Adherence to asthma therapy in the preschool child

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Abstract

Preschool children's adherence to asthma therapy is often sub-optimal and can result in decreased quality of life for children and parents, as well as an increased risk for dangerous asthma exacerbations. Asthma management for the preschool child presents some unique challenges to adherence to therapy, including the child's limited ability to communicate, multiple caregivers responsible for medications, and parental concerns about medications. Parent beliefs, characteristics of the regimen, and family functioning have been associated with adherence levels. Understanding and improving adherence to asthma therapy for the preschool child will necessarily require addressing these age-specific concerns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-57
Number of pages10
JournalAllergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Supplement
Volume57
Issue number74
StatePublished - Nov 10 2002

Keywords

  • Adherence
  • Asthma
  • Children
  • Compliance
  • Education
  • Preschool

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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