Relations governed by uncertainty: part of life of families of a child with asthma.
2004 (English)In: Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families, ISSN 0882-5963, Vol. 19, no 2, 85-94 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study identifies what influences and characterizes family relations in families of a child with asthma. Seventeen mothers of children aged between 6 and 16 years participated in audio-taped in-depth interviews. The researchers were inspired by grounded theory in data collection and data analysis. The core category that developed was being governed by disease-engendered uncertainty. The category mothers' availability was seen in two dimensions. The first dimension, mothers' being available for the child with asthma, created two subcategories: 1. control and 2. tight bonds. The second dimension, mothers' being less available for other family members, also created two subcategories: 3. being forsaken and 4. lack of understanding. Nursing implications are discussed in relation to the findings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 19, no 2, 85-94 p.
Adolescent, Adult, Asthma/*nursing, Caregivers, Child, Cost of Illness, Family Relations, Female, Health Knowledge; Attitudes; Practice, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Male, Mother-Child Relations, Object Attachment, Qualitative Research, Quality of Life, Sweden
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-6704DOI: 10.1016/S0882-5963(03)00140-4PubMedID: 15077206OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-6704DiVA: diva2:146374