The purpose of this study was to better understand the concept of empowerment among caregivers of children with asthma. This study investigated what is already known about empowerment among caregivers and the instruments available to measure caregiver empowerment. This study then examined the relationship between social support and caregiver empowerment as well as income level and empowerment amongst caregivers of children with asthma. This study used the Federal Poverty Guidelines, Family Empowerment Scale and MOS Social Support Survey to measure these relationships. It was found that there was no relationship between income level and empowerment, but there was a significant correlation between social support and empowerment. The implications of this study are discussed as this study adds to the existing body of knowledge related to caregiver empowerment and establishes the foundation for further interventions to help increase empowerment among caregivers of children with asthma.
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Nursing
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Lebo, Lauren, "Social Support and Empowerment Among Caregivers of Children with Asthma" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1402.