Evaluation of School Health Surveillance System characteristics in Baghdad Governorate

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26/5/2014 10:17 AM

Evaluation of School Health Surveillance System characteristics in Baghdad Governorate



Ali H. Musa, B.CS. *
Mohammed F. Kalifa, PhD **
* Academic nurse, Nursing Department, Ministry of Health
**Professor, Community Health Nursing Department, College of Nursing, University of Baghdad


Abstract

Objectives: Evaluation of school health surveillance system with Indicate the level of usefulness of this system, in addition to Describe the system. Methodology: A probability multistage sample of (54) subjects which is selected the school health units from the health institutions. Questionnaire has been divided into three main parts consist, form(A) especially for health directorate, form (B) for health sectors, and form (C) for primary health care centers; each form contains the basic components, structure, process, outcome, total items of questionnaire was ( 74) items.
Results: The study results indicate that the system is average adequacy, simple, moderately flexible, highly acceptance, representative, low utility and unstable system.
Recommendation: The study recommended computerizing the system data as addition to manual documentation. Statisticians may coordinate the monthly surveillance forms. Involving all health institutions and centers related to school health in the surveillance system program.
Key Word: Evaluation, school health, surveillance system.




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