Two-year evaluation of an educational program for adult outpatients with asthma.

@article{Angelini2009TwoyearEO,
  title={Two-year evaluation of an educational program for adult outpatients with asthma.},
  author={Luciana Gabriella Angelini and Priscila Games Robles-Ribeiro and Regina Maria Carvalho-Pinto and Marcos Vin{\'i}cius Vieira Ribeiro and Alberto Cukier and Rafael Stelmach},
  journal={Jornal brasileiro de pneumologia : publicacao oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={
          618-27
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the understanding of asthma and the clinical improvement in patients with moderate or severe persistent asthma prior to and after their participation in an educational program presented during the routine outpatient visits. METHODS This was a prospective pilot study involving 164 patients over a two-year period. The educational program, presented to small groups on outpatient visit days, consisted of lectures divided into three parts: pathophysiology; environmental… CONTINUE READING

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