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AIM This paper is a description of inductive and deductive content analysis. BACKGROUND Content analysis is a method that may be used with either qualitative or quantitative data and in an inductive or deductive way. Qualitative content analysis is commonly used in nursing studies but little has been published on the analysis process and many research(More)
AIM This paper presents a discussion of the use of confirmatory factor analysis to test nursing theory. BACKGROUND Theory testing is an important phase in nursing theory development. Testing of theory is intended to give more information about concepts and their usefulness in nursing practice. Confirmatory factor analysis is commonly used in instrument(More)
The purpose of this paper is to describe the factors that affect compliance in adolescents with a chronic illness and to compare compliance and factors connected to compliance between adolescents with asthma, epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). The data were collected by questionnaire. Altogether 1200(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the support network of adolescents with a chronic disease from their own perspective. Data were collected by interviewing adolescents with asthma, epilepsy, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). The sample consisted of 40 adolescents aged between 13 and 17 years.(More)
The purpose of the study reported in this paper was to evaluate compliance, and factors associated with compliance, in patients who had hypertension. Compliance with lifestyle recommendations, medication and attendance of follow-up visits was evaluated. The data were collected using a questionnaire completed by 138 patients with hypertension aged under 63(More)
The purpose of this paper is to describe the health regimen compliance of adolescents with asthma and some factors related to it. The following research questions were addressed: (i) to what extent do adolescents with asthma comply with health regimens; and (ii) what type of factors are associated with compliance of adolescents with asthma? A total of 300(More)
A chronic illness, such as cancer, causes permanent changes in a person's way of life and their way of adapting to changes. The purpose of this study was to describe the coping strategies and resources of adolescents and young adults with cancer. The data were collected by interviewing adolescents and young adults aged 16-22 (n = 14) who had had cancer for(More)
The compliance of 346 young diabetics aged 13-17 years with health regimens is analysed in the framework of a MIMIC (multiple indicators, multiple causes) model. The data were compiled by means of a questionnaire on compliance, conditions for compliance, the meaning attached to treatment and the impact of the disease, and the model constructed using the(More)