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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160421
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Fifth-grade Student Reasoning About Asthma Management
Abstract:
Fifth-grade Student Reasoning About Asthma Management
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Kintner, Eileen
Contact Address:SON, 400 N. Ingalls, Room 3343, NIB 0482, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA
Nurses and other healthcare professionals frequently comment that if children diagnosed with asthma would accept their condition and the need for continued treatment they would not have so many problems. This study is part of an ongoing program of research designed to increase understanding of the school-aged child and early adolescent process of coming to accept asthma as a chronic condition. The Acceptance of Asthma framework and Lifespan Development perspective guide the program of research. Preliminary studies identified that the process of acceptance includes "Reasoning" which is defined as "reflective, introspective thinking through which situations are examined and options are considered." The purpose of this study was to further explore how fifth-grade students diagnosed with asthma use knowledge and personal experience to draw conclusions about their condition, as well as make decisions and solve problems related to self-management. Data were collected from a purposive sample of 16 English-speaking fifth-grade students from varying socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who were diagnosed with moderate to severe persistent asthma and following a planned medical treatment regime. Informed consent/assent was obtained. Using the Think-Aloud method, open-ended semi-structured interviews were tape-recorded. The students listened to four situations and were asked to share how they would respond to each of them. Data were analyzed using the Line of Reasoning technique. Results revealed reasoning varies greatly from one student to another and is influenced by a wide range of factors. Students primarily draw from previous personal experiences when faced with new situations. Findings were used to develop an instrument designed to measure asthma reasoning. In conclusion, reasoning abilities need to be assessed on an individual basis and Think Aloud methods and Line of Reasoning techniques are useful tools for evaluating and fostering reasoning abilities of fifth-grade students. AN: MN030177
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.titleFifth-grade Student Reasoning About Asthma Managementen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160421-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Fifth-grade Student Reasoning About Asthma Management</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">Kintner, Eileen</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 400 N. Ingalls, Room 3343, NIB 0482, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Nurses and other healthcare professionals frequently comment that if children diagnosed with asthma would accept their condition and the need for continued treatment they would not have so many problems. This study is part of an ongoing program of research designed to increase understanding of the school-aged child and early adolescent process of coming to accept asthma as a chronic condition. The Acceptance of Asthma framework and Lifespan Development perspective guide the program of research. Preliminary studies identified that the process of acceptance includes &quot;Reasoning&quot; which is defined as &quot;reflective, introspective thinking through which situations are examined and options are considered.&quot; The purpose of this study was to further explore how fifth-grade students diagnosed with asthma use knowledge and personal experience to draw conclusions about their condition, as well as make decisions and solve problems related to self-management. Data were collected from a purposive sample of 16 English-speaking fifth-grade students from varying socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who were diagnosed with moderate to severe persistent asthma and following a planned medical treatment regime. Informed consent/assent was obtained. Using the Think-Aloud method, open-ended semi-structured interviews were tape-recorded. The students listened to four situations and were asked to share how they would respond to each of them. Data were analyzed using the Line of Reasoning technique. Results revealed reasoning varies greatly from one student to another and is influenced by a wide range of factors. Students primarily draw from previous personal experiences when faced with new situations. Findings were used to develop an instrument designed to measure asthma reasoning. In conclusion, reasoning abilities need to be assessed on an individual basis and Think Aloud methods and Line of Reasoning techniques are useful tools for evaluating and fostering reasoning abilities of fifth-grade students. AN: MN030177 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:55:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:55:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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