The Convergent of Phenomenological Methodology of Mothers of Children with Atopic Dermatitis: Focus on the Experience of Family Management Style

아토피 피부염 자녀를 둔 어머니의 현상학적 방법 융합 연구: 가족관리방식 경험을 중심으로

  • Kim, Chae-Bong (Department of Environmental Health Research, Seoul Medical Center) ;
  • Kim, KyooSang (Department of Environmental Health Research, Seoul Medical Center)
  • 김채봉 (서울의료원 의학연구소 환경건강연구실) ;
  • 김규상 (서울의료원 의학연구소 환경건강연구실)
  • Received : 2017.07.12
  • Accepted : 2017.10.20
  • Published : 2017.10.28


In this study, phenomenological methodology was used to understand the experience of family management style in mothers who have children with atopic dermatitis. For study methods, in-depth interview was conducted on 9 mothers residing in Seoul and the approach from phenomenological methodology by Colaizzi was used. As a result, 69 significant statements were deduced as well as 21 themes, 10 theme clusters, and 4 categories. These main categories include experiences of accepting atopic dermatitis as a reality, family management style for overcoming atopic dermatitis, reality of facing chronic fatigue, and hope and expectation for the child's health. Our study show that the intervention for improving family management style regarding atopic dermatitis is required including the enhancement of the mothers' quality of life and the recovery of family relationship.


Supported by : 서울의료원


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