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Transitions In The Swedish School System And The Impact On Student S Positive Self-reported-health | 53952
ISSN: 2167-1168

Journal of Nursing & Care
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Transitions in the Swedish school system and the impact on student s positive self-reported-health

6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference

Malin Rising Holmstrom and Lisbeth Kristiansen

Mid Sweden University, Sweden

ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Nurs Care

DOI: 10.4172/2167-1168.C1.019

Abstract
Background: To explore three schools based transitions and their impact on positive Self- Reported- Health (SRH), pre-school to elementary school (6–10 y), elementary school to junior high school (10-13y) and junior high school to upper secondary school/high school (13-16y), in a long-term longitudinal population based study. Methods: The study followed three cohorts through one school transition each. A longitudinal study with data from 6693 children and their Health Dialogue Questionnaires© were used. Data were collected in the middle of Sweden during 2007–2012 with school children age 6–16 years old. Results: Several significant factors were identified impacting the positive SRH among children age 6-16y; not feeling sad or depressed, afraid or worried, positive school environment (schoolyard and restrooms), not bullied, good sleep, daily physical activity and ability to concentrate. There was no single factor identified, the factors differed according to gender and age. Conclusion: The study has identified several gender and age specific factors for successful school transitions relevant for a positive SRH. This is valuable information for school staff, parents and school children and provides a possibility to provide support and assistance when needed.
Biography

Malin Rising Holmström has completed her PhD in 2013 at Mid Sweden University and started her Post-doctoral studies in 2015. She has long experience from clinical work associated with children´s health.

Email: [email protected]

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