This study is very important to nursing practice, health educators, and professionals that work with adolescents and young adults with asthma. The practitioners can be advised to assess the type and level of participation of adolescents or young adults with asthma in health-risk behaviors at each health-care visit. This can help in managing the disease among these individuals. Health educators can also initiate education programmes on risk reduction strategies and smoking cessation.The theoretical framework in the paper suggests that risk-taking behaviour that lead to lifelong implications begins in adolescence and young adulthood.
Literature has shown that health-risk behaviours also occur in youths and adults with chronic diseases such as asthma. Prevalence rates of asthma in children are rising. As children age, the course of asthma also varies. While it is managed by parents when they are young, as they age the responsibility changes and they start managing it themselves. This is also the same time that peer influence to engage in health-risk behaviours such as cigarette smoking and drinking come in. As they take on such health-risk behaviors, the problem of asthma is compounded for those with it.
The author got this theoretical framework from literature.4. Design– describe and depict graphically if possible. Identify controls to threats to internal and external validity which were employed in this study, as well as threats to validity which have not been controlled (or not effectively controlled).This was a quantitative based on a secondary analysis of data. The study that the present research relied upon to perform the secondary analysis was a non-experimental research survey research.
Surveys usually provide a basis for further programs. The design is presented in the diagram below.It is not clear whether the measures in the survey instrument were reliable since none was reported. .