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For the first time, an international survey identifies key issues related to treatment. The results for France are clear: the adverse effects of treatment combined with a lack of communication between patients and physicians are limiting the effectiveness of care.
The GAPP Survey (Global For the first time, an international survey identifies key issues related to treatment. The results for France are clear: the adverse effects of treatment combined with a lack of communication between patients and physicians are limiting the effectiveness of care. The GAPP Survey (Global Asthma Physician and Patient – International survey on the attitudes of physicians and patients about asthma) was conducted in 16 countries to explore the attitudes and treatment practices the ‘asthma, both in terms of doctors and patients. Three key areas have been screened in this study: adverse reactions to drugs, treatment compliance and patient education. Differences medical patients The results of the GAPP Survey for France are clear, highlighting two main obstacles to effective management: lack of communication between physicians and their patients and the occurrence of adverse reactions related to treatment with inhaled corticosteroids.
* Patients and doctors: misunderstandings persist
* Patients and doctors have differing opinions on information about adverse reactions:
* More than half of patients following their treatment, claiming he never spoke of adverse short-term (63%) and long (60%) with their doctor.
* However, 87% of physicians said they sometimes or always speak of adverse short-term and 32% said they sometimes or always speak of adverse long-term.
* The perception of patient education in practice varies considerably
* 62% of doctors say spent more than a quarter of the time from consultation to discuss techniques to ensure the success of treatment, against only 23% of patients.
* 26% of physicians state that they offer to their patients during consultations in the office, keep a daily log of symptoms, while only 7% of patients reported having such a conversation with their doctor.
* The occurrence of side effects influence adherence to treatment:
* 21% of patients having undergone anti-asthma report having been victims of adverse short-term and 11% of adverse long-term.
* Patients who experienced adverse events were 50% report that they have considered reducing the dosage, and 29% said they have reduced. The survey results Gapp provide unique insights into the current state of asthma in France, both in terms of doctors that adult patients. In addition to caring for adults, the investigation Gapp was also interested in treating children with asthma. The results confirm the need to improve both the safety of proposed treatments and information for parents. Asthma Physician and Patient – International survey on the attitudes of physicians and patients about asthma) was conducted in 16 countries to explore the attitudes and treatment practices the ‘asthma, both in terms of doctors and patients. Three key areas have been screened in this study: adverse reactions to drugs, treatment compliance and patient education. (more…)

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