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Evid Based Nurs doi:10.1136/ebnurs.2011.100305
  • Child health
  • Randomised controlled trial

Power of peer leaders in improving self-management skills among adolescents with asthma

  1. Nihaya Al-Sheyab
  1. Department of Maternal and Child Health Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
  1. Correspondence to Nihaya Al-Sheyab
    Department of Maternal and Child Health Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, PO BOX 3030, Irbid 22110, Jordan; nasheyab{at}just.edu.jo

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Implications for nursing practice and research

  • Peer-led programmes appear to be beneficial for adolescent with asthma.

  • Boys appeared to benefit more from the programme as did those with low-socioeconomic status and non-white participants.

  • Wider use should be made of developmentally appropriate adolescent peer-led education programmes inside and outside the school in improving important health outcomes.

  • Further research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of such programmes over a longer period of time to confirm their sustainability and cost benefit.

  • Research is needed to further investigate the differences noted in this study in relation to gender, socioeconomic status and race. …

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