A randomised trial of self-management planning for adult patients admitted to hospital with acute asthma.
BACKGROUND: There is still debate over the benefit of self-management programmes for adults with asthma. A brief self-management programme given during a hospital admission for acute asthma was tested to determine whether it would reduce readmission. METHOD: A randomised controlled trial was performed in 280 adult patients with acute asthma admitted over 29 months. Patients on the self-management programme (SMP) received 40-60 minutes of education supporting a written self-management plan. Co...Expand abstract
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