Visiting Again? Subjective Well-Being of Repeated Visitors in Elementary School Health Nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308621
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Visiting Again? Subjective Well-Being of Repeated Visitors in Elementary School Health Nurses
Author(s):
Leaver, Cynthia Ann
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Mu
Author Details:
Cynthia Ann Leaver, RN, MSN, PHD, FNP-BC, caleaver@cox.net
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

Abstract

Purpose:  Children with vague complaints, no chronic illness, and who repeatedly visit the school health nurse may be at risk for limited academic success. This study aims to compare student reports of subjective well-being between children who do and do not repeatedly visit the school nurse, with vague complaints.

Methods:  Children grades four through six completed the School Well-being Profile-American English (SWBP-AE), a questionnaire with four well-being sub-scales: health status, school environment, social relationships, and school as a means of self-fulfillment. School nurses extracted data on clinic visits from clinic records.  Logistic regression explored associations between well-being subscales and repeated visits to the school health nurse. 

Results:  Three hundred and twenty students agreed to participate in the study, 33 (12.04%) students made repeated visits to the school health nurse. Perception of health status (OR =2.072; [CI] = 1.037, 4.163) was the only significant (p< .05) predictor of repeated visits to SHC.

Conclusion: Children with poor perception of their health status are more likely to repeatedly visit the school health nurse.  A child’s perception of their school environment, social relationships, or school as a means of self-fulfillment, is not a statistically significant predictor of repeated visits to the school health nurse.

Keywords: School Health; Repeated Visitors; Frequent Visitors; Well-Being; Health Assessment

Implications and Contribution

This research highlights value in assessment of subjective well-being for children who repeatedly visits the school health nurse.  Comprehensive assessment and intervention by qualified school health nurses is required for repeated visits to the school health nurse.  Therefore, there is a need for research aimed at exploring school nurse assessment and management of student vague complaints of health status.  Reliable assessment strategies improve outcomes of school health nursing by providing predictors of repeated visits to the school health nurse, potentially mitigating risk for limited academic success.

Keywords:
Well-being; Health Assessment; School Health
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleVisiting Again? Subjective Well-Being of Repeated Visitors in Elementary School Health Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeaver, Cynthia Annen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Muen_GB
dc.author.detailsCynthia Ann Leaver, RN, MSN, PHD, FNP-BC, caleaver@cox.neten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308621-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p><b>Abstract </b><p><b>Purpose:</b>  Children with vague complaints, no chronic illness, and who repeatedly visit the school health nurse may be at risk for limited academic success. This study aims to compare student reports of subjective well-being between children who do and do not repeatedly visit the school nurse, with vague complaints. <p><b>Methods</b>:  Children grades four through six completed the <i>School Well-being Profile-American English </i>(<i>SWBP-AE</i>), a questionnaire with four well-being sub-scales: health status, school environment, social relationships, and school as a means of self-fulfillment<i>. </i>School nurses extracted data on clinic visits from clinic records.  Logistic regression explored associations between well-being subscales and repeated visits to the school health nurse.  <p><b>Results</b>:  Three hundred and twenty students agreed to participate in the study, 33 (12.04%) students made repeated visits to the school health nurse. Perception of health status (<i>OR =</i>2.072; [CI] = 1.037, 4.163) was the only significant (<i>p</i>< .05) predictor of repeated visits to SHC. <p><b>Conclusion</b>: Children with poor perception of their health status are more likely to repeatedly visit the school health nurse.  A child’s perception of their school environment, social relationships, or school as a means of self-fulfillment, is not a statistically significant predictor of repeated visits to the school health nurse. <p><i>Keywords: </i>School Health; Repeated Visitors; Frequent Visitors; Well-Being; Health Assessment <p><b>Implications and Contribution</b><p>This research highlights value in assessment of subjective well-being for children who repeatedly visits the school health nurse.  Comprehensive assessment and intervention by qualified school health nurses is required for repeated visits to the school health nurse.  Therefore, there is a need for research aimed at exploring school nurse assessment and management of student vague complaints of health status.  Reliable assessment strategies improve outcomes of school health nursing by providing predictors of repeated visits to the school health nurse, potentially mitigating risk for limited academic success.en_GB
dc.subjectWell-beingen_GB
dc.subjectHealth Assessmenten_GB
dc.subjectSchool Healthen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:33:43Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:33:43Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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