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The Effect of Educating the Use of Spray by Visual Concept Mapping Method on the Quality of Life of Children with Asthma

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Author(s): Parisa Bozorgzad | Abbas Ebadi | Mostafa Moin | Forough Sarhangy | Somayyeh Nasiripour | Mohammad Ali Soleimani

Journal: Iranian Journal Of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
ISSN 1735-1502

Volume: 12;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 63;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Asthma | Child | Quality of life | Visual Concept Mapping

ABSTRACT
One of the most important goals in treating chronic diseases, especially asthma, is the promotion of quality of life (QOL). The present study aimed at identifying the effect of educating method on the QOL of children, who suffered from asthma.In this clinical trial study, 80 children aged 6-12 years with asthma were divided into two groups: control (face-to-face method) and experimental (visual concept mapping method). The QOL of both groups was measured before and after educating by the Juniper’s Quality of Life Questionnaire with a one-month interval.The rate of change in the QOL score of the experimental group was 0.3 (±0.7) both before and after intervention and 0.1 (±0.3) in the control group, which was statistically significant (p

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