Asthma control: importance of compliance and inhaler technique assessments.

@article{Baddar2014AsthmaCI,
  title={Asthma control: importance of compliance and inhaler technique assessments.},
  author={Sawsan A Baddar and Balakrishnan Jayakrishnan and Omar A S Al-Rawas},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2014},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={429-34}
}
OBJECTIVES The available assessment tools to determine asthma control do not include components assessing factors that may directly affect control. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between patient compliance, inhaler technique and the level of asthma control. METHODS Scores from the Asthma Control Test, individual inhaler device checklists and a novel questionnaire on the patient's medication regimen were used to measure control, inhaler technique and compliance, respectively, in… CONTINUE READING

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