July 26, 1941

Current Comment

JAMA. 1941;117(4):294. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820300058012

HEALTH EDUCATION IN THE Y. M. C. A.  The Young Men's Christian Association has long emphasized physical education; more recently it has extended its interest to include health education in the broader sense. A study1 of health education procedures in four hundred Y. M. C. A.'s has just been conducted by MacGregor. Of the four hundred questionnaires sent out 58 per cent, or two hundred and thirty, were returned. In these questionnaires brief statements were presented as to principles, policies and activities in health education and physical training with provision for voting on each as to whether it was certainly desirable, probably desirable, doubtful, probably undesirable or certainly undesirable and with additional space for recording whether these policies and principles were fully in effect, partially in effect or not in effect at all. When the two hundred and thirty questionnaires had been tabulated, the results

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