A randomized field trial of acindes: A child-centered training model for children with chronic illnesses (asthma and epilepsy)

@article{Tieffenberg2000ARF,
  title={A randomized field trial of acindes: A child-centered training model for children with chronic illnesses (asthma and epilepsy)},
  author={MPH MS J. A. Tieffenberg and RN E. I. Wood and A. Alonso Stat and M. S. Tossutti and Mar{\'i}a Francisca Vicente},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health},
  year={2000},
  volume={77},
  pages={280-297}
}
A randomized field trial of a child-centered model of training for self-management of chronic illnesses was conducted of 355 Spanish-speaking school-aged children, between 6 and 15 years old, with moderate to severe asthma and epilepsy, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The model, based on play techniques, consists of five weekly meetings of 8–10 families, with children's and parents' groups held simultaneously, coordinated by specially trained teachers and outside the hospital environment. Children… CONTINUE READING
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