Priority 8 from the Asthma PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What type of patient (children and adults) and health professional education is most effective in gaining asthma control? (JLA PSP Priority 8)
Overall ranking 8
JLA question ID 0001/8
Explanatory note Existing relevant systematic reviews are not up-to-date
Evidence Wolf FM, Guevara JP, Grum CM, Clark NM, Cates CJ. Educational interventions for asthma in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2002, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD000326. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000326.
Health Research Classification System category Respiratory
Extra information provided by this PSP
Incomplete trials at time of PSP Comparative study to determine if motivating asthma education (Compliance Enhancement) has an effect on asthma control  NCT00351143  Can education for South Asians with asthma and their clinicians reduce unscheduled care? A randomised trial  NCT00214669   Asthma patient education in the Emergency Room  NCT00110409
Relevant Age Any
Submitted by Patients
Outcomes to be measured Minimal symptoms with minimal need for reliever medication; no exacerbations; no limitation on physical activity and normal lung function
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0001
PSP name Asthma
Total number of uncertainties collated by this PSP from surveys 413  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop March 2007