According to recent study in Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers found that asthma education in children in small, interactive groups may improve asthma outcomes and consequently reduces need for emergency asthma care.
It was found that asthmatic children who participated in interactive asthma education program were 38% less likely to require oral corticosteroid doses and also require less emergency care than those who did not take part in the asthma management program.
The study, a randomized controlled trial, looked at 398 children aged 3 to 16 years admitted to the emergency department in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Children in the control group followed the usual care recommended by their family physician along with an asthma information booklet developed for children admitted to hospital with asthma.
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