Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
On-line version ISSN 1561-3038
ARIAS DIAZ, Alejandro; PERNAS GOMEZ, Marta and MARTIN, Georgina. Aplicación de un programa de entrenamiento para el automanejo del asma bronquial. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 1998, vol.14, n.4, pp. 335-339. ISSN 1561-3038.
A descriptive crosswise study of over 20 years-old asthmatic persons cared for No. 18 family physician consulting room in «Héroes de Girón» Teaching Polyclinics health area was undertaken with the objective of assessing the possible benefits of the community-wide implementation of an asthmatic adult patient self-management program. This program resulted in a significantly increased knowledge of the disease by all the participating patients. The clinical condition of all the patients following the program either improved or did not worsen unlike that of those who did not participate. The group which complied with the whole program showed a meaningful reduction in anxiety level which was considered to be the outcoume of a better understanding and management of asthma
Keywords : ASTHMA [psychology]; AUTOGENIC TRAINING [methods]; PHYSICIANS, FAMILY; PRIMARY HEALTH CARE.