Study Examines Inhaler Carry and Use Among Children at School

The July 2019 Journal of Asthma contains an article examining the “factors associated with inhaler self-carry among children and examine[s] barriers and facilitators to self-carry.” Researchers asked child-parent pairs and nurses from Chicago schools to answer questions relating to “asthma care and morbidity, confidence in self-carry skills, and facilitators and barriers to self-carry.” They found that “inhaler self-carry was associated with controller medication use and parent confidence in child’s self-carry skills.” The researchers suggest that to improve inhaler self-carry at schools there should be a focus on “educating children about asthma and inhaler use, creating supportive environments for self-carry among peers and teachers, and fostering consistent implementation and communication.”

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