Brindis, Claire – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: The purpose of this study is to compare the mental health risk profile and health utilization behaviors of adolescent school-based health center (SBHC) users and nonusers and discuss the role that SBHCs can play in addressing adolescent health needs. Methods: The sample included 4640 students in grades 9 and 11 who completed the…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Mental Health, Child Health, Suicide
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McCowan, Richard J.; Roberts, Scott W.; Slaughter, John – Health Educator, 2009
A long-term public health goal in the United States involves convincing adolescents to postpone sexual activity or promote responsible sexual activity. This study investigated the effect of using infant simulators on sexuality, child care attitudes and knowledge with a sample of 309 high school students from seven different states. The treatment…
Descriptors: Simulation, Public Health, Pregnancy, Infants
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Bersudskaya, Vera; Cataldi, Emily Forrest – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
These Web Tables focus on public school teachers in grades 9-12 who taught primarily career and technical education (CTE), academic, or other subjects during the 2007-08 school year. CTE teachers are grouped based on their main subject area: nonoccupational CTE, including family and consumer sciences education and general labor market preparation,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Public School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Academic Education
Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2017
The Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is administered by the Montana Office of Public Instruction every two years to students in grades 7 through 12. The purpose of the survey is to help monitor the prevalence of behaviors that not only influence youth health, but also put youth at risk for the most significant health and social problems…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, At Risk Students, Adolescents, Suicide
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