Beliefs that support the behavior of people with asthma: a qualitative investigation.

@article{Harris2001BeliefsTS,
  title={Beliefs that support the behavior of people with asthma: a qualitative investigation.},
  author={Gerald J. Harris and Alexander Glennon Shearer},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2001},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={
          427-34
        }
}
Differences between patients' knowledge and behavior in relation to asthma may account for continuing morbidity in theface of professional and public asthma education campaigns. We conducted a qualitative study of beliefs that support asthma-related behavior, obtaining data from interviews with 70 adult patients. Analysis identified four clear subgroups, or "streams," of adults with asthma: an "anonymous" stream, who doubt that they have asthma and manage symptoms outside the organized health… CONTINUE READING
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