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Journal of Clinical & Community Medicine

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Commentary: Pediatric Asthma Management in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: The Need for Culturally Sensitive Research and Practice

Volume 1 - Issue 1

Abeer Alatawi1*, Pam Smith2, Nicola Ring3 and ColinChandler4

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    • 1Child Health Nursing Department of Nursing, Tabuk University, Saudi Arabia
    • 2Department of Nursing Studies, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • 3Child Health Nursing,School of Health & Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
    • 4Department of Nursing Studies, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    *Corresponding author: Abeer Alatawi, Child Health Nursing Department of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Tabuk University, Saudi Arabia

Received: October 10, 2019;   Published: November 14, 2019

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Asthma is the third most common chronic disease in Saudi Arabia, affecting two million people. Asthma is also a leading cause of death among allergic disorders. Uncontrolled asthma may considerably decrease the quality of life for children and their families. Over the years, the Saudi government has included asthma as a major concern in their strategic health plan and has encouraged research in this area. However, paediatric asthma management remains under-researched and needs to be investigated further in the Saudi context. This review summarizes the recent advances in the paediatric asthma management in Saudi Arabia, including the need for culturally sensitive research and practice. The authors discuss the recent context of asthma management in KSA. The authors discuss the need for culturally and ethnically sensitive asthma management research and practice.

Keywords: Asthma; Management; Children; Saudi Arabia; Culturally sensitive care

Abstract| Introduction| The Context of Asthma Management in KSA| The Need for Culturally and Ethnically Sensitive Asthma Management Research & Practice| Conclusion| References|