ERIC Number: ED402718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Asthma Management in Minority Children: Practical Insights for Clinicians, Researchers, and Public Health Planners.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst. (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.
This monograph summarizes asthma management conclusions developed by five studies funded under a 5-year federal program titled "Interventions for the Control of Asthma among Black and Hispanic Children." The research goals were to develop model, replicable programs to reduce asthma morbidity; decrease inappropriate use of health care resources; and enhance the quality of life of African American and Hispanic children with asthma. After an introduction, each of the five projects is briefly described. Projects focused on an urban community, a school system, a rural medical care system, a residency training program, and a public health clinic system. Practical insights gained through the projects are organized into three sections: clinical notes, research notes, and public health notes. The section on clinical notes contains insights in two general areas: patient education and management and health professional education. The research notes section, designed for the novice researcher, offers practical tips for all stages of research including pilot studies, patient/participant identification and recruitment, patient/participant retention, staffing, questionnaires and assessment measures, design and assessment of intervention delivery, and data analysis and missing data. The public health notes section covers a variety of issues relevant to the planning and implementation phases of minority asthma interventions. These include educational content and format; modalities of implementation; recruiting, training, and retaining staff and volunteers; and barriers to implementation of intervention. Three appendices list additional minority asthma intervention projects, other resources, and instruments and forms used by the five projects. (Contains approximately 40 references.) (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Asthma, Black Youth, Child Health, Community Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Health Education, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Intervention, Medical Education, Medical Services, Minority Groups, Models, Patient Education, Public Health, Questionnaires, Research Design, Research Methodology, Rural Areas, Urban Areas
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst. (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.