Evaluation of a pediatric asthma awareness program

Terri L. Jackson, Sheri L. Stensland, Timothy J. Todd, Amy Lullo, Jennifer Mazan, Amir M. Masood

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Objective. To evaluate knowledge and attitudinal outcomes of an educational asthma program for third-grade children with and without asthma. Methodology. "The Lion Who Couldn't Roar" was presented to third-grade classes in three Chicago area Counties. Participant asthma knowledge and attitudes were assessed via a print-based pretest-posttest design. Teacher satisfaction was also assessed. Data were analyzed using Rasch analysis before paired t tests were performed. Results. Pre- and post-assessments were completed by 943 participants. A statistically significant increase in mean logit scores was identified on both knowledge and attitude evaluations (p < 0.001, p < 0.001). Conclusions. The results provide evidence of program impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-317
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Asthma
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 2006


  • Asthma
  • Education
  • Pediatrics
  • Pretest-posttest
  • Rasch modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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