Concordance with asthma medication: the nurse’s role
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Concordance with asthma medication: the nurse’s role

Karen Newell Asthma nurse specialist, Asthma UK, London

Low levels of concordance with asthma medication programmes have negative effects on patients’ short and long term health. Nurses can support patients to develop self-management skills by listening to their individual concerns and tailoring advice accordingly. Simplifying medication routines and choosing the correct inhaler for individual patients can assist with concordance. Causes, triggers and symptoms associated with asthma and variations in patient responses are also discussed.

Nursing Standard. 20, 26, 31-33. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.03.20.26.31.c4085

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knewell@asthma.org.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review