School nurse-led asthma intervention program for elementary students living with asthma




Fredland, Nina
Isik, Elif

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Studies reported that 6.1 million children in the United States have asthma and 3.3 million children experienced an exacerbation of asthma symptoms in 2016. The study purpose is to examine the effectiveness of a nurse‐led asthma intervention program on asthma management, peak flow meter usage, school absenteeism, and daily activities. A randomized control pilotstudy was conducted with elementary school‐age children. The Asthma Control Questionnaire and Paediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire assessed outcomes at baseline, six weeks and twelve weeks post‐ intervention. Repeated measures analysis of variance was used to analyze the data. Significant differences were found related to asthma management, peak flow meter usage, school attendance, and daily activities for the experimental group. The study findings have the potential to increase school nurses’ awareness about the importance of teaching asthma self‐ management to elementary school age children. (Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Nina Fredland)


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Asthma, School nurse, Asthma intervention, Asthma exacerbation, School absence, Asthma self-management