Asthma Survey

  • Tick box - largeThe Asthma Foundation is committed to understanding and championing the needs of people with asthma. We know that credible asthma information is highly sought after but often difficult to find. We believe a key role of the Foundation is to provide the community with up to date information on asthma and its management.

     

    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research study the needs and attitudes of people with asthma 

    The Asthma Foundation commissioned the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research to undertake the largest ever study into the needs and attitudes of people with asthma in NSW. Around 700 people participated in the study. We learnt that poor asthma control is a problem for many people in NSW, and were surprised to discover that even people taking regular ‘preventer’ medications had poorly controlled asthma. View our results to find out more:

     

     


    For health professionals - what we learnt about the needs of your patients

    The following downloadable resource ‘Information for health professionals’ highlights key findings from the survey, and shows how asthma actually affects the lives of people living with the condition.

    It takes a look at:

    • Factors which are contributing to poor asthma control
    • The impact poor asthma control has on people’s lives
    • Problems which interfere with asthma management
    • The impact of poor asthma control on health care utilisation in NSW?
    • Where people with asthma obtain their information?


    Download fact sheet for health professionals

     

    Please refer your patients to the Asthma Foundation’s website, email newsletter ‘onAIR’ and the Asthma Information Line on 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462), to assist them in better understanding the nature of the condition, and how they can best manage it to lead a full and active life.

Please let us know which state you are in so we can provide you with the most relevant information: