ERIC Number: EJ885185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Effect of Full-Time versus Part-Time School Nurses on Attendance of Elementary Students with Asthma
Telljohann, Susan K.; Dake, Joseph A.; Price, James H.
Journal of School Nursing, v20 n6 p331-334 2004
Asthma, the most common chronic disease in children today, is the leading cause of absenteeism among students. It accounts for nearly 20 million lost school days annually. This study examined whether full-time (5 days per week) or part-time (2 days per week) school nurses would have a differential effect on the frequency of absences among elementary school students with asthma. This study found that students with asthma who were poor or who were African American and in schools with full-time nurses missed significantly fewer days (3 days, or 23% fewer missed days) than did their counterparts with asthma in schools with part-time nurses.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Nurses, Diseases, Employment Level, Child Health, Attendance Patterns, African American Students, Racial Differences, Low Income Groups, White Students, Part Time Employment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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