Asthma Intervention Strategies

students

The asthma intervention strategies are described separately below.  Each of these strategies is most effective when it is combined with other strategies. For example, changing knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs will do little to prevent or manage asthma if there are no policies in place to minimize air pollution. Similarly, changing knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs will not be as effective if there is not social support for identifying and addressing asthma symptoms.

As described in Readiness and Preparation, it is important to make sure that the intervention strategies are created to represent and address the needs of the Population. This may include paying attention to how different groups think about asthma symptoms and their management. Furthermore, an intervention works best when there is an attempt to address language, reading level, and cultural barriers (see Cultural Competence for more information).


Select one of the following intervention strategies

The purpose of your intervention is to change…

infoHealth outcomes infoBehavior infoKnowledge, attitudes, skills, and beliefs infoSocial support infoEnvironments and policies
infoCampaigns & Promotions

C

C

E

E

E

infoIndividual Education

I

I

E

E

E

infoGroup Education

E

E

E

E

E

infoSupportive Relationships

E

E

E

E

E

infoProvider Education

E

E

E

E

E

infoEnvironment & Policies

E

I

E

E

E

E = evidence supports the effectiveness of this strategy
C = evidence supports use of this strategy in combination with other strategies
I = insufficient evidence to make a recommendation


printer-friendly Printer-friendly version