Subjective Assessment

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Subjective Assessment

A comprehensive subjective assessment will assist with the prescription of an appropriate, individualised management plan.

It can include:

Previous medical history

Respiratory – other conditions, surgery

Other conditions – cardiac, sinus, GORD, psychological issues, thyroid, diabetes

Smoking history

Urinary incontinence

Musculoskeletal pain, stiffness

History of the presenting condition

Understanding of the condition

When did symptoms start

When was bronchiectasis diagnosed

Cough frequency and nature

Sputum quantity, colour and ease of expectoration

Exacerbations over the past 12 months

Sleep affected – by cough or sputum

Medications

Respiratory, including type of devices eg MDI, Turbuhaler

Other

Hydration and humidification

Daily fluid intake

Using a nebuliser – type, name of solution

CPAP / BiPAP – humidified

Devices

Gait aids

Oxygen therapy

Exercise

Current weekly routine

Exercise tolerance

Exercise limitations

Current airway clearance routine

Techniques, prescription

Own a nebuliser – type, medication

Previous physiotherapy for bronchiectasis

Techniques

Was it effective

 

An example of a – Bronchiectasis Physiotherapy Assessment Form

An example of a patient completed assessment form – Bronchiectasis Out-Patient Registration form