Psycho-educational interventions for adults with severe or difficult asthma: a systematic review.
Journal of Asthma
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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.
UK NHS Health Technology Assessment Programme
types: Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review
This is the author's version of the work that was accepted for publication in the Journal of Asthma. The final version can be accessed via the DOI in this record.
Journal of Asthma, 2007, Vol. 44, Issue 3, pp. 219 - 241
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