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.