Older adults with asthma treated with a self-management, customized support intervention had improved quality of life, more effective inhaler technique, greater medication compliance, and better control of their asthma, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

This randomized clinical trial included 391 adults aged ?60 years with uncontrolled, persistent asthma. Participants were randomly assigned to intervention at home, in a clinic, or usual care (control).

The intervention groups had better scores on the Asthma Control Test than controls, with a 3-month difference of 1.2, a 6-month difference of 1.0, and a 12-month difference of 0.6.