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Home visits improve asthma control in low income adults, study shows

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 26 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7165
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Home visits by community health workers significantly improve asthma control and quality of life in low income adults with uncontrolled asthma, show the results of a US study on the benefits of greater support for self management.

Home based support to improve the control of asthma in children is well established, but it has not previously been tested carefully in adults. Researchers randomised 366 adults aged 18 to 65 with uncontrolled asthma, either to receive …

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