Implementation of an asthma prompting form to improve asthma care in a pediatric office
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Pile, Debra (2010). Implementation of an asthma prompting form to improve asthma care in a pediatric office. -- In Proceedings: 6th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 169-170
Asthma, the most common chronic illness of childhood, can be a life-threatening experience. This project tested the effectiveness of a prompting form to improve preventive asthma care during a non-asthma office visit. Thirty randomly selected charts from 2008 without a prompt form were compared with thirty randomly selected charts from 2009 with a completed form for differences. The number of medications reviewed (p =.001) and the frequency of refills written (p =.024) were significantly higher in the prompt group. Education was higher (p =.000) if smoking was included. Use of an asthma plan was not significantly different between groups. Triggers were more frequently discussed in the prompted group. The use of a prompting form facilitates discussion and improvement of preventive asthma care.
Paper presented to the 6th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 23, 2010.
Research completed at the School of Nursing, College of Health Professions