oa South African Family Practice - The 5 x 5 plan for asthma control : the green route to asthma control : review

Volume 57, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Apart from medication to control asthmatic inflammation, the education of patients and parents is the most important therapeutic step in achieving asthma control and normal life. This is a critical, but sadly often neglected, activity. It can be stated with certainty that an asthmatic who does not know the information outlined in this paper will never be free of asthma symptoms. Education is important at every visit, and is not time consuming or difficult to perform. This plan is easy to remember and use.

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