Asthma Self-Management Goals, Beliefs and Behaviors of Urban African American Adolescents Prior to Transitioning to Adult Health Care.

@article{GibsonScipio2015AsthmaSG,
  title={Asthma Self-Management Goals, Beliefs and Behaviors of Urban African American Adolescents Prior to Transitioning to Adult Health Care.},
  author={Wanda Gibson-Scipio and Dustin Gourdin and Helene J. Krouse},
  journal={Journal of pediatric nursing},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={e53-61}
}
UNLABELLED Adolescence is a unique time of development incorporating a transition from child centered to adult centered health care. This transition period can be particularly challenging for individuals with a chronic disease such as asthma. Inadequate transition planning during adolescence may place an already vulnerable population such as African American adolescents with known health disparities in asthma prevalence, morbidity and mortality at risk for a continuation of poor health outcomes… CONTINUE READING