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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Culture-Specific Programs for Children and Adults from Minority Groups Who Have Asthma

Description of Resource: 
People with asthma who belong to minority groups often have poorer asthma outcomes. This systematic review aimed to determine whether culture-specific asthma education programs improve asthma-related outcomes in children and adults who belong to minority groups. It identified 7 randomized controlled trials with a total of 837 participants from ethnic minority groups who have asthma. It found that culture-specific asthma education programs did not improve outcomes in adults but were effective in children. Culture-specific asthma education programs are likely effective in improving asthma-related outcomes. More robust studies are needed to strengthen the quality of evidence and determine the cost-effectiveness of these programs.

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Review
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Respiratory Diseases
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
McCallum GB, Morris PS, Brown N, Chang AB. Culture-specific programs for children and adults from minority groups who have asthma. Cochrane Database Syst Rev [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2018 Apr 30];(8). Art. No.: CD006580. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006580.pub5. Available from: