Factors that Influence Health-Related Quality of Life in Schoolchildren with Asthma in Taiwan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155023
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors that Influence Health-Related Quality of Life in Schoolchildren with Asthma in Taiwan
Abstract:
Factors that Influence Health-Related Quality of Life in Schoolchildren with Asthma in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Huang, Chun-Hsia, RN
P.I. Institution Name:National Yang-Ming University; Municipal Zhong-Xiao Elementary School
Title:School Nurse ; Adjunct instructor
Co-Authors:Shu Yu, PhD, RN; Chen-Ju Chen, RN, MS
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Background: Asthma affects 20% of children in the Taipei, Taiwan. That can restrict a child's life, and this has an impact on a child's quality of life. Limited research has addressed asthma QOL for children. Objectives: This paper is a report of a study to determine the personal demographic, family factors, associated with asthma quality of life (QOL), as self-reported by school children from the Taiwan. Design: This cross-sectional exploratory study was adopted and a purposive sampling method was used to recruit 111 participants (75 males and 36 females), aged from 7 to 17 (mean age of 10.23years, SD = 2.36) from a pediatrics clinic of a medical center in Taipei.ÿ Data were collected by using a self-report questionnaire regarding the Pediatric asthma quality of life questionnaire (PAQLQ) in children with asthma. Results: The results indicated that 1) the overall QOL schoolchildren with asthma was above average (mean = 5.79, SD = 0.96) ; the emotion domain gained the highest score, than in activity limited and symptoms domain; 2) significant associations were found of grade in school, having asthma attack in the past one year (p<.001.), using the inhaler (p<.01.), Severity (P<.05.), main caregivers (p<.01.), and numbers of siblings (p<.05.) would influence the children QOL with asthma; 3) results of the stepwise regression analysis revealed that having asthma attack in the past one year, caregiver by parents, and having 2 siblings were the important predicting factors, which could account for 20.70% of the total variance and 18.40% of the explained variance after adjustment. Conclusions: The results of this study could provide insights for understanding children and adolescents' self-evaluation of the health-related quality of life and may serve as a reference for health policy making, medical care and further related research.
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.titleFactors that Influence Health-Related Quality of Life in Schoolchildren with Asthma in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155023-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors that Influence Health-Related Quality of Life in Schoolchildren with Asthma in Taiwan</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Huang, Chun-Hsia, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Yang-Ming University; Municipal Zhong-Xiao Elementary School</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">School Nurse ; Adjunct instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">g38916010@yahoo.com.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Shu Yu, PhD, RN; Chen-Ju Chen, RN, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Background: Asthma affects 20% of children in the Taipei, Taiwan. That can restrict a child's life, and this has an impact on a child's quality of life. Limited research has addressed asthma QOL for children. Objectives: This paper is a report of a study to determine the personal demographic, family factors, associated with asthma quality of life (QOL), as self-reported by school children from the Taiwan. Design: This cross-sectional exploratory study was adopted and a purposive sampling method was used to recruit 111 participants (75 males and 36 females), aged from 7 to 17 (mean age of 10.23years, SD = 2.36) from a pediatrics clinic of a medical center in Taipei.&yuml; Data were collected by using a self-report questionnaire regarding the Pediatric asthma quality of life questionnaire (PAQLQ) in children with asthma. Results: The results indicated that 1) the overall QOL schoolchildren with asthma was above average (mean = 5.79, SD = 0.96) ; the emotion domain gained the highest score, than in activity limited and symptoms domain; 2) significant associations were found of grade in school, having asthma attack in the past one year (p&lt;.001.), using the inhaler (p&lt;.01.), Severity (P&lt;.05.), main caregivers (p&lt;.01.), and numbers of siblings (p&lt;.05.) would influence the children QOL with asthma; 3) results of the stepwise regression analysis revealed that having asthma attack in the past one year, caregiver by parents, and having 2 siblings were the important predicting factors, which could account for 20.70% of the total variance and 18.40% of the explained variance after adjustment. Conclusions: The results of this study could provide insights for understanding children and adolescents' self-evaluation of the health-related quality of life and may serve as a reference for health policy making, medical care and further related research.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:28:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:28:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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