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Zoned asthma action plan (Zaap) - a self-assessment tool for patients with asthma

Parkes, J., Findlay, J., Ward, A. and Richardson, M. (2012) Zoned asthma action plan (Zaap) - a self-assessment tool for patients with asthma. Invited Presentation presented to: 6th International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) World Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 25-28 April 2012. (Unpublished)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Presentation)
Abstract: Background and Aims: Developed by a local General Practitioner (GP), the Zoned Asthma Action Plan (ZAAP) card is a self-assessment tool designed to assist people diagnosed with asthma to assess and manage their own symptoms. In order to evaluate its ease of use and effectiveness, the ZAAP card was piloted over an 18 month period by two specialist respiratory nurse practitioners with 162 patients within an independent Northamptonshire GP surgery. Methods: During an initial consultation with the nurse practitioner, participants were briefed on how to use the card. In a follow-up consultation an evaluation audit questionnaire was completed to review the effectiveness of the card in assessing and managing symptoms. Results: 136 of 156 matched cases rated the participant’s condition within the same zone. 74% of participants rated their asthma level within the safe (green) zone. A higher percentage who had been using the card for a longer period of time indicated that the green zone best described their asthma symptoms. Conclusions: The findings of the audit questionnaires appear to demonstrate a clear correlation between the patient’s ability to self-assess and manage their own symptoms and the accuracy of the ZAAP card.
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: Parkes, Jackie, Findlay, James, Ward, Alison and Richardson, Marylyn
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Health
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Institute of Health and Wellbeing
Research Centres > Centre for Health Sciences and Services
Date: 2012
Date Type: Presentation
Event Title: 6th International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) World Conference
Event Dates: 25-28 April 2012
Event Location: Edinburgh, UK
Event Type: Conference
Language: English
Status: Unpublished

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