L M Osman
Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
- Indoor air quality in homes of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseLiesl M Osman
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:465-72. 2007..Less is known of the relationship of indoor air quality to respiratory health of groups vulnerable to outdoor air, such as those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
- Implementing asthma education programmes in paediatric respiratory care: settings, timing, people and evaluationLiesl M Osman
Respiratory Medicine Unit, Aberdeen Royal Hospitals and Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
Paediatr Respir Rev 5:140-6. 2004..Evaluation is also recommended for individual outcomes (clinical improvement and increase in perceived asthma control and confidence in management)...
- How do patients' views about medication affect their self-management in asthma?L M Osman
Respiratory Medicine Unit, Aberdeen Royal Hospitals Trust, Scotland, UK
Patient Educ Couns 32:S43-9. 1997..The experience of successful control by medication, in the ways that patients think are important, are most likely to influence patients in positive attitudes to medication...
- Requests for repeat medication prescriptions and frequency of acute episodes in asthma patientsL M Osman
Respiratory Medicine Unit, Aberdeen Royal Hospitals Trust, Scotland
J Asthma 36:449-57. 1999..Among patients who were low bronchodilator users, those who requested few inhaled steroid prescriptions were younger and more anxious but did not have an increased risk of acute asthma episodes...
- Symptoms, quality of life, and health service contact among young adults with mild asthmaL M Osman
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Aberdeen University and Thoracic Medicine Unit, Aberdeen Royal Hospitals Trust, Aberdeen, Scotland
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 161:498-503. 2000....
- Patient weighting of importance of asthma symptomsL M Osman
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, Scotland, UK
Thorax 56:138-42. 2001..If some asthma symptoms are more troublesome to patients than others, this may affect their contribution to outcome measures. This study was designed to assess the relative importance of common symptoms in adults with asthma...
- A randomised trial of self-management planning for adult patients admitted to hospital with acute asthmaL M Osman
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, UK
Thorax 57:869-74. 2002..There is still debate over the benefit of self-management programmes for adults with asthma. A brief self-management programme given during a hospital admission for acute asthma was tested to determine whether it would reduce readmission...
- Adult asthma review in general practice: nurses' perception of their roleR Robertson
Respiratory Unit, Aberdeen Royal Hospitals Trust Department of Medicine, University of Aberdeen, UK
Fam Pract 14:227-32. 1997..However, little is known about training of nurses carrying out reviews and how this affects the nurse role in patient management...
- Parents' quality of life and respiratory symptoms in young children with mild wheeze. EASE Study GroupL M Osman
Dept of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Scotland, UK
Eur Respir J 17:254-8. 2001..The absolute impact of child symptoms on parent quality of life varies among parents...
- Health status of professional divers and offshore oil industry workersJohn A S Ross
Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
Occup Med (Lond) 57:254-61. 2007..To compare the health status of UK professional divers and age-matched non-divers and to contrast offshore divers (OSDs) with non-offshore divers (NOSDs)...
- Home warmth and health status of COPD patientsLiesl M Osman
Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen, AB252ZP, UK
Eur J Public Health 18:399-405. 2008..Is health status of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) associated with maintaining this level of warmth in their homes?..
- Wheezy bronchitis in childhood: a distinct clinical entity with lifelong significance?Carole A Edwards
Respiratory Unit, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland
Chest 124:18-24. 2003..In this study, we reexamined these subjects 12 years later to determine whether the improved outcome of the wheezy bronchitis group had been maintained...
- Dispensing of antibiotics, antitussives and mucolytics to asthma patients: a pharmacy-based observational surveyLaurent Laforest
Pharmacoepidemiology Unit, CHU Lyon, Lyon University, Service de Neurologie, Hôpital Pierre Wertheimer, Bron, F 69677, France
Respir Med 102:57-63. 2008..Antibiotics, antitussives and mucolytics are commonly used in asthma, despite limited evidence for their effectiveness. The correlates of use for these medication classes in asthma were identified...
- Asthmatic patients' poor awareness of inadequate disease control: a pharmacy-based surveyLaurent Laforest
Universite de Lyon, France
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 98:146-52. 2007..Many asthmatic patients fail to perceive their level of disease control...
- Objective neuropsychological test performance of professional divers reporting a subjective complaint of "forgetfulness or loss of concentration"Claire L Taylor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Scand J Work Environ Health 32:310-7. 2006..The relationships between diving experience and neuropsychological test performance were small and only seen with diving techniques used in the offshore oil and gas industry...
- Results of a national asthma campaign survey of primary care in ScotlandGaylor Hoskins
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
Int J Qual Health Care 17:209-15. 2005..To identify within primary care in Scotland how far procedures for asthma review and patient education match guideline recommendations...
- True device compliance: the need to consider both competence and contrivanceVictoria K Brennan
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TH, UK
Respir Med 99:97-102. 2005..Lack of competence, particularly in the elderly, and contrivance, particularly common amongst those using holding chambers, are two important but independent impediments to effective inhaled therapy...
- GP discussion of prognosis with patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative studyJoan Halliwell
Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Goodfellow Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Br J Gen Pract 54:904-8. 2004..CONCLUSION: A number of suggested strategies can be used to facilitate discussion of prognosis with patients who have severe COPD...
- Minor illness education for parents of young childrenHelen Robbins
Moray LHC, Grampian Primary Care Trust, King Edward, Banff, UK
J Adv Nurs 44:238-47. 2003..This study examines the effect of a minor illness education programme which aimed to increase parents' confidence and knowledge in managing childhood illnesses...
- Factors influencing dispensing of psychotropic medications to patients with asthma: a community pharmacy-based surveyLaurent Laforest
Universite de Lyon, Lyon, France
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 100:230-6. 2008..To our knowledge, the use of psychotropic medications (antidepressant, anxiolytic, and hypnotic agents) in patients with asthma has not been extensively explored...