Title

Evaluating a Residential Asthma Camp Program and Ways to Increase Physical Activity

ISBN or ISSN

0097-9805

Volume

34

Issue

6

Publication Date / Copyright Date

11-2008

First Page

459

Last Page

461

Publisher

Jannetti Publications, Inc.

Abstract

This study evaluated the effectiveness of an educational asthma camp program emphasizing self-management skills. The camp's key program components were medical supervision, autonomy, peer support, and health education. Measurement of asthma knowledge gains and overall camp experience were reported. Children who attended the asthma camp increased the knowledge level of their condition. It has been well researched that asthma and obesity are related, and obesity is associated with a higher prevalence of asthma. Thus, this camp program is in an ideal position to incorporate an effective physical activity module while continuing to provide an exceptional asthma education experience for children with asthma.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Keywords

Asthma, Camping, Exercise, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Patient Education, Program Evaluation, Self-Care

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