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J Asthma. 2007 Jul-Aug;44(6):423-7.

Factors associated with depression and resilience in asthmatic children.

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Sungshin Women's University College of Nursing, Seoul, Korea.


The purposes of this study were to examine relationship between depression and resilience in children with asthma and identify factors associated with depression. Data were collected from 86 children who ranged in age from 10 to 15 years and who had been diagnosed with asthma for over 6 months. Resilience was measured with an instrument developed by Kim (2002) and depression with the Child Depression Inventory by Kovac (1985). The results showed that older children, children with lower resilience scores, and children whose parents were rigid and restrictive had significantly more depression. Education on parenting should be included in comprehensive care programs for asthmatic children.

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