TITLE

Patient education and self-management

PUB. DATE
February 2003
SOURCE
Thorax;Feb2003 Supplement 1, Vol. 58, pi57
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Written personalised action plans as part of self-management education have been shown to improve health outcomes for people with asthma. The Asthma action plans should be written and focus on individual needs. They may be based on symptoms and/or peak flows. They may include the provision of an emergency course of steroid tablets. The term action plan is proposed as a replacement to the existing self-management plan. A number of educational tools are available to support health professionals, many of which are free, well researched and non-promotional.
ACCESSION #
12912857

 

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