Asthma control worse in chaotic families
Children living in chaotic and disorganised families are more likely to have poor asthma control, a US study suggests.
Researchers studied 223 trial participants aged 5-16 with uncontrolled asthma taking part in a community-based study among largely Hispanic children living in an urban setting.
Family chaos, based on the 15-item Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale (CHAOS), ranged from 0-13, with a mean of 3.2, the researchers reported in Pediatrics.
Children in the top quartile for family chaos had an average Asthma Control Test