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Evid Based Nurs 1:117 doi:10.1136/ebn.1.4.117
  • Treatment

Review: self management education for adults with asthma improves health outcomes

Self management education v usual care for adults with asthma*

Weighted event rates
Outcomes Self management Usual care RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article. Data on duration of follow up not available.
Hospital admission 6.9% 9.7% 38% (6 to 59) 38 (20 to 382)
Unscheduled doctor visits 28.9% 37.4% 26% (10 to 39) 12 (8 to 36)
Days off work 36.6% 51.8% 25% (10 to 37) 7 (5 to 13)
Nocturnal asthma 28.8% 37.7% 30% (17 to 41) 12 (8 to 23)

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