Funding for this research was provided by:
Päivikki ja Sakari Sohlbergin Säätiö
The Department of Social Services and Health Care, City of Helsinki
The Finnish Foundation for General Practice
The Network of Academic Health Centers, Finland
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-06-27
Received: 11 March 2018
Accepted: 12 June 2018
First Online: 27 June 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The coordinating ethics committee of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) has approved the study protocol (HUS/2174/2017). Permissions for the study have been obtained from the Departments of Social Services and Healthcare and the Departments of Education from all participating municipalities. Informed consent will be obtained from all participating children, parents, nurses, teachers and doctors. Consent covers also the storage of the research data for 10 years after the end of the study for possible further research in school health services by the research group. Personal data will be destroyed 5 years after they were collected. No biological specimens are collected for the purpose of this study.Data collection is partly organized digitally while taking care of appropriate data protection. The confidentiality of participants is protected by using an encryption key prior to data analyses. The key is stored separately from study data. All data will be treated according to national data security laws.If a significant concern were reported in the study questionnaires that was not discussed during the health check a new appointment will be arranged if necessary.
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