A Preliminary Investigation of Peer Relations of Adolescents with Epilepsy
謝玉玲(Yu-Ling Hsieh)；徐亞瑛(Yea-Ing Shyu)
癲癇青少年 ； 同儕關係 ； adolescent with epilepsy ； peer relation
|Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication||
7卷1期（1999 / 02 / 01）
41 - 50
This study was a part of an investigation about perceptions of the life space of adolescents with epilepsy. The purpose of the study was to explore the peer relations of adolescents with epilepsy. A purposive sample consisting of adolescents with epilepsy from the Pediatric OPD of a children’s hospital were interviewed with a semistructural interview guide. Interviews were tape recorded and transcribed verbatim for data analysis. The method of qualitative data analysis was adapted from Miles & Huberman (1994) to identify categories. The results indicate that peer relations of adolescents with epilepsy include peer interaction, comparison between peers, and attitudes of peers. Peer interaction indicates the need of these adolescents for safety and disease concealment. Seizure attacks causing negative relations with peers were also found. Findings also indicate that adolescents with epilepsy tend to compare themselves with their peers in many dimensions, including styles of life, attitudes of life, ability, types of disease and so on. The findings of this study may sensitize nurses to peer relations of adolescents with epilepsy. Nursing interventions need to be developed for adolescents with epilepsy in different development stages, to prevent and diminish negative peer relations, and maintain good peer relations.
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