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  1. A computerized school-based health assessment with rapid feedback to improve Adolescent health.

    Article - En anglais

    Adolescent health problems are often undetected in physicians'offices.

    The Dartmouth Primary Care Cooperative Information Project has developed a validated and reliable approach to identify adolescent health problems and initiate education in a school setting.

    A self-administered, anonymous, 26-item questionnaire was given to 204 students in a rural high school.

    Responses were scanned into PC-based software.

    Within one working day students were given individualized letters identifying their problem health issues as detected by the questionnaire and recommendations for education.

    Ninety-nine percent of students participated.

    Six weeks later 49% of a sample of 41 students reported reading the information and 50% planned to change behavior.

    This standardized, validated strategy of adolescent health assessment, feedback, and education was feasible for use in schools.

    The school responded to the data by employing a psychologist to address mental health needs.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Questionnaire, Santé, Milieu scolaire, Autoévaluation, Morbidité, Adolescent, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Questionnaire, Health, School environment, Self evaluation, Morbidity, Adolescent, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0069967

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 31/05/1999.