Hiba Rabie Mohammed1 * and Mark Williams E2
1Department of Family Medicine, University of South Wales, UK 2 Department of Cardiopulmonary Science, University of South Wales, UKFulltext PDF
Background: Asthma is a chronic disease that has a great burden on individual and community health. Institutions around the world have developed guidelines to standardize asthma management and improve asthmatic patients’ quality of life. Objective: The aim of this study is to review studies that assessed the physicians’ knowledge, practice and attitude toward asthma guidelines and which aspects of asthma management are the most deficient. Method: A narrative literature review of 25 studies done to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and compliance of physicians to asthma guidelines in the last 10 years from different countries around the world in different health care settings and specialties. Results: Most of the physicians did not follow the guidelines for asthma with some variations observed in practices. Conclusion: Lack of Knowledge of the guideline may be the most important barrier for guidelines adherence encountered in most of the studies reviewed resulting in poor asthma control.
Asthma; Guidelines; Physicians; Barrier; Adherence; Compliance; Knowledge
Mohammed HR, Mark Williams E. Physicians’ Compliance with Asthma Management Guidelines: A Literature Review. Am J Allergy Asthma Immunol Res. 2021; 1(1): 1002..