Evaluation of Asthma Management Outcomes
Tamara S Al Tawisi, Ola H Samawi, Buthainah S Al Qudah, Ruba B Ayesh, Mai M Al Falahat
Scholars Academic Journal of Pharmacy
Asthma is a serious global health problem with an estimated 300 million affected individuals. Clinical manifestations of asthma can be controlled with appropriate treatment. When asthma is controlled, severe exacerbations should be rare. The goal of treatment in Asthma is to reduce inflammation and to achieve¸ total control. Treatment with anti-inflammatory drugs can, to a large extent, reverse some of these processes; however, the successful response to therapy often requires weeks to achieve
... nd, in some situations, may be incomplete. Objectives of the study: This study was performed to evaluate the outcomes of Asthma treatment amongst asthmatic patients on follow-up at King Hussein Medical Centre (KHMC) at the Royal Medical Services (RMS) in Jordan/Amman. Methods: A retrospective, observational study was designed and performed on the basis of the asthma patient medical files. The patients' medical profiles of were revised and the results were assessed according global initiative for asthma (GINA) guidelines. The collected data was analyzed by using statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22. Results: A total of 210 asthmatic patient's profiles were revised, and amongst the patient's majority (62.6%) were males and the average age of the participants was 35.1 years with standard deviation (SD) of 9.4. The most (53.3%) have been prescribed asthmatic drug combination was fluticasone propionate and salmeterol xinafoate (Seretide®) for long term asthmatic symptoms management. Amongst the asthmatic patients, 58 % had used antibacterial for their respiratory tract infections (RTIs) and urinary tract infections (UTIs). Conclusion: This study has shown that, despite the existence of an effective medication for asthma, disease control is insufficient and falls short of the accepted global guidelines.