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ERIC Number: EJ884235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
School Nurses' Perceptions of Self-Efficacy in Providing Diabetes Care
Fisher, Kelly L.
Journal of School Nursing, v22 n4 p223-228 2006
The purpose of this study was to measure school nurses' perceived self-efficacy in providing diabetes care and education to children and to identify factors that correlate with higher self-efficacy levels in the performance of these tasks. The results of this study revealed that the surveyed school nurses perceived a moderate level of self-efficacy in providing diabetes education. Significant findings in this study were positive relationships between self-efficacy and 3 variables: (a) participating in the care of children with diabetes, (b) having type 1 diabetes children in the school system, and (c) supervising children with blood glucose meter testing. There was a significant relationship between higher self-efficacy scores and having a diabetes curriculum. However, only nine school nurses reported having a diabetes curriculum. School nurses can benefit by understanding what factors increase self-efficacy related to diabetes education designed to enhance school-age children's knowledge of diabetes and its management. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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