Yayın: Psychosocial Adaptation to Precocious Puberty: A Nursing Support Program
Problem: This study aimed to determine the effects of a nursing support program (NSP) based on the Roy Adaptation Model on the psychosocial adaptation of girls with precocious puberty and their mothers. Methods: This study adopted a pre-post design. It included 26 girls diagnosed with precocious puberty and their mothers. Data were collected using a Demographic Information Form; the Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 6-18; and the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale. Participants were then enrolled in a NSP based on the Roy Adaptation Model. The same measures were administered at the end of the support program to the participants. Findings: It was determined that at the beginning of the program, approximately one-third of the mothers had depression, 15% anxiety, and approximately 20% experienced stress. Mothers' anxiety and stress levels and girls' anxiety/depression and total problem scores significantly decreased after the NSP. Conclusions: The NSP designed for this study positively affected the psychosocial problems of girls with precocious puberty and their mothers.
Children, Girls, Mother, Nursing Care, Precocious Puberty, Psychosocial Problems, Roy Adaptation Model
Turan Miral, M., & Hotun Sahin, N. (2022). Psychosocial adaptation to precocious puberty: A nursing support program. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 35(3), 285-294.