Minors Attitudes toward Peers with Asthma: A Developmental Study

Journal of Asthma, 01/29/2013

Peers can play a critical role in asthma management, with attitudes toward friends with asthma hindering or supporting self–management. The authors explored minors' attitudes toward peers with asthma, testing if attitudes varied by grade, sex, asthma knowledge, and asthma status. With increased grade, minors have better attitudes toward peers with asthma. Living with asthma may normalize asthma. Clinicians can use grade–specific findings to counsel patients.

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