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Table 4 Types of Personalised Asthma Action Plans issued, reviewed and owned by study group

From: The ‘vicious cycle’ of personalised asthma action plan implementation in primary care: a qualitative study of patients and health professionals’ views

Study group Type of Personalised Asthma Action Plans
  Owned by patient(s) Issued or reviewed by professionals
1 Peak flow based ‘wee handbook’ - type unknown. Patient could not recall and did not recognise it from the interviewer selection. NHS symptom management plans
Asthma UK plans
2 Local NHS long term management plan Hand written on ‘bits of paper’
NHS short and long term management plans
Asthma UK plan Asthma UK plans
3 Postcard sized peak flow plan – source unknown as no publisher details shown on plan Asthma UK plans
NHS symptom and long term management plans
Handwritten plans
4 Desmond Dragon children’s plan Hand written on note paper
NHS short term management plans
Asthma UK plans
5 Asthma UK plan Asthma UK plans
Other Not applicable Handwritten on ‘bits of paper’ or on patient prescriptions
Asthma UK plans
Drug company asthma plans
NHS local asthma plans (long term management)
  Across study groups 1–6
Written plans owned by patients: Written plans issued by professionals*:
Type unknown = 1 Handwritten (6 participants from 4 study groups) on paper (n = 4) or prescriptions (n = 2)
Peak flow based postcard type = 1 Asthma UK plans - 9 participants across all groups
NHS long-term management = 1 NHS asthma plans short, long-term or symptom management - 6 participants from 5 groups
Asthma UK plan = 2 Drug company plan - 1 participant from 1 group
Desmond Dragon = 1 *some professionals gave multiple answers