Journal article

Reported use of asthma management plans in South Australia.

JJ Beilby, MA Wakefield, RE Ruffin

Med J Aust | Published : 1997

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the use of asthma management plans (AMPs) and specific elements of AMPs in a South Australian community. DESIGN: Cross-sectional questionnaire survey by experienced interviewers. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: 307 adults with current asthma, confirmed by a doctor, who were among 3001 respondents of a representative sample of 4065 South Australian adults recruited by multistage systematic clustered area sampling for a larger study in March 1995. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Prevalence of reported use of AMPs and of specific elements of AMPs, such as knowledge of trigger factors and having an action plan, and the proportion of adults with asthma receiving what we defined as "good ma..

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