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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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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

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.