Evaluation of systematic assessment of asthma-like symptoms and tobacco smoke exposure in early childhood by well-child professionals: A randomized trial

Esther Hafkamp-De Groen, Ralf J.P. Van Der Valk, Ashna D. Mohangoo, Johannes C. Van Der Wouden, Liesbeth Duijts, Vincent W. Jaddoe, Albert Hofman, Harry J. De Koning, Johan C. De Jongste, Hein Raat

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Asthma is a highly prevalent chronic condition associated with considerable morbidity, reduced health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and significant costs for public health [1], [2]. Interventions aimed at preventing childhood asthma are being developed and evaluated [3]-[9]. While the majority of asthma management education for parents occurs in the clinical setting, increasingly, multifaceted environmental interventions to decrease asthma-like symptoms are delivered by community health workers [7]. Previous studies identified positive outcomes associated with community health worker-delivered interventions, including decreased asthmalike symptoms [7].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEveryday Environmental Toxins
Subtitle of host publicationChildrens Exposure Risks
PublisherApple Academic Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781498718158
ISBN (Print)9781771881012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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