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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:31 am 
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Asthma had the worst impact on Canadian children, who were more likely to report feeling sad and to express regret at being unable to participate in sports than were children in other parts of the world, William D. Carroll, MD, of Derbyshire Children's Hospital in Derby, England, and colleagues reported at the CHEST meeting here.


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However, Canadian children were more likely to say they feel sad (P=0.037) and left out (P=0.057) than those in other countries, although the number who claimed those feelings was under 20%.

But only about 30% of Canadian kids with asthma felt "no different" than other kids, whereas elsewhere in the world the rate was about 50% (P<0.001).

Asthma also has an impact on family lifestyle, with 66% of Canadian parents interviewed reporting changes such as forbidding smoking in the house, removing potential allergens, and avoiding artificial or chemical triggers.

Sports participation was a big complaint worldwide, with about 55% of Canadian kids and 45% of those in other countries with asthma saying they wished they could play (P<0.01).


http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/CHEST/23098

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:33 am 
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But only about 30% of Canadian kids with asthma felt "no different" than other kids, whereas elsewhere in the world the rate was about 50%.


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That's upsetting to hear. We've got to keep getting the word out to asthma parents about the asthma and respiratory educators. They can really help these kids with control, which leads to health, confidence and sports participation (which Cdn. kids also were high on skipping). But the CAEs need to see them.

If you know anyone with a child with asthma who seems to be skipping sports, tell them to visit the CNRC site, and find an educator near them.

See their link and their Currents supplement here: http://allergicliving.com/index.php/category/asthma-2/

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