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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304478
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health-Related Quality of Life for Children: A Concept Analysis
Author(s):
Sinclair, Sandra Lee
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Psi
Author Details:
Sandra Lee Sinclair, RN, PhD, sandrals@hawaii.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose:

Historically, nurses throughout the world have strived to assist children to achieve the best possible health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Published concept analyses on quality of life (QOL) and HRQOL have primarily addressed the adult population. Due to the unique developmental and cognitive phases children experience, it is necessary to develop the concept as it relates to children which can then be utilized to construct an operational definition to apply to research inquiry and enhance an understanding of HRQOL as it relates to children.

Methods:

 The evolutionary approach to concept analysis was utilized as described by Rodgers (2000). The evolutionary method included the following components: identifying the concept of interest; identifying the setting and sample for data collection; collecting data to identify the attributes, antecedents, and consequences; analyzing data regarding characteristics of the concept; and identifying implications, hypotheses, and implications for further development of the concept.

Results:

The concept analysis resulted in clarifying the concept of HRQOL for children in the toddler, preschool, and school-aged phases of development. Following a synthesis of the literature, an operational definition of HRQOL was constructed. HRQOL for a child is defined as the child’s individual perception of the impact that their medical condition, disease state, or congenital anomaly has on their physical well-being, psychosocial well-being, and satisfaction with life in relation to their cognitive and developmental level.

 

Conclusion:

Nurses have a unique and significant role in caring for children to promote an optimal HRQOL. A concept analysis on HRQOL for children has resulted in a clear, succinct definition of the concept that can accurately reflect its use in the literature and can be utilized in clinical practice, research, theory construction, or instrument development to advance the science of nursing.

Keywords:
concept analysis; health-related quality of life
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth-Related Quality of Life for Children: A Concept Analysisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSinclair, Sandra Leeen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Psien_GB
dc.author.detailsSandra Lee Sinclair, RN, PhD, sandrals@hawaii.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304478-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>Historically, nurses throughout the world have strived to assist children to achieve the best possible health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Published concept analyses on quality of life (QOL) and HRQOL have primarily addressed the adult population. Due to the unique developmental and cognitive phases children experience, it is necessary to develop the concept as it relates to children which can then be utilized to construct an operational definition to apply to research inquiry and enhance an understanding of HRQOL as it relates to children. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p> The evolutionary approach to concept analysis was utilized as described by Rodgers (2000). The evolutionary method included the following components: identifying the concept of interest; identifying the setting and sample for data collection; collecting data to identify the attributes, antecedents, and consequences; analyzing data regarding characteristics of the concept; and identifying implications, hypotheses, and implications for further development of the concept. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>The concept analysis resulted in clarifying the concept of HRQOL for children in the toddler, preschool, and school-aged phases of development. Following a synthesis of the literature, an operational definition of HRQOL was constructed. HRQOL for a child is defined as the child’s individual perception of the impact that their medical condition, disease state, or congenital anomaly has on their physical well-being, psychosocial well-being, and satisfaction with life in relation to their cognitive and developmental level. <p><i> </i><p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Nurses have a unique and significant role in caring for children to promote an optimal HRQOL. A concept analysis on HRQOL for children has resulted in a clear, succinct definition of the concept that can accurately reflect its use in the literature and can be utilized in clinical practice, research, theory construction, or instrument development to advance the science of nursing.en_GB
dc.subjectconcept analysisen_GB
dc.subjecthealth-related quality of lifeen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:36:48Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:36:48Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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