SESSION TITLE: Pediatric Pulmonary
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 02:45 PM - 04:15 PM
PURPOSE: Asthma prevalence is on the rise worldwide and adherence to asthma care guidelines is less than adequate. Measuring quality of life in families is a useful tool in monitoring asthma in children. It seems obvious that impaired quality of life in parents as a result of their child’s asthma affects all aspects of family life Aim: To document improvement, if any, in quality of life in families with asthmatic children by managing their asthma as per NAEPP (EPR-3) guidelines. Objectives were also to document if such improvement correlates with asthma symptom control and could be sustained over time. Another objective of this study was to observe if there is any difference in changes in parents QOL over time when children are managed by a medical doctor (MD) compared to Advanced Practice Nurse (APN).