Evaluation of an educational program for asthma control in adults

Evaluation of an educational program for asthma control in adults

Autor deOliveira, M. A. Google Scholar
Bruno, V. F. Google Scholar
Ballini, L. S. Google Scholar
BritoJardim, JR Google Scholar
Fernandes, ALG Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo We have developed a 6-month educational plan associated with outpatient follow-up and special clinical care for asthmatic patients in a deprived population, with serious socioeconomic problems and a very low level of education. the objective was to determine the effects of the program on clinical asthma outcomes, lung function, and quality of life. Forty patients were enrolled in the program with a regular schedule of outpatient visits, and 31 finished the 6-month intervention, which included information about asthma, instruction in appropriate use of medication, training in metered-dose inhaler technique, how to identify and control asthma triggers, how to use symptom diary cards, and how to recognize early signs of deterioration. Patients included 8 males and 23 females, 47.8 +/- 16.5 years old, with 77.4% elementary school education and 22.6% illiterate, and an average monthly income of around $450. After the 6-month program there was a significant change in asthma control with a reduction in asthma emergency visits and hospitalizations, reduction of score symptoms, and improvement in quality of life. Based on the results, educational programs are recommended and should be adapted to the socioeconomic and cultural characteristics of the target population.
Palavra-chave asthma
education program
quality of life
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 1997-01-01
Publicado em Journal of Asthma. New York: Marcel Dekker Inc, v. 34, n. 5, p. 395-403, 1997.
ISSN 0277-0903 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Marcel Dekker Inc
Extensão 395-403
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02770909709055381
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:A1997XX99700005
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/25681

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