Journal article

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

C Bonell, H Wells, A Harden, F Jamal, A Fletcher, J Thomas, R Campbell, M Petticrew, M Whitehead, S Murphy, L Moore

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: 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-enviro..

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This project was funded by the National Institute for Health Research Public Health Research (NIHR PHR) Programme (project number 09/3002/08). Visit the PHR Programme website for more information. The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the PHR Programme, NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health.