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This study involves a peer-lead education program aimed at improving asthma outcomes and preventing smoking in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. It is based on the Adolescent asthma action program or Triple A program with an added smoking prevention component. Year 10 peer leaders will educate year seven students about asthma, using tools which appeal to this age group including; videos, games and activities. They will assist the students to analyse the issues young people with asthma face, for example; taking medication, the risks from tobacco smoking, and visiting their doctor, and encourage them to provide ideas on how to overcome these barriers through creative performances or art work.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
Menzies School of Health Research
Ms Gabrielle McCallum