J Asthma. 2006 Apr;43(3):235-9.
Awareness of and compliance with air pollution advisories: a comparison of parents of asthmatics with other parents.
McDermott M, Srivastava R, Croskell S.
OBJECTIVES: To determine parents' awareness of and compliance with air pollution advisories, and to compare the awareness and compliance of parents' of asthmatics to that of other parents. METHODS: Responses of 240 parents surveyed at pediatric clinic visits were compared. RESULTS: A total of 88% of parents were aware of air pollution advisories; 71% reduced pollution and 55% restricted children's play "sometimes" because of advisories. However, only 7% complied with more than one third of the advisories issued. More parents of asthmatics reported awareness of alerts (p = 0.002), reducing pollution (p = 0.005), or restricting play "sometimes" in response to advisories (p = 0.007). CONCLUSIONS: Most parents report awareness of and some compliance with air pollution advisories. Parents of asthmatics are more aware and somewhat more compliant than other parents.
PMID: 16754528 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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