Effects of Home Interventions on Older Adults with Asthma

An article in the May 2019 edition of Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology examines how multifaceted home environmental interventions can affect respiratory health for older adults with asthma. The researchers “conducted community health worker-led interventions” in the homes of 86 low-income adults with asthma age 62 or older. Assessments were taken at baseline and a follow up a year later, which included “collecting data on respiratory health, quality of life, medication use, and doctor/emergency room/hospital visits.” The results showed “statistically significant reductions in self-reported environmental asthma triggers” and health improvements in multiple areas.

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