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ERIC Number: EJ1163122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4391
Chronic Pain in the School Setting: The Teachers' Point of View
Solé, Ester; Castarlenas, Elena; Sánchez-Rodríguez, Elisabet; Galán, Santiago; de la Vega, Rocío; Jensen, Mark P.; Miró, Jordi
Journal of School Health, v88 n1 p65-73 Jan 2018
Background: The aims of this study were to (1) examine the reactions of teachers and student teachers to children experiencing pain, (2) identify the most common challenges and potential resources that are associated to dealing with them, and (3) examine whether their responses differed as a function of their experience or sex. Methods: Forty teachers and 318 student teachers completed a survey which included descriptive information, a questionnaire that assesses different responses of participants to children who experience pain, and provides a list of problems and resources that participants might encounter and implement, respectively, when dealing with these children. Results: The study participants most often endorsed use of coping and health-promoting responses. Experienced teachers endorsed solicitous responses significantly more often than student teachers. Women reported responding more with solicitous responses than men. Absenteeism and the negative effect of pain on the ability of students to engage in school activities were the most common pain-related challenges mentioned by the study participants overall. Conclusions: The findings emphasize (1) the need for developing guidelines to help teachers to help students experiencing chronic pain, and (2) the importance of including information about pediatric chronic pain in teachers training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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