Adult asthma: Diagnosis and treatment

Nurse Pract. 2017 Nov 16;42(11):16-24. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000525716.32405.eb.


Adult asthma is a prevalent chronic medical condition that is associated with high morbidity, mortality, and cost. Early identification, evidence-based diagnosis, and step-wise management can lead to improvements in patient outcomes, decrease exacerbations, and eliminate respiratory function decline as the patient ages.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Asthma / epidemiology
  • Asthma / nursing*
  • Asthma / physiopathology
  • Evidence-Based Nursing
  • Humans
  • Nursing Diagnosis*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Primary Health Care