How to develop and test behavioural interventions and the potential impact of changing behaviours in patients with asthma

Presentation reviewing the most recent advances in how to develop and test behavioural interventions, with an emphasis on new frameworks which have been proposed. These are then discussed in terms of two research streams in adult patients with asthma which have used these frameworks. The first stream has culminated in a behavioural randomized controlled trial assessing a structure exercise intervention (66 patients randomised to exercise or usual care). The second stream describes the development and impact of a behavioural weight management intervention (20 patients all undergoing a version of the intervention).

Enablers of Physician Prescription of a Long-Term Asthma Controller in Patients with Persistent Asthma

This study aimed to identify key enablers of physician prescription of a long-term controller in patients with persistent asthma. We concluded that tools and training to improve physician knowledge, skills, and perception towards long-term ICS and resources that increase patient adherence and physician comfort to facilitate long-term ICS prescription should be considered as targets for implementation. Can-Change members Dr Kim Lavoie and Dr. Simon Bacon contributed to this article.