Research where it is most needed:

Beasley, R.

5 November, 2015

Presentation to Respiratory Conference New Zealand November 2015

Improving inhaler technique and adherence: a complex problem in practice:

Bosnic-Anticevic, S.

5 November, 2015

The role of medications in the management of asthma is central to good asthma control, and this is reflected in asthma management guidelines globally. However, when it comes to the management of asthma medicine use in practice, there are significant issues associated with the inappropriate use of inhaled medications.

Stepping up for Māori: the Asthma Foundation Māori Engagement Strategy:

Ingham, T and Davies, C.

5 November, 2015

Presentation to Respiratory Conference New Zealand November 2015

Stepping outside the comfort zone: new ways of engaging with Māori and delivering asthma messages:

Jones, B., Walters, L., Maiava, V., Nathan, M.

5 November, 2015

This Māori Engagement Project used a participatory action research (PAR) methodology within a kaupapa Māori research (KMR) framework. Māori nurses from three regions were chosen as asthma nurse champions to drive the research and develop innovations. Presented to Respiratory Conference New Zealand, November 2015

β-2 agonists: mind the gap:

Jurgens, K.

5 November, 2015

The first step in asthma treatment is prescription of Ventolin, a β-2 agonist. Access to this drug is currently by prescription only in New Zealand, but not in Australia and some other countries. Kirk examines both approaches in order to encourage serious contemplation of how we think about asthma and the medications we use to control it.

Health, happiness and community:

McNaughton, A

5 November, 2015

The Sing Your Lungs Out study has looked at the impact that participation in a community singing group has on the respiratory function and health of patients with COPD. Presented to the Respiratory Conference New Zealand in November 2015

Integrated respiratory services in Canterbury:

Callahan, D

5 November, 2015

Presentation to Respiratory Conference New Zealand November 2015.

Regulating the sale of tobacco in New Zealand: A qualitative analysis of retailers’ views and implications for advocacy:

Robertson, L., Marsh, L., Hoek, J., McGee, R., & Egan, R.

17 August, 2015

In contrast to claims made by industry-related organisations, a proposed licensing policy is unlikely to be met with blanket opposition from tobacco retailers. Advocacy efforts may garner more support for tobacco retail policies if the purpose of policies was framed in terms of protecting young people from smoking.

He maramatanga huango: Asthma health literacy for Maori children in New Zealand:

Jones, B., & Ingham, T.

21 July, 2015

This report presents findings of the He Māramatanga Huangō (Understanding Asthma) research project commissioned from the University of Otago by the Ministry of Health and the Asthma Foundation of New Zealand.

Green Prescription patient survey:

Ministry of Health.

30 June, 2015

A Green Prescription (GRx) is a health professional’s written advice to a patient to be physically active, as part of the patient’s health management. It’s a smart and cost-effective way to help people stay healthy.