Researchers Explore Using Wellness Coaches to Affect Pediatric Asthma Outcomes

Translational Behavioral Medicine’s June 2018 edition includes an article exploring the use of wellness coaches to target parental stress, “a well-documented mediator of poor pediatric asthma outcomes.” Researchers utilized two wellness coaches that conducted four-session interventions on parents with children with persistent asthma. “Participants reported high acceptability of working with the wellness coaches,” and “use of wellness coaches in a parent-focused stress management pediatric asthma intervention was feasible and acceptable.” The researchers concluded “using wellness coaches for parent interventions may be applicable across other pediatric conditions and has the potential to change clinical practice.”

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