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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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A Descriptive Study to Assess the Availability and Utilization of School Health Services in Government Schools as Reported by the School Health Nurses Working Under School Health Scheme in New Delhi

Feba. T. Andrews, Anney Avarachan, Jincy Daniel

Abstract: A descriptive study was conducted by Ms. Feba T Andrews towards the partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science in Nursing at Holy Family College of Nursing, University of Delhi during the year 2016- 2018. The study aims to determine school health services available, its utilization in Government schools in Delhi. The objective of the study were (I) To assess the availability of School Health Services in selected Government schools as reported by School Health Nurses working under School Health Scheme in New Delhi. (II) To assess the utilization of School Health Services in selected Government schools as reported by School Health Nurses working under School Health Scheme in New Delhi. The research study was quantitative research, which used General System model as conceptual framework. 60 School Health Nurses under School health scheme working in Government Schools were taken as sample. Sampling technique used was Multistage Sampling- Convenient sampling for selecting School Health Nurses and Simple random sampling for selecting schools under each School Health Nurse. The tool used was a questionnaire and record analysis. The content validity of the tool was done by 9 experts. Data collection was from 18/12/2017 to 15/02/2018. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Majority of the schools were having 100 % availability in terms of Mid Day Meal facilities, using Internet as a source of material for health education, covering environmental hygiene, diet and nutrition, prevention and control of communicable and non communicable diseases, training students and schools personnel’s for First Aid and Emergency care, screening of refractive errors by refractionist, provision of Dental health services and maintenance of cumulative health record. In terms of Utilization, all the Schools were having high utilization in terms of Mid Day Meal Programme, Health Education and Medical Examination for School students.

Keywords: School Health Scheme, Health appraisals, General System model, Multistage Sampling


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