The School Health Education Program (SHEP): medical students as health educators.

Victoria Wong, Gwen S. Naguwa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The School Health Education Program (SHEP) is a collaboration of the John A. Burns School of Medicine and the State of Hawai'i Department of Education that was founded to improve the health of Hawai'i's youth. This program allows premedical and medical students (collectively referred to as "medical students" from here on) to serve as health educators for high school students in six priority areas of health education. OBJECTIVES: To confirm the efficacy of this community health partnership program and to determine the factors resulting in its success. METHODS: A total of 1714 students from seven of Hawai'i's public high schools were surveyed for improvement in their content knowledge and decision-making confidence after participating in SHEP presentations. A sub-group of 235 high school students were asked about their comfort level and trust in their interactions with medical students as compared to their health teachers. RESULTS: The knowledge content and confidence in decision making increased significantly after participation in SHEP activities (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-64
Number of pages5
JournalHawaii Medical Journal
Volume69
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Health Educators
School Health Services
Medical Students
Health Education
Students
Premedical Students
Decision Making
Health
State Medicine
Burns
Education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

The School Health Education Program (SHEP) : medical students as health educators. / Wong, Victoria; Naguwa, Gwen S.

In: Hawaii Medical Journal, Vol. 69, No. 3, 03.2010, p. 60-64.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wong, Victoria ; Naguwa, Gwen S. / The School Health Education Program (SHEP) : medical students as health educators. In: Hawaii Medical Journal. 2010 ; Vol. 69, No. 3. pp. 60-64.
@article{1bb83a194dcb4a29a120d0628f647616,
title = "The School Health Education Program (SHEP): medical students as health educators.",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: The School Health Education Program (SHEP) is a collaboration of the John A. Burns School of Medicine and the State of Hawai'i Department of Education that was founded to improve the health of Hawai'i's youth. This program allows premedical and medical students (collectively referred to as {"}medical students{"} from here on) to serve as health educators for high school students in six priority areas of health education. OBJECTIVES: To confirm the efficacy of this community health partnership program and to determine the factors resulting in its success. METHODS: A total of 1714 students from seven of Hawai'i's public high schools were surveyed for improvement in their content knowledge and decision-making confidence after participating in SHEP presentations. A sub-group of 235 high school students were asked about their comfort level and trust in their interactions with medical students as compared to their health teachers. RESULTS: The knowledge content and confidence in decision making increased significantly after participation in SHEP activities (p",
author = "Victoria Wong and Naguwa, {Gwen S.}",
year = "2010",
month = "3",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "69",
pages = "60--64",
journal = "Hawai'i journal of medicine & public health : a journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health",
issn = "2165-8218",
publisher = "University Clinical, Education & Research Associates (UCERA)",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The School Health Education Program (SHEP)

T2 - medical students as health educators.

AU - Wong, Victoria

AU - Naguwa, Gwen S.

PY - 2010/3

Y1 - 2010/3

N2 - BACKGROUND: The School Health Education Program (SHEP) is a collaboration of the John A. Burns School of Medicine and the State of Hawai'i Department of Education that was founded to improve the health of Hawai'i's youth. This program allows premedical and medical students (collectively referred to as "medical students" from here on) to serve as health educators for high school students in six priority areas of health education. OBJECTIVES: To confirm the efficacy of this community health partnership program and to determine the factors resulting in its success. METHODS: A total of 1714 students from seven of Hawai'i's public high schools were surveyed for improvement in their content knowledge and decision-making confidence after participating in SHEP presentations. A sub-group of 235 high school students were asked about their comfort level and trust in their interactions with medical students as compared to their health teachers. RESULTS: The knowledge content and confidence in decision making increased significantly after participation in SHEP activities (p

AB - BACKGROUND: The School Health Education Program (SHEP) is a collaboration of the John A. Burns School of Medicine and the State of Hawai'i Department of Education that was founded to improve the health of Hawai'i's youth. This program allows premedical and medical students (collectively referred to as "medical students" from here on) to serve as health educators for high school students in six priority areas of health education. OBJECTIVES: To confirm the efficacy of this community health partnership program and to determine the factors resulting in its success. METHODS: A total of 1714 students from seven of Hawai'i's public high schools were surveyed for improvement in their content knowledge and decision-making confidence after participating in SHEP presentations. A sub-group of 235 high school students were asked about their comfort level and trust in their interactions with medical students as compared to their health teachers. RESULTS: The knowledge content and confidence in decision making increased significantly after participation in SHEP activities (p

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77952478464&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77952478464&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 20397504

AN - SCOPUS:77952478464

VL - 69

SP - 60

EP - 64

JO - Hawai'i journal of medicine & public health : a journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health

JF - Hawai'i journal of medicine & public health : a journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health

SN - 2165-8218

IS - 3

ER -