A Family Affair: A Pilot Study of Inner-City Children With Asthma and Their Primary Caretakers: Responses to Receiving and Giving Massage Therapy

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156606
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Presentation
Title:
A Family Affair: A Pilot Study of Inner-City Children With Asthma and Their Primary Caretakers: Responses to Receiving and Giving Massage Therapy
Abstract:
A Family Affair: A Pilot Study of Inner-City Children With Asthma and Their Primary Caretakers: Responses to Receiving and Giving Massage Therapy
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Ireland, Mary, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Long Island University
Title:Associate Professor
Despite the availability of effective treatments and family education, New York City children with asthma have higher rates of morbidity than New York State and most of the nation. Ethnically diverse, urban caretakers of these children increasingly turn to complementary alternative medicine strategies that are grounded in family and community cultural beliefs and provide opportunity for more active participation in a child's care. Massage therapy (MT) is one such strategy. The effects of receiving MT on pulmonary and physical function, anxiety, quality of life (QOL) and health care utilization in children with asthma, and the effects of providing MT on anxiety, self-efficacy and learned helplessness in the primary caretaker will be assessed in a randomized, two group experimental, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. A respiratory therapist and educator will lead the study in collaboration with a nurse researcher of touch therapies for children. After being recruited in an ambulatory clinic, 4 data collection home visits and 1 home education visit with the study massage therapist will be scheduled with the caretaker. Child-Spirometry and peak flow will assess pulmonary function; the Asthma Symptom Diary will measure physical function and health care utilization; About My Asthma will measure QOL. Caretaker-The Empowerment Questionnaire will assess self-efficacy and learned helplessness. The State-Trait Anxiety Instrument -Child and State-Trait Anxiety Instrument will assess child and caretaker anxiety, respectively. Repeated measures ANOVA and MANOVAs will test hypotheses. Long term, findings have the potential to improve child morbidity.
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.titleA Family Affair: A Pilot Study of Inner-City Children With Asthma and Their Primary Caretakers: Responses to Receiving and Giving Massage Therapyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156606-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Family Affair: A Pilot Study of Inner-City Children With Asthma and Their Primary Caretakers: Responses to Receiving and Giving Massage Therapy</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ireland, Mary, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Long Island University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nursemary@earthlink.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Despite the availability of effective treatments and family education, New York City children with asthma have higher rates of morbidity than New York State and most of the nation. Ethnically diverse, urban caretakers of these children increasingly turn to complementary alternative medicine strategies that are grounded in family and community cultural beliefs and provide opportunity for more active participation in a child's care. Massage therapy (MT) is one such strategy. The effects of receiving MT on pulmonary and physical function, anxiety, quality of life (QOL) and health care utilization in children with asthma, and the effects of providing MT on anxiety, self-efficacy and learned helplessness in the primary caretaker will be assessed in a randomized, two group experimental, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. A respiratory therapist and educator will lead the study in collaboration with a nurse researcher of touch therapies for children. After being recruited in an ambulatory clinic, 4 data collection home visits and 1 home education visit with the study massage therapist will be scheduled with the caretaker. Child-Spirometry and peak flow will assess pulmonary function; the Asthma Symptom Diary will measure physical function and health care utilization; About My Asthma will measure QOL. Caretaker-The Empowerment Questionnaire will assess self-efficacy and learned helplessness. The State-Trait Anxiety Instrument -Child and State-Trait Anxiety Instrument will assess child and caretaker anxiety, respectively. Repeated measures ANOVA and MANOVAs will test hypotheses. Long term, findings have the potential to improve child morbidity.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:56:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:56:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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