Assessment of asthma patients'willingness to pay for and give time to an asthma self-management program.
Despite the success of health education programs for patients with asthma, several researchers have found that patients are reluctant to enroll in and complete a program designed to help them manage their condition.
The purpose of this study was to identify factors that influence asthma patients'willingness to pay (WTP) for and willingness to give time (WTGT) to an asthma self-management program.
The patient sample consisted of 116 adult asthma patients (age range, 18 to 34 years) from 2 affiliated sites : a county teaching hospital with ambulatory clinics and a staff-model health maintenance organization.
To determine WTP and WTGT, patients were presented with a scenario in which the components of an 8-week asthma management program were described.
Patients were then asked how much they would be willing to pay for and how much time they would be willing to spend on the program.
Regression analyses were used to determine what effect the following factors had on WTP and WTGT with respect to an asthma self-management program :
sociodemographic factors ;
predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors ;
level of asthma self-management ;
and health care utilization.
Mean patient WTP was $29.50 for an 8-week asthma education program.
Several factors appeared to influence this amount. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme éducatif, Education santé, Asthme, Acceptation, Homme, Soin autogéré, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Educational schedule, Health education, Asthma, Acceptance, Human, Selfcare, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0356504
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 14/12/1999.