School Asthma Program Improves Health and Grades

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School Asthma Program Improves Health and Grades

By: Reuters Health Monday, May 31, 2004 07:40 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A comprehensive school-based asthma management program improved health status and school performance of children with asthma, particularly those with persistent disease, according to a new study.

The findings, which appear in the medical journal Chest, are based on a study of 835 asthmatic children in grades 2 through 5 in 14 schools in low-income communities in Detroit, Michigan.

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Reference:
Effects of a Comprehensive School-Based Asthma Program on Symptoms, Parent Management, Grades, and Absenteeism
Noreen M. Clark, Randall Brown, Christine L. M. Joseph, Elizabeth W. Anderson, Manlan Liu, and Melissa A. Valerio
Chest 2004 125: 1674-1679.

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