Title

School nurses' experiences, concerns, and knowledge of growth disorders in children: development of a monograph

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

2-1-2002

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Sch Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Journal of school nursing

PubMed ID

11853372

Abstract

Growth disorders may be associated with difficult psychosocial adjustment, learning problems, and specific health risks. Appropriate school health programming relies on school nurses who are skilled in growth assessment, management of psychosocial and behavioral problems, and effective communication with school personnel, children, families, and health care resources. A monograph and model individualized healthcare plans were developed for growth disorders in school-age children as an educational resource for school nurses. Knowledge of growth disorders among nurses receiving the monograph was evaluated in a random sample of 336 school nurses, members of the National Association of School Nurses. Knowledge of growth assessment and individualized health care plans for children with specific growth disorders was significantly higher in the group of school nurses who received the monograph. Specific obstacles to implementing school-based health care for children with growth disorders are discussed.

Keywords

Adult, Clinical Competence, Female, Growth Disorders/nursing, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Patient Care Planning, Questionnaires, School Nursing/education

Published Article/Book Citation

The Journal of school nursing, 18:1 (2002) pp.25-32.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1001