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Pilot Testing Okay With Asthma™: An Online Asthma Intervention for School-Age Children
The Journal of School Nursing (2008)
  • Tami H Wyatt, University of Tennessee
  • Emily J Hauenstein
Abstract
Asthma is the leading cause of missed school days despite advancements in asthma treatment. This may be, in part, due to a lack of understanding about asthma. Okay With Asthma™, an online story with psychosocial management strategies for school-age children, was pilot tested to measure its effect on asthma knowledge and attitude. The online program delivers content about asthma through a digital story and story-writing program. Using a one-group pretest-post-test quasi-experimental design, 35 children with moderate to severe asthma completed a pretest measure of asthma knowledge and attitudes and then completed Okay With Asthma™. At 1 week and 2 weeks after the intervention, the children completed the measures again. There were significant improvements in asthma knowledge scores at the 1- and 2-week evaluations and significant improvements in attitude scores 2 weeks after the program. Okay With Asthma™ specifically targets school-age children and teaches them how to use school resources and peers while managing their asthma.
Keywords
  • asthma,
  • digital story,
  • psychosocial management,
  • storytelling,
  • story writing
Publication Date
2008
Citation Information
Tami H Wyatt and Emily J Hauenstein. "Pilot Testing Okay With Asthma™: An Online Asthma Intervention for School-Age Children" The Journal of School Nursing Vol. 24 Iss. 3 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tami_wyatt/21/