specialty journal of medical research and health science
The Effect of Family-Centered Empowerment on the Life of Patients with Asthma
Fatemeh Khajeh Mahmoud, Gholam Hossein Mahmoudirad, Elham Shahraki Moghadam, Alireza Nemati
Background and purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of family-centered empowerment model on lifestyle in patients with asthma. Materials and methods: In this Clinical trial study, 70 patients with asthma referring to private clinics and department of lung of Amiral-Momenin Ali (PBUH) Zabol Hospital in 2016 were selected through convenience sampling and randomly in two experimental groups (35 patients) And control (35 people). The family-centered empowerment model was conducted for the experimental group based on the four stages of the model's implementation. The data collection tool was a questionnaire containing two sections of demographic characteristics and lifestyle that were completed before intervention, one week, one month and three months after the intervention in both groups. Data were analyzed using SPSS 16 software. Results: The results showed that the mean score of lifestyle in the dimensions of nutrition, sleep status, physical activity, stress and health status increased significantly in experimental group after intervention (p <0.001) in group patients. The mean score of lifestyle scales varied in different stages, but most of life style dimensions decreased significantly three months after the intervention. (p<0.05). Conclusion: The results of this study showed that implementing a family-centered empowerment model could help to improve the ability of asthmatic patients and ultimately improve their lifestyle. Based on the findings of this study, it is suggested that the family-centered empowerment model be considered as one of the components basis in the field of medical and nursing education.