Asthma & Allergy 1TP 001PATIENT PERSPECTIVES ON SEVERE ASTHMA EPISODES: ATTACKS, FLARE‐UPS OR EXACERBATIONS?McDonald V1,2, Yorke J3,4, Niven R5, Smith A1, Gibson P11Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma and Priority Research Centre for Healthy Lungs, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, 2Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, John Hunter Hospital, New Lambton Heights, Australia, 3School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 4Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, and 5MAHSC; University of Manchester and Manchester Foundation Trust, Manchester, UKIntroduction/AimSevere asthma exacerbations are common and have major impacts on outcomes. The 2017 Lancet Asthma Commission1 called for zero‐tolerance on exacerbations and has recommended replacing the terms ‘exacerbation' or ‘flare‐up' with ‘attack'. The aim of this study was to explore patients' perspectives on episodes of severe asthma and the terminology used.MethodsSemi‐structured qualitative interviews were conducted with 14 adults with severe asthma. Interviews explored individuals' experiences with severe asthma episodes and their perspective on language used. Sampling was purposive and interviews continued until no new themes emerged. Data were analysed using a modified thematic analysis.ResultsParticipants had a mean±SD age of 59±12 years and 57% were female. Mean±SD FEV1% predicted and ACQ6 were
Respirology – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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