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ERIC Number: EJ885479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Talking with Teens about Asthma Management
Velsor-Friedrich, Barbara; Vlasses, Fran; Moberley, Jorie; Coover, Lenore
Journal of School Nursing, v20 n3 p140-148 2004
Asthma is a chronic illness that affects approximately 7 million children and adolescents in the United States. Teens seem to be at higher risk for poor asthma health outcomes because of the tumultuous changes associated with adolescence. The purpose of this study was to explore experiences and behaviors related to the self-management of teens with asthma. Teens from four different high schools participated in one of four focus groups. Based on these discussions, the following themes emerged related to teens' management of their asthma: wanting to be normal, the unpredictability of the disease, the credibility of the teen with asthma, and self-management issues. Recommendations for developing education and management strategies for teens with asthma are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States