Clinical Outcomes of a Pediatric Asthma Outreach Program

Martha K. Swartz, Mikki Meadows-Oliver

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Abstract

This clinical pilot research project evaluated clinical outcomes for asthmatic children enrolled in a home-based Asthma Outreach Program. Through a quasi-experimental single-group intervention design, a convenience sample of 37 children, ranging in age from 6 to 16 years, was used for this study. At 6 months after enrollment in the Asthma Outreach Program, patients reported significantly fewer nighttime symptoms and primary care provider visits compared with the 6 months preceding enrollment. Patients also reported significantly fewer hospital and intensive care unit admissions and courses of oral steroids. Adherence to therapy and asthma control was also significantly improved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e119-e121
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019

Keywords

  • asthma
  • community
  • home-based
  • outcomes
  • pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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