Develop a Patient Education Campaign for Self-Management Behavior of Asthma Children and Parents

  • Huang, Jing-Long (PI)
  • Chiang, Li-Chi (CoPI)
  • Lu, Chang Ming (CoPI)

Project: Ministry of Health and WelfareMinistry of Health and Welfare Commission Research

Project Details


Asthma is the most common chronic disease of children. The incidence was more than 10% in Taiwan and eight times compared with twenty years ago. Recently, the hospitalization rate of asthma was increasing; the severity was also increasing in Chung-Gung Children Hospital. The incidence of severe patients whom attack more than ten times was increasing from 8% to 20%. The cases of mortality were increasing too. The high hospitalization rate, medical regimes, and school absenteeism were due to the sudden and recurrent signs and symptoms of asthma. Children, parents and teachers must understand the methods of how to manage this chronic condition. Asthma training programs for parents and children have been developed to increase both the self-management skills of asthmatic children and compliance with medical regimes. Based on the results of the study on last year, researcher will conduct an experimental study to evaluate the effects of these training programs. I order to change the predisposing factors, enabling factors, and reinforcing factors, the training program is designed as a three-day standardized family-oriented group education method. 100 children aged 5~14 years which will been recruited from Chung-Gung Memorial Children Hospital are randomly assigned to control group and experimental group. Experimental group will participate the training programs; the control group will stay in the teaching program of outpatient department as usual. Questionnaires regarding self-management behaviors and the influencing factors that we developed on previous research will be filled out by parents and children prior to as well as 3 months and 6 months after training program. The content of evaluation will include the self-management behaviors, asthma knowledge, attitude, self-efficacy, evaluating effects, the children's cooperation, medical regimes, school absenteeism, lung function, and asthma severity.

Project IDs

Project ID:PG8911-0042
External Project ID:DOH89-TD-1170
Effective start/end date01/10/9931/12/00


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