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ID 115773
Author
Araullo, Geraldine Ordonez Department of Muntinlupa Health
Tuliao, Maria Teresa Department of Muntinlupa Health
Yamashita, Tadashi Kobe City College of Nursing
Baua, Elizabeth C. St. Paul University Philippines
Matsuo, Hiroya Kobe University
Keywords
School Nurses
Sexual Health Education
Philippines
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and teenage pregnancy have been increasing among adolescents in the Philippines. School nurses (SNs) are expected to deliver quality healthcare services and provide relevant sexual health education for students. This study explores the current situation of providing sexual health education by SNs in Muntinlupa City toward health promotion and gains understanding of school health issues in the Philippines. This study employed a cross sectional research design using anonymous self-administered questionnaires, which were distributed to 23 SNs. Then, a semi-structured interview was conducted with them in Muntinlupa City. Among the 23 SNs, 30.4% of them were affiliated to high schools. The most frequent health issues experienced by primary school students were malnutrition, gastrointestinal pain due to hunger, upper respiratory tract infection, and poor hygiene. In high schools, the most frequent health issues were poor mental health, malnutrition and early pregnancy. SNs lacked knowledge on STI, mental health, sex education, safe sex, teenage pregnancy and nutritional care for children. In conclusion, SNs lack knowledge about sex education (early pregnancy and STIs) and mental health. Therefore, seminars should be provided for all SNs to gain adequate knowledge and skills to teach students of all types of school.
Journal Title
Universal Journal of Public Health
ISSN
23318880
23318945
Publisher
Horizon Research Publishing
Volume
8
Issue
6
Start Page
185
End Page
192
Published Date
2020
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Copyright©2020 by authors, all rights reserved. Authors agree that this article remains permanently open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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