Effect of Peak Flow Monitoring on Child Asthma Quality of Life

Patricia V. Burkhart, Mary Kay Rayens, Marsha G. Oakley

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of peak flow monitoring on asthma quality of life (QOL) for school-age children with asthma (N = 77) who participated in a 16-week asthma self-management program. QOL was measured using the Children's Health Survey for Asthma. Findings indicated significant improvement in asthma QOL from baseline to Week 16 and higher QOL scores for those with better asthma health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-25
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Pediatric Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2012

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by Grant R15 NR08106-01 from the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health. The authors gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the participants, primary care providers, and research team. The authors appreciate the editorial review of the manuscript by Dr. Lynne A. Hall, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, University of Kentucky College of Nursing.


  • Asthma
  • Children
  • Quality of life
  • Self-management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics


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