Effectiveness of a community-driven, asthma intervention: project asthma in-home response

Nathaniel Mattison, Aislinn C. Rookwood, Sophia A. Quintero, Jeffrey Cooper

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Abstract

Objectives: Project Asthma In-home Response (AIR) is a multilevel, home-based intervention to address childhood asthma. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of the community-driven, multilevel Project AIR intervention. We hypothesize that children participating in the Project AIR intervention will have reduced asthma-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and asthma exacerbations. Methods: Seventy-Five participants of an in-home asthma intervention were surveyed at the onset of intervention and six months after the intervention. Results: The mean age of clients in the sample population was ten years. Most clients in the sample population were 11–15 years old (34.7%), followed by 6–10 years old (29.3%) and 3–5 years (26.0%). Participation in the Project AIR intervention resulted in significant reductions in asthma attacks (p-value 0.0003), asthma-related emergency room visits (p-value > 0.0001), and asthma-related hospitalizations (p-value 0.008).Conclusion: The results of this study support that in-home environmental asthma programs are an efficient method of treating asthma in a smaller metro area. Our findings reinforce prior studies in larger metropolitan areas such as New York and Boston.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Asthma
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • asthma
  • asthma morbidity
  • children
  • community
  • healthy homes
  • pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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