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Personal health documents in school health education: A feasibility study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm , Center for Clinical Research Dalarna.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
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2007 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, Vol. 35, no 6, 662-665 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Aims: To examine the feasibility of a school intervention using a personal health document adapted for adolescents. Methods: The health document was developed in close cooperation with groups of adolescents and tested among seventh-grade students at two junior high schools (n=339). The document was presented to the students by their regular teachers. For evaluation, an adolescent questionnaire was used at baseline and after one year. Results: After one year, 87% of adolescents reported having written in the health document, and 77% reported having had classes with discussions on subjects in the document. The health document was perceived as useful by 35% of the adolescents. Factors significantly related to personal usefulness were being born outside Sweden, experiencing fair treatment by teachers, being a nonsmoker, and having a positive school experience. Conclusions: Implementation of a personal health document in junior high-school health education was feasible and well accepted.

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2007. Vol. 35, no 6, 662-665 p.
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adolescents, empowerment, feasibility, health education, records, schools
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-142576DOI: 10.1080/14034940701430397ISI: 000251150300015PubMedID: 17852997OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-142576DiVA: diva2:387706
Available from: 2011-01-14 Created: 2011-01-14 Last updated: 2011-01-14Bibliographically approved

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