Feasibility of Web-based Asthma Education for Urban Head Start Parents and Teachers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159024
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Feasibility of Web-based Asthma Education for Urban Head Start Parents and Teachers
Abstract:
Feasibility of Web-based Asthma Education for Urban Head Start Parents and Teachers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Garwick, Ann, PhD, FAAN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Minnesota
Title:Professor
Contact Address:Department of Nursing, 308 Harvard St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA
Contact Telephone:612 624 1141
Co-Authors:John Belew, MS and Michelle Riesgraf, RN, BSN
Disproportionately high prevalence rates of asthma have been found among preschoolers enrolled in urban Head Start programs. The challenge for nurses is to ensure that parents and teachers who care for low income children with asthma have the information and resources they need to effectively prevent and manage asthma episodes. This pilot study aims to determine the feasibility of providing web-based asthma education to parents and teachers in a large metropolitan Head Start program. An asthma ecological framework guided this community-based project. Six focus groups with parents (4 in English, 1 in Hmong and 1 in Spanish) and 3 focus groups with Head Start teachers were conducted. Audiotaped sessions were transcribed verbatim, and content analytic techniques were use to identify facilitators and barriers to utilizing web-based information. Facilitators included parents' access to computers either at home or their local libraries; teachers' access to computers at home or Head Start; parents and teachers' interest in learning how to care for a child with asthma and knowing what to do in case of an emergency; school-aged children's use of computers at school which, in turn, helps parents access information on the computer; and participants' interest in having a web site specifically for the Head Start program. Barriers to potential utilization included limited computer literacy; lack of experience searching for health information on the internet; and limited parent and teacher access to computers at Head Start. The findings will be used to develop and evaluate an asthma web site with culturally and linguistically appropriate web-based asthma information for Head Start parents and teachers. The goal is to enhance the capacity of the Head Start public health nurse to effectively target asthma information to parents and teachers who care for children with asthma in home and Head Start sites.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFeasibility of Web-based Asthma Education for Urban Head Start Parents and Teachersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159024-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Feasibility of Web-based Asthma Education for Urban Head Start Parents and Teachers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Garwick, Ann, PhD, FAAN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Minnesota</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Department of Nursing, 308 Harvard St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">612 624 1141</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">garwi001@umn.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">John Belew, MS and Michelle Riesgraf, RN, BSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Disproportionately high prevalence rates of asthma have been found among preschoolers enrolled in urban Head Start programs. The challenge for nurses is to ensure that parents and teachers who care for low income children with asthma have the information and resources they need to effectively prevent and manage asthma episodes. This pilot study aims to determine the feasibility of providing web-based asthma education to parents and teachers in a large metropolitan Head Start program. An asthma ecological framework guided this community-based project. Six focus groups with parents (4 in English, 1 in Hmong and 1 in Spanish) and 3 focus groups with Head Start teachers were conducted. Audiotaped sessions were transcribed verbatim, and content analytic techniques were use to identify facilitators and barriers to utilizing web-based information. Facilitators included parents' access to computers either at home or their local libraries; teachers' access to computers at home or Head Start; parents and teachers' interest in learning how to care for a child with asthma and knowing what to do in case of an emergency; school-aged children's use of computers at school which, in turn, helps parents access information on the computer; and participants' interest in having a web site specifically for the Head Start program. Barriers to potential utilization included limited computer literacy; lack of experience searching for health information on the internet; and limited parent and teacher access to computers at Head Start. The findings will be used to develop and evaluate an asthma web site with culturally and linguistically appropriate web-based asthma information for Head Start parents and teachers. The goal is to enhance the capacity of the Head Start public health nurse to effectively target asthma information to parents and teachers who care for children with asthma in home and Head Start sites.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:37:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:37:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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