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A pilot evaluation of the Zoned Asthma Action Plan (ZAAP) card

Findlay, J., Parkes, J., Ward, A. and Richardson, M. (2012) A pilot evaluation of the Zoned Asthma Action Plan (ZAAP) card. Primary Care Respiratory Journal. 21(2), pp. 220-221. 1471-4418.

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Abstract: Asthma exacerbations account for significant morbidity and contribute a disproportionate amount to the cost of asthma management. In the UK, £58.3million/year is spent on emergency care for asthma, and there were 79,794 emergency hospital admissions in 2008-09 of which an estimated 75% were avoidable through education and awarencess of how to self-manage these events. Asthma self-management plans are fundamental to improvements in clinical outcomes for adult asthma, and are recommended as a means to promote self-management. However, a paradoxical situation exists in that, despite the Government's commitment to ensuring that everyone with a long-term condition has a personalised care plan by 2010, many asthma patients do not receive an asthma plan. In response to this, one of the authors (JF) developed a simplified and accessible self-management plan in the form of a credit card - the Zoned Asthma Action Plan (ZAAP) - which has been piloted and evaluated locally since 2002. The ZAAP card incorporates a traffic light zone response to self-care treatment options in line with current BTS/SIGN guidelines
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC581 Immunologic diseases. Allergy > RC591 Asthma
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Creators: Findlay, James, Parkes, Jackie, Ward, Alison and Richardson, Marylyn
Funders or Sponsors: Nene Commissioning
Publisher: Elsevier
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Health
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Health & Society
Date: 2 June 2012
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 220-221
Journal or Publication Title: Primary Care Respiratory Journal
Volume: 21
Number: 2
Language: English
ISSN: 1471-4418
Status: Published / Disseminated

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