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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308110
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Self-Care in Chronic Illness in Emerging Adults
Author(s):
Fleck, Desiree
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Xi
Author Details:
Desiree Fleck, PhD, CRNP, flecka@nursing.upenn.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

Chronic illnesses impose a tremendous burden on approximately 133 million American adults [1],[2]. In addition, it is predicted that by 2015 more than 1.2 billion children in the world aged 5-14 years will have a significant chronic disease [3]. The economic impact of chronic illness is also tremendous. Self-care is defined as a combination of self-care maintenance and self-care management [8]. Self-care competence can alter the course of the chronic illness by decreasing adverse effects of an illness. The decision-making process underlying self-care is influenced by individuals’ level of confidence that they will succeed (self-care confidence). Delayed pubertal growth and cognitive development may stall self-care confidence [6] thereby influencing the ability to perform self-care. Thus, it is particularly important to understand self-care in this emerging adult patient population. To date, though, few investigators have studied emerging adults exclusively. However, adults typically have different sources of illnesses, different responses to those illnesses and different self-care needs making comparisons across diseases and across populations challenging. The purpose of this presentation is to review self-care in adolescents (ages 14-18 years) and emerging adults (ages 18-24 years) with chronic illness. The literature describing self-care of individuals with the chronic illnesses of asthma, type 1 diabetes mellitus, cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease was reviewed. When adults aged 18-44 years were included, this introduced another population and different disease processes, therefore only studies with the words “young adults” in the title were included. If data were sorted by age (14-25 years), the studies were included in this review. Since management strategies of chronic illnesses have evolved over time, the literature was limited to the last 10 years.

Themes found included serious chronic illness, self-care needs of adolescents and emerging adults with chronic illness, influences of self-care on outcomes and interventions to improve self-care.

Keywords:
Emerging Adults; Self-care; Chronic Illness
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.titleSelf-Care in Chronic Illness in Emerging Adultsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFleck, Desireeen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentXien_GB
dc.author.detailsDesiree Fleck, PhD, CRNP, flecka@nursing.upenn.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308110-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Chronic illnesses impose a tremendous burden on approximately 133 million American adults [1],[2]. In addition, it is predicted that by 2015 more than 1.2 billion children in the world aged 5-14 years will have a significant chronic disease [3]. The economic impact of chronic illness is also tremendous. Self-care is defined as a combination of self-care maintenance and self-care management [8]. Self-care competence can alter the course of the chronic illness by decreasing adverse effects of an illness. The decision-making process underlying self-care is influenced by individuals’ level of confidence that they will succeed (self-care confidence). Delayed pubertal growth and cognitive development may stall self-care confidence [6] thereby influencing the ability to perform self-care. Thus, it is particularly important to understand self-care in this emerging adult patient population. To date, though, few investigators have studied emerging adults exclusively. However, adults typically have different sources of illnesses, different responses to those illnesses and different self-care needs making comparisons across diseases and across populations challenging. The purpose of this presentation is to review self-care in adolescents (ages 14-18 years) and emerging adults (ages 18-24 years) with chronic illness. The literature describing self-care of individuals with the chronic illnesses of asthma, type 1 diabetes mellitus, cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease was reviewed. When adults aged 18-44 years were included, this introduced another population and different disease processes, therefore only studies with the words “young adults” in the title were included. If data were sorted by age (14-25 years), the studies were included in this review. Since management strategies of chronic illnesses have evolved over time, the literature was limited to the last 10 years. <p>Themes found included serious chronic illness, self-care needs of adolescents and emerging adults with chronic illness, influences of self-care on outcomes and interventions to improve self-care.en_GB
dc.subjectEmerging Adultsen_GB
dc.subjectSelf-careen_GB
dc.subjectChronic Illnessen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:02Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:02Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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