Parent/Guardian Experiences With the Healthcare System and Community Supports for Pediatric Asthma Management
Determinants of pediatric asthma management include child, family, healthcare, and community factors. The purpose of this study is to investigate how parents/guardians are impacted by and act on these factors to aid in their child’s asthma self-management. Interviews were conducted in Fall 2020 with 12 female parents/guardians of Black/African American children who participated in a community paramedic pilot study with their child in South Carolina. Children in the initial study had an asthma diagnosis of moderate persistent asthma, had Medicaid insurance, and were determined high-risk for emergency room presentation. Inductive and deductive qualitative analysis identified that child management self-efficacy and independence, parent/guardian health literacy, parent and child negative experiences related to asthma diagnosis and management, asthma management tools, and social support from multiple sources impact child self-management. Findings from this study highlight the importance of clear asthma education and management tool recommendations from healthcare and community providers, particularly for parents/guardians with low health literacy. Health literacy impacted parental responses and likely how families comprehend Medicaid and clinical asthma guidance.
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Mayo, Rachel; Williams, Joel E; Griffin, Sarah F; Rennert, Lior; Hamilton, Joel; Rolke, Laura J; Sease, Kerry K (2022), "Parent/Guardian Experiences With the Healthcare System and Community Supports for Pediatric Asthma Management", figshare SAGE Publications, doi: 10.25384/sage.c.5952626.v1