Outcomes of a School-Based Asthma Education Program: An Evidence-Based Practice Project

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621175
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice
Title:
Outcomes of a School-Based Asthma Education Program: An Evidence-Based Practice Project
Author(s):
Rohrbacher, Jennifer A.
Additional Author Information:
Jennifer Ann Rohrbacher, DNP(c), BSN, RN
Advisors:
Wood, Marilynne; Lanham, Jaclyn A.; McFadden, Margaret
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2016
Grantor:
University of Toledo
Abstract:

The identified problem in school-aged children is a lack of education to recognize triggers, symptoms, and methods to self-manage asthma episodes. The PICOT statement of interest was: In children 8 to 12 years old, does implementation of the Open Airways for Schools, a school-based program for asthma management versus no previous program for asthma management affect knowledge, avoidance of triggers, school absenteeism, and peak flow readings following six group sessions of asthma education over a three week period. The purpose of the evidence-based practice project was to connect the identified problem and the needs of children to cope with asthma while at school through implementation of a school-based asthma education program. Evidence suggests that education encourages health promotion behaviors by mitigating the negative effects of this chronic disease to achieve an optimum level of control. The Model for Evidence-Based Practice Change guided the implementation process. The Open Airways for Schools program was implemented over a total of six sessions twice weekly to children 8 to 12 years old (N= 19) with the diagnosis of asthma. The children who met inclusion criteria attended sessions during their lunch period. The sessions were based upon the six educational sessions outlined in the program curriculum. A comparison of the pre and post questionnaire demonstrated gains in asthma knowledge. The students recognized the importance of avoiding asthma triggers post program implementation. Additionally, a decrease in school absenteeism and an increase in peak flow meter results from initial reading to post program reading over a three-week implementation period were exhibited. Recommendations for implementation are provided.

Keywords:
Asthma; School-based intervention; Health promotion methods
MeSH:
Evidence-Based Practice
CINAHL Headings:
Asthma--Education--In Infancy and Childhood; Asthma--Education; Asthma; School Health Education; Health Promotion--Methods; Health Promotion; Nursing Practice, Evidence-Based
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Repository Posting Date:
2017-01-06T19:56:26Z
Date of Publication:
2017-01-06

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorWood, Marilynneen
dc.contributor.advisorLanham, Jaclyn A.en
dc.contributor.advisorMcFadden, Margareten
dc.contributor.authorRohrbacher, Jennifer A.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-06T19:56:26Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-06T19:56:26Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621175-
dc.description.abstract<p>The identified problem in school-aged children is a lack of education to recognize triggers, symptoms, and methods to self-manage asthma episodes. The PICOT statement of interest was: In children 8 to 12 years old, does implementation of the <em>Open Airways for Schools, </em>a school-based program for asthma management versus no previous program for asthma management affect knowledge, avoidance of triggers, school absenteeism, and peak flow readings following six group sessions of asthma education over a three week period. The purpose of the evidence-based practice project was to connect the identified problem and the needs of children to cope with asthma while at school through implementation of a school-based asthma education program. Evidence suggests that education encourages health promotion behaviors by mitigating the negative effects of this chronic disease to achieve an optimum level of control. The Model for Evidence-Based Practice Change guided the implementation process. The <em>Open Airways</em> <em>for Schools </em>program was implemented over a total of six sessions twice weekly to children 8 to 12 years old (N= 19) with the diagnosis of asthma. The children who met inclusion criteria attended sessions during their lunch period. The sessions were based upon the six educational sessions outlined in the program curriculum. A comparison of the pre and post questionnaire demonstrated gains in asthma knowledge. The students recognized the importance of avoiding asthma triggers post program implementation. Additionally, a decrease in school absenteeism and an increase in peak flow meter results from initial reading to post program reading over a three-week implementation period were exhibited. Recommendations for implementation are provided.<strong></strong></p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectAsthmaen
dc.subjectSchool-based interventionen
dc.subjectHealth promotion methodsen
dc.subject.meshEvidence-Based Practiceen
dc.titleOutcomes of a School-Based Asthma Education Program: An Evidence-Based Practice Projecten_US
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Toledoen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
dc.primary-author.detailsJennifer Ann Rohrbacher, DNP(c), BSN, RNen
thesis.degree.year2016en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practiceen
dc.subject.cinahlAsthma--Education--In Infancy and Childhooden
dc.subject.cinahlAsthma--Educationen
dc.subject.cinahlAsthmaen
dc.subject.cinahlSchool Health Educationen
dc.subject.cinahlHealth Promotion--Methodsen
dc.subject.cinahlHealth Promotionen
dc.subject.cinahlNursing Practice, Evidence-Baseden
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