Impact of patient education and self-management on morbidity in asthmatics and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Gallefoss2000ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of patient education and self-management on morbidity in asthmatics and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Frode Gallefoss and Per S. Bakke},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={279-87}
}
The effect of patient education on morbidity in asthmatics and COPD patients has not previously been investigated in a single study. We randomized 78 asthmatics and 62 COPD patients after ordinary outpatient management. Intervention consisted of educational group sessions and individual sessions administered by a trained nurse and physiotherapist. A self-management plan was developed. The utilization of health resources and absenteeism from work was self-reported monthly. During the 12-month… CONTINUE READING