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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2005;11(2):252-259.
Published online December 31, 2005.
A Study on the Knowledge Level and Educational Demand about Pediatric Asthma of Mothers of Children with Asthma
Back, Kyoung-Seon;Lee, Ji-Won;
1Department of Nursing, Jinju Health College
2Department of Nursing, College of Nursing, Pusan Catholic University
천식아동 어머니의 지식정도와 교육요구도
백경선, 이지원
1진주 보건대학 간호과
2부산 가톨릭대학교 간호대학 간호학과
Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood. It's important mother's caring for management of children with asthma. This study was to provide the evidenced data for preparing an educational program by identifying the knowledge level and educational demand about pediatric asthma of mothers of children with asthma. Method: The subjects were 91 mothers of children with asthma who admitted at 3 hospital in Busan. The data were collected through a self-reporting questionnaire from Feburary to May, 2005. The data was analyzed by SPSS 10.0 program. Results: The total mean percentage of correct answer of knowledge about pediatric asthma was 55.6% and the total mean $score{pm}SD$ of educational demand about pediatric asthma was $4.40{pm}0.50$. The knowledge level was statistically different by recurrence number(F=3.08, p=.049). There was not correlation between knowledge level and eucational demand. Conclusions: The mothers of children with asthma had a medium knowledge level and a high educational demand. Based on the results, mothers' knowledge is an important part of children with asthma management. Therefore nursing intervention program for mothers of children with asthma should be developed and the mothers should cope with asthma effectively.
Key Words: Children, Asthma, Knowledge level, Educational demand

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