Asthma is a major health problems and an extensive burden for the patient and the health care system. Patient education has been recommended, but the influence on knowledge and health outcomes is not fully examined. Poor awareness and knowledge among the patients can influence the progression of asthma. To conduct a study on asthmatic patients for the assessment of knowledge about asthma. It was a non experimental (observational) prospective and cross sectional study done in outpatient department of pulmonology, Amrita Institute of Medical science. Standardized patient data collection form was included. Disease and Medication knowledge assessment form was used to assess the knowledge about their disease and medication. Out of 90 patient's the female to male ratio was 3:2. Most of the patients had school level studies (63.33%). Most of them had satisfactory disease knowledge (50%) and poor medication knowledge(72.22%).From this study we identified that the disease knowledge and medication knowledge among the bronchial asthma patients are relatively low. The influence of clinical pharmacist can produce a significant improvement in quality of life, knowledge of the asthma patients.
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M. Vijiayan, Roshni, P. R., Reghu, R., K. Gopinath, K., and John, G., “Study for the assessment of knowledge of patients with asthma”, Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, vol. 7, pp. 993-999, 2016.