Article Text

Download PDFPDF

A peer led asthma education programme in adolescents was more effective than no programme for improving quality of life
Free

Statistics from Altmetric.com


 
 QUESTION: In adolescents with asthma, is a peer led asthma education programme more effective than no programme for improving quality of life (QoL)?

Design

Randomised (allocation concealed*), blinded {data analyst},* controlled trial with 3 months follow up.

Setting

6 high schools in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia.

Patients

272 adolescents who were in grades 7 and 10, were present on the test day, and reported recent wheeze were included in the study. 251 adolescents (92%; mean age 14 y, 55% girls) completed follow up.

Intervention

3 schools (124 students) were cluster randomised to implement the adolescent peer led asthma education (Triple A) programme. The Triple A programme involved a 3 step approach to peer led education. In step 1, student volunteers in grade 11 were trained as leaders during a 6 hour workshop to …

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.