Workshop of adolescents. Experience on health education in high school
Reference of this article: Parra Martínez MI, Marín Orzanco P, Sánchez García AI, Rodrigo Sánchez L, López Casares C, Santamaría Herrero M, et al. Workshop of adolescents. Experience on health education in high school. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2003;5:41-51.
Published in Internet: 31-03-2003
Adolescence is a stage of life exposed to high risk situations and proved to high risk behaviour
due to its social, biological and psycological characteristics. These factors affect the
morbidity and mortality rates.
Unfortunaly, pregnancy, eating disorders, psyco-social disorders, accidents, drug abuse
and sexually transmitted diseases are becoming more and more prevelent with this age
group, with high incidence rate.
As members of Primary Practices we recommend that a health education program be
installed in local schools to decrease the risk of this factors.
Because of this, two experiments, with four groups of students aged 16 and 14 in the
years 1999 and 2001 respectively, were executed at Príncipe Felipe High School, located
on Finisterre St, in Barrio del Pilar, Madrid ?pertaining to Health Area V?.
Two coordinators and four observants, a coordinator/observant by group formed the
group of educators and have detailed Health Education and ?Communal Intervention
Plans? along with adecuate experience working in groups.
Former program of comunity intervention ?Programa de Intervención con Adolescentes
de la Metodología de los Procesos Correctores Comunitarios? was modified in order to
work against eating disorders.
A positive effect on the enrichment of health education as a result of these activities,
furthers the need to increment these activities in local schools immediately.
Keywords● Adolescence ● Communal Intervention Plans ● Health education