School nurse assessment of primary school children: Analysis of data from the school entrant health questionnaire

Gay A. Edgecombe, Kay C. Avant, Patrick Griffin, Karen Corneille

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The School Entrant Health Questionnaire (SEHQ) has been used by the School Nursing Program in Victoria since April, 1997. The SEHQ assists school nurses in developing a health profile of primary grade children and in discriminating between children with problems and children without problems. The SEHQ assesses children in 11 domains: general health, medications, immunisations, dental health, speech/language, hearing, vision, disabilities, general development, behaviour and emotional well-being, and family stress. The SEHQ was found to be reliable and valid, and to provide an excellent means of distinguishing between students who had problems and needed intervention and those who did not. This paper presents an analysis of data from the first testing of the SEHQ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-50
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998



  • Child health
  • Questionnaire
  • School health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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