Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: The Kickin’ Asthma intervention enrolled students in four weekly sessions taught during lunch by American Lung Association staff and OUSD nurses. The curriculum emphasized optimal medication use, including differences between controller and reliever medications; appropriate timing for medication use and effective methods for self-administration; and solutions to common student-identified barriers to appropriate use.

Study Results: Increased knowledge related to asthma & proper use of medications.

Reference: Patel Shrimali, B., Hasenbush, A., Davis, A., Tager, I., & Magzamen, S. (2011). Medication use patterns among urban youth participating in school-based asthma education. Journal of Urban Health, 88(S1), 73–84.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good