Comparison of Health Related Quality of Life Among 10-12 year old Children with Chronic Illnesses and Healthy Children: The Parents' Perspective

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159077
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Presentation
Title:
Comparison of Health Related Quality of Life Among 10-12 year old Children with Chronic Illnesses and Healthy Children: The Parents' Perspective
Abstract:
Comparison of Health Related Quality of Life Among 10-12 year old Children with Chronic Illnesses and Healthy Children: The Parents' Perspective
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Svavarsdottir, Erla Kolbrun, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iceland
Title:Dean
Contact Address:Faculty of Nursing - Eirberg, Eiriksgata 34, Reykjavik, IS-101, Iceland
Contact Telephone:354-525-4218
Co-Authors:Brynja Orlygsdottir, PhDc, RN, Research Assistant
The purpose of this study was to evaluate mothers' and fathers' perception of their child's health related quality of life (HRQOL) among 10-12 years old Icelandic children who were either with or without chronic health condition or illness(es). A total of 912 Icelandic parents participated in the study (510 mothers and 402 fathers) and 480 children (209 boys and 271 girls). The Resiliency Model of Family Stress, Adjustment and Adaptation (McCubbin & McCubbin, 1996) was the conceptional framework for the study. The Icelandic fathers of children who visited the school nurse over a period of one week perceived HRQOL of their children to be significantly lower than the mothers. A gender difference was found between the parents; mothers perceived their children to have significantly higher school functioning than the fathers. Both mothers and fathers perceived their children with chronic health condition/illness(es) to have significantly lower HRQOL than parents of children without chronic health condition. The findings underline the importance for school nurses to develop and test interventions for school age children in Iceland, particularly those with chronic health condition or illness(es). In that way, preventive health care strategies could be further integrated into the health care services offered on a daily basis by Icelandic school nurses. [Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComparison of Health Related Quality of Life Among 10-12 year old Children with Chronic Illnesses and Healthy Children: The Parents' Perspectiveen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159077-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Comparison of Health Related Quality of Life Among 10-12 year old Children with Chronic Illnesses and Healthy Children: The Parents' Perspective</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Svavarsdottir, Erla Kolbrun, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iceland</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Faculty of Nursing - Eirberg, Eiriksgata 34, Reykjavik, IS-101, Iceland</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">354-525-4218</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">eks@hi.is</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Brynja Orlygsdottir, PhDc, RN, Research Assistant</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to evaluate mothers' and fathers' perception of their child's health related quality of life (HRQOL) among 10-12 years old Icelandic children who were either with or without chronic health condition or illness(es). A total of 912 Icelandic parents participated in the study (510 mothers and 402 fathers) and 480 children (209 boys and 271 girls). The Resiliency Model of Family Stress, Adjustment and Adaptation (McCubbin &amp; McCubbin, 1996) was the conceptional framework for the study. The Icelandic fathers of children who visited the school nurse over a period of one week perceived HRQOL of their children to be significantly lower than the mothers. A gender difference was found between the parents; mothers perceived their children to have significantly higher school functioning than the fathers. Both mothers and fathers perceived their children with chronic health condition/illness(es) to have significantly lower HRQOL than parents of children without chronic health condition. The findings underline the importance for school nurses to develop and test interventions for school age children in Iceland, particularly those with chronic health condition or illness(es). In that way, preventive health care strategies could be further integrated into the health care services offered on a daily basis by Icelandic school nurses. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:40:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:40:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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