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Left in the dark about asthma: Older asthma patients are often unaware of their potentially fatal condition and how to manage it effectively until a severe attack strikes, say Elaine Carnegie and Angela Jones

  THE PREVALENCE of asthma in older people in developed countries has been estimated at between 6 and 10 per cent of the population (Cardona et al 2011). The proportion of the overall number of asthma deaths in the over-65s remains high – 75 per cent; and approximately 10 per cent of all asthma-related hospital admissions are of people in this age group. This burden of disease in older people leads to general questions about their care. So Asthma UK, with a group of volunteers aged over 60, consulted other older people with asthma to explore the issue

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 2013

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    RCN Publishing Ltd.

  • DOI:

    10.7748/nop2013.11.25.9.11.s14

  • Cross Ref:

    10.7748/nop2013.11.25.9.11.s14

  • ISSN:

    1472-0795

  • Library of Congress:

    RT Nursing

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    616.2 Respiratory diseases

Citation

Carnegie, E., & Jones, A. (2013). Left in the dark about asthma: Older asthma patients are often unaware of their potentially fatal condition and how to manage it effectively until a severe attack strikes, say Elaine Carnegie and Angela Jones. Nursing Older People, 25(9), 11-11. https://doi.org/10.7748/nop2013.11.25.9.11.s14

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Keywords

Asthma, older generation, ageing,

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