Better Asthma Control Through Web Based Care

asthma careAccording to a recent study, asthma sufferers can be able to manage their debilitating asthma symptoms with the help of web based resources and interactivity.

In a year long study of 200 asthma patients, researchers found that web based consultations to routine asthma care helped patients to have better control on their asthma symptoms.

When compared with those who follow standard asthma care alone, those who received online help showed greater improvements in controlling asthma symptoms and were more likely to report symptom-free days in recent weeks.  The Internet program did not, however, show any effect on the frequency of asthma attacks.

Still, the findings highlight the potential for using the Web to improve asthma care, the researchers report in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Read more at Reuters



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