Award Date

1-1-1997

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Department

Nursing

First Committee Member

Susan Michael

Number of Pages

128

Abstract

Asthma is the most common chronic pulmonary disease among American children. There is limited research describing how children cope with asthma, and evidence suggests that many of these children demonstrate poor coping ability. This study, originally performed by Ryan-Wenger and Walsh (1994), describes the relationship between the frequency and effectiveness of coping strategies personally used by school-age children to manage asthma. Additional questions were incorporated to provide an objective measurement of coping and augment the original research; The Schoolagers' Coping Strategies Inventory (SCSI) and a demographic questionnaire were mailed to children with asthma and their parents. Data analysis {dollar}(N=65){dollar} demonstrated similar results to those found by Ryan-Wenger and Walsh (1994), although there were several significant differences between demographic variables and coping strategies. Children's responses indicated knowledge of common asthma triggers. This study enhances understanding of asthma coping strategies utilized by children, and may provide insight into educational needs.

Keywords

Asthma; Children; Coping; Perspectives Strategies

Controlled Subject

Nursing; Health education

File Format

pdf

File Size

3829.76 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/5hn0-wzj3


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