Asthma Patients Chase Symptoms Rather Than Preventing the Underlying Disease
July 3, 2006
LUND, Sweden, June 30/PRNewswire/
Large Study Demonstrates That Patients May Miss the Opportunity for Avoiding Asthma Attacks.
New data on the attitudes and behaviours of asthma patients just published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine highlight the need for a new strategy in asthma management.
The International Asthma Patient Insight Research (INSPIRE) study is the first large scale (n=3,415 patients) study in asthma patients on regular maintenance therapy. The study offers valuable insight in asthma patients' attitudes to asthma management, the impact of the condition on their daily lives, and how they respond to sudden worsenings of their symptoms.
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Attitudes and actions of asthma patients on regular maintenance therapy: the INSPIRE study. MR Partridge, T van der Molen, SE Myrseth, WW Busse
BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2006, 6:13