Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: An educational leaflet containing a range of back care information was designed specifically for a target population group of Year 7 schoolchildren, aged 11 to 12 years, and distributed to Year 7 students (n=682) attending three main secondary education schools in West Sussex during September 2004. A feedback form was used to evaluate the impact of the leaflet on one class in each school (total n=81).

Study Results: Education had immediate positive impact on students’ awareness of the importance of looking after their backs, and achieving positive back‐health.

Reference: Springett, A. G., & Wise, J. M. (2007). Promoting healthy backs in schools an evaluative study. Health Education, 107(5), 463-479.

Level of Evidence: 1 out of 5 stars Fair