The use of social marketing strategies and adult education principles to improve asthma self management in older people. [ 2009 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Prof SC Jones; Prof A Worsley; Mrs CM Saunders; Ms R White; Mr GT Smith; Mrs M Goldman; Prof D Iverson

Brief description Asthma is estimated to affect up to 10 per cent of people aged 65+ some of whom experience the condition for the first time later in life. Mortality rates from asthma in Australia are highest in the older population and statistics show that older people are most likely to be admitted to hospital following attendance at an Emergency Department for asthma. Older people lack awareness about asthma, often manage it poorly, and their health related quality of life is impacted by asthma. There is disparity in asthma information, management and service provision targeted specifically to the needs of the elderly. This project will provide much-needed evidence on the effectiveness of carefully researched and targeted programs for older asthmatics.

Funding Amount $355,238

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