برنامه چند وجهی آموزش بیمار با مدیریت استرس برای آسم دوران کودکی و نوجوانان
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|7054||2003||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||4705 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Patient Education and Counseling, Volume 49, Issue 1, January 2003, Pages 59–66
The present study aimed to evaluate a multimodal patient education program carried out during inpatient rehabilitation. The program included cognitive–behavioral stress management training as a main component. The efficacy was examined in comparison to an education program without stress management. In total N=68 patients aged between 8 and 16 years were included in the post-treatment and N=46 patients in the 6 months follow-up assessment. Short- and long-term intervention effects of the multimodal education program were observed in relation to patients’ age. The experimental treatment elicited significant improvements in adaptive coping in adolescents aged from 14 to 16 years. In contrast, substantial effects were not yielded for the control treatment. The results suggest that the multimodal patient education training has beneficial effects on stress management in adolescents with asthma. Results are discussed with regard to predictive factors for rehabilitation outcome.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease, characterized by airway obstruction, inflammation, and hyperresponsiveness to a variety of stimuli . It is the most common chronic disease in childhood and adolescence. In Europe, the prevalence of childhood and adolescent asthma varies between 6 and 10%  and . However, there is a growing body of evidence for increasing prevalence rates, hospitalizations, and mortality among children and adolescents during the last decade, particularly in Western industrial nations ,  and . Although more research is needed to identify the causes, the significant role of an impaired life style is suggested, leading to non-adherence to medical regimens . The etiology of asthma is multifaceted including hereditary, allergic, infectious, and psychologic factors . Psychological factors, such as distress, seem to be of greater importance for the maintenance and exacerbation than for the onset of chronic diseases (e.g. ). In particular, chronically ill children and adolescents have to cope with disease-related stressors proven to have a significant impact on the course of chronic conditions . Coping with illness-related stressors in chronic diseases comprises four dimensions : firstly, children and adolescents with asthma have to adhere to restrictive treatment regimens. LeFevre and Moussier  concluded that the high rise in mortality of adolescents with asthma is due to non-adherent behavior. Secondly, they have to deal with social isolation . Thirdly, in spite of disparate findings some evidence suggests that they are characterized by an impaired self-concept and self-esteem  and . Fourthly, they have to adjust to a variety of emotional responses. Although inconclusive, results suggest that asthmatic children and adolescents compared with healthy contemporaries tend to develop more emotional problems, especially internalizing behavior problems, such as anxiety disorders and depression  and . Studies focused on variables which intervene between psychological adjustment and disease put emphasis on severity of disease and duration of illness . Situational factors could also be determined referring to family factors, such as family interaction , family quality of life , and family rituals . Additionally, individual factors were identified, such as illness uncertainty and attributional style . These results are consistent with findings on the important role of children’s and adolescents’ capability to cope effectively with the chronic disease in the psychological adjustment (cf.  and ). Avoidant coping which was increased in asthmatic adolescents in comparison to diabetic contemporaries  has proven to be a significant risk factor for adolescent depression in non-clinical samples . Some researchers emphasized the considerable increase in mortality of asthmatic adolescents presumably due to more pronounced depression which interferes with adherent behavior  and . Taking into consideration that both factors, psychosocial stress and severity of disease, are interacting (cf. ) the relevance of intervention programs for the prevention of disease exacerbation becomes obvious. Diverse patient education programs were developed for children and adolescents with asthma (for review see ) focusing on information about illness and treatment as well as skills training including self-perception of asthma symptoms, self-care techniques, and social competence (cf. ). In sum, information about the disease led to significant improvements in children’s asthma knowledge . Moreover, effective changes were demonstrated with regard to the child-oriented rehabilitation in inpatient settings  and . Programs carried out during outpatient rehabilitation were also effective  and . By applying family-oriented interventions significant improvements in parental coping strategies , parents’ and children’s knowledge as well as morbidity were revealed . Thereby, age-dependent treatment effects were shown, suggesting to clarify age differences in intervention effects . Further studies pointed to the superiority of an intensive inpatient family management program in comparison to an outpatient day camp . Thereby, some results indicated that the effects weakened over the time course  and , supporting the importance of booster sessions after rehabilitation. However, implementation of stress management into education programs has been widely neglected. Thus, previous programs primarily included relaxation training and disease-related self-management techniques. Instead, improving individuals’ capacities of coping with common stressors was ignored, and this important resource of dealing adaptively with those most frequently occurring and demanding stressors was not considered. Furthermore, recent studies have ignored to evaluate intervention effects on subjective measures of coping with stress. This could give a further hint to children’s and adolescents’ quality of life which is the central outcome measure in research on patient education . The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of a multimodal education program for children and adolescents with asthma which was modified from Lob-Corzilius and Petermann  and adjusted to an inpatient setting. Into a shortened version of this patient education program a cognitive–behavioral stress management training was implemented. Short- and long-lasting effects on subjective health status and coping with common stressors were evaluated in comparison to this shortened version of the standard patient education program from Lob-Corzilius and Petermann . It was hypothesized that the experimental group (EG) would show short- and long-lasting improvements in coping compared with the control group (CG). Moreover, it was expected that, 6 months after rehabilitation, the EG would gain significantly in subjective health status. A further goal of the present study was to examine age differences in the intervention effects. Given the scarce results in the literature, specific differences in rehabilitation outcome between age groups were not predicted.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
According to previous findings  results of the present study lend support to the assumption that patients’ age is an important predictive factor for the rehabilitation outcome. Exclusively, the EG aged from 14 to 16 years showed long-term intervention effects on adaptive coping strategies. Moreover, they improved in situation-adaptive coping, indicating that they learned to employ coping strategies in dependency of the perceived controllability of the stressful situation. Thus, the results presented suggest that the multimodal education program is an effective treatment for adolescents with asthma. These findings confirm previous results concerning the efficacy of those multimodal interventions , , , , , , ,  and  and extend the generalization of results on cognitive–behavioral stress management techniques. Nevertheless, given the small sample size, results have to be interpreted with caution and have to be replicated in future studies with greater sample sizes. Furthermore, it must be mentioned that the present effects are restricted on children and adolescents with mild asthma. Previous results suggested that children with mild and moderate asthma were able to adjust effectively to the disease, but in severe asthma children lacking in personal and social resources failed to adjust . Therefore, future research should be conducted to explore the efficacy of the multimodal patient education program in patients with more severe asthma. Additionally, future studies should evaluate intervention effects on medical outcome measures. Also self-reported disease-related measures have to be considered, such as disease-related coping and well-being, whose reliability and validity have to be confirmed. Finally, with regard to the conceptualization of patient education programs, effective components of parental education should be incorporated ,  and  in order to increase the intervention effects. In line with the present findings further results put emphasis on the inclusion of booster sessions enabling the maintenance of acquired health-promoting behavior .