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Title: Attitude of Patients with Bronchial Asthma towards their Management in Alshaab Teaching Hospital Khartoum State, Sudan
Authors: Zeinab Taha Ali, Alaadin Hassan Ahmed
Keywords: Alshaab Hospital
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Publisher: جامعة النيلين - مركز النيلين الطبي
Series/Report no.: 12;vol.3 pag 13
Abstract: ABSTRACT Introduction: The World Health Organization and the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute have formed the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to cut deaths and prevent disability from asthma through a programmer of education, treatment and prevention. The aim of this study is to assess the patient's behaviour regarding asthma management. Materials and Methods: The study involved 139 asthmatic adult patients no other lung disease. Data were collected by a Questionnaire and then analyzed by SPSS version 17. They were calculated to test patient's behaviour regarding asthma management with demographic factors. Statistical significance was accepted when P value equals or less than 0.05. Results: The males were 59 (42.4%) and females were 80 (57.6%). One hundred and three (74.1) patients took their medication as prescribed by the treating physician. One hundred and twenty patients (87.8%) followed the environmental precautions for items that were allergic to. Sixty three (45.3%) of the patients Keep follow-up with the chest physician and 135 patients (97.1%) used to take inhaler for treatment of their disease. Conclusion: The vast majority of the asthmatic patients in Alshab Teaching Hospital complied with the prescribed drugs and the advice towards precautions against environmental asthma provoking allergens. Less than half of patients had regular follow- up with the chest physician.
ISSN: 1858-627
Appears in Collections:Al Neelain Medical Journal - VOL - 12

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