Os hábitos de saúde dos adolescentes
: a realidade numa instituição de ensino particular

  • Renata Catarina Alves Brito (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Health promotion in schools is a subject of increasing importance because this is a site with resources for their implementation and in childhood and youth that are established habits that will last throughout life. The nurse is a key element in its implementation and to implement relevant interventions should know the habits and characteristics of its target population. We developed a descriptive exploratory study in order to meet the health habits of 227 high school students of the Colégio Luso-Francês. The data collection method used was the questionnaire. The results revealed that: a) students have good eating habits, physical activity and oral health, b) sleep habits, although adequate to be promoted; c) a significant percentage of students have behaviors that put at risk security; d) most of the students mention consuming substances (alcohol, tobacco and drugs) although they do occasionally e) the situations of violence are rare; f) behavior regarding sexual and reproductive health, although encouraging, need intervention. It was concluded that priority areas are safety, fuel consumption and sexual and reproductive health.
Date of AwardMay 2012
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMargarida Maria Vieira (Supervisor) & Constança Festas (Co-Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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