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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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PIZZIGNACCO, Tainá Maués Pelúcio  and  LIMA, Regina Aparecida Garcia de. Socialization of children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis: support for nursing care. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2006, vol.14, n.4, pp.569-577. ISSN 1518-8345.

The aim of this paper is to identify the routine (school, work, free time activities and relationships with friends and family) of children and adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) through their experiences and identify situations that can affect these routines. The objects of analysis of this research are children and adolescents with CF who attend a teaching hospital in a city of the State of São Paulo - Brazil. It is a qualitative research, with data collection based on open interviews and patient charts. The data brought the following themes: misleading knowledge about the disease, concern with self-image, search for self-care and hope of improvement in the future. The results evidence the repercussion of CF in those patients' socialization process, evidencing the importance of health professionals knowing about these demands and incorporating them into the care plan, with a view to effective interventions to promote infant-juvenile growth and development.

Keywords : cystic fibrosis; child; adolescent; nursing care; pediatric nursing.

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