Influence of an asthma education program on parents with children suffering from asthma.
2005 (English)In: Nursing and Health Sciences, ISSN 1441-0745, E-ISSN 1442-2018, Vol. 7, no 3, 157-63 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Several studies have evaluated the effectiveness of various methods of asthma education for parents. This study adds a qualitative and inner perspective from the families of children suffering from asthma. The aim was to illuminate the influence of an asthma education program (AEP) for parents. The study sample consisted of nine parents of five children with moderate to severe asthma in the 2-6 years age group. Data were collected by interviews and qualitative analyses were used. The main findings were that the parents experienced an increased understanding of their child's experience of asthma after having participated in the program. Three themes were revealed: sharing experiences, accepting the illness, and partnership building. In conclusion, the parents in the study expressed that they promote increased self-understanding by meeting other parents in groups.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 7, no 3, 157-63 p.
asthma; educational program; empowerment; parents; qualitative
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-3747DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2005.00235.xPubMedID: 16083478OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-3747DiVA: diva2:787050