Evaluation of the Fight Asthma Now (FAN) program to improve asthma knowledge in urban youth and teenagers.

  title={Evaluation of the Fight Asthma Now (FAN) program to improve asthma knowledge in urban youth and teenagers.},
  author={Giselle Mosnaim and Hong Li and Maureen Damitz and Lisa K. Sharp and Zhengyun Li and Ami Talati and Farheen Mirza and Dejuran Richardson and Gary S. Rachelefsky and Joel J Africk and Lynda H. Powell},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  volume={107 4},
BACKGROUND School-based asthma education programs targeting disadvantaged youth and teens with asthma are lacking. OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of the Fight Asthma Now (FAN) educational program among 2 populations of predominantly low-income minority students: youth (3(rd)-6(th) graders) and teens (7(th)-8(th) graders). METHODS Chicago-area elementary schools were invited to participate in this stratified 2-arm study. Eligible schools were assigned to participate either in the… CONTINUE READING

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