To improve the health outcome of adults with asthma, it is important to understand the current practice behaviors of physicians related to the prevention and treatment of asthma.
A national survey was conducted to ascertain the practice behaviors of physicians in five specialty areas : internal medicine, pulmonary, allergy/immunology, occupational health, and family health.
Similarities and differences in practice among the specialty areas are indicated.
The data provide a basis for recommendations to improve the management of asthma by standardizing history taking, increasing the use of pulmonary function testing, and using effective counseling and patient education strategies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Pratique professionnelle, Médecin, Education sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Traitement, Prévention, Adulte, Homme, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Professional practice, Physician, Health education, United States, North America, America, Treatment, Prevention, Adult, Human, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0315710
Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 01/03/1996.