Factors influencing health promoting activities of mothers caring for ventilator-assisted children.

@article{Kuster2004FactorsIH,
  title={Factors influencing health promoting activities of mothers caring for ventilator-assisted children.},
  author={Patricia A Kuster and Lina Kurdahi Badr and Betty L. Chang and Anne K. Wuerker and Anita E. Benjamin},
  journal={Journal of pediatric nursing},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={276-87}
}
The extensive care a ventilator-assisted child (VAC) requires when cared for in the home can impact the mother's ability to participate in health promotion activities. The purpose of this study was to examine health promotion activities and the relationships among functional status of the child, impact of the illness on the family, coping, social support, and health promotion activities of mothers who care for ventilator-assisted children at home. Thirty-eight primary female caregivers, mostly… CONTINUE READING

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