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Hidden, or long-forgotten “treasures” are often uncovered in the scientific literature. Such discoveries, when possible, will be brought to the attention of readers of the Journal of Asthma .
In accordance with established practice and convention, the program of the International Congress of Allergology included plenary sessions, symposia, workshops, round-table conferences, poster presentations, and “Meet the Professor” breakfasts, as well as numerous original papers delivered...
Psychosocial aspects of asthma were studied by administering questionnaires to 80 children with asthma and their parents. Overall, children demonstrated high levels of knowledge about asthma, an internal health locus of control, and positive self-concepts. Increased knowledge was associated with...
Guidebooks for patients and their families: valuable contributions to the delivery of health care by specialists in asthma and allergy.
The aim of the study was to determine whether self-management skills, when taught to asthmatic children and their parents, would improve medication compliance. The latter was assessed by a variety of procedures including serum theophylline levels, pill counts by parents, and self-monitoring...
Following the study on psychomaintenance of asthma by Kinsman, Dirks, and Jones (1977), we adapted the Battery for Asthma Illness Behavior (BAIB) to children. Thirty-four children aged 9.3 to 15.4 years were tested with this modified BAIB. They were scored simultaneously on a semistructured...
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