Asthma Research

AAFA holds many research projects to understand asthma patients. We research awareness, knowledge, preferences and behaviors related to asthma prevention, management and treatment. AAFA’s research provides a different look at the geographic, demographic and psychographic impact of asthma in the U.S. Research offers helpful information about the asthma community.

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Asthma Capitals™ Rankings

AAFA’s Asthma Capitals report is a yearly research project. It looks at the most difficult places to live with asthma. This report is a summary of 13 factors relating to asthma. It compares and ranks the 100 largest U.S. metro areas.

Asthma GAP™ Study

The Asthma General Awareness and Perceptions (Asthma GAP) survey looked at the beliefs and behaviors of asthma patients and their doctors.

AFFORD (Asthma in Families Facing Out-of-Pocket Requirements with Deductibles) Study

The goal of this research study is to better understand how different types of health insurance plans affect the experiences of people with asthma and their families, including: their decisions about medical care, their use of medications, their health, and their expenses. Learn more about the AFFORD study.

Asthma Inhaler Design (ID)™ Survey Abstract and Manuscript

AAFA’s Asthma Inhaler Design Survey looked at the behaviors, attitudes, needs and wants of patients with asthma and their caregivers toward their quick-relief inhaler usage and design.

AAFA Brookings Report Download PDF

This paper is by the Center for Health Policy at Brookings and AAFA. It looks at the proof of chances to improve outcomes. It also looks at lowering costs by addressing the social causes of asthma.

Disparities in Asthma Care

This report by AAFA and the National Pharmaceutical Chapter talks about the burden of asthma on African-American and Hispanic populations. This report also looks at the possible hereditary, environmental and behavioral causes of disparities. It also looks at the ways these may be reduced.

Global Warming and Extreme Allergies

This report presented by AAFA and the National Wildlife Federation talks about the impact climate change will have on people with asthma and allergies. Climate change causes longer allergy seasons and increases air pollution. This can create problems for people with asthma and allergies. We must act now to reduce risks.

My Life With Asthma Report

This national three-part study included adults with asthma, their caregivers and health professionals to find out how severe asthma impacts daily life. The goal of the program was to learn more about asthma, especially severe asthma, to improve education and awareness.

Promoting Asthma Patient Engagement in Research (PAPER)

We believe patients play a vital role in advancing research. This 11-part video series explains asthma basics and why it’s important for patients to be part of research efforts.

Severe Asthma Study™

This study by AAFA, NYU School of Medicine and the Boston Scientific Council looks at how many asthma patients do not recognize signs of possibly severe asthma.

State Honor Roll

AAFA’s State Honor Roll is a yearly research project. It helps find states with the most complete and ideal statewide public policies supporting people with asthma and allergies in U.S. schools. The goal of this report is to find states that work toward better school-based policies and help advocates nationwide.