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 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.54112
  • Journal Name: TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-79
  • Keywords: Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, inhaler device, compliance, inhaler technique, METERED-DOSE INHALER, DRY POWDER INHALERS, MEDICAL PERSONNELS KNOWLEDGE, PULMONARY-DISEASE, INHALATION TECHNIQUE, PROPER USE, COPD, ASTHMA, PREFERENCE, EDUCATION
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

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.