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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159913
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Promotion of Physical Activity in Children with Asthma and Prevention of Obesity
Abstract:
Promotion of Physical Activity in Children with Asthma and Prevention of Obesity
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Loman, Deborah
P.I. Institution Name:Saint Louis University
Title:Nursing
Contact Address:3525 Caroline, St Louis, MO, 63104, USA
Contact Telephone:314-977-8963
Co-Authors:D. Loman, K. Stieglitz, D. Sundara, N. Westhus, Nursing, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO; L. Meadows, E. Glynn, C. Mahl, T. Staten, , St. Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, MO;
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate a pilot program to promote physical activity in school-age children with asthma. Research questions also focused on the relationships between child's physical activity, asthma control, body mass index (BMI), screen time, physical activity barriers, and parent knowledge about asthma and physical activity. Background: Physical activity is important for social interaction and health. Children with asthma may limit physical activity because of symptoms. A high prevalence of obesity in children with asthma has been documented. Methods: An experimental design was used with random assignment of adult caregiver-child dyads to either the standard care or intervention group. The standard care group attended an education session on asthma triggers and management. The intervention session focused on strategies to encourage physical activity and management of activity-related asthma symptoms. Elements of social-cognitive theory (Bandura, 1997) were used with an emphasis on self-efficacy, modeling, and problem-solving. One-month telephone follow-up was obtained. Tools included: Child Asthma Control Test, Child Activity Record, activity barrier items (Pathways), and a parent pre- and post-test developed by the team. Results: The sample consisted of 34 caregivers and children aged 8-12 years who were enrolled in a school-based asthma program. Mean child age was 9.7 years, 59% were male, and 91% were African-American. BMI percentiles revealed that 18% of children were overweight and 23% were obese. Forty-one percent of children had more than 2 hours of screen time per day and 91% had one or more hours of daily active play per parent report. Data analysis is ongoing. Implications: Results of this pilot study will be used to support the development of an intervention study to promote healthy activity in children with asthma in a community setting.
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.titlePromotion of Physical Activity in Children with Asthma and Prevention of Obesityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159913-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Promotion of Physical Activity in Children with Asthma and Prevention of Obesity</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Loman, Deborah</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Saint Louis University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3525 Caroline, St Louis, MO, 63104, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">314-977-8963</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">loman@slu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">D. Loman, K. Stieglitz, D. Sundara, N. Westhus, Nursing, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO; L. Meadows, E. Glynn, C. Mahl, T. Staten, , St. Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, MO;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate a pilot program to promote physical activity in school-age children with asthma. Research questions also focused on the relationships between child's physical activity, asthma control, body mass index (BMI), screen time, physical activity barriers, and parent knowledge about asthma and physical activity. Background: Physical activity is important for social interaction and health. Children with asthma may limit physical activity because of symptoms. A high prevalence of obesity in children with asthma has been documented. Methods: An experimental design was used with random assignment of adult caregiver-child dyads to either the standard care or intervention group. The standard care group attended an education session on asthma triggers and management. The intervention session focused on strategies to encourage physical activity and management of activity-related asthma symptoms. Elements of social-cognitive theory (Bandura, 1997) were used with an emphasis on self-efficacy, modeling, and problem-solving. One-month telephone follow-up was obtained. Tools included: Child Asthma Control Test, Child Activity Record, activity barrier items (Pathways), and a parent pre- and post-test developed by the team. Results: The sample consisted of 34 caregivers and children aged 8-12 years who were enrolled in a school-based asthma program. Mean child age was 9.7 years, 59% were male, and 91% were African-American. BMI percentiles revealed that 18% of children were overweight and 23% were obese. Forty-one percent of children had more than 2 hours of screen time per day and 91% had one or more hours of daily active play per parent report. Data analysis is ongoing. Implications: Results of this pilot study will be used to support the development of an intervention study to promote healthy activity in children with asthma in a community setting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:27:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:27:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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