An exploration of factors that influence the regular consumption of water by Irish primary school children.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302734
Title:
An exploration of factors that influence the regular consumption of water by Irish primary school children.
Authors:
Molloy, C Johnston; Gandy, J; Cunningham, C; Slattery, Glennon
Affiliation:
Community Nutrition & Dietetic Service, Health Service Executive-Dublin Mid-Leinster, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland. charlotte.johnston@hse.ie
Citation:
An exploration of factors that influence the regular consumption of water by Irish primary school children. 2008, 21 (5):512-5 J Hum Nutr Diet
Publisher:
Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association
Journal:
Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association
Issue Date:
Oct-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302734
PubMed ID:
18833589
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18833589
Abstract:
Inadequate hydration has been linked to many factors that may impact on children's education and health. Teachers play an important role in the education and behaviour of children. Previous research has demonstrated low water intake amongst children and negative teachers' attitudes to water in the classroom. The present study aimed to explore teachers' knowledge about water and the perceived barriers to allowing children access to water during lesson time.; In-depth interviews were conducted with 12 teachers from primary schools in the Midlands of Ireland. Interviews were continued until there was saturation of the data. Thematic analysis of the data was conducted.; Participants had a poor knowledge of hydration requirements and the associated health benefits and effect on concentration. Low water intake amongst teachers and pupils, and barriers such as disruption to class and increased need to urinate, were reported. Teachers identified the hydration effect on learning as the education message most likely to influence the decision to allow water in the classroom.; The issues, opinions and perceived barriers raised by teachers as part of this qualitative research provide a basis for future health promotion around water.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
BACKGROUND: Inadequate hydration has been linked to many factors that may impact on children's education and health. Teachers play an important role in the education and behaviour of children. Previous research has demonstrated low water intake amongst children and negative teachers' attitudes to water in the classroom. The present study aimed to explore teachers' knowledge about water and the perceived barriers to allowing children access to water during lesson time. METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with 12 teachers from primary schools in the Midlands of Ireland. Interviews were continued until there was saturation of the data. Thematic analysis of the data was conducted. RESULTS: Participants had a poor knowledge of hydration requirements and the associated health benefits and effect on concentration. Low water intake amongst teachers and pupils, and barriers such as disruption to class and increased need to urinate, were reported. Teachers identified the hydration effect on learning as the education message most likely to influence the decision to allow water in the classroom. CONCLUSIONS: The issues, opinions and perceived barriers raised by teachers as part of this qualitative research provide a basis for future health promotion around water.
Keywords:
WATER; HEALTH PROMOTION; CHILD
MeSH:
Attitude to Health; Child; Cognition; Dehydration; Drinking; Faculty; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Health Promotion; Humans; Ireland; Learning; Schools
ISSN:
1365-277X

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMolloy, C Johnstonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGandy, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSlattery, Glennonen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-04T15:40:21Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-04T15:40:21Z-
dc.date.issued2008-10-
dc.identifier.citationAn exploration of factors that influence the regular consumption of water by Irish primary school children. 2008, 21 (5):512-5 J Hum Nutr Dieten_GB
dc.identifier.issn1365-277X-
dc.identifier.pmid18833589-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302734-
dc.descriptionBACKGROUND: Inadequate hydration has been linked to many factors that may impact on children's education and health. Teachers play an important role in the education and behaviour of children. Previous research has demonstrated low water intake amongst children and negative teachers' attitudes to water in the classroom. The present study aimed to explore teachers' knowledge about water and the perceived barriers to allowing children access to water during lesson time. METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with 12 teachers from primary schools in the Midlands of Ireland. Interviews were continued until there was saturation of the data. Thematic analysis of the data was conducted. RESULTS: Participants had a poor knowledge of hydration requirements and the associated health benefits and effect on concentration. Low water intake amongst teachers and pupils, and barriers such as disruption to class and increased need to urinate, were reported. Teachers identified the hydration effect on learning as the education message most likely to influence the decision to allow water in the classroom. CONCLUSIONS: The issues, opinions and perceived barriers raised by teachers as part of this qualitative research provide a basis for future health promotion around water.en_GB
dc.description.abstractInadequate hydration has been linked to many factors that may impact on children's education and health. Teachers play an important role in the education and behaviour of children. Previous research has demonstrated low water intake amongst children and negative teachers' attitudes to water in the classroom. The present study aimed to explore teachers' knowledge about water and the perceived barriers to allowing children access to water during lesson time.-
dc.description.abstractIn-depth interviews were conducted with 12 teachers from primary schools in the Midlands of Ireland. Interviews were continued until there was saturation of the data. Thematic analysis of the data was conducted.-
dc.description.abstractParticipants had a poor knowledge of hydration requirements and the associated health benefits and effect on concentration. Low water intake amongst teachers and pupils, and barriers such as disruption to class and increased need to urinate, were reported. Teachers identified the hydration effect on learning as the education message most likely to influence the decision to allow water in the classroom.-
dc.description.abstractThe issues, opinions and perceived barriers raised by teachers as part of this qualitative research provide a basis for future health promotion around water.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Associationen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18833589en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Associationen_GB
dc.subjectWATERen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH PROMOTIONen_GB
dc.subjectCHILDen_GB
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshCognition-
dc.subject.meshDehydration-
dc.subject.meshDrinking-
dc.subject.meshFaculty-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshHealth Promotion-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshLearning-
dc.subject.meshSchools-
dc.titleAn exploration of factors that influence the regular consumption of water by Irish primary school children.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCommunity Nutrition & Dietetic Service, Health Service Executive-Dublin Mid-Leinster, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland. charlotte.johnston@hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Associationen_GB
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