Parental education and guided self-management of asthma and wheezing in the pre-school child: a randomised controlled trial.
BACKGROUND: The effects on morbidity were examined of providing an educational intervention and a written guided self-management plan to the parents of pre-school children following a recent attendance at hospital for asthma or wheeze. METHODS: A prospective, randomised, partially blinded, controlled trial was designed at two secondary care centres. Over a 13 month period 200 children aged 18 months to 5 years at the time of admission to a children's ward or attendance at an accident and emer...Expand abstract
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