Asthma - Impact on client

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    • Intellectual
      • Concentration affected if worried about having attacks
      • Time off work/school if you have frequent attacks
    • Physical
      • Unhealthy - lack of exercise if it is a trigger - put on weight
      • Restricted in what you can do due to triggers
      • Rely on medication
    • Emotional
      • Relaxed knowing they have an inhaler if anything happens
      • Stressed
      • Anxious about having an asthma attack
      • Embarrassed about having inhaler or doing peak flow
    • Social
      • Withdrawn if have frequent attacks or are in hospital
      • Unable to go certain places with friends due to triggers being there


Sam Morran


A simple but effective map of the PIES relating to asthma - summarised and easy to revise from.

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