Implementing School Based Programs On Reducing Absenteeism And Improving Asthma Control

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Review of Literature Following is a comprehensive analysis of the articles selected from databases to help answer the posited PICOT question. The search produced eight articles that were most applicable to the implementation of asthma education in school settings. Further, the articles gave invaluable information to answer the writer’s PICOT question. Not only are education interventions mentioned in the selected articles, other modes to decrease absenteeism among school-aged children were discussed in detail. The synthesized information supports the benefits of implementing school-based education to reduce absenteeism and increased disease management. The benefit of school-based programs in reducing absenteeism and improving asthma control is the common theme among the articles written about the subject. Basch (2014) highlights the exemplary approaches to control asthma. Suggestions include implementation of support and management systems, school health and mental health services, asthma education, physical education, and healthy school environments. The study, utilizing a thorough literature review, outlines the prevalence and disparities among youth with asthma. It further illustrates the direct relationship between poorly controlled asthma and the effects on academic achievement. According to Basch, poor asthma control affects cognition, school connectedness and absenteeism. Research states that school-based interventions significantly improves asthma management,

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