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This page is specifically for patients who have been prescribed Relvar Ellipta. If you are not a patient please return to the public website.

How to prepare for your next appointment with your doctor or nurse

Using the PATH to good communication could help you get the most from your next appointment with your doctor or nurse.

  • Prepare. Decide what you want to talk about before your appointment. What is important to you? You may want to write down any questions or concerns.
  • Ask. Do not forget to bring your concerns or questions with you. Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor or nurse for clarification on things they’ve already told you.
  • Take Notes. During your appointment, it may be worthwhile writing down some of the answers, as it can be useful to refer back to.
  • Honesty. Your doctor or nurses are there to help and support you. Sharing your questions and concerns may help your treatment and condition.

Find support groups

Asthma Society of Ireland (ASI) is the national charity dedicated to empowering Ireland's 470,000 people with asthma to take control of their asthma by providing them and their families with information, education, services and support.

COPD Support Ireland is a charity that supports people living with chronic obstruvtive pulmonary disease (COPD). Ireland's only national COPD support and advocacy body, COPD Support Ireland bring together local support groups from around the country, to help those living with, and caring for someone with COPD. COPD Support Ireland was founded in 2013 by patients working with the support of the Irish Thoracic Society, COPD National Clinical Programme, and health care professionals.

Self-monitoring your condition

The Asthma Control Test™ or ACT is a simple self-evaluation tool for asthma sufferers over the age of 12 to help you determine the level of control you have over your asthma.[1]
The COPD Assessment Test or CAT is a self-evaluation questionnaire for people with COPD and is designed to measure the impact of COPD on a person’s life, and how this changes over time with repeated tests.[2]

References:

  1. http://www.asthmacontroltest.com/Europe/Ireland/en. Last accessed: January 2019
  2. http://www.catestonline.org. Last accessed: January 2019

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