An asthma education program may help
children with the lung condition control their
symptoms better, according to the results of
a study of 26 Canadian elementary schools.
Almost half of the schools included in the
study were randomly assigned to offer a 6-
week asthma education program to children
with asthma; the remaining schools served
as a comparison group.
The education group received lessons on
avoiding triggers of their asthma symptoms,
using medication inhalers, and managing
episodes of breathlessness and wheezing.
After 2 months, this group reported more
confidence in their ability to manage their
asthma, compared with the control group.
(The findings were reported in Chest, October