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Storytelling helping children with croup

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Team: News and Events
Posted on November 21, 2013

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Everybody loves a story

Nov 20, 2013: TREKK Co-directors, Drs Hartling and Scott, spoke with CTV news Edmonton about how they are using stories as powerful tools to relay information on croup to parents. Over 400 parents took part in their storytelling research. One finding showed that the children whose parents who received a book recovered from their croup symptoms more quickly than the families that didn't.

A TREKK team wants to expand these croup storybooks into e-books and an interactive online croup resource for more parents to use.  Stay tuned for more information on this exciting project!

Check out the growing body of storytelling research from the Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence (ARCHE), and more from Shannon Scott and ECHO Research.