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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2015, 3(3), 54-58
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-3-3-2
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Assessment of Asthma-Related Stressors among Bronchial Asthma Patients in Jordan

Mona Abed El-Rahman Mohammed1, and Fakhria Jaber Muhbes2

1Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Port- Said University

2University of Babylon, Iraq

Pub. Date: January 07, 2016

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Mona Abed El-Rahman Mohammed and Fakhria Jaber Muhbes. Assessment of Asthma-Related Stressors among Bronchial Asthma Patients in Jordan. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2015; 3(3):54-58. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-3-3-2


Background: Bronchial asthma is a long-life illness that requires sensitive management since diagnosis. The relationship between asthma and physiological functioning is well established. However, stressors related to asthma treatment, family and other people influence, and disease impact on living activities is still unjustifiable. Aim: The aim of this study was to assess stressors facing patients with bronchial asthma. Methods: a descriptive, cross-sectional design was used. Participants were recruited from out-clinic asthma patients from two major hospitals in Amman, Jordan. Participants completed a predetermined questionnaire through individual interviews. Results: A total of 120 joined the study. Generally, management-related issues were the most prominent distressing domain for those patients with asthma followed by family-related domain and disease-related domain. Conclusion: Asthma can produce physical, psychological, and social distress. The role of nurses is pivotal in eliminating these stressors. An effective health education is the key to attain sufficient knowledge which contributes to lower incidences of these stressors.

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