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EFFECTIVE INTERVENTION FOR ASTHMA

Leslie Boss, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Epidemiologist,
National Center for Environmental Health,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Slide #1: Effective Interventions for Asthma

Leslie P. Boss, MPH, PhD
Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch
National Center for Environmental Health
CDC
lboss@cdc.gov

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Slide #2: Objective

  • Share our approach to:
    • Increasing availability of effective community interventions for asthma
    • Know what interventions existed
    • Know the result of asthma intervention research activities from the past
    • Know what intervention research is currently ongoing
    • Identify intervention gaps

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Slide #3: Asthma

  • Roughly one in 17 Americans have asthma
  • Traditionally addressed clinically
  • Complex disease, challenging to diagnosis and treat
  • Under diagnosed and under treated
  • Behavior change needed
    • People with asthma
    • Parents of children with asthma
    • Medical care providers
  • Complex interventions

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Slide #4: Implementing Effective Interventions

  • Such interventions have to exist
  • Need to know about them
  • Must be appropriate for the population in need of intervention
  • Need to have access to the documented procedures and materials
  • Need to have staff with necessary competencies for implementation or provide training needed to meet the competencies

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Slide #5: Image: This slide describes a circular connection among the following components: Intervention research, identification of effective interventions, translation, widespread community implementation, identification of intervention gaps, and defining needed research.

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Slide #6: Widespread implementation (Shows the same figure as in Slide #5)

  • Rooted in the community
  • Science-based
  • Implemented as part of a comprehensive and integrated program

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Slide #7: Intervention gaps? (Shows the same figure as in Slide #5)

  • Are there populations in need of intervention for whom there appear to be no effective interventions?
  • If yes, is there already an effort underway to fill that gap?

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Slide #8: Is Additional Intervention Research Needed? (Shows the same figure as in Slide #5)

  • What interventions already exist?
  • What intervention research is currently underway?
  • Does that research have the potential to provide interventions for populations in need?

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Slide #9: Intervention Research (Shows the same figure as in Slide #5)

  • Often funded by outside organization, usually NIH
  • Positive health outcome
  • Dissemination of results
  • Research designed with translation in mind?

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Slide #10: Identification of Effective Interventions (Shows the same figure as in Slide #5)

  • Identified criteria for labeling interventions as effective
  • 193 publications reviewed
  • Initially 16 interventions identified as effective; now 43.
  • Initially 2 of 16 ready to implement; now 5.

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Slide #11: Translation (Shows the same figure as in Slide #5)

  • Removes research elements;
  • Modifies the protocol based on research findings;
  • Updates materials;
  • Develops components as needed;
  • Assures that revised procedures and materials are widely available.

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Slide #12: Translated Interventions (Shows the same figure as in Slide #5)
Intervention Site:

  1. Clinic/ED/hospital
    • Wee Wheezers: Pre-school
    • ACT for Kids (NCICAS): Young school
    • ALA project: Adults
    • Medical Home: Providers
  2. School
    • Open Airways (RAP): Young school
    • Power Breathing: Teens
  3. Home
    • Wee Wheezers at Home: Pre-school

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Slide #13: Sharing the Information (Shows the same figure as in Slide #5)

  1. Internet
    • Summary of publications of effective intervention research
    • Accessing intervention packages
    • Case studies
    • Bibliography
  2. Searchable database
    • Ongoing intervention research
  3. E-mail, conferences, publications, etc.

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Slide #14: www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/asthma/interventions/interventions.htm (or go to www.cdc.gov/asthma,
And follow the trail to ‘Interventions”)

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