Evidence Based Services
a.i.r. nyc's evidence-based model is systematically reviewed and appraised using the best and most up-to-date research findings to provide optimum home-visiting care for asthmatic children and adults.
Home-based intervention is a critical component of asthma management. Asthma education and control of environmental triggers often require more time and resources than can be achieved in the clinical setting. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Task Force on Community Preventive Services, in a systematic review of 23 clinical trials, found that “home-based, multi-trigger, multi-component, interventions with an environmental focus are effective in improving overall quality of life and productivity in children with asthma.” Evidence-based practice involves four important areas:
- Self-Management Education
- Environmental Assessment, Education, and Mitigation
- Social Support Services
- Care Coordination