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Asthma Education and Health Outcomes of Children Aged 8 to 12 Years.
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PMID:  23047980     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the health outcomes of 8- to 12-year-old urban-dwelling children with moderate to severe persistent asthma who participated in a modified Open Airways for Schools (OAS) asthma education program. It was hypothesized that the intervention group would have improved health outcomes when compared to control. A 2-group, 3-points-in-time method was used to conduct the study. The intervention group demonstrated significant and sustained improvement in asthma knowledge. There was no significant difference between groups for quality of life or pulmonary function. While OAS is a good program for asthma education, the program alone may not be sufficient to improve risk factors associated with poor pulmonary function. Future studies should incorporate environmental interventions.
Authors:
Felesia Bowen
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nursing research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-3799     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nurs Res     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9208508     Medline TA:  Clin Nurs Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Rutgers University College of Nursing, Newark, NJ, USA.
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