Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

2523

Date

2015

Date of Award

11-25-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health

Major

Public Health

Concentration

Environmental Health

Committee Chair

Jia Chunrong

Committee Member

Marian Levy

Committee Member

Christina Underhill

Committee Member

Pratik Banerjee

Abstract

Objective: To analyze the role that environmental exposure indexes have upon high-risk childhood asthma patients' hospital utilization Methods: Le Bonheur Children's Hospital outreach program, Changing High-risk Asthma in Memphis through Partnership (CHAMP), collects hospital utilization data on high-risk asthmatic children that meet certain eligibility criteria, performing an in-home environmental survey before conducting an intervention. The survey was divided into six asthma trigger indexes and ranked based on quantity of indexes present. Results: The relationship between the indexes derived from the environmental assessment and the outcome measures were inconsistent and unclear. Conclusion: Though this study discovered inconsistencies, it reflects the multi-variable nature of childhood asthma. The results raise many questions, and the structure of this study provides a framwork for future research.

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Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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