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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF NURSING RESEARCH   SPRING 2011 , Volume 6 , Number 20; Page(s) 52 To 63.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFECT OF FAMILY-CENTERED EMPOWERMENT MODEL ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF SCHOOL-AGE ASTHMA CHILDREN

 
 
Author(s):  TEYMOURI F., ALHANI F.*, KAZEMNEJAD A.
 
* NURSING DEPT. FACULITY OF MEDICINE, TARBIAT MODARES UNIVERSITY, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Introduction: Asthma is a common disease in children and decrease asthmatic child's quality of life and has main effects on family function.The nurse' s roles to increase their quality of life. Thus, the purpose of this study is to investigate effect of family-centered empowerment model on asthma school-age children's quality of life.
Methods: This is a Quasi-experimental study with cluster random sampling.7 elementary schools from one of the 19 Tehran' s areas selected randomly and these schools divided randomly into case group (4 schools) and control group (3 schools). The data gathering tools was consisted of demographic information questionnaire and general Peds QoL and asthma Peds QoL questionnaire of child. Validity and reliability were done. Group discussion, demonstration and educational participation were used for empowered children and their parents. the questionnaires were filled by children and their parents in pre and post test.
Results: These were no significant difference before the intervention between the two cases and control groups in terms of demographic characteristics and Qol of children. While, independent t-test showed a significant difference between the two groups means of the general and asthma Peds Qol before and after the intervention. Also, the paired t-test showed a significant difference before and after the intervention in the case group in terms of the general and asthma Peds Qol (P<0.0001).
Conclusion: This study shows the effect of family-centered empowerment model on asthma school-age childrens quality of life and it is suggested that such a model be implemented on other age groups and in much more study population.
 
Keyword(s): FAMILY-CENTERED EMPOWERMENT MODEL, QUALITY OF LIFE, SCHOOL-AGE CHILDRENS, ASTHMA, NURSE
 
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