The effects on student health of interventions modifying the school environment: systematic review

C Bonell, H Wells, A Harden, F Jamal, Adam Fletcher, J Thomas, Rona M Campbell, M Petticrew, M Whitehead, S Murphy, Laurence Moore

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Abstract

Owing to the limited effectiveness of traditional health education curricula in schools, there is increasing interest in interventions aiming to promote young people's health by modifying the school environment. Existing systematic reviews cannot determine whether environmental intervention is effective because they examine interventions combining environmental modifications and traditional health education. This gap is significant because school-environment interventions are complex to implement and may be sidelined in underfunded and attainment-focused school systems without evidence to support such an approach. This systematic review examined the effectiveness of school-environment interventions without health-education components on student health and inequalities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-681
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Volume67
Issue number8
Early online date16 May 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

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