Peak flow readings help symptoms during the peak asthma season.
Researchers evaluated the impact of patients discussing their monthly peak flow readings with their doctors versus a control group who received standard care.
Significantly fewer patients in the intervention group:
- required oral steroids (9% v. 23%)
- had worsening symptoms (65% v. 89%)
- needed urgent care visits (10% v. 23%)
Patients in the intervention group also had greater adherence to their inhaled steroids than those in the control group.
Study leader Professor Susan Janson concluded: “Interpreted peak flow monitoring may be beneficial to people with asthma during the seasons of greatest vulnerability.”
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