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Transitions in the Swedish school system and the impact on student's positive self-reported-health
Avdelningen för omvårdnad, Mittuniversitetet, Sundsvall.
Folkhälsocentrum, Landstinget Västernorrland, Härnösand, Sweden.
Avdelningen för omvårdnad, Mittuniversitetet, Sundsvall.
Avdelningen för omvårdnad, Mittuniversitetet, Sundsvall.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7959-606X
2014 (English)In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 14, article id 1045Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background: To explore three school 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 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 with an impact for a positive self-reported-health 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 have 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.

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2014. Vol. 14, article id 1045
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Health dialogue, Health promotion, Longitudinal, School nurse
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28958DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1045ISI: 000343285600001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84940566397OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-28958DiVA, id: diva2:1276107
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