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Source: The Cochrane Collaborative
Last Reviewed: October 2002
Workgroups: Respiratory Diseases Workgroup
In this Cochrane systemic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that asthma self-management education programs can help improve lung function and feelings of self-control in children and adolescents. The review included studies that compared self-management education with usual care in children and adolescents ages 2 to 18 years. Researchers found that self-management education also reduces school absences, days of limited activity, and emergency room visits.
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Wolf, F., Guevara, J. P., Grum, C. M., Clark, N. M., & Cates, C. J. (2002). Educational interventions for asthma in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2002 (4). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000326