The Pharmaceutical Journal
Vol 265 No 7128p907,
December 23/30, 2000 Clinical
Little use was made of plans and a mismatch was apparent between the views of professionals and patients on what constitutes a responsible asthma patient and at patients should be doing to control their symptoms. Many patients with mild to moderate asthma did not regard their condition as a chronic disease and felt that guided self-management plans re-enforced asthma as a chronic, ongoing disease.
The study concluded that attempts to introduce self-management plans in primary care were unlikely to be successful (British Medical Journal 2000;321:1507).