Asthma: Introduction

Asthma is estimated to affect 2.5 million Canadians, with prevalence slightly higher among females.[1]

Home telehealth is used to help people with asthma reduce their symptoms and improve their self-management ability.  Patients can use home telehealth devices to transmit information about their health status to providers or an automated system.  The feedback that they receive assists them in determining when to adjust medication doses or testing frequency.

[1]Statistics Canada, 2011. “Asthma, by sex, provinces and territories.” Accessed 2012-08-22 at

  1. Key Messages
  2. Scope of Literature
  3. Intervention Design and Implementation
  4. Outcomes
  5. Works Cited
  6. Master Tables


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