AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

Parental stress and perceived quality of life in adolescents with asthma

by Elise Howard

Institution: Texas Tech University
Year: 2009
Keywords: Quality of life; Adolescents; Asthma; Parental stress
Record ID: 1854380
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/2346/17099


This study examined the relationship between parental stress and quality of life in adolescents with asthma. It was expected that more parental stress would be related to lower quality of life scores and that mothers and fathers would experience different amounts of stress and stress in different areas. The sample included 39 adolescents with asthma and one of their parents. Data were collected from parents assessing parental stress, their child’s severity of asthma, and demographic information. Adolescents reported on their perceived quality of life. A relationship was found between parental stress and quality of life, with significant relationships for parents of daughters. Severity and parental stress also were found to be related.