How do teens view the physical and social impact of asthma compared to other chronic diseases?

Title

How do teens view the physical and social impact of asthma compared to other chronic diseases?

Creator

Wirrell E; Cheung C; Spier S

Publisher

The Journal Of Asthma : Official Journal Of The Association For The Care Of Asthma

Date

2006

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Questionnaires; Social Adjustment; Motor Activity; adolescent; Adolescent Transitions; Chronic disease; Asthma/psychology

Description

We surveyed cognitively normal teens with and without chronic illness regarding the perceived physical and social impact of various chronic diseases including asthma. The overall physical impact of asthma was perceived equivalently to diabetes and arthritis, but less than epilepsy, Down's syndrome, leukemia, and human immunodeficiency virus infection. However, asthma was rated to more commonly cause physical disability (p < 0.001) and restrict activities (p < 0.0005). The social impact of asthma was perceived equivalently to diabetes, but more favorably than the other chronic diseases surveyed. Specifically, teens with asthma were perceived as having fewer behavior problems, being more honest, popular, and fun to be around, but less adept at sports. Only 6 of 149 (4%) teens surveyed expressed any degree of reluctance to befriend peers with asthma.
2006

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Type

Journal Article

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Citation

Wirrell E; Cheung C; Spier S, “How do teens view the physical and social impact of asthma compared to other chronic diseases?,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed February 6, 2023, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13613.

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