Clear communication for better asthma control in adults - Certificate of Completion
Australia has one of the highest rates of asthma in the world. The way in which clinicians perceive their patients' asthma control may influence asthma management. A sub-study of the Australian Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) program surveyed 2563 patients from 103 GPs. Asthma control was measured using the Asthma Control Questionnaire 5-item version (ACQ-5). GPs believed asthma was well controlled in 74.5% of patients and 77.4% of patients felt that asthma had little or no impact on their lives. However, the grouped ACQ- 5 scores showed only 52.2% patients to be classified as ‘well controlled’ and 31.8% ‘uncontrolled’, suggesting that the patients’ asthma was less well controlled than either GPs or patients perceived.
This interactive online learning activity is valued at 2 Hour(s) of continuing education.
Associate Professor Charlotte Hespe
MBBS (Hons), FRACGP, DCH (Lon), FAICD, GCUT (UNDA)
Head of General Practice and Primary Care Research,
University of Notre Dame Australia - School of Medicine, Sydney
Chair, RACGP NSW/ACT
Director, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN
Director, Glebe Family Medical Practice, NSW
Kerry Lyn Hancock
GP, Chandlers Hill Surgery,
Happy Valley SA
Member COPD National Program Committee,
Lung Foundation Australia