Table 3

Patient outcomes one month after discharge (n=226)‡

No (%)SMPSCOR† (95% CI)p value*
SMP=self-management programme; SC=standard care.
2 test for association for categorical variables.
†Adjusted for inhaled steroid, oral steroid, hospital follow up at discharge.
‡226 patients responded to the one month post discharge questionnaire.
§ Odds ratios infinitely large.
All patients N=226(n=108)(n=118)
In the past week
    No daytime wheeze43 (19%)29 (27%)14 (12%)2.6 (1.2 to 5.3)†0.01
    No night disturbance101 (45%)59 (55%)42 (36%)2.0 (1.2 to 3.5)†0.01
    No activity limitation112 (50%)60 (56%)52 (44%)1.5 (0. 9 to 2.7)†0.12
Asthma satisfactorily explained while in hospital197 (87%)108 (100%)89 (76%)NA§0.000
Written management plan133 (59%)98 (93%)35 (30%)28.0 (12.3 to 63.8)0.000
First admission N=111(n=57)(n=54)
In the past week
    No daytime wheeze25 (22%)20 (35%)5 (9%)4.9 (1.6 to 14.7)†0.004
    No night disturbance57 (51%)36 (63%)21 (39%)2.6 (1.2 to 5.6)†0.02
    No activity limitation58 (52%)32 (56%)26 (48%)1.3 (0.6 to 2.8)†0.49
Asthma satisfactorily explained while in hospital93 (84%)57 (100%)36 (67%)NA§0.000
Written management plan75 (68%)56 (98.2%)19 (36.5%)NA§0.000
Multi admission N=115(n=51)(n=64)
In the past week
    No daytime wheeze18 (16%)9 (18%)9 (14%)1.2 (0.4 to 3.5)†0.70
    No night disturbance44 (38%)23 (45%)21 (33%)1.5 (0.2 to 9.0)†0.33
    No activity limitation54 (47%)28 (56)26 (41%)1.7 (0.8 to 3.8)†0.17
Asthma satisfactorily explained while in hospital104 (90%)51(100%)53 (84%)NA§0.000
Written management plan58 (50%)42 (84%)16 (25%)15.4 (6.0 to 39.7)0.000