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Why it is important to engage children and young people in managing their asthma

Implications of studies into neonatal, child and adolescent health

Implications of studies into neonatal, child and adolescent health

Searle A, Jago R, Henderson J et al (2017) Children’s, parents' and health professionals’ views on the management of childhood asthma: a qualitative study. npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine. 27, 1, 53. doi: 10.1038/s41533-017-0053-7


This study aimed to explore the perspectives of children, parents and health professionals on the management of childhood asthma.


Qualitative face to face semi-structured interviews were conducted during 2015-16 in the south west of England to understand topics such as the experience of childhood asthma, symptoms and management .


Thirteen primary and secondary care health professionals, and nine parents and children aged 6-8 years, took part. Themes presented in this paper were common across all key stakeholder interviews. The themes are:

Child and parent


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