Table 3.

Parents' Reports of Pediatricians' Therapeutic Actions*

ClinicianTCOdds RatioPValue
Prescribed inhaled antiinflammatory therapy82.7%70.3%.018
Asked child to demonstrate how to use MDI33.6%18.5%2.06.073
Gave a written plan for how to adjust the dose of medicine at
home when symptoms change
26%  16%  1.74.03
  • * Means are reported for the scaled variables and odds ratios for the dichotomous variables unless otherwise noted. Ordinary multiple regressions and logistic regressions were used to identify differences between treatment and control groups at Time2controlling for baseline.

  • Question asked at Time2 only.

  • Program group more likely to report change.