Title

Self-efficacy in managing chronic respiratory disease: parents' experiences

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Routledge

School

Nursing and Midwifery

RAS ID

22894

Comments

This article was originally published as: Jones, V., Whitehead, L., & Crowe, M. T. (2016). Self-efficacy in managing chronic respiratory disease: parents’ experiences. Contemporary Nurse, 52(2-3), 341-351. Original article available here

Abstract

Introduction: The aim of this study was to explore parent’s sense of self-efficacy and the experiences that impact on this in relation to the management of their child’s chronic respiratory disease. Design: A qualitative study using a general inductive approach was taken. Method: Semi-structured interviews with 23 parents were completed and thematic analysis employed to generate categories and themes. Results: Parents described self-efficacy as important in their ability to maintain daily management of their child’s health. The greatest impact on self-efficacy was an overwhelming sense of responsibility. Parents described an enduring sense of responsibility through ongoing vigilance and adherence to medical regimes. Discussion: In order for parents to maintain self-efficacy in their care giving role, health professionals need an understanding of how best to support them to manage the sense of responsibility they experience.

DOI

10.1080/10376178.2016.1213647

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Not open access

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