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Asthma Management Survey of Participants in an Inner City Asthma Intervention

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  • Matthew Sadof

    () (Tufts University School of Medicine, Baystate Children’s Hospital)

  • Sylvia Brandt

    () (Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Abstract

Background: The Inner City Asthma Intervention (ICAI) was a national multi-center implementation of an evidence-based intervention to reduce asthma morbidity. Objective: This study describes mitigating behaviors and reported outcomes in families with asthma who completed the intervention and a post-intervention survey at one of the ICAI sites. Results: Eighty percent (0.72- 0.88, 95% confidence interval) of these families made five or more changes to mitigate exposure to environmental asthma triggers. The majority of families (0.84-0.96, 95% confidence interval) reported an improved awareness of asthma symptoms and less school absences, limitations of activity, unplanned doctor visits, and asthma related sleep disruption.

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  • Matthew Sadof & Sylvia Brandt, 2007. "Asthma Management Survey of Participants in an Inner City Asthma Intervention," Working Papers 2007-2, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Resource Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:dre:wpaper:2007-2
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    Keywords

    Asthma; health intervention; health behavior;

    JEL classification:

    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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