Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia
Print version ISSN 1806-3713
CERCI NETO, Alcindo; FERREIRA FILHO, Olavo Franco and BUENO, Tatiara. Brazilian examples of programs for the control of asthma. J. bras. pneumol. [online]. 2008, vol.34, n.2, pp. 103-106. ISSN 1806-3713.
The aim of this study was to determine which Brazilian programs demonstrate experience in asthma management. Data on and characteristics of those programs were obtained by electronic mail. The variables studied were related to the program itself, its patients and staff. Descriptive statistics were used in the study, which evaluated 17 programs. All programs received public funding, produced educational/training materials and had specialized physicians on staff. We concluded that the experience accumulated by all the programs can be used as one of the pillars of a national program for the control of asthma in Brazil.
Keywords : Programs; Asthma; Public health.