Improving Asthma Outcomes in Adolescents Using Evidence-Based Interventions in the School Setting

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151594
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Presentation
Title:
Improving Asthma Outcomes in Adolescents Using Evidence-Based Interventions in the School Setting
Abstract:
Improving Asthma Outcomes in Adolescents Using Evidence-Based Interventions in the School Setting
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Shaw, Beryl, RN
P.I. Institution Name:American Lung Association
Co-Authors:Lauren Wondolowsi, BS; Daisy Liu, BS; Adam Davis, MPH; Ira Tager, MD, MPH
Evidence Based Intervention: Oakland Kicks Asthma is an educational program targeted for middle and high school inner city youth to help students manage asthma, control asthma symptoms, and improve school attendance and performance. The Kickin' Asthma curriculum is a modification of a well studied educational program for elementary school students. The curriculum was adapted to meet the unique needs of secondary school students for which no school based asthma curriculum has existed. Vigorous evaluation has demonstrated overall reduced frequency of symptoms along with changes of up to four categories; reduced doctor and Emergency Room visits; reduced reported school absences; and improved self-management behaviors in a high risk population that presents unique challenges. Population: In the past two years over 5500 incoming students were surveyed in 17 of 21 middle and high schools in Oakland. This represents an expansion of a successful program to almost all middle and high schools in the district. The incidence of students with an asthma diagnosis and current symptoms in this population is 17.3% or one in six students. Strategy: Identified nurse educators with expertise in asthma provided education for students in a four session series in the school setting. Education included the Kickin' Asthma curriculum targeted toward those students who had an asthma diagnosis and current symptoms. Lessons learned from results of the first year resulted in curricular modifications, a focus on parent education through follow up letters and group meetings, and improved teaching strategies to recruit students and maintain interest in self care. Summary: Evidence based interventions in the school setting that involves both students and families provides a model program that may be implemented globally to improve outcomes in this population.
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.titleImproving Asthma Outcomes in Adolescents Using Evidence-Based Interventions in the School Settingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151594-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Improving Asthma Outcomes in Adolescents Using Evidence-Based Interventions in the School Setting</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Shaw, Beryl, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">American Lung Association</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bshaw@alaebay.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lauren Wondolowsi, BS; Daisy Liu, BS; Adam Davis, MPH; Ira Tager, MD, MPH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Evidence Based Intervention: Oakland Kicks Asthma is an educational program targeted for middle and high school inner city youth to help students manage asthma, control asthma symptoms, and improve school attendance and performance. The Kickin' Asthma curriculum is a modification of a well studied educational program for elementary school students. The curriculum was adapted to meet the unique needs of secondary school students for which no school based asthma curriculum has existed. Vigorous evaluation has demonstrated overall reduced frequency of symptoms along with changes of up to four categories; reduced doctor and Emergency Room visits; reduced reported school absences; and improved self-management behaviors in a high risk population that presents unique challenges. Population: In the past two years over 5500 incoming students were surveyed in 17 of 21 middle and high schools in Oakland. This represents an expansion of a successful program to almost all middle and high schools in the district. The incidence of students with an asthma diagnosis and current symptoms in this population is 17.3% or one in six students. Strategy: Identified nurse educators with expertise in asthma provided education for students in a four session series in the school setting. Education included the Kickin' Asthma curriculum targeted toward those students who had an asthma diagnosis and current symptoms. Lessons learned from results of the first year resulted in curricular modifications, a focus on parent education through follow up letters and group meetings, and improved teaching strategies to recruit students and maintain interest in self care. Summary: Evidence based interventions in the school setting that involves both students and families provides a model program that may be implemented globally to improve outcomes in this population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:07:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:07:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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