We studied smoking status in relation to parental attendance at an asthma education program for child patients of a health maintenance organization.
Nonattendance rates were 24%, 42% and 78% in nonsmoking, one-smoker, and two-or-more-smoker families, respectively, and 33% overall.
Only the number of smokers (odds ratio [OR]=3.1 ; 95% confidence interval [CI]=1.8,5.3) and perceived adverse impact of asthma on the family (OR=0.4 ; 95% CI=0.2,0.9) were retained in a multivariate model that correctly classified 73% of families ; demographic characteristics, frequency of asthma symptoms, and health care use were rejected.
There was a tendency for smoking parents to deny that their child had asthma (17% among families with two or more smokers ; 9% among nonsmoking families).
Asthma education programs may fail to involve parents who smoke.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Enfant, Homme, Education sanitaire, Parent, Participation, Programme sanitaire, Tabagisme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Immunopathologie, Allergie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Child, Human, Health education, Parent, Participation, Sanitary program, Tobacco smoking, United States, North America, America, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Immunopathology, Allergy
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