School nurses' perceived barriers to diabetes knowledge, communication and management in children with type 1 diabetes.

Ashish Joshi, A. Komlódi, Mohit Arora

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Abstract

Diabetes is a common chronic illness among children, with 13,000 new cases diagnosed each year. School nurses are in a unique position to facilitate the improvement of health for students with diabetes, but they face many challenges in acquiring diabetes knowledge, communicating with parents and healthcare providers, and managing children and adolescents with diabetes. To learn more about these challenges and the potential role of technology in alleviating them, we administered a survey to school nurses in the state of Maryland. Results indicated that lack of access to knowledge and time constraints were the biggest challenges in providing support and care to children with diabetes. The majority of the school nurses agreed that use of an electronic medium will significantly enhance care and improve knowledge and communication between parents, school nurses and providers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalSchool nurse news
Volume25
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

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Knowledge Management
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Nurses
Communication
Parents
Child Care
Health Personnel
Chronic Disease
Students
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Health

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School nurses' perceived barriers to diabetes knowledge, communication and management in children with type 1 diabetes. / Joshi, Ashish; Komlódi, A.; Arora, Mohit.

In: School nurse news, Vol. 25, No. 3, 05.2008, p. 24-29.

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