Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 2, P464-474 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0285 View full text
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Molly Martin, Jessie Beebe, Lolita Lopez, Sandra Faux

Abstract: Puerto Rican children suffer higher asthma morbidity than children of any other racial/ethnic group in the U.S. This study was intended to describe asthma self-management behaviors in Puerto Rican youth. Key informant interviews (n=5) and focus groups (n=4) were conducted. Informants were community pediatricians and community-based organization employees. The focus groups included Puerto Rican parents of children with asthma, children with asthma in grades 4-8, and adolescents with asthma in grades 9-12 (32 pa…

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