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Delaktighet i aktivitet för barn med astma och allergi: Föräldrars erfarenheter
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Purpose of the study was to describe the parents' experiences of participation in the activity for children with moderate to severe asthma and allergy. Seven parents of children aged 7-16 with moderate to severe asthma and residents in Sweden were interviewed using a semi structured instrument. The material was analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The analysis of the interviews resulted in three categories; "Not to be participating like everyone else", "Social support and obstruction in activity", "Challenges in the environment". It was revealed that all the children felt that they were not like everyone else, they could not participate in age-appropriate activities on equal terms as their friends without asthma and allergy. The parents also described that the children felt that they had both social support and obstruction to participate in occupation. Situations and episodes described concerned among others were school staff, friends and the parents themselves. The parents told further about different challenges in the environment, such as in school and other environments where the children were staying, which were mainly concerned children with allergy. Conclusions to be drawn from the study findings is that children with asthma and allergies have obstacles and challenges in their participation in the activity based on what their parents describe, and that they affect the children's everyday lives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Asthma and allergy, children, parent’s experiences, participation in occupation, occupational therapy
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-44463Local ID: 2414a916-d007-45d0-894b-04427c2950d3OAI: diva2:1017742
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level
Validerat; 20140610 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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