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Health teachers’ management of diabetic students and educational needs of diabetes management
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2018;29:645-64
Published online May 31, 2018
© 2018 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

Mijung Kim1 · Ji Yon Eom2 · In-Suk Yang3

123College of Nursing, Kyungil University
Correspondence to: Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Kyungil University, Kyungsan, 38428, Korea. E-mail:
Received April 16, 2018; Revised May 11, 2018; Accepted May 13, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the current status of diabetes management in school and to investigate the difference importance and competence of diabetes management, and to identify educational needs by priority. A total of 104 subjects were used for the final analysis. The importance and competence of diabetes education needs were analyzed using t-test, Borich’s needs analysis, and the Locus for Focus model. As a result, diabetes educational needs were higher in order of diet, medication, complications, continuous management, physical activity and exercise, knowledge about diabetics, and risk factors. The result of this study suggest that institutional and political system are necessary to safely manage and educate diabetes students within the school and the priority of the diabetes education area of health teachers. Therefore, it will provide practical guidelines for developing contents of job competency enhancement education.
Keywords : Diabetes mellitus, health teachers. needs assessment.