This article reports a quasiexperimental family level intervention study to measure effectiveness of a theory-based family therapeutic conversation intervention (FAM-TC) for families of children with asthma on perceived family support and asthma-related quality of life (QOL). Perceived family support increased significantly for mothers in the experimental group. The children of the parents in the experimental group reported significantly lower problems with asthma treatment on the treatment problems subscale of the asthma QOL scale after the intervention. These results highlight the benefit of therapeutic conversations for families of children and adolescent with asthma to support or enhance QOL.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Nursing Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jun 2013|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Funding/Sponsorships: This study was funded by grants from Research Fund of Ingibjorg R. Magnusdottir , the Research Fund at LUH and Scientific Fund of Icelandic Nurses Association .
- Family perceived support
- Family system nursing
- Health-related quality of life
- Nursing intervention
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nursing (all)