Children's experiences of living with asthma: fear of exacerbations and being ostracized.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families, ISSN 0882-5963, E-ISSN 1532-8449, Vol. 26, no 4, 295-303 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of the study was to explore children's experiences of asthma to tailor a learning program based on their perspectives. Fifteen children (7-10 years) were interviewed, and they narrated the meaning behind their drawings; a phenomenological hermeneutical approach was used in the analysis. The findings are described in two themes with five subthemes: fear of exacerbation (bodily sensations, frightening experiences, and loss of control) and fear of being ostracized (experiences of being excluded and dilemma of keeping the asthma secret or being open about it). Drawings are a good tool for initiating a dialogue with children.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 26, no 4, 295-303 p.
Child health; Asthma; Drawings; Qualitative research; Health promotion
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-3748DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2010.05.003PubMedID: 21726779OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-3748DiVA: diva2:787053