P.E. teachers : Their knowledge and opinions related to exercise management of pupils with diabetes

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/132037
Title:
P.E. teachers : Their knowledge and opinions related to exercise management of pupils with diabetes
Authors:
Clarke, David N.
Abstract:
This study investigated Physical Education (PE) teachers' experiences, knowledge and attitudes towards exercise management of pupils with Type I diabetes. It was hypothesised that because of the specialist nature of Type I diabetes, PE teachers with experience of, or education in the condition, would score higher in a knowledge test then those without; additionally, PE teachers in this country would exhibit a similar lack of knowledge and understanding of Type I diabetes as their contemporaries in the USA. A cross-sectional postal questionnaire was issued to 100 PE teachers from partnership schools of St. Martin's College. 34 respondents, (19 male and 15 female, mean age 38 years, standard deviation (SD) = 9.5 years, mean years teaching experience 13.4 years, SD = 10.7 years) completed open questions assessing opinions and closed multiple-choice knowledge questions. Mann-Whitney U tests demonstrated no significant differences in the knowledge test scores for those with personal experience of, or previous education in Type I diabetes compared to those without prior experience (Z = -0.935, p = 0.35 or p > 0.05). Similarly, no significant differences in the overall group mean scores for the UK teachers compared to their USA peers were detected (Z = -1.061, p = 0.289 or p > 0.05). Overall, knowledge scores were low with the UK teachers' group mean score 15.3 % correct. This study has established a need for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Institutions to include a knowledge and understanding of diabetes and exercise management as part of a student's training.
Advisors:
Fallows, Stephen
Publisher:
University College Chester
Publication Date:
Oct-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/132037
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorFallows, Stephenen
dc.contributor.authorClarke, David N.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-25T14:02:25Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-25T14:02:25Zen
dc.date.issued2004-10en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/132037en
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated Physical Education (PE) teachers' experiences, knowledge and attitudes towards exercise management of pupils with Type I diabetes. It was hypothesised that because of the specialist nature of Type I diabetes, PE teachers with experience of, or education in the condition, would score higher in a knowledge test then those without; additionally, PE teachers in this country would exhibit a similar lack of knowledge and understanding of Type I diabetes as their contemporaries in the USA. A cross-sectional postal questionnaire was issued to 100 PE teachers from partnership schools of St. Martin's College. 34 respondents, (19 male and 15 female, mean age 38 years, standard deviation (SD) = 9.5 years, mean years teaching experience 13.4 years, SD = 10.7 years) completed open questions assessing opinions and closed multiple-choice knowledge questions. Mann-Whitney U tests demonstrated no significant differences in the knowledge test scores for those with personal experience of, or previous education in Type I diabetes compared to those without prior experience (Z = -0.935, p = 0.35 or p > 0.05). Similarly, no significant differences in the overall group mean scores for the UK teachers compared to their USA peers were detected (Z = -1.061, p = 0.289 or p > 0.05). Overall, knowledge scores were low with the UK teachers' group mean score 15.3 % correct. This study has established a need for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Institutions to include a knowledge and understanding of diabetes and exercise management as part of a student's training.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity College Chesteren
dc.subjectdiabetes careen
dc.subjectschoolchildrenen
dc.titleP.E. teachers : Their knowledge and opinions related to exercise management of pupils with diabetesen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Education, St Martin's Collegeen
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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