Literature Review

Initiative Description: Systematic review of experimental/quasi-experimental studies of school-environment interventions. Sixteen databases were searched, eliciting 62 329 references which were screened, with included studies quality assessed, data extracted and narratively synthesized.

Study Results: School environment interventions show the potential to improve young people’s health particularly regarding violence, aggression and physical activity.

Reference: Bonell, C., Wells, H., Harden, A., Jamal, F., Fletcher, A., Thomas, J., & … Moore, L. (2013). The effects on student health of interventions modifying the school environment: systematic review. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 67(8), 677-681. doi:10.1136/jech-2012-202247

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good