Asthma Research Paper

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According to the CDC (2010), asthma is a chronic disease of the lung that affects the airways, making them inflamed, breathing difficult (p. 1), and many Americans seem to feel the effects of asthma. Attacks can be mild, moderate, or serious and in some cases can cause death. As stated in the report “National Surveillance of Asthma: United States, 2001-2010”, 25.7 million Americans were shown to have asthma with 7 million of them being children ages 0 to 17 and a prevalence rate of 9.3% among the population of children (Moorman et al., 2012, p. 30). Additionally, the prevalence of asthma varies along racial lines. The disease is present in 7.8% of the White population, in 7.2% of the Hispanic or Latino population, in 8.7% of the not Hispanic or Latino population, and in 11.9% of the Black population (Moorman et al., 2012, p. 30).…show more content…
Moreover, by comparing two studies with divergent perspectives, it may be inferred that the view of a condition an examiner holds could affect the research. Sara E. Grineski (2009), the author of “Predicting Children's Asthma Hospitalizations: Rural and Urban Differences in Texas”, uses a sociological approach in her asthma research, whereas Nino Khetsuriani et al.’s (2008) study, “Novel Human Rhinoviruses and Exacerbation of Asthma in Children”, focused on the medical effect NHR has on asthma patients. Upon examining the two articles mentioned, it is evident that the two studies differ and that the two divergent perspectives held in the examination of asthma created two unique studies. Seemingly, perception of the issue, sociological or medical, guides the research and the associations that effect a severe asthmatic circumstance in each study. Furthermore, perception of the associations appears to influence diversity of the subjects examined in each piece. Finally, the perspectives possibly form a basis for the conclusions made in relation to the studies’

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