08 SES 05.5 PS, General Poster Session
General Poster Session
Adolescents’ health challenges have become complicated and health tendencies change rapidly. Therefore, health education given at schools is a key factor for health promotion among adolescents. The influence of environmental factors within adolescents’ ecology is acknowledged early in health education and health-promotion (1, 2). In health education lessons, pupils learn essential health behavior knowledge and skills. However, it has been previously shown that pupils have low interest in traditional health education at schools and suggested that pupils should be involved in planning these classes and health education should be integrated into other classes and subjects, student care, and school health services (3). This reciprocal interaction between school personnel and, particularly, with health nurses, creates an important but challenging educational collaboration and learning environment (4). Moreover, these communicative relationships and resources in an educational context in health promotion formulate adolescents’ personal behavioral development, attitudes and thoughts, and have, therefore, consequences to current and later health.
This study belongs to a larger Finnish-Russian collaboration and research project, Addressing challenging health inequalities of children and youth between two Karelias (AHIC), which aims is to promote children and adolescents’ health and well-being. The aim of this study was to investigate changes between genders regarding self-evaluated health, health concerns, attitudes related to health education in schools, and relationship with school nurses among adolescents in two Karelias, namely North Karelia, Finland and the Pitkyaranta district in the Republic of Karelia, Russia, from 1995 to 2013.
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