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:: Volume 29, Issue 1 (3-2021) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2021, 29(1): 19-29 Back to browse issues page
Structural Relationships of Psychological Inflexibility and Parental Psychopathological Features on Children's Asthma Symptoms in Khorramabad, Iran: Mediating Role of Children's Anxiety
Mehri Parvaneh1 , Fatemeh Rezaei * 2, Firoozeh Ghazanfari1
1- Dept of Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran
2- Dept of Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran , rezaei.f@lu.ac.ir
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Introduction: Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in children. The family and social environment can correlate with the genetic predisposition to asthma and affect the timing and severity of the clinical view of the disease. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the structural relationships of inflexibility and parental psychopathological features on children's asthma symptoms with the mediating role of children's anxiety.
Materials & Methods: This descriptive correlational study was conducted on 200 parents of children with asthma and their children referred to the Asthma and Allergy Treatment Clinic of Shahid Rahimi Hospital in Khorramabad, Iran. The participants were selected using the convenience sampling method. Subsequently, they were investigated in terms of psychological inflexibility, parental psychopathological features, children's anxiety, and severity of pediatric asthma symptoms. The data were collected using the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire; Anxiety, Depression, Stress Questionnaire; Spence Children's Anxiety Questionnaire Parental Version, and Spirometry. Furthermore, the data were analyzed in SPSS (version 23) and Amos software using the Pearson correlation method.
Ethics code:  IR.LUMS.REC.1398.065
Findings: Based on the results, parental psychological inflexibility had a significant and positive correlation with children's asthma symptoms (β=0.47; P<0.01). Furthermore, a significantly positive relationship was observed between parental psychopathological features and the severity of asthma symptoms in children (β=0.25; P<0.01). Psychological inflexibility and the psychopathological features of parents have an indirect effect on the severity of children's asthma symptoms through children's anxiety.
Discussions & Conclusions: Based on the findings, it can be concluded that psychological inflexibility and parental psychopathological features have a mediating role in children's anxiety by affecting the severity of children's asthma symptoms. Moreover, the assumed model had a favorable fit in this study.
Keywords: Asthma, Parents, Psychological Inflexibility
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: psychology
Received: 2019/12/25 | Accepted: 2020/02/16 | Published: 2021/03/30
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Parvaneh M, Rezaei F, Ghazanfari F. Structural Relationships of Psychological Inflexibility and Parental Psychopathological Features on Children's Asthma Symptoms in Khorramabad, Iran: Mediating Role of Children's Anxiety. J. Ilam Uni. Med. Sci. 2021; 29 (1) :19-29
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