Journal article

COMMUNITY-BASED ASTHMA CARE - TRIAL OF A CREDIT CARD ASTHMA SELF-MANAGEMENT PLAN

W DSOUZA, J CRANE, C BURGESS, H TEKARU, C FOX, M HARPER, B ROBSON, P HOWDENCHAPMAN, L CROSSLAND, K WOODMAN, N PEARCE, E POMARE, R BEASLEY

EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL | MUNKSGAARD INT PUBL LTD | Published : 1994

Abstract

Although asthma self-management plans are widely recommended as essential in the long-term treatment of adult asthma, there have been few studies examining their use. Our objective was to assess the effect of a "credit card" adult asthma self-management plan in a community experiencing major health problems from asthma, by means of a before and after intervention trial of the efficacy of the "credit card" plan, when introduced through community-based asthma clinics. The participants were 69 Maori people with asthma. The "credit card" plan consisted of written guidelines for the self-management of asthma, based on self-assessment of asthma severity, printed on a plastic card. On one side, man..

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