SAGE Journal Articles
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Article 1: Emerson, N. D., Distelberg, B., Morrell, H. E. R., Williams-Reade, J., Tapanes, D. & Montgomery, S. (2016). Quality of life and school absenteeism in children with chronic illness. The Journal of School Nursing, 32(4), 258-266.
Learning Objective: 15.2
How does the asset support this Learning Objective? The article discusses the implications of chronic illness of school attendance and propose an intervention to reduce school absenteeism.
Summary: Children and adolescents with a chronic illness (CI) tend to demonstrate diminished physical and social functioning, which contribute to school attendance issues. We investigated the role of social and physical functioning in reducing school absenteeism in children participating in Mastering Each New Direction (MEND), a family-based psychosocial intervention for youths with CI.
Questions to Consider:
- Describe the intervention Mastering Each New Direction (MEND).
- What was found to be the greatest predictor of missed school days in children with chronic illness? Why?
- What are the physical and social disadvantages for children diagnosed with a chronic illness?
Learning Objective: 15.5
How does the asset support this Learning Objective? The article explores the relationship between self-reported risk behaviors and personal resiliency in adolescents.
Summary: This study explores the relationship between self-reported risk behaviors and personal resiliency in adolescents, specifically whether youth with higher personal resiliency report less frequent risk behaviors than those with lower personal resiliency. Self-reported risk behavior is surveyed by the Adolescent Risk Behavior Inventory (ARBI). Self-reported personal resiliency is reflected in responses to the Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents (RSCA). Findings suggest that youth reporting higher personal resiliency report less frequent risk behaviors. The findings suggest the possibility of screening in normative samples of youth in a relatively non-intrusive manner.
Questions to Consider:
- What are common risk behaviors that adolescents engage in?
- What is personal resiliency?
- Are the tools used in the study beneficial in screening adolescents for risk behaviors and resiliency?