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Factors Related to Adherence Behavior in Children with Allergic Rhinitis
The purpose of this study was to explore the medical adherence behavior and associated factors of children with allergic rhinitis. Purposive sampling was used to recruit 136 allergic rhinitis children and their parents from the outpatient department of hospitals in central Taiwan. The main results are as follows: 1.About level of medical adherence behavior of allergic rhinitis children self reports and their parents reports were high. And both showed significant positive correlation. For treatment outcome survey, there was only 29.4% Improvement in Nasal resistance (nPEFR). 2.Allergic rhinitis children’s parents in knowledge score were in high level. They had positive self-efficacy, the more confidence in medicine adherence than life style adherence. They client-professional interaction also tend to positive. 3.The factors associated with the children adherence behavior were age,parents education status, family's social/economic status, parents allergic rhinitis knowledge, self-efficacy and client-professional interaction. The subjects has better adherence behavior when subject’s age under 9 years,parents education level above collage, middle-to-high family's social/economic status. Parents allergic rhinitis knowledge, self-efficacy and client-professional interaction with adherence behavior had positive correlation. 4.「age」、「parents education status」、「family's social/ economic status」、「parents allergic rhinitis knowledge」、「parents self-efficacy」、「parents client-professional interaction」can explain 35% of variance of allergic rhinitis children’s overall adherence behavior, and「self-efficacy」was the best prediciting factor.
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