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Table 4 Average Scores (SD) of Parents’ Asthma Knowledge Test and Percentage of Correct Responses to Individual Questions at Baseline and 6-Month Follow-up of the HSTAP (n = 447)

From: Evaluation of Healthy South Texas Asthma Program on improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities among the underserved Hispanic population: using the RE-AIM model

Question % Correct Response p-value
Baseline Follow-up (6 months)
The seven principles of a Healthy Home to maintain the home 84.0 92.3 < 0.01*
Dust mites live in dust toys 70.7 85.1 < 0.01*
Secondhand smoke is directly linked to asthma 89.4 93.3 0.01*
What is the best way to safely reduce or eliminate pests in your home? 84.3 93.8 < 0.01*
Indoor pollutants that can trigger asthma include 92.1 90.3 0.86
What statement is true: most asthma episodes can be prevented 36.0 39.0 0.09
Which is a symptom of asthma 29.8 33.0 0.04*
A sign that your child’s asthma is controlled includes not needing to go to the emergency room 49.9 70.9 < 0.01*
Frass is defined as rodent droppings 37.6 76.9 < 0.01*
What is the best behavior to follow in your household? 95.5 96.4 0.25
Total Score (max 100) 67.8 (19.0) 77.0 (19.6) < 0.01*
  1. *Statistically significant improvement at p < 0.05, after adjusting for baseline score