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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153290
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Living with Asthma: A Focus Study of Adolescents with Asthma
Abstract:
Living with Asthma: A Focus Study of Adolescents with Asthma
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Rhee, Hyekyun, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Virginia
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Jennifer A. Wenzel, PhD, RN, CCM; Tami Wyatt, PhD, RN
According to recent data, among children under the age of 18, the asthma lifetime diagnosis rate was 12.6% (9.2 million); 6.2 million reported suffering current asthma episodes. The 2003 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey revealed that over 16% of high school students reported current asthma, of which nearly 38% had experienced asthma attack or episodes during the preceding 12 months. Despite the high prevalence, adolescents are less likely to use health-care services (annual outpatient office visits) than younger children, and annual asthma mortality among adolescents is approximately twice that of younger children. Nonetheless, asthma in adolescents has received less attention compared to younger children, and the ways that adolescents experience asthma remain to be explored along with their particular learning needs. Six focus groups assigned by gender and age groups (Younger vs. Older) were conducted using 19 adolescents with asthma ages 12-18 in 2004 thru 2005. Focus group transcripts were reviewed and analyzed independently by 3 researchers before descriptive summaries were created using coding and categorizing steps as a team. Three general descriptions of experiences with asthma were found in the data: ?Doing less with more effort,? ?Missing out,? and ?Not all bad.? Adolescents reported the experiences of negative emotions in association with asthma and others? lack of understanding. Three coping strategies, ?Toughening,? ?Guardedness? and ?Modifying? were also identified. The majority of participants denied previous experiences with formal asthma educations. When compared to older adolescents, younger adolescents expressed stronger motivation to learn about asthma. Adolescents identified asthma learning needs for others in their lives. The importance of socialization, support and information-sharing with other adolescents with asthma was perceived by participants in all age and gender groups.  Findings enhance understanding of particular patterns of psychosocial experiences and asthma learning needs in adolescents and lay a foundation for developmentally appropriate asthma interventions.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLiving with Asthma: A Focus Study of Adolescents with Asthmaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153290-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Living with Asthma: A Focus Study of Adolescents with Asthma</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rhee, Hyekyun, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Virginia</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hr3k@virginia.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jennifer A. Wenzel, PhD, RN, CCM; Tami Wyatt, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">According to recent data, among children under the age of 18, the asthma lifetime diagnosis rate was 12.6% (9.2 million); 6.2 million reported suffering current asthma episodes. The 2003 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey revealed that over 16% of high school students reported current asthma, of which nearly 38% had experienced asthma attack or episodes during the preceding 12 months. Despite the high prevalence, adolescents are less likely to use health-care services (annual outpatient office visits) than younger children, and annual asthma mortality among adolescents is approximately twice that of younger children. Nonetheless, asthma in adolescents has received less attention compared to younger children, and the ways that adolescents experience asthma remain to be explored along with their particular learning needs. Six focus groups assigned by gender and age groups (Younger vs. Older) were conducted using 19 adolescents with asthma ages 12-18 in 2004 thru 2005. Focus group transcripts were reviewed and analyzed independently by 3 researchers before descriptive summaries were created using coding and categorizing steps as a team. Three general descriptions of experiences with asthma were found in the data: ?Doing less with more effort,? ?Missing out,? and ?Not all bad.? Adolescents reported the experiences of negative emotions in association with asthma and others? lack of understanding. Three coping strategies, ?Toughening,? ?Guardedness? and ?Modifying? were also identified. The majority of participants denied previous experiences with formal asthma educations. When compared to older adolescents, younger adolescents expressed stronger motivation to learn about asthma. Adolescents identified asthma learning needs for others in their lives. The importance of socialization, support and information-sharing with other adolescents with asthma was perceived by participants in all age and gender groups.&nbsp; Findings enhance understanding of particular patterns of psychosocial experiences and asthma learning needs in adolescents and lay a foundation for developmentally appropriate asthma interventions.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:10:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:10:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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