Objective: To complete an integrative review of the studies on pediatric chronic illness utilizing the Children’s Hope Scale to determine the association between hope and the chronically ill child.
Method: A comprehensive review of PubMed, PsycINFO, Academic Search Complete, CINAHL, The Cochrane Library, ProQuest, and Dissertations Theses was completed. Titles were reviewed, selected abstracts were then assessed, and full papers were obtained.
Results: Ten studies were found which met the specified inclusion criteria: participants less than or equal to19 years of age, an illness of more than three months in duration, and hope measured by the Children’s Hope Scale. The studies found some support for the positive effect of hope for children with chronic illness, but more research needs to be done with larger samples.
Conclusion: This integrative review supports the positive impact of hope on the chronically ill child and the need for additional research on the role of hope in the chronically ill child.
|Commitee:||Peek, Gloanna, Phipps, Lorri|
|School:||The University of Arizona|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-B 77/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health sciences, Nursing, Clinical psychology|
|Keywords:||Childhood hope, Children's hope, Children's hope scale, Chronic illness|
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