Description: My Asthma Diary is a helpful self-management tool developed by Lung Sask. Patients can use the asthma diary to record their information, symptoms, medication use, peak flow meter readings, and asthma triggers.
Decision Support Guidance
Who might use this tool?
- Families and caregivers
- Although intended for patients and their caregivers, some health care providers use this tool in their practice.
When might they use this tool?
- When a patient is newly diagnosed
- When there has been a change in asthma medications
- When there has been a change in environment
- When patients are unsure of their asthma triggers
- When patients are unsure of their level of asthma control
Why might they use this tool?
- To help track asthma symptoms, determine triggers and to recognize asthma control
What are important considerations when using this tool?
- This tool provides space for the patient to record their symptoms, but this is subjective to the patient
- It is optimal for this tool to be used consitently and properly
LHF has developed the Tool descriptions and Decision Support Guidance with support from Tool authors, and a team of clinical- and research-based experts. If you would like to submit proposed revisions to a Tool, please reach out to us via the “Connect With Us” banner on the Toolkit homepage.