2016 Volume 2 Issue 2 Pages 91-104
Growth disorder is an important problem in child health. School nurses are responsible for child health management in elementary schools; although this task is important, it is also difficult.
In the present study, we aimed to develop a support system for school nurses performing this task. First, we focused on the screening process for growth disorders, and developed a method to identify these conditions regardless of the differences of in their ability, by using height data of approximately 400 students from the fourth to sixth grades in elementary school. Second, we evaluated the process of examining the condition in each child after screening. Finally, we developed a supporting tool that school nurses can use, in practice. This system could help school nurses in managing children health. With regard to the next step in this research, we plan to design a multiple health care management system by introducing a new indicator involving both height and weight data.