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Title: Exacerbations of severe asthma : psychosocial predictors and the impact of a nurse-led clinic
Author: Pooler, Alison
ISNI:       0000 0004 2675 9613
Current Institution: Keele University
Date of Award: 2009
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There is considerable evidence to support the notion that people's medical conditions do not exist in a vacuum, but are influenced by psychological and social factors (Partridge & Johnstone, 1989). These factors are related to both the cause and progress of the disease. There are a limited number of drugs that patients with severe asthma can take, and the resultant side effects are both physiological and psychological due to the high dosages required. Alternate management approaches need to be identified for this group of people with severe asthma and it is hoped that this research project helps to highlight these and encourage further research into the social and psychological aspects of asthma management.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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