Howard Taras, MD, Professor, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Division of Community Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, Gilman Drive #0927, La Jolla, CA 92093–0927
Chronic Health Conditions and Student Performance at School
Version of Record online: 9 OCT 2009
2005 American School Health Association
Journal of School Health
Volume 75, Issue 7, pages 255–266, September 2005
How to Cite
Taras, H. and Potts-Datema, W. (2005), Chronic Health Conditions and Student Performance at School. Journal of School Health, 75: 255–266. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2005.tb06686.x
This article is 1 of 6 articles that are part of a project of the National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety (NCCSHS). This NCCSHS project was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education, and US Department of Agriculture. Opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily shared by these federal agencies or other institutions that comprise NCCSHS membership.
- Issue online: 9 OCT 2009
- Version of Record online: 9 OCT 2009
ABSTRACT: To review the state of research on the association between common chronic health conditions and academic outcomes, the authors reviewed published studies investigating the association of school attendance, cognitive ability, and achievement with a number of chronic diseases. Tables with brief descriptions of each study's research methods and outcomes are included. Research reveals evidence that diabetes, sickle cell anemia, and epilepsy affect student achievement and ability. Levels of academic deficiency and specific areas of cognitive impairment are not as well understood. Many chronic conditions are not well researched. Suggestions for further research and recommendations for educators and health practitioners are provided.