Formative Evaluation for Implementation of a Low Literacy Pictorial Asthma Action Plan Delivered via Telehealth Improves Asthma Control.
Consistently uncontrolled asthma in children is an increasing concern in the United States. The use of asthma action plans with asthma education is inconsistent and may be improved with adaptations for low literacy. The objective of this study was formative evaluation for implementation of the New Mexico Pictorial Asthma Action Plan (NM PicAAP). Quality improvement processes guided NM PicAAP face validation and telehealth direct patient care implementation. The asthma control test was selected to measure asthma control. NM PicAAP was revised for face validity, and training curriculum on its use and telehealth implementation processes were developed. Seven youth received NM PicAAP via telehealth direct care, which increased overall asthma control scores over 1 month. NM PicAAP may be useful and effective for improving asthma care in children via telehealth. Additional testing is needed to assess applicability.
American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality
Vallabhan, Monique K; Elizabeth Y Jimenez; Grace L McCauley; Holly Willyard; and Alberta S Kong. "Formative Evaluation for Implementation of a Low Literacy Pictorial Asthma Action Plan Delivered via Telehealth Improves Asthma Control.." American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality (2020): 1062860620946838-1062860620946838. https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/peds_pubs/241