Article Text

Download PDFPDF

A multifaceted, home based, environmental intervention modestly reduced asthma morbidity in children with atopic asthma

Statistics from

 Q In inner city children with atopic asthma, is a multifaceted, home based, environmental intervention (HBEI) effective for improving asthma related outcomes?

Clinical impact ratings Paediatrics ★★★★★★☆ Respirology ★★★★★★☆ Immunology ★★★★★☆☆ Allergy and Immunology ★★★★★☆☆


Embedded ImageDesign:

randomised controlled trial.

Embedded ImageAllocation:


Embedded ImageBlinding:

blinded (clinical outcome assessors).*

Embedded ImageFollow up period:

1 year of intervention followed by a 1 year observational period.

Embedded ImageSetting:

7 major cities in the US.

Embedded ImagePatients:

937 children 5–11 years of age (mean age 7.7 y, 63% boys) with atopic asthma who were residents of census tracts in which ⩾20% of the households had incomes below the federal poverty level. Children were also required to have had ⩾1 asthma related hospital admission or 2 unscheduled, asthma related visits to the clinic or emergency department during the previous 6 months and a positive skin test in response to ⩾1 of 11 indoor allergens.

Embedded ImageIntervention:

a 1 year …

View Full Text

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Linked Articles

  • Glossary
    BMJ Publishing Group Ltd