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Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey; Getch, Yvette Q. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Limited information exists about management of asthma in child care settings and primary school classrooms. The goal of this study was to evaluate a brief asthma management intervention for child care providers and primary school teachers. Child care providers and primary school teachers were recruited to participate in two 3-h workshops on asthma…
Descriptors: Diseases, Health Education, Intervention, Child Caregivers
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Everhart, Robin S.; Miller, Sarah; Leibach, Gillian G.; Dahl, Alexandra L.; Koinis-Mitchell, Daphne – Journal of School Nursing, 2018
Asthma is a significant contributor to missed school days, especially for children living in urban settings. This preliminary study examined the impact of caregiver asthma on school absenteeism in a sample of 102 urban children with asthma from African American, Latino, and non-Latino White backgrounds. Caregivers and children participated in a…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Diseases, Attendance, Urban Areas
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Ringlever, Linda; Hiemstra, Marieke; Engels, Rutger C. M. E.; van Schayck, Onno C. P.; Otten, Roy – Health Education Research, 2016
The present study evaluated long-term effects of a home-based smoking prevention program targeting smoking-specific parenting in families with children with and without asthma. A total of 1398 non-smoking children ("mean age" 10.1) participated, of which 197 (14.1%) were diagnosed with asthma. Families were blinded to group assignment.…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Diseases, Intervention, Control Groups
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Wilson, Candice; Rapp, Kristi Isaac; Jack, Leonard, Jr.; Hayes, Sandra; Post, Robert; Malveaux, Floyd – American Journal of Health Education, 2015
Background: Focused risk assessment is essential in the effective management of asthma. Purpose: This study identified and examined correlations among areas of pediatric asthma risk and determined associations between these risks and demographic characteristics. Methods: This exploratory study identified risk factors that affect asthma management…
Descriptors: Diseases, Risk, Well Being, Risk Assessment
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DePriest, Kelli; Butz, Arlene – Journal of School Nursing, 2017
Asthma disproportionately affects children who are non-White and of low socioeconomic status. One innovative approach to address these health disparities is to investigate the child's neighborhood environment and factors influencing asthma symptoms. The purpose of this integrative review is to critique research investigating the relationships…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Urban Areas, Community Characteristics, Death
Patterson, Margaret Polmear – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The literature review demonstrated that the chronic disease of asthma is increasing in prevalence in the preschool classroom, presenting unique challenges for the educators of young children. This study explored teachers' perceptions in terms of their preparedness and capability in integrating a child with asthma in their classroom. In addition,…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Special Needs Students, Young Children, Teacher Attitudes
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Fiese, Barbara H.; Winter, Marcia A.; Botti, Joanna C. – Child Development, 2011
Family mealtimes have the potential to promote healthy child development. This observational study of 200 family mealtimes examined the relation between child health in a group of children (ages 5 to 12) with persistent asthma and 3 dimensions of mealtime interaction: Action, Behavior Control, and Communication. Percent time spent in Action and…
Descriptors: Public Health, Quality of Life, Diseases, Child Health
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Cabana, Michael D.; Slish, Kathryn K.; Evans, David; Mellins, Robert B.; Brown, Randall W.; Lin, Xihong; Kaciroti, Niko; Clark, Noreen M. – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
Objective: We evaluated the effectiveness of a continuing medical education program, Physician Asthma Care Education, in improving pediatricians' asthma therapeutic and communication skills and patients' health care utilization for asthma. Methods: We conducted a randomized trial in 10 regions in the United States. Primary care providers were…
Descriptors: Diseases, Health Services, Physician Patient Relationship, Primary Health Care
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Wagener, Theodore L.; Gregor, Kristin L.; Busch, Andrew M.; McQuaid, Elizabeth L.; Borrelli, Belinda – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: No studies have examined the relationship between caregiver beliefs about the risks of smoking to their own health and caregiver beliefs about the effect of their smoking on their child's health. In the current study, we investigated our proposed "risk congruence hypothesis" among caregivers who smoke. Specifically, we investigated…
Descriptors: Smoking, Caregivers, Diseases, Child Health
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Bair-Merritt, Megan H.; Johnson, Sara B.; Okelo, Sande; Page, Gayle – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2012
Parents were given supplies to collect 3 child salivary cortisol samples (awakening, 30-min after awakening, bedtime) at home on a typical day, and return them via mail. Medical records also were abstracted. Results: Fifty-three percent (n = 29) returned child salivary samples. Families who returned samples typically returned them within 2 weeks,…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Diseases, Motor Vehicles, Children
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Clark, Noreen M.; Lachance, Laurie; Doctor, Linda Jo; Gilmore, Lisa; Kelly, Cindy; Krieger, James; Lara, Marielena; Meurer, John; Friedman Milanovich, Amy; Nicholas, Elisa; Rosenthal, Michael; Stoll, Shelley C.; Wilkin, Margaret – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
Objectives: We assessed policy and system changes and health outcomes produced by the Allies Against Asthma program, a 5-year collaborative effort by 7 community coalitions to address childhood asthma. We also explored associations between community engagement and outcomes. Methods: We interviewed a sample of 1,477 parents of children with asthma…
Descriptors: Diseases, Program Descriptions, Parent Attitudes, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Kaul, Teri – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: Asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness among children in the United States, with a disproportionately higher incidence among minority children. In an attempt to increase understanding of the factors that may influence self-management of chronic disease, the study examined the relationship between self-efficacy belief and asthma…
Descriptors: African American Children, Health Services, Self Efficacy, Chronic Illness
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Runions, Kevin C.; Cross, Donna S.; Vithiatharan, Rena; Everard, Mark; Hall, Graham – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2021
Children with asthma face serious mental health risk, but the pathways remain unclear. This study aimed to examine bullying victimisation and perpetration in children with asthma and a comparison sample without a chronic health condition, and the role of bullying in moderating psychosocial adjustment outcomes for those with asthma. A sample of…
Descriptors: Diseases, Chronic Illness, Bullying, Victims
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McGovern, Colleen Marie; Arcoleo, Kimberly; Melnyk, Bernadette – School Psychology, 2019
Asthma is the most common childhood chronic condition and a major contributor to school absences and lost instructional time. Children with asthma have a higher risk of internalizing disorders, such as anxiety and depression, which can further complicate asthma management. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility,…
Descriptors: Diseases, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Anxiety
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Nelson, Belinda Wilburn; Awad, Daniel; Alexander, Jeffrey; Clark, Noreen – Journal of School Health, 2009
Background: Asthma is a chronic health condition that has a disproportionate effect on low-income minority children who reside in large urban areas. African American children report significantly higher rates than the general population of children and have more-severe asthma and poorer outcomes. This article describes the prevalence of asthma in…
Descriptors: African American Children, African Americans, Participatory Research, Disadvantaged Youth
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