Asthma in the Adolescent

Approaches to asthma management in obese adolescents

This project seeks to improve asthma control among overweight or obese adolescents. The goal of this project is to conduct in-depth interviews and have comfortable conversations with adolescents and their parents regarding asthma and weight status. The information gathered from the interviews will help to create a physician discussion guide that incorporates the benefits of behavioral strategies, including Motivational Interviewing, to facilitate physician-patient discussions about weight, asthma, and ultimately, achieving a healthy lifestyle.

The project is being developed and conducted by:

  • Christine LM Joseph, PhD, PI
  • Allergist, Rachel Kado, M.D.
  • Pediatrician, Stacy Leatherwood, M.D.
  • Gwen Alexander, PhD, Research Scientist.

The project is coordinated by Ms. Heather Olden, MPH.

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