Asthma: Home-Based Multi-Trigger, Multicomponent Environmental Interventions – Children and Adolescents with Asthma
Description of Resource:
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends the use of home-based multi-trigger, multicomponent interventions with an environmental focus for children and adolescents with asthma to improve overall quality of life and productivity, specifically: improving asthma symptoms and reducing the number of school days missed due to asthma. Interventions involve home visits by trained personnel and aim to reduce exposure to multiple indoor asthma triggers (allergens and irritants) through 2 or more activities. Activities may include: assessment of the home environment; changing the indoor home environment to reduce exposure to asthma triggers; or education about the home environment. Most programs also include non-environmental activities such as training to improve self-management, education, social services and support, or coordinated care.