Asthma

Patient perceptions relevant in clinical practice

Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014


Patient perceived changes in their respiratory health could be used in clinical practice to assess the overall disease trajectory, researchers say. Asthma patients were more likely to perceive a change, particularly those with persistent asthma. Perceived deterioration was related to poorer asthma control 7 years later and to higher use of oral corticosteroids in the following 18 months.

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