Psycho-educational interventions for adults with severe or difficult asthma: a systematic review

Smith, JR, Mugford, M, Holland, R, Noble, MJ and Harrison, BD (2007) Psycho-educational interventions for adults with severe or difficult asthma: a systematic review. Journal of Asthma, 44 (3). pp. 219-241. ISSN 1532-4303

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Abstract

Research highlights psychosocial factors associated with adverse asthma events. This systematic review therefore examined whether psycho-educational interventions improve health and self-management outcomes in adults with severe or difficult asthma. Seventeen controlled studies were included. Characteristics and content of interventions varied even within broad types. Study quality was generally poor and several studies were small. Any positive effects observed from qualitative and quantitative syntheses were mainly short term and, in planned subgroup analyses (involving > 5 trials), effects on hospitalizations, quality of life, and psychological morbidity in patients with severe asthma did not extend to those in whom multiple factors complicate management.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 11:08
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 19:32
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/11523
DOI: 10.1080/02770900601182012

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