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Mindfulness in the Relationship Between Perceived Stress and Quality of Life in Pediatric Asthma
  • Ayşe Ayhan,
  • Zekeriya Aktan,
  • Zeynep Tamay
Ayşe Ayhan
Işık University
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Zekeriya Aktan
Işık Üniversitesi
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Zeynep Tamay
Istanbul Universıty Istanbul Medical Faculty
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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze the possible mediator effect of mindfulness in the relationship between perceived stress and quality of life in pediatric asthma. Methods: The sample of this study consisted of 100 asthmatic children aged between 9-12 years who applied to İstanbul University İstanbul Medical Faculty Hospital’s “Child Allergy Policlinic”. Sociodemographic information forms, Perceived Stress Scale in Children (8-11 years), Child and Adolescent Mindfulness Measure (CAMM) and Pediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (PAQLQ) were used as data collection tools. Results: Linear hierarchical regression analysis was used during the process of analyzing data. It has been identified that mindfulness has a partial mediator role, in the relationship between perceived stress and quality of life (p=-,474), in the relationship between perceived stress and symptoms which is the subscale of quality of life (p=-,399) and in the relationship between perceived stress and emotional function (p=-,514) which is the quality of life’s subscale. The mediating role of mindfulness in the relationship between perceived stress and activity limitations could not been inspected due to the lack of a significant correlation between activity limitations which is subscale of quality of life and mindfulness (p=,136). Conclusions: When all these findings are evaluated, it might be beneficial for experts dealing with pediatric asthma to add psychotherapy interventions involving mindfulness practices to the treatment of the disease.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

26 Jun 2020Submitted to Pediatric Pulmonology
27 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
27 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
30 Jun 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
31 Jul 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending