Western Australian primary school teachers' knowledge about childhood asthma and its management

Davina French, A. Carroll

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Abstract

A total of 164 primary school teachers from Perth, Western Australia anonymously completed a survey of their knowledge and attitudes about asthma. These teachers were active in assisting children with asthma management but most (91.5%) felt that they did not know enough about asthma. Attitudes toward children with asthma were positive; 97% agreed that such children should be encouraged to participate in sporting activities. Specific knowledge about asthma management and medications was, however, poor. This large sample of Western Australian teachers knew more than their European counterparts but asthma training is needed and should be targeted at improving knowledge of both regular and emergency treatments for asthma.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-475
JournalJournal of Asthma
Volume34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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