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.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses|
|Publication status||Published - 2021 Mar 1|
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation