Effect of patient education on asthma management

Br J Nurs. 1995 Jan 28-Feb 8;4(2):81-2, 99-101. doi: 10.12968/bjon.1995.4.2.81.

Abstract

Patients need to understand their asthma to be able to react appropriately. At least 30 minutes is needed by a trained asthma professional to teach asthma self-management effectively. Many patients accept symptoms and attacks unnecessarily through insufficient knowledge of their condition and treatment. In this small study, those who were educated by a trained asthma nurse had a significantly higher knowledge of their condition and management. Most of those who were educated by a trained asthma nurse had symptoms less frequently. Those who were educated by a trained asthma nurse had no time off work whereas 49% of the control group had time off work.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Asthma / diagnosis
  • Asthma / nursing*
  • Humans
  • Patient Education as Topic*
  • Self Care