Assessment of health and stress levels in school personnel.

M. A. Hoffman, V. S. Freeman, T. M. Kaplan, C. L. Behmer, S. Kangas-Packett

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate current health status and awareness of individual health risk factors of school personnel using a health risk appraisal and select screening tools. One hundred eleven elementary and junior high school faculty and staff participated in a health screening and computerized assessment to evaluate individual health status. Analysis revealed significant findings for cholesterol, HDL cholesterol ratio, mean arterial pressure, and perceived stress. Results from this study will assist school nurses in defining target health behavior areas for health promotion/wellness activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-11
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of School Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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