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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160897
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Related Quality of Life in Icelandic School Children
Abstract:
Health Related Quality of Life in Icelandic School Children
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:354-525-4960/4218
Co-Authors:Brynja Orlygsdottir, PhDc, RN, Research Assistant
This study evaluated generic health related quality of life (HRQOL) among 10-12 year old Icelandic school age children who were either with or without chronic health condition. The children and their parents answered self-report questionnaires. The Resiliency Model of Family Stress, Adjustment and Adaptation (McCubbin & McCubbin, 1996) was the conceptional framework for the study. For the 480 children who participated, girls were found to perceive their HRQOL significantly higher than the boys, children who visited the school nurse over a one-week period and children who indicated they were bullied by other children, perceived their HRQOL to be significantly lower than children who did not visit the school nurse over this time period or children who did not indicate they were bullied by other children in school. From the stepwise regression analysis, perception of health, school connectedness, health promotion, bullying victimization, visits to the school nurse and age, significantly predicted 43.8% of the variance of the girls' perception of their HRQOL. However, perception of health, school connectedness, chronic health condition/illnesses, bullying victimization and after school activities predicted 48.1% of the boys' perception of their HRQOL. Children with chronic health condition or illnesses, reported their HRQOL to be significantly lower than children without chronic health condition. Assessing HRQOL among 10-12 year old children might be helpful to take preventive action early on in children's life and development.
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.titleHealth Related Quality of Life in Icelandic School Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160897-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Related Quality of Life in Icelandic School 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">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">354-525-4960/4218</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">This study evaluated generic health related quality of life (HRQOL) among 10-12 year old Icelandic school age children who were either with or without chronic health condition. The children and their parents answered self-report questionnaires. The Resiliency Model of Family Stress, Adjustment and Adaptation (McCubbin &amp; McCubbin, 1996) was the conceptional framework for the study. For the 480 children who participated, girls were found to perceive their HRQOL significantly higher than the boys, children who visited the school nurse over a one-week period and children who indicated they were bullied by other children, perceived their HRQOL to be significantly lower than children who did not visit the school nurse over this time period or children who did not indicate they were bullied by other children in school. From the stepwise regression analysis, perception of health, school connectedness, health promotion, bullying victimization, visits to the school nurse and age, significantly predicted 43.8% of the variance of the girls' perception of their HRQOL. However, perception of health, school connectedness, chronic health condition/illnesses, bullying victimization and after school activities predicted 48.1% of the boys' perception of their HRQOL. Children with chronic health condition or illnesses, reported their HRQOL to be significantly lower than children without chronic health condition. Assessing HRQOL among 10-12 year old children might be helpful to take preventive action early on in children's life and development.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:12:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:12:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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