Kindergarten children are more susceptible to diseases as they are still in the process of acquiring immunity. The purpose of this study was to assess kindergarten teachers’ and parents' perception of the prevalence of health problems among children in Kuwait and the role of health education in promotion of healthy habits.
The methodological aim of this study was to assess the factors that affected kindergarten children's health as children suffered from health problems that affected their quality of life. Therefore, a questionnaire was administered to evaluate kindergarten teachers’ and parents' perception of the main factors that caused increased health problems among children at higher rates than before. A total of 164 teachers and parents were recruited for this study and the questionnaire was completed.
The results indicated that kindergarten children suffered from different health problems that affected their quality of life. Lack of health knowledge and education in the society was one of the main reasons for the prevalence of these health problems among young children in Kuwait. The findings offered insight about the importance of health education and promotion in prevention of diseases.
This study offers insights into how to increase health knowledge and education in the Kuwaiti community to prevent and decrease health problems that affect children's health.
Funding: This research has not been submitted to any institution for funding. Declaration of any conflicting interests: No potential conflicts of interests with respect to the research study, authorship and/or publication of the article.
ALamari, H. (2020), "Prevalence of health problems among children and the role of health education in promotion of healthy habits", Health Education, Vol. 120 No. 5/6, pp. 265-273. https://doi.org/10.1108/HE-11-2019-0052
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