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The interaction between paediatric asthma and family functioning

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Dyk, A. C. (Dr.) en
dc.contributor.advisor Nieuwoudt, J. M. (Johannes Marthinus) en Jones, Sylvia Lynn en 2009-08-25T10:46:43Z 2009-08-25T10:46:43Z 2009-08-25T10:46:43Z 2002-01-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Jones, Sylvia Lynn (2009) The interaction between paediatric asthma and family functioning, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The present study explored the interaction between paediatric asthma and family functioning, within the context of family systems theory. Eight families, each with an asthmatic child between the ages of 8 and 15, were included in this study. In each case, the parents were interviewed and completed a quantitative measure, the Family Assessment Device, The results indicated that each family has a unique way of functioning and of integrating the child's asthma into its lifestyle. Factors found to be involved in the mutual impact of paediatric asthma and family functioning were the size of the family, the severity of the child's condition, the ways in which the family copes with the stress of asthma, communication patterns between parents, compliance with family rules and boundaries, and the affective responsiveness and involvement of family members.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 177 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Paediatric asthma
dc.subject Family functioning
dc.subject Family structure
dc.subject Family systems theory
dc.subject Family Assessment Device (FAD)
dc.subject Parental attitudes
dc.subject Severe asthma
dc.subject Circulatory
dc.subject Feedback
dc.subject Healthy families
dc.subject.ddc 362.82
dc.subject.lcsh Families -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Family psychotherapy
dc.subject.lcsh Family counseling
dc.subject.lcsh Families -- Mental health -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Behavioral assessment
dc.subject.lcsh Asthma in children -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Asthma in children -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Parent and child
dc.subject.lcsh Family assessment
dc.subject.lcsh Child care -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Chronically ill children -- Family relationships -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Adjustment (Psychology)
dc.title The interaction between paediatric asthma and family functioning en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en M.A. (Psychology) en

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