Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of School Health Programme Among Secondary School Teachers

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Faculty of Nursing Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Ladoke University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Nigeria


The School Health Program (SHP) is a key component of national health promotion program that reduces the burden of preventable diseases among the school populace. To address this, we set out to determine the knowledge, attitude and practice of school health programs among teachers in selected secondary schools in Ikorodu, Lagos State. A cross-sectional descriptive design was used for this study and a random sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 128 teachers for this study. Instrument used for this study is a self-developed structured questionnaire with a reliability coefficient score of 0.88 and data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings showed that (58.8%) of the respondents' level of knowledge of school health-program is above average and the attitude of teachers towards school health program is negative (25.3%). Also, the level of practice of school health program among the respondents is high (60.2%). In conclusion, the study showed that the respondents are knowledgeable about school health program but the practice is low (40.8%). The governments should place more priority on school health when making and implementing health policies.



Attitude, Knowledge, Practice, School Health, Teachers