Asthma, Health and Society

A Public Health Perspective

  • Andrew  Harver
  • Harry Kotses

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Asthma: An Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Susie Yim Yeh, Richard Schwartzstein
      Pages 19-42
    3. David B. Peden
      Pages 43-57
    4. Robert M. Kaplan, W. Fred, Pamela K. Wasserman
      Pages 59-69
    5. Barbara P. Yawn
      Pages 71-85
  3. Managing Asthma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 88-88
    2. Andrej Petrov, Sally E. Wenzel
      Pages 89-105
    3. Bruce G. Bender, Vasilisa Sazonov, Karl J. Krobot
      Pages 107-115
    4. Harry Kotses, Thomas L. Creer
      Pages 117-139
    5. Andrew Harver, Maeve O’Connor, Sam Walford, Harry Kotses
      Pages 141-151
    6. Ross Shegog, Marianna M. Sockrider
      Pages 153-178
  4. Asthma: A Social Ecological Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 180-180
    2. Tomas Tamulis, Monroe J. King
      Pages 181-199
    3. David R. Naimi, Andrea J. Apter
      Pages 201-216
    4. Elizabeth L. McQuaid, Deborah Friedman
      Pages 217-227
    5. Joan M. Mangan, Sarah Merkle, Lynn B. Gerald
      Pages 229-244
    6. Jan Warren-Findlow, Larissa R. Brunner Huber, Melanie J. Rouse, Andrew Harver
      Pages 245-262
    7. Alexander N. Ortega, Daphne Koinis-Mitchell, Peter J. Gergen
      Pages 263-276
    8. James Krieger, Edith A. Parker
      Pages 277-301
    9. Jean-Luc Malo, Catherine Lemière, Denyse Gautrin, Manon Labrecque, Kim Lavoie
      Pages 303-323
    10. Adam Atherly
      Pages 325-334
    11. Noreen M. Clark
      Pages 335-346
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 347-350

About this book


Asthma, Health, and Society

A Public Health Perspective

Edited by Andrew Harver, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte

Harry Kotses, Ohio University, Athens


Asthma, Health, and Society is a comprehensive, current resource on this complex disease—its scope, human costs, and management—from a combined social ecology/public health perspective. This important and unique book proposes a concerted, multifaceted response and sets out the foundation for shaping this response, comprising individual and large-scale assessment, education, advocacy, and multiple forms of intervention. In clear, authoritative detail enhanced by figures, graphs, and references, contributors explain where universal standards need to be set, alliances need to be built (such as among agencies and institutions in a community), and what is currently known about:


  • Pathophysiology, epidemiology, and social impact of asthma.
  • Genetic and environmental factors; protective factors and risk markers.
  • Effects in women, minorities, children, teens, and elders.
  • Medical management, self-management, and home monitoring.
  • Evidence-based interventions at the family, school, and community levels.
  • Screening guidelines, compliance issues, and more.

In the absence of a cure or clear-cut causes, Asthma, Health, and Society offers the most robust compilation of practical knowledge on its subject to benefit the range of public health and asthma professionals, researchers, teachers, and students.


Adolescents Asthma Policy Chronic Disease Environmental Factors Genetic Factors Management of Asthma Public Health Screening for Asthma assessment asthma diagnosis epidemiology screening social ecology

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew  Harver
    • 1
  • Harry Kotses
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Health & Human ServicesUniversity of North Carolina, CharlotteCharlotteU.S.A.
  2. 2.Dept. PsychologyOhio UniversityAthensU.S.A.

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