California — Targeted Issue

Spreading the Word, Encouraging the Use of the NHLBI Guidelines by Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Professionals

Oct. 1, 1998 - Sept. 30, 2000

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Project Overview
This project is the first phase of a plan to develop materials and a dIssemination plan for the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) asthma guidelines. The first phase of the project will include 1) preliminary data collection regarding barriers to the dissemination and use of the NIH asthma guidelines using focus group methodology, 2) analysis of data from the first focus groups, 3) development of an infrastructure for the second phase of the project, and 4) development of a plan for obtaining information from additional focus groups regarding the use of the guidelines. The second phase of the project will include obtaining more information from focus groups on the East Coast, West Coast, and the Midwest, analysis of that data, and development of a methodology for dissemination and development of materials. The third phase of the project will include the development and dissemination of educational materials using methods consistent with information obtained in the first two phases.
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Research and Education Institute
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Name Role(s) Phone Email
James Seidel, MD, PhD
  • Principal Investigator