Conception of Wellness in Families with a Diabetic Child

Conception of Wellness in Families with a Diabetic Child

Conception of Wellness in Families with a Diabetic Child

Conception of Wellness in Families with a Diabetic Childs

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Référence bibliographique [4784]

Jutras, Sylvie, Morin, Pauline, Proulx, Renée, Vinay, Marie-Claude, Roy, Emmanuelle et Routhier, Lysanne. 2003. «Conception of Wellness in Families with a Diabetic Child ». Journal of Health Psychology, vol. 8, no 5, p. 573-586.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« The purpose of this article is to present an analysis of how various members of a family with a diabetic child think about health and illness from the perspective of a complementary concept: wellness. » (p. 574)

2. Méthode



Échantillon/Matériau :
« Fifty-five families participated in the interviews, but due to technical recording difficulties, the final sample comprised 53 mothers, 53 children with IDDM and 55 siblings. » (p. 576)

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien
Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu et analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« Focusing on wellness and adopting perspectives from positive and perceptual psychology, perceptions about health and illness were studied in 55 families with diabetic children, their siblings (8-17 years old) and mothers. Individual interviews were conducted on definitions of wellness, rationale for children’s self-evaluation of wellness, consequences of wellness and definition of diabetes. Content analysis revealed that respondents have a comprehensive definition of wellness focusing on adaptation and performance. Significant role-specific differences emerged. Mothers’ perceptions reflected their role in caregiving and socializing children. Children emphasized school performance and absence of health problems. Siblings focused on harmonious relationships. In accordance with the perspective of positive psychology, adults’ as well as children’s perceptions are congruent with the pursuit of wellness despite chronic illness. » (p. 573)