ERIC Number: EJ1133447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Managing Chronic Conditions in College: Findings from Prompted Health Incidents Diaries
Ravert, Russell D.; Russell, Luke T.; O'Guin, Monica B.
Journal of American College Health, v65 n3 p217-222 2017
Objective: This pilot study assessed an electronic health diary method designed to collect data about critical health incidents experienced by college students who have chronic health conditions. Participants: Nine university students with chronic medical conditions were recruited to complete a series of e-mail-based surveys, sent once every 3 days across the fall 2014 semester. Methods: In each survey, participants described a health-related incident that occurred within the past day and cited resources that helped or could have helped in that situation. They completed follow-up interviews and ranked the importance of cited resources. Results: The diary completion rate was 78.3% (141/180). Most frequently affected management areas were activities (61.3%), monitoring (34.9%), and problem-solving (34.3%). Resources considered helpful included situational knowledge, campus health professionals, peer support, and relaxation opportunities. Conclusions: Prompted health incidents diary method achieved a high completion rate and provided data that could be useful for college health researchers and practitioners.
Descriptors: Diseases, Chronic Illness, College Students, Diaries, Health, Student Surveys, Self Management, Critical Incidents Method, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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