Something in the Air: Young People's Perceptions of Asthma and Air Quality

Lesley Kendall

01 October 1997

The study reported here concerns young people with asthma aged from 11 to 16, and has three main aims:

  • to investigate how these young people obtain information on air quality and how they respond to such information;
  • to assess the role of parents and schools in providing this information, supporting pupils with asthma and helping them to make more informed choices; and
  • to consider how information could be better targeted for this group of young people.

It also explores the impact of asthma on the lives of young people and their attitudes to the condition, as well as presenting information on how schools identify, support and help pupils with asthma.

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