Research

Below is a list of key research related to attendance for Health Issues

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Elementary School Nurse Interventions: Attendance and Health Outcomes

Weismuller, Penny C., et al. Elementary School Nurse Interventions: Attendance and Health Outcomes, The Journal of School Nursing, April 2007; vol. 23, 2: pp. 111-118. Regular school attendance is a necessary part of the learning process; student absenteeism has a direct association with poor academic performance. School nurses can influence student attendance. This study describes the impact of school nurse…
Published:   April 2007

Impact of Particulate Matter Exposure and Surrounding “Greenness” on Chronic Absenteeism in Massachusetts Public Schools

MacNaughton, Pier, Erika Eitland, et. al., International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, February 2017. Researchers examined the impact two environmental factors, on chronic absenteeism in schools in Massachusetts. They found that improvements in green space and air pollution surrounding schools may result in reductions of chronically absent students, when controlled for other social factors.
Published:   February 2017

Parental Depressive Symptoms and Children’s School Attendance and Emergency Department Use: A Nationally Representative Study

Guevara, James P., David Mandell, Shooshan Danagoulian, Maternal and Child Health Journal August 2013. Using a secondary analysis of the 1997–2004 National Health Interview Survey, researchers assessed the association between parental depressive symptoms and school attendance and emergency department use among children with and without chronic health conditions. The results suggest the importance of measuring depressive symptoms among adult caregivers…
Published:   August 2013

School Absenteeism Among Children Living With Smokers

Levy, Douglas E., Jonathan P. Winickoff, and Nancy A. Rigotti. Pediatrics: Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, September 2, 2011. Children of parents who smoke have worse attendance than their peers with healthier parents, according to this study. Researchers looked at data from the 2005 National Health Interview Survey to assess the relationship between adult-reported household tobacco use…
Published:   September 2011

State of Chronic Absenteeism and School Health: A Preliminary Review for the Baltimore Community

The Baltimore Student Attendance Campaign and Elev8 Baltimore, April 2012. To address the problem of health-related absenteeism, Elev8 Baltimore and the Baltimore Student Attendance Campaign collaborated to prepare a preliminary review of absenteeism and school-based health services (referred to in this report as school health) in Baltimore City. This review aims to analyze existing data, policies, and programs to create…
Published:   April 2012

The Effects of Maternal Depression on Child Outcomes during the First Years of Formal Schooling

Claessens, Amy, Mimi Engel, F. Chris Curran. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 3rd quarter, 2015. Using a nationally representative sample of nearly 17,000 children, researchers examine the association between the timing, persistence, and severity of maternal depression, measured in kindergarten and third grade, and children’s school behaviors, academic achievement, and school absences in third and fifth grades. Results indicate that persistent…
Published:   September 2014

Unaffordable Dental Care Is Linked to Frequent School Absences

Pourat, Nadereh and Gina Nicholson. UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, November 2009. Tooth decay is the single most common chronic disease of childhood and affects nearly 60% of children in the United States. In 2007, approximately 7% of school-age children in California missed at least one day of school due to a dental problem. The ability to afford needed…
Published:   November 2009
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