Community based education programs and community partnerships are crucial for attaining the objectives of Healthy People 2010. The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine the health promotion needs of urban middle school students from the perspective of the participants in a health promotion partnership project. A convenience sample of 161 urban middle school students participated in the study. A Likert scale of health promotion topics was used for data collection. Findings from the study indicated that urban middle school students have a major interest in finding out more about hair care, safety issues, and prevention of infection. Students expressed a need for more information about issues related to why people use drugs, feelings about self, feelings of sadness and worry, and feelings about death. Important variations were found in the priority of interest in topics among the three grades. The researchers concluded that the psychosocial health promotion needs of urban middle school students should be explored further.
B. Adderley-Kelly, P. M. Green
Journal of National Black Nurses' Association : JNBNA