School-based self-management interventions for asthma among primary school children: A systematic review

Ramdzan, Siti Nurkamilla and Suhaimi, Julia and Harris, Katherine M. and Khoo, Ee Ming and Liew, Su May and Cunningham, Steve and Pinnock, Hilary (2021) School-based self-management interventions for asthma among primary school children: A systematic review. NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 31 (1). ISSN 2055-1010, DOI

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A Cochrane review of school-based asthma interventions (combining all ages) found improved health outcomes. Self-management skills, however, vary according to age. We assessed effectiveness of primary school-based self-management interventions and identified components associated with successful programmes in children aged 6-12 years. We updated the Cochrane search (March 2020) and included the Global Health database. Two reviewers screened, assessed risk-of-bias and extracted data. We included 23 studies (10,682 participants); four at low risk-of-bias. Twelve studies reported at least one positive result for an outcome of interest. All 12 positive studies reported parental involvement in the intervention, compared to two-thirds of ineffective studies. In 10 of the 12 positive studies, parental involvement was substantial (e.g. attending sessions; phone/video communication) rather than being provided with written information. School-based self-management intervention can improve health outcomes and substantial parental involvement in school-based programmes seemed important for positive outcomes among primary school children.

Item Type: Article
Funders: National Institute of Health Research using Official Development Assistance (ODA)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parental involvement; Education-Program; School-based asthma interventions; Self-management skills
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2022 06:13
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2022 06:13

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