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  1. Controlled trial evaluation of an asthma education programme for adults.

    Article - En anglais

    Background-To improve asthma control and reduce readmission rates through increased knowledge and the development of self management skills, a brief (three hour) adult education programme was developed.

    Methods-The course was designed to improve inhaler skills and to teach how to adjust drug doses according to peak flow (PEF) measurements and a treatment plan.

    It was evaluated in a randomised controlled trial in 76 patients admitted to hospital for asthma by using questionnaires, spirometry, and home monitoring of PEF at entry and at five and 10 months after intervention.

    The questionnaire provided measures of knowledge about asthma, self management behaviour appropriate to asthma control, asthma symptom frequency and severity, and psychosocial disturbance attributable to asthma.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Homme, Adulte, Asthme, Appareil respiratoire pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Human, Adult, Asthma, Respiratory disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0093239

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.