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Exploring the intersection of executive function and medication adherence in school-age children with asthma.

07:00 EST 7th March 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Exploring the intersection of executive function and medication adherence in school-age children with asthma."

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. For children with persistent asthma, asthma control is largely related to controller medication adherence. With increasing calls for children to be involved in their own asthma management, there is a gap in our knowledge about the executive functioning of children with asthma.

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Name: The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
ISSN: 1532-4303
Pages: 1-11

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A set of cognitive functions that controls complex, goal-directed thought and behavior. Executive function involves multiple domains, such as CONCEPT FORMATION, goal management, cognitive flexibility, INHIBITION control, and WORKING MEMORY. Impaired executive function is seen in a range of disorders, e.g., SCHIZOPHRENIA; and ADHD.

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