Written Asthma Action Plans (WAAPs) in Melbourne general practices: A sequential mixed methods study

Nabil Sulaiman, Rosalie Aroni, Francis Thien, Rosa Schattner, Pamela Simpson, Eleonora Del Colle, Rory Wolfe, Michael Abramson

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AIM To investigate ownership and perceived utility of written asthma action plans (WAAPs) in general practice. METHODS: Questionnaires were completed by 225 adults and 75 children with GP-diagnosed asthma from 31 practices. Regression models for WAAP ownership allowed for confounders and clustering by practice. Five audio-recorded focus groups were conducted before questionnaire implementation and, 12 months later, six focus groups and additional in-depth interviews with 29 patients and 16 doctors were conducted. Transcripts were submitted to content and thematic analyses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161 - 169
Number of pages9
JournalPrimary Care Respiratory Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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