The School Entrant Health Questionnaire (SEHQ) is a parent report instrument that records parent’s concerns and observations about their child’s health and wellbeing as they begin primary school in Victoria. The questionnaire was developed and piloted in 1996–97 as part of the Victorian School Nursing Redevelopment Program and has been distributed to parents and guardians of preparatory (Prep) grade children in Victorian primary schools since mid-1997.
The intention of the questionnaire is to assist parents to identify health and wellbeing concerns; and provide nurses with a clinical tool to assess the health and wellbeing of each Prep grade child by providing detailed information on parental concerns. Findings from SEHQ analysis inform planning and service delivery of the Program.
For snapshots on key topics from the questionnaire see: