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AIMS The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Science and Research Department was commissioned by the Department of Health to develop national care pathways for children with allergies: the asthma/rhinitis care pathway is the third such pathway. Asthma and rhinitis have been considered together. These conditions co-exist commonly, have(More)
OBJECTIVES The Necessity-Concerns Framework (NCF) posits that non-adherence to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in asthma is influenced by doubts about the necessity for ICS and concerns about their potential adverse effects. This feasibility study examined whether these beliefs could be changed by briefing asthma nurse specialists on ways of addressing(More)
Aim and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to give nurses a basic understanding of asthma, its diagnosis and management. After reading the article, the nurse should be able to: ■ Understand the pathophysiological changes which occur in asthma ■ Discuss triggers which may precipitate an attack ■ Offer an informed opinion on strategies(More)
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