TITLE

AN ELECTRONIC SYSTEM TO ASSIST SCHOOLS IN DETERMINING THE HEALTH RISK OF STUDENTS

AUTHOR(S)
Villas, Paul; Zhixiang Chen; Ganta, Doreen; Salazar, David
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2006, Vol. 21 Issue 1/2, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The University of Texas-Pan American Border Health Office collaborated to build a web-based information system due to requests by Texas school nurses who were screening children for acanthosis nigricans. Acanthosis nigricansisa black-brown velvety marker that mostly appears on the back of the neck and is associated with hyperinsulinemia and obesity. The system utilized a web browser application. It produce delectronic forms and is interfaced with a statistical analysis program that processed acanthosis nigricans and other obesity related data. Generated data is valuable for school districts as they design health promotion programs to address children's health issues.
ACCESSION #
25219315

 

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