Cent Eur J Public Health. 2017;25(Supplement 1):S4-S9.
DOI: 10.21101/cejph.a4953. PubMed PMID: 28752740
Methodological Aspects of Trend Studies and Development of the HBSC Study in the Czech Republic
Erik Sigmund1, Petr Baďura1, Dagmar Sigmundová1, Ladislav Csémy2, Michal Kalman1
1Institute of Active Lifestyle, Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
2Centre of Epidemiological and Clinical Research of Drug Abuse and Dependence, National Institute of Mental Health, Klecany, Czech Republic
The aim of the study is to present the theoretical background of trend studies in general, to characterize the international Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study and to describe its methodology and changes of the Czech HBSC study between 1994 and 2014. The first part describes various types of trend research studies including their advantages and disadvantages. The second part summarizes the history of the HBSC study in an international context and particularly in the Czech Republic. The final part presents the basic methodological data from six surveys conducted in the Czech Republic between 1994 and 2014.
Keywords: trend, longitudinal, secular, HBSC, children, study
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