School-based primary NCD risk reduction: education and public health perspectives.

Show simple item record Bay, Jacqueline en Hipkins, Rosemary en Siddiqi, Kamran en Huque, Rumana en Dixon, Robyn en Shirley, Debra en Tairea, Karen en Yaqona, Delaney en Mason-Jones, Amanda en Vickers, Mark en 2018-11-08T22:18:09Z en 2017-04 en
dc.identifier.issn 0957-4824 en
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dc.description.abstract The rising global burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) has heightened awareness of the necessity for primary risk prevention programmes. These aim to facilitate long-term behaviour changes in children and adolescents that can reduce NCD risk factors and disease onset in later-life. School-based programmes designed to improve childhood and adolescent health behaviours and wellbeing contribute to this; however, design and impact assessment of these is complex. These programmes should be multidisciplinary, utilizing both educational and health expertise. Health outcomes may not be evident in the short term, but may occur with learning-related behaviour modifications, highly effective when sustained over a lifetime. Thus assessment must analyse short-term learning and behaviour impacts as well as long-term capability, behaviour and health outcomes.The focus of assessment measures in the health and education sectors differs and often lacks depth in one or other area. Educators generally focus on identifying evidence of learning related to capability, attitude and/or behaviour changes, while public health practitioners typically focus on health measures (e.g. body mass index (BMI), mental health, or risk behaviours).We argue that multidisciplinary approaches incorporating education and health viewpoints clarify issues relating to the potential value of schools as a setting to facilitate primary NCD risk reduction. To demonstrate this, we need to: 1) build stronger understandings of the features of effective learning for behavioural change and the best way to evaluate these, and 2) convincingly correlate these measures with long-term metabolic health indicators by tracking learner behaviour and health over time. en
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dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Health promotion international en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Chronic Disease en
dc.subject Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice en
dc.subject Health Behavior en
dc.subject Risk Reduction Behavior en
dc.subject Public Health en
dc.subject Primary Prevention en
dc.subject Schools en
dc.subject Adolescent en
dc.title School-based primary NCD risk reduction: education and public health perspectives. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/heapro/daw096 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 369 en
pubs.volume 32 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 28011654 en
pubs.end-page 379 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 604980 en Liggins Institute en Medical and Health Sciences en Nursing en
dc.identifier.eissn 1460-2245 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-12-24 en
pubs.dimensions-id 28011654 en

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