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Improved health outcomes with peak flow monitoring for children with asthma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17454329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Evaluate the effects of peak flow monitoring (PFM) on health outcomes of school-age children with asthma.
METHOD AND SAMPLE: Seventy-seven children who previously relied on symptom monitoring were taught PFM. Adherence to PFM during the 16-week study was assessed by a computerized monitor. Health outcomes over time were based on parent report.
RESULTS: Decreases occurred from baseline to week 16 in the incidence of one or more asthma episodes (p = 0.0002), physician/clinic visits (p = 0.0002), emergency department visits (p = 0.03), and missed school days (p = 0.002).
CONCLUSIONS: PFM significantly reduced pediatric asthma morbidity in this sample.
Patricia V Burkhart; Mary Kay Rayens; W Robert Revelette; Ashleigh Ohlmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0277-0903     ISO Abbreviation:  J Asthma     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-24     Completed Date:  2007-05-17     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106454     Medline TA:  J Asthma     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY 40536-0232, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Longitudinal Studies
Patient Compliance
Patient Education as Topic
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate / physiology*
Spirometry / methods*
Grant Support
R15 NR08106-01/NR/NINR NIH HHS

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