Evaluating the Effects of an Organized Self-management Asthma Education in Children 7 to 12 Years: A Quantitative Study
Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Linda L. Cook DNP, APRN, NNP
Nadia Miller RN, MSN
Michelle Cole DNP, MSN, RN
Asthma affects Hispanic and African American children living in the Bronx compared with other groups, and these children have a higher rate of asthma hospitalization and emergency department (ED) visits, which is costly and challenging for families (DiNapoli, 2014). The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effects of an organized asthma self-management education (OSMAE) intervention in children 7 to 12 years hospitalized with mild to severe asthma. A one-group quasi-experimental design study was conducted pre and one-week post intervention to evaluate outcomes variables. Besides collecting baseline demographic data, to evaluate the efficacy of the OSMAE, data were collected on asthma symptoms, activity limitations, emotional function, and peak flow readings and ED visits. Six consenting English-speaking 7 to 12-year-old children diagnosed with asthma and hospitalized at least once were recruited.
Davis, Alice, "Evaluating the Effects of an Organized Self-management Asthma Education in Children 7 to 12 Years: A Quantitative Study" (2015). Nursing Dissertations. 12.