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Volerman A, Fierstein J, Boon K
Factors associated with effective inhaler technique among children with moderate to severe asthma.
Guidelines recommend that children and families receive education about and demonstration of effective inhaler technique as part of asthma self-management education. For youth, improved inhaler technique is associated with better quality of life and decreased health care use, yet technique remains suboptimal. To understand potential reasons for differences in inhaler skills, this study examined individual- and health care-level factors associated with effective inhaler technique among children.
Citation: Volerman A, Fierstein J, Boon K . Factors associated with effective inhaler technique among children with moderate to severe asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2019 Nov;123(5):511-12.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2019.08.017.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Asthma, Chronic Conditions, Patient Self-Management, Education: Patient and Caregiver, Medication, Quality of Life
Taylor YJ, Tapp H, Shade LE
Impact of shared decision making on asthma quality of life and asthma control among children.
This study evaluated the impact of shared decision making (SDM) on quality of life and symptom control in children with asthma. The investigators found that implementation of SDM within clinical practices using a standardized toolkit was associated with improved asthma quality of life and asthma control for low-income children with asthma when compared to usual care with decision support.
Citation: Taylor YJ, Tapp H, Shade LE . Impact of shared decision making on asthma quality of life and asthma control among children. J Asthma 2018 Jun;55(6):675-83. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2017.1362423..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Asthma, Respiratory Conditions, Chronic Conditions, Decision Making, Quality of Life