JFNspjfnJ Fam NursJournal of Family Nursing1074-84071552-549XSAGE PublicationsSage CA: Los Angeles, CA10.1177/107484071142487710.1177_1074840711424877Family Nursing NetworkDrs. Kathleen Knafl and Margarete Sandelowski Receive National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Funding for Mixed-Methods Synthesis of Research on Childhood Chronic Conditions and Family112011174515517© SAGE Publications 20112011SAGE PublicationsKathleen A. Knafl, PhD, FAAN, associate dean for research and Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor in the School of Nursing and Dr. Margarete Sandelowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, Cary C. Boshamer Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a team of investigators recently received a major grant to complete a “Mixed-Methods Synthesis of Research on Childhood Chronic Conditions and Family.” The intent of the 5-year, US$2.4-million study is to synthesize findings from empirical research addressing the intersection between family life and childhood chronic physical conditions (CPCs). Funding was received by the National Institute of Nursing Research (1R01NR012445–01A1).An estimated 18% of children from birth to 18 years of age have a chronic condition requiring the use of more health-related services than other children. A substantial percentage of these children have a CPC such as asthma or diabetes putting them at increased risk for adjustment problems related to their emotional and behavioral development and functioning. Research findings on the
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