Evaluation and importance of different types of inhaler device in patients with chronic obstructive lung disease


ÖZTÜRK C. , Aldag Y., YILMAZ DEMİRCİ N.

TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX, vol.65, no.2, pp.69-79, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.54112
  • Title of Journal : TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-79

Abstract

Introduction: Inhaled medications are used in chronic airway disease including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and give the opportunity of low doses, lower side effects, and fast effectiveness. Inhaler devices are frequently used incorrectly by patients. Today, it is generally accepted that poor device use is one of the reasons for poor disease control and low adherence. The aim of the study was to investigate a sample of patients with COPD prescribed with inhaled medication and to evaluate the frequency and pattern of incorrect inhaler use as well as affecting factors.