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ERIC Number: EJ877658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
The Child with Arthritis in the School Setting
Sanzo, Maria
Journal of School Nursing, v24 n4 p190-196 2008
Arthritis is a condition often associated with the elderly. However, arthritis affects approximately 275,000 children nationwide. Symptoms may vary from one swollen joint to multiply affected joints coupled with fatigue, fever, and rash. Its effect on the school-age child can range from missing a few days of school per year to hospitalizations requiring tutoring to keep up with missed schoolwork. Other issues include the social impact of medications and their side effects, noncompliance, frequent doctor's visits interfering with school and afterschool activities, and not being able to keep up with peers. The financial impact of multiple copayments for office visits and medications and the stress associated with work absence puts a strain on parents. The school nurse recognizes how these factors can affect the academic success of children with a chronic disease and can provide care that will assist students and families address and cope with these concerns. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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