Indian Journal of Continuing Nursing Education

: 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43--48

Quality of life of children with asthma and their caregivers

Bendangmenla Ao1, Bharathy Jacob3, Mary A Johnson2 
1 Assoc Professor, CON, Christian Institute of Health Science & Research, Dimapur, India
2 Professor, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, India

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Asthma ranks as the 14th disorder in the world in terms of the extent and duration of disability, with 14 % of children worldwide experiencing asthma symptoms. Both children and their families are at risk of impaired psychological functioning, well-being, and Quality of Life (QOL). A descriptive study was undertaken to assess the QOL of children with Asthma and their caregivers visiting the outpatient department of a tertiary care center in South India. Using consecutive sampling technique 77 children and 77 caregivers were recruited for the study. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire, designed by the investigator and was validated by experts. Analysis revealed that 65.9% and 54.5% of the children with Asthma had moderate quality of life among the 5-10 and 11-15 year old age groups respectively. Among the caregivers 64.9% had moderate QOL and 2.6% had poor QOL. Demographic variables such as living in urban locality (p=.03), male children (p=0.05), number of days absent in school (p=.01) were significantly associated with poor QOL among children between 11-15 years. A highly significant association was found between the QOL of children and the caregivers (p<.001). Every health professional should take active initiative in planning ongoing Asthma education which can improve the psychological functioning and QOL of both the child and the care giver.

How to cite this article:
Ao B, Jacob B, Johnson MA. Quality of life of children with asthma and their caregivers.Indian J Cont Nsg Edn 2018;19:43-48

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Ao B, Jacob B, Johnson MA. Quality of life of children with asthma and their caregivers. Indian J Cont Nsg Edn [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Jun 28 ];19:43-48
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