Reasons for delay in seeking treatment for acute asthma: the patient's perspective.

@article{Janson1998ReasonsFD,
  title={Reasons for delay in seeking treatment for acute asthma: the patient's perspective.},
  author={Susan L. Janson and Gideon Becker},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={1998},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={427-35}
}
Increased morbidity and mortality due to asthma suggested the need to investigate whether persons with asthma report delay in seeking medical care during acute asthma exacerbations and the reasons they gave for delay. We interviewed 95 asthmatic adults, 36 men and 59 women, using a critical incident technique to discover how patients responded to acute asthma symptom episodes. Subjects were interviewed once per month for a total of three interviews. All subjects had physician-diagnosed asthma… CONTINUE READING

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