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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

Print version ISSN 1413-8123On-line version ISSN 1678-4561

Abstract

MACIEL, Ethel Leonor Noia et al. Project Learning Health in School: the experience of positive impact on the quality of life and health determinants of members of a community school in Vitória, Espírito Santo State. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.2, pp.389-396. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232010000200014.

A descriptive study, using a quantitative approach to evaluate the strategies carried through by nurses in a school environment of a Municipal Center of Children Education, through the Project of Extension Learning Health in the School, and still to analyze the profile of the children attended. The research was carried through with a sample of 350 nursing attendances. We verify that in 10 pupils had been found suggestive corporal lesions of family violence/negligence. They were registered educative activities, involving the following subjects: dengue, personal hygiene, parasitosis and the destination of the solid residues. We evidence that 4.6% of the children attended were unfed, and that 6.4% were in nutritional risk, and that 80% of children did not presented an adequate oral hygiene, demonstrated through the presence of caries. In the evaluation of the professors about the performance of the project it was possible to identify stories on the reduction of the episodes of domestic violence against the child. The Project has provided to the action of the Interdisciplinary work favoring the health promotion activities having the school as a space of the Basic Attention, and need to be understood as a motivator nucleus of the participatory performance of the health professionals in the pertaining to school community.

Keywords : Health promotion; School health; Children´s health.

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