Author(s): Yang TO, Sylva K, Lunt I, Yang TO, Sylva K, Lunt I
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Abstract PURPOSE: This study aims to investigate the association between social support variables and healthy lifestyle for asthma management among early adolescents (ages 9-14 years). DESIGN AND METHODS: Questionnaires were completed by 86 parent-adolescent dyads. RESULTS: Healthy lifestyle was associated with social support variables. The association with peer acceptance was stronger among adolescents who received less asthma-specific support from peers. Age was negatively associated with healthy lifestyle, but the association was attenuated after adjustment for asthma-specific peer support. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: The findings of this study suggest recognizing the developmental change of social support during early adolescence. © 2010, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
This article was published in J Spec Pediatr Nurs
and referenced in Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior