Although a very common disease, childhood asthma can be a life-threatening condition.
Psychosocial determinants have been acknowledged to trigger severe asthma.
The authors review current knowledge about how psychosocial factors influence childhood asthma, with a special focus on compliance with treatment and family interaction.
The authors describe their experience of joint treatment of high-risk asthmatic children and their families.
The pediatrician and child psychiatrist work as co-therapists, and the results of this intervention are investigated.
Forty-one high-risk asthmatics and their families were followed in the joint-consultation program.
Two years after the onset of joint consultation, a significant improvement was found in symptom score, treatment score, and compliance score.
The number of hospital admissions and of days spent in hospital decreased significantly.
The cost of care was subsequently cut by two-thirds, despite the added cost of psychiatric care.
The authors conclude that it is possible for doctors of the body and of the mind to share consultation work, with a positive impact on both the patient's health and the cost of treatment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Consultation, Coopération, Psychiatre, Pédiatrie, Relation soignant famille, Histoire familiale, Personnel sanitaire, Traitement, Coût financement, Economie santé, Enfant, Homme, Age préscolaire, Age scolaire, Adolescent, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Consultation, Cooperation, Psychiatrist, Pediatrics, Health staff family relation, Family story, Health staff, Treatment, Financing cost, Health economy, Child, Human, Preschool age, School age, Adolescent, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease
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Cote : 98-0078625
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 14/05/1998.