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REMEMBER!

There are different steps on how to manage personal health issues and concerns:

1. Developing self- management skills


a. Proper Nutrition
b. Proper Hygiene
c. Regular physical activity
d. Enough rest and sleep
e. Good posture

2. Undergoing health assessment procedures


a. Height and weight measurement
b. Breast self- examination
c. Hearing Test
d. Vision screening
e. Health and dental examination

3. Utilizing school and community health resources


a. Medical professionals
b. Health facilities
c. School clinic
d. Barangay health station/ rural health unit

Self- management means being able to manage daily tasks to live well with one or more acute
conditions. It means having the skills and confidence to take charge of your medical needs, your
everyday roles and responsibilities, and your emotion. You are able to live a healthy life with your
health conditions.

You will also learn new tools and strategies to break the cycle of symptoms such as fatigue, pain,
depression, stress and anxiety that can result from having acute conditions.

These tools include:


physical activities
healthy eating
managing pain and fatigue
managing stress
understanding emotions
communication skills
working effectively with health care professionals

HEALTH ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES


Health assessment is a series of procedures to assess or determine the health status of
students. The health status of student is determined through the use of teachers observation,
screening test, health histories, medical and dental, and psychological evaluations.

PROCEDURES IN HEALTH APPRAISAL


1. Screening- determines the potential health implications of the policy
2. Scoping- key health issues and public concerns are identified that should be considered the
assessment. Health determinants that may be include factors such as the social and physical
environment, personal or family circumstances.

3. Appraisal- within the defined scopes, available evidence is gathered and used to estimate the
potential health gains or losses.
Height and weight- is being monitored during puberty to know the growth of a child and also to get
to it BMI to describe the bodys condition.

School Vision Screenings are important and can help detect eye conditions that are defined as
commonly occurring, meaning that they occur in more than 1% of the target population. Early
detection of vision problems has a demonstrated impact on quality of life for students, especially in
the case of color- blindness, which is not often assessed in any other venue except as necessary for
entry into certain occupations.