Chronic Disease Management Programs for Adults with Asthma
Description of Resource:
The burden of asthma on patients and health care systems is substantial. Chronic disease management programs encompass a set of interventions that center on the patient’s needs, encourage coordination of services provided by a variety of health care professionals, and emphasize patient education and self-management. This systematic review aimed to assess the effectiveness of these programs for adults with asthma. It identified 20 studies with a total of 81,746 participants. It found low- to moderate-quality evidence that chronic disease management programs improve asthma-related quality of life, asthma severity, and lung function tests. Further research is needed to determine the optimal composition of these programs.