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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

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.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Review
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Respiratory Diseases
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Peytremann-Bridevaux I, Arditi C, Gex G, Bridevaux PO, Burnand B. Chronic disease management programmes for adults with asthma. Cochrane Database Syst Rev [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2018 Apr 30];(5). Art. No.: CD007988. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD007988.pub2. Available form: