The potential for reducing asthma disparities through improved family and social function and modified health behaviors

Joan M. Mangan, Angelina R. Wittich, Lynn B. Gerald

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Abstract

The National Workshop To Reduce Asthma Disparities assembled a multidisciplinary group comprised of scientists, clinicians, and community representatives to examine factors related to asthma disparities. Attention was given to the importance of discerning family, social, and behavioral factors that facilitate or impede the use of health-care services suitable to the medical status of an individual. This review highlights select biopsychosocial factors that contribute to these disparities, the manner in which they may contribute or protect persons affected by asthma, and recommended directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)789S-801S
JournalCHEST
Volume132
Issue number5 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Coping
  • Disparities
  • Family
  • Health behavior
  • Knowledge
  • Psychosocial factors
  • Social networks
  • Social support
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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