Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Limitations: • Early termination due to pandemic COVID-19 • Small sample; power analysis indicated need for 86 participants with 3 months of follow up data to answer project question • Requirement for consent may have decreased participation due to time necessary to complete and opportunity for parent to decline • Provided only to English speaking parents due to delay in translation of documents • Intervention call was made from private number; calls made from the practice would have indicated the health network on caller ID and may have increased participation
Recommendations: • Consider continuation of project to collect follow up data • Ensure receipt of resource book which includes inhaler steps with photos to each new patient • Encourage parents to reference Asthma Action Plan/medication instructions and inhaler steps daily • Consider project across primary care for all new pediatric asthma diagnoses • Consider replacing phone call with video visit to enhance inhaler technique assessment and instruction
Young, Tracy L., "Taking Control of Asthma: One Follow-Up Call to Improve Asthma Control in Pediatrics" (2020). Nursing (graduate) Student Scholarship. 26.