Parent support, peer support, and peer acceptance in healthy lifestyle for asthma management among early adolescents.
Yang TO., Sylva K., Lunt I.
PURPOSE: This study aims to investigate the association between social support variables and healthy lifestyle for asthma management among early adolescents (ages 9-14 years). DESIGN AND METHODS: Questionnaires were completed by 86 parent-adolescent dyads. RESULTS: Healthy lifestyle was associated with social support variables. The association with peer acceptance was stronger among adolescents who received less asthma-specific support from peers. Age was negatively associated with healthy lifestyle, but the association was attenuated after adjustment for asthma-specific peer support. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: The findings of this study suggest recognizing the developmental change of social support during early adolescence.