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The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children WHO Collaborative Cross-National (HBSC) Study: Origins, concept, history and development 1982-2008.

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dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-23T13:18:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-23T13:18:22Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06-04
dc.identifier.citation Currie, C, Nic Gabhainn, S. Godeau, E, & the International HBSC Network Coordinating Committee 2009. The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children WHO Collaborative Cross-National (HBSC) Study: Origins, concept, history and development 1982-2008. International Journal of Public Health, 54, s131-139. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 10.1007/s00038-009-5404-x
dc.identifier.issn 1661-8564
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2791
dc.description.abstract This paper traces the history of the HBSC study from its origins in the early 1980's to the present day describing how it was first conceptualised scientifically and how this influenced issues of study design. The challenges of managing a cross-national study are explained as are changes and adaptations over time with growth of the study from 3 to over forty country members. The key partnership with the World Health Organisation and its benefits are presented. With developments in scientific management and theoretical perspectives, HBSC has made a substantial contribution to the area of youth health. The last decade has seen increased dissemination to policy makers and evidence that scientific information arising from the study has influenced strategic policy development and practical health improvement programmes. This paper considers some of the key success factors and challenges for the study as it attempts to maximise its scientific output and channels the research findings into health improvement for young people. Future challenges for the study are also considered. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.subject Medicine en_US
dc.subject Health en_US
dc.subject Health Promotion en_US
dc.title The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children WHO Collaborative Cross-National (HBSC) Study: Origins, concept, history and development 1982-2008. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-009-5404-x en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US

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