Asthma Health Outcomes Project
Overviews of Surveyed Asthma ProgramsSeptember 2005
Domestic Programs: Georgia (cont'd)
Wee Wheezers at Home
Georgia State University
Josephine V. Brown, PhD
Wee Wheezers at Home was adapted from Wee Wheezers in 1997. One significant change was the target population: low-income, low literate, African-American population. In addition, the Wee Wheezers at Home program involved individual instruction and much adaptation to the educational materials.
Participants (1-6.9 years) in the 1997 study were randomized to treatment -eight weekly asthma education sessions adapted from the Wee Wheezers program -or usual care. Baseline and 3- and 12-month follow-up data were gathered from caregivers and from children's medical records. This home-based asthma education program was most effective with younger children for symptoms and quality of life for parents/caregivers.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America currently distributes the program.
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