Asthma Management Case Study

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Kercsmar (2008) notes that for asthma management to be effective, more emphasis must also be put on asthma self-management patient education. There are key underlying features in this kind of education relating to asthma including basic knowledge about asthma, symptom recognition, trigger identification, knowledge and understanding of optimal controls, use and purpose of devices and asthma medication, and utilization of asthma action plan, which must all be incorporated in the education process. This is advantageous because it puts the patient in charge of asthma management process except only that a patient will not prescribe medication for themselves. However, as Boulet et al (1999) notes, the success of the asthma management in this case …show more content…
The findings of the assessment show that the self-management approach of asthma when adopted by these minority adolescents resulted in improved health outcomes such as a reduction in the level of morbidity due to asthma, reduced level of hospitalizations and urgent health care use and generally an improved level of self-management. This therefore, implies that if sufficient attention is also paid on self-management of asthma, then it is possible to experience more interesting results as far as the reduction of asthma morbidity and mortality is …show more content…
Although this disease of the respiratory system happens more among people with a family history of the disease, other people with no family history of the disease might also be victims of the disease. The high morbidity level of asthma in different countries is worrying, and the economic burden of the disease is also detrimental at different levels including individual and societal levels. Therefore, there is need for an effective intervention to be developed. As seen, asthma has no cure, but there are different treatment and management approaches present today that have been developed to aid in the control of the disease. Sadly, most of these have not been effective enough. Medical care, pharmacological management practices have all presented considerable challenges. As evidence has shown in this paper, self-management of asthma might provide better health outcomes in asthmatic individuals. Although this asthma management approach has existed, there have been differing views on its effectiveness. Nonetheless, this paper has argued that focus and emphasis on patient self-management education will have a significant contribution to the reduction of morbidity levels of asthma as well as the mortality due to the

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