Ann M. Seppelt

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AIM This article is a report of an international study of barriers to asthma care from the perspectives of school nurses in Reykjavik, Iceland and St. Paul, Minnesota, in the context of their schools, communities and countries. BACKGROUND Globally, asthma affects the health and school performance of many adolescents. School nurses play a key role by(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent evidence demonstrates increasing rates of involvement with violence among adolescent girls. The objective of this study was to describe the types and sources of violence experienced within social contexts of adolescent girls at high risk for pregnancy. METHOD Qualitative data for this analysis are drawn from intervention summary(More)
The purpose of this article is to illustrate strategies used to design and implement a family-centered, participatory action research (PAR) project to meet the asthma information needs identified by English-, Hmong-, and Spanish-speaking parents of preschool children with asthma enrolled in a multisite, urban Head Start program. PAR is an approach that(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop an action plan based on asthma management challenges identified by Head Start teachers in a multisite program. DESIGN AND SAMPLE Qualitative, participatory action research project. Three focus groups were conducted with Head Start teachers (n=14), and 1 with Center managers (n=15) in an urban Midwestern program. MEASURES Brief(More)
AIM To identify and compare how school nurses in Reykjavik, Iceland and St. Paul, Minnesota coordinated care for youth with asthma (ages 10-18) and to develop an asthma school nurse care coordination model. BACKGROUND Little is known about how school nurses coordinate care for youth with asthma in different countries. DESIGN A qualitative descriptive(More)
Prime Time, a youth development intervention, aims to reduce multiple risk behaviors among adolescent girls seeking clinic services who are at high risk for pregnancy. The purpose of the current study was to examine whether Prime Time involvement produced changes in relational aggression, physical violence, and related psychosocial and behavioral outcomes.(More)
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