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ERIC Number: ED528670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
What Works for Asthma Education Programs: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Social Programs and Interventions for Children. Fact Sheet. Publication #2012-01
Chrisler, Alison
Child Trends
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that affects millions of children and adolescents each year. In 2009, 7.1 million children ages 0 to 17 years were reported to have asthma. Unfortunately, when children and teens are unable to manage and cope with their disease, it can compromise their physical, academic, and social development. Therefore, it is vital that effective, evidence-based asthma education programs are identified to promote the well-being of children and youth. This Fact Sheet reviews seventeen random assignment intent-to-treat asthma education programs that are geared toward educating children and youth on ways to effectively manage their chronic condition. Overall, 13 of the 17 programs had a positive impact on at least one child/adolescent outcome area, three programs had mixed results, and one program was not found to work. The studies reviewed in this Fact Sheet generally demonstrated a degree of success. Thirteen of the seventeen programs achieved at least one positive outcome in the five outcome areas, and all outcome areas had at least one successful program. (Contains 1 table and 43 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Stewart Trust; Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Authoring Institution: Child Trends