This randomized clinical trial tested a behavioral medicine program designed to reduce asthmatic children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in the home.
Families were randomly assigned to an experimental preventive medicine counseling group, a monitoring control group, or a usual treatment control group.
Families were measured six times over 1 year.
Ninety-one families were recruited from four allergy clinics.
The experimental group received a 6-month series of counseling sessions designed to decrease ETS exposure.
This group also monitored smoking, exposure, and children's asthma symptoms.
The monitoring group did not receive counseling and the usual treatment control group received outcome measures only.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Allergie, Tabagisme passif, Environnement, Prévention, Enfant, Homme, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Allergy, Passive smoking, Environment, Prevention, Child, Human, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Immunopathology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0671807
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.