Supporting self-management of asthma through patient education.

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    • Abstract:
      Asthma affects people worldwide. In developed countries 1 in 12 individuals suffer from asthma, while in Ireland this ratio is closer to 1 in 10. Managing asthma symptoms and triggers reduces the potential exacerbation of asthmatic attacks. This article identifies the importance of asthma management, triggers, inhaler techniques and self-management for optimal health. Education by nurses and health professionals can make a significant contribution to asthma care and self-management. The purpose of patient education for self-management of asthma is twofold: to raise awareness of effective inhaler technique and to support self-management of asthma triggers for health and symptom control. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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