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Enfermería Global

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MENA TUDELA, D.  and  PINA ROMERO, J.A.. Needs for Health Education in the Second Cycle of Secondary Education. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.26, pp.102-116. ISSN 1695-6141.

Aims: This article addresses the aims of analyzing the needs felt and perceived by students and teachers of second cycle of ESO in terms of Health Education (HE) and to develop and validate a questionnaire designed to measure students' perceived needs in the second cycle of ESO regarding this matter. Methodology: We develop a descriptive study of ecological design that analyzes a cross-section. Cronbach's α gives a final result of 0.70. KMO and Bartlett's test invites us to make factor analysis to test the construct validity. Qualitative variables are dealt with are frequencies and percentages for each variable and hypothesis testing using Chi-square test (α error of 5%). Findings: Statistical analysis has validated a questionnaire to measure students' perceived needs in HE. The topics students wish to learn about are food, drugs, exercise, alcohol and obesity and/or weight problems. Moreover, among teachers 2 difficulties of providing HE were raised: lack of knowledge and having to develop additional teaching material. The best person to inform HE teachers and students is the community nurse. Conclusions: The knowledge of the HE needs of students and teachers of this cycle promotes the work of the community nurse when delivering HE in the institutes.

Keywords : Health education; secondary education; felt needs.

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