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ERIC Number: EJ885483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Access to School Health Services: Differences between Full-Time and Part-Time School Nurses
Telljohann, Susan K.; Price, James H.; Dake, Joseph A.; Durgin, Joan
Journal of School Nursing, v20 n3 p176-181 2004
This study examined differences in student access to health services between schools with nurses 2 days/week (n = 7) compared to schools with nurses 5 days/week (n = 7). The study found statistically significant differences in numbers of nurse visits per 100 students. Of the 30 health conditions/activities investigated, 28 were statistically significantly higher with full-time school nurses than with part-time school nurses. It would be expected that 5-day/week nurses would be involved in health service activities 2.5 times as often as 2-day/week nurses. However, this study found that 21 of the 30 health service activities in schools with 5-day/week nurses were accessed by students more often than the expected 2.5 times that of the schools with nurses 2 days/week. This suggests a significant unmet need for access to health care services in schools with only 2-day/week nurses. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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