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Addressing asthma and obesity in children with community health workers: proof-of-concept intervention development

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, December 2016
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Title
Addressing asthma and obesity in children with community health workers: proof-of-concept intervention development
Published in
BMC Pediatrics, December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12887-016-0745-0
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Authors

Molly A Martin, Steven K. Rothschild, Elizabeth Lynch, Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, Militza M. Pagán, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Anna Barnes, Kelly Karavolos, Antonieta Diaz, Lucretia M. Hoffman, Diana Plata, Sandra Villalpando

Abstract

The objective of this study was to design and test the feasibility and impact of a community health worker (CHW) intervention for comorbid asthma and obesity. Using a proof of concept study design, we collected pre/post outcomes from a single intervention cohort of urban low-income in a single community area. A community-based participatory research approach was employed. Forty-six children and their caregivers were recruited. Children were 5-12 years old with physician-diagnosed asthma and body mass index (BMI) > 85%. Families were offered 12 home visits from CHWs that integrated asthma and obesity core curriculums. The primary asthma outcome was asthma control, measured via the Childhood Asthma Control Test (cACT). The primary obesity outcome was child body mass index (BMI). Families received a median of 10 out of the 12 home visits over 1 year. At 1 year, there was a significant improvement in the number of children with controlled asthma as measured via cACT (85.7% at 1 year compared to 61.9% at baseline, p = 0.01). Activity limitations and emergency utilization were reduced while inhaler technique improved (p < 0.01 for all). Child BMI z-score was reduced: mean = 1.97 (SD 0.79) at 1 year compared to mean = 2.13 (SD 0.40) at baseline, p < 0.01. No association was seen between change in child BMI and change in asthma control. Worse baseline child depression scores were associated with less improvement in asthma control (p = 0.003) and higher baseline caregiver post-traumatic stress disorder scores were associated with increased child BMI (p = 0.012). The CHW intervention has promise for improving asthma and weight outcomes in high-risk children with comorbid asthma and obesity; this model warrants further development and investigation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 138 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 29 21%
Student > Bachelor 20 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 12%
Researcher 15 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 9%
Other 20 14%
Unknown 26 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 26 19%
Psychology 11 8%
Social Sciences 11 8%
Sports and Recreations 6 4%
Other 18 13%
Unknown 33 24%

Attention Score in Context

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#2,874,586
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#420
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#96,271
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Pediatrics
#16
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