The paper "Asthma in Children" is a perfect example of a finance and accounting assignment. The title of this article is ‘ A preliminary study to evaluate a patient-centred asthma education programme on parental control of the home environment and asthma signs and symptoms in children with moderate-to-severe asthma. ’ This title is consistent with the text in the sense it conforms with the aims, objectives and results of the study which emphasize the importance of self-management practices that help the parents to reduce the asthma triggers at home or to reduce the severity of asthma attacks. Abstract The abstract provides clear information on the main features of the article.
These include the aim, background, method, results, conclusions and relevance to clinical practice. However, the abstract fails to identify the problem statement and the instruments of data collection. Statement of the problem The problem is allergic triggers which lead to asthma attacks in children Hypothesis A patient-centred education program would be more effective at improving asthma mobility than a routine mobility program. Protection of participant’ s rights The researcher informed the participants before carrying out the study and obtained their consent. Literature review The report adequately provides a summary of the existing knowledge of the study which is related to the problem in this study.
The information about the previous studies is used to support the interpretation of the findings. The research design The researcher employed a preliminary quasi-experimental non-equivalent control group design. This involves the selection of groups of study in which a variable is tested without a random pre-selection process. It is used for measuring social variables. Population and samples The researcher employed a purposive method in the selection and recruitment of parents (n=75) with children suffering from moderate or severe asthma.
The population was adequate since it addressed the patients who had specific knowledge about asthma with different levels of suffering.
Kathleen Peterson-Sweeney, MS, CPNP, Ann McMullen, MS, CPNP, H. Lorrie Yoos, PhD, CPNP, & Harriet Kitzman, PhD, RN (2003), Parental perceptions of Their Child’s Asthma: Management and Medication Use, pp 118-125
Li-Fen Tzeng, Li-Chi Chiang, Kai-Chung Hsueh, Wei-Fen Ma and Lin-Shien Fu (2009). Children and Adolescent Nursing. Journal of Clinical Nursing, pp 1425-1433