Paper Information

Journal:   AVICENNA JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE (SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF HAMADAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES)   Fall 2002 , Volume 9 , Number 3 (SN 25); Page(s) 31 To 36.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION THE RATE OF CORRECT USE OF A METERED DOSE INHALER IN PATIENTS WITH OBSTRUCTIVE LUNG DISEASES IN EKBATAN HOSPITAL OF HAMADAN

 
 
Author(s):  NADI E.*, ZERAATI F., BEYG MORADI A.
 
* Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences & Health Services, Hamadan, Iran
 
Abstract: 

The aim of this study was to determine the rate of correct use of Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs) in patients with obstructive lung disease receiving hospital visits by internist, who checked their inhaler technique. MDIs are a convenient and popular way to administer medication (as first line drug) for life threatening asthmatic attack. Multiple studies in industrialized countries have shown that more than 50% of patients using inhalers don't use proper technique.
This is a descriptive cross-sectional research. A detailed acceptable/ un acceptable check-off list was used with 246 patients to evaluate their inhaler technique. Patients with poor technique were given instructions. Only 2.8% of patients using MDIs were rated acceptable with the detailed check list. Technique was markedly better with spacers. All patients (100%) had proper technique with spacers.
According to the results, improper inhaler technique in the study group was more common than several study groups in industrialized countries.

 
Keyword(s): AEROSOLS, LUNG DISEASE, OBSTRUCTIVE, NEBULIZERS AND VAPORIZERS - UTILIZATION
 
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