A self-report questionnaire was used to assess the level of knowledge among a convenience sample of 34 elementary school teachers in a rural school district in Illinois. The questionnaire addressed general asthma knowledge and management, including signs and symptoms, triggers, and treatment. The results suggest a knowledge deficit among this sample of elementary school teachers; the average score was 75%. Teachers with an increased exposure/experience with asthma scored significantly higher than did those with limited exposure. Implications of these findings for schools in rural areas are discussed.
To read this article in full you will need to make a payment
Purchase one-time access:Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
One-time access price info
- For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
- For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'
Subscribe:Subscribe to Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families
Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
Already an online subscriber? Sign in
Register: Create an account
Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect
- Asthma management: Part I: An overview of the problem and current trends.The Journal of School Nursing. 2002; 18: 128-137
- Teaching teachers about school health emergencies.The Journal of School Nursing. 2001; 17: 316-322
- Schoolteachers' perceptions and knowledge of asthma in primary schoolchildren.British Journal of General Practice. 1992; 42: 504-507
- Asthma knowledge and asthma management behavior in urban elementary school teachers.Journal of Asthma. 2010; 47: 185-191
- Asthma prevalence, health care use and mortality: United States, 2003–05.(Retrieved from)
- Discrimination in school: 504, ADA, and Title IX.in: Schwab N.C. Gelfman M.H.B. Legal issues in school health services: A resource for school administrators, school attorneys and school nurses. Sunrise, North Branch, MN2001: 335-371
- Teacher characteristics and knowledge of asthma.Public Health Nursing. 2009; 26: 124-133
- Asthma and the school teacher: The status of teacher preparedness and training.The Journal of School Nursing. 2001; 17: 323-328
- The preparedness of schools to respond to emergencies in children: A national survey of school nurses.Pediatrics. 2005; 116: 738-745
- Rural elementary school teachers' intent to manage children with asthma symptoms.Pediatric Nursing. 2003; 29: 184-192
- Making the grade with asthma, allergies, and anaphylaxis.Pediatric Nursing. 2002; 28: 593-598
Published online: August 26, 2011
© 2012 Elsevier Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.