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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An asthma action plan compared to communication, health care utilization, and older adults
by Wotipka, Robin S., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 76; 1585817
Abstract (Summary)

Asthma affects over 300 million people worldwide and approximately 25.7 million in the United States alone. The prevalence of asthma among older adults aged 65 and older in the United States was estimated at 7.8% in 2012 and is expected to increase. With over half of all asthma related deaths occurring in the older adult population and projected growth of this population, correct diagnosis along with early and ongoing management of the disease is particularly significant. Asthma is considered highly manageable and controllable with proper disease management through an asthma action plan. The purpose of this paper is to examine the characteristics of older adults diagnosed with asthma against the general population, determine the effects of an asthma action plan on health care utilization, and determine if an association exists between physician-patient communication and an asthma action plan.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Erylana, Erlyana
Commitee: Reynolds, Grace, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health education, Health care management
Keywords: Action plan, Adults, Asthma, Communication, Control, Management
Publication Number: 1585817
ISBN: 978-1-321-65208-6
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