Award Date

1-1-2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Department

Nursing

First Committee Member

Susan Michael

Number of Pages

134

Abstract

A descriptive, correlational research design was used to identify parental perceptions concerning the use of peak flow meters (PFM) in their children. The sample consisted of 20 parents who were accessed through outpatient asthma allergy clinics. The questionnaire and semi-structured interview were utilized as tools and analyzed using inferential statistics and content analysis. The revised Health Promotion Model by Dr. Nola Pender provided the theoretical framework; Content analysis provided a rich narrative as it described the perceived barriers and benefits of PFM use, prior related behavior for use or non-use of the PFM, and the nature of education that parents and children receive regarding the PFM. The barriers that decreased the use of the PFM included innovative asthma medication and increased asthma control. The benefits included guiding medication use and valuable for prediction. Statistical significance was found between severity of asthma and many variables, but there was no significance with the frequency of using the PFM.

Keywords

Asthma; Child; Concerning; Flow; Meters; Parental; Peak; Perception

Controlled Subject

Nursing

File Format

pdf

File Size

2201.6 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/jigj-cplj


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