A snapshot of general practitioner attitudes, levels of confidence and self-reported paediatric asthma management practice
Jessica K Roydhouse, Smita Shah, Brett G Toelle, Susan M Sawyer, Craig M Mellis, Tim P Usherwood, Peter Edwards, Christine R Jenkins
Australian Journal of Primary Health | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2011
The prevalence of asthma in Australia is high. Previous findings have suggested that asthma management, particularly in primary care, remains suboptimal and recent government initiatives to improve asthma management and encourage the use of written asthma action plans (WAAPs) in general practice have been implemented. We aimed to assess the attitudes, confidence and self-reported paediatric asthma management practices of a convenience sample of Australian general practitioners (GPs). A baseline questionnaire was administered to GPs as part of a randomised controlled trial. General practitioners (GPs) were recruited from two areas of greater metropolitan Sydney, NSW between 2006 and 2008. Inv..View full abstract
The authors would like to thank the GPs who participated in the study, as well as Marivic Lagleva and Jennifer Peat. This work was supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Asthma Management Program.