Factors associated with health care professionals' choice of written asthma management plans

Ricky Norwood, John F. Meyer

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The objective of this descriptive-comparative study was to determine what factors were associated with health care professionals' choice of written asthma management plans (WAMP) for health care practice. A convenience sample of medical and nursing students and practicing health care professionals was asked to choose the preferred WAMP and give a brief explanation for the choice on the questionnaire. Comparative groups were formed based on the WAMP choice. Independent sample χ2 and content analysis were used to analyze data. Ninety-five percent (n = 192) of all survey respondents (N = 202) preferred the highly readable Global Initiative for Asthma Sample Patient Asthma Management Plan, as compared to the Veterans Administration/Department of Defense (DoD) WAMP. Major themes as to why respondents preferred the Global Initiative for Asthma WAMP include "pictures," "readability, " "user-friendliness," and "simplicity." Use of the current DoD/Veterans Health Administration WAMP within the DoD Military Health System may need to be re-evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1058-1064
Number of pages7
JournalMilitary Medicine
Volume172
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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United States Department of Veterans Affairs
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Nursing Students
Medical Students
Surveys and Questionnaires
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Factors associated with health care professionals' choice of written asthma management plans. / Norwood, Ricky; Meyer, John F.

In: Military Medicine, Vol. 172, No. 10, 01.10.2007, p. 1058-1064.

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