Factors influencing parental medication adherence in pediatric asthma

Misa Iio, Yukihiro Ohya, Yutaka Morisawa, Hiroko Watanabe, Masami Narita, Masaki Futamura, Ikuyo Masuko, Ichiro Nomura, Koichi Yoshida, Kenta Horimukai, Akemi Manki, Susumu Manki, Kyoko Satsuka, Kaori Nakatani, Masayuki Akashi, Taku Ohishi, Tatsuki Fukuie, Tomoko Suda, Koji Takenaka

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Abstract

Purpose: To identify the factors influencing parental medication control behaviors (inhaling corticosteroids and medication-taking) in pediatric asthma management. Methods: A specially-designed questionnaire survey was conducted on 942 parents with asthmatic children in hospitals and elementary schools. Results: Factor analysis on inhalation behaviors resulted in five factors: understanding of benefit, mastering on inhalation skills and medication management, family support, anxiety of side effects, and explanation from a doctor (cumulative contribution ratio = 51.3%). Factor analysis on medication-taking behavior resulted in five factors: understanding of medication effectiveness and benefit, family support, anxiety of side effects, skills on giving medicines, and family routine (cumulative contribution ratio = 50.6%). Conclusion: The results indicate the importance of recognizing factors influencing parental medication control behaviors in developing education strategies to maintain and reinforce their asthma management behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-603
Number of pages11
JournalJapanese Journal of Allergology
Volume60
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Corticosteroids inhalation behavior
  • Medication-taking behavior
  • Parents
  • Pediatric asthma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy

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