Nurse consults benefit asthmatics

The study found young people gained more from a consultation with the practice nurse after being given preconsultation guidance.

An expert panel consisting of young people with asthma, a consultant child psychologist, an academic GP, a practice nurse, a health psychologist and a professor of children’s nursing developed the guide. The guide was used on a sample of eight young people, aged 13–18 years with asthma.

Previous studies have shown young people feel intimidated and do not feel they are involved in conversations with GPs and practice