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FACTORS THAT AFFECT ADHERENCE WITH LONG-TERM CONTROLLER MEDICATIONS USED TO MANAGE ASTHMA IN CHILDREN

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Date Issued:
2015
Abstract/Description:
Problem: Asthma affects one out of every ten children in the United States. It is recommended that children with persistent asthma take long-term controller (LTC) medications to achieve control. However, adherence varies, and many children do not take their LTC medication at all. The average cost for hospitalization of a child with asthma is $8,406. Asthma in children also contributes to school absenteeism and a decrease in quality of life. Objective: A literature review was performed to examine factors that affect adherence to LTC medications used to control asthma in children. Method: A literature review was performed using the CINAHL, ERIC, Medline, Psych Info, and Academic Search Premier databases. Keywords included asthma AND child* OR pediatric* AND adherence OR compliance AND corticosteroid* OR "leukotriene modifier*" OR "mast cell stabilizer*" OR "monoclonal antibod*" OR "long-acting beta agonist.*" After applying exclusion criteria 35 articles were included in this review. Results: A variety of factors that affect adherence were identified. Internal factors included age, sex, and race/ethnicity. External factors included socioeconomic status, environment, health perception, lack of motivation, parental education, disease/medication beliefs, family dynamics and planning, responsibility, severity, and exacerbations. Interventional factors included caregiver-family communication, asthma knowledge, specialty care, white coat adherence, number of prescriptions, asthma action plans, medication regimens, and technology. Conclusion: It is recommended that healthcare providers use a four-step process during inpatient and outpatient asthma visits. The steps include assess and educate, collaborate, problem-solve, and follow-up. Collectively, this method can help healthcare providers overcome many of the barriers that were identified.
Title: FACTORS THAT AFFECT ADHERENCE WITH LONG-TERM CONTROLLER MEDICATIONS USED TO MANAGE ASTHMA IN CHILDREN.
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Name(s): Bowks, Brittany, Author
Draves , Krisann, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Problem: Asthma affects one out of every ten children in the United States. It is recommended that children with persistent asthma take long-term controller (LTC) medications to achieve control. However, adherence varies, and many children do not take their LTC medication at all. The average cost for hospitalization of a child with asthma is $8,406. Asthma in children also contributes to school absenteeism and a decrease in quality of life. Objective: A literature review was performed to examine factors that affect adherence to LTC medications used to control asthma in children. Method: A literature review was performed using the CINAHL, ERIC, Medline, Psych Info, and Academic Search Premier databases. Keywords included asthma AND child* OR pediatric* AND adherence OR compliance AND corticosteroid* OR "leukotriene modifier*" OR "mast cell stabilizer*" OR "monoclonal antibod*" OR "long-acting beta agonist.*" After applying exclusion criteria 35 articles were included in this review. Results: A variety of factors that affect adherence were identified. Internal factors included age, sex, and race/ethnicity. External factors included socioeconomic status, environment, health perception, lack of motivation, parental education, disease/medication beliefs, family dynamics and planning, responsibility, severity, and exacerbations. Interventional factors included caregiver-family communication, asthma knowledge, specialty care, white coat adherence, number of prescriptions, asthma action plans, medication regimens, and technology. Conclusion: It is recommended that healthcare providers use a four-step process during inpatient and outpatient asthma visits. The steps include assess and educate, collaborate, problem-solve, and follow-up. Collectively, this method can help healthcare providers overcome many of the barriers that were identified.
Identifier: CFH0004809 (IID), ucf:45438 (fedora)
Note(s): 2015-05-01
B.S.N.
Nursing, College of Nursing
Bachelors
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Subject(s): pediatric
asthma
medication
adherence
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004809
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Host Institution: UCF

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