Parents' Perception of Self-Management Behaviors for Their Children With Spina Bifida in South Korea: A Qualitative Study

Hyun Jung Yun, Eun Kyoung Choi, Sang Won Han

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Abstract

PURPOSE: This study aimed to explore parents' perceptions of self-management behaviors for their children with spina bifida (SB). DESIGN: Qualitative method. METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with nine Korean parents of children with SB. The data were analyzed using the content analysis method. FINDINGS: Parental perceptions of the experiences of self-management behaviors in children with SB were classified into risk factors that hinder self-management behaviors and protective factors that accelerate them. Each category of factors was then further classified into child-, parent-, and school-related factors. CONCLUSIONS: To promote self-management behaviors in children with SB, reducing risk factors and promoting protective factors considering child, family, and school dimensions based on cultural differences are necessary. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Rehabilitation nurses should be considered essential healthcare providers who can offer stepwise guidance to achieve self-management behaviors in children with SB according to their stage of development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-82
Number of pages10
JournalRehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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