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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163245
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary School Health Program
Author(s):
Seibold-Simpson, Susan M.; Aten, Marilyn; Crean, Hugh
Author Details:
Susan M. Seibold-Simpson, MS, MPH, FNP, Doctoral Student, University of Rochester, School of Nursing, Rochester, New York, USA, email: susan_seiboldsimpson@urmc.rochester.edu; Marilyn Aten, PhD, RN; Hugh Crean, PhD
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop an evaluation plan as part of a larger study on the implementation of an expanded school health services program. A review of the school health literature demonstrates a lack of quantitative models available to evaluate the processes and outcomes of school health programs, particularly the coordinated school health program model, a multidisciplinary approach to comprehensive school health. Theoretical Framework: Program evaluation. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): Design: Quasi-experimental. No random assignment at the student level is possible due to the lack of feasibility of assigning children in one school to different interventions. Sample: 37, 500 students enrolled in 73 schools of an urban school district. Setting: A medium-sized city in upstate New York. Measures: Data will come from: 1) the academic achievement database: basic demographic information, standardized achievement test scores, discipline information, grade point averages, and attendance; 2) the school nurse data base: school-nurse contacts, including the reason for and disposition of the contacts; referral information; and number of health emergencies requiring emergency medical services; 3) self-report: student, parent/guardian, staff and key stakeholder satisfaction surveys. 4) the School Health Index. Analysis: Level of analysis includes district/school; nurse/other school health services staff; and child outcomes. Methods of analysis include: descriptive statistics, growth curve analysis, ANOVA, ANCOVA, chi-square. Results: The major questions addressed in the evaluation are grouped within five main areas: professional staffing and credentialing; utilization of health services; referral to school and community providers; customer satisfaction (students, family/guardians, school personnel); and the relationship between health and academic outcomes. 12 key questions have been identified. Conclusions and Implications: An effective evaluation of SHPs is dependent upon a thoughtful plan and an adequate information system for data collection. This evaluation plan is a comprehensive first step in addressing the need for quantitative evaluation of school health services.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of a Multidisciplinary School Health Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSeibold-Simpson, Susan M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAten, Marilynen_US
dc.contributor.authorCrean, Hughen_US
dc.author.detailsSusan M. Seibold-Simpson, MS, MPH, FNP, Doctoral Student, University of Rochester, School of Nursing, Rochester, New York, USA, email: susan_seiboldsimpson@urmc.rochester.edu; Marilyn Aten, PhD, RN; Hugh Crean, PhDen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163245-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this study was to develop an evaluation plan as part of a larger study on the implementation of an expanded school health services program. A review of the school health literature demonstrates a lack of quantitative models available to evaluate the processes and outcomes of school health programs, particularly the coordinated school health program model, a multidisciplinary approach to comprehensive school health. Theoretical Framework: Program evaluation. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): Design: Quasi-experimental. No random assignment at the student level is possible due to the lack of feasibility of assigning children in one school to different interventions. Sample: 37, 500 students enrolled in 73 schools of an urban school district. Setting: A medium-sized city in upstate New York. Measures: Data will come from: 1) the academic achievement database: basic demographic information, standardized achievement test scores, discipline information, grade point averages, and attendance; 2) the school nurse data base: school-nurse contacts, including the reason for and disposition of the contacts; referral information; and number of health emergencies requiring emergency medical services; 3) self-report: student, parent/guardian, staff and key stakeholder satisfaction surveys. 4) the School Health Index. Analysis: Level of analysis includes district/school; nurse/other school health services staff; and child outcomes. Methods of analysis include: descriptive statistics, growth curve analysis, ANOVA, ANCOVA, chi-square. Results: The major questions addressed in the evaluation are grouped within five main areas: professional staffing and credentialing; utilization of health services; referral to school and community providers; customer satisfaction (students, family/guardians, school personnel); and the relationship between health and academic outcomes. 12 key questions have been identified. Conclusions and Implications: An effective evaluation of SHPs is dependent upon a thoughtful plan and an adequate information system for data collection. This evaluation plan is a comprehensive first step in addressing the need for quantitative evaluation of school health services.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:03:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:03:59Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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