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Title

Symptom Perception in Pediatric Asthma

Status

Closed

Project Description

 From a multi-site study of symptom perception in adolescents with asthma, three groups of adolescents have been recruited and tested: those with a life threatening asthma attack, those with non-life threatening asthma, and non-ill controls.  Literature has suggested that inaccurate symptom perception is a risk factor for life threatening asthma episodes.  All subjects are matched for age, gender and ethnicity.  Data has already been collected on adolescents' perceptions of their breathing status during a methacholine challenge test, as well as during a typical asthma attack.  Qualitative descriptors of the sensations have been collected, and grouped into key areas.  Data on anxiety symptoms, depressive symptoms, and severity of asthma are also available in this sample of approximately 250 subjects.  Students can help to formulate questions and hypotheses about this data, do data analysis with supervision, and write up a manuscript for publication.

Mentor Name

Wamboldt, Marianne Z.

Mentor Location

The Children's Hospital

Mentor Contact Number

303-869-3179

Mentor Contact Email

wamboldt.marianne@tchden.org

Specialty

Enter Choice #1

Preceptor Name

 

Student

 

Department

Psychiatry

Funding Department/Program

Psychiatry and Developmental Neuroscience

Area of Study

Developmental Neuroscience, Brain and Behavior - Child; Pulmonary and Critical Care

Populations

Adolescents

Method(s)

Surveys, Questionnaires, and Psychological Testing

Disease or Symptom

Asthma

Faculty/Lab Website

 

Display on public listings?

No

Attachments

Created at 7/22/2010 3:00 PM by Vetter, Stephanie
Last modified at 12/5/2012 10:15 AM by Watts, Katie