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Vol. 7 - Num. 2

Asthma in child and adolescent

Adherence to the asthma therapy by the pediatric patient and his/her attendants

Alfonsa Lora Espinosaa

aPediatra. Unidad de Investigación y Eficiencia Clínica. CS Puerta Blanca. Málaga. España.

Correspondence: A Lora. E-mail: alora@telefonica.net

Reference of this article: Lora Espinosa A. Adherence to the asthma therapy by the pediatric patient and his/her attendants. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2005;7 Supl 2:S97-105.

Published in Internet: 30-06-2005

Abstract

Asthma treatment requires to patient and/or attendants to make complex decisions. Adherence to asthma therapy is not a priority for the majority of the patients. Adherence to therapy is a basic issue in the successfull management of asthma.The sanitary professional is badly perceptor of the lack of adhesion. The effective communication between patient and sanitary professional and the elaboration of a therapeutic written plan, agreed among both, are key pieces in the adhesion.

Keywords

Asthma Paediatrics Patient Compliance

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