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Table 5 Before-after questionnaire to assess knowledge about asthma in the feasibility study

From: Developing a theory-based multimedia intervention for schools to improve young people’s asthma: my asthma in school (MAIS)

Knowledge questions Before, n = 19 After, n = 18
General asthma knowledge Correct before (%) Correct after (%)
 How many young people have asthma 9 (42.3) 14 (73.7)
 There are ways to reduce the effect that asthma has on life 11 (52.4) 15 (75)
 Why do people develop asthma 6 (28.6) 12 (80)
 Common symptoms of asthma 17 (85) 19 (90.5)
 Asthma does not require treatment 17 (81) 19 (90.5)
 Inhalers do not work if you do not feel them working 7 (33.3) 15 (71.4)
Spacers Correct before (%) Correct after (%)
 Why should a spacer be used 4 (20) 14 (66.7)
Emergencies Correct before (%) Correct after (%)
 I know what to do when someone has an asthma attack 9 (56.3) 17 (94.4)
 When is emergency care needed 6 (42.9) 12 (70.6)
Triggers Median [mean] before Median [mean] after
 Recognised triggers out of list of 10 6 [6.3] 10 [8.7]
Differences SABA and corticosteroid inhalers Median [mean] before Median [mean] after
 Correctly identified inhaler statements out of 6 2 [1.6] 4.5 [3.9]