Parent perceptions of health promotion for school-age children with spina bifida

Luther, B.L. & Christian, B.J. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. Published online: 16 January 2017

Purpose: To gain insight into how parents develop their beliefs of health promotion for their children with spina bifida (SB) and how they develop and promote health promotion practices for their children.

Practice Implications: Nurses and healthcare providers are in unique and powerful positions for strategizing with parents on how to integrate health promotion into the lives of children with SB. Team-based, whole-person, holistic assessment and teaching inclusive of promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors in addition to providing excellent care related to their physiologic systems affected by SB can improve how we promote health for these children.

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