Adaptation of the school health index to assess the healthy school environment in Jordan
AbstractWhen 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
Khatib, I.M. & Hijazi, S.S. (2011). Adaptation of the school health index to assess the healthy school environment in Jordan. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118080
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 17 (1), 62-68, 2011
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