Title

Rethinking asthma education: A practical approach to improve treatment outcomes

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-1-2013

Journal

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Volume

26

Issue

6

DOI

10.1097/01.JAA.0000430338.72154.c9

Keywords

Asthma; Asthma education; Asthma hospitalization; Barriers to treatment; Nonadherence

Abstract

Many asthma-related hospitalizations are preventable with appropriate access to care as well as adherence to lifestyle modifications and medical treatment, yet as many as half of all patients with asthma fail to adhere to treatment as prescribed. Identifying the specific barriers affecting a patient and engaging with the patient in active planning to overcome adherence barriers is a practical strategy for achieving and sustaining adherence to long-term therapy. Copyright © 2013 American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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