How is the diagnosis of asthma in older people established in clinical practice?

Yates, Mark W. 2005, How is the diagnosis of asthma in older people established in clinical practice?, Medical journal of Australia, vol. 183, no. 1, pp. S44-S46.

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Title How is the diagnosis of asthma in older people established in clinical practice?
Author(s) Yates, Mark W.ORCID iD for Yates, Mark W.
Journal name Medical journal of Australia
Volume number 183
Issue number 1
Start page S44
End page S46
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company Pty. Ltd.
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, N.S.W.
Publication date 2005-07-04
ISSN 0025-729X
Summary What we need to know
• How is breathlessness perceived and defined in older people?
• What impact does breathlessness have on quality of life?
• Can history taking and physical examination be tailored to efficiently cover all the organ systems associated with
• Can a self- or carer-rated questionnaire be used to identify asthma in patients with breathlessness?
What we need to do
• Develop self- and carer-rated questionnaires that measure change in function and quality of life before and after
• Validate objective measures of physical function and airflow that are sufficiently sensitive to measure change with
• Develop a diagnostic guideline in general practice that includes measures of mood and cognitive function and
involves carers where necessary.
• Provide rehabilitation and restorative care services.
Language eng
Field of Research 111702 Aged Health Care
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Australasian Medical Publishing Company Pty. Ltd.
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