Research Article
Volume 2 Issue 1 - 2020
Assessment of the Quality of School Health Services and School Environment in Governmental Schools at Khan Younis and Rafah Governorates, Palestine
Naji M Abu Luli1, Zeyad Abu Heen2, Ayman Abu Mustafa3* and Yousef Aljeesh4
1Clinical Instructor, Palestine College of Nursing, Ministry of Health, Gaza, Palestine
2Department of Environment and Earth Sciences, Islamic University, Gaza, Palestine
3Palestine College of Nursing, Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Palestine
4Faculty of Nursing, Islamic University, Gaza, Palestine
*Corresponding Author: Ayman Abu Mustafa, Palestine College of Nursing, Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Palestine.
Received: November 05, 2019; Published: December 10, 2019




Abstract

Background: This study is considered one of the most important studies that should be highlighted in order to raise the developmental level of the state in all fields, especially the educational institutions, since the child today is the man of the future and for this the government should pay great attention to his health.

Objectives: this study aimed at assessing the quality of school health services and school health environment in governmental schools at Khan Younis and Rafah Governorates.

Methods: The researcher used the descriptive analytical design in the study. Since population size is relatively small, the researcher considered the population as the sample of study (census), which consists of the school health coordinators in governmental schools at Khan Younis and Rafah Governorates whose number (97). The researcher used a questionnaire for the school health coordinators whose number (97. The researcher verified the validity and reliability of study tool.

Results: The findings of the study indicated that the level of implementing health services in governmental schools at Khan Younis and Rafah Governorates was very good with weight mean 85.6%, moreover, the level of the school health environment was very good with weighted mean 84.4%.

Conclusion: The field of school health services in the governmental schools at Khan Younis and Rafah Governorates is high quality but needs some recommendations as appointing a resident nurse for each group of near schools to deal with emergencies occurring at these schools, support the school health team with modern equipment, and improving the environment services of the school, especially with regard to water center and daily supervision and provision of supplies.

Keywords: Quality; School Health Services; Khan Younis; Rafah

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Citation: Naji Abu Luli., et al. “Assessment of the Quality of School Health Services and School Environment in Governmental Schools at Khan Younis and Rafah Governorates, Palestine”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.1 (2020): 01-08.

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