Maternal and paternal beliefs, support and parenting as determinants of sport participation of adolescents with asthma

D. Tiggelman*, M.O.M. van de Ven, O.C.P. van Schayck, R.C.M.E. Engels, E.M.F. van Sluijs

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Rationale: Few studies have examined determinants of physical activity in patients with chronic illnesses, like asthma. The aim of this study was to examine whether baseline maternal and paternal beliefs, support and parenting were associated with changes in sport participation of adolescents with asthma, and investigate the moderating effect of sex. Methods: In a population-based cohort study, during home visits in 2012 and 2013, 253 adolescents completed a questionnaire assessing their sport participation. Both parents reported their sport-specific parenting (support, general and asthma-specific beliefs, self-efficacy to encourage sport participation). The collected data was described using descriptive statistics. Path and multi-group analyses were used to examine whether baseline parental factors predicted change in adolescent sport participation, multi-group analyses examined the moderating effect of sex. For all analyses probability p value less than the accepted level of significance alpha = 0.05 (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-497
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Asthma
Issue number5
Early online date17 Nov 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Asthma
  • exercise-induced asthma
  • family
  • physical activity
  • psychology
  • youth
  • LIFE
  • TIME

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