The Importance of Inhaler Technique in Measuring and Calculating Inhaler Adherence, and its Clinical Outcomes

Imran Sulaiman
Depending on the population studied, cross-sectional observational studies suggest that between 14%-90% of patients do not use their pressurized metered dose inhaler correctly, while 50-60% misuse a dry powder inhaler. This means that unless incorrect technique is acounted for a significant underestimation of how much medication the person actually obtained may be made. The aim of this thesis was to objectively determine the frequency and importance of inhaler technique errors and to combine these with...
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