Edited by Andrew Harver, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte
Harry Kotses, Ohio University, Athens
Asthma, Health, and Society is a comprehensive, current resource on this complex disease—its scope, human costs, and management—from a combined social ecology/public health perspective. This important and unique book proposes a concerted, multifaceted response and sets out the foundation for shaping this response, comprising individual and large-scale assessment, education, advocacy, and multiple forms of intervention. In clear, authoritative detail enhanced by figures, graphs, and references, contributors explain where universal standards need to be set, alliances need to be built (such as among agencies and institutions in a community), and what is currently known about:
- Pathophysiology, epidemiology, and social impact of asthma.
- Genetic and environmental factors; protective factors and risk markers.
- Effects in women, minorities, children, teens, and elders.
- Medical management, self-management, and home monitoring.
- Evidence-based interventions at the family, school, and community levels.
- Screening guidelines, compliance issues, and more.
In the absence of a cure or clear-cut causes, Asthma, Health, and Society offers the most robust compilation of practical knowledge on its subject to benefit the range of public health and asthma professionals, researchers, teachers, and students.
Written for: Academics and researchers in public health, teachers
and students in public health, professionals in the field of public health
Management of Asthma
Screening for Asthma
Table of contents
Asthma: An Introduction.- Considerations Regarding the Epidemiology and Public Health Burden of Asthma.- Asthma: Pathophysiology and Diagnosis.- Genetic and Environmental Factors in Asthma.- Screening for Asthma.- Ecology and Asthma .- Managing Asthma.- Medical Management of Asthma.- Impact of Medication Delivery Method on Patient Adherence .- Asthma Self-Management.- Home Monitoring of Asthma: Symptoms and Peak Flow.- Computer-Based Applications in the Management of Asthma.- Asthma: A Social Ecological Perspective.- Asthma: A Lifespan Perspective.- Adolescents and Asthma.- Asthma and the Family.- Asthma in the Schools.- Women and Asthma.- Asthma in Minority Populations.- Asthma: Interventions in Community Settings.- Asthma and the Workplace.- The Cost of Asthma.- Asthma, Public Health, and Policy