A Pilot Study of the Impact of a School-Based Asthma Management Program on Middle School Students with Asthma

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151171
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Presentation
Title:
A Pilot Study of the Impact of a School-Based Asthma Management Program on Middle School Students with Asthma
Abstract:
A Pilot Study of the Impact of a School-Based Asthma Management Program on Middle School Students with Asthma
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Maa, Suh-Hwa, DSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Chang Gung University
Title:Associate Professor
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Aims and objectives: To develop and pilot test a school-based asthma management program for middle school students with asthma and to identify determinants for positive and negative impacts of school-based asthma management program. Background: A successful asthma treatment depends on a health care system that recognizes the value of clear communication and education. One way to meet these needs is to set up a school-based asthma management program in which asthmatics and clinicians can collaborate as partners to improve asthma management. Design: Patients were assigned to either an intervention group, or to a wait list standard care group by school. Setting: Two middle schools within the urban area of northern Taiwan. Patients: 46 children with asthma. Interventions: The school-based asthma management program entailed two components for children and five components for school personnel to enable disease management. The standard care school received standard care without supplemental school-based asthma management program. Lung function tests were done for 5 consecutive semesters, and a questionnaire was administered at semester 3 just prior to the school-based asthma management program as baseline, and at semester 6 of the study. Schools provided data on academic achievement and absences from school 6 times for every semester. Results. A significant improvement were found in the intervention group compared to standard care group at 18 months on normal activity limitations (p = 0.05) and social adjustment in school (p < 0.01) after accounting for the effects of each corresponding baseline measurement, lung function, gender, severity, and social economic status. Conclusions. A school-based asthma management can improve the normal activity limitations and social adjustment in school of children with asthma.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Pilot Study of the Impact of a School-Based Asthma Management Program on Middle School Students with Asthmaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151171-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Pilot Study of the Impact of a School-Based Asthma Management Program on Middle School Students with Asthma</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Maa, Suh-Hwa, DSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chang Gung University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">shmaa@mail.cgu.edu.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Aims and objectives: To develop and pilot test a school-based asthma management program for middle school students with asthma and to identify determinants for positive and negative impacts of school-based asthma management program. Background: A successful asthma treatment depends on a health care system that recognizes the value of clear communication and education. One way to meet these needs is to set up a school-based asthma management program in which asthmatics and clinicians can collaborate as partners to improve asthma management. Design: Patients were assigned to either an intervention group, or to a wait list standard care group by school. Setting: Two middle schools within the urban area of northern Taiwan. Patients: 46 children with asthma. Interventions: The school-based asthma management program entailed two components for children and five components for school personnel to enable disease management. The standard care school received standard care without supplemental school-based asthma management program. Lung function tests were done for 5 consecutive semesters, and a questionnaire was administered at semester 3 just prior to the school-based asthma management program as baseline, and at semester 6 of the study. Schools provided data on academic achievement and absences from school 6 times for every semester. Results. A significant improvement were found in the intervention group compared to standard care group at 18 months on normal activity limitations (p = 0.05) and social adjustment in school (p &lt; 0.01) after accounting for the effects of each corresponding baseline measurement, lung function, gender, severity, and social economic status. Conclusions. A school-based asthma management can improve the normal activity limitations and social adjustment in school of children with asthma.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:53:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:53:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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