School health screening: History, principles and analysis

McPherson, Bradley and Driscoll, Carlie J. (2014). School health screening: History, principles and analysis. In Bradley McPherson and Carlie J. Driscoll (Ed.), School Health Screening Systems (pp. 1-22) New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers.

Author McPherson, Bradley
Driscoll, Carlie J.
Title of chapter School health screening: History, principles and analysis
Title of book School Health Screening Systems
Place of Publication New York, USA
Publisher Nova Science Publishers
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Year available 2014
ISBN 9781631179471
Editor Bradley McPherson
Carlie J. Driscoll
Chapter number 1
Start page 1
End page 22
Total pages 22
Total chapters 11
Language eng
Subjects 3300 Social Sciences
Abstract/Summary For over a century school health services have provided children with an important safety net-identifying those with disorders that may not be readily apparent to parents or teachers, or to the children themselves. These services became more sophisticated over time, with formal screening of targeted age groups of school children for specific disorders replacing the general medical checks of earlier years. Screening tests now are standard procedures in all school health services and tests cover a wide range of disorders. Growth and development, hearing and vision, speech and language, and dental problems are some of the many health issues handled by school health screening systems. Health screening has developed ethical principles that apply to school-based testing and that aid the qualitative evaluation of screening programs. The history of school health screening and the principles that guide school health screening systems are outlined in this chapter. In addition, procedures can be rigorously evaluated using quantitative methodologies that are often specific to the practice of screening. This chapter details these methods and includes examples of screening programs that have been appraised using quantitative techniques. School screening systems have a valued place within both the health care and education sectors. Systems that are constantly reflected upon and critically evaluated will continue to serve our children well, far into the future.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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