Relationships among Stressors, Stress Symptoms, Asthma Symptoms and Attitudes toward Asthma in School-Age Children

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160379
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Presentation
Title:
Relationships among Stressors, Stress Symptoms, Asthma Symptoms and Attitudes toward Asthma in School-Age Children
Abstract:
Relationships among Stressors, Stress Symptoms, Asthma Symptoms and Attitudes toward Asthma in School-Age Children
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Baburek, Amy
Contact Address:SON, 4733 Bentham Drive, Columbus, OH, 43220, USA
Significance. Asthma is the most prevalent chronic disease of childhood, affecting 7-10% of all children in the United States. In 1998, 10 million school days were lost due to asthma. Healthy People 2010 goals for children with asthma are to reduce deaths, hospitalizations, ER visits, limits on activity, and missed school days. Intrinsic asthma triggers may include respiratory infections, selected medications, environmental irritants, exercise and emotional stress. Stress as a cause of asthmatic episodes has received the least amount of attention in the research literature. Theoretical Framework. The link between stress and airway resistance is not clearly defined in children, but it is theorized that during stressful events, some individuals with asthma have hyperreactive emotional and physiologic responses that, in turn, trigger the physiologic changes that lead to an asthma episode. Purpose. The purpose of this study is to describe the relationships between stressors, stress symptoms, asthma symptoms and school-age children’s attitudes toward their illness. Design. To measure a significant (0.05) moderate correlation (r=0.50) among the variables with sufficient power (0.80), a minimum of 28 subjects are needed. The sample includes boys and girls from the Pulmonary Clinic at a large children’s hospital, diagnosed with asthma, age 6-12, who speak English and are in the appropriate grade for age. Method. Variables will be measured by reliable and valid self-report instruments, including the Feel Bad Scale (stressors), Children’s Stress Symptom Scale and a human figure drawing (stress symptoms), the Asthma Episode Questionnaire (asthma symptoms), and the Child Attitude Toward Illness Scale. Results will be available by March, 2003. The findings will contribute to the literature on the relationship between stressful events and asthma episodes in children. The results will indicate directions for future longitudinal research that could include biochemical and biological measures, and targeted nursing interventions. AN: MN030040
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.titleRelationships among Stressors, Stress Symptoms, Asthma Symptoms and Attitudes toward Asthma in School-Age Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160379-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Relationships among Stressors, Stress Symptoms, Asthma Symptoms and Attitudes toward Asthma in School-Age Children </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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Baburek, Amy</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 4733 Bentham Drive, Columbus, OH, 43220, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Significance. Asthma is the most prevalent chronic disease of childhood, affecting 7-10% of all children in the United States. In 1998, 10 million school days were lost due to asthma. Healthy People 2010 goals for children with asthma are to reduce deaths, hospitalizations, ER visits, limits on activity, and missed school days. Intrinsic asthma triggers may include respiratory infections, selected medications, environmental irritants, exercise and emotional stress. Stress as a cause of asthmatic episodes has received the least amount of attention in the research literature. Theoretical Framework. The link between stress and airway resistance is not clearly defined in children, but it is theorized that during stressful events, some individuals with asthma have hyperreactive emotional and physiologic responses that, in turn, trigger the physiologic changes that lead to an asthma episode. Purpose. The purpose of this study is to describe the relationships between stressors, stress symptoms, asthma symptoms and school-age children&rsquo;s attitudes toward their illness. Design. To measure a significant (0.05) moderate correlation (r=0.50) among the variables with sufficient power (0.80), a minimum of 28 subjects are needed. The sample includes boys and girls from the Pulmonary Clinic at a large children&rsquo;s hospital, diagnosed with asthma, age 6-12, who speak English and are in the appropriate grade for age. Method. Variables will be measured by reliable and valid self-report instruments, including the Feel Bad Scale (stressors), Children&rsquo;s Stress Symptom Scale and a human figure drawing (stress symptoms), the Asthma Episode Questionnaire (asthma symptoms), and the Child Attitude Toward Illness Scale. Results will be available by March, 2003. The findings will contribute to the literature on the relationship between stressful events and asthma episodes in children. The results will indicate directions for future longitudinal research that could include biochemical and biological measures, and targeted nursing interventions. AN: MN030040 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:53:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:53:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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