Previous work has indicated a high rate of non-attendance at hospital based clinics among young, multiracial asthmatic patients of lower socioeconomic class.
The efficacy of delivering asthma education from a community health centre established in a multiracial working class neighbourhood was evaluated.
A prospective controlled study was performed in which asthmatic subiects aged between two and 55 years attending a hospital emergency room with acute asthma and living within a defined geographical area of high emergency room users were randomised to the usual follow up or the education centre plus usual follow up.
Measurements were taken at entry into the study and again nine months later.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Education sanitaire, Statut socioéconomique, Nouvelle Zélande, Epidémiologie, Traitement, Prévention, Homme, Océanie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronche pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Health education, Socioeconomic status, New Zealand, Epidemiology, Treatment, Prevention, Human, Oceania, Respiratory disease, Bronchus disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0015561
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.