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Feasibility of a peer-led, school-based asthma education programme for adolescents in Jordan


Al-Sheyab, NA and Gallagher, R and Roydhouse, J and Crisp, J and Shah, S, Feasibility of a peer-led, school-based asthma education programme for adolescents in Jordan, Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18, (5) pp. 468-473. ISSN 1020-3397 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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The Adolescent Asthma Action programme (Triple A) has been used successfully to promote asthma knowledge, awareness and quality of life in adolescents with asthma in Australia. We describe the feasibility and acceptability of an adaptation of this English-language, peer-led, asthma education programme in a girls’ high school in Northern Jordan. The pilot was conducted by bilingual health workers. Feasibility, acceptability and adaptability were measured through participation rates, open-ended questionnaires completed by peer leaders, a focus group for junior students and reflective journal notes. The programme was well-received by staff and students, with high levels of participation. The peer-led approach was viewed positively. Students reported that they enjoyed the interactive learning activities and the opportunity to practise English. The students reported increased asthma knowledge and awareness, with students with asthma reporting receiving more support from peers. A peer-led asthma education programme is feasible and acceptable in the Jordanian school context.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:asthma, education, intervention, school-based, adolescents
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Respiratory diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and health
UTAS Author:Roydhouse, J (Dr Jessica Roydhouse)
ID Code:137370
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2020-02-11
Last Modified:2020-08-26
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