Asthma Prevention & Management in Different Populations

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Before selecting your intervention strategies, you might think about how certain population characteristics may affect the success of your asthma intervention. For example, population subgroups that differ by age, race, ethnicity, income or geography may respond differently to your intervention. 

The following considerations and strategies reflect “lessons learned” from asthma interventions conducted within various population subgroups. Despite the increasing accumulation of all types of evidence, knowledge about “how something should be done” remains limited (Rychetnik, 2004). Therefore, the considerations and strategies provided below may or may not be applicable to all subgroups. As always, it may be useful to work with the priority populations in adapting intervention activities to best fit their needs.


Racial and ethnic minorities

Urban

Rural

Children and Adolescents

Older Adults

Low-income

Occupation

 

 












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