Lungs & Airways

Patient input needed for a new Cochrane Airways review on psychological treatments for young people with asthma

Skills / interests: Consumer (public, patient, carer) input

Background:

Psychological interventions may provide young people with techniques and strategies to manage psychological distress and therefore symptoms of asthma as they arise, in order to avoid exacerbations.  Such strategies include behavioural, cognitive, cognitive behavioural, relaxation, psychodynamic psychotherapy, counselling, group therapy, and family therapy. 

Objectives:

To determine the efficacy of psychological interventions in modifying health and behavioural outcomes in children and adolescents with asthma, compared with usual treatment.

 

Ideal applicant

We would like to hear from you if you have a diagnosis of asthma and you are under 18 years old. We want to know what you think of our new review. We would also welcome input from carers/parents of children with an asthma diagnosis.

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