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Asthma Management Survey of Participants in an Inner City Asthma Intervention

Matthew Sadof () and Sylvia Brandt ()
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Matthew Sadof: Tufts University School of Medicine, Baystate Children’s Hospital

No 2007-2, Working Papers from University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Resource Economics

Abstract: Background: The Inner City Asthma Intervention (ICAI) was a national multi-center implementation of an evidence-based intervention to reduce asthma morbidity. Objective: This study describes mitigating behaviors and reported outcomes in families with asthma who completed the intervention and a post-intervention survey at one of the ICAI sites. Results: Eighty percent (0.72- 0.88, 95% confidence interval) of these families made five or more changes to mitigate exposure to environmental asthma triggers. The majority of families (0.84-0.96, 95% confidence interval) reported an improved awareness of asthma symptoms and less school absences, limitations of activity, unplanned doctor visits, and asthma related sleep disruption.

Keywords: Asthma; health intervention; health behavior (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 I18 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 27 pages
Date: 2007-02
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