A systematic review of the role of school-based healthcare in adolescent sexual, reproductive, and mental health

 

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dc.contributor.author Mason-Jones, Amanda en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Crisp, Carolyn en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Momberg, Mariette en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Koech, Joy en_ZA
dc.contributor.author De Koker, Petra en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Mathews, Cathy en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-18T03:56:58Z
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dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mason-Jones, A. J., Crisp, C., Momberg, M., Koech, J., De Koker, P., & Mathews, C. (2012). A systematic review of the role of school-based healthcare in adolescent sexual, reproductive, and mental health. Systematic reviews, 1(1), 1-13. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15070
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2046-4053-1-49
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Accessible sexual, reproductive, and mental healthcare services are crucial for adolescent health and wellbeing. It has been reported that school-based healthcare (SBHC) has the potential to improve the availability of services particularly for young people who are normally underserved. Locating health services in schools has the potential to reduce transport costs, increase accessibility and provide links between schools and communities. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was undertaken. Pubmed, Psychinfo, Psychnet, Cochrane CENTRAL, and Web of Science were searched for English language papers published between January 1990 and March 2012RESULTS:Twenty-seven studies were found which fitted the criteria, of which, all but one were from North America. Only three measured adolescent sexual, reproductive, or mental health outcomes related to SBHC and none of the studies were randomized controlled trials. The remaining studies explored accessibility of services and clinic utilization or described pertinent contextual factors. CONCLUSIONS: There is a paucity of high quality research which evaluates SBHC and its effects on adolescent sexual, reproductive, and mental health. However, there is evidence that SBHC is popular with young people, and provides important mental and reproductive health services. Services also appear to have cost benefits in terms of adolescent health and society as a whole by reducing health disparities and attendance at secondary care facilities. However, clearer definitions of what constitutes SBHC and more high quality research is urgently needed. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.publisher BioMed Central Ltd en_ZA
dc.rights This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License en_ZA
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dc.source Systematic Reviews en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.systematicreviewsjournal.com/ en_ZA
dc.subject.other School-based health care en_ZA
dc.subject.other School-based health clinics en_ZA
dc.subject.other Adolescent en_ZA
dc.subject.other Adolescent health services en_ZA
dc.subject.other School-based health centers en_ZA
dc.subject.other Sexual and reproductive health en_ZA
dc.subject.other Mental health en_ZA
dc.subject.other Systematic review en_ZA
dc.title A systematic review of the role of school-based healthcare in adolescent sexual, reproductive, and mental health en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.rights.holder 2012 Mason-Jones et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Women's Health Research Unit en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Mason-Jones, A., Crisp, C., Momberg, M., Koech, J., De Koker, P., & Mathews, C. (2012). A systematic review of the role of school-based healthcare in adolescent sexual, reproductive, and mental health. <i>Systematic Reviews</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15070 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Mason-Jones, Amanda, Carolyn Crisp, Mariette Momberg, Joy Koech, Petra De Koker, and Cathy Mathews "A systematic review of the role of school-based healthcare in adolescent sexual, reproductive, and mental health." <i>Systematic Reviews</i> (2012) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15070 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Mason-Jones A, Crisp C, Momberg M, Koech J, De Koker P, Mathews C. A systematic review of the role of school-based healthcare in adolescent sexual, reproductive, and mental health. Systematic Reviews. 2012; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15070. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Mason-Jones, Amanda AU - Crisp, Carolyn AU - Momberg, Mariette AU - Koech, Joy AU - De Koker, Petra AU - Mathews, Cathy AB - BACKGROUND: Accessible sexual, reproductive, and mental healthcare services are crucial for adolescent health and wellbeing. It has been reported that school-based healthcare (SBHC) has the potential to improve the availability of services particularly for young people who are normally underserved. Locating health services in schools has the potential to reduce transport costs, increase accessibility and provide links between schools and communities. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was undertaken. Pubmed, Psychinfo, Psychnet, Cochrane CENTRAL, and Web of Science were searched for English language papers published between January 1990 and March 2012RESULTS:Twenty-seven studies were found which fitted the criteria, of which, all but one were from North America. Only three measured adolescent sexual, reproductive, or mental health outcomes related to SBHC and none of the studies were randomized controlled trials. The remaining studies explored accessibility of services and clinic utilization or described pertinent contextual factors. CONCLUSIONS: There is a paucity of high quality research which evaluates SBHC and its effects on adolescent sexual, reproductive, and mental health. However, there is evidence that SBHC is popular with young people, and provides important mental and reproductive health services. Services also appear to have cost benefits in terms of adolescent health and society as a whole by reducing health disparities and attendance at secondary care facilities. However, clearer definitions of what constitutes SBHC and more high quality research is urgently needed. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DO - 10.1186/2046-4053-1-49 DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Systematic Reviews LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - A systematic review of the role of school-based healthcare in adolescent sexual, reproductive, and mental health TI - A systematic review of the role of school-based healthcare in adolescent sexual, reproductive, and mental health UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15070 ER - en_ZA


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