New research by the PhD candidate Rachel Margolis and Associate Professors Melissa Bellin and Kathryn Collins has been published in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care. Margolis is the lead author of the article titled "Fostering Effective Asthma Self-Management Transfer in High-Risk Children: Gaps and Opportunities for Family Engagement."
The process of self-management knowledge, behavior, and skill development in children with asthma from families with low income is understudied.
Fifteen mothers of children with uncontrolled asthma participated in semistructured interviews exploring the transfer of asthma self-management responsibilities from parent to child. Team members performed thematic analysis of written transcripts.