Knowledge and View of Teacher Regarding School Health Program in Two Localities Khartoum, Sudan2019

Saadia A. G.

Abstract


Schools are important settings for comprehensive health promotion. School exerts the most influence on the lives of children and youth. Schools can play a key role in supporting students’ health ‘extension, the health of their families and communities. School health program( SHP) is designed to promote the optimal physical, emotional, social and educational development of students. Teachers play a major role in the promotion and successful implementation of the Program. This study aimed to determine teacher’s knowledge and view about school health program. This cross sectional descriptive study was conducted in primary schools among 201 school teachers. Two school were selected randomly and was used to select teachers in each Locality area. Data were collected using interview questionnaires and analyzed using suitable statistical methods. The results shows that school teacher’s knowledge about school health program was 47 %. Their knowledge about School health Environmental, service, education, home and community relationship and feeding and food safety (55.75%, 52.3%, 24.3, 34.2, and44.3%) respectively .their view about SHP 77.6% of the participant think that SHP was very important. There was no statistically significant relation between age of the participants, gender, education level and experiences to their knowledge. In conclusions; the study shows that knowledge of school teacher regarding school health program was poor but they had positive view about program. There was no statistically significant relation between age of  the participant, gender, education level and experiences to their knowledge.


Keywords


School health; teachers; primary school; knowledge.

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