Within this project, we investigate the long-term impact of asthma patients’ self-management behaviors on their health outcomes, as well as several modifiable factors that may influence how patients self-manage their asthma. We have conducted a cohort study in France and the United Kingdom that follows up patients (adults and children) for up to 2 years to monitor telephonically their medication use and health outcomes. Available electronic medical records and health insurance data are analyzed to provide complementary information. Patients, caregivers, and health care providers also report on their experiences, perceptions and behaviors (e.g. adherence, support with self-management from caregivers and GPs) via online surveys. We aim to examine the relationships between these key players in the care partnership, and how they impact on behaviors and health outcomes longitudinally. This investigation will result in recommendations to improve health communication in asthma, with particular focus on supporting self-management.
The ASTRO-LAB consortium includes 7 partners with a diverse range of expertise.
|Status:||ongoing from December 2011|
|Financiering:||European Commission FP7 Programme|