Agreement between teenager and caregiver responses to questions about teenager's asthma

Christine L.M. Joseph, Suzanne Havstad, Christine C. Johnson, Rick Vinuya, Dennis Randall Ownby

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Abstract

It is unknown if teenagers and caregivers give similar responses when interviewed about the teen's asthma. We analyzed data for 63 urban African-American teen-caregiver pairs. Caregivers underestimated teen smoking by 30%, gave lower estimates for teen exposure to passive smoke, and disagreed with teens on controller medication usage. Teen-caregiver responses were not significantly different for estimates of symptom-days, activity limitations, or nights awakened; nor were they significantly different for report of emergency department visits or hospitalizations. Agreement was weak for perceived asthma control and severity. Teen-caregiver agreement on asthma depends on the type of information being sought.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Asthma
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 20 2006

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Asthma
  • Kappa statistic
  • Teenagers
  • Urban

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Agreement between teenager and caregiver responses to questions about teenager's asthma. / Joseph, Christine L.M.; Havstad, Suzanne; Johnson, Christine C.; Vinuya, Rick; Ownby, Dennis Randall.

In: Journal of Asthma, Vol. 43, No. 2, 20.06.2006, p. 119-124.

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Joseph, Christine L.M. ; Havstad, Suzanne ; Johnson, Christine C. ; Vinuya, Rick ; Ownby, Dennis Randall. / Agreement between teenager and caregiver responses to questions about teenager's asthma. In: Journal of Asthma. 2006 ; Vol. 43, No. 2. pp. 119-124.
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