A computerized school-based health assessment with rapid feedback to improve Adolescent health.
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
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0069967
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 31/05/1999.