|"There is a well-established literature looking at the relationship between having a chronic health condition during childhood and adolescence and the experience of negative health behaviors, psychological outcomes and social outcomes. Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies have identified associations between childhood/adolescent asthma, diabetes or other chronic health conditions and overweight/obesity, depressive symptoms, disordered eating behaviors being bullied, isolated or having fewer friends. However, less is known about whether these negative outcomes are experienced by young adults with chronic health.
conditions, especially those with common conditions such as asthma or diabetes. Due to technological advances in pediatric medicine over the past 40 years, morbidity and mortality have decreased for children with chronic health conditions and the number of young adults and adults with chronic health conditions has increased. Thus, obtaining a more comprehensive understanding of the life experience of young adults with chronic health conditions is important in order to inform prevention efforts and clinical care for these individuals "