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Quality of life, health care utilization, and control in older adults with asthma
Comorbid depression is strongly associated with poorer asthma quality of life and control in older adults. In addition, worse functional status and living alone may be associated with poorer outcomes. Screening for these conditions is important in the care of the elderly asthmatic population.
Asthma coalition effects on vulnerable sub groups of children: the most frequent users of health care and the youngest
Allies Against Asthma was an initiative to support community-based coalitions working to improve asthma outcomes. To examine the program's impact on vulnerable children, Allies communities were matched with comparison communities on demographic factors. Five years of Medicaid data were analyzed and found that mobilizing a coalition of diverse stakeholders focused on policy and system change can generate community-wide reductions over the long-term in health care use for vulnerable children.
Experiences addressing health-related financial challenges with disease management among African American women with asthma
Compliance with self-management regimens is evident among individuals and families managing chronic disease, despite economic hardship. Awareness of strategies that are helpful to patients in reducing out-of-pocket costs may better equip service providers and others to develop interventions to make useful strategies more widely available.
National standards for diabetes self-management education and support
The National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education are designed to define quality DSME and support and to assist diabetes educators in providing evidence-based education and self-management support. The most recent standards place emphasis on the individuals with diabetes and recognize that the individuals are the ones who do the work of managing their condition on a daily basis.