Characteristics and correlates of asthma knowledge among emergency department users in harlem

I. H. Meyer, P. Sternfels, J. K. Fagan, L. Copeland, J. G. Ford

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Abstract

We constructed a questionnaire to assess asthma knowledge, assessed its psychometric properties, and examined its association with demographic characteristics, psychosocial factors, and disease severity and management in 375 adults following an asthma-related emergency department visit. Overall knowledge was poor but varied widely among respondents. Better knowledge was related to younger age, higher education, and less severe disease. Chance-orientated health locus of control and low self-esteem were associated with lower asthma knowledge. Better knowledge was associated with better disease management. We conclude that asthma education can lead to improved disease outcomes, and psychosocial factors need to be considered when designing interventions for asthma education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-539
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Asthma
Volume38
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Hospital Emergency Service
Asthma
Disease Management
Education
Psychology
Internal-External Control
Psychometrics
Self Concept
Demography
Health
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • African American
  • Asthma
  • Education
  • Emergency department
  • Knowledge
  • Management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Meyer, I. H., Sternfels, P., Fagan, J. K., Copeland, L., & Ford, J. G. (2001). Characteristics and correlates of asthma knowledge among emergency department users in harlem. Journal of Asthma, 38(7), 531-539. https://doi.org/10.1081/JAS-100107117

Characteristics and correlates of asthma knowledge among emergency department users in harlem. / Meyer, I. H.; Sternfels, P.; Fagan, J. K.; Copeland, L.; Ford, J. G.

In: Journal of Asthma, Vol. 38, No. 7, 2001, p. 531-539.

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Meyer, IH, Sternfels, P, Fagan, JK, Copeland, L & Ford, JG 2001, 'Characteristics and correlates of asthma knowledge among emergency department users in harlem', Journal of Asthma, vol. 38, no. 7, pp. 531-539. https://doi.org/10.1081/JAS-100107117
Meyer, I. H. ; Sternfels, P. ; Fagan, J. K. ; Copeland, L. ; Ford, J. G. / Characteristics and correlates of asthma knowledge among emergency department users in harlem. In: Journal of Asthma. 2001 ; Vol. 38, No. 7. pp. 531-539.
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