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Update on the ACHA National College Health Assessment. Using the ACHA-NCHA to Examine the Health Status and Health Needs of Your Students An ACHA Professional Development Workshop November 30 – December 2, 2006 Las Vegas Pat Ketcham, PhD, CHES, Oregon State University

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Update on the acha national college health assessment

Update on the ACHA National College Health Assessment

Using the ACHA-NCHA to Examine the Health Status and Health Needs of Your Students

An ACHA Professional Development Workshop

November 30 – December 2, 2006

Las Vegas

Pat Ketcham, PhD, CHES, Oregon State University

Mary Hoban, PhD, CHES, American College Health Association


Objectives
Objectives

  • Describe the development of the ACHA-NCHA

  • Identify trends in alcohol and other drug use, sexual behaviors, and depression from the Spring 2005 Reference Group.

  • List three ways campuses are using ACHA-NCHA data.


What is the acha ncha
What is the ACHA-NCHA?

  • A national, non-profit, research effort that:

    • Assesses college health factors that impact academic performance, retention, and campus life

    • Assists campus professionals in collecting data about the health of their students

      • Health service providers

      • Health Educators

      • Counselors

      • Administrators


What is the acha ncha1
What is the ACHA-NCHA?

  • The ACHA-NCHA is a comprehensive college health questionnaire that provides important data about a wide variety of college health topics

  • These data can be used to:

    • Plan programs

    • Prioritize campus needs

    • Allocate resources

    • Design strategies for intervention

    • Identify protective and risk factors associated with academic performance

    • Measure progress on National Health Objectives


What is the acha ncha2
What is the ACHA-NCHA?

  • 13 waves of the survey successfully conducted since Spring 2000

  • More than 355,000 students from 546 campuses have participated

  • An ever growing and increasingly rich picture of college student health!


Historical outline
Historical Outline

May 1997- ACHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans

January 1998 – First Work Group Meeting: 25 volunteers meet in Chicago

Spring 1998 Pilot – 10 IHE’s; n=2,007


December 1998 – Third Work Group Meeting in Chicago

Spring 1999 Pilot – 11 IHE’s; n=3,649

Relationship with the Core Institute Began with Spring 2000 survey


January 2000 – NCHA Advisory Committee appointed by ACHA

  • Haines and Haubenriser are co-chairs!

    November 2000 – NCHA Advisory Meets in Baltimore

    Spring 2003 – All NCHA operations move from the Core Institute to ACHA

  • ACHA-NCHA web-assessment introduced


June 2003 – Ketcham and Orr co-chairs of ACHA-NCHA Advisory Committee

May 2005 – Spring 2003 Reference Group results published in JACH

June 2005 – Ketcham and Mallinson co-chairs of ACHA-NCHA Advisory Committee


December 2005 – ACHA-NCHA Professional Development Workshop and Subcommittee Meeting on Survey Revisions

January 2006 – Spring 2004 Reference Group results published in JACH

July 2006 – Spring 2005 Reference Group results published in JACH


Nov/Dec 2006 – ACHA-NCHA Professional Development Workshop in Las Vegas

January 2007 – Spring 2006 Reference Group results to be published in JACH, and annually thereafter

Spring 2007 – Pilot testing of revised ACHA-NCHA

Fall 2007 – Revised ACHA-NCHA ready for implementation


Acha ncha participation to date
ACHA-NCHA in Las VegasParticipation to Date


The instrument
The Instrument in Las Vegas

  • Health status and health problems

  • Risk behaviors

  • Protective behaviors

  • Access to health information

  • Perceived norms

  • Health, health education, and safety

  • Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use

  • Sexual behaviors

  • Weight, nutrition, and exercise

  • Mental and physical health

  • Impediments to academic performance

  • Demographics


Reliability validity analyses
Reliability & Validity Analyses in Las Vegas

Results are consistent with other nationally generalizable data sets:

  • National College Health Risk Behavior Survey CDC 1995

  • Harvard School of Public Health 1999 College Alcohol Study

  • United States Department of Justice: The National College Women Sexual Victimization Study 2000 (NCWSV)

  • National Institute of Mental Health 2001


Reliability and validity analyses
Reliability and Validity Analyses in Las Vegas

  • Reliability

    • Cronbach’s alpha scores for inter-item reliability fall within the acceptable range of 0.4-0.9

  • Construct Validity

    • Measures related to other variables as expected

  • Measurement Validity

    • ACHA-NCHA found to have strong measurement validity

  • Sensitive Indicators

    • ACHA-NCHA found to have comparable rates of sensitive item prevalence as other surveys


Acha tools for program planning and evaluation
ACHA Tools for Program Planning in Las Vegasand Evaluation


Health related impediments to academic performance
Health-related impediments to academic performance in Las Vegas

Spring 2005

N = 54,111


Health related impediments to academic performance1
Health-related impediments to academic performance in Las Vegas

Spring 2005

N = 54,111

Spring 2000

N = 16,024


5 or more drinks at a sitting during the last 2 weeks
5 or more drinks at a sitting during the last 2 weeks in Las Vegas

Spring 2005

N = 54,111


5 or more drinks at a sitting during the last 2 weeks1
5 or more drinks at a sitting during the last 2 weeks in Las Vegas

Spring 2000

N = 16,024

Spring 2005

N = 54,111


Estimated bac
Estimated BAC in Las Vegas


Estimated bac1
Estimated BAC in Las Vegas


Sexual partners
Sexual Partners in Las Vegas

Spring 2005

N = 54,111


Sexual partners1
Sexual Partners in Las Vegas

Spring 2000

N = 16,024

Spring 2005

N = 54,111


So depressed difficult to function
So Depressed in Las VegasDifficult to Function

Spring 2005

N = 54,111


So depressed difficult to function1
So Depressed in Las VegasDifficult to Function

Spring 2000

N = 16,024

Spring 2005

N = 54,111


Seriously considered suicide
Seriously Considered Suicide in Las Vegas

Spring 2005

N = 54,111


Seriously considered suicide1
Seriously Considered Suicide in Las Vegas

Spring 2005

N = 54,111

Spring 2000

N = 16,024




Self described weight and bmi
Self Described Weight and BMI in Las Vegas

Spring 2005

N = 54,111


How are campuses using acha ncha data
How are campuses using ACHA-NCHA data? in Las Vegas

  • Develop and evaluate programs

  • Allocate/advocate for resources

  • Identify campus populations at increased risk

  • Identify staff training needs


How are campuses using acha ncha data1
How are campuses using ACHA-NCHA data? in Las Vegas

  • Gather normative data for social norms marketing efforts

  • Consortium participation

  • Longitudinal research efforts

  • Measure progress on HC2010 objectives



For more information
For more information in Las Vegas

  • Mary Hoban, PhD, Director, ACHA-NCHA Program Office [email protected],

    (410) 859-1500 x216

  • Victor Leino, PhD, Research Director, ACHA [email protected],

    (410) 859-1500 x239

  • Pat Ketcham, PhD, ACHA-NCHA Advisory Committee Chair, Oregon State University, [email protected],

    (541) 737-7553


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