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Vol. 23, Suppl. 1, 2014
Issue release date: April 2014
Section title: Review

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Med Princ Pract 2014;23(suppl 1):24-31
(DOI:10.1159/000354172)

World Health Organization Approaches for Surveys of Health Behaviour among Schoolchildren and for Health-Promoting Schools

Honkala S.
Department of Developmental and Preventive Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Health Sciences Centre, Kuwait University, Jabriya, Kuwait

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Abstract

Adolescents make up about one-sixth of the world's population. Most of the healthy and detrimental habits are adopted during childhood and adolescence. In the mid 1980s, a cross-national Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) survey was created to increase information about the well-being, health behaviours and social context of young people by using standard school-based questionnaires adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) European office. The European Network of Health-Promoting Schools (HPS) was commenced in 1992, followed by the establishment of the WHO Global School Health Initiative in 1995. The initiative aims to improve the health of students, school personnel, families and other members of the community through schools by mobilizing and strengthening health promotion and educational activities at local, national, regional and global levels. The HBSC and HPS programmes have been accepted as activity areas for the WHO Collaborating Centre for Primary Oral Health Care in Kuwait. This article describes the HBSC and the HPS programmes and discusses the importance of establishing these programmes in Kuwait.


  

Author Contacts

Assoc. Prof. Sisko Honkala
Department of Developmental and Preventive Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry, Health Sciences Centre, Kuwait University
PO Box 24923, Jabriya, Safat 13110 (Kuwait)
E-Mail sisko@hsc.edu.kw

  

Article Information

Received: January 29, 2013
Accepted: May 27, 2013
Published online: August 15, 2013
Number of Print Pages : 8
Number of Figures : 2, Number of Tables : 1, Number of References : 48

  

Publication Details

Medical Principles and Practice (International Journal of the Kuwait University Health Sciences Centre)

Vol. 23, No. Suppl. 1, Year 2014 (Cover Date: April 2014)

Journal Editor: Owunwanne A. ()
ISSN: 1011-7571 (Print), eISSN: 1423-0151 (Online)

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Received: 1/29/2013 8:59:56 AM
Accepted: 5/27/2013
Published online: 8/15/2013

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1011-7571 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0151 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/MPP


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