A study of the relationships of self-efficacy of self-management of asthma and asthma self-management knowledge

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Title: A study of the relationships of self-efficacy of self-management of asthma and asthma self-management knowledge
Author: McCorkle, Laura Steed
Abstract: The purposes of this study are to examine the relationship of self -efficacy regarding self -management of asthma and student self -management knowledge and also examine the extent to which self -efficacy and self -management knowledge predicts student outcomes such as reading grades , the number of times a student was absent and the number of visits a student made to the school nurse . Students were sampled from one public school district within a suburban city in the southwest portion of the United States . The sample was comprised of 33 males and 12 females ranging in age from six to eleven years of age . Three data collection instruments were developed for this study . Parents of the participants were asked to fill out a demographic survey to provide descriptive data . Participants of the study were administered two face -to -face interview surveys : The Asthma Student Self -Management Knowledge in a School Setting Survey (SMS ) and the Asthma Self -Efficacy of Self -Management of Asthma Survey (AMES ) . Both surveys were developed based on the six lesson topics of Open Airways . Two separate data analyses were conducted based on the data collected from each participant . To better understand the relationship between the AMES and the SMS , a Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used in the regression analysis . The findings showed that there was a statistically significant positive relationship between the SMS and the AMES . To determine if the AMES and the SMS could predict reading grades , the number of times a student was absent and the number of visits a student made to the school nurse , a multiple linear regression was used . The findings showed that there is minimal evidence showing that only reading scores maybe predicted by asthma self -efficacy and asthma self -management knowledge . Taking into account identified limitations such as not taking into account the severity of the participant ? ?s asthma , one would be cautious to generalize these findings to other children with asthma . Based on these results and limitations , recommendations for future practice and for future research are provided .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /2583
Date: 2005-11-01

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A study of the relationships of self-efficacy of self-management of asthma and asthma self-management knowledge. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /2583 .

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