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Rabbitte, Maureen; Enriquez, Maithe – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
Teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections are leading public health problems in the United States. While abstaining from sexual intercourse is the best way to avoid these conditions, abstinence only education (AOE) programs in schools have been shown ineffective in delaying sexual initiation or decreasing the teen pregnancy rate.…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Health Education, Adolescents
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Sisson, Helen; Wilkinson, Yvonne – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is a key intervention in the prevention of HPV infection and associated cancers. This review emphasizes the importance of understanding what influences decision-making about this vaccine. Guided by the work of Whittemore and Knafl, and Pluye and Hong, we identified 25 studies, from which four prominent themes…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Decision Making, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Immunization Programs
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Sims, Debra C.; Skarbek, Anita J. – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
Levels of parental self-efficacy are correlated with both positive and negative care delivery and developmental outcomes for parents and their infants. School nurses are in a unique position to facilitate parenting self-efficacy in teen parents. Using the concept analysis framework of Walker and Avant, "parental self-efficacy" is…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Parents, Early Parenthood, School Nurses
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Sanchez, Denisse; Reiner, Jennifer F.; Sadlon, Rachel; Price, Olga Acosta; Long, Michael W. – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
School telehealth is an alternative delivery model to increase student health-care access with minimal evaluation to aid decision makers in the adoption or expansion of programs. This systematic review assesses school-based telehealth programs using a dissemination and implementation (D&I) framework to inform practitioners and decision makers…
Descriptors: Medical Evaluation, Teleconferencing, School Health Services, Child Health
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McCabe, Ellen M.; McDonald, Catherine; Connolly, Cynthia; Lipman, Terri H. – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
Asthma is the most common pediatric chronic respiratory illness and has a significant influence on children's health, school attendance, and overall school success. Despite the effect of education and training, gaps remain in understanding school nurses' self-efficacy (SE) in asthma care. The purpose of this integrative literature review is to…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, School Nurses, Chronic Illness, Child Health
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Quelly, Susan B. – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
Most children and adolescents do not meet dietary recommendations that may result in poor diets contributing to obesity. This systematic literature review was conducted to examine associations between helping with meal preparation at home and dietary quality, intake of specific foods, and/or dietary-related perceptions among youth. A search of…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Nutrition, Food, Children
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Bjørnsen, Hanne N.; Espnes, Geir A.; Eilertsen, Mary-Elizabeth B.; Ringdal, Regine; Moksnes, Unni K. – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
Mental health education is a central part of school nurses' practice. Mental health literacy is an asset for health that educational initiatives can strengthen, and a significant determinant of mental health. This study was intended to examine the relationship between positive mental health literacy (PMeHL) and mental well-being to discuss its…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mental Health, Literacy, Well Being
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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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Brown, Camille; Looman, Wendy S.; Garwick, Ann E. – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore school nurse perceptions of the nurse-family relationship in the care of elementary students with asthma and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A cross-sectional survey design was used to collect data from 97 school nurses in Minnesota. The Family Nursing Practice Scale measured nurses'…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, School Nurses, Elementary School Students, Case Studies
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Larson, Satu; Brindis, Claire D.; Chapman, Susan A.; Spetz, Joanne – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
Nearly half of 5- to 17-year-olds have experienced trauma in the form of at-school victimization. Exposure to trauma increases students' risk for mental health disorders and school failure. This study reviews at-school victimization in middle and high school students and associated health outcomes that may negatively impact academic outcomes.…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Trauma, Risk
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Dardas, Latefa Ali; Silva, Susan G.; van de Water, Brittney; Vance, Ashlee; Smoski, Moria J.; Noonan, Devon; Simmons, Leigh Ann – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
Little is known about help-seeking for depression among Jordanian adolescents who are a vulnerable population with high rates of depressive symptoms and few mental health services. The purpose of this study was to (1) explore Jordanian adolescents' helpseeking intentions for depression and (2) examine whether depression stigma, depression…
Descriptors: Correlation, Help Seeking, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Guo, Yuqing; Rousseau, Julie; Hsu, Anna S.; Kehoe, Priscilla; Daviss, Monique; Flores, Sara; Renno, Patricia; Saunders, Kathleen; Phillips, Susanne; Evangelista, Lorraine S. – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
High rates of mental health problems in adolescents have been well documented; less is known about elementary school children in disadvantaged communities. We examined emotional and behavioral health needs in 202 third and fourth graders enrolled in a charter school in a largely Hispanic community. The child-reported Revised Child Anxiety and…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Behavior, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Salau, Omowumi R.; Ogunfowokan, Adesola A. – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
We examined information on pubertal changes provided by school nurses to adolescent girls, the methods, and media of communication. We also examined the challenges faced by the nurses in the course of communication. The study setting was five private high schools located in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Participants were 10 school nurses and 420 school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Puberty, School Nurses, Adolescents
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Dupart, Gary; Berry, Diane C.; D'Auria, Jennifer; Sharpe, Leslie; McDonough, Linda; Houser, Marion; Flanary, Sarah; Koppelberger, Sadie – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
Adolescents with overweight and obesity are at risk for future health problems. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility and initial efficacy of a weight management intervention to help adolescents develop healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors and improve their anthropometrics. This study used a single-group repeated…
Descriptors: Health Programs, Health Behavior, Obesity, Body Weight
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Gregg, Abbey; Chen, Li-Wu; Kim, Jungyoon; Tak, Hyo Jung; Tibbits, Melissa – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
School-based health centers (SBHCs) have been suggested as potential medical homes, yet minimal attention has been paid to measuring their patient-centered medical home (PCMH) implementation. The purposes of this article were to (1) develop an index to measure PCMH attributes in SBHCs, (2) use the SBHC PCMH Index to compare PCMH capacity between…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Primary Health Care, Adolescents, Measures (Individuals)
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