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Louisias M, Petty CR, Sheehan W
Use of a school-based survey to screen students for symptoms concerning for asthma.
Researchers sought early identification of asthma in minority children. Their goal was to determine if they could apply screening surveys to an inner-city, school-based cohort. They found a significant number of children with a positive asthma screen and no parent-reported asthma. Children with symptoms suggestive of asthma had elevated rates of hospital care for breathing problems and an atopic background. The researchers conclude that these children without known asthma, but who experience increased morbidity, can be easily identified with a school-based asthma screening survey and should be closely monitored.
AHRQ-funded; HS000063; HS022986.
Citation: Louisias M, Petty CR, Sheehan W . Use of a school-based survey to screen students for symptoms concerning for asthma. Clin Pediatr 2019 May;58(5):586-89. doi: 10.1177/0009922819832087..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Asthma, Screening, Education, Diagnostic Safety and Quality, Urban Health