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Asthma Health Outcomes Project

Overviews of Surveyed Asthma ProgramsSeptember 2005

International Programs: United Kingdom (cont’d)Back to Index

Project for the Evaluation of Asthma in Tipton Schools (PEATS)

Tipton Care Organisation

DY4 7PD United Kingdom

Dr. Ian J. Walton

44 0121 557 4215    

ianwalton@btinternet.com

The Project for the Evaluation of Asthma in Tipton Schools (PEATS) began in 2000 under the management of the Tipton Care Organisation in West Midlands, UK. The goal of the program was to evaluate an education project on childhood asthma designed to enable young asthmatic children aged 5-10 living in urban areas to better understand their condition and manage it more effectively.

School nurses, with the assistance of contracted child education experts, taught children with asthma general asthma education during two sessions, one session per school day. The education sessions included physical aspects of asthma, symptoms, triggers and management, and culminated in a participant-led school-wide assembly.

Program participation resulted in a positive impact on medication use among children with asthma.

Program staff experienced challenges in administering the quality of life tool to young children, but noted that the confidence boost provided to the asthmatic children was a strength of the program.

The program ended in late 2003 and is not planning any dissemination or replication.

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