Priority 10 from the Asthma PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Psychological interventions for adults with asthma?  (JLA PSP Priority 10)
Overall ranking 10
JLA question ID 0001/10
Explanatory note Reliable up-to-date systematic reviews have revealed important continuing uncertainties about treatment effects
Evidence Yorke J, Fleming SL, Shuldham CM. Psychological interventions for adults with asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 1.  DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002982.pub3
Health Research Classification System category Respiratory
Extra information provided by this PSP
Incomplete trials at time of PSP Effect of the Zurich resource model teaching module on adherence to self-monitoring and to the written action plan in patients with asthma: a randomised controlled trial  ISRCTN33589847
Relevant Age Adult
Submitted by Researchers
Outcomes to be measured Health service utilisation*; asthma symptoms; lung function; medication use; absenteeism from college / work; psychological variables (e.g. coping skills, anxiety, depression, asthma related behaviour, locus of control, self-esteem, self efficacy, quality of life and, psychological status); and asthma knowledge. *primary outcome