Date of Award
Master of Public Health
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.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Carlson, Nicholas Neal, "Examining the Role of In-home Environmental Exposure in High-risk Childhood Asthma Severity" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1291.