Table 5.

Percentage of Families Reporting Patient Education by Physician and Nurse (% ± SE) [N = 21 (One Control Clinic Had No Caregivers Who Responded to These Items)]

TopicPhysicianNurse
InterventionControlInterventionControl
Written treatment plan78  ± 476  ± 760  ± 953  ± 11
Inhaler demonstration66  ± 6*25  ± 1255  ± 721  ± 11
Side effects65  ± 651  ± 1152  ± 734  ± 11
Early treatment of asthma symptoms89  ± 371  ± 1176  ± 755  ± 10
Starting medicines at first sign of cold83  ± 580  ± 868  ± 756  ± 12
Signs to seek emergency care78  ± 567  ± 868  ± 655  ± 10
Environmental control83  ± 3*74  ± 771  ± 552  ± 9
Asking about family's concerns with asthma69  ± 553  ± 1162  ± 744  ± 11
Asking about concerns with medicines50  ± 344  ± 1342  ± 636  ± 13
Discussion of goals of child's treatment43  ± 731  ± 1035  ± 622  ± 9
Scheduling return visit75  ± 660  ± 974  ± 653  ± 9
Obtaining medicine refills at clinic81  ± 565  ± 1273  ± 546  ± 11
Patient Education Index71  ± 3*58  ± 761  ± 444  ± 9
  • Symbols refer to significance levels for t-tests of log odds ratios for intervention versus control comparisons for physicians and nurses.

  • * P < .01.

  • P < .05.