Sub-optimal asthma control in teenagers in the midland region of Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302480
Title:
Sub-optimal asthma control in teenagers in the midland region of Ireland.
Authors:
Kelly, I; Fitzpatrick, P
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health, HSE, Arden Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland. ina.kelly@hse.ie
Citation:
Sub-optimal asthma control in teenagers in the midland region of Ireland. 2011, 180 (4):851-4 Ir J Med Sci
Publisher:
Irish journal of medical science
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Dec-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302480
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-011-0725-1
PubMed ID:
21695598
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Sub-optimal+asthma+control+in+teenagers+in+the+midland+region+of+Ireland
Abstract:
Internationally, many children with asthma are not attaining achievable asthma control.; To examine the prevalence of asthma in teenagers in four midland counties, their asthma control and the barriers, if any, to gaining control of asthma.; International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Children (ISAAC) methodology was used in a survey of Junior Cycle Year 2 second-level students.; The prevalence of "wheeze ever" was 49.8%, "wheeze in the last 12 months" was 32.6% and "asthma ever" was 23.5%. Of teenagers with current asthma, 96% had evidence of sub-optimal asthma control during the previous year. For the majority of the teenagers with asthma, treatment was not guideline concordant; infrequent lung function testing, insufficient review after acute care and poor use of written asthma action plans. Barriers included lack of awareness of need for treatment.; If asthma guidelines are implemented fully, these children may experience better health.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
BACKGROUND: Internationally, many children with asthma are not attaining achievable asthma control. AIMS: To examine the prevalence of asthma in teenagers in four midland counties, their asthma control and the barriers, if any, to gaining control of asthma. METHODOLOGY: International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Children (ISAAC) methodology was used in a survey of Junior Cycle Year 2 second-level students. RESULTS: The prevalence of "wheeze ever" was 49.8%, "wheeze in the last 12 months" was 32.6% and "asthma ever" was 23.5%. Of teenagers with current asthma, 96% had evidence of sub-optimal asthma control during the previous year. For the majority of the teenagers with asthma, treatment was not guideline concordant; infrequent lung function testing, insufficient review after acute care and poor use of written asthma action plans. Barriers included lack of awareness of need for treatment. CONCLUSIONS: If asthma guidelines are implemented fully, these children may experience better health.
Keywords:
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT; HEALTH SERVICE PLANNING; HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT; ASTHMA
MeSH:
Adolescent; Asthma; Female; Guideline Adherence; Humans; Ireland; Male; Patient Care Planning; Patient Compliance; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Prevalence; Respiratory Function Tests; Respiratory Sounds
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Ien_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-30T08:26:51Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-30T08:26:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-12-
dc.identifier.citationSub-optimal asthma control in teenagers in the midland region of Ireland. 2011, 180 (4):851-4 Ir J Med Scien_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid21695598-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-011-0725-1-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302480-
dc.descriptionBACKGROUND: Internationally, many children with asthma are not attaining achievable asthma control. AIMS: To examine the prevalence of asthma in teenagers in four midland counties, their asthma control and the barriers, if any, to gaining control of asthma. METHODOLOGY: International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Children (ISAAC) methodology was used in a survey of Junior Cycle Year 2 second-level students. RESULTS: The prevalence of "wheeze ever" was 49.8%, "wheeze in the last 12 months" was 32.6% and "asthma ever" was 23.5%. Of teenagers with current asthma, 96% had evidence of sub-optimal asthma control during the previous year. For the majority of the teenagers with asthma, treatment was not guideline concordant; infrequent lung function testing, insufficient review after acute care and poor use of written asthma action plans. Barriers included lack of awareness of need for treatment. CONCLUSIONS: If asthma guidelines are implemented fully, these children may experience better health.en_GB
dc.description.abstractInternationally, many children with asthma are not attaining achievable asthma control.-
dc.description.abstractTo examine the prevalence of asthma in teenagers in four midland counties, their asthma control and the barriers, if any, to gaining control of asthma.-
dc.description.abstractInternational Study of Asthma and Allergies in Children (ISAAC) methodology was used in a survey of Junior Cycle Year 2 second-level students.-
dc.description.abstractThe prevalence of "wheeze ever" was 49.8%, "wheeze in the last 12 months" was 32.6% and "asthma ever" was 23.5%. Of teenagers with current asthma, 96% had evidence of sub-optimal asthma control during the previous year. For the majority of the teenagers with asthma, treatment was not guideline concordant; infrequent lung function testing, insufficient review after acute care and poor use of written asthma action plans. Barriers included lack of awareness of need for treatment.-
dc.description.abstractIf asthma guidelines are implemented fully, these children may experience better health.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Sub-optimal+asthma+control+in+teenagers+in+the+midland+region+of+Irelanden_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICE PLANNINGen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENTen_GB
dc.subjectASTHMAen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAsthma-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGuideline Adherence-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshPatient Care Planning-
dc.subject.meshPatient Compliance-
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topic-
dc.subject.meshPrevalence-
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Function Tests-
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Sounds-
dc.titleSub-optimal asthma control in teenagers in the midland region of Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Public Health, HSE, Arden Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland. ina.kelly@hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB

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