Search all of the Society for Participatory Medicine website:Search
Home » General » Kids Talk About What It’s Like to Have Asthma

It is often difficult for adults to give their doctors full and accurate accounts of their illness.  Doing so can be even more of a challenge for kids.  Here is an interesting experiment in which adolescents were given video cameras to capture their experience with asthma. 

Take a look at how these videos communicate far more than words can about these kids’ lives with asthma.

A more recent study uses the same approach to help overweight adolescents articulate their understanding of balancing nutrition and exercise (no videos up there yet):