Introduction. The term "self-perception of health status" refers to the information provided by the individual about their state of health according to their knowledge and interpretations and, on other occasions, provided by parents or guardians. The objective of this study is to describe the perceptions that parents have regarding the state of health and wellbeing of their children aged 15 to 18 years who attend school. Methodology. Qualitative study, with the focus group technique. With the participation of 10 parents of adolescents between 15 to 18 years of age who attend a public school in the city of Bucaramanga, Santander. Results. Eleven categories and six subcategories were identified. Among the categories to be highlighted is technology that, according to parents, has positive and negative aspects since it affects health in dimensions such as eating habits, interpersonal relationships, among others. This component is poorly documented in the studies that were located. Discussion: In the narratives, spirituality and technology are identified as aspects that affect health in a positive and negative way, coinciding with other authors. Conclusions. Through the narratives of the parents, it is possible to identify that health is multidimensional and that it is affected by various components, including psychosocial ones, especially during the adolescence stage of their children.
|Translated title of the contribution||Parents' perception of the state of health and wellbeing of their adolescent children aged 15 to 18 years|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - Aug 2021|