|Title:||Adaptation of the school health index to assess the healthy school environment in Jordan|
|Abstract:||When the Jordan Ministry of Education planned workshops to raise teachers' awareness of the health environment in schools in underdeveloped governorates, a pre-post intervention study assessed the impact of these workshops in changing teachers' perceptions. A total of 193 teachers completed the self-administered Centers for Disease Control and Prevention school health index [SHl] for elementary schools, adapted for this setting using 6 of the 8 original modules. After the workshops, teachers' mean scores on all modules improved significantly, from 49.5% to 55.9% for health and safety/environment policies; 44.2% to 56.5% for health education; 40.3% to 52.9% for physical education; 51.3% to 59.2% for nutrition services; 62.5% to 73.8% for health services; and 55.2% to 68.3% for family/community involvement. The SHl model is implementable in a developing country setting to monitor and appraise the environmental components of school health|
|Keywords:||Health Status Indicators|
|Subject:||School Health Services|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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