Canadian Respiratory Journal / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Review Article

The Impacts of Educational Asthma Interventions in Schools: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Table 1

Description of the 17 educational asthma interventions.

Main authorLocationLength of the study Target audienceInterval between evaluationsNumber of sessionsDuration of each sessionApproachOutcomes evaluatedHospitalizationSchool absenteeismUse of relief medication/inhalation technique
KnowledgeQuality of lifeVisit to the emergency department

Butz [16]Baltimore, Maryland, USA10 months201 asthmatic individuals,
6–12 years old, with their parents/caregivers
10 months2 (students) and 1 (parent or caregiver)120 minIndividual and groupXXXXX

Patterson [28]Belfast, Northern Ireland4 months173 asthmatic individuals, 7–11 years old8 weeks8GroupXX

Cicutto [22]Toronto, Canada12 months239 asthmatics, 6–11 years old, with their parents2-3 months650–60 minGroupXXX

Clarck [34]Beijing, China12 months639 asthmatic individuals, 7–11 years old, with their parents12 months5GroupXXXX

Gerald [17]Alabama, USA5 years610 asthmatic individuals, 8–11 years old. General approach to nonasthmatics (no outcomes evaluated)Variation among the schools. The objective was to complete 6 sessions630 minGroupXXXX

Levy [18]Memphis, Tennessee, USA24 months243 asthmatic individuals (first year) and 210 asthmatic individuals (second year), 6–10 years old12 months640 minGroupXXXX

Joseph [29]Detroit, Michigan, USA12 months314 individuals with an average age of 15.3, with symptoms of asthma12 months430 minIndividualXXXXX

Bruzzese [35]New York, USA2 months23 asthmatic individuals, with an average age of 12.9, and 21 parents2 months6 (students) and 5 (parents)75 min (students) and 90 min (parents)GroupX

Kintner [19]Michigan, USA3 months66 asthmatic individuals, with an average age of 10.1, and their caregivers3 months1050 minGroupXX

Clark [12]Detroit, Michigan, USA24 months1292 individuals, 10–13 years old, with symptoms of asthma12 months690 minGroupX

McGhan [30]Edmonton, Alberta, Canada12 months266 asthmatic individuals, 6–13 years old6 months645–60 minGroupXXXX

Bruzzese [14]New York, USA12 months345 asthmatic individuals, with an average age of 15.16 months845–60 minIndividual and groupXXXXX

Mosnaim [31]Chicago, USA1 month536 asthmatic individuals, with an average age of 13–16 years old1 month445 minGroupXX

Pike [20]St. Louis, USA12 months236 asthmatic and nonasthmatic individuals12 months15GroupX

Al-sheyab [21]Jordan, Middle East3 months244 asthmatic individuals3 months330 minGroupXX

Bowen [32]Newark, New Jersey, USA1 month and 2 weeks30 asthmatic individuals, 8–12 years old3 weeks390 minGroupX

Joseph [33]Detroit, Michigan, USA12 months422 asthmatic individuals, with an average age of 15.66 months415–30 minGroup/individualXXXX

Note: not detailed.
The age of participants of the selected studies in this review was limited from 10 to 19 years old considering that the World Health Organization defines this period of life as adolescence.

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