In pediatric asthma, family empowerment education has been beneficial for the quality of life, pulmonary function, and family functioning. Few studies addressed the impact of a family empowerment program on asthma control, acute healthcare use, and medication use in children with asthma. This study aimed to assess the effect of a family empowerment intervention on quality of life of children and their parents, pulmonary function, asthma control, acute healthcare use, inhaler technique, and controller adherence in children with asthma. A single-center study using a randomized controlled design was conducted in the pediatric outpatient clinic of a Tunisian University Hospital from May 2018 to September 2019. Thirty-four families in each group completed the study at the 12-month follow-up. There was no significant difference between groups at baseline. This study suggested that family empowerment education with group discussion sessions and feedback can positively impact important clinical asthma outcomes including quality of life of children and parents, pulmonary function, inhaler technique, and symptoms control when used in the management of children with mild to moderate asthma.

Book Details:

ISBN-13:

978-620-4-74968-6

ISBN-10:

6204749684

EAN:

9786204749686

Book language:

English

By (author) :

Maha Dardouri

Number of pages:

164

Published on:

2022-07-26

Category:

Specialized Medical occupations