The aims of this pilot study were twofold: (1) to establish the relevance of the Family Management Measure (FaMM) when used in Australia, including its conceptual equivalence using the literature and empirical data and to (2) describe family management of children with chronic conditions. The FaMM, which was recently developed in the United States, is used to explore family management of childhood chronic conditions in an Australian setting. The FaMM was found to be a relevant measure of family management based on the themes derived from pertinent studies conducted in Australia and also for the six Australian mothers who participated in 'think-aloud' interviews, using items from the FaMM. The scales and items of the FaMM yielded rich and varying accounts of managing childhood chronic conditions within family life which need consideration by health professionals.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2012|
- Chronic conditions
- Cystic fibrosis
- Family management